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111 Shocking Real Estate Statistics You Need To Know

The Close

Current home sales in 2022 are the second highest tally since 2007, trailing only 2021. Real estate statistics like this one are a critical part of understanding the ever-changing real estate market and the industry at large.

Expert Forecasts on Mortgage Rates

Keeping Current Matters

If you’ve been thinking of buying a home, you may have been watching what’s happened with mortgage rates over the past year. Housing Market Updates Interest Rates Content Hub

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15 reasons your listing might not sell and how to fix them

Real Trends

According to a recent Forbes report, active listing inventory in the U.S. is up nearly 31% for the third month in a row. Along with this comes longer days on the market, lighter showing activity, fewer competitive offers, and more power to qualified buyers.

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Freedom Mortgage conducts layoffs, sends jobs overseas: sources

Housing Wire

Top 10 lender and servicer Freedom Mortgage has trimmed its workforce across multiple rounds of layoffs this year and continues to “offshore” some jobs, former employees tell HousingWire.

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.

Share of Smaller Lots Record High Amid Pandemic

Eyes on Housing

Despite the pandemic-triggered suburban flight and presumed shifts in preferences towards more spacious living, a rising share of new for-sale homes were built on smaller lots.

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Contingent-Offer Season?

BubbleInfo

Over the last few years there are two groups of buyers who have been left behind; the self-employed who have a tough time qualifying for a mortgage, and the contingent buyers because there have been enough non-contingent buyers that sellers would prefer.

What Are Benefits of Using Pinterest for Real Estate Agents

Realty Biz

Pinterest – it’s a well-social network where users can “pin” content they come across while using the internet and create a curated space of links to that content.

AD&C Loan Balances Rise as Sales Slow

Eyes on Housing

Residential construction loan volume reached a post-Great Recession high during the second quarter of 2022, as home building activity and new home sales slowed. Outstanding builder loan balances are rising as development debt is being held longer as new homes remain in inventory longer.

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Exclusive: HGTV Star of ‘Renovation Impossible’ Reveals How To Get Out of a Renovation Rut

Realtor.com

HGTV Have a house project you’ve been putting off forever because of limited funds or conflicting opinions on design? The new HGTV show “Renovation Impossible” might be all the motivation you need to actually get going.

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.

The risk of zero-down loans while the Fed talks recession

Housing Wire

Bank of America recently announced a loan for lower-income households that doesn’t require homebuyers to come up with a downpayment or closing costs, and doesn’t base the loan on a minimum FICO score. People’s first reaction was to wonder if this was 2008 all over again.

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How Owning a Home Builds Your Net Worth

Keeping Current Matters

Owning a home is a major financial milestone and an achievement to take pride in. First Time Home Buyers For Buyers

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Shift for Homes Built in Low-Density and Low-Cost Markets Since the Pandemic

Eyes on Housing

The most recent Home Building Geography Index (HBGI) shows that home building activities have shifted to low-density and low-cost markets since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The market share for single-family constructions in large metro core and inner suburbs has declined from 44.5% to 41.6%

Homebuilders now targeting low-density, low-cost metros

Real Trends

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, homebuilders have shifted from high-density, high-cost areas to lower density and lower cost areas, according to the National Association of Home Builders second quarter 2022 Home Building Geography Index (HBGI) report released Tuesday.

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!

Rocket preemptively raises 2023 conforming loan limits for brokers

Housing Wire

The wholesale arm of Rocket Mortgage on Tuesday raised anticipated agency conforming loan limits to $715,000, a sign that the nation’s largest mortgage lender is confident the maximum loan limit set by the federal government will rise by at least 10% in 2023.

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5 Simple Ideas for Fall Home Makeovers

Coldwell Banker

Deck out your home for fall with these five easy, creative ways to infuse fall colors and textures into your décor. The post 5 Simple Ideas for Fall Home Makeovers appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter. Home Decor autumn decorating fall home decor

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Modular and Other Non-Site Built Housing In 2021

Eyes on Housing

The total market share of non-site built single-family homes (modular and panelized) was at 2% of single-family completions in 2021, according to Census Bureau Survey of Construction data and NAHB analysis.

How to Integrate Your Real Estate PR Into Your Social Media Strategy

Realty Biz

A massive 99% of millennials and 90% of baby boomers start their search for property online. Nearly half of the real estate businesses say that results from social media give the highest quality leads compared to other sources. With statistics like that, it would be silly to ignore real estate PR.

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 last domino before a recession? Job losses

Housing Wire

Today’s job report came in better than anticipated, with 315,000 jobs created. We did have negative revisions of 107,000 to the prior two reports combined, and the unemployment rate rose to 3.7%. So what does this mean for the labor market and the larger economy? .

Halloween Home Safety Tips

Coldwell Banker

Tips on how to make sure kids are safe and sound when trick-or-treating at your home this Halloween. The post Halloween Home Safety Tips appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter. Holiday & Seasonal halloween safety trick or treat

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Median Price of a New Age-Restricted Home Up to $472,000

Eyes on Housing

Of the roughly 1,127,000 single-family and 474,000 multifamily homes started in 2020, 37,000 (15,000 single-family and 22,000 multifamily) were built in age-restricted communities, according to NAHB tabulation of data from the Survey of Construction (SOC, conducted by the U.S.

How Much Does a Tiny House Cost?

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

If you like the idea of minimalist living or want to downsize, tiny homes can seem very appealing. The tiny house cost is another advantage if you want to save money. But how much are tiny houses, and is this type of property within your budget?

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!

Americans are deeply pessimistic about the housing market

Housing Wire

Home prices have started to drop, but the decline has not been significant enough to slow a growing pessimism about the housing market. Fannie Mae’ s Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI), which tracks the housing market and consumer confidence to sell or buy a home, dropped by 0.8

Ring in the New Year in a New Home

Coldwell Banker

Listing your home for sale during the holiday season. The post Ring in the New Year in a New Home appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter. Homeowner Tips Selling a Home

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Why Property Investors Should Invest in Real Estate Technology

Realty Biz

Proptech, Realtech, Real Estate Tech. Heard any of these buzzwords lately? Simply put, they’re labels placed on real estate technology. You might be an all-in, show-me-all-the-new-tech person.

Get to Know San Antonio: What to Explore in Your New City

Redfin

San Antonio is a large yet charming city that offers something for everyone, whether you’re a foodie, art lover, an outdoor enthusiast, or something in between.

Become THE Social-Savvy Agent With This Free eBook

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