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Do Solar Panels Increase Property Value? Does it Add Green to Go Green?


As a homeowner, you love the idea of green energy , and installing solar panels to help the environment. And if you can save money by adding some green to your wallet, that’s even better!

What Are Comps in Real Estate

Realty Biz

When you are looking to sell your home, it is essential to have a fair and accurate price. Overpricing leads to failure. Under pricing leads to money left on the table. On the other hand, when you’re buying a home, the last thing you want to do is overpay.


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Applications for new homes dropped 14% in April

Housing Wire

Skyrocketing mortgage rates and a slowdown in new home constructions led to a drop in home purchases in April. Mortgage applications for new home purchases dropped 10.6% in April from the same period last year, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association builder application survey.

The One Thing Every Homeowner Needs To Know About a Recession

Keeping Current Matters

A recession does not equal a housing crisis. For Buyers For Sellers Housing Market Updates Content Hub

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.

Gains for Custom Home Building

Eyes on Housing

NAHB’s analysis of Census Data from the Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design survey indicates custom home building posted a year-over-years gain for the first quarter of 2022. There were 46,000 total custom building starts during the first quarter of the year.

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This savagely unhealthy housing market needs higher rates

Housing Wire

The National Association of Realtors reported Thursday that existing home sales for April came in at 5.61 million , with double-digit home-price growth driving a housing market that is still savagely unhealthy.

Why Rising Mortgage Rates Push Buyers off the Fence

Keeping Current Matters

If you’re thinking about buying a home, you’ve probably heard mortgage rates are rising and have wondered what that means for you. Buying Myths First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Housing Market Updates Interest Rates Move-Up Buyers Content Hub

Builder Confidence Plunges on Rising Interest Rates, Growing Affordability Woes

Eyes on Housing

In a sign that the housing market is now slowing, builder confidence took a steep drop in May as growing affordability challenges in the form of rapidly rising interest rates, double-digit price increases for material costs and ongoing home price appreciation are taking a toll on buyer demand.

How Important is Flooring When Selling a House?


There are a million competing priorities when you’re preparing to list your home on the real estate market. For example, does your home have adequate curb appeal? Is it worth replacing the worn-out windows in your guest bedroom? How essential are appliances and countertops in the kitchen?

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.

Purchase mortgage rates drop to 5.25% as demand wanes

Housing Wire

Purchase mortgage rates this week averaged 5.25%, down five basis points from a week ago , as some individuals put the American homeownership dream on standby due to higher rates and surging home prices, according to the latest Freddie Mac PMMS.

How Homeownership Can Bring You Joy

Keeping Current Matters

If you're trying to decide whether to rent or buy a home, you're probably weighing a few different factors. First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Rent vs. Buy


Townhouse Construction Growing

Eyes on Housing

According to NAHB analysis of the most recent Census data of Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design, during the first quarter of 2022 single-family attached starts totaled 36,000, which is 16% higher than the first quarter of 2021.

Mortgage rate predictions for mid- to late-2022

The Mortgage Report

How high will mortgage rates go? See mortgage rate predictions for mid- to late-2022 from eight industry-leading housing experts. Mortgage Rates

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.

Housing starts data lags reality of higher mortgage rates

Housing Wire

The U.S. Census Bureau released their new residential construction report for April, showing a miss on the estimate and a negative revisions data line, which I believe is lagging behind the current market reality.

If You’re a Homeowner, You Have Incredible Leverage When You Sell Today

Keeping Current Matters

In today’s housing market, homeowners have a great opportunity to sell their house and receive the best terms for their personal situation. For Sellers Housing Market Updates

Strong Gains for Single-Family Built-for-Rent

Eyes on Housing

The single-family built-for-rent sector continues to expand as housing affordability headwinds increase.

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Housing starts stagnate, market conditions are rapidly shifting

The American Genius for Real Estate

Housing starts for April stagnated, marking the second consecutive months of declines, and more renters being left out of this shifting market. The post Housing starts stagnate, market conditions are rapidly shifting appeared first on The American Genius Real Estate.

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!

The housing industry will soon be up in ARMs

Housing Wire

If there’s a bet to be made on the future of the non-agency lending space, it’s that the adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) will become far more popular this year as purchase mortgages increasingly dominate a housing market pivoting to an up-rate environment.

Everything You Need to Know about Belvedere Castle in Central Park

Fancy Pants Homes

As it turns out, you don’t have to travel all the way to Germany or France to see a veritable castle — there are some very beautiful castles in the New York area as well. In fact, there’s a magnificent castle nestled in one of the busiest and most well-known parks in the world.

Existing Home Sales Fall to Near Two-Year Low

Eyes on Housing

As rising mortgage rates and higher home prices continued to price out first-time and young homebuyers and reduce affordability, existing home sales dropped to the lowest level since June 2020, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

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The best real world marketing examples from truly successful companies

The American Genius for Real Estate

(MARKETING) Harry Dry has created an approachable resource on marketing, with articles covering subjects from titles, to SEO, and even video games. The post The best real world marketing examples from truly successful companies appeared first on The American Genius Real Estate.

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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!

Layoffs, again: Fairway is the latest lender to trim workforce

Housing Wire

Madison-based Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. appears to be the latest mortgage lender to cut jobs due to the challenging origination market, showing that surging mortgage rates and home prices are now affecting companies with a high share of purchase loans in their portfolios.

Should buyers worry about home values falling? (Podcast)

The Mortgage Report

Skyrocketing home prices have some buyers worried about their new home's value dropping. While a small correction could come, the market should stay stable. Buying a home

Single-Family Starts Decline as Rates, Headwinds Increase

Eyes on Housing

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

Proof that influencer marketing actually dates back hundreds of years

The American Genius for Real Estate

(MARKETING) You may roll your eyes at sexy strangers hawking snake oil on social media, but influencer marketing is nothing new. The post Proof that influencer marketing actually dates back hundreds of years appeared first on The American Genius Real Estate.

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.