Mon.Jan 11, 2021

What bonds are telling us about the housing market

Housing Wire

Think of the markets as capitalist soothsayers. They do not abide by partisan politics, social mores or ethics. They do not care who is president. The markets react to what has the potential to make money for companies, good or bad, and what has the potential to prevent companies from making money.

What Does 2021 Have in Store for Home Values?

Keeping Current Matters

According to the latest CoreLogic Home Price Insights Report , nationwide home values increased by 8.2% over the last twelve months. The dramatic rise was brought about as the inventory of homes for sale reached historic lows at the same time buyer demand was buoyed by record-low mortgage rates.

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LoanDepot files paperwork to go public in 2021

Housing Wire

The moment has finally arrived: California-based lender loanDepot has filed an updated S-1 with the Securities and Exchanges Commission and plans to go public in 2021. The company, founded by billionaire entrepreneur Anthony Hsieh, said Monday that its affiliate loanDepot Inc.

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As Boomers downsize, heirlooms are being rejected

The American Genius for Real Estate

(HOMEOWNERSHIP) As baby boomers downsize and capitalize on senior management, heirlooms and antiques are falling to the wayside (they just don't spark joy). The post As Boomers downsize, heirlooms are being rejected appeared first on The American Genius Real Estate.

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Compass files for IPO

Housing Wire

SoftBank -backed residential brokerage Compass filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchanges Commission on Monday to go public. Compass filed an S-1 document with the SEC, suggesting it would go public through a traditional offering.

Put Your Oxygen Mask on First

RIS Media

This article first appeared in Real Estate magazine’s special-edition Women in Real Estate issue. View the entire issue here. I often see articles about juggling all of the things that we as women have to do these days.

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How Do Single Female Buyers Differ From Other Homebuyers?

RIS Media

This article first appeared in Real Estate magazine’s special-edition Women in Real Estate issue. View the entire issue here.

Forbearance rate falls to mid-April levels

Housing Wire

The U.S. forbearance rate fell seven basis points last week to 5.46% of servicer’s portfolio volume, according to a survey from the Mortgage Bankers Association on Monday.

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Buffini’s ‘Don’t Drop the Ball’ Session Offers Roadmap to 2021 Success to Agents at All Levels

RIS Media

Through an entertaining mix of humor and insight, Buffini & Company Founder and Chairman Brian Buffini offered viewers a detailed roadmap to success this year during his session, “Don’t Drop the Ball in 2021,” broadcast at RISMedia’s inaugural new year kickoff event held virtually this past Thursday, Jan.

Non-QM lending is making a comeback

Housing Wire

Even with total credit risk transfers (CRT) and non-QM lending trending down due to seasonality, some observers are predicting a strong beginning to 2021.

New Places to Look for Your Next Home

American Lifestyle

The post New Places to Look for Your Next Home appeared first on American Lifestyle Magazine. Buying & Selling Closing Finance Finance Tips Financial Advice Home Advice Home Buying Home Loan Mortgage New Year Real Estate Real Estate Agent Refinancing Resolution Seller Selling Suburban Zillow

People movers: Wyndham Capital, CBC Mortgage

Housing Wire

With so many new hires in the industry, we’re adding our weekly people mover announcement list to the beginning of the week. Wyndham Capital Mortgage appointed Mike Ciambotti as chief information officer, bringing more than 17 years of financial technology experience to the position.

Vaccines, Inventory, and Interest Rates: How Will Real Estate Change in 2021?

HomeLight

A new year is here! And after real estate thrived through an entirely unpredictable 2020, we need to ask what’s coming our way in the next 12 months. Will sellers re-enter the market and ease the inventory crunch? Will interest rates stay low? Will a rise in foreclosures impact your market?

Place of Hope 2021 Sporting Clays Fun Shoot

Waterfront Properties

Place of Hope’s annual Sporting Clays Fun Shoot is a unique event in which people of various ages and professions are united by a common interest to support the mission of Place of Hope.

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Teach Your Team About Business Profitability

RIS Media

Smart Management of Revenue and Expenses Will Improve Agents’ Income and Performance. You and your team have likely already set new goals for 2021. If you are like most real estate agents, those goals will include sales goals such as closed volume, closed units and gross commissions.

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Converting a mobile or manufactured home to real property

The Morgtage Report

You can finance a manufactured home, but only if it's considered 'real property'. Learn about converting a manufactured home to real property here. Manufactured homes

Recruiting for Long-Term Growth

RIS Media

When recruiting, the goal is to have agents find a home in your team—it’s much more than just a place to be hired. And if it isn’t, then your agents are likely to be picked up by a team that provides better incentives to stay. Recruitment is only half about bringing new agents on board.

Canada’s Largest Real Estate Markets Are Still Far From Seeing Employment Recover

Better Dwelling

Canada’s largest real estate markets aren’t even close to seeing employment recover. Statistics Canada (Stat Can) data shows the number of employed people in the country slipped in December. The largest real estate markets moved in various directions last month.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Paving the Way for Women in Real Estate

RIS Media

This article first appeared in Real Estate magazine’s special-edition Women in Real Estate issue. View the entire issue here.

How the Rollout of COVID-19 Vaccines Could Help—and Hurt—the U.S. Housing Market

Realtor.com

Mike Kemp/Getty Images The coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing financial crisis have caused immeasurable hardship and pain across the U.S. Paradoxically enough, the crisis has also served as a turbocharged shot to the housing market.

Restaurant-Worthy Brunch Recipes Re-Create the Weekend Meal’s Leisurely Magic at Home

RIS Media

(TNS)—Brunch. The dine-in restaurant occasion I miss most during this pandemic. I’m not really thinking of those all-you-can-eat grand buffets (although that sounds decadently delightful).

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Significant Sales | 2020 Highlights

Sotheby's International Real Estate

From the sale of the highest-priced home in the history of Vail, Colorado, to that of an architectural masterpiece in Las Lomas, Mexico, highlighted here are 10 Significant Sales from 2020 represented by the Sotheby’s International Realty® global network. Vail, Colorado.

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First Person: One Realtor's Path to Success Through Involvement

Real Trends

Getting involved in her Realtor Association allowed this broker to create a network of support that helped drive her success and starting in the industry during the Great Recession. Coaching People

Family Adventure Day At The Lighthouse This Weekend

Waterfront Properties

This weekend, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is hosting their annual Family Adventure Day. The fun filled day has been redesigned to create socially distant and funs ways to visit the Lighthouse grounds with activities and adventures.

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Canadian Seniors Are The Only Demographic Seeing Higher Mortgage Delinquencies

Better Dwelling

Canadian mortgage delinquencies are fairly boring these days, until you drill down and look at the demographic shift. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) data shows mortgage delinquencies were flat in Q3 2020.

Palm Beach Gardens Virtual 5K Trailblazers

Waterfront Properties

The City of Palm Beach Gardens government office, located at 10500 N Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, is encouraging residents to get healthy and stay healthy with the entire family. Keep your 2021 resolution and blaze into the new year with a virtual family fun run.

If a Sale Doesn’t Go Through, Who Pays the Appraisal Fee?

Realtor.com

Zinkevych / Getty Images If you’re buying a home, one of the (many) things you must check off your list is hiring a professional to do a home appraisal to assess the property’s value.

The 2021 Stuart Boat Show This Weekend

Waterfront Properties

The Stuart Boat Show will be making its way to South Florida this weekend. The Stuart Boat Show is the largest boat show on the Treasure Coast. The annual boat show has been named as one of the “Top 20 Events” in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society last year.

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What ‘being the best’ means to 5 agents

Inman

We asked five experienced agents to define success. Here is what they told us.

Zillow: Racial Home Value Disparities Shrinking, But Still Prominent

RIS Media

The home value gap for Black- and Latinx-owned homes still lags behind overall U.S. home values, but is narrowing, according to a recent Zillow analysis. The report found that homes owned by Black homeowners are worth 16.2 percent less than the typical U.S.