Top 10 RE-Insider Stories from the First Half of 2015

Can you believe that we’re half way through 2015 already? Before you know it, the holiday decorations will be going up and we’ll be ringing in the New Year. A lot has happened over these past few months — while inventory has remained tight, mortgage rates have started to climb from the historic lows seen in recent years, and sales are starting to pick up from the winter slump. Will these trends continue throughout the summer and fall? Only time will tell. In the meantime, we’re looking back on our top stories from the first half of the year. Here’s to savoring summer and putting off the holiday stress just a little bit longer.

1)     Zillow’s Sold Data Could Cost You

2)     California Bidding War Becomes Homebuyer’s Worst Nightmare

3)     Two California Residents Sentenced in $13 Million Loan Scam

4)     Alain Pinel and Pacific Pinnacle Face Class Action Lawsuits for Alleged Kickbacks from Fidelity’s TransactionPoint

5)     California Sees Surge of Discount Brokers and Listing Services

6)     J. Rockcliff Next on the Chopping Block to Face a Class Action Lawsuit from Using Fidelity’s TransactionPoint Program

7)     5 Mistakes That Cost Your Seller Money

8)     New Regulations Set to Impact California Homeowners

9)     Are Foreign Investors Laundering Money in U.S. Real Estate?

10)   Should You Disclose Commission Rates in Listing Contracts?

Which of these stories resonated with you the most? Do you have any favorites that didn’t make the list? Let us know!