Wed.May 11, 2022

Mortgage Credit Availability Decreased in April

RIS Media

Mortgage credit availability decreased in April according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) that analyzes data from ICE Mortgage Technology. Key stats: The MCAI fell by 3.2% to 121.1 in April.

Are There More Homes Coming to the Market?

Keeping Current Matters

According to a recent survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), one of the top challenges buyers face in today’s housing market is finding a home that meets their needs. First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Housing Market Updates Move-Up Buyers Content Hub

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Mortgage applications rise despite higher rates

Housing Wire

Prospective homebuyers aren’t deterred by the skyrocketing mortgage rates amid a slow start to the spring home-buying season this year.

Inflation Slows from 40-Year High in April

Eyes on Housing

Consumer prices increased at a somewhat slower pace in April, the smallest monthly increase since August 2021, though inflation remains near a 40-year high. The food at home and shelter index rose at their fastest pace since November 1980 and April 1991.

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Kick-Off Your Summer With Never-Ending Prospects

Speaker: Kevin Smullin, Founder, 2Q Lead Generation Strategies

In this webinar, Kevin Smullen will demonstrate a methodology that will help you create a pipeline with continuous prospects.

Mike Simonsen on leading indicators of a housing slowdown

Housing Wire

With the strange mix of market dynamics in real estate right now, it can be challenging to predict when the market will cool off based on the usual seasonal patterns. On the one hand, interest rates have spiked to their highest point in years, which should be dampening demand.

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Julia Gordon confirmed as new FHA commissioner

Housing Wire

The U.S. Senate confirmed Julia Gordon on Wednesday evening to serve as commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). The position is part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

6 Creative Tips to Write Interesting Listing Descriptions

Realty Biz

An interesting listing description is likely to get more attention from a buyer than one that is not. When you’re selling a home, the description of your property is very important. In fact, the description is of equal importance to the listing photos.

Caliber sues CrossCountry after 80 employees left for rival

Housing Wire

Texas-based multichannel lender Caliber Home Loans is accusing Ohio-based CrossCountry Mortgage of executing an “illegal scheme of unfair competition” by targeting its employees, stealing trade secrets and diverting customers. The accusations are part of a lawsuit filed in May in the U.S.

Has REX Homes finally ceased operations?

The American Genius for Real Estate

After two rounds of layoffs, a restructure to join MLSs, and swirling rumors regarding leadership, staffers tell us the company has crumbled. The post Has REX Homes finally ceased operations? appeared first on The American Genius Real Estate. Real Estate Corporate Real Estate News REX Homes

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The Complete Realtor: Tools to Successfully Manage Your Personal Life, Career, and Health

Speaker: Marki Lemons Ryhal, REALTOR, Keynote Speaker, 4X International Best Selling Author, and Podcaster at ReMarkiTable, LLC

In this webinar, Marki Lemons Ryhal will teach you how you can pivot and succeed as a real estate agent in the face of adversity!

Fidelity’s title segment reports $2.4B revenue in Q1

Housing Wire

Title insurers big and small can’t seem to escape rapidly deflating refinance volume, but Fidelity National Financial still pulled out the second-best quarter ever for title revenue in Q1 2022.

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REX lays off most of its employees, sources say

Real Trends

Fired man employee hiding behind box with personal items, layoff. REX Homes , which has claimed that a conspiracy between the National Association of Realtors and brokerages prevents true competition in real estate, is perhaps adding evidence to its own legal analysis.

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Homepoint lends homebuyers the power of all-cash offers

Housing Wire

In this hot housing market, Michigan-based wholesale lender Homepoint understands the key to originating more home loans is ensuring more sellers accept offers made by its buyers. To do that it relies on the two words sellers increasingly want to hear: “All cash.”

In With the New or In With the Old? Top U.S. Cities with Largest Shares of Old & New Homes for Sale

Point2Homes

As far as dream houses go, no two are alike: Some homeowners find old architecture irresistible, others are drawn to slick up-to-date features.

Database Restoration: How to Revive Dead Leads and Generate New Ones

Speaker: Rivers Pearce, CEO of W8LESS

In this session Rivers Pierce, CEO of W8LESS, will teach you how winning agents restore and revive their database to continue to gain market share!

HousingWire May Demo Day: Qualia

Housing Wire

Qualia Connect. Qualia Connect enables lenders to deliver better borrower experiences by giving them control and transparency over the title & escrow process.

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Midcentury Modern ‘Treehouse’ Incorporates Century-Old Sycamores and Native Oaks in Its Design

Fancy Pants Homes

In the picturesque, tree-lined Rustic Canyon neighborhood of Pacific Palisades , Los Angeles sits an architectural gem that makes the most out of its ideal location.

HousingWire May Demo Day: BeSmartee

Housing Wire

BeSmartee Mortgage Marketplace.

How to Buy a House With Bad Credit

Redfin

Buying a house can be an exciting yet confusing process. It can also be frustrating when you’re trying to buy a house with bad credit and don’t know where to turn for answers. Many people rent with the dream of going through the home buying process and becoming a first-time homebuyer.

The Real Estate Pulse: Analyzing the 2022 Housing Market

Speaker: Grier Allen, CEO and Co-Founder of BoomTown

In this session, Grier Allen, CEO and Co-Founder of BoomTown, will breakdown the top housing trends for 2022, and help you navigate the constant changes in the market so that you can achieve success!

Why now is the time for lenders to ‘retool’ their IT environment

Housing Wire

After record-breaking volumes in 2020 and 2021, lenders are now feeling a pinch once again. As profit margins tighten, lending professionals are seeking out solutions to increase efficiencies wherever possible.

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Carlsbad Power Plant

BubbleInfo

The smoke stack and the rest of the Encina Power Station have been demolished. What does this mean for Carlsbad?

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HousingWire May Demo Day: Total Expert

Housing Wire

Customer Intelligence. Customer Intelligence is the only all-in-one sales and marketing platform purpose built for modern lenders and banks. Key customer insights trigger customizable workflows, allowing lenders to take action with messaging based on a customers unique financial situation at that moment in time, allowing you to deliver the right message, to the right customer, at the right time. Product Fast Facts. #1. Customer Intelligence delivers the perfect customer journey. #2.

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How Smart Home Technologies Can Help Real Estate Agents

Realty Biz

Smart home technologies are revolutionizing real estate. According to a recent study, about 69% of U.S. households have a smart home device. Out of the 83 million households with smart devices, 22 million homes have more than one smart home gadget.

#Trending: How to Leverage Instagram’s Algorithm to Build Your Pipeline

Speaker: Eric Simon, Founder of The Broke Agent Media | Matt Lionetti, Real Estate Salesperson at The Agency

In this session, The Broke Agent and Matt Lionetti will break down the strategies they utilize to grow their Instagram accounts to over 360,000 and 40,000 followers. They will also discuss vertical video, podcasting, and the importance of producing consistent content!

HousingWire May Demo Day: CoreLogic

Housing Wire

Accounting Automation. CoreLogic Complete Collateral technology platforms include a comprehensive accounting automation solution designed to streamline the borrower’s experience and improve relationships with appraisers. By eliminating distractions in your collateral-related accounting process, your lending organization can spend less on invoice processing, avoid accounts payable overhead, and simplify tax record management.

Kansas First-Time Home Buyer: 2022 Programs and Grants

The Mortgage Report

Everything you need to know as a Kansas first-time home buyer, from home prices to loan options and down payment assistance.

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HousingWire May Demo Day: DocMagic

Housing Wire

Total eClose with AutoPrep solution. Total eClose has everything you need for a paperless eMortgage in one, comprehensive, eClosing solution. Via our AutoPrep solution, we can absorb data and documents, from any source and in any format, and e-enable those documents for eSignature, eDelivery, and other digital processes. AutoPrep opens the door to an efficient, end-to-end eClosing workflow. Product Fast Facts. #1.

What Do Americans Believe Adds the Most Home Value?

RIS Media

A new study from Rocket Homes? aims to shed light on the most valuable home features as reported by more than 1,000 homeowners and home buyers. According to the study, here’s what the market really thinks a home is worth based on its most attractive features. A matter of perception.

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