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Rejected for a Loan Because of your Child's Student Debt?

Help! I found the perfect house. My husband and I make enough money to afford it, but we got turned down for the loan because we cosigned for our child's student loans. The loans are deferred while our child is in school, so we can't prove that the they are paying their loans off.Now what? This is a common problem

New for NYC and Long Island Agents: Your Listings on

What is From their website: is the #1 Chinese-language real estate search engine for NYC and Long Island. We focus on connecting NYC real estate agents with Chinese-speaking buyers and sellers, both here in the USA and abroad. What are the benefits? Your listings

MLS of Choice FAQs

All spring, you've been hearing from us about MLS of Choice. Now that it's less than a week away, we've been getting some questions from members What does the rule say?Currently, MLSs may assess fees to participating brokers based on the number of agents in their office, whether or not those agents want to join their broker's MLS. This can include fines

Write for NY State MLS

Want to be Featured on Our Website and Social Media?NY State MLS is currently looking for guest bloggers! Submit your article for a chance to be promoted on our blog and to our social channels. We're looking for original content that's helpful to your fellow real estate professionals or potential home buyers and sellers, 500-1,000 words.Have an idea? Check out our current

Will They or Won't They? 5 Top Takeaways from the FTC Real Estate Workshop

1. The Gang's All Here No one wanted to miss this meeting. The National Association of Realtors had a large contingency. All industry consultants were present, as well as the council on Multiple Listing Service staff and attorneys. Many executives from the biggest multiple listing services in the country came out to see how this would affect them. The press was there as well, led by Brad

How To Fight Your Assessment To Lower Your Taxes

You've opened your mail to find a fun surprise from your local assessor: a new assessment on your property. One that's significantly higher than last year. You may be wondering how this happens. How will it affect your tax bill? What can you do about it?The first step is understanding what exactly an assessment is. The Assessed Market Value is the value of the property based on recent sales

New Feature: Drip Emails are Here!

Our new Drip Emails feature is seamlessly integrated into our listings search experience. Follow three simple steps to start your first drip email campaign: First, start a new search. Enter your client's price range, desired property type, the area they'd like to live, and any other specifications. Click

How to Navigate Consumer Sites

If you're listing your home or searching for a new one, chances are you've used at least one of these sites. We've created a guide with everything you need to know about the differences between the three. There are hundreds of consumer search sites on the internet, covering every niche of the real estate industry.

How To Transition From Your Old Home To Your New Home

You've accepted an offer on your home - congratulations! If you haven't found your new home, what do you do next? This is a dilemma we see all the time. You may be moving because of work, or to a bigger or smaller home, or different school district, and finding your new home has been tough in a tight sellers market. Maybe you are building a new home that isn't quite ready