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Mortgage rates drop below 3% for the first time in months

Housing Wire

For the first time in nearly two months, mortgage rates dropped below 3% last week, down seven basis points to 2.97%, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey. Fannie Mae’s economic and strategic research group estimates refinance origination volumes in 2022 will total $1.1

Purchase market is poised to topple refi’s reign in 2021

Housing Wire

While 2021 likely won’t approach the record breaking tizzy of 2020, the housing market will continue to flourish on the strength of the purchase market, according to economists at the Mortgage Bankers Association. After last year’s record $3.83

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NAR Study: Sustainable Homes Coveted by Cost-Savvy Consumers

RIS Media

Energy-efficient and sustainable home features seem to be appealing to buyers, according to a new report from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Forty-six percent of agents and brokers said that a home’s efficient use of lighting (e.g.

Spring Cleaning: Organize and Optimize Your Home Office

RIS Media

Jordan Grice is RISMedia’s associate online editor. Don’t you just hate it when you can’t seem to find anything at your desk or in your home office?

This Is Where Americans Pay the Most for Condo Insurance—It’s Not California or New York

Realtor.com

That’s nearly double the national average of $506, and well over three times costlier than the least expensive state, Utah, where condo residents only pay $269 a year on average. AdvisorSmith’s analysis was based on data from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

Elevate Your Business: Competing Against iBuyers

RIS Media

Four dynamic brokerage executives discussed the topic at length during a break-out session of RISMedia’s “ Spring Into Action ” virtual event. Co-presented by the National Association of REALTORS®, the event was held on April 8, attracting more than 5,000 attendees.

Looking to be a Landlord? 6 Ways to Invest in Rental Property

HomeLight

For many homeowners, once they buy their first house, it’s not uncommon to think about continuing to invest in real estate , creating a portfolio of properties that generate an ongoing passive income. But let’s face it: Investing in rental property is a lot easier said than done.

Newsmaker Spotlight: Rei Mesa on Succeeding With Teamwork and Adaptability

RIS Media

Rei Mesa: It’s a team effort, so everything we do and every area of recognition goes to the entire team. Once again, it’s a team effort, so the whole credit goes to our team. RM: It’s key to any success. I think that’s going to be an everlasting impact.

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