Tue.Sep 27, 2022

Federal judge rules in favor of FHFA on net worth sweeps

Housing Wire

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac , has been granted summary judgment on the last remaining claim by investors in a lawsuit alleging the government overstepped its authority when it adjusted its stock-purchase agreements with the agencies and allowed net worth sweeps.

3 Ways to Get Home Values Wrong

Realty Biz

One of the most significant roles of a real estate agent representing a home seller is to provide them with an accurate market value. Homeowners use the information provided by agents to make many financial decisions in their life.


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Why the Fed’s housing reset risks a global recession

Housing Wire

When Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell talked about a housing reset in June , it sent shockwaves around the country because it sounded so ominous. In the most recent FOMC meeting , held last week, Powell finally clarified what he meant by that term and what a housing reset means to the Fed.

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The 10 Fastest-Growing Cities in Georgia


Often referred to as “The Peach State,” Georgia is best known for being home to Coca-Cola’s headquarters, its southern hospitality, and of course, its peaches. The state is currently home to around 3.75 million people spread across cities like Atlanta , Savannah , and Albany.

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Rise of The Apps: Building Your Dream Tech Stack For Real Estate Success

Speaker: Trey Willard, Realtor/Team Leader at Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

In this webinar, Keller Williams Team Leader Trey Willard will teach you how to create a winning tech stack, and how to leverage apps for real estate success.

BayFirst National Bank withdraws from residential mortgage business?

Housing Wire

Higher mortgage rates, lower volume and fiercer competition forced BayFirst National Bank to shut down its residential mortgage business and lay off staffers. BayFirst Financial Corp. ,

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How local lenders can support homeownership in today’s housing market

Housing Wire

In the quest to extend homeownership to everyday Americans, local lenders—a segment that includes credit unions, community banks and independent mortgage banks serving communities across the country—play a vital role. The only banking presence in one in five U.S.

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Can I Sell My House Online for Free?


If you’re thinking of selling your home, you may be wondering how much real estate fees will affect your bottom line and how you can maximize your profits with a discount broker. Can you actually sell your home for free?

Wells Fargo discloses another layoff in Iowa

Housing Wire

Amid a decline in mortgage business, Wells Fargo last week notified Iowa state authorities of its plans to lay off 36 employees. The workforce reduction came from its Des Moines, Clive, Ankeny and West Des Moines offices, according to a WARN notice filed in the Iowa Workforce Development.

California Realtors partners with homeowner portal Milestones

Real Trends

Milestones , the all-in-one homeowner portal helping consumers to buy, move, sell, and manage their home, is partnering with the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) The Association will be launching Milestones as a member benefit to its more than 217,000 members.

Real Estate Solutions: How to Crush Your Sales Goals and Fuel Your Pipeline

Speaker: Mary Maloney, Founder & Team Leader at Hometown Realty

In this webinar, Mary Maloney will demonstrate a methodology that will help you create a pipeline with continuous prospects.

Opinion: Customer service is a lender’s greatest strength

Housing Wire

These days, every week brings a new report, forecast or piece of news reminding us that the mortgage lending market is in uncharted waters. Mortgage demand fell 6% week over week at the end of July. Applications dropped 7% in the same period. The national inflation rate eclipsed 9% in June.

How to Sell an Inherited House in Texas


DISCLAIMER: This blog post is meant to be used for educational purposes only, not legal or financial advice. If you need assistance navigating the legalities or tax implications of selling an inherited home in Texas, HomeLight always encourages you to consult a professional advisor.

Mortgage delinquency rate nears historic low?

Housing Wire

The overall mortgage delinquency rate declined to 2.79% in August from 3.6% in July, according to a report by Black Knight. The delinquency rate is just 4 basis points above the historic low of 2.75% in May 2022.

Wake Up Your Sleepy Space With These Home Refresh Ideas


Maybe you’ve outgrown your current decor, or you’ve just moved into a new house or apartment and it doesn’t feel quite like home yet. Either way, it might be time to refresh your space.

The Complete Realtor: Tools to Successfully Manage Your Personal Life, Career, and Health

Speaker: Marki Lemons Ryhal, REALTOR, Keynote Speaker, 4X International Best Selling Author, and Podcaster at ReMarkiTable, LLC

In this webinar, Marki Lemons Ryhal will teach you how you can pivot and succeed as a real estate agent in the face of adversity!

The Real Brokerage to acquire LemonBrew Lending

Housing Wire

Publicly traded real estate firm The Real Brokerage has struck an agreement to acquire the mortgage brokerage arm of real estate and mortgage technology company LemonBrew. The Real Brokerage, headquartered in Ontario, Canada, will pay $1.25

No. 1 Open House Checklist Top Agents Use for a Stress-free Day (PDF)

The Close

One of the most common myths Realtors still cling to in 2022 is that open houses are a waste of time.

Rachel Luna to speak at HW Annual Oct. 4

Housing Wire

Technology and title have been closely intertwined as of late, as the title space looks at ways to not only integrate adoption but also look at where technology is actually beneficial in the process.

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Have Travel Headaches? For $890K, You Can Buy Your Own Airport in Missouri


MLS via Realtor.com Are you tired of all the hassles on crowded, expensive commercial flights? What if you had your own airport ? That’s exactly what this listing in Cleveland, MO , offers.

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Database Restoration: How to Revive Dead Leads and Generate New Ones

Speaker: Rivers Pearce, CEO of W8LESS

In this session Rivers Pierce, CEO of W8LESS, will teach you how winning agents restore and revive their database to continue to gain market share!

What Is the Cost to Sell a House in Texas?


Pack your cowboy boots and kolaches recipes ; you’re ready to sell your Texas home! After new home sales set records in 2021 , the Texas housing market cooled in recent months, generally seeing decreases for homes under $400,000 that offset increases for homes priced over $750,000.

The 9 Fastest-Growing Cities in Ohio


Ohio is best known for being home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and being the birthplace of aviation. It’s no surprise that around 11.8 million people call this state home due to its great cities and beautiful scenery.

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The U.S. Is Running Short of Land for Housing


Angela Owens for the Wall Street Journal In the Sunbelt, the hottest commodity isn’t oil, copper or gold. It is land. And rancher Robert Thomas has plenty of it. Mr. Thomas’s family owns about 11,000 acres of ranchland northeast of Tampa, Fla.

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The 6 Fastest-Growing Cities in Virginia


Referred to as “The Mother of States” because it was one of the first states to be settled, Virginia is best known for its oysters, the Appalachian Trail, and the number of presidents that have come from the area. There are around 8.65

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The Real Estate Pulse: Analyzing the 2022 Housing Market

Speaker: Grier Allen, CEO and Co-Founder of BoomTown

In this session, Grier Allen, CEO and Co-Founder of BoomTown, will breakdown the top housing trends for 2022, and help you navigate the constant changes in the market so that you can achieve success!

$600K Quirky Time Capsule Built by Artist Is a Feast for the Eyes


MLS via Realtor.com The quirky, spacious home that served as a source of inspiration for artist Kenneth Wyatt is for sale for the first time. Wyatt was a minister who later in life discovered a talent for painting and created about 9,000 works of art.

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The 10 Fastest-Growing Cities in Minnesota


Minnesota, often called “The Gopher State,” is best known for its beautiful lakes and forests, being home to a handful of Fortune 500 companies, and housing the largest mall in the United States. Around 5.7 million people choose to call this state home spread out across cities like St.

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The Show Must Go On: Hillside Home in Calabasas Comes With a Theatrical Stage


MLS via Realtor.com Whoever buys this hillside home in Calabasas, CA, will get great views and some dra-ma. Of course, Calabasas, known as home to the Kardashians , has its own kind of reality TV antics.

New England Land Company Combines Forces with the Tamar Lurie Team of Coldwell Banker Realty

Coldwell Banker

Renowned Greenwich real estate agency to bolster and promote luxury division. The post New England Land Company Combines Forces with the Tamar Lurie Team of Coldwell Banker Realty appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter. Press Release

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