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What Everyone Wants To Know: Will Home Prices Decline in 2022?

Keeping Current Matters

If you’re thinking of buying a home in today’s housing market, you may be wondering how strong your investment will be. You might be asking yourself: if I buy a home now, will it lose value? Or will it continue to appreciate going forward?

October Single-Family Permit Gains

Eyes on Housing

Over the first ten months of 2021, the total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 948,321. On a year-over-year (YoY) basis, this is a 17.3% increase over the October 2020 level of 808,301.

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Every successful real estate pro has these 10 skills

The American Genius for Real Estate

(EDITORIAL) Not every real estate agent is amongst the pros just yet. Here are the 10 skills the most successful among us share. The post Every successful real estate pro has these 10 skills appeared first on The American Genius Real Estate. Op/Ed brokerage education professionalism

FHFA proposes capital planning rule for GSEs

Housing Wire

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) on Thursday issued a proposed rule that would require Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to develop, maintain, and submit annual capital plans to the regulator.

The Only Business Plan You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Overthinking your business plan? The old and tired process of building a 12-month business plan simply doesn’t make sense for the modern real estate business. Learn how to build one that will help you keep on track, stay nimble, and close more deals in 2022.

If You Think the Housing Market Will Slow This Winter, Think Again.

Keeping Current Matters

From the opportunity to take advantage of today’s low mortgage rates to changing homeowner needs , Americans have more motivation than ever to buy a home. According to the experts, buyers are making moves right now, creating an unseasonably strong housing market for this time of year.

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82% Of Unmarried People Would Rather Buy a House Than Have a Wedding

Lighter Side of Real Estate

Having a wedding and buying a house: two of the biggest moments, with two of the biggest price tags in adult life. But lately, it seems the word “and” is being replaced with the word “or”, at least according to this REALTOR Magazine article !

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Mortgage rates increase to 3.12% as Fed charts new course

Housing Wire

The average 30-year-fixed rate mortgage increased to 3.12% during the week ending Dec. 16, up from 3.10% the week prior, according to the latest Freddie Mac PMMS Mortgage Survey. A year ago, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.67%.

Advice for First-Generation Homebuyers

Keeping Current Matters

The sense of pride you’ll feel when you purchase a home can’t be overstated. For first-generation homebuyers, that feeling of accomplishment is even greater. That’s because the pride of homeownership for first-generation buyers extends far beyond the homebuyer.

Paint, Steel, and Services Prices Set Records, Drive PPI for Residential Construction Inputs Higher

Eyes on Housing

The prices of goods used in residential construction ex-energy climbed 1.8% in November (not seasonally adjusted), according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The monthly increase was driven by price increases in nearly every product category.

What Agents Should Be Doing Every Day to Succeed With Leads

Top agents do this every day to succeed.do you? It’s all about the follow-up. Top agents shared their perfected processes, and we compiled it into a super easy visual to-do list for Real Estate lead follow up that wins. Get the list now!

Nail Your Listing Presentations by Making Them More “Meme”orable

Lighter Side of Real Estate

Landing yourself a listing appointment is hard enough, but then you still have to nail your presentation in order to walk out of it with a signed listing agreement in hand. It’s not an opportunity you want to squander.

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November housing starts post double-digit gains

Housing Wire

After dipping by 0.7% in October , housing starts were back up in November. They rose 11.8% month-over-month to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.68 million units, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

Homebuyers Are Going on a Shopping Spree This Winter

Keeping Current Matters

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, which means some shoppers have wrapped up their holiday buying. But there’s still a group of buyers that are very active this holiday season – homebuyers.

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Builder Sentiment Strong at Year’s End

Eyes on Housing

Despite inflation concerns and ongoing production bottlenecks, builder confidence edged higher for the fourth consecutive month on strong consumer demand and limited existing inventory.

The #1 Reason Why Sales Coaching is Critical to Your 2022 Sales Success

Speaker: Tim Hughes, Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Leadership Associates

Join Tim Hughes, Author of Social Selling – Influencing Buyers and Changemakers and Co-Founder/CEO of Digital Leadership Associates, as he details how investing in sales coaching will teach your team how to navigate social media and therefore create greater sales success.

Nail Your Listing Presentations by Making Them More “Meme”orable

Lighter Side of Real Estate

Landing yourself a listing appointment is hard enough, but then you still have to nail your presentation in order to walk out of it with a signed listing agreement in hand. It’s not an opportunity you want to squander.

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Housing starts and permits ruin Christmas for housing bears

Housing Wire

Today, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that housing starts came in as a beat at 1,679,000 for November. The more critical number of housing permits came in 1,712,000, a solid uptick from last month, and we saw slightly positive revisions to previous numbers.

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How Does a Title Search Work

Realty Biz

When you’re buying a home, you’ll need a title search so that you can get title insurance. Title searches can also reassure buyers, making sure there is a smaller chance of problems with the title later on.

Suburban Shift Continues for Multifamily

Eyes on Housing

In the third quarter of 2021 apartments and other multifamily residential construction showed a continuation of the suburban shift that was characteristic of prior quarters, per the most recent data from NAHB’s Home Building Geography Index.

How Sales Enablement is Supporting Social Selling in 2022

Speaker: Brynne Tillman CEO | LinkedIn Whisperer at Social Sales Link

In this 1-hour session, Brynne Tillman from Social Sales Link will teach you why Sales Enablement teams should own Social Selling

24 Qualifying Questions to Ask a Realtor Before You Hire One

HomeLight

It’s been said that selecting a real estate agent is much like dating. During that first meeting, you’re asking them questions to determine if it’ll be a good fit. With an agent, you are trusting someone with what is most likely one of the largest and most important decisions a person can make.

Mike Fratantoni on MBA’s 2022 mortgage market forecast

Housing Wire

The last two years have been a wild ride. We’ve had the sharpest and yet also the shortest recession in history, record-low mortgage rates leading to record origination volumes, and record home prices as housing demand far outstripped supply.

Will home prices drop in 2022? (Podcast)

The Mortgage Report

If you're eyeing a new home purchase, you're probably wondering where home prices are headed in 2022. Here's what you should know. Mortgage News Real Estate

Federal Reserve Outlook: Housing Considerations

Eyes on Housing

At the conclusion of its December policy meeting, the Federal Reserve announced changes to its outlook and projections that move monetary policy further away from the accommodative stance that has supported the economic rebound from the 2020 recession.

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The Secret to Building Successful Digital Sales Programs in 2022 and Beyond

Speaker: Jordi Gili, International Speaker, Managing Director at Execus, Professor Geneva Business School

In this session Prof. Jordi Gili with the Geneva Business School will share key learnings from digital sales programs and will hint at the Key Performance Indicators that Digital Sales programs should aspire to in 2023.

What Makes Your Property Value Increase? 12 Key Factors To Watch

HomeLight

If you own a home or are considering buying or selling a home, you may be wondering what makes property value increase. Bloomberg claims that the recent increase in property values across the U.S. can be attributed to supply and demand.

FHFA takes a swing at racial bias in appraisal

Housing Wire

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is the latest stakeholder to examine how racial bias may creep into property valuations.

Fed policy changes will push mortgage rates higher, sooner

The Mortgage Report

The Federal Reserve will accelerate the tapering of mortgage-backed securities to combat inflation, likely sending interest rates up in 2022. Mortgage Rates

Flow of Funds: Mortgages Show Outsized Increase

Eyes on Housing

The latest results from the Federal Reserve’s Z.1

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