Wed.Jan 12, 2022

Two Ways Homebuyers Can Win in Today’s Market

Keeping Current Matters

If your goal is to purchase a home this year, you might be looking for any advantage you can get in today’s sellers’ market. First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Move-Up Buyers Content Hub

Housing inventory crisis continues in 2022

Housing Wire

Early in 2021, when I was talking about how people should worry about home prices overheating, I had a glimmer of hope that maybe toward the end of 2021 we would be spared another seasonal collapse of inventory.

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Inflation Hits 39-Year High

Eyes on Housing

Led by higher prices for shelter and used vehicles, consumer prices soared by 7.0% in December from a year ago. It was the largest year-over-year gain since June 1982. However, energy prices fell in December, ending a long series of increases.

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Purchase loans drive mortgage applications higher

Housing Wire

Mortgage applications climbed 1.4% for the week ending Jan. 7, 2022, according to a survey published by the Mortgage Bankers Association this week. The growth was buoyed by a 2% increase in the trade group’s seasonally adjusted purchase index, the MBA said.

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The Only Business Plan You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Overthinking your business plan? The old and tired process of building a 12-month business plan simply doesn’t make sense for the modern real estate business. Learn how to build one that will help you keep on track, stay nimble, and close more deals in 2022.

Be Smart About Paying Off Your Mortgage Early

Realty Biz

The second American Dream is owning your home free and clear. It comes right after buying a home in the first place. Millions of Americans take action to pay off their homes early instead of dragging it out for 30 years at an extra cost of tens of thousands of dollars.

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What is MLS? Multiple Listing Service Explained

Redfin

While first-time homebuyers and even seasoned homeowners might have heard of MLS, they may not be familiar with the role it plays throughout the home buying and selling process. Understanding how the MLS factors into the process can help you get the most out of your purchase or sale.

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What Pennymac TPO’s rebrand means for the wholesale channel

Housing Wire

The mortgage industry is coming out of back-to-back amazing years, and while 2022 still holds great opportunity for the industry, it also signals a pivot point for market participants.

2022 Housing Market Faces Changes Amid Economic and Regulatory Activity

RIS Media

With real estate professionals gearing up for another strong year, two of the industry’s leading experts dove into the most significant economic and regulatory issues on the horizon and their implications for the real estate market, during RISMedia’s Real Estate Rocking in the New Year on Jan.

CoreLogic leadership change: CEO Frank Martell resigns

Housing Wire

It’s a new year, but CoreLogic is still undergoing big changes, the latest a resignation of its CEO, Frank Martell.

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What Agents Should Be Doing Every Day to Succeed With Leads

Top agents do this every day to succeed.do you? It’s all about the follow-up. Top agents shared their perfected processes, and we compiled it into a super easy visual to-do list for Real Estate lead follow up that wins. Get the list now!

Rising Mortgage Rates

BubbleInfo

Mortgage rates have been rising steadily: 2022 has gotten off to a bad start for the bond market and consequently, mortgage rates. The pace has been on the aggressive side with the average lender seeing an increase of more than a quarter of a point in a week and 3/8ths of a point in 2 weeks.

First American to acquire Mother Lode Holding Company

Housing Wire

First American Financial Corporation , the second largest of the “Big Four” title insurers, announced plans to acquire Mother Lode Holding Company and its subsidiaries on Wednesday.

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Must-Have 2022 Furniture Pieces

RIS Media

Often, updating a piece or two in a space can give it a fresh look and feel. If you’re looking for a few strategic pieces to give your home a refresh for the new year, you can accomplish this without a complete redesign.

Budget-Friendly Branding Strategies for Startups

Realty Biz

As a startup owner, you might assume that branding is only essential for big enterprises like Apple, Google, and Burger King. However, branding is necessary for startups as your company’s identity; your audience won’t find you without an identity.

The #1 Reason Why Sales Coaching is Critical to Your 2022 Sales Success

Speaker: Tim Hughes, Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Leadership Associates

Join Tim Hughes, Author of Social Selling – Influencing Buyers and Changemakers and Co-Founder/CEO of Digital Leadership Associates, as he details how investing in sales coaching will teach your team how to navigate social media and therefore create greater sales success.

Remote Ski Towns You Need to Visit

RIS Media

If exploring the road less traveled is your vacation style, leave the resort towns to the masses and plan a vacation to an undiscovered ski town this winter. You will benefit from shorter lines, fewer crowds and beautiful scenery, delicious restaurants and exploring uncharted territory.

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How Long Does It Take to Close on a House From Start to Finish?

HomeLight

You’ve accepted an offer on your house and both you and the buyer have signed the purchase contract. How long does closing take from here? Next steps include the home inspection, appraisal, and final paperwork.

Small Ways to Make a New House Feel Like Home

RIS Media

Whether you move into a new, custom build or a 100-year old house, it simply doesn’t feel like home until you’ve added the touches that make your home uniquely you. Maybe your home was custom designed before you moved in, or perhaps you’re planning on slowly redesigning it over time.

Bridget Blue offers training course for real estate admins

REM Online

The following content may have been republished here without the author's permission. The original post can be found at the following URL: Bridget Blue offers training course for real estate admins.

How Sales Enablement is Supporting Social Selling in 2022

Speaker: Brynne Tillman CEO | LinkedIn Whisperer at Social Sales Link

In this 1-hour session, Brynne Tillman from Social Sales Link will teach you why Sales Enablement teams should own Social Selling

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Announces 35 New Members in 2021

RIS Media

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) has expanded its footprint with the addition of 35 new member firms in 16 countries in 2021, the company has announced. In all, LeadingRE now encompasses 550 member firms, with more than 150,000 sales associates in 70 countries worldwide.

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Should you refinance before retirement?

The Mortgage Report

Refinancing your mortgage before retirement has its benefits, but it may not make sense for everyone. Learn if you should refinance before retirement. Cash Out Refinance

On a Mission to Make a Difference by Serving Clients and Saving Children

RIS Media

As President and CEO of the Nick Shivers Team at Keller Williams Portland Central, Nick Shivers leads one of the top real estate teams in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

December TRREB Stats: The Storm Before The Storm

Toronto Realty Blog

TorontoRealtyBlog. Are you a baseball fan? Probably not. There aren’t a lot left anymore. I’m what you might call a “purist” in that I don’t like change.

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The Secret to Building Successful Digital Sales Programs in 2022 and Beyond

Speaker: Jordi Gili, International Speaker, Managing Director at Execus, Professor Geneva Business School

In this session Prof. Jordi Gili with the Geneva Business School will share key learnings from digital sales programs and will hint at the Key Performance Indicators that Digital Sales programs should aspire to in 2023.

Housing Experts Divided on Whether Sales Will Rise or Fall in 2022

RIS Media

An outside panel of economists and housing experts who participated in Zillow’s most recent Home Price Expectations Survey, were evenly split on whether sales will rise or fall in 2022, as concerns over worsening affordability collide with expectations for rising inventory.

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Four Canadian Banks Urge The BoC To Raise Rates, Another Is Warning Home Buyers

Better Dwelling

The kings of Bay Street aren’t happy with Canada’s central bank, and they’re no longer holding back criticism. Four of the “Big Six” banks have recently urged the Bank of Canada (BoC) to raise the overnight rate. Another bank hasn’t urged action, yet.

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Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

RIS Media

Mortgage applications increased 1.4 percent from one week earlier, for the week ending January 7, 2022. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey, the Market Composite Index, which measures the mortgage loan application volume, increased 1.4

How much will home prices slow down in 2022?

The Mortgage Report

The rate of home price growth surged to never-before-seen heights in 2021. That should drop in 2022 but by how much? Buying a home

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