Sat.May 21, 2022

Mortgage and refinance rates today, May 21, and rate forecast for next week

The Mortgage Report

Today’s mortgage and refinance rates Average mortgage rates inched higher yesterday. And they hardly moved over the week; they merely ticked up. Yes, all those screaming headlines about market meltdowns […]. Mortgage Rates Now

Property Management Trends That Will Shape 2022

Realty Biz

Property management currently operates in a very aggressive and constantly changing realm. However, some key trends in the industry will have a significant impact on how the sector will behave for years.


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Compound Interest: 5 Private Estates

Sotheby's International Real Estate

These stylish compounds—from California to Connecticut—are ideal private retreats perfect for swimming, stargazing, sports, or simply relaxing indoors and out. California Country Club Compound. Lea Johnson, Sotheby’s International Realty – Malibu Brokerage.

How To Get Rid of Stink Bugs—and Prevent Them From Coming Back

claudiodivizia/iStock As autumn’s chill firmly takes hold, if you’re really on your game, you’ve been systematically sealing up your home to protect it from the usual pests that find their way indoors: mice, rats, and the requisite creepy-crawlies.


Rise of The Apps: Building Your Dream Tech Stack For Real Estate Success

Speaker: Trey Willard, Realtor/Team Leader at Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

In this webinar, Keller Williams Team Leader Trey Willard will teach you how to create a winning tech stack, and how to leverage apps for real estate success.

Building Multifamily in Today’s High-Cost Environment

A Student of the Real Estate Game

It’s an interesting time in the multifamily development space. Although rents have surged, construction costs, labor, and land prices have increased significantly as well, making it difficult to build anything but luxury projects designed for the affluent renter.

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What Is a Property Title Search? Why It Matters for Buyers and Sellers

wsmahar/iStock What is a property title search? When you sell or buy a home , a property title is essentially a fancy way of saying who has the right to own the property—and thus, to sell it.

Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Bed Stuy Garden Makeover, a Castle in The Bronx


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How to Improve Your Credit Score Before You Buy a House

If you’re hoping to buy a house soon, one thing you’ll want to do in advance is improve your credit score.

Keep Rodents and Pests Out of Your Home This Winter: A Room-by-Room Guide

irin717/iStock Don’t you just love escaping the icy cold of winter and getting cozy in your house? Surprise! So do rodents and other pests. While you might think summer would be peak pest season, it turns out that creepy, crawly creatures seek shelter from the elements in winter, just like us.

5 Data Proven Ways Agents Can Do 18% More Business

Curious as to how you could do 18% more business? How about 14 more transaction sides per year? Check out this infographic with data from a RealTrends study to learn more.

Adios, Alvin! How to Get Rid of Chipmunks—and Keep Them Away for Good

designflavour/iStock Sure, they’re adorable, with their nut-filled cheeks and fuzzy tails. But unlike Alvin and his band of singing brothers, chipmunks can be a menace to your property.

A Whole New Credit Score Is Coming—Are You Prepared?

cnythzl/iStock; Chances are good you know all about your credit score. Also called a FICO score, this magical number is a major factor in many financial transactions, including qualifying for a mortgage and renting apartments. But do you know about the UltraFICO score?

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How to Get Rid of Squirrels If They’re Driving You Nuts

Inner_Vision/iStock No matter how cute they look in Disney movies, squirrels and chipmunks can do a lot of damage. They might munch on vegetables in your garden, bully birds at your feeders, infiltrate your attic—and that’s just before lunch.