Mon.Nov 30, 2020

The downside of the hot 2020 housing market: rapid home-price growth

Housing Wire

Demand for housing was strong in early 2020, before the COVID-19 crisis hit. Mandated shut-down measures and the fear of what COVID would do to our economy temporarily immobilized the housing market, evinced by nine weeks of declines in the weekly purchase applications data on a year-over-year basis.

5 Tips for Homebuyers Who Want to Make a Competitive Offer

Keeping Current Matters

Today’s real estate market has high buyer interest and low housing inventory. With so many buyers competing for a limited number of homes, it’s more important than ever to know the ins and outs of making a confident and competitive offer.


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Rising home prices take a toll on pending home sales

Housing Wire

pending home sales fell 1.1% in October – the second consecutive month the index has fallen as affordability strains the market, a recent report from the National Association of Realtors said. However, borrowers are still maintaining a strong pace, as contract signings are up 20.2%

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How to Sell Your Chattanooga Home Fast, Like Your EPB Internet


The secret’s out about modern-day Nooga’s amazing Cumberland Plateau mountain views , thriving technology jobs market , and access to the gorgeous Tennessee River. That puts Chattanooga homeowners in a great position to sell their house fast.

Condo sales rebound as buyers snatch up deals

Housing Wire

A new report from Redfin revealed that condo sales rose 22.7% in October from a year earlier on a seasonally adjusted basis, after seeing a 50% drop in the spring. Single-family home sales grew 23.3% last month.

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Renovation-Hesitant Clients? Here’s How to Ease Concerns

RIS Media

Home renovations should be seen as a tool for getting your clients more home for their money, a higher return on their investment and the ability to turn their “right now” home into their “forever” home. It’s a lot of work, and clients can become justifiably hesitant.

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Toronto New Home Inventory Reaches Highest Level Since February, Condos Sales Fall

Better Dwelling

Greater Toronto new home sales are weaker, helping to push inventory a little higher. Altus Group data shows new home sales were down in October. The drop in sales wasn’t due to weaker demand across the region though. It was exclusively due to the City, as buyers sought out suburban homes.

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2020 HW Tech Trendsetter: Lindsay Bhandari

Housing Wire

Lindsay Bhandari, Vice President, Capital Markets and Treasury Technology Management Fannie Mae. Lindsay Bhandari is a strategic problem solver with a proven history of delivering high-value, complex technology solutions that align business and technology goals.

29 Home Staging Tips For 2021

Easy Agent Pro

Wanna hear something weird? According to buyers’ agents, “Staging the living room was found to be most important for buyers.” (NAR). Ready for more weirdness? Forty-two percent of buyers’ agents claim that the master bedroom is second in importance when it comes to staging.

2020 HW Tech Trendsetter: Paul Anastos

Housing Wire

Paul Anastos, CEO, Chief Innovation Officer Gateless, Guaranteed Rate. Paul Anastos has been on the forefront of innovation within the housing industry for over a decade, specializing in developing technology solutions and transforming businesses into industry powerhouses.

12 Easy Crafts You Can Do At Home This Month

American Lifestyle

The post 12 Easy Crafts You Can Do At Home This Month appeared first on American Lifestyle Magazine. Crafting Crafts & DIY Projects Activity Crafts Create DIY DIY & Crafts Homemade Kids Craft Staying Home


2020 HW Tech Trendsetter: Jeff Allen

Housing Wire

Jeff Allen, Executive Vice President, Innovation Labs , Clear Capital. Jeff Allen brings more than 15 years of real estate valuation, data and analytics experience to the Clear Capital executive leadership team.

Out of Stock: Generating Listings in a Low Inventory Market

RIS Media

Since the start of the pandemic in March of 2020, real estate inventory has been lower than it has been in a long time. It has caused some strain on the market in every state and has resulted in higher home prices as well as more bidding wars that make buying a home even more stressful.

2020 HW Tech Trendsetter: Brent Chandler

Housing Wire

Brent Chandler, Founder and CEO, FormFree. As Brent Chandler leads six-time HousingWire Tech100 honoree FormFree, he continues to drive industry innovation by leveraging blockchain infrastructure to give consumers and lenders better access to real-time ability to pay information.

How to Improve the Air Quality of Your Home, an Increasing Concern Among Today’s Homebuyers


When was the last time you gave any thought to your home’s air quality and whether the materials you see throughout are safe?

2020 HW Tech Trendsetter: Paul Akinmade

Housing Wire

Paul Akinmade, Chief Strategy Officer, CMG Financial. Paul Akinmade joined CMG Financial in 2016 to lead the expansion of the company’s marketing department ahead of a major staffing initiative.

Cabin In the Catskills

American Lifestyle

The post Cabin In the Catskills appeared first on American Lifestyle Magazine. Editorial Travel Airbnb Cabin Catskills Interior Design New York Renovation Rustic Tourism

2020 HW Tech Trendsetter: Mark Birschbach

Housing Wire

Mark Birschbach, Senior Vice President, Strategic Business, Innovation and Technology National Association of Realtors.

Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board and South Okanagan Real Estate Board to merge

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: Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board and South Okanagan Real Estate Board to merge.


2020 HW Tech Trendsetter: Lori Brewer

Housing Wire

Lori Brewer, Founder and CEO, LBA Ware. LBA Ware founder and CEO Lori Brewer is an accomplished entrepreneur and technology leader, having dedicated her career to developing innovative business process optimization tools for mortgage lenders.

Need to Sell Your Reno House Fast? Market to California Buyers


Reno is consistently named one of the best places to live thanks to its vibrant nightlife, proximity to Lake Tahoe, and relatively low cost of living. And it’s not just the locals taking notice — 60-70% of homes in Reno are purchased by California buyers, according to top local agent Michael Wood.

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2020 HW Tech Trendsetter: Samir Agarwal

Housing Wire

Samir Agarwal, Vice President and Segment Leader, GRC Community Banking , Wolters Kluwer. Samir Agarwal has more than 20 years of experience at an executive level. He is a strategic financial services leader who delivers exceptional results.

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Multifamily Experts Weigh in on the Future of Property Management Post-COVID

App Folio

After Moderna and Pfizer announced results from a large-scale clinical test showing as high as a 94% success rate for a COVID-19 vaccine, experts in the multifamily industry have begun to consider what property management will look like when the pandemic threat eventually subsides.

2020 HW Tech Trendsetter: Mary Ann Azevedo

Housing Wire

Mary Ann Azevedo, Managing Editor, FinLedger.

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Financial options for Canadians owning U.S. properties during COVID-19

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: Financial options for Canadians owning U.S. properties during COVID-19.


2020 HW Tech Trendsetter: Katherine Campbell

Housing Wire

Katherine Campbell, Chief Digital Officer, Assurance Financial. Katherine Campbell spent 20 years in the financial services industry in San Francisco, helping to evolve numerous companies and products into a digital revolution.

Maggie Tessier wins multiple sales awards at Exit Realty

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: Maggie Tessier wins multiple sales awards at Exit Realty.

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The Property Brothers Reveal the Best Bathroom Upgrade of 2020

HGTV Ever wonder what it’d be like to renovate your parents’ house? That’s what Drew and Jonathan Scott face on the latest “Property Brothers: Forever Home.”

Pending Home Sales Dip Slightly in October

RIS Media

Pending home sales dipped slightly in October, according to the latest report from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), which is a forward-looking indicator of home sales based on contract signings, declined 1.1 percent to 128.9

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How Much Does a Septic System Cost: Replacement and New

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

What to Know About Septic Systems Costs Both New and Replacement Do you need to replace your septic system? Are you interested in understanding the costs of septic system replacement?