Thu.Oct 15, 2020

Average 30-year mortgage rate falls to another all-time low

Housing Wire

The average U.S. mortgage rate for a 30-year fixed loan fell to 2.81% this week, the lowest in Freddie Mac’s survey history, the mortgage giant said in a report on Thursday.

Do You Need to Know More about Forbearance and Mortgage Relief Options?

Keeping Current Matters

Earlier this year when the nation pressed pause on the economy and unemployment rates jumped up significantly, many homeowners were immediately concerned about being able to pay their mortgages, and understandably so.

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This techie mortgage broker has cleared $1 billion in originations this year. And now Thuan Nguyen is scaling up

Housing Wire

In 2013, Thuan Nguyen was working out of his chaotic office in the heart of Silicon Valley. You’d find him there from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. At that point, Loan Factory had about 200 loans and just 13 employees. They hustled, too. The office was like a market,” Nguyen recalled. “It

New iPhone Lineup and How It Benefits Your Real Estate Business

RIS Media

During a time when you rely heavily on your mobile device to keep connected to your real estate business, your smartphone is your lifesaver during a busy real estate season.

Protected: Now is a Great Time to Refinance Your Home! Here are 5 Reasons Why

Housing Wire

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How Every Agent Can Help Solve Our Inventory Shortage

RIS Media

Every agent today needs more listings. If you had another listing, you would have another sale; it’s that simple. What’s not simple is solving our inventory shortage.

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New Development Spotlight: The Paramount in Houston, Texas

Sotheby's International Real Estate

Showcasing the height of new luxury construction in some of the world’s most sought after locations, let’s explore an exclusive new development from our worldwide network. Houston, Texas | Hedley Karpas & Karen Gillespie , Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty .

Protected: How much house can I afford to buy?

Housing Wire

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3 Tips to Rock Your Sphere of Influence

RIS Media

Chances are, you have a group of people in your database who you’ve done business with in the past or with whom you have a personal or professional relationship. You probably consider this group your sphere of influence (SOI).

StreetEasy launches New York City home valuation tool

Housing Wire

StreetEasy , a real estate platform for buying, selling, and renting homes across New York City and New Jersey, has launched StreetEasy Valuation, an AI-powered home valuation tool.

The best mortgage refinance companies for 2020

The Morgtage Report

It pays to shop around when you refinance. Learn about the eight best mortgage refinance companies and find out which one's right for you.

Protected: Here’s what to expect in the mortgage application process

Housing Wire

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5 Highly Effective Tactics to Deal with Rejection in Sales

Real Trends

You aren’t going to die or get seriously hurt if you are rejected. If someone says no, they aren’t going to punch you in the face as well - they are just saying no. Coaching Technology

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OJO Labs acquires personal finance platform Digs

Housing Wire

OJO Labs announced its first foray into fintech on Thursday with its acquisition of Digs, a personal finance platform. Digs is an FDIC-insured platform that helps consumers set and track savings goals, learn about the buying process, and understand credit. With this acquisition, OJO Labs hopes to help homebuyers and homeowners navigate financial responsibilities like saving for a down payment, securing the right lender, building equity and saving for renovations.

Home Building: Sales Outpacing Starts by a Historic Margin

Eye on Housing

After a sharp decline in the spring, home building has staged a dramatic rebound.

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‘New Normal’ or Just Normal?

RIS Media

A lot has been discussed about COVID-19’s impact on our businesses. Many have questioned what the “new normal” will be like. I think the “new normal” will be a lot like the “old normal” when it comes to the real estate business.

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OJO Labs acquires fintech startup Digs

Inman

The move brings OJO Labs closer to its stated goal of aiding consumers throughout the entire homeownership journey. Industry News Select Technology digs end-to-end FinTech john berkowitz OJO Labs Pat McLoughlin PropTech realogy

A quick sale or a better sale

REM Online

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Germs, Be Gone! 7 Simple Renovations To Coronavirus-Proof Your Home

Realtor.com

Kritchanut/Getty Images As much as we all wish we could go back to a time when social distancing was a foreign concept and masks were just something you wore with a Halloween costume, it’s clear by now that COVID-19 isn’t going anywhere. At least, not anytime soon.

Fathom Holdings Continues to Execute Growth Plan Through Geographic Expansion

RIS Media

Fathom Holdings Inc. Nasdaq: FTHM), a holding company that primarily operates through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Fathom Realty, LLC, recently announced that it has entered the Oklahoma and West Virginia markets.

Interested in selling it like Caballero? Work for a builder

Easy Agent Pro

Every year when Real Trends’ “The Thousand” list comes out, it’s topped by an agent who holds the Guinness World Record for home sales. “He He only sells new-construction residential properties and he works with volume builders only,” according to Katie Warner at BusinessInsider.com.

Cleaning Up the Leaves

American Lifestyle

The post Cleaning Up the Leaves appeared first on American Lifestyle Magazine. Outdoors & Gardening Fall Garden Home Tips Landscaping Lawn Care Leaves Outdoors Real Estate

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What to Look For in New-Construction Homes: These 5 Crucial Aspects Should Be on Your Radar

Realtor.com

fstop123/Getty Images Few things are as exciting as purchasing a newly constructed home. Everything is pristine and, presumably, will last for a very long time. However, just because a house is new doesn’t mean it’s free of flaws.

Thinking about getting into real estate? 10 reasons to go for it

Inman

From learning opportunities to schedule flexibility, being a real estate agent has its perks. So, if you're considering a career in this industry, here are a few reasons to give yourself the green light.

Study: Top 15 Cities for Millennial Renters

RISMedia

Texas is hot! Aside from the climate, the rental market is booming in the Lone Star State, with four of the top 15 cities for millennial renters located there, according to a RENTCafe study. Analyzing data from 13 million rental applications across the U.S.,

No Space? A Shipping Container Could Add Affordable Square Footage You Need

Realtor.com

Alternative Living Spaces Until recently, there were basically two ways to get more space out of your home: build up or build out. Home additions come at a steep price, however, with some online remodeling calculators estimating costs in the range of $20,000 to $70,000 per room.

Canadian Real Estate Sales Soar, As Shifted Comparison Period Continues

Better Dwelling

Canada’s population is growing at the slowest pace in years, but buyers are facing a busy market. Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) data shows record home sales for September. The increase in home sales is largely due to a seasonal shift, after the lockdown.

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7 Home Upgrades to Transform Your Space Without Remodeling

Redfin

Home upgrades are always a great way to give your home a fresh new look and feel. They can introduce new functionality, make your home look newer, and improve your quality of life.

What Does List Price Mean This Fall?

Toronto Realty Blog

TorontoRealtyBlog. A few months ago, I received a phone call from a Toronto reporter who asked me a question that I simply could not answer: “When did the business of ‘holding back offers’ begin, and who started it?”

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zavvie Powers John L. Scott Real Estate ‘Instant PurchaseTM Plus+’

RIS Media

zavvie, an end-to-end iBuyer platform for real estate brokerages, is teaming with John L. Scott Real Estate to power John L. Scott’s new “Instant Purchase TM Plus+” program. Debuting in the Portland, Ore.,