July, 2020

Three of the Latest Reports Show Housing Market Is Strong

Keeping Current Matters

The residential real estate market is remaining resilient as the country still struggles to beat the COVID-19 pandemic. Three separate reports recently revealed how the housing market is still showing growth. Here’s a look at each one. Ivy Zelman’s Real Estate Broker Survey.

Backyard Structures: The New Necessity

American Lifestyle

The post Backyard Structures: The New Necessity appeared first on American Lifestyle Magazine. Home Improvement Finance Financial Advice Home Advice Home Buying Home Loan Real Estate Real Estate Agent Refinancing

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Dad Builds a Backyard Coffee Shop That’ll Make You Want To Build Your Own

Lighter Side of Real Estate

Backyard pubs have been popping up left and right, but not everyone is into drinking alcohol. Some people prefer their coffee… One man’s love for java compelled him to build a coffee shop right in his own backyard. His proud daughter, Julianna, shared his amazing project on social media.

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Critical Questions To Ask Your Mortgage Adviser

Rent, Buy & Sell

Buying a house is a stressful process, but mortgage advisers can give you great advice and help you land on your feet after securing your next real estate venture. They act as an intermediary between lender and borrower, and can answer critical questions regarding your loan application.

Toronto Condo Sales at Lowest Level Since the Great Recession

Point2Homes

Image: Blair Gordon Main / Shutterstock.com. During the second quarter of 2020, new condo sales in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) dropped to their lowest levels since 2009, according to recent data released by Urbanation.

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Condo Vs House Guide to Making The Perfect Buying Decision

Mandrona Group

People often think that the difference between a condo vs house is whether there is a yardThe average price of. Read More. Real Estate Blog Real Estate Terms

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What Can A Landlord Do To Protect Him/Herself?

Toronto Realty Blog

TorontoRealtyBlog. Famous last words, right? I said, “Assuming that we can acknowledge that problem-tenants exist…” But I don’t think we’re anywhere close to agreeing there. After reading the comments on Friday’s blog, I’m amazed.

Real estate myths created during the pandemic

The American Genius for Real Estate

(REAL ESTATE BIG DATA) Real estate is a finicky field, but the most popular myths surrounding the effects of COVID-19 on the market are purely unfounded. The post Real estate myths created during the pandemic appeared first on The American Genius Real Estate.

Sell Faster with These Small Projects

American Lifestyle

The post Sell Faster with These Small Projects appeared first on American Lifestyle Magazine. Home Improvement Home Projects Renovation Selling Small Projects

Tips for Moving During COVID-19

Coldwell Banker

Planning on moving soon? Here are some of our top safety tips for moving during COVID-19 to protect your family and belongings. The post Tips for Moving During COVID-19 appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter.

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Bank of Canada Pumping Billions Into Mortgage Liquidity To Prop Up Real Estate

Better Dwelling

Canada’s central bank is desperately trying to prop up real estate markets with liquidity. Bank of Canada (BoC) has been injecting billions into Canada Mortgage Bonds (CMBs). The central bank began purchasing a few million worth of bonds during last year’s real estate slow down.

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Guidance and Support Are Key When Buying Your First Home

Keeping Current Matters

In June, the number of first-time homebuyers accounted for 35% of the existing homes sold, a trend that’s been building steadily throughout the year.

10 Hollywood Celebrities Who Enjoy Flipping Houses On the Side

Fancy Pants Homes

Hollywood celebrities are some of the busiest people on the planet, and yet they can’t seem to stop adding things to their checklists.

6 Homes Near Notable Hikes

Sotheby's International Real Estate

For the avid hiker, there are some trails that must be experienced firsthand. While travel may not be possible at the moment, experiencing the outdoors on a more local scale has never been more appealing.

The Benefits of Starting Your Home Search Process Now

American Lifestyle

The post The Benefits of Starting Your Home Search Process Now appeared first on American Lifestyle Magazine. Buying & Selling Finance Financial Advice Home Advice Home Buying Home Loan Real Estate Real Estate Agent Refinancing

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23 Real Estate Marketing Tools Every Agent Needs in 2020

The Close

Over the years, we’ve seen tons of agents, teams, and brokerages that took our advice and built great brands. Of course, when it came time to show off their new brands online, most dropped the ball.

Survey: Almost Half of Recent Homebuyers Made an Offer Sight-Unseen, the Highest Share on Record

Redfin

45% of surveyed homebuyers said they made a bid on a home without first seeing it in person, up from 28% in 2019. Redfin agents cite health concerns around the pandemic and competition fueled by a worsening housing shortage as reasons more buyers are bidding on homes before visiting them.

Homeownership Rate Continues to Rise in 2020

Keeping Current Matters

So far, it’s been quite a ride this year, and our nation has truly seen its fair share of hurdles. From COVID-19 to record unemployment and then the resulting recession, just to name a few, the second quarter of 2020 has had more than a few challenges. Amidst the many roadblocks, however, the U.S.

The Story of Taylor Swift’s Holiday House — Home to “the Last Great American Dynasty”

Fancy Pants Homes

Taylor Swift’s latest album, Folklore , came as a surprise to everyone — including the artist’s celebrity friends, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, who had cautiously guarded the name of their third daughter since she was born 9 months ago, only to have Swift’s new album reveal the name in a track named after her.

Seller concessions: How a seller can pay your closing costs

The Morgtage Report

A seller concession is an agreement where the home seller pays the buyer's closing costs. Learn how seller concessions work here. Buying a home Mortgage Strategy FHA Housing Mortgage mortgage rates Real Estate

Simple Home Items That Make Life Easier

Point2Homes

Image: New Africa / Shutterstock.com. Since we’ve been spending so much time at home, we’ve had a lot of opportunities to figure out what works, what makes life easier and what may not be so practical for everyday living. If you’re ready to make your days a little simpler, we’ve got you.

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Attic Transformation Gives Mom Posh Closet of Her Dreams

Lighter Side of Real Estate

Few women would say they’re satisfied with their current closet situation. From lack of space to poor lighting, there are plenty of reasons to covet about a closet upgrade. One woman got a closet makeover that’s safe to say surpasses most people’s dreams. How did it come about?

How Much Does a Home Inspection Cost?

Redfin

You may be surprised to know that home inspection costs can vary widely from state-to-state. What it costs for a house in New York, NY to be inspected most likely will be different than a home in Portland, OR. Quite often, the cost can also vary from inspector to inspector.

Will We See a Surge of Homebuyers Moving to the Suburbs?

Keeping Current Matters

As remote work continues on for many businesses and Americans weigh the risks of being in densely populated areas, will more people start to move out of bigger cities? Spending extra time at home and dreaming of more indoor and outdoor space is certainly sparking some interest among homebuyers.

Value Buy!

BubbleInfo

Our new listing of a 2005-built home on a culdesac for only $739,000! The Zillow history shows that the house was rented the first of April, and as soon as the new tenant moved in, she told the landlord that she was not going to pay rent because of the eviction moratorium.

Fill Vacancies Faster: 10 Proven Rental Listing Tips to Convert More Leads

App Folio

In today’s digital world, online listings are your primary way to make a good first impression. Outdated photography, inaccurate information, and a poor user experience will all cause your prospects to look elsewhere, which is why it’s essential to make sure your listings are compelling.

8 Ways Agents Can Overcome Failure & Thrive in 2020

The Close

My 26-year real estate career has experienced plenty of ups and downs. I have had the honor of being featured on the cover of REALTOR magazine, and also the embarrassment of filing a very public bankruptcy.

Create Real Estate Community Pages that Convert – The Ultimate Edition

Jason Fox

Create Real Estate Community Pages that Convert – The Ultimate Edition. Building a successful real estate website isn’t just about adding listings and contact information, it’s about marketing your brand and being found. One of the best ways to do this is through real estate community pages.

HIRO Mortgage Program 2020: The High LTV refinance option

The Morgtage Report

The HIRO program (high-LTV refinance option) lets homeowners refinance into today's low mortgage rates with little or no equity and easier documentation. Home Equity Mortgage News Real Estate News Refinance

The Best Performing Real Estate Facebook Ads

Boom Town

We are cruising through the summer buying season, and with June behind us, it’s time to take another look at some of our Facebook digital advertising data. Giving you insights into how to nail your Facebook advertising strategy.).