August, 2021

Homebuyers flock to Florida real estate

Housing Wire

The Sunshine State seems to be getting a lot more foot traffic these days, with the number of homebuyers moving to Miami tripling year-over-year, a new analysis found.

What Buyers and Sellers Need To Know About the Appraisal Gap

Keeping Current Matters

It’s economy 101 – when supply is low and demand is high, prices naturally rise. That’s what’s happening in today’s housing market. Home prices are appreciating at near-historic rates, and that’s creating some challenges when it comes to home appraisals.

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Annual Home Price Gains Hit Record High in June

Eyes on Housing

In June, national home prices continued to rise at a fast and unsustainable rate. Strong demand and low housing inventory have been driving home prices at double-digit growths for eleven months.

Inexpensive Alternatives to Furnish Your Home

Homes.com

Within the past almost two years, the furniture industry has come to a slow crawl and it’s not due to a lack of furniture buyers. Many customers have placed orders only to be told it could take 6 months to a year to receive their orders.

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.

Selling Your Home in Today’s Market? Don’t Believe These Myths

Lighter Side of Real Estate

Between low inventory and high buyer demand, there’s no denying that we’re in a seller’s market. But just because it’s a seller’s market doesn’t mean that every house is guaranteed to sell—although you wouldn’t know that based on what people are saying.

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This is not 2008 all over again for the housing market

Housing Wire

When you hear people say that the current housing market is like 2008 all over again, you may want to remind them of the huge differences between this market and that one. The previous economic expansion, from 2010-2019, wasn’t a housing bubble.

With Rents on the Rise – Is Now the Time To Buy?

Keeping Current Matters

According to recent data from realtor.com , median rental prices have reached their highest point ever recorded in many areas across the country. The report found rents rose by 8.1% from the same time last year.

Builder Confidence at 13-Month Low on Higher Material Costs, Home Prices

Eyes on Housing

Builder sentiment in the market for newly-built single-family homes fell five points to 75 in August, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The index is at its lowest point since July 2020.

Can a Buyer Back Out of a Home Purchase Contract?

Homes.com

In an intense seller’s market, it’s not unusual to see buyers waive contingencies or place an offer on a house sight unseen — both of which can lead to buyer’s remorse. Once a buyer’s offer is accepted by the seller, the buyer is contractually obligated to the home purchase. Or are they?

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.

Wait! Read This Before You Sell Your House for Cash

HomeLight

On the surface, fast-cash companies in real estate may not have the most pristine reputation, but you’re not crazy to consider selling your house for cash.

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How to Avoid Real Estate Capital Gains Taxes

Realty Biz

If you have decided to sell a house or are in the process of selling it, you need to keep in mind that usually, there are taxes on real estate capital gains. Generally speaking, the higher the price you sell at, the bigger your tax bill from Uncle Sam.

Here’s where the oldest and youngest homeowners live

Housing Wire

Have you ever considered the median age of homeowners in your area? According to a study conducted by LendingTree, homeowners gravitate towards specific parts of the country depending on their age.

What Does Being in a Sellers’ Market Mean?

Keeping Current Matters

Whether or not you’ve been following the real estate industry lately, there’s a good chance you’ve heard we’re in a serious sellers’ market. But what does that really mean? And why are conditions today so good for people who want to list their house?

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!

New Single-Family Home Size is Rising

Eyes on Housing

An expected impact of the virus crisis is a need for more residential space, as people use homes for more purposes including work. Recent data confirms this impact on the market is occurring.

Upgrade Your Space with This DIY Mirror Organizer!

Homes.com

Don't know what to do with that old door mirror? Upcycle it into functional storage with this DIY mirror organizer tutorial! The post Upgrade Your Space with This DIY Mirror Organizer! appeared first on Homes.com. DIY Home Decor Organization DIY project storage solutions upcycling

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Closing Costs For a Seller: How Much is The Cost to Sell a Home

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

How Much Does it Cost to Sell a House? Do sellers pay closing costs? What are the costs to sell a home? What are the seller’s closing costs? These are all common questions first-time sellers will ask.

Is It Worth Adding a Powder Room to Your Home? Consider These Things First

Lighter Side of Real Estate

The number of bathrooms in a home can be a major selling point for potential buyers. And, as such, an extra bathroom can make your home more attractive and easier to sell—which is why a lot of homeowners consider adding a half-bath (or “powder room”) to their property.

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!

Is the Fed creating a housing bubble by keeping rates low?

Housing Wire

Remember that pretty girl from your history class in college — the one who would blow hot and cold, so you never really knew what she was thinking? The U.S. housing market can be like that girl: you can get many mixed messages (especially about a housing bubble) unless you are paying attention.

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Key Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying a Home

Keeping Current Matters

Sometimes it can feel like everyone has advice when it comes to buying a home. While your friends and loved ones may have your best interests in mind, they may also be missing crucial information about today’s housing market that you need to make your best decision.

Lot Values Surge at Record Breaking Pace

Eyes on Housing

Lot values for single-family detached homes started in 2020 surged 18%, according to NAHB’s analysis of the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction (SOC) data. As a result, the median lot price reached a new record high of $53,000.

Will hemp homes solve the building material shortage?

Realty Biz

Sky rocketing prices for building materials have been a common complaint from home builders over the past year. The costs of lumber, steel and concrete have all soared, and now some are promoting the idea of hemp as a more affordable alternative.

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!

Flat Fee Real Estate Brokerage: What Are The Pros and Cons

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

Listing on MLS For Sale by Owner With Flat Fee MLS Service Do you want to get your home listed on MLS for sale by owner? To list in MLS is thought of as the “holy grail” of real estate marketing by many people. One of the questions those thinking of selling for sale by […].

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Cool Listings: A $9.95 Million Starship-Like Home Celebrates Both the Future & the Past

Fancy Pants Homes

A striking architectural home — that looks like it was created as a home base for captain Kirk (or maybe Picard?) — recently came to market near the Sun Valley resort town in Idaho.

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Home sales beat estimates: no housing crash in sight

Housing Wire

The National Association of Realtors reported 5.99 million home sales for July, which was an excellent beat of estimates and a dagger into the hearts of the 2021 housing crash crew.

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The Difference in Net Worth Between Homeowners and Renters Is Widening

Keeping Current Matters

Becoming financially secure is an important goal for many people today, but some don’t realize just how much homeownership can help them achieve that dream. A recent report, The Journey Toward Financial Freedom , surveys Americans about their perspective on financial wellness and their goals.

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