Sat.Jan 15, 2022 - Fri.Jan 21, 2022

Milo launches a crypto mortgage product

Housing Wire

Milo , a Miami-based digital lender, will soon offer a crypto mortgage to clients with digital assets. And the company claims that there is already a waitlist for the product. According to Milo’s press release , clients who use the company’s services can pledge their Bitcoin to purchase a property.

Sellers: Don’t Wait Until Spring To Make Your Move

Keeping Current Matters

As you plan out your goals for the year, moving up to your dream home may top the list. For Sellers Interest Rates Pricing Selling Myths Content Hub

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How Long Does a Title Search Take

RIS Media

There is one common element to all real estate purchases. It would be best to make sure that the property you are interested in has a clear title. As obvious as this step seems, many seem to ignore it.

Existing Home Sales Strongest Since 2006 Despite Supply Limits

Eyes on Housing

Fueled by low mortgage interest rates and strong demand, annual existing home sales reached 15-year high in 2021, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

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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.

Did existing home sales peak in 2021?

Housing Wire

The National Association of Realtors reported that existing home sales for December came in as a miss of estimates at 6.18 million. This number is in line with my sales range for 2021 of 5.84 million to 6.2 million, but a tad higher than my existing home sales range for 2022, which is between 5.74

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What Problems Must Be Fixed After a Home Inspection

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

Are Fixes Mandatory For A Seller After an Inspection? Many potential buyers ask if a seller must make fixes after a house inspection. The answer is no. There are no mandatory repairs for a home seller after the home inspection.

2021 U.S. Population Growth Lowest on Record

Eyes on Housing

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the of the United States increased by 393,000 to an estimated 332 million from the previous year. In 2021, the estimated population growth rate of 0.12 percent was the lowest since the Bureau began collecting this data beginning in 1900.

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Purchase mortgage volume projected to clear $2.1T in ’22, ’23

Housing Wire

Despite the expected rise in interest rates, the single-family housing market will continue to be boom in 2022, according to a report published by Freddie Mac this week.

Achieving the Dream of Homeownership

Keeping Current Matters

Homeownership has long been considered the American Dream, and it’s one every American should feel confident and powerful pursuing. First Time Home Buyers For Buyers

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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!

Should you build or buy a house in 2022?: Cost comparison

The Mortgage Report

Is it cheaper to build or buy a house? Endless variables can change the answer. But this article can help you weigh the costs and benefits of both options.

Housing Starts End 2021 with Annual Gains

Eyes on Housing

Home building ended 2021 with strong annual gains as demand accelerated in the wake of the pandemic. These annual gains were realized despite supply-chain limitations for materials and ongoing access issues for labor and lots. Single-family starts ended 2021 with a 13.4%

Mortgage rates have eclipsed 3.5%

Housing Wire

The average 30-year-fixed rate mortgage climbed to 3.56% during the week ending Jan. 20, rising from 3.45% the week prior, according to the latest Freddie Mac PMMS Mortgage Survey. A year ago, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.77%.

Buyers Want To Know: Why Is Housing Supply Still So Low?

Keeping Current Matters

One key question that’s top of mind for homebuyers this year is: why is it so hard to find a house to buy? Buying Myths For Buyers Housing Market Updates Content Hub

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!

The Greener Grass of Real Estate

Realty Biz

It’s no secret that houses with great landscaping have a more attractive curbside appeal. When it comes to increasing the value of your home, revamping your landscaping and hardscaping can make a bigger difference than you might think.

November Single-Family Permit Gains

Eyes on Housing

Over the first eleven months of 2021, the total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 1,029,208. On a year-over-year (YoY) basis, this is a 15.9% increase over the November 2020 level of 888,217.

Feds seek to enlist real estate agents in anti-corruption push

Housing Wire

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network , or FinCEN, is floating a proposed anti-money laundering rule that could impose reporting mandates on a broad swath of professionals in the residential real estate market, including real estate agents, brokers, attorneys, title insurance companies and settlement agents.

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Townhouses vs. Condos: What is The Difference

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

Comparing a Townhouse to a Condominium Do you know the difference between a condo and a townhouse? If you are shaking your head, no, you’re not alone. The condo vs. townhouse topic is confusing, even for some real estate agents who don’t know the key differences.

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!

Home builders unlikely to match 2021 construction pace

Realty Biz

Data from the Commerce Department shows that builders boosted construction activity as best they can in 2021 to meet buyer’s insatiable demand for new homes. The data shows that single-family home starts grew 13.4% in 2021 compared to the year before.

Builder Confidence Edges Lower on Inflation Concerns

Eyes on Housing

Growing inflation concerns and ongoing supply chain disruptions snapped a four-month rise in builder sentiment even as consumer demand remains robust.

Buyers viewed just eight homes before making their purchase

Housing Wire

In 2021, homebuyers who successfully purchased a home viewed a median of only eight properties before completing their transaction, according to a report by the National Association of Realtors , published on Tuesday.

First-time home buyer government programs for 2022

The Mortgage Report

First-time home buyer government programs include special loan options, down payment assistance, and homebuyer education. Learn more here. First-Time Home Buyers Mortgage Strategy

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#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!

How technology helps create personalized experiences and build meaningful connections

Realty Biz

More than ever, it’s important to make meaningful connections. While some think digital tools make business less personal, I argue they actually improve one’s ability to deliver personalized experiences in less time.

Remodeler Sentiment Continues to Improve Year-over-Year

Eyes on Housing

The NAHB/Royal Building Products Remodeling Market Index (RMI) for the fourth quarter posted a reading of 83, up four points from the fourth quarter of 2020. The reading is a sign of positive residential remodeler sentiment for projects of all sizes.

Desktop appraisal option to start in March

Housing Wire

Desktop appraisals will become an option for some agency-backed loans submitted after March 19. To be eligible for a desktop appraisal, according to Fannie Mae , the loan must be a purchase transaction, secured by a one-unit principal residence and have a loan-to-value ratio of no more than 90%.

How to Break Your Procrastination Habits and Boost Productivity

RIS Media

Being a successful agent isn’t just showings and closing deals. For most real estate professionals, a large chunk of the actual job involves completing tedious tasks and paperwork. So, it makes sense then that procrastinating is not all that uncommon for those in the industry.

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