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.


3 Signs That You Should Keep Calm and Call on…Your Buyer’s Agent

Lighter Side of Real Estate

When you’re on the hunt for a house, you’re glued to the Internet, scrolling every listing site you can to make sure you aren’t missing anything. The Internet has certainly made it easier than it used to be to make sure you weren’t missing out on the house of your dreams.

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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.

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


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.

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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.


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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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.

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


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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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


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

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!

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.


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


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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Unoccupied Dwellings: The 10-Year Evolution of Vacancy Rates in Canada’s 150 Largest Cities


Although the StatCan definitions for “ private dwelling occupied by usual residents ” and “ usual place of residence ” have generated some discussions about what constitutes vacant dwellings, the number of homes that are occupied by “not usual” residents is a vital housing parameter.

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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!

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


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.

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!

Why Use A Real Estate Agent To Sell? Top Agents Get Top Results


At first, it might seem heartbreaking. Fork over 6% of your home’s sale proceeds to a total stranger? Why use a real estate agent at all?

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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.

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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