Fri.Sep 24, 2021

Supply of new homes shows a stabilizing housing market

Housing Wire

Today the Census Bureau ‘s new home sales report came in as a beat of estimates at 740,000, but the most important aspect is that revisions came in positive for the prior months, which shows a more stable market as revisions are always key with new home sales and housing starts.

Real Estate Market Values Spike in the Second Quarter

Eyes on Housing

The latest Federal Reserve Z.1 Financial Accounts of the United States, i.e., the “Flow of Funds”, show that in the second quarter of 2021 the aggregate market value of all owner-occupied real estate in the United States registered the largest quarterly increase in the last 21 years of data.

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Dems propose 20-year mortgage for first-gen homebuyers

Housing Wire

The raft of legislation designed to spur first-time homeownership in America seems to grow by the minute. Another bill joined the fray, and its sponsors propose creating a new 20-year-fixed-rate mortgage program through Ginnie Mae.

Uptick for New Home Sales in August

Eyes on Housing

After a prior cooling trend for the volume of new home sales, sales contracts increased 1.5% in August according to estimates from the Census Bureau and HUD. The August seasonally adjusted annual rate (740,000) was 24% lower than a year ago, when an unsustainable rebound took hold in the market.

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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.

New home sales rise for second consecutive month

Housing Wire

Sales of new single-family homes in August increased 1.5% from the prior month, at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 740,000, according to a report from the U.S. Commerce Department released on Friday.

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FHFA extends multifamily forbearance indefinitely

Housing Wire

Multifamily property owners who are struggling to make mortgage payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic now will have access to forbearance programs indefinitely in the case of loans backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac , the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced today.

NAR to consider listing attribution, DOJ-inspired policies at next event

Inman

Lockbox access for non-Realtors and public displays of buyer broker commissions may be added to the list of proposals to be voted on at Realtors Conference and Expo in November.

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Alex Kutsishin to speak at HW Annual Sept. 27-28

Housing Wire

Knowing where borrowers are at in their home-buying journey is key to any successful lending strategy, but it’s often overlooked in the busy operations of an origination shop. That’s why HousingWire invited Alex Kutsishin , CEO and co-founder of Sales Boomerang , to HW Annual Sept.

Just Listed! Home Sweet West Hills Oasis

The Living Room

4025 SW Westdale Dr. Portland, OR 97221. Grand SW traditional tucked back from the main roads in sought after Montmore! Spacious, open rooms, hardwood floors, ample storage space, and tons of custom built-ins throughout.

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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.

HW+ Member Spotlight: Lisa Dunn

Housing Wire

Lisa Dunn, partner/owner at LAUREL Real Estate Resources. Continuing our new HW+ member spotlight series, we’re featuring Lisa Dunn, partner/owner at LAUREL Real Estate Resources.

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How to refinance without an appraisal: 3 Strategies

The Mortgage Report

It may be possible to refinance without an appraisal, but only if you meet certain requirements. Learn about appraisal waivers and no-appraisal refinancing. Mortgage Strategy Refinance

Financial document automation platform Ocrolus raises $80M

Housing Wire

Ocrolus , a New York-based startup offering document processing automation for fintechs and banks, announced raising a $80 million Series C led by Fin VC, according to a press release.

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The Real Word: Why Evergrande’s $300B debt matters

Inman

In this edition of The Real Word, Bryon Lazine and Nicole White discuss Evergrande’s financial crisis, a Florida agent who's being sued in $4.8 million transaction, and the paint color that can cool a home better than air-conditioning.

How one lender is solving problems in the fix-and-flip space

Housing Wire

It’s no secret that housing is in short supply. According to Realtor.com , the country is a whopping 5.24 million homes short. And total active listings? Those are down 24% over the year. To make matters worse, some of that inventory is extremely dated.

New home sales see modest gains for second consecutive month

Inman

Sales of newly built single-family homes hit a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 740,000 in August 2021, up 1.5 percent from the revised July rate, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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2021 Tech Trendsetters nominations are closing soon!

Housing Wire

Each year, HousingWire selects 50 of the most impactful and innovative technology leaders serving the housing economy. For the third year in a row, the Tech Trendsetters award program recognizes the people who drive innovation for their mortgage and real estate clients.

4 Tips to Improve Your Listing Descriptions

RIS Media

Making a great first impression is critical in every agent’s game plan, but it can be trickier when trying to make a similar impression with a new listing. That’s where a well-crafted listing description comes in handy.

NAR launches new benefits program

Housing Wire

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) announced the launch of the Residential Real Estate Council’s (RCC) Broker Solutions , a new resource available to its over 1.5 million members nationwide through the Realtor Benefits Program , on Tuesday.

Stuart Air Show 2021

Waterfront Properties

The Stuart Air Show is coming back to town November 12-14, 2021. Aviation enthusiasts and people passionate about giving back to the community will love the 2021 Stuart Air Show.

The 12 Best Cities to Live in California in 2021

First Team Real Estate

From SoCal to Silicon Valley, California is home to many great cities. But which are the best of the best right now? This article breaks down the 12 best cities to live in California in 2021. There is a reason more people live in California than in any other state.

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What real estate agents need to know about dog spas 

Inman

At-home pet spas and showers are now a unique (and sought-after) selling point of newer and remodeled properties. Knowing and understanding these trends can help agents stand out to potential clients. Agent Brokerage Columns Select Service Dog spa Gerard Splendore Pet owners Pet spa pets

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How to Prepare for Gen Z’s Transition Into Homeownership

RIS Media

Just when you thought you had mastered marketing to millennials, it’s time to prepare for a new generation of homebuyers: Gen Z. According to realtor.com®’s fourth quarter generational propensity report, these tech-savvy adults now own about 2% of the homes on the market.

Converting leads into listings: How to close the deal

Inman

We’ve tapped into the top advice from Inman contributors to bring you this guide to getting the deal — from finding listings and getting your foot in the door for appointments to perfecting your pitch and winning the listing.

Post-Pandemic Luxury Trends Beginning to Emerge

RIS Media

A new report from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is shedding some light on what the post-pandemic luxury real estate market might look like as the travel restrictions and financial upheavals of the pandemic begin to settle and wealthy homebuyers begin assessing their preferences and needs in a changing world.

Inman Review: Plotify helps people invest in single-family rentals

Inman

The app can help investors find and quickly secure single-family-rental investments in cities around the country — or world — and provides management, leasing and no-recourse, interest-free financing.

Top 16 Mortgage Questions to Get Answered Before Buying a Home

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

Common Mortgage Questions—Information You Need to Know If you are buying a home, you probably have some mortgage questions. For first-time home buyers, the process of getting a mortgage can seem intimidating.

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Homebuilders primed for big year of earnings. Here’s the stocks to watch

Inman

Anticipating a high demand for homes, a research team at JPMorgan Chase is bullish on several real-estate stocks and investment trusts, according to a new analysis. Banking & Lending Investing Markets & Economy Select D.R.

How to Solve Your Prospecting Challenges

RIS Media

One of the proven strategies of top-producing sales professionals is their ability to data-mine the upper echelon of their contacts rather than spend extra time, money and energy converting low-level leads. Let’s face it; making prospecting calls reeks of “commission breath.”

MoMa penthouse with $36M asking price sells to anonymous buyer

Inman

The penthouse unit of 53 West 53, also known as the glass skyscraper above New York's Museum of Modern Art, has a new owner.

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