March, 2021

Home prices see highest gain in nearly 15 years

Housing Wire

Home prices continued their acceleration in January according to the S&P Corelogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index, jumping 11.2% year over year, the highest gain in nearly 15 years. The Tuesday report also revealed an 11.1%

To Renovate or Not To Renovate Before You Sell

Keeping Current Matters

When thinking about selling, homeowners often feel they need to get their house ready with some remodeling to make it more appealing to buyers. However, with so many buyers competing for available homes right now, renovations may not be as vital as they would be in a more normal market.


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EXp and ‘Undercover Billionaire’ star Grant Cardone team up


Cardone will develop sales training material that will be used across eXp's brands. Agents at the brokerage will also get access to the sales guru's own learning content. Industry News News Brief Technology Clubhouse eXp Realty exp world holdings glenn sanford Grant Cardone Undercover Billionaire

15 Kitchen Designs That’ll Make You Lose Your Appetite

Lighter Side of Real Estate

It’s often said that the kitchen is the heart of the home. But depending on the design, that heart may have some serious problems. From clogged arteries to bad flow, kitchens with near-fatal flaws are all over social media. Wondering what could make a kitchen so unappealing you’d lose your appetite?

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Reimagining How Construction Companies Capture Progress Tracking

Speaker: Felipe Engineer-Manriquez, Christopher Gagliardi, George Hedley, and Jason Nichols

Join our esteemed panelists for their discussion on the importance of progress tracking which ultimately touches upon every digital aspect within the construction cycle. Our thought-leaders' years of experience on the job sites can help you build a better future at your company.

First-time Buyers Comprise 43 Percent of New Home Market

Eye on Housing

According to the February survey for the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), first-time home buyers account for 43 percent of the new home market.

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Average home sale price hits all-time record

Housing Wire

The median home sale price increased 16% year-over-year to $331,590 – an all-time high, per a report this week from Redfin. But that’s not stopping buyers from snatching up homes days after they’re listed.

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How Smart Is It to Buy a Home Today?

Keeping Current Matters

Whether you’re buying your first home or selling your current house, if your needs are changing and you think you need to move, the decision can be complicated.

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Is your marketing effective or a waste of time? This ad exec shares how to tell


For real estate professionals, it’s imperative to find new and niche ways to stand out from the crowd. When it comes to advertising your services and brand, timing, performance, and brand recognition make all the difference. Agent Sponsored Is your marketing effective or a waste of time?

Single Women Outpacing Single Men in Homeownership

Lighter Side of Real Estate

There was a time when people felt they should wait until they were married to buy a home. But today, that idea is no longer as relevant, and single people are more empowered than ever to purchase real estate—and, more specifically, single women.


It’s A Seller’s Market After All: Tips for First-Time Home Sellers Directly from the Experts

Coldwell Banker

Coldwell Banker-affiliated agents offer their best tips to first-time home sellers. The post It’s A Seller’s Market After All: Tips for First-Time Home Sellers Directly from the Experts appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter.

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Nearly 90 Percent of Builders Have Trouble Getting Appliances

Eye on Housing

In the survey results described in one of last week’s posts, prices of building material ranked as the number one problem among NAHB’s single-family builders, and availability of building materials ranked second.

How much cash matters in a bidding war

Housing Wire

When there’s a bidding war, cash is king. And a recent Redfin study confirmed that it’s the only sure-fire way to win that dream house in a market this crazy.

5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Spring

Keeping Current Matters

When selling a house, most homeowners hope for a quick and profitable transaction that puts them in a position to make a great move. If you’re waiting for the best time to win as a seller, the market is calling your name this spring.

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Zumper employs artificial intelligence for rental leads


PowerLeads AI will analyze renter behaviors in order to predict the likelihood of a particular renter signing a lease for a specific apartment.

What’s the Most Searched for Home Decor Item in Your State?

Lighter Side of Real Estate

The right accessories can transform a room from dull to decorative, cold to cozy, and even take it from meh to magnificent. Some pieces, like candles and vases, have universal appeal. But depending on which part of the country you call home, other items are more practical than others.

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The Market Crash Is Coming………….Right?

Toronto Realty Blog

TorontoRealtyBlog. I’m pretty sure I’ve written this post before. In fact, I’m pretty sure I’ve written this post before, while using the words, “I’m pretty sure I’ve written this post before,” before.

Tips for Renting a Moving Truck


Image: Chuck Wagner / When you’re preparing to move, you have a choice between hiring a professional moving company or renting a moving truck, which can be a great way to save money. Moving is expensive, and doing as much as you can yourself will help keep your costs down.


Consumers more confident about making mortgage or rent

Housing Wire

Although many homeowners and renters continue to feel the economic pressure of the pandemic , they’re growing more confident that they can pay their rent or mortgage, according to the latest consumer confidence survey by Freddie Mac.

Buyer & Seller Perks in Today’s Housing Market

Keeping Current Matters

Right now, the housing market is full of outstanding opportunities for both buyers and sellers. Whether you’re thinking of buying your first home, moving up to a bigger one, or selling so you can downsize this spring, there are perks today that are powering big moves for people across the country.

5 work-from-home interior design trends on the rise


Top-performing luxury agents offer a closer look at what buyers are seeking, what sellers should be staging and the interior design trends to watch this year.

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New rule means higher fees for investment property mortgages and second homes

The Mortgage Report

A new rule from FHFA caused a sharp increase in investment property mortgage and second home mortgage fees. Here's what you need to know. Mortgage News Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac investment property mortgage investment property mortgages more costly second home mortgage vacatiobn home mortgage

Private Residential Spending Hits Record High

Eye on Housing

NAHB analysis of Census Construction Spending data shows that total private residential construction spending rose 2.5% in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $713 billion, reaching a record high. Total private residential construction spending was 21% higher than a year ago.

12 Head-Scratching Home Staging Fails

Lighter Side of Real Estate

When homeowners decide to put their property on the market, most do a little work to spruce up the place. Some might paint and declutter, while others go all out and hire a home stager.

Mortgage rates jump to 3.17% last week

Housing Wire

The broader economy showed signs of recovery last week, pushing the average mortgage rate for a 30-year fixed loan up eight basis points to 3.17%, according to Freddie Mac ’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

What It Means To Be in a Sellers’ Market

Keeping Current Matters

If you’ve given even a casual thought to selling your house in the near future, this is the time to really think seriously about making a move.

What do retirees want? Short-term-rental-free communities


According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, a growing number of luxury communities are banning short-term rentals for residents' peace of mind.

How to buy a house with $0 down in 2021: First time buyer

The Mortgage Report

6 low- and no-down-payment mortgage options for today's home buyers. Find out how you can buy a house with no money down and a low interest rate. Buying a home FHA Housing Mortgage mortgage rates Real Estate USDA VA

Second Homes: 15 Percent of New Home Sales

Eye on Housing

Last week’s post reported on first-time home buyers from the February survey for the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). According to the same source, second homes (i.e.,

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House Sale By Owner: Selling a Home For Sale By Owner Pros and Cons

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

Pros And Cons Of a House For Sale By Owner Have you seen home for sale by owner signs and wondered if you should do the same with your place? Do you want to know how to sell a house by owner? We will take an in-depth look at the house for sale by the […].

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