Wed.Jul 28, 2021

The homebuyer journey is changing – So should you

Housing Wire

The 2021 RealTrends Gathering of Eagles real estate conference captured our attention when the role and future of the real estate transaction process for a homebuyer were lively debated. Big players such as Zillow, Redfin, Compass… etc. claim dominance.

4 Reasons Why the End of Forbearance Will Not Lead to a Wave of Foreclosures

Keeping Current Matters

With forbearance plans about to come to an end, many are concerned the housing market will experience a wave of foreclosures like what happened after the housing bubble 15 years ago. Here are four reasons why that won’t happen. There are fewer homeowners in trouble this time.

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Oakland homeowner alleges appraiser bias

Housing Wire

An Oakland homeowner says the home valuation process failed her due to the color of her skin, according to a complaint filed with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Perceptions of Housing Affordability Worsen

Eyes on Housing

In the final quarter of 2019, a series-high of 82% of prospective buyers could afford less than half the homes available in their markets. The share went on to decline throughout 2020 (i.e. affordability perceptions improved), reaching 63% by the final quarter of that year.

Millennials are Determined and Prices are Soaring: The Step-by-Step Formula for Closing More Sales to Millennial Buyers Fast!

Speaker: Paul Moya - CEO, Millennial Labs, and The Go-To Performance Marketing Strategist and Realtor Coach for the Best in the World

Join Paul Moya, CEO of Millennial Labs and the Go-To Performance Marketing Strategist and Realtor Coach for the Best in the World, as he shares insights and information about the importance of understanding a buyer and how their needs change with each generation.

LO commissions take a hit as refi volume slumps

Housing Wire

Loan officers’ wallets slightly deflated in the second quarter, with commissions earned per LO decreasing by 6% year-over-year, according to LBA Ware ’s quarterly loan compensation report. Loan volume per LO also took a dive of 4%. The reason? Lenders have more LOs these days.

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Blend launches housing equity program

Housing Wire

Digital lending and cloud banking startup Blend Labs has launched Blend Impact , a program focused on increasing access and equity in housing and financial services with Blend’s nonprofit partners.

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11 shipping containers were used to build this eco-friendly home

Inman

Re/Max agent Louise James told Inman the recycled, eco-friendly home, which hit the market for $2M, will only grow in popularity as efforts to conserve energy gain steam. Lifestyle Listings Luxury Luxury Lens frank lloyd wright hgtv Louise James luxury lens RE/MAX Equity Group

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Keller Williams launches KW New Homes Community

Housing Wire

Keller Williams is launching the KW New Homes community and partnering with Legacy International to offer new home sales training to address the increasing opportunity in the market.

Map-based real estate marketing sees explosive growth

Inman

Homesnap has partnered with Waze to let agents pin their listings and open houses to interactive maps. Such ads have seen a surge of interest over the past month. Agent Brokerage Marketing Select Technology app Fernando Belfort google homesnap lou mintzer maps marketing Waze

Reimagining How Construction Companies Capture Progress Tracking

Speaker: Felipe Engineer-Manriquez, Christopher Gagliardi, George Hedley, and Jason Nichols

Join our esteemed panelists for their discussion on the importance of progress tracking which ultimately touches upon every digital aspect within the construction cycle. Our thought-leaders' years of experience on the job sites can help you build a better future at your company.

Protected: You’re living the dream – what’s next?

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‘Are we in another housing bubble?’: Home price growth hits new high

Inman

Annual home price growth reached an all-time high of 18 percent in May, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency's latest home price index report.

FHA Introduces Simplified COVID-19 Recovery “Waterfall”

Housing Wire

As was alluded to in June, the FHA late last week published a fully revised version of their “waterfall” loss mitigation options for borrowers coming to the end of their forbearance period.

NYC agents to Dottie Herman: We’re not afraid to walk in the city

Inman

Douglas Elliman's CEO told Fox News that the rising crime rate is threatening NYC's real estate rebound, but agents who spoke with Inman on Thursday largely disagreed. Agent Analysis Markets & Economy Select Barbara Fox Bess Freedman brown harris stevens Christopher G.

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Mortgage applications jump as rates plummet

Housing Wire

Mortgage applications increased 5.7% for the week ending July 23, mostly on the back of fast-falling mortgage rates.

Real estate agents who pay NCAA athletes will win. Here’s why.

Inman

Thanks to new rules, NCAA athletes can now use their name, image and likeness to promote your business. Smart agents should seize this opportunity. Here's why.

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Protected: Here’s how to buy your dream home in a competitive market

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Interview with Mark McLean From Key Living!

Toronto Realty Blog

TorontoRealtyBlog. ? ?. Thanks again to Mark McLean, the Vice President of Business Development at Key Living. If you want to get in touch: Mark McLean. Web: www.lifeatkey.com. Email: mark@lifeatkey.com. Instagram: @marcomclean. Tik Tok: @marcomclean.

Redfin-owned firm RentPath names new CEO

Housing Wire

RentPath , a Redfin company, has appointed former ParkMobile CEO Jon Ziglar as chief executive officer, effective August 16.

‘We didn’t know anything’: The key moment that transformed Compass

Inman

During a 90-minute interview on NPR's 'How I Built This,' Compass CEO Robert Reffkin shared his life story and the defining moment that changed his company's trajectory. Agent Brokerage Select Uncategorized compass NPR robert reffkin urban compass

Protected: Let’s crunch the numbers! A workshop on closing costs and what you can afford monthly

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Huge number of homeowners willing to consider an iBuyer: Poll

Inman

82 percent of homeowners in 1000watt survey said they either more likely to trust information from Zillow than from a real estate agent. Agent Brokerage Select Technology 1000watt brian boero ibuyer ibuying instant cash offer opendoor Zillow

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Strong refi business, low rates aren’t growing reverse mortgage audience

Housing Wire

While the reverse mortgage industry has seen strong business numbers for most of the past year with endorsements largely staying above 4,000 loans a month, the amount of Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM)-to-HECM refinance transactions being done alongside other market factors frankly outside of the reverse mortgage industry’s control are doing very little to commensurately expand the penetration rate of the HECM category into the broader mortgage business.

Casper co-founder pays $500K over asking for Brooklyn townhouse

Inman

Mattress company co-founder Luke Sherwin and his wife, celebrated chef Clare De Boer, paid $5.25M in cash for the home in Brooklyn's family-friendly Park Slope neighborhood. Lifestyle Listings Luxury Luxury Lens casper Clare De Boer Derek Wolman Leslie J.

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Protected: Where to start the home-buying journey & what to expect in the process

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4 tips for agents who want to score laughs — and leads — on Instagram

Inman

Matt Lionetti of The Agency gained a following by posting comedy sketches about real estate on Instagram. He shared tips with Inman for other agents trying to do the same. Agent Lifestyle Marketing Select Technology instagram Matt Lionetti the agency TikTok

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Protected: Efforts to promote homeownership in underserved communities

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Drop in mortgage rates spurs refis, but not home sales

Inman

With rates on 15-year mortgages hitting a record low, requests to refinance accounted for two-thirds of mortgage applications. Markets & Economy Mortgage Select Joel Kan mortgage bankers association mortgage rates mortgage refinancing

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CoStar Group rallies in Q2 as Apartments.com tallies traffic high

Inman

Despite acquisition woes, CoStar Group saw its Homesnap and Apartments.com brands help boost the company's revenue 21% from Q2 2020. Select Technology Andrew Florance apartments.com costar costar group homes.com homesnap ten x