Sat.Sep 12, 2020 - Fri.Sep 18, 2020

Pandemic drives more interest in real estate careers

Housing Wire

For Victoria Murphy, a RE/MAX agent in Oahu, Hawaii, getting her Realtor license was always a part of her plan. But shut-down orders in March helped push the college student to get it done.

Is Now a Good Time to Move?

Keeping Current Matters

How long have you lived in your current home? If it’s been a while, you may be thinking about moving. According to the latest Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), in 2019, homeowners were living in their homes for an average of 10 years.

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5 Ways Big Data Drives Innovation in Real Estate

RIS Media

It’s a complicated, competitive world out there, made even more complex by the powerful pandemic that turned life upside-down for so many people. For real estate brokers, agents and investors, the initial freeze on the residential real estate market quickly turned to frenzy.

2021 = Market Compression


The 2021 selling season should be the craziest market in the history of the world. My theory: The covid-19 pandemic has jumbled the usual timing of the elective movers, and we are experiencing a not-natural compression of reasons to move.

Mortgage lending volume in 2020 likely to break records

Housing Wire

Fannie Mae , the world’s largest mortgage financier, said mortgage lending this year probably will reach an all-time high of $3.9 trillion. The dollar-volume record will be boosted by $2.4

The Surging Real Estate Market Continues to Climb

Keeping Current Matters

Earlier this year, announced the release of the Housing Recovery Index , a weekly guide showing how the pandemic has impacted the residential real estate market.

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The 2020 U.S. Homebuyer: New Price Ceilings, New Housing Needs


Almost overnight, our homes became our everything. But after forcing everyone inside, the pandemic laid bare the inadequacies and shortcomings of our homes.

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Fed says expect low rates through 2023

Housing Wire

The Federal Reserve left its overnight lending rate unchanged on Wednesday at the end of its last meeting before the Nov. 3 presidential election and said it expects to keep it near zero for more than a year.

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How Low Inventory May Impact the Housing Market This Fall

Keeping Current Matters

Real estate continues to be called the ‘ bright spot ’ in the current economy, but there’s one thing that may hold the housing market back from achieving its full potential this year: the lack of homes for sale.

Easy Breezy | 5 Homes with Delightful Front Porches

Sotheby's International Real Estate

At homes in locales from Cape Cod to California, the front porch, which normally serves as a mere introduction, becomes a destination in its own right, perfect for soaking up the best of every season. East Coast Style in a Scenic California Setting.

Fraud Protection During COVID-19 Pandemic

RIS Media

Consumer protection and fraud prevention continue to be critical during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Mortgage modifications are on the rise, MBA says

Housing Wire

Forbearance exits measuring how many borrowers cancelled agreements to suspend mortgage payments rose to a one-month high in September’s first week, led by a surge in loan modifications, according to a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association on Monday.

Two New Surveys Indicate Urban to Suburban Lean

Keeping Current Matters

There has been much talk around the possibility that Americans are feeling less enamored with the benefits of living in a large city and now may be longing for the open spaces that suburban and rural areas provide.

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Canadian Immigration Resumes Big Declines, As Permanent Resident Numbers Plummet

Better Dwelling

Canadian immigration numbers have resumed massive drops, after briefly showing improvement in June. Government of Canada (GoC) data shows permanent resident arrivals made big declines in July. The previous month had briefly seen the declines shrink in size, providing optimism to real estate markets.

Fed to Keep Rates Near Zero Until at Least 2024 Unless New Conditions Met

RIS Media

On Wednesday, Sept. 17 the Federal Reserve stated it was planning to keep interest rates near zero until at least 2024.

More young adults live at home now than during the Great Depression

Housing Wire

While at the beginning of the year it seemed like Millennials and Generation Z were going to take hold of the housing market in 2020, the pandemic drastically changed that prediction.

3 Keys to Finish 2020 Strong & Start 2021 Even Stronger [LIVE WEBINAR]

Keeping Current Matters

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week of September 2020

Sotheby's International Real Estate

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles, and home. New Canaan, Connecticut | Leslie Razook & Inger Stringfellow , William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty .

The 4 Cornerstones of Real Estate

RIS Media

You may find yourself wondering: What does it take to be one of the best in the real estate industry? To be the best, you have to know the four cornerstones.

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LoanDepot could make public debut this year at up to $15B

Housing Wire

LoanDepot is poised to go public later this year, becoming “Lyft to Rocket Mortgage’s Uber,” according to a new report. The California-based mortgage lender headed by Anthony Hsieh could be worth between $12 billion and $14 billion in an IPO, according to Bloomberg ‘s sources.

The best way to refinance: Avoid these 6 mistakes

The Morgtage Report

Refinance applicants can reduce their costs by avoiding mistakes during the application process. This is the best way to refinance. About Mortgages Housing Mortgage mortgage rates Pete Gerardo Real Estate Refinance

Your Fall Maintenance Checklist

American Lifestyle

The post Your Fall Maintenance Checklist appeared first on American Lifestyle Magazine. Home Improvement Autumn Fall Finance Financial Advice Home Advice Home Buying Home Loan Maintenance Real Estate Real Estate Agent Refinancing Repair

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Lemon, Garlic Sauce, Rosemary Make Flavorful Fish Dish

RIS Media

(TNS)—Rosemary adds a fragrant touch to sautéed fish fillets. I have used mahi-mahi, but any type of firm white fish will work. The cooking time depends on the size of the fish. Count about 8 minutes per inch of thickness.


MBA: 11 million households fell behind on rent or mortgages in second quarter

Housing Wire

In the second quarter of 2020 nearly 11 million households fell behind on their rent or mortgages – however nearly triple that number, approximately 30 million individuals, missed at least one student loan payment, according to a recent report from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Research Institute for Housing America.

Local Healthy Meal Delivery Service Serves Tasty Food and Supports Foster Children

Waterfront Properties

Amidst everything that has been happening in the past year, meal delivery services are swiftly gaining in popularity. National and international companies have made their way onto TV screens and into homes, some of which are shipped from other states and even other countries.


Inside a Resplendent Beverly Hills Estate

Sotheby's International Real Estate

An aura of timeless refinement and glamour fills this marvelous estate in Beverly Hills.

How to Spot a Scam Aimed at Older Adults

RIS Media

(TNS)—One day Jimmy Love of Wichita Falls, Texas, received a phone call that his grandson was in trouble. He didn’t think twice about sending $9,000 to help but soon realized he had been swindled. “I thought my grandson was really in trouble,” Love, 81, says.

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Builder confidence reaches 35-year high in September

Housing Wire

The National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo Housing Market Index rose five points to 83 in September – the highest score the series has seen since its inception 35 years ago, according to a release from NAHB on Wednesday.

10 Easy Ways to Break Into the Luxury Market (If You’re Not Rich)

The Close

So, you want to work with beautiful homes and high net worth individuals, but you don’t know how to break through into the world of luxury real estate. Maybe you have tried to farm to luxury homes but you didn’t get any responses. You probably feel like you are invisible to them.

Should climate change dictate where you buy a house?

The Morgtage Report

Climate change is putting millions of homes at risk. Use these climate change maps and expert advice to help inform your next home buying decision. Buying a home Homeownership Topics Real Estate