Sat.Apr 16, 2022 - Fri.Apr 22, 2022

Opinion: Regulation of title fee rates is already rigorous

Housing Wire

When the COVID-19 pandemic shut the country down in 2020, title and settlement professionals were deemed essential and continued to help consumers purchase homes and refinance mortgages.

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Why “Days on Market” Matters to Home Buyers When Selling a House

HomeLight

The amount of time a home spends on a market (a statistic known as “days on market”) depends on a variety of factors like location, market trends, how your listing is marketed, and pricing.

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Your Sphere: The Fastest and Most Consistent Way to Earn Business

RIS Media

As a team leader and coach with Workman Success Systems, one of the recurring challenges I hear from agents is that the market is being inundated with new agents. Listing inventory is already lean, and every prospect seems to already “know” an agent.

Why This Housing Market Is Not a Bubble Ready To Pop

Keeping Current Matters

Homeownership has become a major element in achieving the American Dream. For Buyers For Sellers Foreclosures Housing Market Updates Pricing Content Hub

Kick-Off Your Summer With Never-Ending Prospects

Speaker: Kevin Smullin, Founder, 2Q Lead Generation Strategies

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

The VA’s little-known program for Native American veterans

Housing Wire

A Department of Veterans Affairs lending program for Native American veterans has been severely underutilized, a government watchdog found.

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Zillow testing major changes to Premier Agent program

Real Trends

Starting May 25, “several hundred” real estate agents in the Raleigh, North Carolina and Denver metro areas will no longer have access to Premier Agent , thanks to major changes coming to Zillow ’s lead generating platform.

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How To Approach Rising Mortgage Rates as a Buyer

Keeping Current Matters

In the last few weeks, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac inched up to 5%. Buying Myths First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Housing Market Updates Interest Rates Move-Up Buyers Content Hub

FHA adds 40-year loan term to COVID-19 arsenal

Housing Wire

The Federal Housing Administration told mortgage servicers that they can now offer a 40-year loan term as a COVID-19 recovery option. Servicers for FHA-insured mortgages can offer the modification immediately, according to the latest update to FHA’s mortgage lending policies.

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Buyers’ Perceptions of Housing Availability Fall Back to 2018 Levels

Eyes on Housing

Buyers’ expectations of housing availability continue to worsen. At its peak in the 4th quarter of 2020, 36% expected the home search to get easier in the months ahead. After five straight drops, the share is now 17% – a level not seen since 2018.

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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!

The evolution of the more productive real estate agent 

Real Trends

Bonnie Williamson never intended to be a real estate agent. As a French major and Russian and political science minor at the University of Michigan, Williamson had initially entertained the idea of going into politics.

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Is It Time To Buy a Smaller Home?

Keeping Current Matters

Life events can have a major impact on what you need from your home, and retirement is one of the biggest changes many of us face. Baby Boomers For Buyers For Sellers Senior Market

The housing market is still savagely unhealthy

Housing Wire

The National Association of Realtors reported that existing home sales for March came in as a miss of estimate at 5.77 million.

High Home Prices Are Leading More Buyers To Give Up Home Search

Eyes on Housing

An earlier post revealed that 67% of buyers who were actively engaged in the process of finding a home in the 1st quarter of 2022 have spent 3+ months searching for a home without success.

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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!

Burying a St. Joseph Statue to Help Sell Your Home: History and Instructions

HomeLight

Even in a seller’s market, selling a house can be a lengthy ordeal. From catching up on those repairs you’ve put off for years, to staging, showings and longing to get competitive offers, the process can leave you wanting assistance.

Why Pre-Approval Is an Important Step for Today’s Homebuyers

Keeping Current Matters

Being intentional and competitive are musts when buying a home this season. Buying Myths First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Move-Up Buyers Content Hub

Opinion: How GSE reform could create a healthier housing market?

Housing Wire

In the first article of this series, I discussed the argument for turning Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into public utilities, which would result in more Americans having fair access to mortgage services.

Housing Demand Is Softening

Eyes on Housing

The share of adults planning a home purchase within a year fell for a third straight quarter in the first three months of 2022, down to 13%. The last time fewer American adults intended to buy a home was in the second quarter of 2020 (11%).

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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!

5 Killer Tips to Get Your Home Sold Fast

Realty Biz

How to Make Your House Ready to Be Listed For Sale. When you list your home for sale, you’ll want to put your best foot forward. Many things go into a successful home sale, including setting the right price and hiring an outstanding real estate agent.

How to Prep Your House For Sale and Attract Buyers

HomeLight

When selling a home, there’s a lot of work just to prep your house for sale. However, real estate agents say it’s not uncommon for clients to forget something when prepping.

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Fannie Mae cuts origination projection, forecasts recession in 2023

Housing Wire

Fannie Mae has lowered its mortgage origination forecasts for 2022 and 2023 due to the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) aggressive inflation-fighting monetary policy and corresponding volatility in the mortgage market.

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Single-Family Permits Weaken in March

Eyes on Housing

Single-family starts permits declined in March, as higher interest rates weighed on housing affordability and produced a fourth straight decline for the NAHB/Wells Fargo HMI. Additionally, the cost and availability of materials, lumber, labor and lots remain key supply-side headwinds.

#Trending: How to Leverage Instagram’s Algorithm to Build Your Pipeline

Speaker: Eric Simon, Founder of The Broke Agent Media | Matt Lionetti, Real Estate Salesperson at The Agency

In this session, The Broke Agent and Matt Lionetti will break down the strategies they utilize to grow their Instagram accounts to over 360,000 and 40,000 followers. They will also discuss vertical video, podcasting, and the importance of producing consistent content!

What to Do Before Offering on a Home

RIS Media

Are you in the process of considering whether to purchase a home? If so, you may be wondering about the steps you should take before making an offer on the house. Let’s look at some of the key things to consider before placing an offer on a property you love.

A Handy Seller’s Guide To Staging a House While Living In It

HomeLight

Most home sellers face the common conundrum of trying to sell their home while still living in it. A quick search of online listings will reveal the range of those showcasing uninhabited houses, obviously staged ones, and then even more obviously lived-in homes.

Wells Fargo cuts mortgage jobs amid poor outlook

Housing Wire

A Wells Fargo bank branch. Wells Fargo & Co., the top depositary mortgage lender in the country, is cutting jobs in its home lending business, just days after reporting weak mortgage earnings in the first quarter of 2022.

High Building Materials Prices Erode Preference for New Construction

Eyes on Housing

Preference for newly constructed homes skyrocketed in 2020, as buyers looked for homes with more square footage and amenities in which to work remotely, school children, exercise, etc. By the fourth quarter of 2020, 42% of prospective buyers preferred new construction.

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Close more deals from social media leads in 2022! This three-chapter eBook covers the fundamentals of building a digital strategy. You’ll hear from top industry experts and get exclusive insights into how you can become the social-savvy agent. Get your copy today!