Tue.Nov 22, 2022

Prepayment activity drops to another record low as mortgage rates top 7%

Housing Wire

Prepayment activity fell to another record low in October amid mortgage rates topping 7% and refis drying up. Black Knight expects that the steep declines in rate lock volume and seasonality factors point to further declines in prepayment activity. Prepayment dropped 16.5%

What Homeowners Want To Know About Selling in Today’s Market

Keeping Current Matters

If you’re thinking about selling your house, you’re likely hearing about the cooling housing market and wondering what that means for you. For Sellers Housing Market Updates Move-Up Buyers Selling Myths Content Hub


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Inside Movement Mortgage’s acquisition plans

Housing Wire

Movement Mortgage CEO Casey Crawford and President Mike Brennan. Movement Mortgage’s deal to acquire top indie retail lender Mortgage Network marks a shift in the South Carolina-based company’s strategy.

97% Built-for-Rent Multifamily Construction Share

Eyes on Housing

According to NAHB analysis of quarterly Census data, the count of multifamily, for-rent housing starts remained elevated during the third quarter of 2022. At 141,000 units started, this was the largest quarter for rental multifamily construction since the second quarter of 1986.

Rise of The Apps: Building Your Dream Tech Stack For Real Estate Success

Speaker: Trey Willard, Realtor/Team Leader at Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

In this webinar, Keller Williams Team Leader Trey Willard will teach you how to create a winning tech stack, and how to leverage apps for real estate success.

Marcia Fudge will be the first sitting HUD secretary to visit Japan

Housing Wire

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge will be the first sitting HUD secretary to visit Japan when she arrives in Tokyo next week.

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What is a Cash-Out Refinance and How Does It Work?

Realty Biz

Buying a home is a huge accomplishment but in today’s market, you don’t always get the home that you dreamed of. You may need to make some changes and upgrades after achieving the initial purchase. Two or four years down the road might be when you look into a cash-out refinance.

Mortgage Rates Today


The Spring Selling Season could get a real boost if mortgage rates stay in the 5s.

Top agent tips for navigating holiday listings and showings

Real Trends

Along with the holidays come those predictable holiday objections. Your sellers want to ‘take a break’ and your buyers are constantly rescheduling. It’s a busy time of year for everyone. How can you take a breath, enjoy the merrymaking and still keep your momentum ?

Running Real Estate Ads That Deliver Results

Realty Biz

When it comes to real estate ads, it's important to keep up with the latest trends in marketing and to make sure your ads are reaching the right audience.

Real Estate Solutions: How to Crush Your Sales Goals and Fuel Your Pipeline

Speaker: Mary Maloney, Founder & Team Leader at Hometown Realty

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

Canada Needs Lower Home Prices & Economic Stability Requires “Pain”: Bank of Canada

Better Dwelling

Canada’s got ninety-nine problems and mortgage debt is…. Over two trillion of them. Bank of Canada (BoC) senior deputy governor Carolyn Rogers addressed concerns about financial stability earlier today.

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Mom-and-Pop Real Estate Investors Are Pulling Way Back. Here’s Where—and Why It Matters


Photo-Illustration by Realtor.com / Getty Images (4) For the past several years, venture capital–backed investment behemoths and mom and pop newbies alike have poured money into real estate.

What Are House Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions: CC&R’s Explained

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

The Ultimate Guide to Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs) Have you heard of restrictive covenants or house covenants? While you might have a checklist of things you want from your next home, you might also need to consider what you are and aren’t allowed to do when you own it.


Space Heaters and Other Things You Shouldn’t Plug Into a Power Strip or Extension Cord


Getty Images If you own an abundance of appliances and tech gadgets, chances are you can’t live without power strips and extension cords. They allow you to power multiple electrical devices at once and can be neatly tucked out of sight.

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!

Avoid these transaction apps, according to a former banker

The American Genius for Real Estate

Transaction apps were quickly adopted for convenience, but are they really safe to send and receive money on? A former banker breaks it down. Real Estate Technology cash app chase Real Estate News transaction apps

The Property Brothers Show Off the Ultimate Space-Saving Kitchen Upgrade on ‘Celebrity IOU’


Property brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott have worked with many a film, TV, and pop star on their show “ Celebrity IOU.” ” But this is the first time they’ve ever been able to help a Broadway legend.

Why it’s smart that Redfin shuttered its house flipping program

The American Genius for Real Estate

iBuying, another term coined for housing flipping, was a venture both Zillow and Redfin took on, but also ultimately failed at. Here is why: Real Estate Corporate house flipping iBuying Real Estate News redfin

Ohio’s Most Expensive Home Is a $15M ‘Bargain of the Century’


Realtor.com The fulfillment of one family’s dream is now the most expensive home for sale in Ohio. The sprawling estate—known as Ravencrest , in Hunting Valley —is on the market for $15 million. “It’s

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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!

What to Look for When Searching for a Roofing Contractor


By Hannah Whittenly Finding the best roofing contractor for your needs can be a daunting task. There are so many types of materials and shingles that you may need help figuring out where to start.

Game of Homes: Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas List Their Miami Mansion for $17M


Getty Images / Realtor.com That was fast. A-list celebrity couple Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas just listed their Miami waterfront estate for $16,995,000—after purchasing it a little more than a year ago for $11 million.

Inside Santa Fe’s Vida Encantada

Sotheby's International Real Estate

North of Santa Fe, where the Sangre de Cristo Mountains begin to roll toward the historic downtown, an incomparable estate stretches gracefully across a 3.7-acre hilltop amid the piñon- and juniper-strewn terrain.

DJ Calvin Harris Relists His Huge Beverly Hills Home for $25M


Getty Images / Realtor.com Cue the music! DJ Calvin Harris is playing a farewell tune to his massive mansion in Beverly Hills, CA. The property has hopped on and off the market since the beginning of the year, at the same whopping price of $25 million.

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!

Did You Know Your Real Estate Agent Can Fire You? Here’s How to Avoid It

Lighter Side of Real Estate

Home buyers and sellers are sometimes concerned about whether they’ll have the right to fire their real estate agent if they aren’t getting the job done.

Royal Remodel: Peek Inside a Serene Florida Castle on the Market for $3.3M


Realtor.com Historic Spanish style meets modern luxury at a remodeled estate known as The Spanish Castle , in St. Petersburg, FL. On the market for $3,326,000, the four-bedroom home sits on almost an acre—just blocks from the water. This property is located in a metro area.

The Differences Between an Appraisal and a Home Inspection

Hank Miller Team

Appraisers and home inspectors are important parts of a real estate transaction, but they serve completely different purposes. There are significant differences between an appraisal and a home inspection, it’s best for every home buyer to become familiar with the purpose of each.

How to Pull Comps on a Complex Property


When you are comparing like properties, pulling comps isn’t all that difficult. However, when it comes to atypical properties , the process becomes much more challenging.

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