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Foreclosure Numbers Are Nothing Like the 2008 Crash

Keeping Current Matters

If you’ve been keeping up with the news lately, you’ve probably come across some articles saying the number of foreclosures in today’s housing market is going up.

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Zillow CEO: ‘Keep your head down and deliver for your customers’

Real Estate News

At the T3 Leadership Summit, Rich Barton discussed what’s in store for Zillow and the industry — and encouraged the audience to “resist the urge to chaos.

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6 ways AI and blockchain will bring more deals to real estate agents

Inman

As the real estate industry continues to evolve, embracing the transformative potential of AI and blockchain technology to gain a competitive edge.

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DOJ charges one of America’s top LOs in alleged mortgage fraud scheme

Housing Wire

Two former New Jersey -based mortgage loan originators have been charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey according to an announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger. Christopher Gallo has been noted as a top-producing loan originator, at one point being Scotsman Guide ‘s fourth-ranked LO in the country.

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The 4 Most Impactful Actions to Take in Real Estate in 2024

Strategic real estate professionals know that the name of the game right now is to stay informed, adaptable, and ready to make confident decisions. In this free download, Inside Real Estate CEO, Joe Skousen, shares what he believes are the top 4 most impactful actions in real estate right now. We've been actively engaging with industry experts, analyzing data, and listening intently to the experiences of our agents on the ground.

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What You Really Need To Know About Home Prices

Keeping Current Matters

According to recent data from Fannie Mae, almost 1 in 4 people still think home prices are going to come down.

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NAR deal ‘could be detrimental’ to Black agents, buyers

Real Estate News

In a conversation with Real Estate News, Dr. Courtney Johnson Rose of NAREB discussed the pros and cons of the recent settlement and upcoming rule changes.

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Finally, some healthy housing inventory growth

Housing Wire

Housing inventory finally hit my target level of growth last week with mortgage rates now over 7.25% , something I couldn’t get all last year. Of course, what is different this year versus last year is that new listing data is growing yearly instead of trending at the lowest levels recorded in history. This is something I talked about last week on Yahoo Finance.

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Is a Multi-Generational Home Right for You?

Keeping Current Matters

Ever thought about living in the same house with your grandparents, parents, or other loved ones?

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Glenn Sanford: ‘Our real goals are not domestic’

Real Estate News

During the T3 Leadership Summit, the eXp founder discussed some of his early challenges, the need for internal disruption, and his international ambitions.

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Sign a buyer brokerage agreement to see a property? No way!

Inman

Buyers and sellers are confused about the new rules of the road. Trainer Bernice Ross and Jeff Lobb discuss how agents can change up the conversation and add clarity and confidence.

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Need Curated Pre-foreclosure Lists to Generate New Real Estate Leads? Trellis Has the Data!

Trellis is a state trial court research and analytics platform that provides Real Estate Professionals (Buyers, Foreclosure, Loan Modification, etc.) with LEADS on Pre-Foreclosures, Lis Pendes, Distressed Assets and more — to help uncover **new** opportunities and grow their business. The process is quick and easy — and all in real time. Trellis will supply you with a link to the relevant dockets, a Leads sheet and access to its UI where applicable.

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U.S. mortgage delinquency rates remain near historic lows: CoreLogic 

Housing Wire

In February 2024, the national delinquency rate for residential mortgages stood at 2.8%, marking an 0.2 percentage-point decrease from February 2023. The rate remained unchanged from January 2024, according to the latest CoreLogic Loan Performance Insights report. The data provider examined all stages of delinquencies to gain a complete view of the mortgage market and loan performance health.

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The Best Way To Keep Track of Mortgage Rate Trends

Keeping Current Matters

If you’re thinking about buying a home, chances are you’ve got mortgage rates on your mind.

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Judge grants preliminary approval of NAR settlement

Real Estate News

A hearing for final approval is scheduled for Nov. 26. The court filing also included information about who is covered in the nationwide class action.

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Sitzer judge grants preliminary approval for NAR settlement

Inman

Judge Stephen R. Bough ruled that the sweeping changes NAR agreed to were "fair, reasonable and adequate" and set a final approval hearing for November.

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Accelerating Real Estate Sales Pipelines to Streamline Buyer Journeys

Navigated 360° tours, like YourVRTours, advance pipelines by engaging clients further along the sales funnel. These immersive experiences provide comprehensive property insights, increasing buyer intent and readiness. By embracing navigated tours, agents can optimize property exposure, better qualify leads, and streamline the sales process. Stay ahead in the ever-evolving real estate landscape with innovative technology that elevates buyer journeys and progresses pipelines more effectively.

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Judge grants preliminary approval of NAR commission lawsuit settlement 

Housing Wire

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) can breathe a small sigh of relief. The trade group’s nationwide settlement of the commission lawsuits has passed its first hurdle as Judge Stephen R. Bough, who oversaw the Sitzer/Burnett lawsuit , granted preliminary approval to NAR’s settlement on Tuesday. While the agreement still must receive final approval from the court, the industry is now one step closer to operating under the new rules outlined in the settlement agreement.

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The Impact of Liens on Real Estate Sales

RIS Media

A property lien is not just a term but a significant factor that can influence the outcome of home sales. Essentially, a lien is a legal claim or right against a property instituted by a creditor to secure debts or obligations owed by the homeowner. Its presence is a critical aspect that both buyers and… The post The Impact of Liens on Real Estate Sales appeared first on RISMedia.

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HomeServices makes $250 million deal to settle commissions lawsuits

Real Estate News

The last defendant standing in the Sitzer/Burnett case reaches a whopping settlement that will protect its 70,000 agents plus brands and franchises.

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CoStar to acquire 3D scanning company Matterport for $1.6B

Inman

Matterport's board of directors unanimously approved the deal, which will be finalized later this year. CoStar purchased its outstanding stock for $5.50 per share, reflecting a value of $1.6 billion.

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Maximizing Your Online Presence: Tips for Real Estate Agents on Social Media

Speaker: Sarah Santa Ana, Real Estate Coach, Move4Free Realty

Networking is one of the crucial elements in every real estate organization's success. Both agents and real estate companies need to maintain robust networking links. This is why social media is essential for any real estate professional! Social media enables you to stay in touch with your present clients, maintain connections with your past clients, and engage potential customers and investors.

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The best real estate podcasts for agents and brokers in 2024

Housing Wire

Who doesn’t have a podcast these days? Anyone with a microphone and a cup of coffee can wax poetic about the ebbs and flows of the industry. While there is plenty of noise out there, we dug for podcast gold to come up with a list of the best real estate podcasts that are worth your time. We curated a shortlist of the top real estate podcasts that provide useful information for agents at every stage of their careers.

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Why Seattle becoming the next Detroit might not be the worst thing

Seattle Times Real Estate

The challenges confronting Martin Selig, Seattle's most prolific downtown developer, are a sign of how far the city must go in recovering from the pandemic.

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NAR president to industry executives: ‘I’m sorry’

Real Estate News

“We fought as hard as we could,” said Kevin Sears this week when speaking about the settlement, its impact, and the need to change the media narrative.

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‘Buyers are losing faith in the American Dream:’ Redfin CEO

Inman

Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman said rising rates and home prices are crushing consumer sentiment. However, rising inventory and a year-end interest rate cut will be key to restoring it.

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3 Real Estate Office Hacks to Help Kickstart the Busy Season

Ready to better your Back Office? Dive into the secrets to a powerhouse back office with Brokermint expert, Jessica Souza. In this free download, she shares her 3 transformative hacks designed to clean house, get everyone on the same page, and set yourself up for success. From optimizing agent profiles to ensuring flawless transactions and boosting agent retention, these strategies are your ticket to a seamless operation.

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HomeServices settles commission lawsuits for $250M

Housing Wire

HomeServices of America , the last remaining brokerage defendant in the landmark Sitzer/Burnett antitrust commission case , has agreed to pay $250 million in damages to settle lawsuits that will change agent compensation across America. The New York Times first reported the story. The deal comes just days after the federal judge overseeing the commission case in Missouri approved a preliminary settlement that will see the National Association of Realtors and multiple other residential brokerages

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Wallpaper Removal Cost Guide: DIY vs. Professional Removal

RIS Media

Removing wallpaper can rejuvenate or transform any space. Whether you’re updating your home’s look or preparing to put your house on the market. However, deciding between embarking on a DIY project or hiring professionals involves more than just time and effort. It’s also about understanding the costs involved. I will share my knowledge of the… The post Wallpaper Removal Cost Guide: DIY vs.

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What’s new and what’s next, post-NAR commissions deal?

Real Estate News

The Supreme Court passes on a chance to weigh in, objections pile up, and Fannie and Freddie say it’s all right to exclude commissions from seller concessions.

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60-day clock begins for brokerages seeking to opt into $418M NAR deal

Inman

Sitzer | Burnett plaintiffs on Friday asked the court to preliminarily approve the proposed deal. Brokerages and MLSs that were left out initially will have to take action by June 18 to be covered.

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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 order to create continued success in today’s real estate market, realtors need to utilize an arsenal of technology that will increase their efficiency and presence on social media. Using technology to manage your prospects and tap into their needs through websites, social media, and other channels is critical for real estate success in 2022 and beyond.

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HUD walks back some proposed changes to HECM for Purchase program

Housing Wire

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on Friday announced that a proposed change to the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) for Purchase (H4P) program has been modified to bar the practice of premium pricing, and it will only allow interested party contributions (IPCs) on H4P closing costs from property sellers, builders, real estate agents and developers.

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Pending Home Sales Jump 3.4% in March, Expected to Continue Upward Trend

RIS Media

Despite rising mortgage rates, pending home sales jumped 3.4% in March, according to the latest housing report from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Transaction volumes in the Northeast, South and West bore witness to monthly increases, as the Midwest was the only region to have recorded a loss. Year-over-year however, only the Midwest and… The post Pending Home Sales Jump 3.4% in March, Expected to Continue Upward Trend appeared first on RISMedia.

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Tech Bytes: T3 Sixty announces Fusion Website Award finalists

Real Estate News

Awards recognize residential real estate brokerage sites for excellence in website design, functionality and performance.

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Flat-fee brokerage Homie makes remarkable pivot amid upheaval

Inman

The Utah-based disruptor "moved our real estate agents from W2 to 1099" while other "non-Homie" agents were laid off last week due to "role redundancy," a Homie spokesperson confirmed to Inman.

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5 Data Proven Ways Agents Can Do 18% More Business

Curious as to how you could do 18% more business? How about 14 more transaction sides per year? Check out this infographic with data from a RealTrends study to learn more.