January, 2021

3 Must-Do’s When Selling Your House This Year

Keeping Current Matters

It’s exciting to put a house on the market and to think about making new memories in new spaces. However, despite the anticipation of what’s to come, we can still have deep sentimental attachments to the home we’re leaving behind.

5 ways to pay off your mortgage early: Pros and cons

The Mortgage Report

Here are five ways to pay off your mortgage faster. Plus, what to consider before putting your hard-earned cash toward early mortgage payments. Homeownership Topics Refinance

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8 Major Home Design Trends That’ll Be Big in 2021, According to Redfin and Hunker

Redfin

This article is a collaboration between Redfin and Hunker . With a new-found love for our homes this past year, it’s likely you’ve racked up a laundry list of ways that you’d love to revamp your space. And what better time to refresh and upgrade your home than the New Year?

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Zillow: Expect another record year for home sales

Housing Wire

Zillow’s 2021 housing forecast echoes the projections of other industry experts of a rapid acceleration of home value appreciation, with numbers anticipated to be even higher than in 2020.

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Reimagining How Construction Companies Capture Progress Tracking

Speaker: Felipe Engineer-Manriquez, Christopher Gagliardi, George Hedley, and Jason Nichols

Join our esteemed panelists for their discussion on the importance of progress tracking which ultimately touches upon every digital aspect within the construction cycle. Our thought-leaders' years of experience on the job sites can help you build a better future at your company.

Streamline your workflow! 5 steps to improve customer experience

Inman

If you want your work to be more predictable and manageable, embrace processes within your business. Efficiency and a consistent, exceptional client experience will reward you. Here’s how to get started.

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Owning a Home Is Still More Affordable Than Renting One

Keeping Current Matters

If spending more time at home over the past year is making you really think hard about buying a home instead of renting one, you’re not alone. You may be wondering, however, if the dollars and cents add up in your favor as home prices continue to rise.

Home Trends to Watch for in 2021

RIS Media

As 2020 caught us spending more time at home, homeowners began rethinking how they would use their homes in the new year. Some homeowners may even end up listing their current home to take advantage of the booming market and low inventory, in hopes of finding a home that will meet their new needs.

It’s Finally 2021, Make Your Home Feel New Again

Coldwell Banker

Tips to Create a Functional Space for Your Evolving Stay-At-Home Needs. The post It’s Finally 2021, Make Your Home Feel New Again appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter. Home Decor covid Covid-19 home decor home gym Stay at Home Work from Home

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COVID couldn’t stop the U.S. housing market in 2020

Housing Wire

Today the National Association of Realtors reported existing home sales for the month of December were at 6,760,000, a beat of estimates. This also closed the books on 2020’s housing market as we finished out the year at 5,640,000 total existing-home sales — a 5.6%

10 video influencers to keep on your radar in 2021

Inman

Here, we’re giving a nod to some of the industry’s best video creatives — those who know how to use the medium to make an impact and steer online conversation, all while staying true to their unique brands, styles and niches.

20 Best Cities To Invest In Real Estate In 2021

Norada Real Estate

Real estate remains an appealing asset class for investors because of the opportunity to earn recurrent income from rentals. If the market dynamics are optimal, your monthly rental income can fully offset the expenses associated with servicing your mortgage.

Why Right Now May Be the Time to Sell Your House

Keeping Current Matters

The housing market made an incredible recovery in 2020 and is now positioned for an even stronger year in 2021. Record-low mortgage interest rates are a driving factor in this continued momentum, with average rates hovering at historic all-time lows.

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How to Maintain a Healthy Credit Score

RIS Media

Getting a Healthy Credit Score and Keeping It. Do you have strong desires to own your first house? Maintaining a good credit score is important, especially when you are young and have many years of borrowing ahead of you. If you are under 30, try not to over-borrow.

What is PMI: How to Get Rid of Private Mortgage Insurance

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

How to End Paying Private Mortgage Insurance What is PMI? Great question, right? Many people, especially first time home buyers, hear the term PMI and have no idea what it means. You will see the definition of PMI in a moment and, more importantly, how to terminate it.

Home prices surge to six-year high in November

Housing Wire

Record low inventory and strong buyer demand once again pushed up the cost of homes in the U.S., as prices in November rose 9.5% nationally over the same time last year, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller index.

The top 10 most and least popular metros for millennial homebuyers

Inman

Those born between 1981 and 1996 made up the majority of potential buyers in 43 out of the 50 largest markets.

Coldwell Banker Around the World: January 2021

Coldwell Banker

For our inaugural Coldwell Banker Around the World blog post, we are heading to the sunny climate of Cascais, Portugal.

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Is This the Year to Sell My House?

Keeping Current Matters

If one of the questions you’re asking yourself is, “Should I sell my house this year?” consumer sentiment about selling today should boost your confidence in the right direction.

How to Sell Your House in 2021

Redfin

So, you’ve evaluated your finances, thought about your lifestyle and made the big decision to sell your home.

Women in Real Estate

RIS Media

Understanding the Hurdles, Seizing the Opportunities. This article first appeared in Real Estate magazine’s special-edition Women in Real Estate issue. View the entire issue here.

Prepare for the rise in mortgage rates

Housing Wire

As the calendar flipped to 2021, it didn’t take long for the rise in mortgage rates. Just two weeks into the new year, Freddie Mac reported that mortgage rates climbed 14 basis points to 2.79% , a dramatic contrast to 2020, a year in which mortgage rates set record lows 16 times.

Inman announces the Inman Brand Ambassadors of 2021

Inman

The Inman Brand Ambassador Team of 2021 will have a full calendar year of community events, with their inaugural introduction Jan. 26-28 at Inman Connect. Content Marketing Events

Tips for Real Estate Investment from Women Who are Putting Their Own Advice into Action

Coldwell Banker

Women have been outpacing men in single homeownership since 1980, according to annual buyer profiles compiled by the National Association of REALTORS®.

What Does 2021 Have in Store for Home Values?

Keeping Current Matters

According to the latest CoreLogic Home Price Insights Report , nationwide home values increased by 8.2% over the last twelve months. The dramatic rise was brought about as the inventory of homes for sale reached historic lows at the same time buyer demand was buoyed by record-low mortgage rates.

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What I learned as a first-time home buyer of an old house

Zolo

Tips to help you buy and fix up that old house on a budget. The post What I learned as a first-time home buyer of an old house appeared first on Zolo. Home Buying buying an older home fixer upper

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4 Mistakes Homebuyers Make in a Hot Real Estate Market

RIS Media

Some buyers are very green when it comes to purchasing real estate. As their agent, you are there to help them make the right decisions so that they stand a fighting chance in a highly competitive housing market.

Need a real estate agent? Here’s how to pick the right one

Housing Wire

Let’s face it, if you’re a first-time homebuyer, you have a lot of questions about the home-buying process. That’s what real estate agents are here for. Almost 90% of buyers recently used a real estate agent or broker to purchase their home, according to the National Association of Realtors.

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RE/MAX launches new ad campaign highlighting real estate agents

Inman

"The Right Agent Every Step of the Way" campaign follows on the heels of last year's ads, which highlighted the importance of human connection in the real estate transaction. Marketing Select abby lee advertising Camp and King re/max

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A Time for Reflection

Coldwell Banker

A statement from M. Ryan Gorman, President and CEO, on the events at the U.S. Capitol and looking forward. The post A Time for Reflection appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter. General Real Estate News

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