March, 2022

What You Can Expect from the Spring Housing Market

Keeping Current Matters

As the spring housing market kicks off, you likely want to know what you can expect this season when it comes to buying or selling a house. For Buyers For Sellers Housing Market Updates Interest Rates Pricing Content Hub

Mortgage rates reach highest level since 2018

Housing Wire

Mortgage rates keep climbing amid rising inflation , war in Ukraine, and disruptions to the supply chain, and there’s no sign that they’ll fall anytime soon.

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What First-Time Home Buyers Really Want

Eyes on Housing

Among first-time home buyers, a laundry room ranked as the most popular of the more than 200 home and community features listed in the recent NAHB study, What Home Buyers Really Want, 2021 Edition.

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How Much Does It Cost to Build a House in 2022?

HomeLight

Amna Shamim contributed research and writing to the most recent version of this story. In certain scenarios, it could be less costly to build than to buy. So how much does it cost to build a house? According to HomeAdvisor, the national average cost to build a new home in 2022 is $283,900. The U.S.

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.

U.S. Supply Chain Hurdles Present Major Headwind for Housing Market

RIS Media

As supply chain hurdles continue to strain homebuilders, industry experts and stakeholders say that conditions have worsened as pre-existing and new challenges have contributed to longer build times and higher prices for new homes.

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This Spring Presents Sellers with a Golden Opportunity

Keeping Current Matters

If you’re thinking of selling your house this year, timing is crucial. For Sellers Housing Market Updates Interest Rates Move-Up Buyers Pricing Content Hub

The housing market is now savagely unhealthy

Housing Wire

The National Association of Realtors reported that existing home sales for February came in as a miss of estimates at 6.02 million. This level is still within my 2022 forecast sales range between 5.74 million and 6.16 million. Last year I discussed sales levels coming back down to 5.84

In the Bath, First-Time Buyers Really Want Both a Shower & Tub

Eyes on Housing

Among first-time buyers, both a shower stall and tub in the primary bath ranked as the most popular of the 18 bathroom features listed in the NAHB study, What Home Buyers Really Want, 2021 Edition.

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How to Buy and Sell a Home at The Same Time

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

Tips to Buy and Sell Houses Simultaneously Are you wondering how to buy and sell a house at the same time? You are not alone, as many folks ask real estate agents how to pull off the house buy and sell simultaneously. It’s not like you buy and sell houses every day, so a reasonable […].

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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!

How a Home Inspection Works When It’s Your House in the Hot Seat

HomeLight

You’ve done the work to get your home ready to sell — repainted rooms a neutral color and taken care of minor repairs, hired a great real estate agent , staged it to perfection , kept it clean for open houses and home tours — and now you’ve accepted an offer. Up next: The home inspection.

Is Zillow going to crash the housing market? (Podcast)

The Mortgage Report

When Zillow left the iBuying market, many worried it could contribute to a housing market crash. Here's why that won't happen. Real Estate News

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Why It’s Critical To Price Your House Right

Keeping Current Matters

When you make a move, you want to sell your house for the highest price possible. For Sellers Pricing Selling Myths Content Hub

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Why owning a home is the best hedge against inflation

Housing Wire

On Thursday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the same trend that all Americans have seen lately: the inflation rate of growth is rampant and doesn’t show any sign of easing up due to the Russian Invasion of Ukraine. The Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers “increased 0.8

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!

Increasing Open Jobs in Construction

Eyes on Housing

The construction labor market remains tight, as the industry sees a rising number of job openings year-over-year. The count of open construction jobs increased for the month to 380,000 unfilled positions in January.

Tax Deductions For Homeowners: Breaks and Benefits Explained

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

Homeowners Tax Deductions to Remember Do you know what is tax deductible when buying a house? Are you looking to find out the tax credits for homeowners? Tax season is an excellent time to be a homeowner.

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Unsolved Mysteries: 9 Ways to Find the History of a Property Online

HomeLight

Amna Shamim contributed research and writing to the most recent version of this story. You fell head-over-heels the moment you laid eyes on the perfectly landscaped house of your dreams. It’s for sale — and you just so happen to be in the market to buy.

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Blockchain has the potential to change the real estate industry

Real Trends

Cryptocurrency and the future of payments continue making headlines in 2022.

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!

Are You Wondering if This Is the Year To Buy a Home?

Keeping Current Matters

Every year, many renters ask themselves the same question: Should I continue renting, or is it time to buy a home? First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Rent vs. Buy Content Hub

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Is the Dallas Fed right to label this a housing bubble?

Housing Wire

Are we headed to a housing bubble? The Dallas Fed on Thursday published an article titled: Real-Time Market Monitoring Finds Signs Of a Brewing U.S. Housing Bubble. The online reaction was immediate — housing must be about to crash. I disagree with this conclusion.

Building Materials Prices Increase Slightly, Held in Check by Metal, Gypsum, and Concrete Products

Eyes on Housing

The prices of goods used in residential construction ex-energy climbed 1.6% in February (not seasonally adjusted), according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Building materials prices increased 20.4%, year-over-year, and have risen 31.3%

Bidding Wars in Real Estate: How to Handle Multiple Offers on a Home

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

How to Deal With a Real Estate Bidding War Bidding wars on houses are happening all around the country. When real estate markets heavily favor home sellers, bidding wars on homes is not uncommon. In fact, not having a bidding war can be unusual in some circumstances.

#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!

Single-Women Buyers Outpace Men, but Not Without Sacrifices

RIS Media

Of late, there have been questions around two statistics surrounding women purchasing homes: why women are more likely than men to buy homes, and how their financials compare to those of single men buying homes. The answers are worth looking into.

Home buyers: Don’t wait for home prices to drop in 2022

The Mortgage Report

Some home buyers wonder if they should wait for prices to drop. But experts say that won't happen in 2022. Here's why. Real Estate Real Estate News

Don’t Get Caught Off Guard by Closing Costs

Keeping Current Matters

As a homebuyer, it’s important to plan and budget for the expenses you’ll encounter when you purchase a home. First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Move-Up Buyers

Homebuyers are really beginning to feel the squeeze

Housing Wire

The one-two punch of higher mortgage rates and escalating home prices reduced homebuyers ’ ability to buy homes in February. The trend is also likely to worsen in the coming months.

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