Fri.Jan 21, 2022

Purchase mortgage volume projected to clear $2.1T in ’22, ’23

Housing Wire

Despite the expected rise in interest rates, the single-family housing market will continue to be boom in 2022, according to a report published by Freddie Mac this week.

2021 U.S. Population Growth Lowest on Record

Eyes on Housing

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the of the United States increased by 393,000 to an estimated 332 million from the previous year. In 2021, the estimated population growth rate of 0.12 percent was the lowest since the Bureau began collecting this data beginning in 1900.

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Court authorizes class action against Carrington over servicing fees

Housing Wire

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled on Wednesday that borrowers can pursue a class action lawsuit against Carrington Mortgage Services regarding the fees it applied when collecting payments online or by phone.

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Home builders unlikely to match 2021 construction pace

Realty Biz

Data from the Commerce Department shows that builders boosted construction activity as best they can in 2021 to meet buyer’s insatiable demand for new homes. The data shows that single-family home starts grew 13.4% in 2021 compared to the year before.

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.

The emerging ESG market is a diamond in the rough

Housing Wire

When the terms “green” or “ESG” are broached in polite company, eyes have a tendency to roll.

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How rookie agents are faring during the pandemic

Housing Wire

When the restaurant Tom Hunt worked at as a server temporarily shut down during the spring of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he decided it was the right time to pursue his longtime desire of becoming a real estate agent. “I’ve

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6 Tips for Selling Your Out-of-State Home

Realty Biz

Whether you’ve relocated for a job or bought a piece of land to build your dream retirement home, you may find yourself having to sell your home after you’ve moved to another state. Selling a home can be one of the most stressful experiences a person faces in their life.

Coalition pushes big changes to GSE Duty to Serve proposals

Housing Wire

FHFA, Federal Housing Finance Agency. On the heels of the Federal Housing Finance Agency ’s rejection of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ’s Duty to Serve plans, a coalition of housing groups have some bold ideas for how to beef them up.

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Coldwell Banker Premier Merges with Legacy Firm, Expands Into Delaware

RIS Media

Coldwell Banker Premier, headquartered in Winchester, VA, with eight offices serving Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., has merged with legacy brokerage Coldwell Banker Resort Realty headquartered in Rehoboth Beach, DE, the company has announced.

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!

Flagstar to pay $3.6M over flood insurance violations

Housing Wire

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued a consent order against Michigan-based Flagstar Bank that levies a $3.62 million civil penalty over violations of the Flood Disaster Protection Act, the regulator said on Thursday.

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Boom in Home Remodeling May Peak in 2022

RIS Media

Spending for home improvements and repairs is expected to expand at a stronger pace in 2022, but signs point to some easing of growth by year end, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) being released Friday by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.

What Does TLC Mean in Real Estate? Why Agents Often Use this Subjective Term

Redfin

Real estate listings often feature common and not-so-common phrases that can give potential buyers a clue about the home’s condition or possibly hint at a seller’s motivation.

4 Ways to negotiate lower mortgage rates

The Mortgage Report

Believe it or not, you can negotiate mortgage rates. But you have to know how to work the lending system. Learn how to negotiate your mortgage rate here. About Mortgages Gina Pogol Housing Mortgage mortgage rates Real Estate

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!

Advances in Home Inspection Technology Benefit Everyone

RIS Media

Technology evolution in home inspection now enables a number of advances that benefit clients and agents alike. Agents that take advantage of these developments will help improve their clients’ home-buying and -selling process and will save themselves time as well.

Carousel Downtown Palm Beach Gardens

Waterfront Properties

The waterfront at Downtown Palm Beach Gardens located at 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens is set to bring lots of giggles and smiles to children and their families. The treasured children’s carousel made its return to the area on January 20, 2022.

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International Home-Buying Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2022

RIS Media

The world has changed in many ways since the start of the pandemic, but one major change is a new interest in international real estate.

On Ryan Serhant’s Crypto Prediction

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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!

Housing Market Roller Coaster Ride Steadying in 2022, Report Says

RIS Media

After nearly two years of feverish activity in the housing market, experts at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices say the rollercoaster ride buyers and sellers lived through during the pandemic is coming to an end.

Canada’s Real Estate Bubble Is So Big Even The Mother of All Crashes Can’t Fix It

Better Dwelling

Canadian real estate is now some of the most expensive in the world. Home prices across the country, not in pricey hubs, are now comically overvalued. At this point, not even a major housing crash can restore affordability.

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How to Define and Achieve Wealth

RIS Media

Real estate brokers and agents have countless reasons for entering the profession, but at the core, they likely all have one thing in common: they seek financial stability and potential wealth.

Spending “Toronto Money” Across Canada

Toronto Realty Blog

TorontoRealtyBlog. Where in the world is Murfreesboro, Tennessee? Well, it’s not “Mumfreesboro,” and I know that now, thanks to Google spell-checking my mistake.

#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!

Mortgage and refinance rates today, Jan. 21, 2022

The Mortgage Report

Today’s mortgage and refinance rates Average mortgage rates inched lower yesterday but only by the smallest measurable amount. Of course, those rates are high by recent standards. But they remain […]. Mortgage Rates Now

What Is an Open House? We Dig Into the History And Answer Your Questions About This Real Estate Tradition

HomeLight

Buying a house comes with so much new vocabulary you have to learn — amortization, easement, lien, note rate, and dozens more new terms.

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Here’s How To Read Food Labels The Right Way

American Lifestyle

The post Here’s How To Read Food Labels The Right Way appeared first on American Lifestyle Magazine. Health Facts Food Healthy Healthy Food Label Losing New Year Nutrition Read Resolution Tips Weight Weight Loss

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What Goes Into a Home Appraisal? 25+ Things Appraisers Will Note (And Why They Care)

HomeLight

A home appraisal is a comprehensive report that your mortgage lender orders. It determines the market value of your property, making an appraisal an essential part of the homebuying process.

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