Sat.Sep 26, 2020 - Fri.Oct 02, 2020

No seasonal slowdown this year as real estate agents report a busier-than-usual fall

Housing Wire

Realtors can usually count on their biggest season being spring, followed by summer, but nothing about 2020 has been normal, including home-buying patterns. With shut-down orders in the spring, summer became the new home-buying season, but homebuyers were still incredibly active in August.

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Why Selling this Fall May Be Your Best Move

Keeping Current Matters

If you’re thinking about moving, selling your house this fall might be the way to go. Here are four highlights in the housing market that may make your decision to sell this fall an easy one. Buyers Are Actively in the Market.

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4 New iOS Features to Boost Productivity

RIS Media

The new Apple iOS 14 update has caused a flood of images featuring aesthetic home screens and articles with detailed design tutorials. While the update is clearly recognized for its visual appeal, it also makes many tasks simpler.

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Toronto Condo Rental Inventory Is Soaring, and It Might Be Driving People To Sell

Better Dwelling

Toronto condo rentals are seeing the most inventory in recent memory. Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (TRREB) data prepared by Toronto Realtor Daniel Foch shows rental inventory is still much higher than usual in September.

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Mortgage rates decline this week

Housing Wire

The average U.S. mortgage rate for a 30-year fixed loan is 2.88% this week, falling from last week’s 2.9% , Freddie Mac said in a report on Thursday. The rate is now two basis points from an all-time low set three weeks ago.

Where Are Home Values Headed Over the Next 12 Months?

Keeping Current Matters

As shelter-in-place orders were implemented earlier this year, many questioned what the shutdown would mean to the real estate market. Specifically, there was concern about home values. After years of rising home prices, would 2020 be the year this appreciation trend would come to a screeching halt?

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Canadian Mortgage Debt Passes 80% of GDP For The First Time

Better Dwelling

Canadians love mortgage debt, and most households consider it low risk. However, they might love it a little too much. Mortgage debt has seen astronomical growth over the past couple of decades.

Home-price index gains the most since 2018

Housing Wire

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller index of home prices in 20 U.S. cities gained 3.9% in July from a year ago, the biggest advance since 2018, as rock-bottom mortgage rates made it possible for people to bid higher for properties. The increase was bigger than the 3.5%

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Housing Market on Track to Beat Last Year’s Success

Keeping Current Matters

Back in March, as the nation’s economy was shut down because of the coronavirus, many were predicting the real estate market would face a major collapse. Some forecasts called for a 15-20% decline in transactions. However, six months later, it seems as though the housing market has fully recovered.

If These Walls Could Talk | 5 Historic Homes

Sotheby's International Real Estate

In storied locations from Sag Harbor to Sonoma, these irreplaceable homes offer the opportunity to own a personal piece of American history. A Cape Cod Classic. Yarmouth Point, Massachusetts | Parke Madden , Sotheby’s International Realty – Osterville Brokerage.

Atlanta Real Estate Market Overview 2020

Norada Real Estate

This article has been updated to reflect recent changes in the Atlanta real estate market due to COVID-19. Metro Atlanta housing market has experienced a smooth recovery by far.

Brokerage uses VR to get consumers inside houses that haven’t been built yet

Housing Wire

Urban District Realty , a Washington, D.C.-based based brokerage, announced last week the launch of its custom real estate listing system, PROJETO. This system uses virtual reality technology which allows clients to be put in a virtual representation of a property that hasn’t been built yet.

Buyers Are Finding More Space in the Luxury Home Market

Keeping Current Matters

A year ago, additional space and extra amenities had a very different feel for homebuyers. Today, the health crisis has brought to light how valuable more square footage and carefully designed floorplans can be.

This Week’s Top Stories: Canadian Real Estate Prices Forecasted To Fall, As Households Make Fewer Payments

Better Dwelling

Time for your cheat sheet on this week’s most important stories. Canadian Real Estate Moody’s Doubles Down On Forecast Of Canadian Real Estate Prices Falling Soon One of the world’s largest credit rating agencies confirmed an early forecast of falling home prices in Canada.

CEO Exchange: How Do You Support Your Agents Amid a Pandemic?

RIS Media

A lot has changed in the last six months. In real estate, this is reflected not only in how consumers behave, but also in how brokerages have had to shift their business models, starting at the leadership level and trickling down to agents.

Consumer confidence posts biggest surge in 17 years

Housing Wire

Consumer confidence, a key measure in gauging whether people are willing to make big-ticket purchases like homes , surged the most in more than 17 years during September, surpassing the expectations of economists. The gauge rose to 101.8,

Wide Open Spaces | 5 Homes With Impressive Atriums

Sotheby's International Real Estate

The history of the atrium goes back to ancient Rome, where an interior grand, open space served as the focal point of the home.

Canadian Real Estate Buyers Trying To Walk Away From Purchases Become “Rampant”

Better Dwelling

Canadian real estate buyers are starting to ghost sellers, after making offers. Marvin Alexander, president of Keller Williams Realty Centres, a Greater Toronto-based brokerage, notes an unusual uptick of buyers not delivering deposit cheques. He’s not alone.

Pending Home Sales Continue With Upward Momentum

RIS Media

Pending home sales continued with upward momentum in August. According to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), pending home sales for the month marked four consecutive months of growth, with gains across all major regions in both month-over-month and year-over-year transactions.

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New home sales hot but not bubbly

Housing Wire

The recent new home sales data is at levels last seen in 2006, with monthly supply data back down to the low levels when new home sales data was really good. No, this is not a new home sales housing bubble as we are far from total new home sales being where they were in 2005.

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Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time

American Lifestyle

The post Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time appeared first on American Lifestyle Magazine. Buying & Selling Finance Financial Advice Home Advice Home Buying Home Loan Real Estate Real Estate Agent Refinancing Seller Selling

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Who has the best refinance rates? Top 24 lenders ranked

The Morgtage Report

We ranked 2019's top 24 lenders to find out who has the best refinance rates, best cash-out refinance rates, and lowest refinance closing costs. Mortgage Rates Refinance

Worth it to Refinance? Current Low Rates Create Possible Savings Opportunity

RIS Media

The coronavirus pandemic has caused buyers to flood the markets. Mortgage interest rates are at historic lows, driving increased activity and a shortage of inventory nationwide. But what about mortgage refinancing to take advantage of low rates?

Pending home sales at an all-time high! Now what?

Housing Wire

Riddle me this: How can home sales grow when we have no homes to buy? When a monthly home sales print fails to meet expectations the excuse often used is that inventory is too low to meet the demand.

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Interior Design Secrets to Elevate Your Style


Image: Africa Studio / Most people believe that the size of their house, its location and the floorplan are the most important factors of their house, but this isn’t actually true. Rather, a home’s style is of utmost importance.

Inside a Classically Elegant Home in Houston

Sotheby's International Real Estate

Houston may be one of the fastest growing cities in the country—with a reputation for its focus on contemporary art and culture, superior restaurants, and innovative cocktails—but this refined five-bedroom estate remains steadfast in its reverence for classical American design.

Mayo Clinic Minute: The Importance of Stretching Throughout Your Workday

RIS Media

(TNS)—With some gyms closed and a number of people working from home, the COVID-19 pandemic has made it more difficult for many people to get in their daily workout.

Rocket Mortgage strikes big advertising deal with

Housing Wire and Rocket Mortgage , two of the biggest companies in the digital real estate space, have formed a key advertising partnership that their competitors are sure to notice.

How to buy a house with a 600 credit score

The Morgtage Report

It's possible to buy a house with a 600 credit score, as long as you meet other mortgage requirements. Learn about 600 credit score home loans here. Buying a home FICO & Credit Scores First-Time Home Buyers

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Sailfish Marina Sunset Celebration

Waterfront Properties

In the midst of the upscale tropical island setting of Sailfish Marina, you will find the premiere arts and crafts show of the Palm Beaches.