September, 2021

Homeowners gain $2.9 trillion in equity in Q2 2021

Housing Wire

Homeowners with mortgages gained $2.9 trillion in equity in the second quarter of 2021, a 29.3% year-over-year increase, according to a new report by CoreLogic released Wednesday. This marks an average gain of $51,500(!) per borrower since the second quarter of 2020.

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Two Reasons Why Waiting a Year To Buy Could Cost You

Keeping Current Matters

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

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Mortgage Refinancing Activity Tapers in Latest Month

Eyes on Housing

The last four weeks’ mortgage purchasing and refinancing activities, as reflected in the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) latest weekly application surveys, shows a general withdrawal of refinancing and a very slight increase in purchasing from the prior month.

Buying a Home With Your Partner? Watch Out for These Common Disagreements

Lighter Side of Real Estate

Buying a home together is a major step for any couple. And while it’s an exciting step, it can also be a stressful one—particularly if there are things you and your partner just don’t agree on. But what, exactly, might you disagree on as you search for your dream home?

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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.

21 Questions to Ask a Home Builder When Buying New Construction

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

What to Ask a Home Builder Are you wondering what questions to ask a home builder? The possibility of owning a brand new home has obvious appeal. Many new home buyers can get the home customized, making the property even more desirable.

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End of forbearance programs won’t result in housing crash

Housing Wire

One year ago this month, I coined the term forbearance crash bros , an updated name for the housing bubble boys who never got their housing crash in 2020 so they moved the collapse of housing to 2021.

Don’t Tackle Selling Your Home on Your Own – an Agent Can Help

Keeping Current Matters

If you’re looking to maximize your sale and minimize your effort, you need to work with a real estate professional. In a sellers’ market like today’s, it can be tempting to list your house on your own – known as For Sale By Owner (FSBO).

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Tracking the Geography of Home Building: Housing Affordability Metrics

Eyes on Housing

Housing affordability has gained increased attention in recent quarters due growing home prices and rents.

The Advantages of Living in the Suburbs That No One Talks About

Homes.com

City living is often romanticized — busy streets, walking around strangers, and living life with a “hustle” mentality. But when it comes to living in cityside apartments with exceptional views, there are several hidden downsides that can make the experience less than glamorous.

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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.

Top 16 Mortgage Questions to Get Answered Before Buying a Home

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

Common Mortgage Questions—Information You Need to Know If you are buying a home, you probably have some mortgage questions. For first-time home buyers, the process of getting a mortgage can seem intimidating.

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Here’s What to Expect From A Home Appraisal So You Don’t Blow It

HomeLight

Updated September 27, 2021. With a stellar offer in hand, you’re relieved to have the bulk of your home sale behind you. But the deal isn’t set in stone yet. There are several steps ahead that could impact your ability to close, including the home appraisal.

Red-hot US housing market begins to cool

Housing Wire

Though the demand for homes remained strong across the United States in August, there are clear signs that the housing market is past its peak. A report from residential brokerage Redfin found that pending sales across 400 metro areas were up 6% year over year in the four weeks that ended Sept.

Home Price Appreciation Is Skyrocketing in 2021. What About 2022?

Keeping Current Matters

One of the major story lines over the last year is how well the residential real estate market performed. One key metric in the spotlight is home price appreciation. According to the latest indices, home prices are skyrocketing this year.

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!

Share of New Homes With 4 or More Bedrooms Jumped in 2020

Eyes on Housing

The U.S. Census Bureau Survey of Construction’s (SOC) 2020 estimates of the shares of the number of bedrooms in new single-family homes showed a sharp upswing in the percentage of new homes started with 4 or more bedrooms, unlike in prior recent years.

How to Prepare for a Home Appraisal: 9 Tips to Maximize Your Home’s Value

Redfin

The home appraisal is your last chance to ensure your home’s value comes in as high as possible, which is especially important since most offers you’ll receive will be contingent on the buyer acquiring financing from a mortgage lender.

Pros and Cons of We Buy Houses Flipping Companies

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

Selling Your Home to a Real Estate Investor Do you know the pros and cons of selling your home to one of the we buy houses flipping companies?

Should You Buy a New Car if You’re Also Thinking About Buying a New Home? You May Want to Wait

Lighter Side of Real Estate

You need a new car. You need a new home. But will buying the former impact your ability to buy the latter?

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!

Mortgage rates stuck in a rut at 2.87%

Housing Wire

The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was flat at 2.87% for the week ending in Sept. 2, according to mortgage rates data released Thursday by Freddie Mac ‘s PMMS. The week prior, mortgage rates also held steady at 2.87%.

Is the Number of Homes for Sale Finally Growing?

Keeping Current Matters

An important metric in today’s residential real estate market is the number of homes available for sale. The shortage of available housing inventory is the major reason for the double-digit price appreciation we’ve seen in each of the last two years.

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CPI Growth Slows in August

Eyes on Housing

In August, consumer prices increased at its slowest pace since February 2021. Prices for several travel-related categories declined in August, as the delta variant spreads. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by 0.3%

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Hard Money Loans – When a Real Estate Investment Needs Fast Financing

Realty Biz

There are many ways to successfully invest in real estate. Hard money lending isn’t heard about as much these days but still has a valuable place in the investing world. Hard money lenders generally don’t value real estate in the same ways as most investors and other real estate professionals.

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 Are Fixtures When Selling a House

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

What Stays and Goes in a Home Sale Are you wondering what is considered a fixture in real estate sales and what isn’t? Occasionally in a home sale, some situations can be very frustrating for a buyer or a seller, conditions that should be avoidable.

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3 Affordable and Cozy Home Revamp Ideas to Try this Fall

Coldwell Banker

Shorter days and cooler temperatures can only mean one thing: fall is on its way and winter won’t be far behind. So today, we’re dishing up some seasonal interior design tips to help you give your home a cozy, warm vibe just in time for fall (without having to spend big).

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Existing home sales pop the 2021 housing bubble boys

Housing Wire

The National Association of Realtors reported existing home sales for August came in at a very tiny beat of estimates at 5,880,000.

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As Home Equity Rises, So Does Your Wealth

Keeping Current Matters

Homeownership is still a crucial part of the American dream. For those people who own a home (and those looking to buy one), it’s clear that being a homeowner has considerable benefits both emotionally and financially.

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