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Logan Mohtashami: The 2022 housing forecast

Housing Wire

Most of the time, the economy is like a slow-moving ocean liner that changes direction gradually and without much effort. But when a new, powerful variable presents itself, like the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the economy can change on a dime.

Property Tax Revenues Decline, Share of Total Increases in Q3 2021

Eyes on Housing

NAHB analysis of the Census Bureau’s quarterly tax data shows that $707.6 billion in taxes were paid by property owners in the four quarters ending Q3 2021 (not seasonally adjusted), a 0.5% quarterly decline.[1] 1] Four-quarter property tax revenues had climbed 14.3% since decreasing 0.2%

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12 Likely Reasons Your Home Isn’t Selling (And What to Do About It)


You put your house on the market and expected it to sell fast — but boy were you wrong. You haven’t received any offers and showing requests have been few and far between.

The Average Homeowner Gained $56,700 in Equity over the Past Year

Keeping Current Matters

When you think of homeownership, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Chances are you might focus on the non-financial benefits , like the security or stability a home provides. But what about equity? While it can be overlooked, a homeowner’s equity helps build long-term wealth over time.

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The Only Business Plan You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Overthinking your business plan? The old and tired process of building a 12-month business plan simply doesn’t make sense for the modern real estate business. Learn how to build one that will help you keep on track, stay nimble, and close more deals in 2022.

Freddie Mac misses low-income refinance goal

Housing Wire

Fannie Mae met all of the housing goals the Federal Housing Finance Agency imposed for 2020, but Freddie Mac failed its low-income refinance goal. The government-sponsored enterprise lagged the wider market in its acquisitions of low-income refinances.

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Realty Biz News Top 100 Real Estate Agents in 2021

Realty Biz

The real estate market is a continuously changing one, and the real estate agents need to stay on top of the new trends and buyers’ and sellers’ demands. This article presents you the top 100 real estate agents in the US.

The Perks of Putting 20% Down on a Home

Keeping Current Matters

If you’re thinking of buying a home, you’re probably wondering what you need to save for your down payment. Down Payments First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Move-Up Buyers


Mortgage rates fall to 3.05% amid Omicron fears

Housing Wire

The average 30-year-fixed rate mortgage dropped to 3.05% during the week ending Dec. 23, after achieving 3.12% the week prior, according to the latest Freddie Mac PMMS Mortgage Survey. A year ago, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.66%.

Existing Home Sales Rise in November Despite Low Inventory

Eyes on Housing

Fueled by low mortgage interest rates and strong demand, existing home sales increased for a third straight month in November, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

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What Agents Should Be Doing Every Day to Succeed With Leads

Top agents do this every day to you? It’s all about the follow-up. Top agents shared their perfected processes, and we compiled it into a super easy visual to-do list for Real Estate lead follow up that wins. Get the list now!

Insights to Home Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Realty Biz

It’s estimated that most (up to 95%) of all-electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are charged at home. A more robust electric vehicle infrastructure remains one of the top obstacles to further demand for electric vehicles.

Homebuyers: Be Ready To Act This Winter

Keeping Current Matters

To succeed as a buyer in today’s market, it’s important to understand which market trends will have the greatest impact on your home search.

Existing home sales data continues to outperform

Housing Wire

The National Association of Realtors reported that existing home sales for November came in hot at 6.46 million. This number is above my sales trend peak of 6.2 million, which means we have now had three straight months of sales of over 6.2 million.

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Mortgage Purchasing Activity Strengthens

Eyes on Housing

The latest Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) weekly application surveys shows a decline for refinancing and an increase for mortgage purchase loans. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate increased, averaging close to 3.3 percent for the month and was 3.27 percent for the week ending December 17.

The #1 Reason Why Sales Coaching is Critical to Your 2022 Sales Success

Speaker: Tim Hughes, Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Leadership Associates

Join Tim Hughes, Author of Social Selling – Influencing Buyers and Changemakers and Co-Founder/CEO of Digital Leadership Associates, as he details how investing in sales coaching will teach your team how to navigate social media and therefore create greater sales success.

What to Look for When Buying Your First Home in 2022

Realty Biz

Purchasing your first home is not only a financial investment, it’s a highly emotional experience. It’s also a decision that’s all too often fraught with FUD. That is, fear, uncertainty, doubt.

When a House Becomes a Home

Keeping Current Matters

It’s clear that owning a home makes financial sense. First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Move-Up Buyers


Treasury cracks the whip on money laundering

Housing Wire

The U.S. government is laser-focused on uncloaking bad actors hiding behind shell companies to engage in money laundering and other illicit activities and is seeking to adopt new regulations to accomplish that goal — rules that will impact the housing industry.

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Apartment Absorption Surged while Condominium Absorption Remained Steady

Eyes on Housing

Data from the Survey of Market Absorption of Apartments (SOMA), produced by the Census Bureau, suggest continued improvement for the multifamily sector in the second quarter of 2021 due to strong demand and low vacancy rates.

How Sales Enablement is Supporting Social Selling in 2022

Speaker: Brynne Tillman CEO | LinkedIn Whisperer at Social Sales Link

In this 1-hour session, Brynne Tillman from Social Sales Link will teach you why Sales Enablement teams should own Social Selling

Does Your Real Estate Website Need a Landing Page?

Realty Biz

Landing pages are essential components of a well-rounded real estate digital marketing strategy , and every successful real estate website employes them one way or another. What is a landing page?

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How Escrow Works When Buying a House


Image: VGstockstudio / When buying a home, you’ll undoubtedly encounter the term “ escrow ” a few times. And, if you’re a first-time buyer, it might be confusing as there are different types of escrow required when buying the home.

Anxiety grips LOs as layoffs sweep the industry

Housing Wire

If you take the temperature of how loan officers are feeling ahead of the holiday season, the scale would likely read “uneasy.” ” They have good reason to feel anxious.

Home Building Shows Ongoing Growth in Second Home Counties

Eyes on Housing

Per the latest results of NAHB’s Home Building Geography Index, in the third quarter of 2021, both single-family and multifamily home building showed gains in second home counties. This marked a reversal for multifamily after weakness last year.


The Secret to Building Successful Digital Sales Programs in 2022 and Beyond

Speaker: Jordi Gili, International Speaker, Managing Director at Execus, Professor Geneva Business School

In this session Prof. Jordi Gili with the Geneva Business School will share key learnings from digital sales programs and will hint at the Key Performance Indicators that Digital Sales programs should aspire to in 2023.

2022 Guide to Real Estate Marketing

Realty Biz

The New Year is soon to be upon us, and real estate professionals need to be prepared for what’s to come. 2022 is likely to remain a strong seller’s market as the prior year has been as buyer demand – and sales prices – show no signs of leveling off anytime soon.

How to Focus on the Right Fixes Before Selling Your House


You’ve lived with your home’s quirks for years: the toilet handle that needs jiggling after every flush. The electrical outlets that haven’t worked in a decade. That red accent wall in the living room that’s more dated than dramatic.

How pricing data will give mortgage professionals an upper hand in 2022

Housing Wire

Having access to fast, accurate, and current rate data is critical in today’s ever-evolving mortgage landscape—and not just for the LOs who quote these loans. With the right pricing data, mortgage lenders can expect to improve their operations from the ground up.

Best reasons to use a mortgage co-borrower

The Mortgage Report

Should you work with a co-borrower on your mortgage? With the right person, you could be a homeowner much sooner.

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