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Does Your House Have What Buyers Want?

Keeping Current Matters

The rise in remote work is changing what many Americans want in their homes. Many companies are choosing to delay reopening or go remote full-time, and today’s buyers are looking for homes with more space to support their work needs.

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.

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Desire for Homeownership Cools

Eyes on Housing

After hitting a low of 10% in the first quarter of 2020, the share of adults planning a home purchase within a year rose for five consecutive quarters, peaking at 17% in the second quarter of 2021. The desire for homeownership cooled off in the third quarter, when the share slid back to 16%.

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Inside Zillow’s misadventures in iBuying

Housing Wire

Zillow CEO Rich Barton. Antonio Pellegrini was stunned. In May the real estate agent listed a two-bedroom home in Fountain Hills, Arizona, 30 miles north of Phoenix, for $342,000.

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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.

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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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.

Mortgage rates continue to move north

Housing Wire

The average 30-year-fixed mortgage rate continues to trend upwards, rising by five basis points to 3.14% for the week ending Oct. 28, according to Freddie Mac ’s latest PMMS survey. Rates have risen roughly 20 basis points over the past month, and market observers believe that rise will continue.

Knowledge Is Power When It Comes to Appraisals and Inspections

Keeping Current Matters

Buyers in today’s market often have questions about the importance of getting a home appraisal and an inspection. That’s because high buyer demand and low housing supply are driving intense competition and leading some buyers to consider waiving those contingencies to stand out in the crowded market.

Will the housing market crash in 2022? (Podcast)

The Mortgage Report

Many buyers and homeowners are wondering whether we're headed toward another housing market crash. Here are 5 reasons we're not. Real Estate Real Estate News

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!

New Home Sales Post Solid Gain in September

Eyes on Housing

Contracts for new, single-family home sales increased 14% to an 800,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate in September according to estimates from the joint release of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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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.

Housing Challenge or Housing Opportunity? It Depends.

Keeping Current Matters

The biggest challenge in real estate today is the lack of available homes for sale. The low housing supply has caused homes throughout the country to appreciate at a much faster rate than what we’ve experienced historically.

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Homebuilder Lennar to create largest 3D-printed home community in Austin

Realty Biz

Homebuilding giant Lennar is building what will be the U.S.’s s largest community of 3D-printed homes so far in Austin, Texas through a partnership with the startup ICON. The builder, one of the biggest in the U.S.,

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.

Employment Situation in September: State-Level Analysis

Eyes on Housing

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 33 states and the District of Columbia in September compared to the previous month while 16 states lost jobs. Wisconsin recorded no change.

New home supply shows this housing market has stabilized

Housing Wire

Today the Census Bureau reported new home sales came in as a beat of estimates at 800,000 and monthly supply of new homes broke under six months.

How to Answer the 3 Biggest Questions in Real Estate Today [LIVE WEBINAR]

Keeping Current Matters

The post How to Answer the 3 Biggest Questions in Real Estate Today [LIVE WEBINAR] appeared first on Keeping Current Matters. Webinars

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How to Refinance Your Mortgage for a Newly Purchased Property

Realty Biz

If you don’t have enough money to buy a new property then financing is a great solution. Financing can provide the support you need to buy the house you want. Financing in the form of mortgage refinancing can reduce your expenses and help you pay off your mortgage faster.

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

Conventional Loan Share of New Home Sales Reaches 13-Year High

Eyes on Housing

NAHB analysis of the most recent Quarterly Sales by Price and Financing published by the U.S. Census Bureau reveals that conventional loans financed 75.7% of new home sales in the third quarter of 2021—the largest share since the beginning of the Great Recession in 2008. The share increased 1.7

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Home price growth remained at record pace in August

Housing Wire

After four consecutive months of record growth, annual home price growth remained steady from July to August, according to the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index report released Tuesday. The index showed a 19.8%

Complete guide to buying a house in your 20s (2021)

The Mortgage Report

It's more than possible to buy a house in your 20s (or even earlier) if you meet a few basic criteria. Here's how to get started as a first-time home buyer. About Mortgages Buying a home First-Time Home Buyers

Bidding wars decline for 5th straight month

Realty Biz

Bidding wars declined again in September for the fifth successive month in a further sign that the housing market is becoming ever so slightly less competitive. That’s according to a new report from Redfin, which found that 58.9%

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.

High Prices Continue to Reduce Interest for New Construction

Eyes on Housing

In the first quarter of 2018, only 15% of prospective buyers were looking for a newly built home.

Why brokerages and mortgage lenders are rushing into JVs

Housing Wire

The excited and at times nervous first-time homebuyers that James Dunn often represents ask him how that whole process of taking out a mortgage works, and Dunn, a Los Angeles-based real estate agent with eXp , replies with a few trusted names.

The pending demise of iBuying real estate brokerages

The American Genius for Real Estate

The iBuying model is under speculation from regulatory bodies, and how they represent themselves to the public could be their undoing. The post The pending demise of iBuying real estate brokerages appeared first on The American Genius Real Estate. Real Estate Corporate iBuying Real Estate News

5 Reasons Why You Should Clean Your Commercial HVAC System Regularly

Realty Biz

Spring represents a time of renewal, which is probably the reason why it’s famous for spring cleaning. Spring cleaning is not only limited to family but it’s the time when businesses also make it their mission to clean their offices and buildings to maintain hygiene.

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