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How mortgage lenders are navigating life at 6%

Housing Wire

The markets have been shaken to the core. And it’s led to several sleepless nights for mortgage loan originators and mortgage executives. On Friday, the U.S. Consumer Price Index clocked an 8.6%

Home Price Deceleration Doesn’t Mean Home Price Depreciation

Keeping Current Matters

Experts in the real estate industry use a number of terms when they talk about what's happening with home prices. For Buyers For Sellers Housing Market Updates Pricing Content Hub

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27 Real Estate Flyer Templates You Can Use to Boost Your GCI

The Close

Real estate flyers play an active (and visible) role in most top producers’ marketing strategies. Having a stable of well-designed, easily editable real estate flyer templates at the ready is key when you’re hosting events, listing a property for sale, or actively recruiting clients.

What Do Home Buyers Buy after Moving

Eyes on Housing

NAHB analysis of Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that during the first year after closing on a home sale, home buyers tend to spend considerably more money on furnishings, appliances and remodeling compared to non-moving owners.

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.

Housing starts data raises 5th recession red flag

Housing Wire

I’m raising my fifth recession red flag today based on the Census Bureau ‘s May housing starts data. Housing starts showed a miss on the estimate but positive revisions. Housing starts came in at 1.549 million and housing permits came in at 1.695 million.

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Been Waiting to Sell and Buy a “Move-Up” Home? Now May Be the Perfect Time!

Lighter Side of Real Estate

Most people don’t buy their “forever house” right out of the gate. It’s hard to afford a home that has the size and amenities you want on your first (or even second) purchase. So most people start out with something a little smaller, needing some work, or not in their ideal location.

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Rapidly Rising Building Materials and Freight Prices Push Construction Costs Higher

Eyes on Housing

The prices of goods used in residential construction climbed 1.8% in May (not seasonally adjusted) and have increased 19.4%, year-over-year, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) report. Prices have surged 40.4% since January 2020. Building materials (i.e.,

Notarize lays off 25% of its workforce

Housing Wire

Notarize CEO, Pat Kinsel publicly announced that his firm had laid off 25% of its workforce (110 employees) in a Twitter thread on Wednesday. This is the second time the 7-year-old, Boston-based remote online notarization (RON) firm has undergone layoffs.

More Americans Choose Real Estate as the Best Investment Than Ever Before

Keeping Current Matters

Americans’ opinion on the value of real estate as an investment is climbing. For Buyers Housing Market Updates Content Hub

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 Is an HOA, or Homeowners Association?

Homes.com

You find the perfect house, but it's in a community with an HOA. What does that mean, exactly, and how much will it cost? The post What Is an HOA, or Homeowners Association? appeared first on Homes.com. Buying

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Federal Reserve Accelerates Rate Hikes

Eyes on Housing

To fight persistent inflation, the Federal Reserve has committed to significantly cooling demand. This approach reflects a non-monetary policy failure to fix underlying supply-side challenges that are pushing up inflation.

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How the Fed’s rate hike will affect the housing market

Housing Wire

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A Majority of Consumers Say It’s a Good Time To Sell Your House

Keeping Current Matters

If you’re a homeowner thinking about selling your house, you’re probably looking for the best time to make your move. For Sellers Content Hub

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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!

“Oh no, look at this:” Agents react to a housing market slowdown

Real Trends

It wasn’t so long ago that the housing market was characterized by YOLO, FOMO and 200-person deep lines at open houses. But a gradual slowdown that culminated in seismic shocks to the economy over the past week has changed the game for real estate agents and their clients.

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Weakening Builder Confidence Points to Economic Troubles Ahead

Eyes on Housing

Rising inflation and higher mortgage rates are slowing traffic of prospective home buyers and putting a damper on builder sentiment.

Industry uproar over 50 bps fee on GSE securities

Housing Wire

Mortgage industry stakeholders say a new 50 basis point fee on some Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac securities runs counter to the premise of a uniform mortgage backed security.

6 Critical Questions to Ask When Buying Land

Realty Biz

Things to Find Out Before Purchasing Land. Performing due diligence is vital when purchasing a home. It is even more crucial when buying a building lot. Buying land can be an exciting and profitable investment. However, it is important to ask questions and get advice before making a purchase.

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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!

Finally. No Bid on MBS.

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From my friend Kevin Oakley, I see this news on Twitter: Kevin Oakley on Twitter: “[link] @AliWolfEcon @robhahn / Twitter” [link] @AliWolfEcon @robhahn.

Multifamily Permits Holding Steady in April 2022

Eyes on Housing

Over the first four months of 2022, the total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 377,713. On a year-over-year (YoY) basis, this is a 1.7% decline over the April 2021 level of 384,196.

Wells Fargo’s rapidly shrinking mortgage business

Housing Wire

Wells Fargo this week warned investors the bank’s mortgage business could drop by almost 50% in the second quarter from the prior quarter.

How Artificial Intelligence is Affecting First-Time Home Buyers

Realty Biz

Technology allows us to take new approaches to old problems, and these approaches are faster, easier, and yield better results.

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 an MLS?

Homes.com

You might hear your real estate agent talk about an MLS. What is that, exactly? Here's what you need to know about multiple listing services. The post What Is an MLS? appeared first on Homes.com. Buying Selling a Home home search mls real estate insights

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Housing Starts Slow in May

Eyes on Housing

Single-family starts declined further in May, as higher interest rates weighed on housing affordability. This follows a sixth straight monthly decline for the NAHB/Wells Fargo HMI. Additionally, the cost and availability of materials, lumber, labor and lots remain key supply-side headwinds.

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As rates skyrocket, ‘Wall Street’ single family rental investors see opportunity

Housing Wire

Two new single-family rental (SFR) securitization deals sponsored by large institutional players — often described as “Wall Street” investors — hit the private label market in June, bringing the total deal count so far this year to 10.

Why We Believe the Future of Offers is All-Cash

HomeLight

At HomeLight, we believe the future of real estate lies in the hands of the best agents across the country. . In January 2020, we launched HomeLight Cash Offer ® mere weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

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!