June, 2021

HUD unveils plan to increase Black homeownership

Housing Wire

Groups including the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) unveiled a plan Friday to increase Black homeownership significantly over the next 9 years. The agency says it will create 3 million more Black homeowners by 2030.

What’s Motivating People To Move Right Now?

Keeping Current Matters

This year, Americans are moving for a variety of reasons. The health crisis has truly reshaped our lifestyles and our needs. Spending so much more time in our current homes has driven many people to reconsider what homeownership means and what they find most valuable in their living spaces.

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Buyers Insist on Both a Shower & Tub in the Primary Bath

Eyes on Housing

Last Thursday’s post reported on home buyer preferences for kitchen features, from NAHB’s recent study What Home Buyers Really Want, 2021 Edition.

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Don't Miss the Unveiling of the 2021-22 Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate® 6-23

Miller Samuel

[click image for free registration]. I'm a Counselor of Real Estate (CRE) and wanted to share this. Join The Counselors of Real Estate on June 23 for the unveiling of the 2021-22 Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate ®.

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.

Tampa Real Estate Market & Investment Overview 2021

Norada Real Estate

The Tampa housing market is growing steadily, prices are still low and properties have a good chance for a strong appreciation in the coming years. Home is selling incredibly fast in the Tampa Bay housing market with hot homes getting multiple offers.

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Housing inventory is about to get better — here’s why

Housing Wire

With the July 4th weekend nearly upon us, it’s time to reflect all that we have been through in the past year and how, as a country, we have overcome so many daunting obstacles, including what we have been through in the housing market.

Pre-Approval Makes All the Difference When Buying a Home

Keeping Current Matters

You may have been told that it’s important to get pre-approved at the beginning of the homebuying process, but what does that really mean, and why is it so important?

Home Buyers Want Energy Efficient Windows

Eyes on Housing

Previous posts reported on home buyer preferences for kitchen and bath features, from NAHB’s recent study What Home Buyers Really Want, 2021 Edition.

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TV: Newsday Live: Hot Tips For a Hot Market: For Sellers

Miller Samuel

I had a fun conversation with Faith Jessie, journalist and anchor at Newsday, Maura McDermott, the real estate writer at Newsday, and Monica Balsan at Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty. My housing data came from our Elliman Report: Long Island Sales series I author for Douglas Elliman.

What Agents Should Be Doing Every Day to Succeed With Leads

Top agents do this every day to succeed.do 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!

Planning To Buy a Home This Summer? Here’s What You Need To Know

Lighter Side of Real Estate

Summer is always one of the most popular seasons for real estate. But if you’re planning on buying a home this summer, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind.

How Long it Takes to Close on a House

Realty Biz

What Is The Time Frame For Closing on a Home? One of the more popular questions asked from buyers and sellers is how long it will take to close on a house. When buying or selling a home, you feel relieved once the process closes and you have the home keys handed over to you.

Selling your home? Make sure you’re aware of hidden costs

Housing Wire

It’s no secret that buying a home takes time and money. Well, it turns out, so does selling a home. According to Zillow and Thumbtack’s Hidden Costs of Selling Analysis , the average homeowner spends over $15,000 in “hidden costs” to sell their home. .

Don’t Wait To Sell Your House

Keeping Current Matters

We’re in the ultimate sellers’ market right now. If you’re a homeowner thinking about selling, you have a huge advantage in today’s housing market. High buyer demand paired with very few houses for sale makes this the optimal time to sell for those who are ready to do so.

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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.

Count of Open Construction Jobs Near Two-Year High

Eyes on Housing

The count of open construction jobs increased in April to 357,000 unfilled positions, according to data from the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS). The housing market remains hot and requires additional labor, lots and lumber and building materials to add inventory.

How Long Does an Appraisal Take and What to Expect?

Redfin

Congratulations! You’ve gotten preapproved for a home mortgage, found your dream home, negotiated an agreeable sales price, successfully maneuvered through the home inspection process, and finally, you have a fully executed sales contract in hand for your new house. .

More Than Half of Homes Are Selling for Above Asking Price

Lighter Side of Real Estate

Low inventory and high demand are causing unprecedented competition for homes across the country. And that competition is sending prices upward—and, often, well past the asking price.

How To Invest In Real Estate With Little Or No Money?

Norada Real Estate

In this article, we'll go over the 10 best strategies for investing in real estate without a lot of money or experience. You will gain some insight into how to begin investing in real estate without spending hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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

Why we can’t build our way out of this hot housing market

Housing Wire

During the previous economic expansion from 2008 to 2019, the housing market was subject to the constant refrain of build more homes. Building more homes, it was said, would solve all sorts of social problems, from making homeownership more affordable to ending homelessness.

Home Price Appreciation Is as Simple as Supply and Demand

Keeping Current Matters

Home price appreciation continues to accelerate. Today, prices are driven by the simple concept of supply and demand. Pricing of any item is determined by how many items are available compared to how many people want to buy that item.

The Aging Housing Stock

Eyes on Housing

The median age of owner-occupied homes is 39 years, according to the latest data from the 2019 American Community Survey. Compared to a median age of 31 years in 2005, the U.S. owner-occupied housing stock is aging gradually.

Minimalist Home Interior: Designing a Space that Promotes Living with Less

Redfin

Now that it’s summer, you may have forgotten about your New Year’s resolutions to keep your home organized and embrace a more minimalist home interior.

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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.

13 Tips on How to Win a Bidding War When Buying a House

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

Best Tips for Coming Out on Top in a Bidding War How do you win when there are multiple offers on the home you love? Winning a bidding war on a house isn’t always easy. If you are planning to buy a home, you may find that out quickly. When making a home purchase now, […].

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Market Wisdom from Realogy Expansion Brands CMO Jennifer Marchetti

Realty Biz

As the business world works to recenter itself in the wake of this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, innovative leadership will prove to be the most important competitive differentiator in the years to come.

UWM goes on the offensive with price-match guarantee

Housing Wire

United Wholesale Mortgage has been aggressively price-cutting loans to put pressure on competitors for months now. It appears they’ve just thrown gas on the fire in the hopes of boosting their second quarter numbers, while hitting their rivals ahead of earnings call season.

What Do Experts See on the Horizon for the Second Half of the Year?

Keeping Current Matters

As we move into the latter half of the year, questions about what’s to come are top of mind for buyers and sellers.

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