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Redfin faces lawsuit claiming it favors white neighborhoods

Housing Wire

The National Fair Housing Alliance and nine other housing organizations filed a lawsuit against Redfin on Wednesday, accusing the online brokerage of racial discrimination and favoritism toward predominately white neighborhoods.

How Down Payment Assistance Opens the Door to Homeownership

Keeping Current Matters

Many people are eager to buy a home right now while affordability continues to be a highlight of the current housing market. However, a recent survey by Sparks Research shows that 20% of first-time homebuyers cite a lack of financial education as a barrier to homeownership.

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7 surefire tips to make your social presence relevant and work for your business

Inman

Are you ready to expand your outreach on platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter?

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9 Comics That Show What It’s Like Being a Real Estate Agent

Lighter Side of Real Estate

Agents: Share articles like these with your branding on them. Learn More. Members: Sign in here to share this article with your branding. Sign in here. Not a member? Seriously? Learn how you can share articles like this one with your branding. Learn more.

Reimagining How Construction Companies Capture Progress Tracking

Speaker: Felipe Engineer-Manriquez, Christopher Gagliardi, George Hedley, and Jason Nichols

Join our esteemed panelists for their discussion on the importance of progress tracking which ultimately touches upon every digital aspect within the construction cycle. Our thought-leaders' years of experience on the job sites can help you build a better future at your company.

Is 2021 a good time to buy a house?

Housing Wire

This year’s housing market has been plagued with low inventory, rising home prices, and endless bidding wars, making it hard for some would-be homeowners to get their foot in the door. Will 2021 be any different? Or, will it be a good time to buy a home?

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Home Price Appreciation Accelerates in August

Eye on Housing

In August, home price appreciation accelerated in major markets across the nation. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index, reported by S&P Dow Jones Indices, rose at a seasonally adjusted annual growth rate of 12.1% in August, faster than an 8.9% increase in July.

Buying Your First House: Tips For Buyers

RIS Media

When taking on any new project, the more you know and understand, the better things are likely to go. The same is true when buying a home for the first time. With our first-time buyer tips, you should be able to avoid many of the problems that can prevent your purchase from going well.

Holy smokes — new home sales are up 32.1% year over year

Housing Wire

The one economic sector that has blown away my estimates this year has been the new home sales market. I predicted peak year-to-date growth of 4.7% but this was before COVID-19, which temporarily crushed bond yields and mortgage rates.

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Buyer Interest Is Growing among Younger Generations

Keeping Current Matters

The demand for homes this year is extraordinary as record-breaking numbers of hopeful buyers continue to shop for homes. In a normal year, the peak homebuying season comes to a close by early fall. However, 2020 is anything but a normal year, and the housing market is no exception.

A year of relocation: Where luxury buyers moved in 2020

Inman

A new report from Coldwell Banker sheds light on where the wealthy moved this year, why they relocated and what they're looking for in a home.

Renting an Apartment for the First Time

Point2Homes

Image: Antonio Guillem / Shutterstock.com. If you’re considering moving out of your parent’s home and into your first apartment, you’re probably pumped. Renting an apartment for the first time can be an exciting experience.

Home price index sees greatest gain in over 2 years

Housing Wire

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller index of home prices in 19* U.S. cities rose 5.7% in August from a year ago, the greatest year-over-year gain since 2018, driven unsurprisingly by tightened supply amid record-low interest rates. The August increase was larger than the 4.8%

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Three Ways Low Inventory Is a Win for Sellers

Keeping Current Matters

The number of houses for sale today is significantly lower than the high buyer activity in the current housing market. According to Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors ( NAR ): “There is no shortage of hopeful, potential buyers, but inventory is historically low.” ” When the demand for homes is higher than what’s available for sale, it’s a great time for homeowners to sell their house.

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Former Zillow exec Greg Schwartz wants to make buying a home easier

Inman

New startup Tomo is aiming to improve the real estate transaction experience with a $40 million seed round. Select Technology Carey Armstrong Greg Scwartz nfx offerpad opendoor pete flint Ribbit rich barton spencer rascoff Tomo trulia Zillow

When Selling Your Home Make Sure It Is Market Ready Day One [Video]

Mandrona Group

The 5 Rights Of Selling Your Home When we talk about getting your home Market Ready Day One we. Read More. Home Seller Real Estate Blog Real Estate Terms Seller Presentation Videos

Protected: A home shopper’s guide to navigating a competitive market

Housing Wire

This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post Protected: A home shopper’s guide to navigating a competitive market appeared first on HousingWire. Citi Mortgage Special Reports

#282: The Smart Way to Start a Side Hustle, with Alan Donegan

Afford Anything

Has the economic uncertainty of 2020 made you think about creating your own stream of income? Has the turmoil of 2020 also caused you to feel so overwhelmed that you bought a plot of sand in which you bury your head on a daily basis? We get it.

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5 wealth trends shaping luxury real estate in 2020

Inman

The luxury segment has been the unexpected surprise of 2020. Despite a short dip in April and May, the market bounced back. The median price of luxury single-family homes* has increased by 4.8% since January, and sales volume has doubled since May.

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A definition of the term Starter Home and why no one should use it

The American Genius for Real Estate

(HOMEOWNERSHIP) You see the term in the MLS for fixer uppers. You hear it when Realtors are working with first time buyers. But the term "starter home" shouldn't be in anyone's vocabulary.

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Refis lead the way as mortgage applications rise 1.7%

Housing Wire

After two weeks of slight declines , mortgage applications regained their footing last week, rising 1.7% from the week prior, according to a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association.

How To Win A Real Estate Bidding War | Success Stories [Video]

Mandrona Group

THE MADRONA GROUP SUCCESS STORIES VIDEO SERIESHow Many Times Can You Sell The Same House? SUCCESS STORY VIDEO]November 21, 2019WHY. Read More. Buyer Presentation Home Buyer Real Estate Blog Success Stories Videos

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The 3-D freedom formula for personal branding

Inman

In the above session from Connect Now, Michael Carr and Tonya Eberhart of BrandFace share their exclusive 3-D Freedom Formula for personal branding, designed to help you define, develop and display a strong personal brand that sets you apart from your competitors.

Zombie Foreclosures Down in Q4 2020

RIS Media

Zombie foreclosures—properties that are in the process of foreclosure while sitting empty—are down 4.4 percent from the third quarter of 2020, according to ATTOM Data Solutions’ latest Vacant Property and Zombie Foreclosure Report. According to ATTOM, there are a total of 1.6 million homes (1.6

Is now a good time to sell a home?

Housing Wire

As news of rising home prices spreads, more and more homeowners consider selling their properties. . After all, higher home prices mean bigger profits, right? Unfortunately, home prices aren’t the only thing you’ll want to think about before listing your home—especially amid a pandemic.

Is It Realistic to Get A Mortgage Without 20% Down?

Mandrona Group

Most first-time homebuyers wonder if it is even realistic to get a mortgage without 20% down payment, they assume that. Read More. Real Estate Blog Financing Home Buyer

Agent fired and arrested for racist incident caught on viral video

Inman

Paul Ng had been with Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty since 2011. The firm condemned his "abhorrent, unacceptable behavior.".

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Celebrating RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers

RIS Media

RISMedia’s Newsmakers are individuals in the real estate industry who are making headlines for their newsworthy contributions to the housing industry, and whose efforts are positively affecting the consumers and communities they serve. The following individuals went above and beyond in 2019.

Here are the top 15 cities where Gen Z wants to buy a home

Housing Wire

Gen Zers are finally starting to break into the housing market. According to TransUnion, Gen Z mortgage originations jumped 84% at the end of last year, and if recent survey data from Freddie Mac rings true, those numbers should grow substantially over the coming years. .

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Luxury home sales have doubled in the last 12 months

Realty Biz

While home sales have increased in every price bracket since the COVID-19 pandemic began, they’re rising much more quickly at the upper end of the market.

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