February, 2022

4 Simple Graphs Showing Why This Is Not a Housing Bubble

Keeping Current Matters

A recent survey revealed that many consumers believe there’s a housing bubble beginning to form. Housing Market Updates Interest Rates Pricing Content Hub

“It’s crazy”: Homebuilders big and small struggle to finish projects

Housing Wire

homebuilder, housing starts, lumber, builders, builder confidence, construction. Nate Noel’s problem isn’t a lack of work. It’s everything else. “I

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Led by Lumber and Paint, Building Materials Prices Jump in January

Eyes on Housing

The prices of goods used in residential construction ex-energy climbed 3.6% in January (not seasonally adjusted), according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The index was led higher by a 25.4% jump in softwood lumber prices and 9.0%

Real Estate Terminology and Lingo You Should Know When Buying or Selling

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

Real Estate Terms You Need to Know Whether you are buying or selling, if you plan to make a real estate transaction, you will run into real estate terminology and definitions you are unfamiliar with.

Kick-Off Your Summer With Never-Ending Prospects

Speaker: Kevin Smullin, Founder, 2Q Lead Generation Strategies

In this webinar, Kevin Smullen will demonstrate a methodology that will help you create a pipeline with continuous prospects.

Pack Your Bags: We’re Moving To Calgary!

Toronto Realty Blog

TorontoRealtyBlog. What’s the best film trilogy of all time? Many of you are going to say Lord of The Rings , and that’s fair, although I consider that to be the same movie divided into three.

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Want Top Dollar for Your House? Now’s the Time To List It.

Keeping Current Matters

When you’re selling any item, you usually want to sell it for the greatest profit possible. For Sellers Housing Market Updates Content Hub

Freddie Mac rolls out direct deposit income verification

Housing Wire

Potential homebuyers seeking Freddie Mac -backed mortgages will no longer have to hunt for paper pay stubs to verify their income. Freddie Mac announced on Wednesday that it will roll out an automated process that allows mortgage lenders to assess a prospective homebuyer’s direct deposit income.

Gains for Single-Family Home Size

Eyes on Housing

An expected impact of the virus crisis is a need for more residential space, as people use homes for more purposes including work. Recent data confirms this impact on the market continues to occur.

11 Charities and Organizations That Do Donation Pickups For Free

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

Donate to Charity Are you in the process of selling your home? Do you need a donation pick-up? Maybe you are trying to eliminate the clutter that will make your property far more salable?

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!

Does Days on Market (DOM) Matter in Real Estate

Realty Biz

What is DOM? Days on Market, also known as DOM, is a widespread commercial term, which applies to all markets and products, be it a cake, a pair of shoes, or a real estate item.

America’s racial homeownership gaps remain focus of the present and future

The American Genius for Real Estate

NAR CEO Bob Goldberg calls the racial homeownership gaps "the most consequential civil rights issue of our day" in this editorial. The post America’s racial homeownership gaps remain focus of the present and future appeared first on The American Genius Real Estate.

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How Supply and Demand Can Impact Your Buying and Selling Goals

Keeping Current Matters

In today’s housing market, there are far more buyers looking for homes than sellers listing their houses. For Buyers For Sellers Housing Market Updates Content Hub

Ukraine conflict could lead to lower mortgage rates in short-term

Housing Wire

Stocks fell Thursday as Russian troops launched a full-scale attack in Ukraine, and at least in the short-term, the turmoil could lower mortgage rates in the U.S. During large-scale disruptions, investors often flee to safer options, such as U.S. Treasury notes, bonds and mortgage-backed securities.

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!

Lumber Prices in 2020 and 2021 Set Record Highs Even When Adjusted for Inflation

Eyes on Housing

Most analyses of lumber price trends and levels fail to account for inflation because the price data for softwood lumber used in framing applications is generally quoted using the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price or lumber futures prices–neither of which is inflation-adjusted.

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Tips For Beating Cash Buyers on a Home

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

How To Compete With A Cash Real Estate Offer Do you want to know how to beat a cash offer on a house? Whenever real estate markets turn to favor sellers, the odds of being up against multiple offers for a home increases. The chance of a bidding war increases exponentially in a hot market. […].

How to buy a house with someone else (who’s not your spouse)

The Mortgage Report

It's possible for two or more people to buy a home if all the buyers qualify for financing. Learn about buying a home with another person here. About Mortgages Buying a home

Renting with Pets: Dos and Don’ts

Point2Homes

Image: Chendongshan / Shutterstock.com. Pet ownership has increased drastically in the last couple of years, with more of us than ever before sharing our homes with various furry companions. However, when it comes to renting with pets , there are some definite dos and don’ts to be aware of.

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 Perks of Owning More Than One Home

Keeping Current Matters

Many things have changed over the past couple of years, and real estate is no exception. For Buyers Luxury Market Move-Up Buyers

Why did existing home sales beat expectations?

Housing Wire

The National Association of Realtors reported that existing home sales for January came in as a big beat at 6.5 million. This is well above my peak sales ranges for 2022, as the sales trend forecast was between 5.74 million and 6.16 million.

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Townhouse Construction Surged in 2021

Eyes on Housing

According to NAHB analysis of the most recent Census data of Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design, townhouse construction jumped 28.1% in 2021.

Closing Costs and Closing Cost Credits Explained

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

How Do Closing Cost Credits Work In real estate, there are specific terms you should understand well. Two such terms are closing costs and closing cost credits. If you are selling a home, there is a good chance that you will encounter a buyer that requests you to pay part of their closing costs.

#Trending: How to Leverage Instagram’s Algorithm to Build Your Pipeline

Speaker: Eric Simon, Founder of The Broke Agent Media | Matt Lionetti, Real Estate Salesperson at The Agency

In this session, The Broke Agent and Matt Lionetti will break down the strategies they utilize to grow their Instagram accounts to over 360,000 and 40,000 followers. They will also discuss vertical video, podcasting, and the importance of producing consistent content!

How to fight home buyer burnout in today’s hot market

The Mortgage Report

Home buyers are feeling the squeeze of low inventory and heavy competition. Here's how to fight home buyer burnout and stay motivated in this market. Buying a home Real Estate

Ellen DeGeneres Buys Breathtaking Montecito Villa for $21 Million

Fancy Pants Homes

Prolific property flipper Ellen DeGeneres just added another striking Montecito mansion to her real estate portfolio.

Real Estate Voted the Best Investment Eight Years in a Row

Keeping Current Matters

In an annual Gallup poll, Americans chose real estate as the best long-term investment. First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Housing Market Updates Move-Up Buyers Rent vs. Buy Content Hub

FHA inches closer to offering a 40-year loan modification 

Housing Wire

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is working to expand the COVID-19 loss mitigation program to include the option of a 40-year loan modification with a partial claim, an acknowledgement that some borrowers exiting forbearance are still facing financial challenges.

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