Thu.Jan 21, 2021

Housing starts hit highest pace since 2006

Housing Wire

Single-family housing starts ended 2020 on a high note, rising 12% in December to a 1.338 million unit pace – the highest pace since 2006, according to the Census Bureau. That’s up 27.8%

What Experts Are Saying about the 2021 Job Market

Keeping Current Matters

Earlier this month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their most recent Jobs Report. The report revealed that the economy lost 140,000 jobs in December. That’s a devastating number and dramatically impacts those households that lost a source of income.


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Mortgage rates hold steady at 2.77%

Housing Wire

The average mortgage rate for a 30-year fixed loan fell two basis points last week to 2.77%, according to Freddie Mac ’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey. Now 12 basis points above the record low set Jan. 7 , rates more closely resemble those seen over two months ago.

New Zillow Rental Policy Could Cost Industry ‘Tens of Millions of Dollars’

RIS Media

Last year, Zillow announced the launch of its own brokerage: Zillow Homes. Due to this, starting this year, rental listings syndicated through the MLS are no longer feeding directly to Zillow.

Biden appoints new HUD chief of staff

Housing Wire

After his inauguration Wednesday, President Joe Biden swore in Jenn Jones as the new chief of staff for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Jones will replace former HUD Chief of Staff Andrew Hughes.

The tables have turned: Zillow being sued for violating antitrust law

The American Genius for Real Estate

(REAL ESTATE CORPORATE) A Vermont real estate company is bringing a lawsuit against Zillow for violating antitrust laws. Will it be enough to slow the real estate giant? The post The tables have turned: Zillow being sued for violating antitrust law appeared first on The American Genius Real Estate.

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Women Leaders in Virtual Real Estate

RIS Media

This article first appeared in Real Estate magazine’s special-edition Women in Real Estate issue. View the entire issue here. Women make an incredible difference in the often male-dominated real estate industry. At MyOutDesk, we know this, and we celebrate women in the field. As the No.

Purchasing a home virtually? Here are 5 tips!

Housing Wire

Purchasing a home virtually has skyrocketed in recent months. . In fact, according to a new report from real estate brokerage Redfin, a whopping 63% of last year’s buyers made at least one offer sight-unseen, never setting a single foot inside the property before putting in a bid.

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Feng Shui Staging Tips

RIS Media

If you’re looking to spice up staging strategies for your listings, you might consider incorporating some Feng Shui techniques.

2020 ends with 3.4 million loans in delinquency

Housing Wire

The final delinquency tally for December is in, with data revealing that by year’s end, 1.54 million more delinquent and 1.7 million more seriously delinquent mortgages were reported than at the start of 2020, according to a report from Black Knight.

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Coldwell Banker Around the World: January 2021

Coldwell Banker

For our inaugural Coldwell Banker Around the World blog post, we are heading to the sunny climate of Cascais, Portugal.


Notarize taps Larry D’Angelo as president and chief commercial officer

Housing Wire

This article originally appeared in FinLedger , HousingWire’s sister-publication focused on Fintech. Notarize has tapped Larry D’Angelo as its first president and chief commercial officer, the company announced on Thursday.

Realty ONE Group a ‘Fastest-Growing Franchise’

RIS Media

Realty ONE Group recently announced they were once again named to Entrepreneur magazine’s 42nd Annual Franchise 500® , breaking into the top 100 fastest-growing franchises in the U.S. in this year’s ranking.

Real Estate Demo Day: Keeping Current Matters

Housing Wire

KCM Membership. Keeping Current Matters is the go-to source for real estate agents looking to simplify the market and maximize their marketing.

Housing Starts: Strong Year-End Numbers Don’t Mean There Aren’t Risks Ahead

RIS Media

Housing starts increased 5.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.67 million units, according to the latest report from the Commerce Department.

Real Estate Demo Day: Century21

Housing Wire attracts nearly 3 million users each month and generates about 500K leads for our franchisees.

Fastest-Growing Communities as Canadians Leave Big Cities


Image: shipfactory / Canada’s smaller cities are experiencing a significant boom as people flock to communities outside of the country’s larger urban areas, according to recent information released by Statistics Canada.

Startup profile: Propy

Housing Wire

Taken from the December/January issue of HousingWire Magazine, Propy is making its splash in the real estate transaction process.


Best programs for getting a mortgage with a disability in 2021

The Mortgage Report

Learn about grants and home loans for disabled individuals that can make it easier and more affordable to buy your own home. Buying a home Mortgage Products

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Real Estate Demo Day: Chime

Housing Wire

Chime Technologies’ AI Assistant. The AI Assistant is the industry’s first AI Chatbot built on Google’s machine learning technology. The AI Assistant is saving agents time and effort while simultaneously carrying on hundreds of conversations with leads.

Stimulus 2021: What You and Your Clients Need to Know

RIS Media

Finding a way to balance expenses, salaries and all the other costs associated with being a real estate agent during uncertain times can be difficult. Luckily, you may be able to take advantage of some of the benefits in the recent stimulus package that was approved by Congress.

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Real Estate Demo Day: BoomTown

Housing Wire

BoomTown. BoomTown has all the tools, technology, and teams you need for real estate success. It’s the only solution that generates and manages your leads, with 300+ experts at your back.

New to Market: Matt Damon’s Zen Los Angeles Home Asks $21 Million

Fancy Pants Homes

As part of his plan of leaving Los Angeles and moving his family to the Big Apple, Matt Damon has now listed his Pacific Palisades home for sale.

Tom Shearer new chair of the Realtors Association of Edmonton

REM Online

The following content may have been republished here without the author's permission. The original post can be found at the following URL: Tom Shearer new chair of the Realtors Association of Edmonton.


Confidence in Remodeling is Strong Despite COVID-19

Eye on Housing

The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 79 in the fourth quarter of 2020. The reading indicates remodelers’ confidence in their markets, for projects of all sizes, despite the ongoing negative impacts of the coronavirus pandemic (Table 1).

Learning about Canada’s “mysterious” foreclosure process

REM Online

The following content may have been republished here without the author's permission. The original post can be found at the following URL: Learning about Canada’s “mysterious” foreclosure process.

Canadians Collecting Unemployment Benefits Surges To A Record High

Better Dwelling

A record number of Canadians are collecting unemployment benefits. Statistics Canada (Stat Can) data shows claims for regular employment insurance (EI) benefits in November. Unadjusted claims for the month came in at a record high for the data set.

What to Know About Inheriting A Property

You just inherited a property from a relative’s or friend’s estate – now what? While receiving a real estate gift may sound appealing, there are several things to know (and do!) if you find yourself heir to real estate property.

Bank of Canada Index Shows Real Estate Is The Most Affordable In Years. It’s Wrong

Better Dwelling

Over the past few weeks, older homeowners have been pointing me to Canada’s Affordability Index. The index, created and maintained by the Bank of Canada (BoC) shows a big drop in Q3 2020.

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6 Ridiculously Easy Organizing Resolutions You Can Actually Stick to This Year

mmpile/Getty Images If your relationship with New Year’s resolutions is anything like ours, then things tend to fall by the wayside right about—well, now.

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