Sat.Nov 05, 2022 - Fri.Nov 11, 2022

Mortgage Activity Remains Low Due to Market Uncertainty

Eyes on Housing

Per the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) survey through the week ending November 4th, total mortgage activity declined 0.1% from the previous week and the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) rate rose eight basis points to 7.14%.

Understanding Property Assessed Values Compared to Market Value

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

How Do Assessed Value and Market Value Differ? Do you know the difference between assessed value vs. market value? If you think assessed value and market value have any correlation with one another, then you are wrong!

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5 technology trends agents and brokers should embrace in 2023

Real Trends

Over the past 12 months, real estate professionals have faced significant market disruption and increased competition.

Why purchase application data is below 2008 levels

Housing Wire

Purchase application data is now below 2008 levels! But I need to explain why this level has more in common with 2014 housing data than the credit stress markets of 2005-2008, and why you should care.

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Rise of The Apps: Building Your Dream Tech Stack For Real Estate Success

Speaker: Trey Willard, Realtor/Team Leader at Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

In this webinar, Keller Williams Team Leader Trey Willard will teach you how to create a winning tech stack, and how to leverage apps for real estate success.

Effective Content Marketing for Real Estate Agents

Realty Biz

Content marketing is a powerful way to attract potential clients and build a real estate brand. But it takes more than just writing content—real estate agents need to create the right kind of content, publish on the right platforms, and distribute it effectively.

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VA Loans Can Help Veterans Achieve Their Dream of Homeownership

Keeping Current Matters

For over 78 years, Veterans Affairs (VA) home loans have provided millions of veterans with the opportunity to purchase homes of their own. Buying Myths Down Payments First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Move-Up Buyers

9 Practical Time-Saving Tips for Appraisers

McKissock

As a real estate appraiser, you know that time is money. Are you looking for simple ways to speed up your process so that you can complete more assignments, reduce your turnaround time, and earn more income?

Was The Bank of Canada Reckless For Saying Rates Will Be Low Until 2023?

Better Dwelling

Many Canadian real estate buyers and investors are struggling with higher interest rates. They got some bad advice, not from a Realtor or mortgage agent, but the Bank of Canada (BoC). In a now infamous address in October 2020, Governor Tiff Macklem assured households that rates would be low for long.

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Home Prices Would Need To Fall This Much for Buyers To Get a Break

Realtor.com

Getty Images Since home prices shot into the stratosphere, many first-time buyers have prayed for them to fall so that they could afford to become homeowners.

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Real Estate Solutions: How to Crush Your Sales Goals and Fuel Your Pipeline

Speaker: Mary Maloney, Founder & Team Leader at Hometown Realty

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

Mortgage rates collapse on softer inflation data

Housing Wire

Finally, some good news: the growth rate of inflation is cooling off for now, and with the CPI inflation report being positive, the 10-year yield fell noticeably, and mortgage rates will fall with that!

Key Factors Affecting Home Affordability Today

Keeping Current Matters

Every time there’s a news segment about the housing market, we hear about the affordability challenges buyers are facing today. First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Housing Market Updates Move-Up Buyers Pricing Content Hub

Inflation Shifts to Slowest Pace Since January

Eyes on Housing

Consumer prices in October saw the smallest year-over-year gain since January 2022, and while still elevated, inflation experienced the first month below an 8% annual growth rate since February 2022.

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Top 5 reasons home staging is making a comeback

Real Trends

It’s probably been a while since you orchestrated a house staging for your sellers. When the market was moving hot and fast last year, it just wasn’t as necessary to stage a home. But now , home staging could make all the difference in attracting potential buyers and signing on the dotted line.

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!

Don’t expect a drop in home prices in 2023, NAR economist says

Housing Wire

While elevated mortgage rates, sluggish home sales and high inflation have taken a significant toll on the housing industry, it’s unlikely that these issues will cause home prices to drop next year, at least according to National Association of Realtors (NAR) Chief Economist Lawrence Yun.

What’s Ahead for Mortgage Rates and Home Prices?

Keeping Current Matters

Now that the end of 2022 is within sight, you may be wondering what’s going to happen in the housing market next year and what that may mean if you’re thinking about buying a home. First Time Home Buyers For Buyers For Sellers Interest Rates Move-Up Buyers Pricing Content Hub

Unsurprisingly, Housing Affordability Continues to Fall

Eyes on Housing

Rising mortgage rates, high inflation, ongoing building material supply chain disruptions, and elevated home prices contributed to housing affordability falling – yet again – to its lowest point since the Great Recession in the third quarter of 2022.

Agents, do you know all of the financing options available to your customers?

Real Trends

Today’s turbulent housing market means challenges for both buyers and sellers. Real estate professionals navigating housing in 2022 and beyond need to know their way around all the financing options available.

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!

Opinion: Mortgage rates have a smaller impact on housing than you think; here’s proof

Housing Wire

If we don’t learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it. From 1998 to 2006, according to Freddie Mac , the median annual mortgage rate was 6.45%. At the same time, the median, annual average of existing home sales was 5.63 million units.

The Majority of Americans Still View Homeownership as the American Dream

Keeping Current Matters

Buying a home is a powerful decision, and it remains a key part of the American Dream. First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Move-Up Buyers

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Revolving Debt Surges as Credit Card Rates Hit 18-Year High

Eyes on Housing

According to the Federal Reserve’s latest G.19 Consumer Credit report, consumer credit (ex-real estate) grew at a seasonal adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 6.8% in the third quarter of 2022. Revolving debt increased at a 12.9% rate, more than double the pace of nonrevolving debt (+4.9%).

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How to Get Buyers Through Email Marketing Strategy

Realty Biz

Online marketing takes many forms. From paid search advertising to social media marketing and beyond, there are dozens of different techniques you can use to lead prospects through your sales funnels and convert them into buyers. One of the most effective methods is by leveraging email.

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 equity loan vs. HELOC – What’s the difference?

Housing Wire

While mortgage rates are high and economic uncertainty looms, there is good news for borrowers who already have a mortgage and may be looking to tap into their equity.

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How to Bring Clarity to the Biggest Questions in Housing Today [LIVE WEBINAR]

Keeping Current Matters

Webinars

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5 Ways to boost your real estate repeat and referral business

Real Trends

This time of year is like the Superbowl for creating and deepening connections, especially if you’re an agent focused on generating referral business. In just a few short weeks, families, friends, and colleagues will gather for the holidays.

In Today’s Economy, Should I Apply for a Reverse Mortgage?

Realty Biz

A reverse mortgage can provide homeowners that are 62 or older with a supplemental retirement income option. But is this a wise choice in today’s economy? Two of the biggest questions that you should be asking yourself are: How severe is my need for additional income?

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Become THE Social-Savvy Agent With This Free eBook

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!