Wed.Jan 13, 2021

New-year optimism reflected in mortgage applications jump

Housing Wire

Mortgage applications jumped 16.7% after a 4.2% drop last week , according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Will Forbearance Plans Lead to a Tsunami of Foreclosures?

Keeping Current Matters

At the onset of the economic disruptions caused by the COVID pandemic, the government quickly put into place forbearance plans to allow homeowners to remain in their homes without making their monthly mortgage payments. Today, almost three million households are actively in a forbearance plan.

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Fed considers regulating AI used by financial institutions

Housing Wire

The Federal Reserve is looking into the rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning, and is considering stepping up its oversight of these technologies used by financial institutions.

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Canada’s Mortgage Lenders Have Set Aside A Record Amount For Bad Loans

Better Dwelling

Canada’s real estate markets are booming, but lenders are preparing for mortgage losses. Bank of Canada (BoC) data shows the allowance for credit losses due to mortgages reached a record high in Q3 2020.

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Impact of the CARES Act on mortgage servicing operations

Housing Wire

Since the CARES Act was signed into law, homeowners across the U.S. have taken advantage of its mortgage relief provisions. In fact, as of November 2020, a total of 6.5 million borrowers had been, or still were, on a COVID-19-related forbearance plan, either through the CARES Act or another program.

Watch out: Zillow’s terms of service have some sinister notes

The American Genius for Real Estate

(REAL ESTATE CORPORATE) Zillow’s updated terms of service allow them to make a lot of decisions with your data—none of which need your approval. The post Watch out: Zillow’s terms of service have some sinister notes appeared first on The American Genius Real Estate.

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Standing Out From the Competition in a Crowded Online Space

RIS Media

Above: West + Main Founder & Owner Stacie Staub (standing) and Partner & CMO Madeline Linder. Real Estate Webmasters Provides Colorado Firm a Proven Product and Incomparable Support.

Here’s the salary you need to buy a home in five of the largest U.S. cities

Housing Wire

If you’re considering purchasing a home, you probably have a lot of questions. One being, how much do you need to earn in a year to afford a mortgage in the U.S.? . Since home prices vary state-by-state, the salary you need to qualify for a mortgage in the U.S. depends a great deal on where you live.

Supercharge Your Agents’ Digital Presence

RIS Media

Elevate Agent Profiles to Attract More Clients Through Improved Digital Engagement. In today’s real estate world, agents are everywhere at once through the magic of digital communication.

Guaranteed Rate now has a path toward an IPO, whether its CEO wants it or not

Housing Wire

It took a few years, but Victor Ciardelli has finally captured the one that got away. The founder and CEO of Guaranteed Rate , which originated $73 billion in mortgages last year, has made joint ventures and acquisitions a cornerstone of his growing business.

B.C. Realtors Care Blanket Drive pivots to online fundraising

REM Online

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Mortgage Tech: Black Knight, CoreLogic and Mutual of Omaha

Housing Wire

As more and more mortgage tech companies enter the scene, competition for accessibility and personalization gained speed this week as proptech touched down in more niche submarkets.

What I learned as a first-time home buyer of an old house

Zolo

Tips to help you buy and fix up that old house on a budget. The post What I learned as a first-time home buyer of an old house appeared first on Zolo. Home Buying buying an older home fixer upper

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I got a Report of Available Funds letter from a lender. Is it a scam?

The Morgtage Report

Letters titled "Report of available funds" or "You qualify for an MIP reduction" are ads trying to get you to refinance. Here's what you should know. Homeownership Topics Refinance

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Fully Focused: Running a Client-Centered and Transaction-Based Business

RIS Media

Working as a real estate professional for two decades, I’ve learned a thing or two about what it takes to be successful in this industry. It’s about what drives a real estate agent forward and motivates them to go out into the field and get deals done.

Architectural Styles that Make Louisville Housing So Unique

Tre Pryor

Louisville is a remarkable town. It is a crossroads of historical cultures, and its architecture reflects this splendidly.

New Waterfront Restaurant Opens in West Palm Beach

Waterfront Properties

Following the restaurant’s success in their Delray Beach location, Elisabetta’s Ristorante, Bar, and Pizzeria has opened a second location on the waterfront in downtown West Palm Beach. The waterfront restaurant opened to the public yesterday.

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RE/MAX INTEGRA and Real Estate Webmasters Inc. Partner for New Renaissance Web Platform

RIS Media

RE/MAX INTEGRA and Real Estate Webmasters Inc (REW) recently announced a new preferred pricing partnership to help bring REW’s brand-new Renaissance web marketing and CRM platform to all Canadian members of RE/MAX INTEGRA.

How to make YouTube shorts

REM Online

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Santa Clarita Team Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

RIS Media

A top Santa Clarita REALTOR® with a 32-year career, Michael Rescigno, recently formed The Rescigno Team under the Relocation Division of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties with his son, Anthony.

Mortgage and refinance rates today, January 13, 2021

The Morgtage Report

Today’s mortgage and refinance rates Average mortgage rates rose appreciably yesterday. They haven’t fallen since Jan. 4 so they’re some way above the all-time low. But they’re still within the […]. Mortgage Rates Now

7 Real Estate Economic Experts Share 2021 Housing Market Predictions

HomeLight

Nobody could expect the coronavirus pandemic moving into 2020, and making predictions about what the housing market will bring in 2021 feels equally nebulous. Much is going to depend on the coronavirus vaccine distribution, and the economy is still, frankly, up in the air.

These are the most desired Airbnb rentals in every state

Inman

Whether a treehouse in New York or a yurt in Arizona, Airbnb users are wish-listing properties in every state with the hope of someday traveling again. Lifestyle Luxury News Brief Rentals airbnb

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Jupiter Butterfly Festival

Waterfront Properties

The Town of Jupiter’s Loxahatchee River Center, located at 805 North U.S. Highway One, invites you to flutter on over to the second annual Atala Butterfly Festival and Family Day. On Saturday, January 30th, 2021 between 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

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Tips and Tricks to Raise Your Website’s Rank in 2021

Jason Fox

Tips and Tricks to Raise Your Website’s Rank in 2021. Raising your website's rank in 2021 requires that you improve your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tactics. SEO is a game of rules, and you need to implement Googles' requirements to appear on the top pages.

WAV Group adds merger division, hires industry vet to lead it

Inman

George Slusser will help the consulting firm offer guidance to large and small real estate companies amid an ongoing frenzy of mergers and acquisitions. Industry News News Brief Select coldwell banker era George Slusser Lyon Real Estate realogy SVN International victor lund wav group windermere

10 Easy Ways to Refresh a Tired Living Space

RIS Media

If you’re like many Americans who’ve been working from home for many months, you may be tired of the living space you once enjoyed and find it is now totally uninspiring. Decorators suggest 10 simple refresher solutions to perk up your living and work space. Repaint one wall.

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ArtiGras Art Festival Looking For Volunteers

Waterfront Properties

It was announced in December that the popular ArtiGras Art Festival held every winter will be moving back to Palm Beach Gardens. For the past 20 years, the annual art festival was held in Jupiter but due to construction, the festival is moving back to Palm Beach Gardens.

10 Best Snacks to Boost Your Immunity

RIS Media

Even without COVID-19, right now is the naturally occurring cold and flu season.

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5 luxury kitchen design trends to look out for in 2021

Inman

As we continue to live and work through the pandemic, there is more focus than ever on the home kitchen. Here are the trends that will offer luxury homeowners an elevated experience.