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.

The Only Business Plan You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Overthinking your business plan? The old and tired process of building a 12-month business plan simply doesn’t make sense for the modern real estate business. Learn how to build one that will help you keep on track, stay nimble, and close more deals in 2022.

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.

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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.

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.

What Agents Should Be Doing Every Day to Succeed With Leads

Top agents do this every day to succeed.do you? It’s all about the follow-up. Top agents shared their perfected processes, and we compiled it into a super easy visual to-do list for Real Estate lead follow up that wins. Get the list now!

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.

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.

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.

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 #1 Reason Why Sales Coaching is Critical to Your 2022 Sales Success

Speaker: Tim Hughes, Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Leadership Associates

Join Tim Hughes, Author of Social Selling – Influencing Buyers and Changemakers and Co-Founder/CEO of Digital Leadership Associates, as he details how investing in sales coaching will teach your team how to navigate social media and therefore create greater sales success.

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.

Must-Do Courses for Beginner Real Estate Investors

Realty Biz

Real estate is an excellent investment — but only if you know what you are doing.

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

How Sales Enablement is Supporting Social Selling in 2022

Speaker: Brynne Tillman CEO | LinkedIn Whisperer at Social Sales Link

In this 1-hour session, Brynne Tillman from Social Sales Link will teach you why Sales Enablement teams should own Social Selling

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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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?

Top markets for affordable renovated housing inventory

Housing Wire

Skyrocketing U.S. home prices are quickly shifting the affordability calculus for prospective homebuyers in 2021 — even though mortgage rates have remained near record lows. The median home price nationwide in August increased 14.9%

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 Secret to Building Successful Digital Sales Programs in 2022 and Beyond

Speaker: Jordi Gili, International Speaker, Managing Director at Execus, Professor Geneva Business School

In this session Prof. Jordi Gili with the Geneva Business School will share key learnings from digital sales programs and will hint at the Key Performance Indicators that Digital Sales programs should aspire to in 2023.

House Selling Advantages During the Holidays

Realty Biz

Most people don’t want to be bothered with trying to sell a house during the holidays. For that very reason, you could do very well selling yours during this super slow part of the season. This is when there is the least number of competing sales in the market.

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.

New mortgage proposed for low-income, first-time homebuyers

The Mortgage Report

A new bill in Congress aims to provide a hugely valuable boost to low-income first-time homebuyers. Find out if you might benefit.

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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