October, 2021

Investors are buying more, but spending less

Housing Wire

Real estate investors are buying more properties, but paying less for them, according to a report from RealtyTrac released Thursday based on ATTOM Data Solutions home sales data. In the second quarter of 2021, investor purchases accounted for 15.4%

The Big Question: Should You Renovate or Move?

Keeping Current Matters

The last 18 months changed what many buyers are looking for in a home. Recently, the American Institute of Architects released their AIA Home Design Trends Survey results for Q3 2021. The survey reveals the following: 70% of respondents want more outdoor living space.


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Is the housing market cooling down?

Housing Wire

The housing market continues to be hot in most of the country, but there are signs that the party may be coming to an end. To help better understand what the latest data means for the industry, HousingWire Lead Analyst Logan Mohtashami answered questions about what it all means.

Strong Demand Boosts Builder Confidence Despite Supply Chain Disruptions

Eyes on Housing

Strong consumer demand helped push builder confidence higher in October despite growing affordability challenges stemming from rising material prices and shortages.

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.

What a Home Appraisal Is Based On: House Appraisal Tips


Image: Andrey_Popov / Shutterstock.com. Home appraisals are a vital part of most real estate transactions — and it doesn’t matter if you’re planning on selling your home or purchasing one first. Either way, you’re going to encounter a home appraisal contingency at some point.

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Fixer Upper Homes: What Are The Pros and Cons to Buy One

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

Fixer-Uppers – Things To Keep in Mind Are you considering buying a home that needs work? Buying fixer-upper houses can be a good move in certain circumstances. On the surface, the idea of purchasing a fixer-upper for cheap and selling it for a high price seems like a no-brainer.


Don’t Wait for a Lower Mortgage Rate – It Could Cost You

Keeping Current Matters

Today’s housing market is truly one for the record books. Over the past year, we’ve seen the lowest mortgage rates in history. And while those rates seemed to bottom out in January of this year, the golden window of opportunity for buyers isn’t over just yet.

Housing affordability improves for second straight month

Housing Wire

For the second month in a row, national housing affordability improved in August, according to the latest National Association of Realtors housing affordability index report. This improvement came as monthly mortgage payments fell by 1.1% while median family income fell by 0.7%.

Housing Share of GDP Steady During Third Quarter

Eyes on Housing

Thanks to a surge in residential investment during 2020, housing’s share of GDP remains elevated compared to recent years. Last year’s market conditions involved a renewed focus on the importance of home, an evolving geography of housing demand, and a lack of for-sale inventory.

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.

Tips For Researching a Home’s History

Realty Biz

Purchasing a new house is a complicated process, which requires time and a lot of care. To make it a safe and carefree process, there are several elements to consider before signing the actual contract.

Good News for Buyers—Housing Inventory Is at Highest Level of 2021

Lighter Side of Real Estate

There’s no denying that the recent market has been tough for buyers. Thanks to historically low inventory, many would-be buyers have been unable to successfully find and purchase a home. But it looks like that’s starting to change.

Pros and Cons of Coming Soon Real Estate Marketing

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

Over the past year, a few of my clients have asked me what is coming soon real estate marketing and how it works. If you have paid much attention to the real estate market lately, you have probably noticed “Coming Soon” on the occasional yard sign or certain Zillow listings.

111,285 Reasons You Should Buy a Home This Year

Keeping Current Matters

The financial benefits of buying a home versus renting one are always up for debate. However, one element of the equation is often ignored – the ability to build wealth as a homeowner.

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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!

Study: 24% of sellers received four or more offers in 2021

Housing Wire

Nearly one quarter of U.S. home sellers received four or more offers on their home in 2021, according to Zillow’s latest consumer housing trends report. The rise in the number of homes that received multiple offers is reflected in the increased frequency of bidding wars in 2021.

Lots Harder to Obtain than Ever

Eyes on Housing

Home building, like other U.S. industries, has been dealing with the supply side challenges of labor and material shortages. Unlike other industries, however, home builders confront an additional challenge in obtaining lots on which to build.

The 6 Best Methods for Finding a Rent-to-Own Home


Updated October 4, 2021. The typical home buying process goes something like this: You save up your cash , get preapproved for a mortgage , and put an offer on a house that fits your budget. The offer is accepted; then, you sign the loan, grab the keys, and move in.

Selling Your Home? Make Sure to Ask These Questions Before Choosing a Real Estate Agent

Lighter Side of Real Estate

When you’re selling your home, choosing the right real estate agent is one of the most important parts of the process.

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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!

Due Diligence For Home Buyers: What You Need to Check

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

Check For Potential Issues When Buying Your First House Do you understand what’s needed for due diligence in real estate to be completed? If you are a first-time homebuyer, you are probably doing all the research to ensure you don’t make any mistakes.

What Does the Future Hold for Home Prices?

Keeping Current Matters

If you’re looking to buy or sell a house, chances are you’ve heard talk about today’s rising home prices. And while this increase in home values is great news for sellers, you may be wondering what the future holds. Will prices continue to rise with time, or should you expect them to fall?

Millennials struggle to compete with boomers for homes

Housing Wire

Young people make up a smaller share of recent homebuyers than in previous years most likely due to the increased market activity of baby boomers, a new Zillow report published on Thursday found.

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Property Taxes by State – 2019

Eyes on Housing

Property taxes vary widely across states both in terms of annual taxes paid as well as effective tax rates. In 2019, the difference between average real estate taxes paid by New Jersey and Alabama home owners was $7,974.


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!

What Do Property Encroachments Mean?

Realty Biz

Have you heard about encroachments in real estate and wondered what exactly that meant? You might think that you’ve found your perfect home, but a dispute with your neighbors can ruin the dream. Neighbor problems can occur for many reasons, but one source of problems can be encroachments.

Housing market predictions for 2022: Rates, prices, and inventory

The Mortgage Report

2021 was a tough housing market. Will things improve next year? Read our housing market predictions from 7 real estate experts to find out. Buying a home Real Estate Real Estate News

Checklist For Changing Your Address When Moving: Who to Tell

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

Moving Change of Address Checklist Who are the most important people and organizations to notify when you are moving? An excellent question, right? When you move, it is essential to understand who should know you’re changing your address.

There Are More Homes Available Now than There Were This Spring

Keeping Current Matters

There’s a lot of talk lately about how challenging it can be to find a home to buy. While housing inventory is still low, there are a few important things to understand about the supply of homes for sale as we move into the end of the year. The Number of Homes for Sale Usually Peaks in the Fall.

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