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Do Your Real Estate Clients Know About New Lead-Based Paint Regulations?

Effective April 22, 2010, important new federal regulations went into effect regarding  how remodeling firms and contractors need to handle work done in pre-1978 housing.  Called the Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule (RRP), it requires firms and their employees to be certified by the EPA in order to do any work that disturbs lead-based paint […]

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Zillow vs. Case-Shiller – What You Need to Know

The Freakonomics blog at the New York Times made an interesting point this morning about why Zillow’s housing price-index numbers show less decline in home prices than do the widely circulated Case-Shiller numbers. The reason is that Zillow’s numbers don’t include the sales of foreclosed homes, and in some markets those make up a huge proportion […]

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