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Please note email change

Hi All

Please update your database to reflect my updated email address as


I will be making a company change at the end of this week and this current email address will no longer be valid.

Thank You,


Rob Mehta
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CRT Presents New iPhone App at Leadership Summit : Speaking of Real Estate

CRT Presents New iPhone App at Leadership Summit : Speaking of Real Estate.

What’s the best smartphone on the market?

This is one of the most common questions fielded by NAR Chief Technology Officer Mark Lesswing. He, along with Keith Garner, vice president of NAR’s Information Technology Services, Chris McKeever, managing director, Center for REALTOR® Technology (CRT), and Rob Mehta, 2011 Liaison for Technology, presented the latest technological advanced NAR is offering members at the 2010 Leadership Summit Geek Speak and Gadget Review panel in Chicago Thursday.

Top Reasons banks are denying loans to borrowers

The lending landscape has changed quite drastically over the past several years. Practices, approvals and standards that were once widely accepted have either vanished or transformed beyond the point of recognition. Many banks, which were once extremely careless with their loan underwriting techniques and approvals, have dug themselves into a significant hole that will take many years to climb out of. Promotions such as “100% Financing” and “No Doc Loans” were both major contributors to the financial crisis banks and consumers are facing today.

Mortgage Fraud: 5 Scams to Watch For

Mortgage fraud is pervasive: An estimated $4 billion to $6 billion in annual losses result from mortgage fraud, according to FBI reports. “An entire community can be damaged by mortgage fraud,” says Rachel Dollar, a lawyer from Santa Rosa, Calif., and editor of the Mortgage Fraud Blog. Mortgage fraud can lead to a spike in foreclosures, home values plummeting, and lenders raising their rates and fees to recover losses.

The crimes are often complex, involving several parties and occurring over multiple transactions. To protect you and your clients, educate yourself about mortgage fraud and be on guard for any warning signs in a transaction. Read more here.

Senate approves home tax credit extension – Politics- msnbc.com

WASHINGTON – The Senate on Wednesday approved a plan to give homebuyers an extra three months to finish qualifying for federal tax incentives that boosted home sales this spring.

The move by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid would give buyers until Sept. 30 to complete their purchases and qualify for tax credits of up to $8,000. Under the current terms, buyers had until April 30 to get a signed sales contract and until June 30 to complete the sale. Read more by clicking the link below.

Senate approves home tax credit extension – Politics- msnbc.com.

Rob Mehta named NAR President’s Liason for Technology

Rob Mehta was recently appointed by incoming National Association of REALTORS president Ron Phipps, as Liason to NAR’s Technology Group. Rob will be responsible for reporting to NAR’s executive committee regarding tech issues in the industry as well as issues facing consumers. Rob, who is no stranger to NAR, also serves on the Global Business Alliance Committee, and has also served on the Risk Management Committee. He also is also currently serving on the Board of Directors for the National Association of REALTORS.