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Will we start 2022 with all-time lows in housing inventory?

Housing Wire

My biggest concern for housing in the years 2020-2024 was that if the demographic push in demand picks up and total home sales get over 6. 2 million , we could be at risk of housing inventory falling to such low levels that I would have to categorize this housing market as unhealthy.

Two Reasons Why Waiting To Buy a Home Will Cost You

Keeping Current Matters

If you’re a homeowner who’s decided your current house no longer fits your needs, or a renter with a strong desire to become a homeowner, you may be hoping that waiting until next year could mean better market conditions to purchase a home.

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Why It Just Became Much Easier To Buy a Home

Keeping Current Matters

Since the pandemic began, Americans have reevaluated the meaning of the word home. That’s led some renters to realize the many benefits of homeownership, including the feelings of security and stability and the financial benefits that come with rising home equity.

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One in Four New Homes are Infills or Teardowns in Older Neighborhoods

Eyes on Housing

According to the latest Annual Builder Practices Survey (ABPS), one in four new single-family detached homes were built in established neighborhoods in 2020.

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.

Will the housing market continue its hot streak in 2022?

Housing Wire

As we approach the end of another hot year for the market, homebuyers and sellers are eagerly looking ahead to the 2022 housing market. Will the market continue its streak of strong growth, or are we finally about to see a slow down?

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Win When You Sell (And When You Move)

Keeping Current Matters

If you’re trying to decide when to sell your house, there may not be a better time than this winter. Selling this season means you can take advantage of today’s strong sellers’ market when you make a move. Win When You Sell.

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Strong Regional Growth Amid Lessened Suburban Shift: Q3 2021 HBGI

Eyes on Housing

The suburban shift for single-family home building, which was precipitated in large part by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last year continues.

Mortgage rates move slowly despite tightening market

Housing Wire

Mortgage rates decreased one basis point to 3.10% in the week ending Dec. 9, remaining low and stable despite tighter housing supply and affordability, according to the latest Freddie Mac PMMS mortgage report.

10 Affordable Seattle Suburbs to Consider Buying a Home In

Redfin

As the birthplace of Starbucks and home to the oldest continuously operating farmer’s market in the country, it’s no wonder about 740,000 people live in Seattle, Washington.

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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!

Struggling To Find a Home To Buy? New Construction May Be an Option.

Keeping Current Matters

There’s no question that the financial benefits of selling a house are outstanding today. Now is truly a great time to list if you’re ready to make a change. But if you do sell your house right now, you may be wondering where you’ll go when you move.

Construction Job Openings Surge

Eyes on Housing

The labor market continues to tighten, especially for the construction industry. The count of open construction jobs increased to 410,000 unfilled positions in October, the highest measure in the history of the data series (going back to late 2000).

Move over Fannie, the non-QM loan is in the fast lane

Housing Wire

In the world of mortgage-financing, there exists a product line defined by what it is not — non-qualified mortgage (non-QM), non-prime, non-agency or an alternative-documentation loan.

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6 Factors To Consider Before Building A Post-Pandemic Home

Realty Biz

Since time immemorial, architects have had to design homes according to personal styles, current trends, government regulations, and topography. With the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), lifestyles and daily routines were irreversibly changed.

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.

How to choose the right type of refinance for you

The Mortgage Report

It can be challenging to pick the best type of refinance loan for your situation, but this guide will help you understand your best refinance options. Refinance

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Inflation Surges in November

Eyes on Housing

In November, consumer prices increased by 6.8% from a year ago. It marks the largest year-over-year gain since June 1982. Supply-chain constraints and strong consumer demand related to the pandemic and the reopening of the economy have contributed to recent price increases in some sectors.

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How did the pandemic change the state of the appraisal market?

Housing Wire

The HousingWire award spotlight series highlights the companies that have been recognized through our Editors’ Choice Awards. Nominations for HousingWire’s Tech100 award are now open through next Friday, December 17, 2021. To submit your company, go here.

Planning to Sell Your Home? Here’s How to Protect and Increase Home Value on a Budget

Redfin

It’s true that boosting the value of your home can get expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. From embracing the natural light inside your home to improving your curb appeal, there are many home upgrades that can increase home value and make a big impact, without breaking the bank.

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

Job change? You can still get mortgage-approved

The Mortgage Report

Changing jobs probably won't jeopardize your mortgage approval, but switching careers might. Understand how lenders will view your move. Mortgage Strategy Gina Pogol Housing Mortgage mortgage rates Real Estate

Tips for Creating Real Estate Videos That Drive Sales

Realty Biz

If you want to boost sales in real estate and draw more attention to your listings or professional profile, publishing a high-quality video online can be a thing. According to Statista, around 93% of home buyers used online websites when searching for homes in the US.

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All-cash transactions under scrutiny of Biden administration

Housing Wire

The Biden administration announced on Monday that it is looking to expand reporting requirements on all-cash real estate transactions. The announcement came via a U.S. Treasury Department notice seeking public comment on this potential regulation.

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Do More with Your Holiday Lights

American Lifestyle

The post Do More with Your Holiday Lights appeared first on American Lifestyle Magazine. Christmas Decorate Holiday Decor Decor Decorating Holiday Holiday Lights Seasonal String Lights

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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.

Move The Dip

BubbleInfo

16-month investigation and $500,000? Heck, just follow my red line, and add some houses while you’re at it!

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Real Estate Software for 2022

Realty Biz

Just like any other industry today, real estate benefits from using the most advanced and up-to-date tools available to professionals in the field.

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Cash-out refis are in high demand as equity levels skyrocket

Housing Wire

Record home price appreciation in recent years has pushed tappable home equity to new heights. According to a report published by data vendor Black Knight this week, the third quarter of 2021 saw a nearly $250 billion dollar increase in tappable equity—a record.

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Hilarious listing pictures that make us question the legality of virtual staging

The American Genius for Real Estate

(MARKETING) Virtual staging can be a lifesaver in some situations, but some are just so downright drastic it's laughable. The post Hilarious listing pictures that make us question the legality of virtual staging appeared first on The American Genius Real Estate.

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