Tue.Mar 02, 2021

Cosmetic tweaks to help sell your house fast

Housing Wire

Spring is one of the most popular selling seasons – and it’s right around the corner. Are you preparing to sell your house? You don’t just want to sell it as is. You want to make a few preparations to attract the most potential buyers.

Home Prices: What Happened in 2020? What Will Happen This Year?

Keeping Current Matters

The real estate market was on fire during the second half of 2020. Buyer demand was way up, and the supply of homes available for sale hit record lows. The price of anything is determined by the supply and demand ratio, so home prices skyrocketed last year.


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Rocket Mortgage stock surges thanks to Wall Street Bets

Housing Wire

Rocket Companies Chairman Dan Gilbert may want to gift some karma to users of the infamous subreddit Wall Street Bets.

Private Residential Spending Hits Record High

Eye on Housing

NAHB analysis of Census Construction Spending data shows that total private residential construction spending rose 2.5% in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $713 billion, reaching a record high. Total private residential construction spending was 21% higher than a year ago.

Doma, formerly States Title, will go public via SPAC

Housing Wire

Title insurance startup Doma – formerly known as States Title – announced today that it will go public through a merger with special purpose acquisition company Capitol Investment Corp. The deal is valued at $3 billion, including debt. It’s the fifth SPAC carried out by Capitol.

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What You Need to Know Before You Take a Road Trip This Spring

RIS Media

(TNS)—If your spring break or summer vacation plans involve a road trip, you have some work to do. Just hopping in the car and going? That’s so 2019. Today’s car traveler must be a road warrior, never caught unawares by this strange new travel world.

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Texas disaster relief programs for homeowners

The Mortgage Report

If your home was damaged during winter storm Uri, you might be eligible for federal aid. Here's a list of current Texas disaster relief programs. Mortgage News Real Estate News

Rocket Mortgage unveils new jumbo product for brokers

Housing Wire

Rocket Mortgage is making a big play for the legion of self-employed borrowers who have been frustrated by a lack of mortgage options and overwhelming red tape: a new jumbo mortgage product offered through its Rocket Pro TPO channel.

Reminisce on the joy of learning in these uncertain times

The American Genius for Real Estate

(EDITORIAL) Many have had to learn new ways of doing their jobs recently and while it can be frustrating, there can also be a lot of joy in adding to your skillset. The post Reminisce on the joy of learning in these uncertain times appeared first on The American Genius Real Estate.


Johnson, Brummer appointed to Fannie Mae board

Housing Wire

Fannie Mae announced today the appointment of Simon Johnson and Christopher Brummer to its board of directors, as well as the extension of Robert Hertz’s board term for another three years.

Canadian Century 21 offices take 13 of 21 top fundraising spots

REM Online

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How hybrid title and valuations help increase lending efficiency

Housing Wire

HousingWire spoke with Steve Greenfield, Altisource General Manager of Mortgage Real Estate Solutions, about the state of the mortgage market and how Altisource’s HomeVal solution is benefiting lenders.

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How big is this place, again?

REM Online

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Alex Kutsishin to speak at Spring Summit

Housing Wire

Alex Kutsishin, CEO & co-founder of Sales Boomerang , will speak at HousingWire’s virtual Spring Summit on March 4, diving into what a two-year study reveals about the importance of borrower retention.

The Top 12 Real Estate Objections Post-2020: Free Scripts for (Almost) Every Situation

Lab Coat Agents

This Sponsored Post was originally featured on the Follow Up Boss Blog. Great real estate agents know an objection is little more than an opportunity hidden in plain sight.

Expert Tactics to Drive Profits & Create Value in Property Management

App Folio

Being a property manager is a hustle. There’s rarely any downtime: when one task concludes, another one appears. And mixed into this busy schedule is a search for new ways to maximize NOI. Driving profits and creating value is more art than science — one that’s cultivated over years of experience.

How to Make Your Spring Listing Stand Out

American Lifestyle

The post How to Make Your Spring Listing Stand Out appeared first on American Lifestyle Magazine. Buying & Selling Buying and Selling Curb Appeal Home Selling Home Tips Listing Real Estate Real Estate Tips Spring


11 Stunning Million Dollar Dream Homes On the Market Today


Have you ever wondered what type of home a million dollars could get you these days? The answer will likely vary state-to-state. In Evergreen, CO you might find a large log cabin nestled on acres of land and sprawling greenery.

Reach and Grow Your Online Audience

RIS Media

Massachusetts Real Estate Professional Leverages Propertybase’s Robust Feature Set. Alcorn.

NAHB 4th Quarter HBGI: Suburban Shift for Construction in 2020

Eye on Housing

The suburban shift in home building to meet growing buyer preferences for lower density, lower cost markets stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic that was first reported in the second quarter National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Home Building Geography Index (HBGI) has continued throughout the rest of 2020.

Compass Inc. Files IPO With SEC

RIS Media

Real Estate Brokerage Firm Compass Inc. Going Public. New York-based real estate startup, Compass, which is backed by SoftBank, filed an IPO registration with the SEC on Monday, following a surge of more than $1.3 billion in revenue, due in large part to the ongoing housing boom.

USDA construction loans: Buy land and build a home with a USDA loan

The Mortgage Report

USDA construction loans can be an affordable way to buy land and build a home. But these loans are hard to find. Learn about the pros and cons here. USDA Loans

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13 Ways to Increase Your Home Value

Realty Biz

To many, becoming a house owner is a dream come true. Not without reason: having your own house inevitably provides comfort and an impeccable sense of security, which many people crave.

Ask the Expert: Home Inspections in Today’s Environment

RIS Media

Today’s Ask the Expert column features Dan Steward , president and CEO of Pillar To Post Home Inspectors®. Dan Steward . President and CEO. Pillar To Post Home Inspectors®. www.pillartopost.com . Q: How did 2021 start off for Pillar To Post Home Inspectors?

Canada’s Over 30% More Dependent On Real Estate Than The US In 2006, Shows GDP

Better Dwelling

Most didn’t think it was possible, but this morning’s numbers show Canada is now more dependent on real estate. Statistics Canada (Stat Can) GDP data shows residential investment made a big climb in Q4 2020. The segment of investment has grown much faster than total GDP over the past few years.

‘COVID Marketing’ Reaches New Heights

RIS Media

Who would have thought that one of the most important pieces of insider knowledge an agent needs to have is which of the local internet companies provides the fastest download speeds? That’s just one of the ways the pandemic has changed how real estate professionals do their jobs.

20 of the best free professional tools for your business

The American Genius for Real Estate

(TECHNOLOGY) Running a small business is a ton of work and you need all the help you can get. Here are 20 free tools that help make it a little easier. The post 20 of the best free professional tools for your business appeared first on The American Genius Real Estate.

Pressure to Hit the Purchase Price: 5 Resources for Appraisers


As an experienced appraiser, you’ve likely encountered pressure to hit the purchase price or develop your appraisal based on a predetermined value. This, of course, is unethical. So what do you do when you’re asked to hit a certain value?

See What NAR Academy Can Offer You and Your Agents

RIS Media

NAR PULSE—National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Academy students can leverage NAR’s industry standing to help them establish a competitive advantage in the market. Learn more about our robust program and share with your agents ! Winning a Good Neighbor Award.

10 Essential Money-Saving Tips to Help You Buy a House for Less


For many American workers, it’s only getting harder to pay for a home. According to an analysis from Construction Coverage, wages have failed to keep up with home price growth since the early 2000s.