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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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7 virtual staging services to increase your listing’s appeal

Inman

Virtual staging is becoming increasingly in demand — and for good reason. Not only is it more cost-effective and convenient, it also dramatically enhances the property's digital aesthetic appeal. Here are a few firms that do it right.

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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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.

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.

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Shifting needs in luxury propelled Sotheby’s in Q3

Inman

Agents affiliated with the global luxury brand closed more than $90 billion in sales in the third quarter of 2020. Brokerage Luxury Select COVID-19 earnings luxury luxury real estate philip white Q3 realogy Sotheby's International Realty

New Data Reveals What Renters Want When It Comes to Leasing Heading Into 2021

App Folio

The pandemic has had a big impact on renters’ attitudes when it comes to what they expect from leasing and property management teams during their housing search. It has also rapidly sped up the property management industry’s shift towards digital technology. .

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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What you need to know about 2020’s accelerated luxury market

Inman

It’s safe to say that this year has not been the one we expected. In March, it was anybody’s guess how the pandemic was going to impact real estate: I anticipated disaster. But in the luxury sector, we’ve experienced the opposite.

Shake Up Your Turkey-Feather Festivities

Coldwell Banker

Simple ways to surprise your guests with unique touches you bring to your food and table this Thanksgiving. The post Shake Up Your Turkey-Feather Festivities appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter. Holiday & Seasonal Entertaining holidays thanksgiving

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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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5 high-ROI upgrades homebuyers will love

Inman

Before your clients spring for a home makeover, it pays to know which ones result in the highest return on investment. So, here are a few projects worth investing time and money in.

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

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

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.

7 reasons real estate might not be for you

Inman

Look around the internet, and you’ll find countless articles extolling the virtues of becoming a real estate agent: the wonders of self-employment, the unlimited income potential, flexibility. But real estate isn’t for everyone. Agent Columns Opinion Select Service Teams jay thompson

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7 red flags that could scare off your potential home buyers

The American Genius for Real Estate

(BROKERAGE) While houses are selling quickly right now, there are some things that will almost definitely turn a home buyer off. The post 7 red flags that could scare off your potential home buyers appeared first on The American Genius Real Estate.

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.

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.

Setting up a smart home? Here’s what to look for

Inman

This week, Alex Lelchuk explains the mistakes many DIYers make when installing a smart home system, how to choose the right professional to set up automation and the benefits of video distribution.

Give Thanks with This Gratitude Tree

American Lifestyle

The post Give Thanks with This Gratitude Tree appeared first on American Lifestyle Magazine. Crafts & DIY Projects Thanksgiving Crafts Education Give Back Grateful Gratitude Kids Kids Craft Tree

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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%.

Highest Paid Occupations in Construction in 2019

Eye on Housing

According to the 2019 Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Survey data and analysis by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), half of payroll workers in construction earn more than $49,030 and the top 25% make at least $68,690. In comparison, the U.S.

Good marketing means personalized, original content

Inman

Los Angeles-based Corcoran broker Peter Lorimer argued Thursday that agents who use generic campaigns are signaling that they're generic professionals.

Pulling Back the Curtain

RIS Media

How top independent brokerage, Samson Properties, recruits more than 100 new agents per month . For Donny Samson, CEO of Samson Properties with 3,600 REALTORS® and 29 offices in Virginia and Maryland, when it comes to recruiting, he’s got nothing to hide.

JPMorgan Chase tightens standards for jumbo loans in Manhattan

Housing Wire

JPMorgan Chase has tightened mortgage terms on jumbo loans for co-operatives and condominiums in Manhattan amid shrinking buyer demand, Bloomberg reported on Friday. Chase announced that, beginning this week, it would limit jumbo loans to 70% of the sale price.

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Make a professional profile picture easily with this free tool

The American Genius for Real Estate

(TECH NEWS) This new profile picture tool helps amp up your social media presence with beautiful and free tools to enhance any photo. The post Make a professional profile picture easily with this free tool appeared first on The American Genius Real Estate.