Wed.Apr 07, 2021

Millions will enter housing market in 2021: Zillow

Housing Wire

In what will be known to future generations as the Great Reshuffling, a recent Zillow survey showed that more than 1 in 10 Americans reported moving in the past 12 months, either by choice or by circumstance.

Latest Jobs Report: What Does It Mean for You & the Housing Market?

Keeping Current Matters

Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a very encouraging jobs report. The economy gained 916,000 jobs in March – well above expert projections of 650,000 to 675,000. The unemployment rate fell again and is now at 6%. What does this mean for you?

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Home sellers are feeling good about 2021

Housing Wire

Home sellers are chomping at the bit. As the economy reopens, vaccinations continue to roll out and stimulus checks reach bank accounts across America, home sellers are increasingly optimistic.

Buyers Are Split on Multigenerational Homes

Eye on Housing

A multigenerational home is desirable to some buyers, but not to all.

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Tired of renting? 6 signs you’re ready to buy your first home

Housing Wire

Chances are, you know someone who owns a home. Whether it’s a sibling, friend, or co-worker, you’ve seen someone go through the first-time home buying process – and it probably looked really complicated. At least, more complicated than simply paying rent to a landlord every month.

New USDA loan limits for 2021: How much can you borrow?

The Mortgage Report

USDA loan limits have changed. New USDA loan limits range from $285K to $657K depending on your area. Find out how much house you can afford. About Mortgages Buying a home Mortgage News USDA Loans USDA loan limits USDA loans

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MoxiWorks Partners With CENTURY 21 Canada

RIS Media

MoxiWorks recently announced their new partnership with CENTURY 21 Canada. The partnership gives CENTURY 21 Canada REALTORS® access to MoxiWorks’ suite of technology through a new platform called HUB21. This platform, powered by MoxiWorks, is now available to all CENTURY 21 Canada Realtors.

Does CFPB have authority to postpone foreclosures?

Housing Wire

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a proposed rule on Monday that would bar servicers from starting on foreclosures until 2022. The CFPB also proposed streamlined processes for moving homeowners out of forbearance and in to loss mitigation options.

Linda Pinizzotto: “I can negotiate anything. That’s my forte.”

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: Linda Pinizzotto: “I can negotiate anything. That’s my forte.”.

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Mortgage servicers are stepping up during COVID

Housing Wire

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently released to Congress the 2020 Consumer Response report. While overall complaints were up 54% year-over-year, complaints against mortgage companies were up just 7.5%, and complaints against mortgage servicers were actually down, by 3.5%.

Brokers Share Ideas on How to Keep Customers for Life

RIS Media

Portals did not always represent a threat to brokerages. Before the days of digital, there were not any true disruptors in the industry. There were some different business models, like RE/MAX charging fees to agents rather than commission splits.

Notarize invites independent notaries to utilize software

Housing Wire

Notarize announced Wednesday that it will now allow independent notaries – of which there are 4.4 million in the U.S. – to utilize its software and platform for their own independent transactions.

What to Say When Reconnecting With Old Leads

RIS Media

We’ve all lost touch with leads before. While reaching back out can feel awkward at first, it doesn’t have to be! You’ll never know where these leads stand unless you ask, and you could score a potential buyer or seller when you do.

Rising rates push mortgage applications down for fifth week

Housing Wire

Mortgage applications decreased for the fifth straight week – this time down 5.1%, according to the latest report from the Mortgage Bankers Association.

March TRREB Stats: Up, Up, And Away!

Toronto Realty Blog

TorontoRealtyBlog. I suppose I could have titled this entry, “The Inevitable April Stats Blog,” but what fun would that be? Plus, you all know that each and every month, I write a post about the TRREB stats and what they mean for the market, so pointing out the inevitability is moot.

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HousingWire’s 2021 Women of Influence nominations are open!

Housing Wire

First introduced in 2010, HousingWire’s Women of Influence award recognizes outstanding women in housing who are moving markets and paving the way for other women around them to do the same.

Jaime Pacheco joins Century 21 Horizon West’s Keremeos office

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: Jaime Pacheco joins Century 21 Horizon West’s Keremeos office.

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Going Further, Farther and Higher Than Ever Before

RIS Media

Jay Macklin. Co-Owner/Broker. Corcoran Platinum Living. Scottsdale, Arizona. link]. Region served: Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona. Years in real estate: 15. Number of offices: 5. Number of agents: 150-plus.

Lack of Supply Driving Canadian Real Estate Prices Higher? “Puhleeze”, Says BMO

Better Dwelling

One of the country’s top economists is calling bullsh*t on the supply-price narrative. BMO chief economist Douglas Porter sent a client note disputing an inventory shortage. He thinks it’s important to “crush” two myths about Greater Toronto’s blowout home sales in March.

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Happening Now: It’s Not Too Late to Register for ‘Spring Into Action’

RIS Media

RISMedia’s “Spring Into Action,” an all-day virtual event co-presented by the National Association of REALTORS®, is happening today! Didn’t get a chance to register? It’s not too late to reserve your seat. Tune in from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The River Center: Jupiter

Waterfront Properties

The River Center in Jupiter is open to the public on selected days of the week for tours and events. The Loxahatchee River Environmental Center or just The River Center opened in August 2008 and features a collection of freshwater and saltwater aquariums with native sea life including touch tanks.

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Mentoring vs. Managing: 7 Methods to Build Agent Success

RIS Media

Drive Sales and Increase Agent Income by Consistently Using These Methods. Running a brokerage or an office comes with a lot of responsibility.

Old SEO myth busted: Google dev confirms there is no max length on title tag

The American Genius for Real Estate

(REAL ESTATE MARKETING) The title tag has been a hard and fast rule for a long time according to many SEO experts, but this Google dev recently busted this hard-n-fast rule.

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Mortgage and refinance rates today, April 7, 2021

The Mortgage Report

Today’s mortgage and refinance rates Average mortgage rates fell moderately yesterday, as we predicted. It’s been nearly a week since we’ve seen a rise. And that happy run may continue […]. Mortgage Rates Now

Can you build equity with an older home?

Zolo

Turns out where you buy is important to building equity. The post Can you build equity with an older home? appeared first on Zolo. Home Improvement

The Future of Leasing: Throwing Out the Rulebook

App Folio

So, what’s the best way to excel at virtual leasing? On this episode of The Top Floor, Lisa Trosien (The

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Current Trends in the Real Estate Industry

Realty Biz

The real estate industry has been in disarray since the pandemic began wreaking havoc on the economy and pretty much everything else in its path. Home prices are rising, interest rates are declining, and the industry as a whole looks a whole lot different than it did before COVID-19.

At Long Last, Kamala Harris Is Home: Take a Look Inside the Vice President’s Residence

Realtor.com

Bloomberg / Contributor / Getty Images At last—moving day has arrived! Vice President Kamala Harris finally resides in her official residence on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory. Why the long wait, given she was sworn in three months ago?

5 Easy Ways to Get Good Feng Shui at Home

Point2Homes

Image: Prostock-studio / Sthutterstock.com. You’ve probably already rearranged the furniture, redecorated and painted your home till now. Or at the very least, you’ve thought about it.

Why Might a Listing’s Square Footage Differ From the Appraisal?

Realtor.com

If you’re buying a home, the listing likely includes the square footage, a key selling point.