January, 2022

Why Waiting To Sell Your House Could Cost You a Small Fortune

Keeping Current Matters

Many homeowners who plan to sell in 2022 may think the wise thing to do is to wait for the spring buying market since historically about 40 percent of home sales occur between April and July. For Sellers Housing Market Updates Interest Rates Move-Up Buyers Pricing Selling Myths Content Hub

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5 predictions for the 2022 housing market

Housing Wire

This article is part of our HousingWire 2022 forecast series. After the series wraps, join us on February 8 for the HW+ Virtual 2022 Forecast Event.

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Building Materials Prices Increase 1.5% in December, Lumber Volatility at 75-Year High

Eyes on Housing

The prices of goods used in residential construction ex-energy climbed 1.5% in December (not seasonally adjusted), according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The index was driven higher by large price increases for wood products.

Renting a House Is Getting Way More Expensive. Is It Time to Buy?

Lighter Side of Real Estate

Prices for everything have been going up—from food, to gas, to services, and people are getting less for the dollar. Rents are no exception.

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.

What Problems Must Be Fixed After a Home Inspection

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

Are Fixes Mandatory For A Seller After an Inspection? Many potential buyers ask if a seller must make fixes after a house inspection. The answer is no. There are no mandatory repairs for a home seller after the home inspection.

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Sellers: Don’t Wait Until Spring To Make Your Move

Keeping Current Matters

As you plan out your goals for the year, moving up to your dream home may top the list. For Sellers Interest Rates Pricing Selling Myths Content Hub

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Housing inventory crisis continues in 2022

Housing Wire

Early in 2021, when I was talking about how people should worry about home prices overheating, I had a glimmer of hope that maybe toward the end of 2021 we would be spared another seasonal collapse of inventory.

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Impacts of Rising New Home Costs

Eyes on Housing

Only 15% of buyers were looking for a newly-built home at the start of 2018, but that share shot up to 42% by the final quarter of 2020 (after the start of the pandemic).

Study shows homeownership still more affordable than renting in most parts of the U.S.

Realty Biz

Rising home prices and the issues that causes for housing affordability have attracted plenty of headlines over the past year. But homeownership is still more affordable than renting in most markets, according to the latest study by ATTOM Data Solutions.

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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!

Land Purchase Loans: What to Know About Getting a Lot Loan

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

What to Know About Mortgages For Land Are you planning to buy a plot of land to build a new home? Are you investigating a land loan? If you need financing, you may find it more challenging to get a loan for land from traditional lenders.

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Should you build or buy a house in 2022?: Cost comparison

The Mortgage Report

Is it cheaper to build or buy a house? Endless variables can change the answer. But this article can help you weigh the costs and benefits of both options.

Why Pre-Approval Is Key for Homebuyers in 2022

Keeping Current Matters

You may have heard that it’s important to get pre-approved for a mortgage at the beginning of the homebuying process, but what does that really mean, and why is it so important? First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Move-Up Buyers

Home affordability plummeted in fourth quarter

Housing Wire

Homeownership continues to swerve into unaffordable territory, with median-priced single-family homes becoming less affordable in three-quarters of the nation’s market, a report published by ATTOM Data Solutions last week said.

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!

Existing Home Sales Strongest Since 2006 Despite Supply Limits

Eyes on Housing

Fueled by low mortgage interest rates and strong demand, annual existing home sales reached 15-year high in 2021, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

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The Greener Grass of Real Estate

Realty Biz

It’s no secret that houses with great landscaping have a more attractive curbside appeal. When it comes to increasing the value of your home, revamping your landscaping and hardscaping can make a bigger difference than you might think.

What Do Home Appraisers Look For?

Point2Homes

Image: Andrey_Popov / Shutterstock.com. A home appraisal is an essential part of buying or selling a property and even applying for refinancing. But what do appraisers actually look for when they visit?

Creative strategies to buy a house in 2022

The Mortgage Report

With home prices up and inventory down, buying a house in 2022 can take some creativity. Here's what the experts say you should do. Buying a home Mortgage Strategy

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!

What’s Going To Happen with Home Prices This Year?

Keeping Current Matters

After almost two years of double-digit increases, many experts thought home price appreciation would decelerate or happen at a slower pace in the last quarter of 2021. For Buyers For Sellers Housing Market Updates Pricing Content Hub

Mortgage delinquency rate reaches prepandemic levels

Housing Wire

Mortgage delinquency rates hit pre-pandemic levels in October due to labor market improvements and home equity increases, according to the most recent CoreLogic Loan Performance Report. The expectation is that rates will continue to decline during 2022. In October, 3.8%

New Home Sales Increase in December

Eyes on Housing

New single-family home sales increased in December as housing demand was lifted by buyers accelerating some contract signings due to anticipated higher mortgage interest rates in 2022. However, for the year as a whole, sales ended 7.3%

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6 Mortgage Mistakes to Avoid

Realty Biz

For most people, buying a home is the largest financial decision they’ll make in their lifetimes. It’s not a deal easily undone once the final papers are signed, so it makes sense to understand the ins and outs of mortgages before taking the leap into homeownership.

#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!

8 Games You Probably Don’t Want to Play Against Real Estate Agents

Lighter Side of Real Estate

Game nights can be a great way to relax with friends and family, and have some fun and laughs. But they can also bring out the competitor in people. It’s all fun and games until someone is getting their butt whooped!

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Should you apply for a mortgage online? Pros and cons of digital mortgages

The Mortgage Report

When you apply for a mortgage online with an all-digital lender, it will likely be faster and easier. But that doesn't always mean rates will be lower. Buying a home Mortgage Strategy

With Mortgage Rates Climbing, Now’s the Time To Act

Keeping Current Matters

Last week, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac jumped from 3.22% to 3.45%. Buying Myths First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Housing Market Updates Interest Rates Move-Up Buyers Content Hub

FHFA hikes fees for high-balance and second-home loans

Housing Wire

The Federal Housing Finance Agency introduced new upfront fees on Wednesday for some high-balance and second-home loans sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Upfront fees for high balance loans will increase between 0.25% and 0.75%, tiered by loan-to-value ratio.

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