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Housing inventory is about to get better — here’s why

Housing Wire

With the July 4th weekend nearly upon us, it’s time to reflect all that we have been through in the past year and how, as a country, we have overcome so many daunting obstacles, including what we have been through in the housing market.

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Are We in a Housing Bubble? Experts Say No.

Keeping Current Matters

The question of whether the real estate market is a bubble ready to pop seems to be dominating a lot of conversations – and everyone has an opinion. Yet, when it comes down to it, the opinions that carry the most weight are the ones based on experience and expertise.

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Home Buyers Want Energy Efficient Windows

Eyes on Housing

Previous posts reported on home buyer preferences for kitchen and bath features, from NAHB’s recent study What Home Buyers Really Want, 2021 Edition.

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BREAKING: Justice Department withdraws from settlement with the National Association of Realtors

Inman

The antitrust regulator said the trade group refused to modify the deal to protect the agency's ability to investigate other NAR conduct that could impact real estate competition.

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Millennials are Determined and Prices are Soaring: The Step-by-Step Formula for Closing More Sales to Millennial Buyers Fast!

Speaker: Paul Moya - CEO, Millennial Labs, and The Go-To Performance Marketing Strategist and Realtor Coach for the Best in the World

Join Paul Moya, CEO of Millennial Labs and the Go-To Performance Marketing Strategist and Realtor Coach for the Best in the World, as he shares insights and information about the importance of understanding a buyer and how their needs change with each generation.

Real estate brokerages embrace long-term remote work

Housing Wire

The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Brokerage executives are elated to see each other in person again. So long as it’s temporary. “It’s It’s a tremendous opportunity to reconnect with everyone,” said Susan Yannaccone , chief executive of Realogy’s franchise network since last November.

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Consumer Confidence Rises to Highest Level since March 2020

Eyes on Housing

Consumer confidence continued its upward trend and approached to pre-pandemic level in May, as consumers became more upbeat about the current and future economic conditions and job market.

This is what makes real estate in the United States of America so unique

Inman

From commissions and entrepreneurism to Poland's legendary tale of the "one-hour MLS," there are few places like the U.S. when it comes to real estate.

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Ginnie Mae unveils 40-year mortgage term for issuers

Housing Wire

Ginnie Mae is set to introduce a new 40-year mortgage term for its issuers on the heels of administrative shake ups at the top of the housing industry.

What To Expect as Appraisal Gaps Grow

Keeping Current Matters

In today’s real estate market, low inventory and high demand are driving up home prices. As many as 54% of homes are getting offers over the listing price, based on the latest Realtors Confidence Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

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.

Job Gain Accelerates in June

Eyes on Housing

In June, total payroll employment rose by 850,000 and the unemployment rate was little changed at 5.9%. The June employment data shows strong growth momentum as more than 154 million people are fully vaccinated and COVID-19 restrictions on business are lifted.

Are you poised for growth? 7 things top producers should do now

Inman

Set yourself up to thrive no matter what the market does in the future. Here are a few fundamentals to focus on today — to create new highs for your business. Agent Brokerage Columns Select Video communication database drip campaign email campaigns farming jimmy burgess social media top producers

June jobs report is great news for the housing market

Housing Wire

Hiring in the U.S. picked up steam in June, as employers added 850,000 jobs amid declining COVID-19 cases and a reopening economy, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday.

Save Time and Effort by Selling with an Agent

Keeping Current Matters

Selling a house is a time-consuming process – especially if you decide to do it on your own, known as a For Sale By Owner (FSBO).

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Private Residential Spending Edges Up in May

Eyes on Housing

NAHB analysis of Census Construction Spending data shows that total private residential construction spending rose 0.2% in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $751.7 billion. Total private residential construction spending was 28.7% higher than a year ago.

Get after it: 10 action steps every new agent should take

Inman

Whether you have a solid plan or are starting from scratch, these business-generating to-dos will help you hit the ground running, keep you focused and enable you to gain traction faster.

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Mortgage rates dip back down to 2.98%

Housing Wire

The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell four basis points from the week prior to 2.98%, according to data released Thursday by Freddie Mac ‘s PMMS. Within the past almost three months, mortgage rates have only peaked above 3% one time.

Why a Zillow Home Value Should Not Be Trusted

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

Zillow Home Values Explained Are you wondering whether Zillow house values are accurate? One of the questions real estate agents often get from consumers is, “how accurate are Zillow home value estimates.”

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6 Ways to Create Video Walk-Throughs That Attract Leads

RIS Media

Video walk-throughs of for-sale properties are a must for today’s real estate agents looking to gain new leads and sell homes fast. If this feature is not already part of your current marketing plan, it’s time to whip out your camera or smartphone and get shooting.

Avoid canceled contracts: 3 tips for setting buyers up right

Inman

After fending off double-digit multiple offers, engaging in bidding wars and paying well over asking price, the last thing you want is that dreaded post-contract cancelation call from your buyers. Here’s how to avoid it.

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Black Americans still face massive housing barriers

Housing Wire

Black Americans continue to face greater financial and generational barriers to homeownership than white Americans, with a recent study finding that only 45.1% of Black Americans bought or own their home as of the first quarter of 2021 — against 73.8% of white Americans.

Getting In Your Own Way!

Toronto Realty Blog

TorontoRealtyBlog. So you’re looking for a steal , eh? Or just a deal ? Maybe not a deal, but just a “feel-good” purchase? Perhaps you just want to buy a house or condo and not feel like you got beat up, right?

Zestimate Accuracy

BubbleInfo

I have suspected that consumers rely on their zestimate more than we’d like to admit. It’s been around for ten years, so it’s familiar and easy.

Saudi retail tycoon plans to list Manhattan penthouse for $170M

Inman

Fawaz Al Hokair's Manhattan apartment could soon hit the market for nearly double what the real-estate mogul paid for it in 2016. Listings Luxury Luxury Lens 432 Park Avenue Fawaz Al Hokair luxury lens manhattan new york city

Case-Shiller: April home price increase ‘truly extraordinary’

Housing Wire

Home prices in April saw an annual gain of 14.6% in April — up from a 13.3% increase in March, per the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index.

Black Americans still find it tougher than whites to buy a home

Realty Biz

Black Americans are still finding it more difficult to become homeowners than their white counterparts, In many cases, they have to make more financial sacrifices and take on extra jobs in many cases to be able to afford their first home.

Is It Housing Demand, or Supply?

BubbleInfo

There is a collective mindset. For the last year, real estate has been hot around the world. When California gets cooking, so do all the neighboring states. And when America gets cooking, other markets around the world benefit too.

Why we shouldn’t take July 4 for granted ever again

Inman

This year, as you gather for July Fourth or prepare for long-delayed vacations, take a moment to revel in the feeling of freedom we can all enjoy this summer. Agent Opinion Select Service fourth of july freedom independence day july 4 Real Estate Agents Troy Palmquist

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Real estate brokerages: Tech won’t ruin us

Housing Wire

“The thing we need in real estate is more buzzwords about tech,” deadpanned Craig McClelland, vice-president and chief operating officer of BHGRE Metro Brokers in Atlanta.

B2B Lead Generation for Realtors Using Instagram

Realty Biz

When it comes to generating B2B leads via social media, most businesses use LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, or niche networks. However, Instagram could be successfully employed for B2B lead generation, even by realtors. .