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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)

HomeLight

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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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.

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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How to Focus on the Right Fixes Before Selling Your House

HomeLight

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.

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

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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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!

This Winter Is an Ideal Time to Sell Your Home

Coldwell Banker

The market remains hot, but it’s still important to make sure your property appeals to buyers before listing. Check out a few easy steps you can take to help your home stand out and sell quickly. The post This Winter Is an Ideal Time to Sell Your Home appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter.

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

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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.

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.

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!

Refresh Your Interior Design for the New Year

Coldwell Banker

Switch it up in 2022 with little effort or cost: It’s fast, easy and satisfying. The post Refresh Your Interior Design for the New Year appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter. Home Decor

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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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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.

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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!

Is It Time to Rightsize Your Home?

Coldwell Banker

Whether you’re an empty nester with unused rooms or need more space to raise your growing family, finding a home that fits your current lifestyle may be the best option. The post Is It Time to Rightsize Your Home? appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter. Buying a Home

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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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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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16 networking tips that are easy to digest

The American Genius for Real Estate

(EDITORIAL) Short-form content and blurbs are all the rage. Every social media platform has limited characters, so here are 16 quick networking tips. The post 16 networking tips that are easy to digest appeared first on The American Genius Real Estate. Op/Ed networking Real Estate News

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Become THE Social-Savvy Agent With This Free eBook

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!