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What’s Actually Happening with Home Prices Today?

Keeping Current Matters

One of the biggest questions people are asking right now is: what’s happening with home prices? For Buyers For Sellers Housing Market Updates Pricing Content Hub

Why I Should Consider a Short Sale

Realty Biz

More than 5.6 million homes were sold in the United States alone in 2020. Many more homes have been sold since then and some have even gone through short sales. But what is a short sale exactly, and how is it any different than a regular sale, bankruptcy, or foreclosure?

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Home Price Growth Eased in June

Eyes on Housing

Home price growth decelerated in June and home prices grew at a single-digit annual rate for the first time in the past 23 months. As housing demand is softening, with declines for existing home sales and new home sales and weakened single-family starts, home price growth is expected to slow.

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Mountain West Financial steps back from wholesale lending

Housing Wire

Add mortgage lender Mountain West Financial to the list of victims of the price war in the wholesale channel. The Redlands, California-based company informed its broker network last week that it has “made the difficult decision to take a step back from wholesale lending,” according to a spokesperson.

Rise of The Apps: Building Your Dream Tech Stack For Real Estate Success

Speaker: Trey Willard, Realtor/Team Leader at Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

In this webinar, Keller Williams Team Leader Trey Willard will teach you how to create a winning tech stack, and how to leverage apps for real estate success.

Buyers: You May Face Less Competition as Bidding Wars Ease

Keeping Current Matters

One of the top stories in recent real estate headlines was the intensity and frequency of bidding wars. First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Housing Market Updates Move-Up Buyers Content Hub

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4 techniques to learn how to become more naturally confident

The American Genius for Real Estate

Taking an acting class is not just for aspiring stars, it can help you be more naturally confident in your daily conversations and speech. Real Estate Marketing acting closing confident Real Estate News

Hidden Gems in Charleston: Diving into South Carolina’s Largest City

Redfin

The largest city in South Carolina, Charleston, also referred to as “The Holy City,” is well known for its cobblestone streets, historic charm, and waterfront views. With so many activities to do in and around the city, you may be struggling to figure out what to do first.

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Faces and prices

1000Watt

Why is so much real estate marketing, aside from listings, just faces and prices? The postcards roll into my mailbox like this: Impeccably dressed, smiling Realtor situated to the side of the latest neighborhood sale price. There’s a chart. A website URL. Phone number.

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OWNS ETF taps capital markets to close racial-wealth gap

Housing Wire

The Impact Shares Affordable Housing MBS ETF, also known as OWNS, is an exchange-traded fund with the ambitious mission of seeking to tap the capital markets to address long-standing affordable-housing and racial-wealth gap issues in U.S. society.

Real Estate Solutions: How to Crush Your Sales Goals and Fuel Your Pipeline

Speaker: Mary Maloney, Founder & Team Leader at Hometown Realty

In this webinar, Mary Maloney will demonstrate a methodology that will help you create a pipeline with continuous prospects.

New Homes May Have the Incentives You’re Looking for Today

Keeping Current Matters

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, this year, builders are on pace to complete more than a million new homes in this country. First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Housing Market Updates Move-Up Buyers New Construction

Stucco and Vinyl were the Most Common Siding Materials on New Homes in 2021

Eyes on Housing

According to the annual data from the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction (SOC), stucco was the most common principal siding material on new single-family homes started in 2021 (28 percent), followed by vinyl siding (24 percent), fiber cement siding (such as Hardiplank or Hardiboard (23 percent) and, brick or brick veneer (19 percent).

Surprise! Google searches for “sell my house” explode

Real Trends

It looks like inventory is about to get a boost. An analysis of Google search data reveals that searches for ‘sell my house’ exploded 147% in the United States as of July 2022 — the highest level in internet history for America, according to luxury real estate platform RubyHome.

Opinion: Taming inflation requires making housing affordability a national priority

Housing Wire

Inflation slowed more than expected in July , the result of a dip in gas and energy prices. But soaring housing costs continue to weigh heavily on family budgets. Rents and home purchase prices are up – 17% and 20% respectively – from last year.

The Complete Realtor: Tools to Successfully Manage Your Personal Life, Career, and Health

Speaker: Marki Lemons Ryhal, REALTOR, Keynote Speaker, 4X International Best Selling Author, and Podcaster at ReMarkiTable, LLC

In this webinar, Marki Lemons Ryhal will teach you how you can pivot and succeed as a real estate agent in the face of adversity!

Early 2022 Was The Culprit

BubbleInfo

Yesterday’s Case-Shiller Index for San Diego was 425.26, which is 11% higher than it was in January. But check how the trend increased between January and now. Prices rose as fast as ever in early 2021 (yellow above).

Private Residential Spending Slides in July

Eyes on Housing

Private residential construction spending declined further in July, as rising mortgage rates and elevated construction costs put a damper on the market. It fell 1.5% in July, down for the second straight month, according to NAHB’s analysis of the Census Construction Spending data.

Ask Brian: New Agent Looking for First Clients

Realty Biz

Ask Brian is a weekly column by Real Estate Expert Brian Kline. If you have questions on real estate investing, DIY, home buying/selling, or other housing inquiries please email your questions to askbrian@realtybiznews.com.

AmeriSave exits wholesale channel, cuts staff

Housing Wire

Atlanta-based AmeriSave Mortgage Corp. exited the wholesale channel this week, a decision that comes after the mortgage lender has imposed rounds of layoffs across the company, according to former employees and business partners. .

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Database Restoration: How to Revive Dead Leads and Generate New Ones

Speaker: Rivers Pearce, CEO of W8LESS

In this session Rivers Pierce, CEO of W8LESS, will teach you how winning agents restore and revive their database to continue to gain market share!

Buy Houses With Cash: Advantages and Disadvantages Explained

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

The Guide to Buy Houses With Cash Is buying a house with cash a good idea? If you have the money available to allow you to buy houses for cash, is it the best option? The answers to these questions may not be completely apparent. While it will make buying the home more straightforward, the […].

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Revolving Consumer Credit Posts Double-Digit Increase in Q2 2022

Eyes on Housing

Non-real estate consumer credit grew at a seasonal adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 8.7% in the second quarter of 2022 according to the Federal Reserve’s latest G.19 Consumer Credit report. Revolving debt climbed 14.6% (SAAR), double the increase in nonrevolving debt (+6.9%).

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What to Know Before Investing in Vacant Land

Realty Biz

Despite concerns about its sustainability , the real estate market is going through a boom. While the real estate market is focused chiefly on buying and selling built properties, investing in vacant land can also give you good returns.

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Homepoint lays off off more than 100 employees

Housing Wire

Homepoint laid off more than 100 employees this week as it feels the effects of the price war in the wholesale lending space.

The Real Estate Pulse: Analyzing the 2022 Housing Market

Speaker: Grier Allen, CEO and Co-Founder of BoomTown

In this session, Grier Allen, CEO and Co-Founder of BoomTown, will breakdown the top housing trends for 2022, and help you navigate the constant changes in the market so that you can achieve success!

What Does a Home Appraisal Consist of When Selling a House?

HomeLight

It’s natural to be curious about how a home appraisal works, especially when you’re in the process of selling and an interested buyer is relying on loan assistance to afford your asking price.

Solid Job Gains in August

Eyes on Housing

Job growth remained solid in August, with 315,000 net job growth. However, the unemployment rate rose 0.2 percentage points to 3.7% in August, as the labor market participation rate expanded.

How Long Does Private Mortgage Insurance Last?

Realty Biz

Private mortgage insurance, also known as PMI, protects the lender in case the borrower defaults on their loan. Borrowers tend to try to avoid PMI because it is expensive, and it does not benefit the borrower who pays for it.

Job growth beats expectations in August

Housing Wire

Even in the midst of a housing recession , job growth remains strong. August total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 315,000 jobs from the month prior , according to data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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