Mon.May 23, 2022

Leverage Success with QR Codes to Drive Targeted Traffic and Leads

Properties Online

When you’re looking for a simple yet highly effective way to market your real estate business, QR codes are a great option. These quick response (QR) codes are bar codes that you can easily add to business cards or other real estate marketing materials to increase leads and drive targeted traffic.

Work With a Real Estate Professional if You Want the Best Advice

Keeping Current Matters

Because buying or selling a home is such a big decision in our lives, the need for clear, trustworthy information and guidance is crucial. For Buyers For Sellers

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Proposed VA appraisal law looks to even the playing field

Housing Wire

A piece of legislation introduced in the Senate in mid-May could streamline the appraisal process for VA loans. The legislation would modernize the Department of Veteran Affairs ‘ appraisal requirements by allowing desktop appraisals, and in some circumstances, waving appraisals all together.

Employment Situation in April: State-Level Analysis

Eyes on Housing

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 41 states and the District of Columbia in April compared to the previous month while eight states lost jobs. North Dakota remained unchanged.

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.

Pennymac plans to lay off another 207 employees

Housing Wire

California-based nonbank mortgage lender Pennymac Financial Services will lay off 207 additional employees in June and July following a workforce reduction filing of more than 230 employees in March.

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Fratantoni: Why FHFA and GSEs should revisit their pricing framework?

Housing Wire

Potential homebuyers in today’s market are facing a number of challenges, including increasing mortgage rates and a sizeable supply and demand imbalance that is pushing home-price appreciation to very high levels throughout the country.

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Does a Pool Help or Hurt Your Home Value? Experts Take a Deep Dive

HomeLight

Shimmering pool water in your backyard would make any buyer fall in love with your home. Or would it? Even if you already have a swimming pool, do buyers want to happily splash or immediately dash from the responsibility of it?

How Fannie Mae is creating new opportunities for homeownership?

Housing Wire

Fannie Mae recently released its National Housing Survey , which revealed that consumers, in general, still believe that owning a home is better than renting.

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Should You Hire an Agent Who Is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)?

HomeLight

If you’re one of more than 5 million people approaching or passed retiring age looking to buy or sell a home this year, you may be wondering how to choose the right real estate agent with experience working with more mature homeowners making a move.

5 Data Proven Ways Agents Can Do 18% More Business

Curious as to how you could do 18% more business? How about 14 more transaction sides per year? Check out this infographic with data from a RealTrends study to learn more.

Cherry Creek Mortgage names new chief revenue officer

Housing Wire

Full-service lender Cherry Creek Mortgage announced Rick Hogle has joined the company as its chief revenue officer.

Selling a House ‘As Is’ in Wisconsin

HomeLight

Looking to sell a house “as is” in Wisconsin? Whether you’ve got a fixer-upper or recently inherited a relative’s home, sometimes the goal is to skip repairs, get a fair offer, and move on.

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The rising tide of house prices: Avoiding the flood

Housing Wire

The old conservative economist’s adage that “a rising tide lifts all boats” was quickly called-out by activists who didn’t see the trickle down effects of a “booming economy” benefit the working people of America.

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Inventory Watch

BubbleInfo

The overshoot part of the frenzy is unavoidable. The pricing of the new listings was calculated on sold comps from when the frenzy was hotter and sellers were getting big pops over the list prices.

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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.

How brokers can reach more and new borrowers with non-QM ?

Housing Wire

Agency loan originations are down significantly this year due to higher interest rates. Fannie Mae recently lowered its projected single-family mortgage origination volume for 2022 from $3 trillion to $2.8 trillion.

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Montana First-Time Home Buyer: 2022 Programs and Grants

The Mortgage Report

Everything you need to know as a Montana first-time home buyer, from home prices to loan options and grant programs.

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Prioritizing home equity solutions in a rising rate environment

Housing Wire

The 2022 housing market has been underscored by interest rate spikes and refi decline and lenders are working hard to adjust to new borrower trends.

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Is it Better to Sell a House Furnished or Unfurnished?

HomeLight

It’s time to sell your home and there are a lot of decisions to be made at all points during the process — and one of the biggest ones after deciding to sell your house — is how to present your home to potential buyers.

Become THE Social-Savvy Agent With This Free eBook

Close more deals from social media leads in 2022! This three-chapter eBook covers the fundamentals of building a digital strategy. You’ll hear from top industry experts and get exclusive insights into how you can become the social-savvy agent. Get your copy today!

New-Listings Comparison

BubbleInfo

The market’s direction will be determined by inventory, and San Diego is #1 on Bill’s list for the biggest percentage drop year-over-year.

Hawaii First-Time Home Buyer: 2022 Programs and Grants

The Mortgage Report

Everything you need to know as a Hawaii first-time home buyer, from home prices to loan options and grant programs.

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Yes, Canada Still Sells Homes for Less Than $200K — Just Not in Its Most Coveted Cities

Point2Homes

Housing affordability is a subjective matter, but it takes on a whole different meaning in Canada’s post-pandemic market: Following a 30% hike compared to early 2020, the national median price recently reached nearly twice the U.S. median.

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Selling a House ‘As Is’ in Indiana

HomeLight

Looking to sell a house “as is” in Indiana? Whether you’ve got a fixer-upper or recently inherited a relative’s home, sometimes the goal is to skip repairs, get a fair offer, and move on.

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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!

Mortgage and refinance rates today, May 23, 2022

The Mortgage Report

Today’s mortgage and refinance rates Average mortgage rates inched lower last Friday. Indeed, according to Mortgage News Daily’s figures, they barely moved over the whole week. Conventional, 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages […]. Mortgage Rates Now

Selling a House ‘As Is’ in Massachusetts

HomeLight

Looking to sell a house “as is” in Massachusetts? Whether you’ve got a fixer-upper or recently inherited a relative’s home, sometimes the goal is to skip repairs, get a fair offer, and move on.

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Which Canadian Real Estate Markets Can You Afford? Not Many If You’re Middle Class

Better Dwelling

You did it! Your household earns the median income for Canada, and you convinced your boss to work from home. Now you just need to find a home you can afford, in the second largest country in the world. Easier said than done. Don’t worry, we got you. We hope you like small and remote […].

Selling a House ‘As Is’ in North Carolina

HomeLight

Looking to sell a house “as is” in North Carolina? Whether you’ve got a fixer-upper or recently inherited a relative’s home, sometimes the goal is to skip repairs, get a fair offer, and move on.

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The Only Business Plan You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Overthinking your business plan? The old and tired process of building a 12-month business plan simply doesn’t make sense for the modern real estate business. Learn how to build one that will help you keep on track, stay nimble, and close more deals in 2022.