Wed.Jan 19, 2022

Mortgage apps up 2.3% with new record average loan size

Housing Wire

Mortgage applications increased 2.3% from the previous week, largely due to a strong purchase market, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) survey for the week ending Jan. The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index rose 7.9% from the previous week, while the Refinance Index decreased 3.1%

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With Mortgage Rates Climbing, Now’s the Time To Act

Keeping Current Matters

Last week, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac jumped from 3.22% to 3.45%. Buying Myths First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Housing Market Updates Interest Rates Move-Up Buyers Content Hub


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Feds seek to enlist real estate agents in anti-corruption push

Housing Wire

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network , or FinCEN, is floating a proposed anti-money laundering rule that could impose reporting mandates on a broad swath of professionals in the residential real estate market, including real estate agents, brokers, attorneys, title insurance companies and settlement agents.

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Housing Starts End 2021 with Annual Gains

Eyes on Housing

Home building ended 2021 with strong annual gains as demand accelerated in the wake of the pandemic. These annual gains were realized despite supply-chain limitations for materials and ongoing access issues for labor and lots. Single-family starts ended 2021 with a 13.4%

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.

Desktop appraisal option to start in March

Housing Wire

Desktop appraisals will become an option for some agency-backed loans submitted after March 19. To be eligible for a desktop appraisal, according to Fannie Mae , the loan must be a purchase transaction, secured by a one-unit principal residence and have a loan-to-value ratio of no more than 90%.

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Housing starts reach nine-month high in December

Housing Wire

After posting a double digit gain in November , housing starts were up yet again in December, rising 1.4% month over month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.70 million according to a report released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

Tips on How New Real Estate Agents Find Listings

Realty Biz

Congratulations on passing your real estate agent’s test. The first thing you want to do is hang that license and any business license that you have in a very conspicuous place. Now, it’s time to start bringing in clients.

Housing starts beat estimates, but don’t get too excited

Housing Wire

Today, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that housing starts came in as a beat at 1.702 million for December. The more critical number of housing permits came in too strong at 1.873 million.

Tips for Successful Home Buyers

Realty Biz

Navigating the real estate market can be a little scary for the novice, especially in the days of COVID-19. With inventories low and mortgage rate on the rise, experts predict a consistent growth in the market for 2022 and a mortgage rate slow-down.

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!

Vishal Garg, CEO of, is back

Housing Wire CEO Vishal Garg. Vishal Garg, the CEO of, is making a comeback, just one month after being forced to take administrative leave for axing 900 staffers in a webinar and then telling remaining staffers they were lazy thieves.

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Grow Your Real Estate Business today with PropStream

Realty Biz

Real estate software is a must-have today for any realtor. One of the most effective platforms we’ve come across in some time is PropStream.

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How to minimize tenant turnover using online property management tools

Housing Wire

Tenant turnover happens when the current tenants move out of a rental property and the property is now vacant and it needs to be prepared for new tenants to move in.

6 Ways to Overcome the Emotions of Selling a Home

American Lifestyle

The post 6 Ways to Overcome the Emotions of Selling a Home appeared first on American Lifestyle Magazine. Buying & Selling Real Estate Emotion Home Selling Real Estate Tips Selling Stress


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!

Fast-growing brokerage Side enters NYC

Housing Wire

San Francisco-based Side has taken the side entrance into New York. The real estate brokerage has not announced agent hires, but it has tapped a managing broker for the state in John Wollberg.

Rare Andy Warhol Exhibit – Tequesta

Waterfront Properties

A rare Andy Warhol exhibit is at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta. The ArtCenter debuted “Warhol Warhol Warhol” in its Spencer Gallery on January 13. The exhibit features more than twenty pieces of rare Warhol works from the collections of Beth Rudin DeWoody and Marshall Fields.


Realty Biz

Coldwell Banker Premier, a regional real estate power headquartered in Winchester, VA, with eight offices serving Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., today joined forces with legacy brokerage Coldwell Banker Resort Realty headquartered in Rehoboth Beach, DE.

Notorious POD, Ep 32: Musings on AVMs and Appraisers

Notorious ROB

Musings is a solo version of the Notorious POD in which I think out loud about issues in the economy, technology, and real estate industry. In this episode, I think out loud about AVMs, appraisers and the future of valuation at least for purposes of lenders.

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!

French Dining on the Water - Jupiter

Waterfront Properties

Looking for a a great restaurant on the waterfront in Jupiter? Cafe des Artistes is a respected, timeless Parisian-style bistro. The restaurant is set on the harbor of the Jupiter Yacht Club marina with al fresco dining on the waterfront or fashionable indoor seating.


BHHS Brokerages Join Forces in Southern Maryland

RIS Media

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, one of the country’s fastest-growing brokerages, with 2,000 agents and $8 billion in annual sales, today announced a merger with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices McNelis Group Properties of Solomons, Md.

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Get $29M for their NYC Pad, Want Another $35M for LA Mansion

Fancy Pants Homes

JT and Biel have been together for a long, long time — 15 years to be precise. During this time, the high-profile couple has built quite an impressive real estate portfolio. This includes an LA mansion that formerly belonged to actress Helen Hunt, a penthouse in Soho that Justin sold for $6.35

Six tips to find the lowest VA mortgage rates

The Mortgage Report

Are you sure you're getting the lowest VA mortgage rates possible? Don't risk paying too much. Instead, read this guide for pro tips. VA Loans VA Refinance how to get the lowest VA mortgage rates lowest VA mortgage rates What are the lowest VA mortgage rates

#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!

The Pros and Cons of a Virtual Home Tour

American Lifestyle

The post The Pros and Cons of a Virtual Home Tour appeared first on American Lifestyle Magazine. Buying & Selling Buying and Selling Home Advice Home Buying Home Owner Real Estate Real Estate Tips Tour


Mortgage and refinance rates today, Jan. 19, 2022

The Mortgage Report

Today’s mortgage and refinance rates Average mortgage rates rose moderately yesterday. Just over a year ago, these rates hit their all-time low: 2.65%. But now they’re mostly closer to 4% […]. Mortgage Rates Now

Increased Buyer Urgency Expected Amid Rising Mortgage Rates


By Jordan Grice Despite various forecasts surrounding mortgage rates, the bottom line is that they are bound to tick up this year, leaving many wondering what this could mean for the housing market.

Bully-Offer Blasphemy!

Toronto Realty Blog

TorontoRealtyBlog. Do two wrongs make a right? If that’s the case, then perhaps all is fair in the absolute chaos that exists in the 2022 real estate market, particularly when it comes to pre-emptive offers, aka “bully offers.”

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