Thu.Sep 09, 2021

Mortgage rates stuck at 2.88% amid rise in COVID cases

Housing Wire

The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was stagnant at 2.88% for the week ending Sept. 9, according to mortgage rates data released Thursday by Freddie Mac ‘s PMMS. The week prior , mortgage rates also held steady at 2.87%.

Home Price Appreciation Is Skyrocketing in 2021. What About 2022?

Keeping Current Matters

One of the major story lines over the last year is how well the residential real estate market performed. One key metric in the spotlight is home price appreciation. According to the latest indices, home prices are skyrocketing this year.


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UWM launches AMC-free appraisal program

Housing Wire

United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM) announced today that it will no longer require its brokers to use appraisal management companies to complete appraisals.

Building Materials Prices: Large Increases Year-To-Date

Eyes on Housing

According to the most recent release of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index (PPI), the prices of goods used as inputs to residential construction including and excluding energy have risen 19.0% and 12.0%, respectively, year-to-date (YTD).

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.

How can the mortgage industry recruit people earlier in their careers?

Housing Wire

Dave Sheeler, president of residential servicing and correspondent lending at Freedom Mortgage. This year’s list of HousingWire Insiders radiate influence well beyond the walls of their individual companies, providing the infrastructure that upholds the whole industry.

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Mortgage lenders need to lean in to consumer expectations

Housing Wire

When it comes to consumers’ growing desire for a seamless, fully digital home-buying experience, coupled with COVID-19’s influence on buying behaviors, it’s safe to say there truly is “no turning back.”. The pandemic had a profound impact on the home-buying experience.

Corcoran Global Living expands NorCal reach with new partnership


Las Vegas-based Corcoran Group affiliate Corcoran Global Living has hit the jackpot with its latest expansion efforts in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Notarize and Snapdocs announce eClosing partnership

Housing Wire

Notarize , a provider of remote online notarization (RON) services in 38 states, and Snapdocs , a California-based digital mortgage closing platform, are partnering, the companies announced Thursday.

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10 smart closing gift ideas that clients will never forget


Jimmy Burgess rounded up his top 10 closing gifts that are working for agents right now (No. 10 is straight from his playbook). They’re highly personalized, memorable, shareable and relationship-cementing.

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.

2021 Tech Trendsetters nominations are now open!

Housing Wire

For the third year, Tech Trendsetters is honoring the individuals behind the technology that is driving mortgage and real estate. From automation to AI, these visionaries are helping to push the housing industry into the future and away from outdated processes.

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Realogy calls for NAR rule change on listing broker attribution


The real estate brokerage giant says "many listing search websites misdirect consumers by obfuscating display of a property’s listing firm.".

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Should I Sell My House Now or Wait? In 2021, Make Hay While the Sun Shines


Updated September 9, 2021. Moving is a big deal, and the decision of whether to sell your house now or wait is rarely an easy one.

Top NYC agent Richard Steinberg heads to Compass


The industry veteran was attracted to Compass' tech-forward approach. He brings with him three team members from Douglas Elliman. Agent Luxury Luxury Lens Alexander Mignogna Carli Levitt compass douglas elliman Emanuel Fiore hgtv howard lorber luxury lens Richard Steinberg WLNY-CBS

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Foreclosures Will Not Become a Home Buyer’s Window of Opportunity

Realty Biz

At the peak, more than 9 million American homeowners paused paying their monthly mortgage payments during the most difficult months of the pandemic. They did not go into foreclosure but instead entered “forbearance.”

The Agency opens its 23rd franchise in Hawaii


Local agents and 20-year industry veterans Yvienne and Gerrit Peterson will lead the new office. Brokerage Luxury Luxury Lens News Brief Gerrit Peterson hawaii luxury lens Maui Mauricio Umansky the agency Yvienne Peterson

Your Detailed How-To Guide on the Fastest Way to Sell a House


Selling your home fast is always a good idea, no matter the motivation. The longer the home is on the market, the less valuable it becomes so speed is of the essence.

Rates for 15-year mortgages continue slow rise from prior lows


Mortgage rates have remained largely unchanged in recent weeks, aside from a gradual rise in rates for 15-year loans. Banking & Lending Markets & Economy Mortgage 15-year fixed rate 30 year fixed-rate freddie mac lenders mortgage mortgage rates Sam Khater

How to Build Your Real Estate Career in 100 Days

RIS Media

The first 100 days of any new venture, especially a real estate career, can say a lot about the result. These early days lay the groundwork for what’s to come—and can even predict ultimate success or failure. As a new agent, what you do in the first 100 days will make or break your business.

10 bonkers real estate marketing strategies that actually worked


Inman reached out to agents across the U.S. and beyond to share the most outlandish ways they've successfully marketed their business. Agent Marketing Marketing & Branding Month Select berkshire hathaway brown harris stevens re/max Serhant. sotheby's theme-month-202109

Global Spotlight: Island Life Awaits in the Caribbean

RIS Media

We recently had the opportunity to talk to brokers from two popular Caribbean markets offering the best in island living to see what makes these destinations so special. Falcone. Aruba.

These are the top LGBTQ real estate agents in North America


The LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance has unveiled its first-ever "Top Producers list," which ranks agents and teams by sides and sales volume.

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Why and How to Network With Local Luxury Real Estate Professionals

RIS Media

As a luxury real estate professional, how often do you nurture the relationships you have with other agents in your market? Better yet, how often do you seek out relationships with those other local agents to grow your sphere of influence?

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Despite cooling housing market, pending sales continue to climb


During the four-week period ending Sept. 5, pending sales rose 6 percent from a year earlier, according to a report released Wednesday by Redfin.

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Home-Price Forecasts for 2022


The YoY change in the San Diego Case-Shiller Index in June was 31% higher than the national 10-city index.

Replacing yourself? 6 qualities to look for in a team CEO


Talent is everywhere — if you know what to look for. And when you're hiring someone to replace yourself as team leader, the search might take a while — the stakes are higher. Here's what you should look for when hiring a CEO to run your real estate team.

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Urban Farm for Real

The Living Room

Urban Farm for Real. 17801 SE Cook St | Milwaukie, OR 97267. Offered at $450,000 | ML #21374120. 3 Bedrooms | 1 Bath | 1,296 SF | 0.93 Acres. Urban Farm For Real. Nearly an acre of exceptional property that backs up to protected wetlands natural area w/trails, park, wildlife.

Jetty Rent allows tenants to choose when they want to pay rent


Renter financial services startup Jetty has launched a new product to help both renters and property managers combat issues that arise from late rent payments.

Mortgage Credit: Availability Increased in August

RIS Media

Mortgage credit availability increased in August according to the latest Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI) report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). The report analyzes data from Ellie Mae’s AllRegs® Market Clarity® business information tool.

From Instagram to HGTV: ‘Cheap Old Houses’ stars on finding fame


Episodes of the new show 'Cheap Old Houses', which follows the creators of the hit Instagram account around the country, have been dropping on HGTV every Monday. Interviews Lifestyle Select Cheap Old Houses Elizabeth Finkelstein Ethan Finkelstein hgtv instagram