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CoreLogic: U.S. home-price gains hit all-time high in March

Housing Wire

home prices in March climbed a record 20.9% year over year, but the explosive pace of appreciation is expected to cool down to the single digits by the same time next year.

Your House Could Be Closer to List-Ready Than You Think

Keeping Current Matters

One of the biggest concerns for a homeowner looking to sell is the time they’ll have to put in before listing their house. For Sellers Selling Myths Content Hub

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5 Killer Tips For Beating a Cash Buyer

Realty Biz

Tips For Beating Cash Offers. If you are looking to buy a home in a hot seller’s market, there is a strong likelihood you’ll be up against buyers who will be making a cash offer.

March Gains in Private Residential Construction Spending

Eyes on Housing

NAHB analysis of Census Construction Spending data shows that total private residential construction spending rose 1% in March after an increase of 0.7% in February. Spending stood at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $882 billion. Total private residential construction spending was 18.4%

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.

Shock to the system: ICE to pay $13B for rival Black Knight

Housing Wire

In a move with ramifications for an untold number of mortgage lenders and service firms, Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. , a software and data company whose mini-empire includes ICE Mortgage Technology , has bought Black Knight. The $13.1

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Nine ways to beat rising interest rates as a home buyer

The Mortgage Report

Rising interest rates are tough on home buyers. But there's plenty you can do to fight the market and lower your mortgage rate. Here's how. Mortgage Rates Mortgage Strategy

The Fed Commits to Aggressive Tightening of Monetary Policy

Eyes on Housing

Following a 25 basis points increase in March, the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy committee unanimously approved a further 50 basis points increase for the federal funds target rate, the largest increase for the rate in more than two decades.

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The last time houses were this unaffordable was 2006

Housing Wire

Surging interest rates and home price appreciation made March one of the most challenging months for prospective homebuyers looking to make purchases, according to a recent report. Annual home price gains saw 19.9% annual appreciation in March, down from an upwardly revised 20.1%

Three Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

Keeping Current Matters

Buying your first home is a major decision and an exciting milestone. Buying Myths Down Payments 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!

8 Home Improvement Projects That Add Instant Value To Your Home

Realty Biz

Nowadays, it seems like everybody is looking for ways to make their homes more unique and beautiful. But sometimes, it’s tough to find the motivation to make big improvements. This is where small, simple, and inexpensive home improvement projects come in handy.

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States with Highest and Fastest Rising Construction Wages

Eyes on Housing

As the construction labor market remains tight and skilled labor shortages persist, wages in construction continue to rise, often outpacing and exceeding typical earnings in other industries.

Fractional home-equity lender Point raises $115 million 

Housing Wire

Fintech and fractional home-equity lender Point has raised an additional $115 million through a Series C fundraising round led by venture capital firm WestCap.

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Today’s Home Price Appreciation Is Great News for Existing Homeowners

Keeping Current Matters

If you’re planning to sell your home this season, rising prices are great news for you. For Sellers Housing Market Updates Move-Up Buyers Pricing 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!

Hate Your Neighbor? New Survey Shows You’re Not Alone

Lighter Side of Real Estate

Do you have a neighbor that annoys you? The chances are, you do! According to this REALTOR Magazine article , a recent survey done by Lending Tree revealed that 75% of Americans don’t like their neighbor. What bugs people about their neighbors the most?

Solid Job Gains in April

Eyes on Housing

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 428,000 in April, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.6%. The April’s data indicate that the labor market remained healthy despite surging inflation, tighter financial conditions, and the war in Ukraine.

MAXEX extends loan-trading reach with DSCR program

Housing Wire

Digital-mortgage exchange and loan aggregator MAXEX is launching a new loan-purchasing program for originators looking to tap into the growing mortgage demand from individual and small-business real estate investors.

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How will inflation affect the housing market in 2022? (Podcast)

The Mortgage Report

Rising inflation will impact home buyers and homeowners alike, but don't expect a crash. Here's how inflation is affecting housing in 2022. Real Estate News

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!

6 learned lessons from failed transactions that may save your next deal

The American Genius for Real Estate

(BUSINESS) Failed transactions can be a tremendous source of learning for any level of real estate professional, so they know what not to do next time. The post 6 learned lessons from failed transactions that may save your next deal appeared first on The American Genius Real Estate.

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Slight Rise for Construction Job Openings

Eyes on Housing

The construction labor market remains tight, as the industry sees a rising number of job openings year-over-year. The count of open construction jobs increased slightly to 396,000 unfilled positions in March.

Federal Reserve approves interest rate hike of half a percentage point

Housing Wire

The Federal Reserve Wednesday approved a 50 basis point increase to its policy interest rate in an effort to reduce inflation, in conjunction with a plan to shrink its $9 trillion asset portfolio beginning next month, according to Chairman Jerome Powell.

5 Social Media Ideas for Real Estate Marketing

Realty Biz

In a 2015 study, 81% of millennials ages 25–34, 80% of millennials ages 18–24, and 78% of Generation Xers said that they found their home on a mobile device. A mobile presence is integral for any business, especially real estate companies.

#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!

Inventory Surging?

BubbleInfo

This is an example of the hysteria being whipped up by the pseudo-experts. They tend to grab fake data, jump to conclusions, and then spread it everywhere.

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Metro Area Populations Exhibit Minimal Growth From 2020

Eyes on Housing

The Census Bureau recently released its 2021 Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) annual population estimates. Between 2020 and 2021, 251 (65%) of the 384 MSAs within the 50 states and the District of Columbia experienced population increases, albeit small on percentage terms.

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loanDepot plans to launch ‘digital’ HELOC in Q3

Housing Wire

Nonbank heavyweight loanDepot will unveil a home equity line of credit (HELOC) product in the third quarter of 2022, the first offering of its recently launched mello business unit.

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What’s a Rent Back Deal? (And Two Other Reasons A Seller May Still Be in the House After Closing)

HomeLight

Nothing deflates the excitement of buying a home faster than a seller who’s still in the house after closing. Such a scenario truly takes the social faux pas of overstaying your welcome to a whole new level! That said, a seller remaining in the home after closing isn’t always a nightmare scenario.

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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!