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Buyers seek surprise injunction to halt commission suit settlements

Inman

The plaintiffs in a suit known as Batton 1 have filed for a temporary restraining order preventing the final approval of the Keller Williams, Anywhere and RE/MAX settlements.

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How housing credit is shaping housing inventory

Housing Wire

Housing credit channels directly impact housing inventory channels. What does that mean? Home prices escalated out of control after 2020 and when we look at why that happened, we can see that housing credit mattered more to inventory data than most people realize. Let’s see how this has played out in different stages of the economy. On March 18, 2020, purchase application data broke out to pre-cycle highs in demand.

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Judge approves commissions settlements for Anywhere, RE/MAX, KW

Real Estate News

Despite a last-minute motion to delay the hearing, the proceedings went on as scheduled, ending buyer agent commissions litigation for the three brokerages.

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How Buying or Selling a Home Benefits Your Community

Keeping Current Matters

If you're thinking of buying or selling a house, it's important to know it doesn't just impact you—it helps out the local economy and your community, too.

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The 4 Most Impactful Actions to Take in Real Estate in 2024

Strategic real estate professionals know that the name of the game right now is to stay informed, adaptable, and ready to make confident decisions. In this free download, Inside Real Estate CEO, Joe Skousen, shares what he believes are the top 4 most impactful actions in real estate right now. We've been actively engaging with industry experts, analyzing data, and listening intently to the experiences of our agents on the ground.

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‘Godspeed’: Enforcement of NAR settlement changes shifts to MLSs

Inman

At the Realtors Legislative Meetings earlier this week, MLS executives were told they would be responsible for making sure real estate agents and brokers follow the new commission rules.

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Warren Buffett: Real estate agent commission structure “has worked out very well”

Housing Wire

Legendary investor Warren Buffett and Greg Abel, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Energy , addressed the commission lawsuits and HomeServices of America’s recently announced settlement of the suits, during Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholder meeting on Saturday. “There is no question that the industry will go through some transitions because of the settlements — ours and every other major player in the industry settled, the National Association of Realtors settled for more than $400 million ,”

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Tips for Younger Homebuyers: How To Make Your Dream a Reality

Keeping Current Matters

If you’re a member of a younger generation, like Gen Z, you may be asking the question: will I ever be able to buy a home?

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Judge approves Keller Williams, Anywhere, RE/MAX settlements

Inman

The ruling by Judge Stephen R. Bough on Thursday resolves antitrust claims in the Sitzer | Burnett, Moehrl and Nosalek commission cases. However, it won't quash other existing suits from buyers.

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Did lower mortgage rates slow housing inventory growth?

Housing Wire

My model for inventory growth with higher mortgage rates came crashing down last week. After two weeks of significant increases , inventory growth slowed dramatically and is far from my 11,000-17,000 growth model with mortgage rates over 7.25%. Did the recent dip in mortgage rates play a role here or is this the average choppy weekly data we have seen in past years?

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Warren Buffett: Real estate is ‘fundamental’

Real Estate News

The Berkshire Hathaway CEO, along with Vice Chair Greg Abel, spoke about the HomeServices settlement and more during the company's annual shareholder meeting.

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Need Curated Pre-foreclosure Lists to Generate New Real Estate Leads? Trellis Has the Data!

Trellis is a state trial court research and analytics platform that provides Real Estate Professionals (Buyers, Foreclosure, Loan Modification, etc.) with LEADS on Pre-Foreclosures, Lis Pendes, Distressed Assets and more — to help uncover **new** opportunities and grow their business. The process is quick and easy — and all in real time. Trellis will supply you with a link to the relevant dockets, a Leads sheet and access to its UI where applicable.

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The Top 2 Reasons To Consider a Newly Built Home

Keeping Current Matters

When you’re planning a move, it’s normal to wonder where you’ll end up and what your future home is going to look like.

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Realtor.com CEO delivers full-throated speech in support of NAR

Inman

Realtor.com CEO Damian Eales took to the podium on Monday at the MLS Forum of the Realtors Legislative Meetings to refute rival CoStar's earlier claims about Homes.com's growing traffic.

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Redfin settles commission lawsuits for $9.25 million

Housing Wire

Redfin has joined the growing list of real estate brokerages that have settled the commission lawsuits. In a document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday, the brokerage announced that it had reached a nationwide settlement agreement on Friday with the plaintiffs in the consolidated Gibson and Umpa commission lawsuits. As part of the settlement agreement, Redfin has agreed to pay $9.25 million into a qualified settlement fund within 30 days of the court’s preliminary

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Real Brokerage revenue up 86% as agent count soars

Real Estate News

The company remains on a rapid-growth trajectory, but net losses also increased this quarter, largely due to a recent commissions lawsuit settlement.

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Accelerating Real Estate Sales Pipelines to Streamline Buyer Journeys

Navigated 360° tours, like YourVRTours, advance pipelines by engaging clients further along the sales funnel. These immersive experiences provide comprehensive property insights, increasing buyer intent and readiness. By embracing navigated tours, agents can optimize property exposure, better qualify leads, and streamline the sales process. Stay ahead in the ever-evolving real estate landscape with innovative technology that elevates buyer journeys and progresses pipelines more effectively.

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What's Motivating Your Move?

Keeping Current Matters

Thinking about selling your house?

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What if NAR went away? Examining the catastrophic potential

Inman

Although it may seem righteous to dismantle the institution that NAR has built, brokerage founder Sean Frank writes, the collapse of NAR would equate to the collapse of the modern real estate market as we know it.

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What a 15-year market share high means for the broker industry

Housing Wire

Recent data from Inside Mortgage Finance shows a significant leap in broker market share, jumping to 24.3% in Q4 2023, the highest number we’ve seen since 2009. This is a true testament to the care, commitment and passion brokers across the country have for their borrowers. The big question is, what caused this increase? First and foremost, there has been a noticeable shift in consumer behavior.

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Homebuyers try to halt approval of commissions settlements

Real Estate News

Anywhere, RE/MAX and KW deals at risk after new documents reveal a plan to include immunity from buy-side lawsuits, plaintiffs in the Batton case allege.

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Maximizing Your Online Presence: Tips for Real Estate Agents on Social Media

Speaker: Sarah Santa Ana, Real Estate Coach, Move4Free Realty

Networking is one of the crucial elements in every real estate organization's success. Both agents and real estate companies need to maintain robust networking links. This is why social media is essential for any real estate professional! Social media enables you to stay in touch with your present clients, maintain connections with your past clients, and engage potential customers and investors.

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Investment Potential of a Condo vs. a House: A Comprehensive Comparison

RIS Media

Real estate remains a solid investment choice. It offers both rental income and the possibility of appreciation. However, deciding between investing in a condominium or a house depends on market trends, personal investment goals and the economic climate. I will provide a detailed comparison between buying condos and homes and evaluate their respective merits as… The post Investment Potential of a Condo vs. a House: A Comprehensive Comparison appeared first on RISMedia.

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Real Brokerage posts sharp uptick in revenue and agent count in Q1

Inman

The Real Brokerage reported revenue of $200.7 million in the first quarter of 2024 as gross profit soared to $20.8 million, according to Q1 earnings data released Tuesday morning.

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NAR magazine devotes space to reverse mortgages and seniors

Housing Wire

The official magazine for the National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently touched on the topic of reverse mortgages, mentioning products such as the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) for Purchase (H4P) and addressing topics like the desires of baby boomers to age in place in their homes. Describing reverse mortgages as originating in 1961 before coming to greater prominence through the establishment of the HECM program during the Reagan administration, one of two recent NAR articles dea

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Mortgage rates ease, but buyers still aren't getting a break

Real Estate News

After five weeks of increases, rates pulled back slightly, but rising home prices and record-high mortgage payments continue to hamper affordability.

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3 Real Estate Office Hacks to Help Kickstart the Busy Season

Ready to better your Back Office? Dive into the secrets to a powerhouse back office with Brokermint expert, Jessica Souza. In this free download, she shares her 3 transformative hacks designed to clean house, get everyone on the same page, and set yourself up for success. From optimizing agent profiles to ensuring flawless transactions and boosting agent retention, these strategies are your ticket to a seamless operation.

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Legal Considerations for Unmarried Couples Buying Property

RIS Media

Buying a property together is a significant step for unmarried couples. This decision involves unique legal considerations and requires careful planning. I will provide critical property laws for unmarried couples, including title considerations, mortgage qualifications and protective measures for individual investments. As someone who has been selling real estate for a very long time, it… The post Legal Considerations for Unmarried Couples Buying Property appeared first on RISMedia.

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Mortgage demand picks up as rates retreat from 2024 highs

Inman

Some borrwers were quick to spring into action, with applications for purchase loans rising by a seasonally adjusted 2 percent and requests to refinance up 5 percent week over week.

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ADU options set to expand in California

Housing Wire

Las Vegas -based housing technology startup BOXABL on Tuesday announced that it has received approval to begin selling a factory-built accessory dwelling unit (ADU) in California , which could provide more options in a state strapped for affordable housing options. The company’s “Casita” product is a 361-square-foot home with a full kitchen, bathroom, living area and sleeping area.

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Agents Decoded: Want to prove your value? Bone up on assumable mortgages

Real Estate News

Mortgage assumptions aren’t new, but they’re about to get a lot more popular because the math works for both sides of the closing table.

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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 order to create continued success in today’s real estate market, realtors need to utilize an arsenal of technology that will increase their efficiency and presence on social media. Using technology to manage your prospects and tap into their needs through websites, social media, and other channels is critical for real estate success in 2022 and beyond.

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Never Count Real Estate Agents Out

RIS Media

In the wake of recent headlines surrounding the National Association of REALTORS®’ lawsuit settlement and the Department of Justice’s renewed interest in investigating commission practices, skepticism regarding the value of real estate professionals has surfaced across the nation. Yet, amidst the noise, it would be foolish to overlook the enduring significance of the role you… The post Never Count Real Estate Agents Out appeared first on RISMedia.

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Inman Connect Las Vegas: Your guide to real estate’s new era

Inman

Real estate’s new era is upon us. At Inman Connect Las Vegas in July, we’re bringing together real estate’s most trusted voices to cut through the noise and give our community the information and tools it needs to succeed moving forward.

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Assumable mortgage platform Roam partners with national lender on down payment assistance

Housing Wire

New York -based assumable mortgage platform Roam rolled out a new partnership with national lender Spring EQ to provide second-lien loans to Roam customers, the company announced on Thursday. The new service, Roam Boost, will cater to people with credit scores of at least 640 and down payments of at least 15%. Consider, for example, a home that costs $400,000, with an assumable mortgage amount of $280,000.

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10% mortgage rates? Consumers think we’re headed that way

Real Estate News

In a recent survey by the New York Fed, consumers said they expect rates to hit 8.7% in a year and 9.7% in three years.

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5 Data Proven Ways Agents Can Do 18% More Business

Curious as to how you could do 18% more business? How about 14 more transaction sides per year? Check out this infographic with data from a RealTrends study to learn more.