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A property tax reckoning is coming

Housing Wire

In Spokane, Washington, a mortgage loan officer at a regional bank has seen five borrowers qualify for a mortgage for one amount, only to have that number slashed a few months later. They were approved in December,” he said. Now they’ve gone from $450,000 down to $325,000.”.

Is It Enough To Offer Asking Price in Today’s Housing Market?

Keeping Current Matters

If you’re planning to buy a home this season, you’re probably thinking about what you’ll need to do to get your offer accepted. Buying Myths First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Housing Market Updates Move-Up Buyers

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Giving Agents What They Need to Succeed

RIS Media

Tomas Barrientos. Managing Broker. HomeSmart TuCasa Realty. Tulsa, Oklahoma. link]. Region served: Oklahoma. Years in real estate: 17. Number of offices: 2. Number of agents: 59. How did you come to partner with HomeSmart, and how has that helped mold your brokerage? .

Housing Share of GDP Edges Higher at Start of 2022

Eyes on Housing

Housing’s share of the economy edged higher at the start of 2022 due in part to a surprise drop in growth. For the first quarter of 2022, overall GDP growth declined at a 1.4% annual rate, driven by increased inventories and a jump in imports.

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Kick-Off Your Summer With Never-Ending Prospects

Speaker: Kevin Smullin, Founder, 2Q Lead Generation Strategies

In this webinar, Kevin Smullen will demonstrate a methodology that will help you create a pipeline with continuous prospects.

What a dip in mortgage demand says about the housing market

Housing Wire

Interest in residential mortgage loans fell 8.3% for the week ending April 22, including a sharp decline in purchase applications, which indicates a potential weakness in home sales in the coming months, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association ‘s (MBA) latest survey.

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6 New Real Estate Tech Companies to Watch Out for in 2022

The Close

New real estate tech companies seem to pop up every single day. With such a crowded marketplace, it’s hard to know which companies are just a flash in the pan and which are ones you should pay attention to.

Builders’ Profit Margins Fall as Balance Sheets Grow

Eyes on Housing

The financial performance of any company is directly linked to the industry environment in which it operates.

Flagstar Bancorp cuts 20% of its mortgage staff

Housing Wire

Michigan-based Flagstar Bancorp , Inc. parent company of Flagstar Bank , has reduced its mortgage staff by 20% since the calendar turned to 2022, laying off 420 employees amid a significant drop in origination volumes and margins.

How Homeownership Can Help Shield You from Inflation

Keeping Current Matters

If you’re following along with the news today, you’ve likely heard about rising inflation. Buying Myths First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Housing Market Updates Interest Rates Pricing Content Hub

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!

How to Increase Home Value for an Appraisal

HomeLight

Whether you’re thinking about selling your home, borrowing from your home equity, or canceling private mortgage insurance (PMI) , it’s worth considering how to increase home value for an appraisal.

Homeownership Rate Stable at 65.4%

Eyes on Housing

The Census Bureau’s Housing Vacancy Survey (CPS/HVS) reported the U.S. homeownership rate at 65.4% in the first quarter of 2022, which is statistically unchanged from the last quarter reading.

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CrossCountry strikes a deal to acquire LendUs

Housing Wire

Ohio-based CrossCountry Mortgage has entered into an agreement to acquire California-based retail lender LendUs , multiple sources familiar with the deal told HousingWire. .

The Dream of Homeownership Is Worth the Effort

Keeping Current Matters

If you’re in the market to buy a home this season, stick with it. First Time Home Buyers For Buyers

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!

How To Get Your House Ready To Sell Checklist: Inside And Out

HomeLight

When it comes to getting your house ready to sell, Maryland real estate agent Bob Lucido likens it to putting yourself on a dating site. “We We want people to fall in love with the house and that starts from the outside, every component,” says Lucido.

GDP Unexpectedly Decreases in the First Quarter

Eyes on Housing

In the first quarter of 2022, real GDP declined for the first time since the pandemic recession, as inflation surged to a 40-year high and supply chain disruptions remain persistent.

The crypto-mortgage is the new kid on the block

Housing Wire

A rising player in the world of crypto-mortgages and blockchain-enabled financing, LoanSnap, plans expand its reach in the market by opening its lending platform to licensed mortgage brokers across the country in the near future.

The 7 Best Free Real Estate CRMs of 2022

The Close

A free real estate CRM or customer relationship management tool is essential for any new agent looking to close more than one or two transactions a year. Good CRM tools help you organize your contacts, establish a consistent communication plan for each client, and ultimately, close more deals.

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!

7 Things That Make a House Hard to Sell (And What to Do About Them)

HomeLight

What makes a house hard to sell? Whether you’re selling your primary residence, listing a relative’s old home, or cashing out an investment property, you may find that qualities in your property make it difficult to offload.

New Home Sales Fall on Higher Rates

Eyes on Housing

New single-family home sales declined in March as mortgage rates jumped to the highest levels since the start of the pandemic. Per Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed rate mortgage was 3.89 at the end of February and had climbed to 4.67 at the end of March. The U.S.

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FHFA unveils GSE duty to serve plans

Housing Wire

The Federal Housing Finance Agency today released Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ’s long-awaited duty to serve underserved markets plans.

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Housing Predictions with a Grain of Salt: Where Are Home Prices Headed?

Point2Homes

At the beginning of the pandemic, housing experts and real estate analysts predicted that home prices would plummet. Two years later, not only did prices not fall, but home price appreciation has reached its highest levels in decades: In March , the median listing price reached $405,000 after a 26.5%

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#Trending: How to Leverage Instagram’s Algorithm to Build Your Pipeline

Speaker: Eric Simon, Founder of The Broke Agent Media | Matt Lionetti, Real Estate Salesperson at The Agency

In this session, The Broke Agent and Matt Lionetti will break down the strategies they utilize to grow their Instagram accounts to over 360,000 and 40,000 followers. They will also discuss vertical video, podcasting, and the importance of producing consistent content!

What Does a Real Estate Agent Do? An In-Depth Look

HomeLight

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, chances are you’ll be working with a real estate agent.

March Gains in Personal Income

Eyes on Housing

The most recent data release from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) showed that personal income increased 0.5% in March after a 0.7% gain in February. Gains in personal income are largely driven by increases in compensation of employees. However, it was 11.6%

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Redfin settles Fair Housing Act lawsuit

Housing Wire

Redfin must revamp its business – including eliminating a minimum home price for service – in order to serve more non-white homebuyers. That was but one prong of a multifaceted agreement that Redfin and 10 different fair housing advocacy groups filed at a Seattle federal courthouse Friday.

Showing traffic hits double digits in 121 markets in March

Real Trends

Home showing traffic is continuing to rise across the U.S., according to ShowingTime’s Showing Index report released Thursday. In March, home showing traffic was up 1% year over year and 5% month over month, with a nationwide average of 9.25 showings per listing.

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