Move and NAR File Suit Against Zillow and Samuelson

Posted on 03-17-2014

Complaint details misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information

Mar 17, 2014

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Move, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOVE), an online leader in real estate, today filed a lawsuit against Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ:Z) and Errol Samuelson in the Superior Court of King County, Washington for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and misappropriation of trade secrets among others actions. The National Association of REALTORS and its subsidiary Realtors Information Network, Inc. joined as plaintiffs in the suit.

“At Move, we take our trade secrets and intellectual property extremely seriously as a valuable asset in our competitive position in the marketplace,” said Steve Berkowitz, CEO of Move.  “We take action in cases in which we believe our trade secrets have been compromised. We have raised this matter for the courts and believe that the matter will be resolved judiciously.”

About Move, Inc.

Move, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOVE), a leader in online real estate, operates:  realtor.com®, the official website of the National Association of REALTORS®; Move.com, a leading destination for new homes and rental listings, moving, home and garden, and home finance; ListHub™, the leading syndicator of real estate listings; Moving.com™; SeniorHousingNet; SocialBios; Doorsteps®; TigerLead® Top Producer® Systems and FiveStreet.  Move is based in San Jose, California.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including information about management’s view of Move’s future expectations, plans and prospects, within the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the results of Move, its subsidiaries, divisions and concepts to be materially different from those expressed or implied in such statements. These risk factors and others are included from time to time in documents Move files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to, its Form 10-Ks, Form 10-Qs and Form 8-Ks. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on Move’s future results. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date hereof. Move cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Finally, Move expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

SOURCE Move, Inc.

For further information: Alison Schwartz, +1-415-254-1355, Alison.schwartz@move.com

VA Home Loans Will Resume for Water Catchment Systems in Hawaii

Posted on 02-21-2014

The Hawaii Association of REALTORS® (HAR) commends the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for its announcement that it will resume guaranteeing home loans for veterans seeking to purchase rainwater catchment properties in Hawaiʻi.

“For several years, HAR has been working with local and Washington, D.C. representatives on finding a solution to a gap group of veterans that have been denied VA loans based on rainwater catchment systems,” said HAR President Trudy Nishihara. “We applaud the efforts by representatives in Washington, D.C., local governmental representatives, and the VA for coming to a resolution that provides an approval process and resuming the home loan guaranty program.”

Since 2011, veterans in Hawaiʻi have been unable to take advantage of VA benefits to purchase homes or refinance existing loans on homes served by rainwater catchment systems.

VA policy and details may be viewed here.

 

 

Leaders by Land ... and Sea

Posted on 02-14-2014

susan pov day on the bay

“It’s not about the power, it’s all about the timing.”  -Tracy Lewis, CE Instructor/Paddling Coach

Aloha 2014 HIR Leaders!

Thank you to those who attended Last week’s Leadership Training.  We had a great day both in and out of the “classroom” and those who joined us on the water were able to experience in a unique vantage point of Hilo’s Real Estate.  Your participation and volunteerism either at the committee level or as an Officer or Director is greatly appreciated.

 

If you would like to learn more about Association Leadership, please join other members of our association who have completed a FREE self-study course offered through the National Association of REALTORS®.  You can learn more about this opportunity here:

 

http://www.realtor.org/courses/realtors-excelling-in-association-leadership-real

 

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If you’re a REALTOR® looking for an introduction to getting involved in your local or state REALTOR® association, this is the course for you!

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This online course covers the following areas:

  • Real Estate Issues and Trends
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IMPORTANT Notice from the Real Estate Commission: License Renewal & CE Requirement

Posted on 02-03-2014

 STATE OF HAWAII

REAL ESTATE BRANCH

PROFESSIONAL AND VOCATIONAL LICENSING DIVISION DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS KING KALAKAUA BUILDING

335 MERCHANT STREET, ROOM 333 | HONOLULU, HAWAII 96813 http://www.hawaii.gov/hirec February 2014

REAL ESTATE COMMISSION INFORMATIONAL NOTICE

NEW LICENSE APPLICANTS, LICENSE RENEWAL AND CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT

All real estate licenses must be renewed by the renewal application deadline, November 30, 2014.  All real estate licenses expire at the end of each even-numbered year, regardless of the initial date of licensure.   Submission of a complete renewal application, payment of fees, and for active licensees, completion of continuing education courses, are required by the renewal application deadline to ensure the successful renewal of licenses before January 1, 2015.  Licenses not successfully renewed will be considered forfeited as of January 1, 2015 and the licensee will not be able to conduct real estate activity or receive compensation.

If you are renewing your license on an active status, you must fulfill the mandatory continuing education requirement prior to submitting your renewal application.  For a new salesperson licensee with a new license issued in 2014, see below – SALESPERSON APPLICANTS and SALESPERSON LICENSEES. If you are not able to complete the continuing education requirement, your license may be renewed on an inactive status and you may not conduct real estate activity or receive compensation.  There is a $25.00 fee to change from inactive status to active status, in addition to completion of the continuing education requirement.

SALESPERSON APPLICANTS and SALESPERSON LICENSEES:

•      If you apply for a new salesperson license before the end of 2014, you will have to pay license fees twice in 2014.  In addition to the fees you pay for your new license, you will have to pay renewal fees to renew your license by November 30, 2014.  Fees are not prorated and basically cover the cost of processing, reviewing, and decision on the application.

•      All salesperson licensees must complete the continuing education requirement prior to the renewal application deadline to successfully renew on an active status, unless you were issued a new salesperson license during calendar year 2014 and renew your license by November 30,

2014.   If you were issued a new salesperson license in calendar year 2014 and renew your license  by  the  renewal  application  deadline,  you  will  be  deemed  to  have  completed  the equivalent to the continuing education requirement and will not have to complete the continuing education requirement for this license renewal.

•      If your new salesperson license application deadline is on or after December 31, 2014 and you do not desire to be licensed as a salesperson in 2014, and the licensing renewal application period is in effect, you may submit your complete salesperson license application during the renewal application period and request that your new salesperson license be effective January 1, 2015.  Please call for specific information on this procedure.  The aforementioned continuing education equivalency will not be applicable if licensed in calendar year 2015.

BROKER APPLICANTS and BROKER LICENSEES:

•     All broker applicants and broker licensees must complete the continuing education requirement prior to the renewal application deadline in order to successfully renew their salesperson or broker license on an active status.

•     If your broker license application deadline is on or after December 31, 2014, and you do not desire to be licensed as a broker in 2014, and you received the renewal application for your salesperson license, you may submit your complete broker license application during the renewal application period (must be received by November 30, 2014) and request that your salesperson license not be renewed and the new broker license be effective January 1, 2015. This procedure does not excuse completion of continuing education requirements for active licensees. Please call for specific information on this procedure.

For   more   information,   please   contact   our   office   at   586-2643,   or   visit   our   website   at www.hawaii.gov/hirec.

 THE LAW DOES NOT PROVIDE FOR: PRORATION OF FEES OR REFUND OR CREDIT OF FEES PAID; EXTENSION OF TIME TO APPLY FOR LICENSE; EXTENSION OF TIME TO RENEW A LICENSE.

 This material can be made available for individuals with special needs. Please call the Senior Real Estate Specialist at 586-2643 to submit your request.

Posting Your Address is the LAW!

Posted on 01-17-2014

For more information on Hawai’i County Code CLICK HERE
Article 14 section 79

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