Tue.Jan 12, 2021

4 Reasons People Are Buying Homes in 2021

Keeping Current Matters

According to many experts , the real estate market is expected to continue growing in 2021, and it’s largely driven by the lasting impact the pandemic is having on our lifestyles. As many of us spend extra time at home, we’re reevaluating what “home” means and what we may need in one going forward.

Fannie Mae’s Henry Cason becomes CEO of FinLocker

Housing Wire

Following other recent moves from the government-sponsored enterprises to the private sector, former Fannie Mae Head of Digital Products Henry Cason announced his move to FinLocker , a consumer-permissioned personal financial assistance tool. FinLocker CEO Henry Cason.

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Canada’s Economy Has Never Been More Dependent On Real Estate

Better Dwelling

Canada’s economy just became even more dependent on real estate. Statistics Canada (Stat Can) data shows residential investment soared to a record high in Q3 2020. The rate it’s grown over the past few months has far outpaced the economy.

Reggora gets Series B funding, eyes 2-day appraisals

Housing Wire

Appraisal software company Reggora today announced the completion of a $30 million Series B funding round, led by returning investor Spark Capital. Other investors included Shine Capital , Greenpoint Partners , Boston Seed and 1984.

RBC: Majority of Canadians Want To work-from-home, and It Will Change Cities

Better Dwelling

The vast majority of Canadians want to work-from-home, according to a new analysis from Canada’s largest bank. In RBC’s 2021 outlook, the bank’s economists note millions more now work-from-home as of last October.

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Visa, Plaid terminate $5.3 billion merger agreement

Housing Wire

This article was originally published on FinLedger, HW Media’s new, fintech-focused sister publication. Almost exactly a year after announcing their $5.3 billion merger, Visa and Plaid have called off the proposed marriage, and the U.S.

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SitusAMC enters wholesale tech channel with ReadyPrice acquisition

Housing Wire

Real estate services and technology firm SitusAMC has acquired mortgage tech software developer ReadyPrice – bumping the New York-based firm’s acquisition tally to three in just under a year.

5 Valuable Apps for Real Estate Agents in 2021

RIS Media

2021 is finally here, and as we continue to conduct business in this ever-changing landscape, many agents and brokers alike are relying on remote tools.

Orchard expands to Houston, East Coast

Housing Wire

Orchard announced Tuesday its immediate availability to consumers in Houston, as well as future expansion into Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, and the Washington, D.C. suburbs in the upcoming months.

Debt-to-income ratio, taxes, and insurance: How your DTI is calculated

The Morgtage Report

DTI, your 'debt-to-income ratio,' includes taxes and insurance as part of your mortgage payment. Here's how to find your DTI with taxes and insurance. About Mortgages Buying a home

How one lender is tackling demand for jumbo loans in 2021

Housing Wire

Following its rebrand from Citadel Servicing Corp. to Acra Lending, the company has also launched a new jumbo prime program.

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Real Estate Rockstars: Empowering Women to Claim Their Seat at the Table

RIS Media

Above: Malinda Howell and Carolyn Rosson, vice presidents of Brokerage for the Ebby Halliday Companies. This article first appeared in Real Estate magazine’s special-edition Women in Real Estate issue. View the entire issue here. Johnson.

Mortgage Tech Demo Day: Nomis

Housing Wire

Nomis Mortgage. Helping pricing from start to finish, Nomis Mortgage is a comprehensive, powerful analytics suite for banks and lenders.

Real estate coach Danny Wood joins eXp Realty

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: Real estate coach Danny Wood joins eXp Realty.

Mortgage Tech Demo Day: Finance of America Mortgage

Housing Wire

Finance of America Mortgage. Finance of America Mortgage has served the rigorous demands and long-term needs of our customers for more than a quarter-century. We’re dedicated to helping our clients achieve the dream of homeownership.

Liza Kaufman’s $11-million condo sale sets new Quebec record

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: Liza Kaufman’s $11-million condo sale sets new Quebec record.

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Brace picks up $15.7 million in Series B funding round

Housing Wire

Digital mortgage-servicing platform Brace announced snagged $15.7 million in a Series B funding round, the company revealed on Tuesday. The round closed just 10 months after its Series A funding in February , which brings the three-year-old startup’s funding total to just over $30 million.

A Leap of Faith

RIS Media

This article first appeared in Real Estate magazine’s special-edition Women in Real Estate issue. View the entire issue here. Leveraging the gifts we are given as women is something we need to celebrate. We are nurturing. We are natural dealmakers.

Mortgage Tech Demo Day: Teraverde

Housing Wire

Coheus OS. The most powerful and innovative solution that works in harmony with your LOS to streamline workflow, automate time-consuming processes, and crunch data.

More Than 2,000 Expected to Attend ‘Crush It In Real Estate’ Event Thursday – Here’s How to Join

RIS Media

Agents looking to start the year off with some actionable takeaways to build their business in 2021 can join more than 2,000 real estate professionals this Thurs., 14 for “ Crush It In Real Estate ,” a virtual educational event hosted by Lamacchia Realty.

Mortgage Tech Demo Day: Capacity

Housing Wire

Capacity. Capacity is a mortgage automation platform, powered by AI, that empowers mortgage professionals with instant knowledge and automated workflows. Thanks to 24/7 service, clients receive a superior experience throughout the entire loan process.

CoreLogic: Mortgage Delinquencies Continue to Rise but Pace Moderating in October

RIS Media

CoreLogic® recently released its monthly Loan Performance Insights Report for October 2020. On a national level, 6.1 percent of mortgages were in some stage of delinquency (30 days or more past due, including those in foreclosure).

Mortgage Tech Demo Day: iEmergent

Housing Wire

iEmergent. iEmergent’s Mortgage MarketSmart and DIVERSIFi solutions provide accurate market opportunity forecasts, current listing/agent data, and critical competitor data that drill down from national to local levels of detail.

Minor Home Improvement Projects Can Provide Major Returns

Realty Biz

Home Improvement projects are a great way to increase the value of your home. Especially if you are getting ready to sell your home. Granted, some remodeling projects can cost a fortune and take a lot of time to complete.

Mortgage Tech Demo Day: Sales Boomerang

Housing Wire

Borrower Intelligence System. Sales Boomerang notifies a Lender when their borrower needs a loan. This demo will present a new suite of alert products.

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How agents at Coldwell Banker R.M.R. Real Estate supported their communities

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: How agents at Coldwell Banker R.M.R. Real Estate supported their communities.

Mortgage Tech Demo Day: Insellerate

Housing Wire

Insellerate Customer Experience Platform.

Keep Moving Costs Down with These Easy Tips

Point2Homes

Image: Nebojsa Tatomirov / Shutterstock.com. Moving can be a very costly affair, whether you chose to do it all yourself, or hire a professional company. And since you’ll need to have money set aside for after you’ve relocated, keeping your moving costs low is crucial.

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Mortgage and refinance rates today, January 12, 2021

The Morgtage Report

Today’s mortgage and refinance rates Average mortgage rates held steady yesterday. And that was a pleasant surprise because they’d looked likely to rise again first thing — and also because […]. Mortgage Rates Now

Outdoor Fitness Series At Downtown Palm Beach Gardens

Waterfront Properties

Downtown Palm Beach Gardens has added a new outdoor fitness program that offers a fun, calorie burning ways to stay healthy. The outdoor shopping and lifestyle center is hosting two fitness classes this January as part of their Downtown Collective X Fitness class series.

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