Tue.Oct 12, 2021

CRMLS relaunches “submit offer” feature

Housing Wire

California Regional MLS announced the relaunch of their integrated “submit offer” feature on Tuesday. CRMLS, the country’s largest MLS , services more than 110,000 real estate professionals in southern California.

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Don’t Wait for a Lower Mortgage Rate – It Could Cost You

Keeping Current Matters

Today’s housing market is truly one for the record books. Over the past year, we’ve seen the lowest mortgage rates in history. And while those rates seemed to bottom out in January of this year, the golden window of opportunity for buyers isn’t over just yet.

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Lenders are courting self-employed borrowers again

Housing Wire

Mortgage credit availability increased for the third consecutive month in September, but is still 30% below the pre-pandemic level, according to a report released Tuesday by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).

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Stable Conditions for Construction Job Openings

Eyes on Housing

In the August labor market data, job openings for the overall economy remained elevated at 10.4 million open positions. What had been a challenge in certain sectors, like construction, continues as a broad labor access issue as businesses seek workers as the economy expands.

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.

Redwood Trust plants flag in the massive home equity market

Housing Wire

Redwood Trust CEO Christopher Abate laid out a bold vision of growth for the real estate investment trust at an investor conference in New York City last month. Part of that vision included finding ways to tap into the nation’s multitrillion-dollar pool of home equity.

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PNC Bank breached COVID-19 payment deferral agreement: suit

Housing Wire

PNC Bank allegedly breached Fannie Mae ’s COVID-19 payment deferral agreement by continuing to charge homeowners who opted for the home retention option for past-due monthly principal and interest payments.

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Tech will never replace agents. Here’s why

Inman

Real estate agents do things that only a human mind and touch, understanding, and empathy can achieve. Through his personal experiences, Jay Thompson explains how invaluable agents are and why they'll never be replaced.

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Building the next generation of tech: Three ways to digitize home lending

Housing Wire

Purchasing a home is one of the biggest investments most people will make in their entire lives, but the complexity of securing a mortgage can be a grueling and fractured process for first-time homeowners.

5 ways to hype your listing before it hits the market

Inman

As the market cools down, you want to make sure that all your listings get the proper attention they deserve from potential buyers. Here are five “coming soon” marketing tactics that’ll get a little buzz going for your listing before it hits the market.

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.

Portsmouth Agent Soren Arn-Oelschlegel Shot and Killed by Client

RIS Media

A REALTOR® in Portsmouth, Virginia was shot and killed on Fri., 8 in what police are describing as a murder-suicide, according to local news agencies.

Housing affordability improves for second consecutive month

Inman

Despite market headwinds, housing affordability improved for the second consecutive month, according to the National Association of Realtors' August Housing Affordability Index.

Most Expensive Homes in Louisville, KY

Louisville Homes

You’ve found one of our favorite annual topics. Honestly, who doesn’t love to look at the amazing properties we’d all like to own? I’ve been writing this post since 2013 and it’s a lot of fun!

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Home equity startup Point powers first of its kind securitization

Inman

With co-sponsor Redwood Trust, Inc., Point has completed the first-ever securitization backed solely by residential Home Equity Investment agreements. The transaction, which closed on September 23, issued about $146 million of asset-backed securities.

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Lion Country Safari – Palm Beach County

Waterfront Properties

Lion Country Safari located in western Palm Beach County is Florida’s only drive through safari. The safari is located on nearly 600 acres of land and home to roughly 900 animals. The Lion Country Safari is located at 2003 Lion Country Safari Road in Loxahatchee.

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Here are the finalists for the 2021 Inman Golden I Club

Inman

The Golden I Club recognizes excellence in luxury real estate, and this year's finalists are an especially impressive lot. Winners will be celebrated at Luxury Connect, Oct. 25-26, 2021.

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C.A.R. Forecast 2022

BubbleInfo

The association is predicting that home sales in California will drop next year, but has a typical guess for the statewide median sales price – expecting a 5.2%

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Housing Affordability Gets a Boost in August

RIS Media

Barriers to homeownership eased up in August as recent reports from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) showed signs of improved housing affordability nationally.

Freddie Mac HomeOne Loan: Program guide and requirements

The Mortgage Report

Freddie Mac's HomeOne loan can help first-time home buyers qualify with a low down payment and flexible requirements. Find out if HomeOne is right for you. Buying a home Mortgage Products

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What About Those Fixer-Uppers? Insights from a Seasoned Appraiser

McKissock

We’re all familiar with the term “fixer-upper.” For many different reasons, properties can come on the market in less-than-par condition. The degree and cost to cure becomes an issue to buyers and sellers, and a challenge for appraisers.

He didn’t like the home he bought sight unseen. So he shot the Realtor

Inman

New details have emerged about the 84-year-old homebuyer who fatally shot his Long & Foster real estate agent after growing unhappy with the sight unseen home he'd just purchased. Agent Brokerage Uncategorized agent safety Angry clients Hampton Roads Realtors Association long & foster sight unseen Soren Arn-Oelschlegel

First Impressions Matter. How to Leave an Impression That Lasts.

Lab Coat Agents

The question positioned in every Realtor’s mind: “How do I win over new clients when meeting them for the first time?” ” Like a first date or having that front-row seat on a roller coaster, there are a lot of nerves.

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Mortgage delinquency rates approach pre-pandemic levels

Inman

Total delinquency rates dropped 4.2 percent in July, 2.3 percentage points lower than the 6.5 percent observed in July 2020, according to new data released Tuesday by CoreLogic.

Canada’s Real Estate Bubble Grew Faster Than Any G7 Country In The Past 30 Years

Better Dwelling

Canadian home prices just keep rising at a faster and faster rate. US Federal Reserve (The Fed) data shows real home prices in the country surged in Q2 2021. Actually, that’s really underselling what happened. Residential real estate prices in Canada are growing at the fastest rates in the G7.

Pulse: Tell us about your longest luxury deal

Inman

This week, we want to know: What's the longest time one of your luxury listings lingered on the market for? What caused the listing to get stale, and how did you fix the situation? Agent Brokerage Luxury Month Pulse Teams 2021 agents listings luxury pulse theme-month-202110

PPC Has Great ROI!

RIS Media

The post PPC Has Great ROI! appeared first on RISMedia. Tip of the Day

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As Tesla sets its sights on Austin, listing agents near plant shift gears

Inman

With news of Tesla bringing its headquarters to Austin and a factory nearing its opening, agents are advising sellers nearby to think big. Industry News Markets & Economy Rentals Select Technology Andre Key austin Demetri Moore factory headquarters home prices listing agent price growth tesla

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Howard Hanna Revamps Hanna Health & Wealth

RIS Media

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services recently updated its agent benefits and business planning solutions program, Hanna Health & Wealth. Hanna Health & Wealth is a relaunch of a former benefits program, previously known as Secure Advantage.

Latino wealth gains largely driven by real estate investments: NAHREP

Inman

Property values make up 52 percent of Latino household assets, as a result of both Latino primary homeownership and investment property assets.

Fireplace Maintenance Tips

American Lifestyle

The post Fireplace Maintenance Tips appeared first on American Lifestyle Magazine. Cleaning Cleaning Projects Home Improvement Home Projects Fireplace Home Home Building Home Tips Maintenance

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