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What happens after the Fed’s rate hike?

Housing Wire

The Federal Reserve will hold another meeting this week, where everyone assumes we will get another 75 bps rate hike. The question is: how many more rate hikes are left? And, once they’re done hiking rates, will the Fed need to keep rates high because the consumer balance sheet looks so good?

3 Trends That Are Good News for Today’s Homebuyers

Keeping Current Matters

While higher mortgage rates are creating affordability challenges for homebuyers this year, there is some good news for those people still looking to buy a home. First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Housing Market Updates Move-Up Buyers Content Hub

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More Prospective Buyers Are Actively Searching for a Home

Eyes on Housing

Higher interest rates are pricing out some (not all) buyers, but also transforming remaining prospects into active buyers.

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A 2-1 temporary rate buydown can help you with on-the-fence buyers

Real Trends

As mortgage rates hit 7% and above, loan officers are seeing new borrowers increasingly interested in options that can help reduce their initial mortgage payments.

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.

Tony Soprano’s house is a real-life home in New Jersey — and the pool and driveway look awfully familiar

Fancy Pants Homes

The legendary TV drama The Sopranos first hit our screens back in 1999, and it did so with a bang. It got us hooked from the very first episode with its stellar performances, production quality, and its unusual portrayal of an Italian Mafia capo.

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Best Gifts For Real Estate Agents That Say “Thank You” in 2022

HomeLight

If you’ve recently bought or sold your house thanks to the help of a professional real estate agent, you know how much help they were throughout this major event in your life.

Social media reigns supreme for lead generation

Real Trends

Social media remains Realtors’ top lead-generating technology tool , with 46% of respondents reporting it was their number one technology powered lead generation source, according to a new survey report from the National Association of Realtors.

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Social Media in 2023: What to Post to Maximize Your ROI

HomeLight

Enjoying this episode? Be sure to follow The Walkthrough to get future episodes delivered automatically: Apple Podcasts/iTunes | Spotify | YouTube. About This Episode. You’re an expert when it comes to the latest real estate industry trends, but social media is a different story.

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Home Inspection Contingency: Examples, Clauses, and Addendums Explained

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

Buying a home might be the most significant financial commitment you ever make. So it isn’t surprising that you want to avoid extra expenses when purchasing. House inspections are another expense during the home-buying process that you could choose to eliminate.

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 honey badger labor market will still bite housing

Housing Wire

On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 261,000 jobs were created and we had 29,000 positive revisions to prior reports. This means the honey badger labor market will keep the Federal Reserve from pivoting anytime soon. . This has been a theme of mine lately.

Sell Your House Before the Holidays

Keeping Current Matters

As you look ahead to the winter season, you’re likely making plans and thinking about what you want to achieve before the year ends. For Sellers Move-Up Buyers

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Labor Market Softens in October

Eyes on Housing

Job growth slowed in October as the Fed continues its tightening of financial conditions to fight inflation, but the overall labor market remains tight. The unemployment rate increased by 0.2 percentage points to 3.7%

How to keep a positive mindset in today’s real estate market

Real Trends

The real estate market is always full of uncertainty, but lately, there have been more significant concerns. After seeing exceptionally low interest rates at the beginning of 2022, they are now more than double.

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!

Mr. Cooper makes its biggest job cut yet

Housing Wire

Retail lender and servicer Mr. Cooper has dropped the ax on approximately 800 staffers, roughly a week after hinting that job cuts were coming due to lower origination production.

Do You Believe Homeownership Is Out of Reach? Maybe It Doesn’t Have To Be.

Keeping Current Matters

It turns out, millennials aren’t the renter generation after all. Demographics First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Gen Z Millennials Move-Up Buyers

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Affordability Expectations Improve as the Typical Buyer Changes

Eyes on Housing

Prospective buyers in the third quarter of 2022 are more likely to have higher levels of income and education than earlier in the year. This helps explain why affordability expectations have improved.

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15 Hidden Expenses After Buying a Home

Realty Biz

Buying a home is likely the largest purchase you’ll ever make. In today’s competitive housing market, even buyers who saved a hefty down payment might end up paying more for their home than they planned.

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!

Lenders convince buyers to ‘marry the house and date the rate’

Housing Wire

The Federal Reserve’s tightening of monetary policy is causing mortgage rates to rise rapidly. For lenders, that means finding new ways to drum up business, like introducing programs that try to convince borrowers to ‘marry the house and date the rate.’.

Taking the Fear out of Saving for a Home

Keeping Current Matters

If you’re planning to buy a home, knowing what to budget for and how to save may sound scary at first. Buying Myths Down Payments First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Move-Up Buyers

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Bidding Wars Jump as Top Reason (Remaining) Buyers Can’t Make Purchase

Eyes on Housing

An earlier post revealed that a record 70% of buyers who were actively engaged in the process of finding a home in the third quarter of 2022 have spent 3+ months searching for a home without success. Those buyers also have higher incomes and education levels than in previous quarters.

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How to Winterize a House: 10 Steps for Preparing Your Home for Winter

Redfin

Winter is approaching, and that means cold days, dark evenings, snow flurries, and staying cozy in your home. But the winter months can wreak havoc on your house. Gusting winds can batter your beautiful plants. A snow or winter ice storm can put stress on your roof.

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!

What is a 2-1 temporary rate buydown?

Housing Wire

As mortgage rates hit 7% and above, loan officers are seeing new borrowers increasingly interested in options that can help reduce their initial mortgage payments.

Real Estate Commission: How Much and Other Things to Know

Realty Biz

Many things can be foreign to you when you have never bought or sold a home. One of the greater mysteries in the real estate industry is the commission consumers pay when engaging the services of an agent. When you buy or sell a house, a commission will be paid. But how much?

Third Quarter of 2022 Homeownership Rate at 66%

Eyes on Housing

The Census Bureau’s Housing Vacancy Survey (CPS/HVS) reported the U.S. homeownership rate at 66% in the third quarter of 2022, which is statistically unchanged from the last quarter reading (65.8%). It is 0.6 percentage points higher than the rate in the third quarter of 2021.

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20 overlooked real estate niches brimming with potential

Real Trends

Casting a wide net in real estate can be a smart strategy. However, in a tight housing market, going broad means stiff competition with everyone vying for the same customers.

Become THE Social-Savvy Agent With This Free eBook

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