September, 2022

What Experts Say Will Happen with Home Prices Next Year

Keeping Current Matters

Experts are starting to make their 2023 home price forecasts. For Buyers For Sellers Housing Market Updates Pricing Content Hub

Federal judge rules in favor of FHFA on net worth sweeps

Housing Wire

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac , has been granted summary judgment on the last remaining claim by investors in a lawsuit alleging the government overstepped its authority when it adjusted its stock-purchase agreements with the agencies and allowed net worth sweeps.

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The best week to buy a home is coming up

Real Trends

It is general knowledge that spring time is home selling season , but the best time to buy a house can change from year to year. According to a report from Realtor.com published Wednesday, in 2022, the best week to buy a house is from September 25 to October 1.

The 29 Best Curb Appeal Ideas for Every Budget (Yes, Even Yours!)

The Close

Despite what you might think, improving a home’s curb appeal doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Check out these curb appeal ideas that successful real estate agents use to make their listings look great and sell faster on a budget.

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.

Be Your Own Builder: The Cheapest Way to Build a House

HomeLight

You’ve heard the stories about people who’ve bucked the system when it comes to homebuying, striking out and building their home themselves at a huge savings. Considering the ever-rising costs of existing homes and the lack of affordable housing in many areas, building new can seem very appealing.

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How Much Does a Tiny House Cost?

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

If you like the idea of minimalist living or want to downsize, tiny homes can seem very appealing. The tiny house cost is another advantage if you want to save money. But how much are tiny houses, and is this type of property within your budget?

Using Property Inspections to Boost NOI and Resident Satisfaction

App Folio

Property inspections can be cumbersome and costly, but they’re vital for protecting the bottom line. Rather than seeing inspections as

9 Memes Every Renter Needs to See

Lighter Side of Real Estate

Owning a home isn’t right for everyone. So, if you’re dead set against buying and prefer to rent, this article is not for you!

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Fed Hike and Mortgage Rates

BubbleInfo

The Fed raises their rate by 0.75%, and what happens? That’s right, the conforming 30-year fixed rate went down this afternoon.

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.

Housing completion data is now savagely unhealthy

Housing Wire

Housing construction in the U.S. during the brief COVID-19 recession, to that recovery, and now in the new housing recession, is going to go down in history as one of those crazy data lines we lived through. Just to give you some perspective here, at the peak of 2005, we had about 2.24

Expert Forecasts on Mortgage Rates

Keeping Current Matters

If you’ve been thinking of buying a home, you may have been watching what’s happened with mortgage rates over the past year. Housing Market Updates Interest Rates Content Hub

More Women Working in Construction in 2021

Eyes on Housing

The number of women employed in the construction industry increased to over 1.24 million in 2021, as the construction industry was quickly recovering jobs lost earlier during the pandemic induced recession. Currently, women make up 11% of the construction workforce, up from 9.3% in 2002.

Homebuilders now targeting low-density, low-cost metros

Real Trends

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, homebuilders have shifted from high-density, high-cost areas to lower density and lower cost areas, according to the National Association of Home Builders second quarter 2022 Home Building Geography Index (HBGI) report released Tuesday.

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!

111 Shocking Real Estate Statistics You Need To Know

The Close

Current home sales in 2022 are the second highest tally since 2007, trailing only 2021. Real estate statistics like this one are a critical part of understanding the ever-changing real estate market and the industry at large.

5 Simple Ideas for Fall Home Makeovers

Coldwell Banker

Deck out your home for fall with these five easy, creative ways to infuse fall colors and textures into your décor. The post 5 Simple Ideas for Fall Home Makeovers appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter. Home Decor autumn decorating fall home decor

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Are we seeing a mortgage rate lockdown?

Housing Wire

The premise of a mortgage rate lockdown is simple: so many American households have such low mortgage rates that some will never move once rates rise, which then locks up housing inventory.

The True Strength of Homeowners Today

Keeping Current Matters

The real estate market is on just about everyone’s mind these days. For Buyers For Sellers Housing Market Updates Content Hub

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!

Gypsum Products, Transformers, and Concrete Prices Post Historic 12-Month Increases

Eyes on Housing

The prices of building materials rose 0.5% in August (not seasonally adjusted) even as softwood lumber prices decreased 5.2%, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) report. Building materials prices have climbed 4.9% through the first eight months of 2022 and 14.3% over the past year.

Surprise! Google searches for “sell my house” explode

Real Trends

It looks like inventory is about to get a boost. An analysis of Google search data reveals that searches for ‘sell my house’ exploded 147% in the United States as of July 2022 — the highest level in internet history for America, according to luxury real estate platform RubyHome.

How to Integrate Your Real Estate PR Into Your Social Media Strategy

Realty Biz

A massive 99% of millennials and 90% of baby boomers start their search for property online. Nearly half of the real estate businesses say that results from social media give the highest quality leads compared to other sources. With statistics like that, it would be silly to ignore real estate PR.

Halloween Home Safety Tips

Coldwell Banker

Tips on how to make sure kids are safe and sound when trick-or-treating at your home this Halloween. The post Halloween Home Safety Tips appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter. Holiday & Seasonal halloween safety trick or treat

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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!

The risk of zero-down loans while the Fed talks recession

Housing Wire

Bank of America recently announced a loan for lower-income households that doesn’t require homebuyers to come up with a downpayment or closing costs, and doesn’t base the loan on a minimum FICO score. People’s first reaction was to wonder if this was 2008 all over again.

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Getting Your House Ready To Sell? Work with an Agent for Expert Advice

Keeping Current Matters

In a market that’s shifting as fast as it is today, many homeowners wonder what, if anything, needs to be renovated before they sell their house. For Sellers Selling Myths Content Hub

Share of Smaller Lots Record High Amid Pandemic

Eyes on Housing

Despite the pandemic-triggered suburban flight and presumed shifts in preferences towards more spacious living, a rising share of new for-sale homes were built on smaller lots.

Housing inventory projected to increase in these markets, says study

Real Trends

Gainesville, Ga., led communities with 100,000 to 250,000 in population with nearly 15,000 projected listings. Port St. Lucie, Fla. 23,800), Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C. 44,850), North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla. 40,141), Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, Tenn.

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