December, 2021

Logan Mohtashami: The 2022 housing forecast

Housing Wire

Most of the time, the economy is like a slow-moving ocean liner that changes direction gradually and without much effort. But when a new, powerful variable presents itself, like the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the economy can change on a dime.

What Everyone Wants To Know: Will Home Prices Decline in 2022?

Keeping Current Matters

If you’re thinking of buying a home in today’s housing market, you may be wondering how strong your investment will be. You might be asking yourself: if I buy a home now, will it lose value? Or will it continue to appreciate going forward?


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October Single-Family Permit Gains

Eyes on Housing

Over the first ten months of 2021, the total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 948,321. On a year-over-year (YoY) basis, this is a 17.3% increase over the October 2020 level of 808,301.

Listing Inventory Trends In The Time Of COVID

Miller Samuel

The Winter 2022 issue of Elliman Magazine was published this week and it is quite a beautiful publication. I created a chart for the publication which compares month listing inventory trends across a number of the markets we cover for Douglas Elliman.

The Only Business Plan You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Overthinking your business plan? The old and tired process of building a 12-month business plan simply doesn’t make sense for the modern real estate business. Learn how to build one that will help you keep on track, stay nimble, and close more deals in 2022.

82% Of Unmarried People Would Rather Buy a House Than Have a Wedding

Lighter Side of Real Estate

Having a wedding and buying a house: two of the biggest moments, with two of the biggest price tags in adult life. But lately, it seems the word “and” is being replaced with the word “or”, at least according to this REALTOR Magazine article !

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The 2021 housing market recap by Logan Mohtashami

Housing Wire

A bullish housing market. What a year 2021 has been. We started the year with many pundits saying that the U.S. economic recovery was a false story and that we were about to embark on a second housing bubble crash due to forbearance. However, not only did the U.S.

Key Things To Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage

Keeping Current Matters

Once you’ve found your dream home and applied for a mortgage, there are some key things to keep in mind before you close. Buying Myths For Buyers

One in Four New Homes are Infills or Teardowns in Older Neighborhoods

Eyes on Housing

According to the latest Annual Builder Practices Survey (ABPS), one in four new single-family detached homes were built in established neighborhoods in 2020.

24 Qualifying Questions to Ask a Realtor Before You Hire One


It’s been said that selecting a real estate agent is much like dating. During that first meeting, you’re asking them questions to determine if it’ll be a good fit. With an agent, you are trusting someone with what is most likely one of the largest and most important decisions a person can make.

What Agents Should Be Doing Every Day to Succeed With Leads

Top agents do this every day to you? It’s all about the follow-up. Top agents shared their perfected processes, and we compiled it into a super easy visual to-do list for Real Estate lead follow up that wins. Get the list now!

Nail Your Listing Presentations by Making Them More “Meme”orable

Lighter Side of Real Estate

Landing yourself a listing appointment is hard enough, but then you still have to nail your presentation in order to walk out of it with a signed listing agreement in hand. It’s not an opportunity you want to squander.

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U.S. housing inventory hits new all-time low

Realty Biz

American housing inventory is officially at crisis level, according to a new report. Redfin revealed this week that the number of active listings in the U.S. housing market hit an all time low on November 28, down a whopping 23% from the same period one year ago.

Will the housing market continue its hot streak in 2022?

Housing Wire

As we approach the end of another hot year for the market, homebuyers and sellers are eagerly looking ahead to the 2022 housing market. Will the market continue its streak of strong growth, or are we finally about to see a slow down?

The Average Homeowner Gained $56,700 in Equity over the Past Year

Keeping Current Matters

When you think of homeownership, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Chances are you might focus on the non-financial benefits , like the security or stability a home provides. But what about equity? While it can be overlooked, a homeowner’s equity helps build long-term wealth over time.

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The #1 Reason Why Sales Coaching is Critical to Your 2022 Sales Success

Speaker: Tim Hughes, Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Leadership Associates

Join Tim Hughes, Author of Social Selling – Influencing Buyers and Changemakers and Co-Founder/CEO of Digital Leadership Associates, as he details how investing in sales coaching will teach your team how to navigate social media and therefore create greater sales success.

Housing Starts Show Strength in November

Eyes on Housing

Single-family housing showed strength in November despite supply-chain limitations for materials and ongoing access issues for labor and lots. Overall housing starts increased 11.8% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.68 million units, according to a report from the U.S.

Will home prices drop in 2022? (Podcast)

The Mortgage Report

If you're eyeing a new home purchase, you're probably wondering where home prices are headed in 2022. Here's what you should know. Mortgage News Real Estate

Nail Your Listing Presentations by Making Them More “Meme”orable

Lighter Side of Real Estate

Landing yourself a listing appointment is hard enough, but then you still have to nail your presentation in order to walk out of it with a signed listing agreement in hand. It’s not an opportunity you want to squander.

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Top 5 Social Media Strategies for Realtors in 2022

Realty Biz

Social media marketing has become an integral part of digital marketing since Facebook exploded in the early 2000s. These days, nearly every notable company has not only a social media presence, but a strategy to help them grow even more. Realtors are no different.

How Sales Enablement is Supporting Social Selling in 2022

Speaker: Brynne Tillman CEO | LinkedIn Whisperer at Social Sales Link

In this 1-hour session, Brynne Tillman from Social Sales Link will teach you why Sales Enablement teams should own Social Selling

Freddie Mac misses low-income refinance goal

Housing Wire

Fannie Mae met all of the housing goals the Federal Housing Finance Agency imposed for 2020, but Freddie Mac failed its low-income refinance goal. The government-sponsored enterprise lagged the wider market in its acquisitions of low-income refinances.

Two Reasons Why Waiting To Buy a Home Will Cost You

Keeping Current Matters

If you’re a homeowner who’s decided your current house no longer fits your needs, or a renter with a strong desire to become a homeowner, you may be hoping that waiting until next year could mean better market conditions to purchase a home.

New Home Sales Jump in November on High Consumer Demand

Eyes on Housing

New single-family home sales rose in November as housing demand was supported by low interest rates and strong consumer demand, despite the ongoing building materials challenges impacting the housing industry. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S.

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What Makes Your Property Value Increase? 12 Key Factors To Watch


If you own a home or are considering buying or selling a home, you may be wondering what makes property value increase. Bloomberg claims that the recent increase in property values across the U.S. can be attributed to supply and demand.

The Secret to Building Successful Digital Sales Programs in 2022 and Beyond

Speaker: Jordi Gili, International Speaker, Managing Director at Execus, Professor Geneva Business School

In this session Prof. Jordi Gili with the Geneva Business School will share key learnings from digital sales programs and will hint at the Key Performance Indicators that Digital Sales programs should aspire to in 2023.

The Top Coldwell Banker Press Placements of 2021

Coldwell Banker

Extra, extra! Read the top 10 news items that ran from January through December of 2021 about Coldwell Banker and its stellar agents. This is just a sampling of the 14,000+ press placements that occurred throughout the year.

How Does a Title Search Work

Realty Biz

When you’re buying a home, you’ll need a title search so that you can get title insurance. Title searches can also reassure buyers, making sure there is a smaller chance of problems with the title later on.

FHFA proposes capital planning rule for GSEs

Housing Wire

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) on Thursday issued a proposed rule that would require Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to develop, maintain, and submit annual capital plans to the regulator.

5 Tips for Making Your Best Offer on a Home

Keeping Current Matters

As a buyer in a sellers’ market, sometimes it can feel like you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. Buying Myths First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Move-Up Buyers Content Hub

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