How to Safeguard Your HUD Software – And Protect Clients from Identity Theft

You store sensitive information about your clients, ranging from Social Security numbers to credit information. You need that information to complete the HUD closing statement but you also need to protect it from unauthorized viewing. Here are a few tips on how to make Easy HUD even more secure against…

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Three Years Later: Why Are You Still Using Non-Compliant Title Closing Software?

The 2010 RESPA Final Rule made one big change to real estate transactions: the GFE-HUD comparison. If you are still using old, non-compliant software you are at best wasting a lot of time preparing comparisons between the Good Faith Estimate and the HUD 1 settlement sheet, and at worst flat…

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Bad Faith Estimates: How RESPA Software Saves Your Real Estate Firm Money

One of the core changes RESPA made to the home purchase process was the GFE, or Good Faith Estimate, which gives an idea of how much the buyer and seller will have to pay out of pocket. The GFE is only an estimate and the final charges may differ from…

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How You Can Itemize Charges On the HUD 1 Statement

Technically brokers aren’t allowed to itemize charges on the HUD 1 anymore. While this rule was enacted to protect clients, often it is the clients themselves who want the itemization. Can a broker provide itemization without violating the HUD program rules? Yes. Itemization Changes under the RESPA Final Rule The…

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What Can We Learn From The Healthcare.gov Debacle?

Both supporters and detractors of the Affordable Healthcare Act agree on one thing: the healthcare exchange website launch has been a disaster. Software developers have nightmares of product release catastrophes but it’s rare that things go this badly. As a real estate professional, you don’t want to use RESPA software…

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Best Practices for Managing 1099-S Filings with Title Closing Software

The paperwork associated with real estate closings can be overwhelming if you don’t stay on top of it. You can’t get away with putting off the HUD closing statement since you need that to close the deal, but too many real estate firms procrastinate on 1099-S filling, leaving them in…

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Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute to File Tax Forms with RESPA Software

The “death and taxes” line is overdone so we’ll just say that you can’t escape IRS filings no matter what your business is. Real estate practices might file the HUD 1 settlement statement right away but put off the important follow-up document, the 1099-S. Use Easy HUD to make 1099-S…

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Real Estate Software Education for the Busy Professional

You want to focus on your real estate business and not on paperwork. That’s why you bought HUD settlement statement software, to simplify your practice and allow you to close deals faster. We’ve made every effort to make Easy HUD as intuitive and easy to use as possible, but you…

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Price and Quality: When Is Cheap Too Cheap?

As a professional you’ve probably faced the problem of pricing. If you set your rates too high then you get no business as clients go to your less expensive competitors. If you set it too low then you are laboring for peanuts and cheating yourself out of a reasonable income.…

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Software for Real Estate Investors

With prices in many areas of the country at historical lows and starting to rise, this is an ideal time for people considering the real estate market to take the plunge as an investor. However many people are justifiably concerned about the potential for disaster considering the recent trouble in…

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How To Stay Competitive In The Real Estate Market

Real estate is one of the big “get rich quick” industries right now. People see enormous opportunities in the post-bust environment as the housing market recovers. With so much competition you need every advantage to stay at the front of the pack, regardless of whether you are a veteran agent…

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Are You Really Still Doing HUD Forms By Hand?

The 2010 RESPA Final Rule was designed to simplify HUD form processing as well as to ensure timely disclosure of full settlement costs. Simple is a relative term and real estate professionals should not be trying to complete the “simpler” HUD 1 settlement sheet by hand. Today’s real estate regulations…

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Software For Real Estate Clients

Our focus at Easy Soft is software to help real estate agents and attorneys automate and simplify their practices so they can serve their clients better. However we’re going to do something shocking–refer you to someone else’s products! Recently, as part of National Consumer Protection Week, HUD released two mobile…

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Help With RESPA Compliance

Real estate agents and attorneys have to be familiar with RESPA, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. This is the law that governs what information must be provided during a real estate transaction and professionals ignore this law at their own peril. RESPA software like Easy HUD gives you a…

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