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Top five questions to ask a potential real estate agent

Housing Wire

In today’s red-hot market, you need a real estate agent who can get creative, play hardball in negotiations, and help you stand out from the pack in a bidding war. And not everyone — even an agent recommended to you by a friend or loved one — is up to the task.

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Winter Will Bring a Flurry of Activity to the Housing Market

Keeping Current Matters

In the second half of this year, the housing market surged with activity. Today, real estate experts are looking ahead to the winter season and the forecast is anything but chilly.

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Bank of Canada Ended The Mortgage Program That Inflated Prices… Kind of

Better Dwelling

Canada’s central bank is still buying tens of million of mortgage bonds. Bank of Canada (BoC) data shows the balance of Canada Mortgage Bonds (CMBs) they hold, increased this week. The increase is a couple of weeks after the pandemic program to buy these has ended.

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8 Ways to Attract New Clients

RIS Media

For real estate professionals, building business usually means attracting new clients. With long hours and busy days, it can be difficult for agents to find the time and energy target prospects and market to them.

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NAR’s Yun says median home price rising “much too fast”

Housing Wire

Low mortgage rates and record-low housing inventory has driven home price increases throughout the year. The National Association of Realtors is saying that the median single-family home price grew year over year in all 181 metro areas it tracks. In the U.S.,

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Homeownership Is a Key to Building Wealth

Keeping Current Matters

For years, real estate has been considered the best investment you can make. A major reason for this is due to the net worth a household gains through homeownership.

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NAR Quarterly Report: Affordability Impacted by Rising Home Prices

RIS Media

Home prices continue on an upward trend, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) latest quarterly report. Every metro area tracked by NAR saw home price increases YoY for the third quarter.

FHFA approves Classic FICO for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Housing Wire

The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced Tuesday the validation and approval of the Classic FICO credit score model for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

VA Home Loans: Helping Heroes Find a Home

Keeping Current Matters

Today, on Veterans Day, we honor those who have served our country and thank them for their continued dedication to our nation. In the United States, there are many valuable benefits available to Veterans, including VA home loans.

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Inside a Designer’s Sophisticated Home in L.A.’s Bird Streets

Sotheby's International Real Estate

A glimpse of the idyllic outdoor spaces that envelop this elegant residence might immediately bring to mind a villa in the French countryside.

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2020 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers: Real Estate Trends Have Changed Due to COVID

RIS Media

The coronavirus pandemic changed many things, buying and selling trends among them.

Buyers and sellers agree: it’s a good time to enter the housing market

Housing Wire

For the third consecutive month, Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index, a composite index designed to track consumers’ desire to sell or buy a home, gained 0.7 points in October to 81.7.

Is it Safe to Sell My House Right Now?

Keeping Current Matters

In today’s real estate market, the buzz is all about how it’s a great time to sell your house. Buyer demand is high, and there simply aren’t enough homes available to buy to meet that growing need. This means now is the time to make a move so you can close the deal on your ideal terms.

How to Build a Home Gym Without Breaking the Bank

Coldwell Banker

With many gyms closed or operating at minimum capacity, a home gym has never sounded more appealing. Three out of five Americans are actually turning to home gyms for good, and over half of the population is looking for the best home-fitness options.

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What Biden means for mortgage rates, housing policy, and real estate

The Morgtage Report

Learn what Biden's presidency means for mortgage rates, housing policy, real estate, and renters in the coming years. Mortgage News Mortgage Rates

Mortgage industry welcomes incoming Biden administration

Housing Wire

After winning a majority of the electoral college, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are presumed to be the current president-elect and vice president-elect of the U.S. The housing industry took the opportunity to welcome the new administration and remind it of its promises. “On

Creating Engaging Social Media Content

RIS Media

To build a successful social media presence, you have to share content that will bolster your brand and engagement. Before you can build engagement, you have to understand what it is. Understanding Engagement.

Top 7 Things You Need to Know Before House-hunting on Zillow

American Lifestyle

The post Top 7 Things You Need to Know Before House-hunting on Zillow appeared first on American Lifestyle Magazine. Buying & Selling Finance Finance Tips Financial Advice Home Advice Home Buying Home Loan Mortgage Real Estate Real Estate Agent Refinancing Seller Selling Zillow

Conventional vs. VA vs. FHA refinance: Which refi program is best for you?

The Morgtage Report

See the pros and cons of conventional vs. VA vs. FHA refinancing. Compare refinance rates and learn about cash-out options. Cash Out Refinance Conventional Loans FHA Refinance Mortgage Rates Mortgage Strategy Refinance USDA Loans VA Refinance FHA Housing Mortgage mortgage rates Real Estate VA

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Mortgage rates rise from record low to 2.84%

Housing Wire

The average U.S. mortgage rate for a 30-year fixed loan rose this week to 2.84%, Freddie Mac said in a report on Thursday – up 6 basis points from the previous all-time record low set last week. The average fixed rate for a 15-year mortgage also gained slightly by 2 basis points to 2.34%.

Persistent Buyer Demand Pushes Market Frenzy Past Summer Peak

RIS Media

Persistent buyer demand continues to push the frenzied housing market further into fall and winter months and way past the typical summer peak, according to a new Zillow® report. In September, 22.4 percent of homes purchased in the U.S. sold over list price, an increase from 20.2

Give Thanks with This Gratitude Tree

American Lifestyle

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10 Common Renovation Terms and Their Definitions


Image: udra11 / Planning to carry out some renovations in your home? If so, you can be excused for getting lost among the numerous phrases, words, and acronyms that make up the rich language of renovation. With that in mind, let’s try to clear things up a bit. Blueprint.

Zillow: There’s no going back from RON

Housing Wire

In its most recent earnings report , Zillow revealed a significant number of its Zillow Offers users are turning to remote online notarization. In fact, the company reports that more than 60% of its Zillow Offers customers closed on their home through RON.

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Write a Better Thank-You Note

RIS Media

The end of the year is a great time to ramp up your gratitude practice and show your favorite clients and vendors how much you appreciate them! One of the most effective ways to demonstrate gratitude is through a handwritten thank you note. They are personal, heartfelt and always fun to receive.

If I make $70K a year, how much house can I afford?

The Morgtage Report

How much house you can afford on $70K a year also depends on your credit, down payment, debt, and mortgage rate. Discover your purchasing power today. Buying a home First-Time Home Buyers Mortgage Strategy

Canadian Household Debt Reaches 115% of GDP, Here’s Why That’s Bad

Better Dwelling

The Canadian economy may be slowing, but the debt is rising very quickly. Bank of Canada (BoC) data shows the ratio of household debt to gross domestic product (GDP) increased sharply in Q2 2020.

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Real estate industry expresses support for Biden’s $15,000 tax credit

Housing Wire

The news over the weekend that former Vice President Joe Biden is now president-elect elicited positive reactions from several real estate leaders who saw the upside for the housing market.

Tips for Holiday and Winter Fire Safety

RIS Media

With the winter and the holiday season arriving, now is a good time for homeowners to take some simple precautions to help protect their family and property from fire.

How to get a manufactured or mobile home loan

The Morgtage Report

Manufactured home loans are a bit tougher to find in today's market. But they do exist, and financing terms might be simpler than you imagine. About Mortgages Gina Pogol Housing Manufactured Homes Mortgage mortgage rates Real Estate

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