Tue.Jun 15, 2021

Why female leadership is crucial to the mortgage industry

Housing Wire

Women in brokerage aren’t common, but Rocket Pro TPO aims to change that. By integrating programs that enhance inclusivity, the company encourages female leadership.

Hope Is on the Horizon for Today’s Housing Shortage

Keeping Current Matters

The major challenge in today’s housing market is that there are more buyers looking to purchase than there are homes available to buy. Simply put, supply can’t keep up with demand. A normal market has a 6-month supply of homes for sale.


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Homebuilder confidence falls to lowest level since August

Housing Wire

Homebuilder confidence fell to its lowest level since August 2020, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) report.

Post-Winter Storm Uptick for Sawmill Output in March

Eyes on Housing

The historic climb for lumber prices, combined with delays and higher costs for other building materials, is a significant limiting factor for home building in 2021.

Reimagining How Construction Companies Capture Progress Tracking

Speaker: Felipe Engineer-Manriquez, Christopher Gagliardi, George Hedley, and Jason Nichols

Join our esteemed panelists for their discussion on the importance of progress tracking which ultimately touches upon every digital aspect within the construction cycle. Our thought-leaders' years of experience on the job sites can help you build a better future at your company.

Cornerstone Home Lending to acquire Roscoe State Bank

Housing Wire

Houston-based nonbank mortgage lender Cornerstone Home Lending is buying Roscoe State Bank , a traditional depository bank headquartered in Roscoe, Texas. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals.

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Former Ellie Mae VP joins Notarize as GM

Housing Wire

Former Ellie Mae vice president Terri Davis has joined Notarize as general manager for its real estate-related business. Davis has worked in digital real estate for more than 20 years, holding positions at Fannie Mae, Ellie Mae, and PMI, to name a few.

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Lumber prices finally drop and the stockpilers prepare to sell


After soaring lumber prices fueled conspiracy theories this spring, and challenged homebuilders faced with an inventory shortage, prices are starting to come down.

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Appraisal bias: Education is the first step

Housing Wire

Understanding the market value of collateral is a key fundamental component of safe and sound lending. This is accomplished through obtaining an appraisal. .

FirstTeam Leadership Entrusted With Future Vision of Real Estate, Appointed to Board of Directors Positions 

First Team Real Estate

It is with great pride that we celebrate the appointments of three different members of our FirstTeam Real Estate leadership team to esteemed local Board of Directors positions for 2022 including Michele Harrington, Orange County REALTORS® , as well as Terry Karges and Elizabeth Meyers, Pacific West Association of REALTORS®.

Sprout Mortgage taps Wells Fargo veteran to lead retail

Housing Wire

Non-QM lender Sprout Mortgage is setting up a distributed retail operation, and it’s picked a veteran of Wells Fargo to lead the new division. Sprout hired former Wells Fargo executive Michael Johnson to expand Sprout’s consumer and retail sales channel, the company said Tuesday.

Buying and Selling in the Summer Season

American Lifestyle

The post Buying and Selling in the Summer Season appeared first on American Lifestyle Magazine. Buying & Selling Finance Financial Advice Home Advice Home Buying Home Improvement Home Loan Real Estate Real Estate Agent Refinancing summer

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Sizing up claims of appraisers’ racial bias

Housing Wire

This is Part II of HousingWire’s deep dive into the appraisal profession, and the wave of racial bias claims that has rocked it. In Part I, we looked at the origins of the profession, its present demographic makeup and leadership, and the many struggles of appraisers.

Who Are Millennials and What Do They Want in a Home?


If you work with first-time homebuyers , chances are, you’re going to be working with Millennials. Who are millennials? They represent the biggest generation in history and the biggest group of homebuyers in America. As a real estate professional, you need to understand the Millennial generation.

Don’t Be Scared! Friendly Ghost Awaits New Owner of a Pensacola, FL, Victorian


Clint Rackers A Victorian home in the middle of downtown Pensacola, FL, offers great income potential—as long as potential tenants get along with Fred. Fred is a ghost who, some say, resides at the historic house, now on the market for $750,000. “We

Keller Williams’ president on tech, the future of real estate and that IPO


Keller Williams President Marc King knows the real estate industry is experiencing disruption, but he believes consumers will continue turning to agents as their trusted fiduciaries.

Here’s How to Make the Most of the Longest Day of the Year

American Lifestyle

The post Here’s How to Make the Most of the Longest Day of the Year appeared first on American Lifestyle Magazine. Family & Pets Family Activities Father’s Day Fun and Games Health July 4th Kid Zone Lawn and Garden School's Out Summer Vacation Activity Family Fun Solstice summer


They came for 2-sided deals — then a pocket listing debate broke out


Despite its title — "The End of the Two-Sided Deal: Will This Be The New Normal?" — a panel at Inman Connect quickly turned into an intense debate over the role of pocket listings.

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The Top 10 Best US Real Estate Markets in 2021


Image: Real Window Creative / Shutterstock.com. Most experienced agents agree that this year marks a turning point for real estate. But what are the strongest housing markets in 2021, and is now really the time to invest?

Why teams should focus on the customer experience over growth


Teams of agents play a crucial role in real estate, but some are focusing on the wrong metrics, experts said at Inman Connect. Inman Connect Select Teams Adam Wiener Ben Kinney Companies Chris Stuart inman connect inman events Place real estate Redfin teams Vija Williams

Terrible things buyers do to upset their realtors

Realty Biz

Real estate agents are a crucial part of real estate. They help buyers identify their dream properties and guide them through the buying process, making it easy for them.

New tools to unlock trapped home equity could boost home sales


During an Inman Connect session Tuesday, founders of Point and EasyKnock said they're out to revolutionize the concept of home ownership. Inman Connect Investing Select EasyKock Eddie Lim home equity home equity line of credit inman events Jared Kessler Point

Is It A Good Idea To Switch Your Career and Become A Real Estate Agent?

Realty Biz

Many young professionals working in other fields often think about making a career switch and joining the real estate business. An opportunity in real estate is always considered to be lucrative and also to offer a lot of flexibility in terms of work schedule.

Desirable housing is out there. You just need to know where to look


At Inman Connect on Tuesday, three real estate professionals dished on the creative ways they're taking advantage of existing inventory amid an historic housing shortage. Brokerage Markets & Economy Select affordable housing market inman connect Inventory crisis Veronica Figueroa

California First-Time Home Buyer: 2021 Programs & Grants

The Mortgage Report

California has countless sources of advice, education, and financial help for first-time home buyers. Learn about programs, grants, and loan options.

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New executive hires will help Orchard scale nationwide


Incoming Chief Financial Officer Patrick McClymont previously led all finance-related functions for IMAX Corp. Brokerage Industry News Select Courtney Leimkuhler Kelly Brink Orchard Orchard Home Loans Orchard Insurance Orchard Technologies Inc. Orchard Title Patrick McClymont Perch Sean Roberts

Why Remarketing (AKA Retargeting) May Be The Best Lead Gen Tactic For Agents

Easy Agent Pro

Remarketing is a powerful marketing tool used by many brands in the online world. In this age of technology, it’s incredible what capabilities lie in the hands of online marketers trying to capture the attention of the millions of users who browse the Internet daily.

Multifamily rental market rebounds to pre-pandemic levels


The median multifamily rent increased 2.5 percent in May, according to Yardi's latest rent report. West Coast markets experienced the greatest increases as buyers hold off on the homeownership plans.

The Ultimate Guide to Accent Chairs—and Where They Belong in a Home


Getty Images Need more seats around the house? An accent chair or two may be just the ticket, since they can fit in small spaces, are relatively inexpensive, and come in a variety of styles that can add instant personality to a space.

Compass CEO not ready to kiss brick-and-mortar locations goodbye


At Inman Connect on Tuesday, Compass CEO Robert Reffkin shared what post-IPO life is like, his plans to expand Compass' tech offerings, and why the office isn't going away anytime soon.