Mon.Jan 25, 2021

Zillow: Expect another record year for home sales

Housing Wire

Zillow’s 2021 housing forecast echoes the projections of other industry experts of a rapid acceleration of home value appreciation, with numbers anticipated to be even higher than in 2020.

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Why Moving May Be Just the Boost You Need

Keeping Current Matters

As we look back over the past year, we’ve certainly lived through one of the most stressful periods in recent history. After spending so much more time at home throughout the health crisis, some are wondering if they should move to improve their mental health and well-being.

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Understanding the seasonal patterns of mortgage rates

Housing Wire

Much like the changing of the calendar, buying and selling homes follows a seasonality that that those in mortgage and real estate have grown accustomed to.

How to Maintain a Healthy Credit Score

RIS Media

Getting a Healthy Credit Score and Keeping It. Do you have strong desires to own your first house? Maintaining a good credit score is important, especially when you are young and have many years of borrowing ahead of you. If you are under 30, try not to over-borrow.

Forbearances hold steady as exits slow

Housing Wire

The U.S. forbearance rate held relatively steady last week, rising one basis point to 5.38% of servicers’ portfolio volume, according to a survey from the Mortgage Bankers Association released on Monday.

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DACA home loans — FHA will now approve home loans for ‘Dreamers.’ Here’s how to get approved

The Mortgage Report

Thanks to a new policy, FHA is now accepting DACA home loans. Learn about the pros and cons of FHA loans and whether you qualify for financing.

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Why Women Are So Effective in Leadership Roles

RIS Media

This article first appeared in Real Estate magazine’s special-edition Women in Real Estate issue. View the entire issue here. Women are underrepresented in senior positions across most industries, and while real estate is leading the way, there is still so much more that should be done.

Darwin Homes grabs $15 million in Series A funding

Housing Wire

Darwin Homes , a single-family rental property management startup, announced a $15M Series A funding on Monday. Darwin Homes incorporates new proprietary property management software that allows owners and managers to take control over and scale their portfolios across different markets nationwide.

Ask Your Agent: Seller Negotiations

American Lifestyle

The post Ask Your Agent: Seller Negotiations appeared first on American Lifestyle Magazine.

SitusAMC acquires Assimilate Solutions

Housing Wire

Real estate services and technology firm SitusAMC on Monday announced its acquisition of mortgage and title outsourcer Assimilate Solutions – the second acquisition by the New York-based firm in January, and its fourth overall in less than a year. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Factors That Determine Your Home Appraisal Value

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

What Affects Your Homes Appraised Value? Are you going to be buying or selling a home? Are you wondering what will determine your home’s appraised value? Dealing with the house appraisal process is part of most real estate transactions, whether you are buying or selling a home.

First American exits property and casualty business

Housing Wire

“Big Four” title insurer First American Financial Corp. announced Monday that it has reached an agreement to sell its property and casualty subsidiaries.

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Top-Producing Agent Rejoins BHHS New England Properties

RIS Media

Top-producing agent Katie Nugent recently returned to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) New England Properties, announced President Candace Adams.

Canada’s Real Estate Market Is The Fastest Growing In The G7, And The Most Inflated

Better Dwelling

Canadian real estate prices aren’t just fast growing by local standards. They’re growing fast by any standard. US Federal Reserve data shows real home prices advanced in most of the G7 in Q3 2020. Canada topped the list of advanced countries for annual price gains. This isn’t a new trend though.

How Does an FHA Mortgage Work and What Are Its Pros and Cons?

Point2Homes

Image: nednapa / Shutterstock.com. Buying a home with a low credit score isn’t impossible, and a FHA mortgage can certainly help low income earners realize their homeownership dreams. However, it’s important to know exactly what applying for an FHA mortgage entails.

Home inspections in a multiple-bid scenario

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: Home inspections in a multiple-bid scenario.

Should You Invest In The Houston Real Estate Market?

Norada Real Estate

It's no more an unknown thing for a savvy real estate investor to know that Houston, Texas is a beautiful place to live and raise a family.

The Top 9 Contingencies to Consider in Your Offer When Buying a Home

Redfin

If you’re a first-time homebuyer , buying a home is an exciting time in your life — not to mention a little anxiety-inducing. But after touring dozens of homes and finally finding “the house,” you’re ready to make an offer.

Real estate hiring during the pandemic

REM Online

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A Prominent Block in Downtown Brooklyn Is Quickly Being Demolished During the Pandemic

Brownstoner

A triangular block of buildings in Downtown Brooklyn is facing the wrecking ball. Currently, 10 of the 16 buildings that are on the block, which fronts Fulton Street, Dekalb Avenue, Flatbush Extension and Bond Street, have been demolished.

Your Team SWOT Analysis for 2021

RIS Media

Survey Your Team’s Business Landscape to Identify Opportunities and Priorities. A SWOT analysis is an exercise that businesses use to evaluate their current situations.

Jupiter Craft Brewers Festival This Saturday In Jupiter

Waterfront Properties

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the 15th Annual Jupiter Craft Brewers Festival this weekend in Jupiter’s Downtown Abacoa. As in previous year’s the festival still aims to impress the festival goers.

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Bernall-Smith Takes Long View on Luxury Palm Springs Market

RIS Media

Palm Springs, Calif., the quintessential desert playground with 100 golf courses and more than 300 days of sunshine each year, was once the exclusive playground of movie stars. But times have changed.

Floridas Hidden Gem: Stuart

Waterfront Properties

The Most Beautiful City in America recognition was an incredible achievement that has only been awarded to two Florida cities thus far.

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The Missing Middle: A Solution for Adding More Housing

Eye on Housing

In many communities, 2-4 unit multifamily housing (structures with two, three or four units) is the key to expanding the existing housing stock, in order to solve the housing shortage.

Buyers resort to desperate tactics as bidding wars heat up

Realty Biz

Home buyers across the U.S. are finding themselves in bidding wars due to a reduced supply of homes on the market, and some are resorting to desperate measures to ensure their bids are accepted. But sometimes they take things too far, professionals say.

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4 Mistakes Homebuyers Make in a Hot Real Estate Market

RIS Media

Some buyers are very green when it comes to purchasing real estate. As their agent, you are there to help them make the right decisions so that they stand a fighting chance in a highly competitive housing market.

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Recognized by the Women’s Choice Award as a Brand Loved by Women

Coldwell Banker

Women’s Choice Award® recipients have earned the 2021 award for being recommended by 9 out of 10 customers. The post Coldwell Banker Real Estate Recognized by the Women’s Choice Award as a Brand Loved by Women appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter.

The 3rd Annual Waste to Wonder Exhibit in West Palm Beach

Waterfront Properties

The 3rd Annual Waste to Wonder Exhibit is being presented at GalleRe, Resource Depot, in Palm Beach County January 22, 2021 – March 11, 2021. The Resource Depot, 2508 Florida Avenue, West Palm Beach is a non for profit 501c3 organization and all donations are tax deductible.

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Paying it forward: How referrals benefit your business

Inman

The significance of referrals can’t be overstated, especially in the luxury real estate space. When it comes to referrals, giving contacts is as essential as receiving them.

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