Wed.Sep 22, 2021

Refis stubbornly make a bit of a comeback

Housing Wire

The week following Labor Day saw a flurry of mortgage loan application activity, with volume jumping by 4.9% for the seven days ending Sept. 17, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Refis were on the front foot again.

Is a 20% Down Payment Really Necessary To Purchase a Home?

Keeping Current Matters

There’s a common misconception that, as a homebuyer , you need to come up with 20% of the total sale price for your down payment. In fact, a recent survey by Lending Tree asks what is keeping consumers from purchasing a home.


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Existing home sales pop the 2021 housing bubble boys

Housing Wire

The National Association of Realtors reported existing home sales for August came in at a very tiny beat of estimates at 5,880,000.

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Existing Home Sales Fall in August

Eyes on Housing

As tight inventory continued to push up prices, existing home sales fell in August but remain above pre-pandemic levels, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

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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.

Tai Christensen to speak at HW Annual Sept. 27-28

Housing Wire

The Biden administration recently announced its efforts to address the lack of affordable housing in America by increasing funding for existing programs geared toward producing, financing and rehabilitating affordable housing.

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NAR: Home prices stifled existing home sales in August

Housing Wire

August marked a slowdown in the purchase market, with existing home sales dropping by 2%, according to a monthly report published by the National Association of Realtors. The decline marked a break in two-straight months of increases, the trade group said.

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Fall housing outlook: Cooling prices, tighter inventory, less competition


As the weather cools, so too will competition and housing prices, experts told Inman for its 2021 Fall Housing Market Outlook. Still, agents can expect inventory to remain tight.

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How brokers can help today’s unique borrower

Housing Wire

The average borrower has drastically changed throughout the years. Today, more borrowers are self-employed, work remotely and have multiple streams of income. For brokers, working with these borrowers can be complicated because they require unique processes.

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Federal Reserve: Closer to Taper

Eyes on Housing

The Federal Reserve has been supporting the housing market during the virus crisis, the 2020 recession, and the subsequent, ongoing recovery via asset-backed purchases (among other tools), including $40 billion a month of mortgage-backed security (MBS) purchases.

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.

Appraisal Subcommittee hosts tense discussion on bias

Housing Wire

An Appraisal Subcommittee roundtable discussion about bias in appraisals struck a nerve with attendees of the virtual summit, many of them appraisal professionals. Department of Housing and Urban Development Sec.

Construction Reversal: Single-Family, Multifamily Units Under Construction

Eyes on Housing

A reversal is taking place in the construction pipeline. Since early 2013, there have been consistently more multifamily units (residences within 2+ unit properties) under construction relative to single-family homes.

Insurance brokerage Acrisure buys Tempo Title

Housing Wire

The fastest growing brokerage in insurance industry history, Acrisure , announced Wednesday that it has acquired title insurance and settlement service provider Tempo Title , marking its entrance into the real estate services business.

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NAR is fighting a losing battle against the feds


Now is the time to unwind the messy set of industry practices at the crux of this fight and bring transparency, fairness and clarity to real estate transactions.

How can the mortgage industry retain more employees?

Housing Wire

Sandra Madigan, digital product director, enterprise product strategy, servicing technologies at Black Knight. 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.

Century 21 Real Estate documentary reimagines how and where we live today and in the future


This documentary gave us the opportunity to really dive into what matters most for homeowners — especially within the current climate we’re all living in. Agent Sponsored Century 21 Real Estate “Home Rediscovered” documentary reimagines how and where we live today and in the future

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No end in sight for Compass’s expansion into title

Housing Wire

Real estate brokerage Compass announced Wednesday that it has signed an agreement to acquire Denver metro area based title insurance company First Alliance Title LLC , its fourth title insurance acquisition in the past year and second this month.

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Demand for mortgages surges as inventory situation improves


Housing demand is strong heading into the fall, despite fast-rising home prices and low inventory. Markets & Economy Mortgage inventory listings mortgage bankers association mortgage rates

Ponto Resort


Did you know that a major resort in SW Carlsbad has been in the works since 2007? Here is their timeline: [link]. Carlsbad Local Flavor


Rocket Science!

Toronto Realty Blog

TorontoRealtyBlog. Many of you have seen my now-infamous video of comparing pre-construction condo sales to buying pre-sale jeans.

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‘Informational inspection’ doesn’t impact the offer

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: ‘Informational inspection’ doesn’t impact the offer.

Existing-Home Sales Retreat in August

RIS Media

Existing-home sales backed up in August, after two consecutive months of increases, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Each of the four major U.S. regions experienced declines on both a MoM and YoY basis. Total existing-home sales decreased by 2.0%

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Upscale Tex-Mex Eatery – Palm Beach Gardens

Waterfront Properties

The upscale Tex-Mex restaurant, Cactus Grille and Tequila Bar is coming to the boundary line between Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter. The eatery will take over the former Burger Bar space at the Donald Ross Village Plaza. Cactus Grille and Tequila Bar has roots in Rhode Island.


The iPhone 13 just launched. Do you need it?


The iPhone 13 has some major camera upgrades while most everything else stayed similar to the iPhone 12. Is it worth spending those hard-earned commission dollars to buy it?

ERA® Real Estate Expands Washington Presence

RIS Media

ERA ® Real Estate has announced that Tucker Realty LLC, based in Mount Vernon, Washington, has affiliated with the ERA® brand. The company will now do business as Tucker Realty ERA Powered. The company, established in 2019, is owned by the husband-and-wife team of John and Michelle Combel.

HomeServices of America gives Real Living the boot


Company began encouraging Real Living franchises to switch to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand in 2013. Agent Brokerage Select allan dalton berkshire hathaway Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices bhhs homeservices HSF Affiliates real living

Delectable Dining in Boca Raton

Waterfront Properties

The city of Boca Raton has some of the finest dining spots around and Chloe’s Bistro is one of those delectable eateries. Chloe’s Bistro is located at 6885 SW 18th Street Suite B7 in Boca Raton. The restaurant always uses the greenest items because you simply cannot faux flavor.


Home equity loan vs. mortgage: Differences, pros and cons

The Mortgage Report

When you want to pull cash from your home, you'll need to decide between a home equity loan vs. mortgage. Here's how to choose wisely.

10-Plus Video Marketing Tips for Real Estate Agents

RIS Media

The internet and smartphones have made video content widespread and accessible. To engage with your clients, you need to shoot a lot of video. Let’s talk about connecting with your audience, some video ideas and how to make your videos stand out. Find Your Audience.

Startup iBuyer Flyhomes expands to Austin, Dallas and Houston


In addition to three new Texas markets, the company operates in Seattle, Boston, Portland, the Bay Area and Southern California. News Brief Technology austin dallas FlyHomes houston ibuyer ibuyers ibuying tushar garg

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