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Beware of gloom and doom housing market crash headlines

Housing Wire

With Halloween now in the rearview mirror, we still have one more spook to survive in 2020 – and no, I’m not talking about the upcoming election. I’m talking about housing market crash headlines. The housing data has been wild this year.

4 Reasons Why the Election Won’t Dampen the Housing Market

Keeping Current Matters

Tomorrow, Americans will decide our President for the next four years. That decision will have a major impact on many aspects of life in this country, but the residential real estate market will not be one of them.


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Tribus acquires Solid Earth to bolster CRM, MLS experience


Tribus CEO Eric Stegemann said the acquisition of Solid Earth will enable the company to bolster its CRM and streamline users' MLS listing entry experience.

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The Art of Art Placement

Coldwell Banker

Things to think about before hanging art up in your home. The post The Art of Art Placement appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter. Home Decor Art design home decor

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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.

Mortgages in forbearance fall across all loan types

Housing Wire

The U.S. forbearance rate measuring the share of mortgages with suspended payments fell seven basis points to 5.83% last week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. With more borrowers exiting forbearance in the prior week, the share of loans in forbearance declined across all loan types.

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Opendoor and Zillow are losing tens of thousands on each iBuyer home: DelPrete


Disruption in real estate is being led by companies — and shareholders — willing to bet and lose billions of dollars. Agent Analysis Columns Data Opinion Select Teams ibuyer ibuyers ibuying mike delprete opendoor Zillow

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Let It Shine

Coldwell Banker

Here are a few ways to think creatively about indoor lighting to liven up your home during the long winter ahead. The post Let It Shine appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter. Home Decor Art home decor lighting


The adverse market refinance fee on mortgages is unwarranted

Housing Wire

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac released their Q3 earnings last week, reflecting a combined $6.7 billion in net income, up significantly from the previous quarter. This strong performance was not unexpected, but makes the upcoming 50 basis point adverse market refinance fee more puzzling.

Real Estate Is a Driving Force in the Economy

Keeping Current Matters

As the economy recovers from this year’s health crisis, the housing market is playing a leading role in the turnaround. It’s safe to say that what we call “home” is taking on a new meaning, causing many of us to consider buying or selling sooner rather than later.

5 ways to harness PR and stand out in today’s market


PR is a vital component of achieving success in today’s cutthroat market. Here's how to push your business forward and reach the right clients by being strategic and working with PR pros.

PSA Thursday: The Affordable Care Act, with Tanja Hester

Afford Anything

PSA Thursday is back! In case you’re a new listener, PSA Thursday is a weekly- ish segment in which we talk about how to handle money, work, and life in the middle of a pandemic.


Refinance wave boosts mortgage applications 3.8%

Housing Wire

With mortgage rates continuing to hover near record lows, mortgage applications jumped 3.8% last week according to a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).

Why the 2021 Forecast Doesn’t Call for a Foreclosure Crisis

Keeping Current Matters

As the current forbearance mortgage relief options come to an end, many are wondering if we’ll face a foreclosure crisis next year. This is understandable, especially for those who remember the housing crisis that began in 2008.

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Mortgage rates hit another historic low amid electoral uncertainty


With 30-year fixed-rate mortgages dropping to 2.78 percent, it's the 12th time this year that rates have hit a new low, according to data released Thursday by Freddie Mac. Mortgage Select 30 year fixed-rate freddie mac mortgage mortgage rate record low Sam Khater

The mortgage loan process explained in 9 steps: From pre-approval to closing day

The Mortgage Report

Your guide to the mortgage loan process. Learn what to expect before, during, and after you apply for a mortgage. About Mortgages Buying a home First-Time Home Buyers

Home prices jump 6.7% in September, but are expected to moderate

Housing Wire

Despite home prices rising 6.7% year over year in September, CoreLogic’s Home Price Index Forecast (HPI) estimates home prices will moderate next year, increasing 0.2% nationally by September 2021 as higher prices erode affordability.

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How Canadians overestimate their financial knowledge — and pay the price


Majority of Canadians are confident about finances, even after failing a basic financial literacy test. The post How Canadians overestimate their financial knowledge — and pay the price appeared first on Zolo. Finance

Blue counties yield higher property values, red counties pay fewer taxes


The average home in a Democrat-controlled county across the U.S. is worth 75 percent more than the typical home in a Republican-controlled county, according to a new analysis by Attom Data Solutions.

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USDA home loans: USDA loan requirements & rates for 2020

The Mortgage Report

USDA loans allow zero down payment and have lenient requirements. Plus, USDA loan rates are below average. See if you qualify for a USDA mortgage. Mortgage Products USDA Loans Housing Mortgage mortgage rates Real Estate USDA

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Rate lock data suggests record $4T in 2020 mortgages

Housing Wire

New rate lock data suggests 2020 will end with over $4 trillion worth of originations, easily a record.

What are the benefits of homeownership?


Buying a home requires financial discipline, but emotion is often the impetus. The post What are the benefits of homeownership? appeared first on Zolo. Home Buying benefits of homeownership benefits of owning buy vs rent


Adapting to COVID-19: How property managers are poised to thrive in 2021


Adaptability is at the heart of what it means to be a property manager—and this year, in the face of a pandemic and recession, property managers have rapidly shifted gears to solve problems they’ve never faced before.

VA cash-out refinance: Guidelines and rates for 2020

The Mortgage Report

The VA cash-out refinance lets you refinance up to 100% of your home's value, cash-out equity, and lock in a lower interest rate on your new loan. Cash Out Refinance Military Corner VA Refinance Housing Mortgage mortgage rates Real Estate Tim Lucas VA Loan

What role can mortgage brokers play in fair housing?

Housing Wire

The National Association of Mortgage Brokers inaugurated Kimber White as its new president during the virtual NAMB National 2020 conference. White is a partner at RE Financial Service and has been an active member of the mortgage industry for more than 30 years.

Best Home Searching App the NEW John L. Scott Mobile Search App 5.0

Mandrona Group

IS THE DATA ACCURATE ON THE REAL ESTATE SEARCH APP YOU ARE USING? If you are not sure you should. Read More. Real Estate Blog Buyer Presentation Home Buyer John L. Scott Tools Listings


Millennials join in on the mortgage refinance rush


Refinances accounted for 43 percent of all closed loans for millennials in September, according to a new analysis by ICE Mortgage Technology. Mortgage News Brief Select ellie mae ICE Mortgage Technology Joe Tyrell Joel Kan mba millennial mortgage bankers association

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Get rid of PMI and lower your mortgage payment

The Mortgage Report

Mortgage insurance (either PMI or MIP) adds yet another cost to homeownership. Learn how to get rid of mortgage insurance faster with a refinance. Conventional Loans FHA Refinance Mortgage Products Refinance

Younger generations want to become homeowners – Here’s how the housing industry can help

Housing Wire

Despite what many believe, Gen Z and Millennials do want to become homeowners and they’re excited by the prospect. However, they face different obstacles than their parents and grandparents did.

Why real estate brokerages are NOT startups

The American Genius for Real Estate

(BROKERAGE) Brokerages are popping up nationwide that are sleek and modern, but also misinformed as they call themselves startups. Let's talk about the technical definition. The post Why real estate brokerages are NOT startups appeared first on The American Genius Real Estate.