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The 2021 housing market recap by Logan Mohtashami

Housing Wire

A bullish housing market. What a year 2021 has been. We started the year with many pundits saying that the U.S. economic recovery was a false story and that we were about to embark on a second housing bubble crash due to forbearance. However, not only did the U.S.

6 Ways to Prevent A Remodeling Nightmare

Realty Biz

Unmet expectations, incomplete jobs, failed DIY projects — these cautionary tales plague homeowners and investors as they contemplate their home improvement projects.

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What is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)?

Realty Biz

Private mortgage insurance (PMI) might sound like something that will protect you if you can’t make a mortgage payment. There is some limited truth to that but mostly PMI is something that you pay as a homebuyer, but is for the benefit of your lender.

Key Things To Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage

Keeping Current Matters

Once you’ve found your dream home and applied for a mortgage, there are some key things to keep in mind before you close. Buying Myths For Buyers

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.

What’s next after a historic housing boom?

Housing Wire

This article is part of our HousingWire 2022 forecast series. After the series wraps early next year, join us on February 8 for the HW+ Virtual 2022 Forecast Event.

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Home insurance premiums rising faster than inflation

Realty Biz

If your home insurance policy is up for renewal, prepare to be shocked. That’s because rates are rising rapidly in many parts of the country due to what insurers say is increased risk from climate change. While homeowners’ insurance premiums are up by 4% on average, they have in fact increased by 11.4%

5 Tips for Making Your Best Offer on a Home

Keeping Current Matters

As a buyer in a sellers’ market, sometimes it can feel like you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. Buying Myths First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Move-Up Buyers Content Hub

Originators gear up for the purchase market

Housing Wire

This article is part of our HousingWire 2022 forecast series. After the series wraps early next year, join us on February 8 for the HW+ Virtual 2022 Forecast Event.

Top Posts of 2021: Higher Construction Material Costs

Eyes on Housing

With the end of 2021 approaching, NAHB’s Eye on Housing is reviewing the posts that attracted the most readers over the last year. In December, David Logan reported on data examining inflationary impacts on construction material costs.

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!

The Top Coldwell Banker Press Placements of 2021

Coldwell Banker

Extra, extra! Read the top 10 news items that ran from January through December of 2021 about Coldwell Banker and its stellar agents. This is just a sampling of the 14,000+ press placements that occurred throughout the year.

Expert Insights on the 2022 Housing Market

Keeping Current Matters

As we move into 2022, both buyers and sellers are wondering, what’s next? For Buyers For Sellers Housing Market Updates Interest Rates Pricing Content Hub

The secondary market is primed to rise in 2022

Housing Wire

This article is part of our HousingWire 2022 forecast series. After the series wraps early next year, join us on February 8 for the HW+ Virtual 2022 Forecast Event.

Top Posts of 2021: Material Shortages

Eyes on Housing

With the end of 2021 approaching, NAHB’s Eye on Housing is reviewing the posts that attracted the most readers over the last year. In May, Paul Emrath reported on data concerning supply shortages for builders.

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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.

New home sales declined in November amid rising prices

Realty Biz

Sales of new homes fell by 14% in November, well below expectations, due to rising prices that analysts say are forcing many prospective buyers out of the picture. The report from the U.S.

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Why Selling Your House with a Real Estate Professional Is Essential

Keeping Current Matters

Selling your house is no simple task. For Sellers FSBOs Selling Myths

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Aurora stays course on Better.com merger

Housing Wire

Blank check company Aurora Acquisition Corp. said on Monday that Vishal Garg is still Better.com ‘s CEO, and that it will keep the proposed merger with the digital mortgage lender.

Top Posts of 2021: Construction Times in 2020

Eyes on Housing

With the end of 2021 approaching, NAHB’s Eye on Housing is reviewing the posts that attracted the most readers over the last year. In June, Na Zhao analyzed data on construction times in 2020.

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

A Seller’s Home Appraisal Checklist: A Cheat Sheet for Your Home’s Final Exam

HomeLight

You’re so close to closing. You’ve agreed on price, a move-in date and a million other tiny details necessary for the buyers to take possession of this property. You’re ready to move on. Literally. The only thing that stands between you and a sale is the appraisal.

Tips to prevent winter property damage

Realty Biz

Homeowners need to take extra steps to protect their homes during the colder months, as the ice, wind and rain can wreak havoc at winter time. icicles hanging dangerously down from the roof covered with snow.

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HW+ Member Spotlight: Sarah DeCiantis

Housing Wire

This week’s HW+ member spotlight features Sarah DeCiantis, chief marketing officer at United Wholesale Mortgage. As a 2019 Vanguard and Women of Influence , DeCiantis is the catalyst behind United Wholesale Mortgage’s strategic approach to marketing, which has helped the company become the No.

Top Posts of 2021: Most Popular Kitchen Design Features

Eyes on Housing

With the end of 2021 approaching, NAHB’s Eye on Housing is reviewing the posts that attracted the most readers over the last year. In June, Paul Emrath analyzed data on kitchen design features.

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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 Is Home Equity and How Can I Use Mine in 2022?

HomeLight

Homeowners with mortgages saw their home equity blossom 31% in 2021, according to a report from CoreLogic, a remarkable increase for such a short period of time. As you map out your plans for 2022, you may be thinking of ways to keep building more equity or use what you’ve recently acquired.

How To Make Your Old House A Modern Marvel

Realty Biz

Old houses are full of charm and that is what adds to their appeal. In many cases, old houses can get more money when sold than some modern houses even though they need a lot of work solely because of how charming and interesting they can be.

Have you clearly defined your brokerage’s value proposition?

Housing Wire

This article is part of our HousingWire 2022 forecast series. After the series wraps early next year, join us on February 8 for the HW+ Virtual 2022 Forecast Event.

Goodbye 2021!

BubbleInfo

People say to me, “I bet you’re loving this market”, expecting that realtors are raking it up these days. Not really.

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