Fri.Sep 10, 2021

Wells Fargo to pay $250 million for “reckless practices”

Housing Wire

Wells Fargo has been slapped with a $250 million civil money penalty by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency for “unsafe or unsound practices” pertaining to their home lending loss mitigation program this week.

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Tracking the Geography of Home Building: Housing Affordability Metrics

Eyes on Housing

Housing affordability has gained increased attention in recent quarters due growing home prices and rents.

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Orchard reaches unicorn status with $100M funding round

Housing Wire

Orchard , which operates a home-buying and selling platform, announced it has raised $100 million in Series D funding at over a $1 billion valuation.

Your script just flopped. Here’s what you probably did wrong

Inman

Do you know what it takes to make your scripts work like a charm? Bernice Ross goes through some common objection handlers for "I only want to work with the listing agent," dissects which scripts are pure gold and which will be epic fails, and gives the best practices for using any script. .

Millennials are Determined and Prices are Soaring: The Step-by-Step Formula for Closing More Sales to Millennial Buyers Fast!

Speaker: Paul Moya - CEO, Millennial Labs, and The Go-To Performance Marketing Strategist and Realtor Coach for the Best in the World

Join Paul Moya, CEO of Millennial Labs and the Go-To Performance Marketing Strategist and Realtor Coach for the Best in the World, as he shares insights and information about the importance of understanding a buyer and how their needs change with each generation.

The future of the independent mortgage broker channel

Housing Wire

Currently, one in five, or roughly 20%, of consumers work with an independent mortgage broker.

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FHFA’s equity plan: Too much or not enough?

Housing Wire

The day after Labor Day, the nation’s top housing regulator announced that its regulated entities, which control half the nation’s $11 trillion housing market, would have to come up with plans to address racial equity.

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Coldwell Banker launches partnership with Supreme Auctions

Inman

Coldwell Banker has partnered with Supreme Auctions to help agents sell luxury properties and learn the ins and outs of the auction space with a free course. Brokerage Select auctions coldwell banker luxury real estate Michael Altneu Supreme Auctions

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KW President Marc King on Gary Keller, social unrest

Housing Wire

Marc King, president at KW. Is Keller Williams rising or falling — or has it settled into a role of venerable franchise network in a growing ecosystem of international brokerages? The team’s executive leadership shifts give the appearance that change is afoot.

Inman Review: VSH Media rolls out mobile-based virtual staging

Inman

Virtual home staging and image enhancement marketing continue to become powerful tools for listing agents. VSH Media's mobile app offers agents an good, affordable option but charges more for faster turnaround.

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.

5 Ways to Passively Invest in Real Estate

Realty Biz

If you’re looking for proven ways to beat inflation and generate wealth, real estate is likely your best bet. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco , real estate investing offers many advantages over other investments — including stocks.

NAR can’t raise the bar — but your broker can

Inman

NAR is the face of real estate — a nice big target to blame when something needs to be fixed. But here's why it's really up to real estate brokerages to raise their standards. Agent Brokerage Opinion Select Service broker brokerage NAR national association of realtors standards teresa boardman

6 Ways to Stage Your Garage

American Lifestyle

The post 6 Ways to Stage Your Garage appeared first on American Lifestyle Magazine. Staging Declutter Garage Home Improvement Home Selling

Too much information: Sellers risk privacy in era of 3D marketing

Inman

As interactive imagery spreads in real estate, homeowners and their agents increasingly have to consider ways to keep their personal information private.

Where Are Home Prices Headed in Late 2021?

American Lifestyle

The post Where Are Home Prices Headed in Late 2021? appeared first on American Lifestyle Magazine. Buying & Selling Buying Buying and Selling Home Advice Home prices Home Selling Homebuyer Homebuying Mortgage Real Estate Real estate market

Leonardo DiCaprio nabs $14M mansion, lists previous home

Inman

The four-bedroom, 3,200-square-foot waterfront property is nearly twice the size of Leonardo DiCaprio's previous home, according to property records. Lifestyle Listings Luxury Luxury Lens Coldwell Banker Realty Katie Bentzen Leonardo DiCaprio luxury lens Rick Delamarter

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Alberta Arts Paradise!

The Living Room

Alberta Arts Paradise! 4807 NE 21st Avenue, Portland, OR 97211. Offered at $779,000. 3 BEDROOM | 2.1 BATH | 2,660 SQFT. MLS #21422010 | TAXES: $4,674. Beautifully remodeled 1908 Alberta Arts bungalow w/ attention to period details. 3 bed, 2.1 bath light-filled home!

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Inman Top 5: The biggest stories of the week Sept. 4-10, 2021

Inman

Looking for a quick catch-up on the buzziest stories of the week? Here's Inman Top 5, the most essential stories of the week, according to Inman website visitors.

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Market Slowing

BubbleInfo

Great thoughts from Ryan at www.sacramentoappraisalblog.com: Now let’s talk about slowing. I’ve had a number of emails lately critiquing my use of the word “slowing,” so I wanted to talk about this openly. I hope that’s cool. If this isn’t your thing, just scroll down.

It’s Always Sunny in Richmond

The Living Room

It’s Always Sunny in Richmond ! 2612 SE 31st Avenue, Portland, OR 97202. Offered at $599,900. 3 BEDROOM | 1 BATH | 2,356 SQ FT. MLS #21568173 | TAXES: $4,674. This classic 1910 PDX bungalow is teeming with charm and light! Step into formal living and dining rooms with fireplace and built-ins.

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The Real Word: Do Americans want to live farther from neighbors?

Inman

In this edition of The Real Word, Bryon Lazine and Nicole White discuss new trends like fence renovations, shifts in home preferences and agents like Ryan Serhant building their brand in the real estate industry.

NAR’s REALTOR® Relief Foundation Raises Millions For Disaster Victims

RIS Media

During some of the worst disasters and tragedies over the last two decades, stepping in to provide comfort, support and aid have been REALTORS®. Whether it is on the ground in the days after devastating storms or in the frightening, uncertain days and hours following the terrorist attacks of Sept.

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B&Bs are selling up as single-family homes

Realty Biz

Bed and breakfasts saw business decline tremendously during the coronavirus pandemic, and as they continue to struggle in the stop-start post-pandemic world, some buyers are taking advantage.

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Just Listed! Lovely Lents Bungalow

The Living Room

4528 SE 85th Ave. Portland, OR 97266. Lovely Lents Bungalow that has been completely remodeled from head to toe! This sweet two-level home is filled with dreamy updates starting with the bright, cozy living room with gorgeous hardwood floors and new windows.

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Calcium: The Key to Strong Bones

RIS Media

The post Calcium: The Key to Strong Bones appeared first on RISMedia. CRISIS-Friendly social-share-videos

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True to Form Craftsman Bungalow

The Living Room

2328 NE 52nd Ave. Portland, OR 97213. Welcome to this well loved and meticulously cared for craftsman bungalow. You will feel in awe as you step into the open floor plan. Rich moldings, built-ins and box beams elegantly dress the minimalist architecture, with abundant light bathing every room.

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NYC Real Estate Icons Shed Light on One of the Darkest Days in U.S. History

RIS Media

A note from RISMedia Founder, President & CEO John Featherston on the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11: “I wanted to share with you some thoughts as we reach the somber milestone of the 20th anniversary of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001—a day that changed our lives forever.

Canadian Real Estate Is Now A Bubble On Top of A Bubble: US Federal Reserve

Better Dwelling

Either the Canadian real estate bubble is now a bubble on a bubble, or old enough it should be in school. The US Federal Reserve (the Fed) released its quarterly exuberance index for Q1 2021. The index, used to determine country-level housing bubbles, shows Canada is well into one.

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Housing Price Growth Breaks Record, but Likely to Slow

RIS Media

A new report has found that the explosive growth rate in housing prices has reached historic levels, with a year-over-year gain of 18% in July coming in as the highest 12-month increase since that data index was created in 1976.

The Harsh Truth About Living as a Real Estate Agent

Realty Biz

If you have a natural talent for selling and a way with people, you might’ve considered becoming a real estate agent. It can be a great job that offers tons of flexibility, allows you to meet lots of interesting people in diverse fields, and can be very lucrative depending on how successful you are.