Fri.Feb 26, 2021

Women pay higher mortgage rates in 49 states

Housing Wire

In Mississippi, single women on average paid 3.47% on a 30-year, conventional fixed-rate mortgage in 2019. But single men on average paid 3.37%, according to the latest HMDA data available.

First-Time Home Buyers Find Unexpected Benefits in Current Market

Lighter Side of Real Estate

There’s no denying that low inventory and increasing prices have presented challenges for buyers in today’s market—and that includes first-time buyers. But the market also offers a slew of benefits for first-time buyers—and many have had a positive experience buying a home in recent months.

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Why do mortgage rates need to cool down?

Housing Wire

HousingWire Lead Analyst Logan Mohtashami joins the HousingWire Daily podcast to talk about why low mortgage rates need to end. During the interview, HW+ Managing Editor Brena Nath interviews Mohtashami on his most recent article , “We need higher mortgage rates to cool the housing market.”.

Need More Sleeping Space? Here’s How Much Value Another Bedroom Adds

HomeLight

One additional bedroom — and the privacy it provides — can make all the difference to your space needs. You could use the add-on to give each of your kids their own bedroom, or turn it into the home office of your dreams. But any kind of house addition will be expensive and time-consuming.

Top renovations to protect homes from natural disasters

Housing Wire

From hurricanes and floods to earthquakes and wildfires, 2020 saw its fair share of natural disasters — and pretty damaging ones, too. According to tallies, damages clocked it at over $1 billion for at least 10 different events. If your area wasn’t hit by a major catastrophe last year, you got lucky.

Ultra simple shortcut to attract new (or more) real estate investors

The American Genius for Real Estate

(REAL ESTATE BIG DATA) Without having to spend any money, this shortcut can attract more business to boost your bottom line with real estate investors - a win-win for the nation.

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Is Gray Passé? The Future of The Decade’s Hottest Paint Color

HomeLight

Gray has been having a moment — ahem, more of a decade, actually. For the past several years, the cool neutral has reigned as the color king of Pinterest, HGTV, and countless design blogs.

CalHFA’s former director to join Biden administration

Housing Wire

Tia Boatman Patterson. The California Housing Finance Agency announced Friday former executive director Tia Boatman Patterson will join the White House Office of Management and Budget as the associate director for housing, treasury and commerce in the new administration.

Newsmakers Hall of Fame: Allan Dalton on Creating a Collaborative Environment

RIS Media

?. Allan Dalton , chief executive officer of Real Living Real Estate and SVP of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices was recently inducted into RISMedia’s 2021 Real Estate Newsmakers Hall of Fame.

JPMorgan’s Thasunda Duckett named next CEO of TIAA

Housing Wire

TIAA Bank has tapped JPMorgan Chase ‘s head of consumer banking, Thasunda Brown Duckett, to succeed longtime president and CEO, Roger Ferguson, Jr. Thasunda Brown Duckett. With the hire, TIAA is now the first Fortune 500 company to have two Black CEOs in a row.

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5 Keys To Know About an ‘As Is’ Home Sale Before You Try One

HomeLight

A couch with a red wine stain. An iPad with software issues. A car with a few dents and scratches. These are all items that you may see listed for sale “as is” on sites like Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist.

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How Guaranteed Rate donated over $7 million in 2020

Housing Wire

Every month, Guaranteed Rate CEO Victor Ciardelli sits down and reads through story after story of people who are working to overcome extraordinary hardships and are in need of financial support, looking at ways the company can step in and provide help. .

Mortgage broker vs. bank or mortgage lender: Which is best?

The Mortgage Report

Do you get better mortgage rates from a mortgage broker or a bank? What's the difference? Find out which one is better for your situation. About Mortgages Gina Pogol mortgage rates mortgages Real Estate

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Michael Neal on the history of housing discrimination

Housing Wire

This HousingWire Daily podcast transcription features the first episode of Honest Conversations, a new miniseries that examines the state of minority homeownership.

Radian: 2021 Home Prices Pick Up Right Where 2020 Left Off

RIS Media

After an historic 2020, the first month of 2021 weakened—albeit just slightly. According to Radian Home Price Index (HPI) data recently released by Red Bell Real Estate, LLC, a Radian Group Inc.

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Homepoint COO Lisa Patterson to speak at Spring Summit

Housing Wire

Lisa Patterson, chief originations officer at Homepoint , will speak on a panel titled Operational Strategies in the Current Market at HousingWire’s Spring Summit on March 4.

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Meet Your New Niche

The Residential Specialist

New home construction has become an enticing option for buyers—and right now the market is surging. By Andrew Conner.

How to Sell Your Home for More Money: 7 Ways to Maximize Value

HomeLight

Figuring out how to sell your home for more money is a pinnacle goal for many people following years of diligent and responsible homeownership. Thankfully you have the full force of a robust housing market behind you.

10 Awesome Real Estate Tips for Home Sellers

Redfin

When you bought your first house, you likely felt excitement with a hint of nervousness and maybe you even had a “What have I gotten myself into?” kind of moment. However, those emotions passed and you settled in and made that house your home.

What Do HOA Fees Cover: Homeowners Association Expenses Explained

Realty Biz

What is an HOA? Are you confused about the meaning of an HOA? HOA is short for a homeowners association. Lots of people ask real estate agents how an HOA works and what purpose does it serve. Once they understand the purpose of a homeowners association they ask what the HOA fees cover.

The Proof is in the Plat Map: Your Neighborhood, Divided

HomeLight

Plat map: file under “things you would never know about unless you were buying a house, and maybe not even then.” A plat map is one of many documents in what seems like a deluge of paperwork a buyer encounters in the homebuying process.

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NE PDX Bungalow With A Heart of Gold!

The Living Room

NE PDX Bungalow With A Heart of Gold! 3417 NE 12th Avenue, Portland, OR 97212. Offered at $565,000. 3 BEDROOM | 1 BATH | 1,683 SQFT. MLS #20689798 | TAXES:$5,313.56. Please see listing for Covid-19 safety procedures. This well-maintained Sabin bungalow will make you swoon!

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How to Sell a Fixer-Upper House Fast: 9 Shortcuts to an Offer

HomeLight

Your house needs more than a little TLC, and now something like a job transfer, family emergency, or financial rough patch has created urgency to unload it. You need to figure out how to sell a fixer-upper house — and do it fast — to avoid additional strain. “We’ve

Brokers: Beat the Competition, Register Now

RIS Media

How to Level Up Your Agent Services to Win More Listings. What: As more and more agents enter the real estate industry, competition continues to grow for brokerages.

Got an Old Fuse Box? What to Know About Selling Your Home

HomeLight

Victorian, Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco, Colonial, you name it — buyers appreciate old houses with beautiful architecture and charm. But their love affair with history ends with outdated electrical systems still running on the original wiring.

Canadian Bond Yields Soar, And It May Be A Drag On The Spring Real Estate Market

Better Dwelling

Canada’s government bond market is seeing yields surge, and it’s going to be felt in real estate. The Government of Canada‘s (GoC) 5-Year benchmark bond yield jumped yesterday. We know, we already covered rising yields just a few days ago.

What Does That Mean? Certifications and Designations to Know When You Hire an Agent

American Lifestyle

The post What Does That Mean? Certifications and Designations to Know When You Hire an Agent appeared first on American Lifestyle Magazine.

A Guide to Property Taxes in 2021: States With the Highest (and Lowest) Rates

Realtor.com

designer491 / Getty Images With tax season upon us, it seems like a good time to check what homeowners pay in property taxes —and a new survey confirms that where you live makes a huge difference in how much you’ll have to cough up.

Find Your Place Among the Stars: How to Buy a House in Beverly Hills

HomeLight

“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore!” No matter which way you tap those ruby-red slippers, there is truly no place like a home in Beverly Hills.

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5 Kitchen Decor Trends From Instagram That’ll Look Like You Hired a Designer

Realtor.com

Rene Scott/Houzz If you’re anything like us, you’ve looked around your home more than a few times over the past year and wished you could hire a designer to instantly elevate your space.

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