April, 2022

Why This Housing Market Is Not a Bubble Ready To Pop

Keeping Current Matters

Homeownership has become a major element in achieving the American Dream. For Buyers For Sellers Foreclosures Housing Market Updates Pricing Content Hub

Building Materials Prices Rise Further

Eyes on Housing

According to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) report released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the prices of goods used in residential construction ex-energy (not seasonally adjusted) climbed 1.4% in March, following an upwardly revised increase of 2.2% in February and 4.1% in January.

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Elliman Magazine Column - A Symptom of Chronic Inventory Lows: Bidding Wars Are Everywhere

Miller Samuel

For each issue of Elliman Magazine produced by Douglas Elliman , the same company that publishes most of our U.S. market research , I write a brief column and create a graphic to illustrate an important issue facing the luxury housing market.

The VA’s little-known program for Native American veterans

Housing Wire

A Department of Veterans Affairs lending program for Native American veterans has been severely underutilized, a government watchdog found.

Kick-Off Your Summer With Never-Ending Prospects

Speaker: Kevin Smullin, Founder, 2Q Lead Generation Strategies

In this webinar, Kevin Smullen will demonstrate a methodology that will help you create a pipeline with continuous prospects.

Real Estate Agents vs. Realtors vs. Brokers: What’s The Difference

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

Differences Between Real Estate Agents, Realtors, and Brokers One of the questions I often get is if there is a difference between a Realtor®, Real Estate agent, and a broker. The difference between a real estate agent and Realtor® is significant.

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Is It Enough To Offer Asking Price in Today’s Housing Market?

Keeping Current Matters

If you’re planning to buy a home this season, you’re probably thinking about what you’ll need to do to get your offer accepted. Buying Myths First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Housing Market Updates Move-Up Buyers

Housing Market at Inflection Point as Builder Confidence Continues to Fall

Eyes on Housing

Rapidly rising interest rates combined with ongoing home price increases and higher construction costs continue to take a toll on builder confidence and housing affordability.

Inflation cuts homebuyer budgets by $40,000

Real Trends

Home buyers looking for a home in 2022 will have to look for properties that are roughly $40,000 cheaper, according to a report released by the National Association of Realtors on Wednesday. According to NAR, rising inflation is to blame for the smaller home buying budgets.

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Some lenders won’t survive the purchase mortgage market of 2022

Housing Wire

Consolidation in the mortgage industry is likely in 2022, analysts and lending executives said. Justin Woodward has experienced the best and the worst of the mortgage industry in only 18 months.

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!

Selling a House As Is: What Are The Pros and Cons?

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

What are the pros and cons of selling a home as-is? You may have thought about this question if you’re planning on selling a home. Sometimes when you are selling a house that has some issues, selling it “as is” may seem like the most straightforward course of action.

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9 Things You Should Know Before Replacing Windows in Your Home

Redfin

Replacing or installing windows can be stressful for many homeowners. Whether it’s deciding which type of windows are best for you, choosing the right kind of glazing, or even considering if you need to replace your windows at all, there are a lot of factors to consider. .

On the Fence of Whether or Not To Move This Spring? Consider This.

Keeping Current Matters

If you’re thinking of selling your house, it may be because you’ve heard prices are rising, listings are going fast, and sellers are getting multiple offers on their homes. For Buyers For Sellers Housing Market Updates Move-Up Buyers Content Hub

Highest Paid Occupations in Construction in 2021

Eyes on Housing

According to the latest May 2021 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) and analysis by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), half of payroll workers in construction earn more than $49,070 and the top 25% make at least $75,820.

Database Restoration: How to Revive Dead Leads and Generate New Ones

Speaker: Rivers Pearce, CEO of W8LESS

In this session Rivers Pierce, CEO of W8LESS, will teach you how winning agents restore and revive their database to continue to gain market share!

Zillow testing major changes to Premier Agent program

Real Trends

Starting May 25, “several hundred” real estate agents in the Raleigh, North Carolina and Denver metro areas will no longer have access to Premier Agent , thanks to major changes coming to Zillow ’s lead generating platform.

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What Metaverse real estate means for mortgage professionals

Housing Wire

The Metaverse is defined as the simulated digital world that mimics the real world through virtual reality and augmented reality in which users can interact. As the Metaverse expands, its offerings now include “virtual” real estate.

5 Killer Tips to Get Your Home Sold Fast

Realty Biz

How to Make Your House Ready to Be Listed For Sale. When you list your home for sale, you’ll want to put your best foot forward. Many things go into a successful home sale, including setting the right price and hiring an outstanding real estate agent.

How to Prep Your House For Sale and Attract Buyers

HomeLight

When selling a home, there’s a lot of work just to prep your house for sale. However, real estate agents say it’s not uncommon for clients to forget something when prepping.

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The Real Estate Pulse: Analyzing the 2022 Housing Market

Speaker: Grier Allen, CEO and Co-Founder of BoomTown

In this session, Grier Allen, CEO and Co-Founder of BoomTown, will breakdown the top housing trends for 2022, and help you navigate the constant changes in the market so that you can achieve success!

How To Approach Rising Mortgage Rates as a Buyer

Keeping Current Matters

In the last few weeks, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac inched up to 5%. Buying Myths First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Housing Market Updates Interest Rates Move-Up Buyers Content Hub

Housing Share of GDP Edges Higher at Start of 2022

Eyes on Housing

Housing’s share of the economy edged higher at the start of 2022 due in part to a surprise drop in growth. For the first quarter of 2022, overall GDP growth declined at a 1.4% annual rate, driven by increased inventories and a jump in imports.

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The evolution of the more productive real estate agent 

Real Trends

Bonnie Williamson never intended to be a real estate agent. As a French major and Russian and political science minor at the University of Michigan, Williamson had initially entertained the idea of going into politics.

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FHA unveils 40-year loan modification option

Housing Wire

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is moving to expand its COVID-19 loss mitigation “waterfall” by introducing a 40-year loan modification option and is asking the mortgage industry for input.

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#Trending: How to Leverage Instagram’s Algorithm to Build Your Pipeline

Speaker: Eric Simon, Founder of The Broke Agent Media | Matt Lionetti, Real Estate Salesperson at The Agency

In this session, The Broke Agent and Matt Lionetti will break down the strategies they utilize to grow their Instagram accounts to over 360,000 and 40,000 followers. They will also discuss vertical video, podcasting, and the importance of producing consistent content!

6 New Real Estate Tech Companies to Watch Out for in 2022

The Close

New real estate tech companies seem to pop up every single day. With such a crowded marketplace, it’s hard to know which companies are just a flash in the pan and which are ones you should pay attention to.

Burying a St. Joseph Statue to Help Sell Your Home: History and Instructions

HomeLight

Even in a seller’s market, selling a house can be a lengthy ordeal. From catching up on those repairs you’ve put off for years, to staging, showings and longing to get competitive offers, the process can leave you wanting assistance.

What You Need To Budget for When Buying a Home

Keeping Current Matters

When it comes to buying a home, it can feel a bit intimidating to know how much you need to save and where to find that information. Buying Myths Down Payments First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Move-Up Buyers

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Inflation Hits Another New 40-Year High in March

Eyes on Housing

Driven by higher food, gasoline and housing cost, consumer prices continued to accelerate in March. This marked the sixth straight month for inflation above a 6% rate and was the fastest annual pace since December 1981.

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