Mon.Oct 12, 2020

The forbearance crash bros spoke too soon

Housing Wire

The health and economic crisis has made 2020 a horrific year for many Americans. Added to all that misery we had terrible fires in the West and hurricanes in the East. From my perspective, that ball in Times Square can’t drop fast enough hailing the end of this year.

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6 Reasons You’ll Win by Selling with a Real Estate Agent This Fall

Keeping Current Matters

There are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times, like what we face today, it becomes even more important to have an expert you trust to help guide you through the process.

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What will mortgage regulation and enforcement look like in 2021?

Housing Wire

As the election creeps ever closer, there are plenty of forecasts about how it could impact housing. HousingWire has reported on both the fate of t he GSEs and the nation’s economic outlook as a red vs blue battle stirs in Washington.

Your next renovation project according to your province

Zolo

Renovating your home but not sure where to begin? We have you covered! The post Your next renovation project according to your province appeared first on Zolo. Home Improvement

Snapdocs raises $60 million to scale up its digital closing business

Housing Wire

The COVID-19 pandemic helped accelerate the mortgage industry’s digital transformation by years, and proptech firms such as Snapdocs have capitalized on the opportunity.

FIRE and home buying: Can you retire early with a mortgage?

The Morgtage Report

Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE) requires you to reduce debts and save most of your income. But home buying with a mortgage is still possible. Buying a home Mortgage Strategy

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Does Your Branding Speak for Itself?

RIS Media

As a business owner and team leader, you need to be top-of-mind. Unsurprisingly, your branding process plays a major role in helping you be the best and shine the brightest. Your branding lets people in your sphere know that you are still there, and you welcome their business.

Renting a House vs. Renting an Apartment: Which is Best

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

What to Know About Renting an Apartment vs. A Home Are you trying to decide between renting a home or an apartment? The choice to either rent an apartment or house can be difficult. On the one hand, renting a house might seem like the ideal type of home, with more rooms and space. But […].

Should You List Your Home During the Holidays?

American Lifestyle

The post Should You List Your Home During the Holidays? appeared first on American Lifestyle Magazine. Buying & Selling Finance Financial Advice Holiday Holiday Season Home Advice Home Buying Home Loan Home Selling Listing Real Estate Real Estate Agent Refinancing Seller Selling Winter

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Rocket Mortgage Introduces New Tech Platform for Real Estate Agents

RIS Media

Rocket Companies recently launched “Rocket Pro Insight,” a new technology platform providing real estate agents real-time updates on the status of their clients’ mortgages.

Buying a New Home? Here’s 8 People You Need on Your Team

Redfin

Buying a new home is an exciting moment in anyone’s life — whether you’re finally ready to make the leap from renter to homeowner or you’re an experienced buyer. However, even if this isn’t your first rodeo, the homebuying process can be complex.

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Quality First: A Focused Team With a Shared Vision

RIS Media

Jennifer Ames, founder of Ames Group Chicago , grew up immersed in real estate—her mother a career agent, her stepfather managing a family brokerage in Chicago. So naturally, after earning a degree in English at Yale, Ames went off to do her own thing, pursuing a career in investment banking.

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Win Bidding Wars: How to Write Offers That the Seller and Listing Agent Will Love

HomeLight

There’s more to winning a bidding war than price. You need to write offers that tell the seller and listing agent three things: your offer has the best terms. your offer has the lowest risk. your offer is most likely to cross the proverbial finish line.

Mortgage and refinance rates today, October 12, 2020

The Morgtage Report

Today’s mortgage and refinance rates Average mortgage rates nudged higher last Friday. And conventional loans today start at 2.75% (2.75% APR) for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage. That Friday rise was […]. Mortgage Rates Now

Prime Panoramas | 5 Videos of Inspiring Landscapes

Sotheby's International Real Estate

A spectacular view is one of the best accessories a luxury property can have. Whether positioned on rolling tundra or balmy coastal flatlands, the right home begins with the right location.

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Children With Animal Allergies Can Live Comfortably With Pets

RIS Media

(TNS)— Dear Mayo Clinic: Our young daughter has shown signs that she might be allergic to our dog. We have had our dog for eight years, and the dog seems to be fond of our daughter. Do you have any tips for how we can safely keep our dog without sacrificing our child’s health?

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Top 3 Portland Market Trends: October Edition

The Living Room

The Portland market continues to thrive, despite everything else 2020 has brought us. With only 1.1 months of inventory at the end of September, the market remains strong for sellers. For buyers, the competition is fierce as ever.

A Team Rebrand: Coldwell Banker’s The Jills Zeder Group Unveils New Look

RIS Media

The Jills Zeder Group , a Coldwell Banker Realty luxury real estate team with offices in Miami Beach and Coral Gables, rebranded, unveiling its new look on Oct.

Fall Art Classes At The Lighthouse ArtCenter

Waterfront Properties

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is celebrating its recent reopening and the debut of the newly renovated School of Art by hosting in-person Fall Session Art Classes. The classes and sessions will take place at its location in Tequesta beginning next Monday, October 19th through December 19th.

Preparing Your Home to Stand Against the Cold, Snow and Ice of Winter

RIS Media

With cold weather heading toward much of the country, you’ll likely want to ensure that your home is ready to deal with the hazards of winter weather like ice, snow and cold temperatures.

Family-Owned Wildlife Park Offers Safe Drive-Thu Safari Tours

Waterfront Properties

Due to Covid-19, our local local Animal EDventure Park had to temporarily close, but they still have animals to take care of, and are working to bring in lost revenue while providing a safe, educational, and fun activity for adults and children of all ages They are now able to offer safe no contact Guided Safari Tours at their farm.

$60M Mansion on a Slice of George Washington’s Former Farm Is Virginia’s Most Expensive Home

Realtor.com

Sean Shanahan / Gordon Beall With a price tag of $60 million, a relatively new house on historic land is now Virginia’s most expensive home.

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Mortgage rates limbo: How low will they go?

Inman

Mortgage rates have been incredibly low now for quite a while. There are a couple of big reasons for this that we’ll touch on below. There’s no doubt that part of this was due to spooked equities last week as tech stocks in particular have seen volatility.

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Apple Cider Pork Chops with Pear Sauce

American Lifestyle

The post Apple Cider Pork Chops with Pear Sauce appeared first on American Lifestyle Magazine. All Recipes Dinner Apple Cider Pear Pork Pork Chop Roast

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What the decentralizing of work means for your market (part 1 of 2)

Inman

Successful professionals in business and finance are some of the leading buyers and sellers of luxury real estate. And their lives have been changed by the rise of remote work, digital collaboration, and the decentralization of offices, with direct ramifications for their homebuying behavior.

No More Love Letters

BubbleInfo

The time-honored tradition of buyers hoping to sway sellers with a personal introductory letter came to an abrupt halt this month with the new FHDA form (see snip above).

Home prices in the pandemic: dig deeper into the data

Inman

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were faced with a world of unknowns. Lockdowns across the country created lack of access to homes for showings, inspections, and appraisals. Unemployment numbers spiked precipitously, reaching nearly 15% in April.

Planning a Successful Team Retreat

RIS Media

Combine Purpose and Fun to Propel Renewed Team Success. You and your team work hard all year, but even the most focused agents need some downtime and a change of pace sometimes. An often-overlooked tool to accomplish that is a well-planned team retreat. Team retreats serve multiple purposes.

Inman Handbook on creating online home tours

Inman

This Handbook covers the tools, tech and tactics needed for marketing properties and showing them at a safe distance when needed.

In COVID’s Wake, Millennials Driving Nation’s Desire for Bigger Homes, Outdoor Space

RIS Media

A study from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is confirming many of the migration trends that had been anticipated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.