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‘Stop sharing broker commissions’ to steer clear of trouble

Real Estate News

A “consumer-centric” approach to buy-side commissions is better for all agents, industry leaders say. Here’s why, and what you need to know about the DOJ.

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Tips to Stage a Home That Needs Repairs and Improvements

Realty Biz

Are you wondering how to stage a home that needs an overhaul due to its condition? Selling a house in need of repairs can be challenging. However, you can enhance its appeal with strategic staging and attract potential buyers without completing all the repairs. I will provide tips and advice on how you can accomplish your goal of selling fast without investing a ton of money: How to highlight the home's potential and minimize flaws.

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Fundamentals of Funding: How to Find the Right Lender for Your Next Rental

Bigger Pockets

Financing rental properties is a common roadblock that prevents many rookies from investing in real estate, but finding a great lender doesn’t have to be difficult!

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Luxury Homes Are Booming in These 10 Unexpected Cities in 2024

Marco Santarelli

Luxury home prices are on an upward trajectory, defying expectations and setting new benchmarks, particularly in select cities across the United States. Forget the coasts, these high-end homes are booming in unexpected cities like Savannah & Raleigh. Over the past few years, the market of high-end real estate has undergone significant transformations, fueled by various factors including shifts in lifestyle preferences and economic dynamics.

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The 4 Most Impactful Actions to Take in Real Estate in 2024

Strategic real estate professionals know that the name of the game right now is to stay informed, adaptable, and ready to make confident decisions. In this free download, Inside Real Estate CEO, Joe Skousen, shares what he believes are the top 4 most impactful actions in real estate right now. We've been actively engaging with industry experts, analyzing data, and listening intently to the experiences of our agents on the ground.

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How a 3% Interest Rate Cost Me Over $180,000 (Avoid My Mistake)

Bigger Pockets

“Subject to” real estate has been exploding in popularity. When mortgage rates began to rise, subject to (often called sub to) came in as the hero to save the day.

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Revised Mortgage Rate Predictions Signal HIGHER Rates in 2024

Marco Santarelli

Revised mortgage forecasts for 2024 predict HIGHER rates. Can you still snag your dream home? At the start of 2024, many homebuyers anticipated a dream scenario: falling interest rates leading to a more affordable and accessible housing market. Unfortunately, that dream has faded faster than springtime flowers. As we approach the halfway mark of the year, let's dissect the latest expert predictions on mortgage rates and home prices to help you chart your course in this ever-changing market.

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Housing Starts and Permits Decline as Mortgage Rates Rise

Marco Santarelli

The housing market continues to be a two-sided coin. Let's dissect the latest data for April 2024 and unpack its meaning for real estate investors, incorporating the nitty-gritty details to inform your investment strategies. Housing Starts and Permits Fall Short as Mortgage Rates Rise Rising Rates Put Builders on Hold (Building Permits Down) Spiking mortgage rates are causing builders to hit the pause button.

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Renting Forever and Trying to Create a Strong Financial Future

Seattle Times Real Estate

Either by choice or by being priced out of the market, many people have decided that renting forever is their best — or only — option.

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These “Subtle Risks” Could Have Astronomical Impacts on Real Estate Expenses w/John Sheffield

Bigger Pockets

Owning real estate could get expensive—yes, even more expensive than it already is today.

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A way to beat high mortgage rates? Take over someone else’s loan

Seattle Times Real Estate

Assumable mortgages — or low-rate mortgages that home buyers can take over from home sellers — are making a comeback. The process can be challenging.

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Need Curated Pre-foreclosure Lists to Generate New Real Estate Leads? Trellis Has the Data!

Trellis is a state trial court research and analytics platform that provides Real Estate Professionals (Buyers, Foreclosure, Loan Modification, etc.) with LEADS on Pre-Foreclosures, Lis Pendes, Distressed Assets and more — to help uncover **new** opportunities and grow their business. The process is quick and easy — and all in real time. Trellis will supply you with a link to the relevant dockets, a Leads sheet and access to its UI where applicable.

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The Buyer Pool

BubbleInfo

Here I talk about the current market conditions and how they relate to our new listing in NE Carlsbad. It’s a real mis-match too, with estate sales supplying much of the inventory when a majority of buyers want turnkey only. The post The Buyer Pool first appeared on bubbleinfo.com.

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Top 10 Markets for Home Buyers and Sellers in April 2024

BAM Media

BAM Key Details: Zillow released its Housing Market Report for April 2024, highlighting the best markets for homebuyers. Florida and Texas have seven of the top 10 metro areas listed, thanks to strong construction numbers, which have eased buyer competition. Seven of the top 10 markets for homebuyers are in Texas and Florida. According to Zillow’s latest housing market report for April 2024, most of the 50 largest U.S. metros favor home sellers.