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The Pandemic’s Impact on Consumer Shopping Behavior in Mortgage & Real Estate

Housing Wire

Our job as mortgage professionals is to help consumers when and how they need us. This is especially important in the current crisis as the behaviors of both consumers and those in the housing industry are changing.

The #1 Reason Not to Wait to List Your House for Sale

Keeping Current Matters

Many industries have been devastated by the economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19 virus. Real estate is not one of them.

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Bank of Canada Ending Pandemic Program That Helped Real Estate Prices Surge

Better Dwelling

On the day Canadian home sales and prices hit record highs, the central bank announces an end to the program partially responsible for the surge. The Bank of Canada (BoC) flooded the market with cheap mortgage credit in March.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Second Week in October 2020

Sotheby's International Real Estate

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles, and home. Palm Springs, California | Gerard Bisignano , Vista Sotheby’s International Realty .

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Average 30-year mortgage rate falls to another all-time low

Housing Wire

The average U.S. mortgage rate for a 30-year fixed loan fell to 2.81% this week, the lowest in Freddie Mac’s survey history, the mortgage giant said in a report on Thursday.

6 Reasons You’ll Win by Selling with a Real Estate Agent This Fall

Keeping Current Matters

There are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times, like what we face today, it becomes even more important to have an expert you trust to help guide you through the process.

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Canadian Real Estate Prices Make Biggest Jump In The G7, During The Pandemic

Better Dwelling

Canadian real estate prices made one of the largest leaps on news of a pandemic-driven economic shut down. US Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas data shows most G7 countries saw prices rise in real terms during Q2.

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Luxury home sales rise 41.5%, making biggest jump since 2013

Housing Wire

In the largest increase since 2013, luxury home sales rose 41.5% in the third quarter, according to a new report from Redfin. While sales in this segment of the housing market have skyrocketed, the sales of medium-priced homes went up only 3% and sales of affordable homes actually declined by 4.2%.

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Do You Have Enough Money Saved for a Down Payment?

Keeping Current Matters

One of the biggest misconceptions for first-time homebuyers is how much you’ll need to save for a down payment. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t always have to put 20% down to buy a house. Here’s how it breaks down.

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New Development Spotlight: The Paramount in Houston, Texas

Sotheby's International Real Estate

Showcasing the height of new luxury construction in some of the world’s most sought after locations, let’s explore an exclusive new development from our worldwide network. Houston, Texas | Hedley Karpas & Karen Gillespie , Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty .

A quick sale or a better sale

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Appraisal coalition pledges to combat bias and discrimination

Housing Wire

The Appraisal Institute , American Society of Appraisers , American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers , and the Massachusetts Board of Real Estate Appraisers announced a concerted effort to combat unconscious bias and discrimination in a release on Friday.

Do You Need to Know More about Forbearance and Mortgage Relief Options?

Keeping Current Matters

Earlier this year when the nation pressed pause on the economy and unemployment rates jumped up significantly, many homeowners were immediately concerned about being able to pay their mortgages, and understandably so.

First-time home buyers guide: 23 first-time buyer questions answered

The Morgtage Report

Considering making the jump from renter to homeowner? This first time home buyer guide tells you what you need to know. Buying a home


How COVID-19 changed the leasing industry

REM Online

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The forbearance crash bros spoke too soon

Housing Wire

The health and economic crisis has made 2020 a horrific year for many Americans. Added to all that misery we had terrible fires in the West and hurricanes in the East. From my perspective, that ball in Times Square can’t drop fast enough hailing the end of this year.

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How to Solve the Inventory Crisis & Get More Listings [LIVE WEBINAR]

Keeping Current Matters

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Your next renovation project according to your province


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U.S. home prices hit a record high in 2020. Is home buying still affordable?

The Morgtage Report

The median U.S. home price hit a record high during coronavirus. But thanks to low rates, home buying is still affordable for many. Buying a home Mortgage Rates

National Fair Housing Alliance partners with LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance

Housing Wire

The LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance organization announced that it is partnering with the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) and has landed its first corporate sponsor, Engel & V?lkers. lkers. The LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance, which officially launched on Oct.

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6 Essential Fall Maintenance Tasks

RIS Media

With autumn here, now is the perfect time for homeowners to get their property in shape and help avoid problems in the months ahead. Here are six key jobs agents can tell their clients to tackle before cold weather sets in. Caulk around exterior door and window frames for a tight seal.

23 Ridiculous Real Estate Facts That Are Actually True

The Close

Need a break from the craziness of work for a few minutes? Looking for some conversation starters for your next Zoom office cocktail hour? The Close has you covered. Here are 23 outrageous but true real estate facts you can use to lighten your day and impress your friends.

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FIRE and home buying: Can you retire early with a mortgage?

The Morgtage Report

Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE) requires you to reduce debts and save most of your income. But home buying with a mortgage is still possible. Buying a home Mortgage Strategy

Homes in high-risk wildfire areas are more affordable

Housing Wire

Wildfires continue to rip through the west coast, but that doesn’t mean homebuyers won’t purchase in high-risk areas. More than 4.5 million homes are located in areas at high risk of wildfire across the states of Washington, Oregon and California, with a total estimated home value of $3.3

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New iPhone Lineup and How It Benefits Your Real Estate Business

RIS Media

During a time when you rely heavily on your mobile device to keep connected to your real estate business, your smartphone is your lifesaver during a busy real estate season.

CMHC: Mortgage Deferrals On Toronto Real Estate 12%, Vancouver 11%

Better Dwelling

Canadians are beginning to resume paying their mortgages, after many requested deferrals. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) broke down insured mortgage payment deferrals in August. At a national level, CMHC is seeing the rate of payment deferrals similar to the general market.

Eppich House 2: An iconic Canadian masterpiece

REM Online

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Ahead of its big IPO, United Wholesale Mortgage reports record volume and margins

Housing Wire

Just one quarter away from its expected public debut, United Wholesale Mortgage reported record loan volume in the third quarter. The Detroit-based company, the largest wholesale lender in the U.S. originated $54.2 billion in closed loans during the third quarter, an 81% increase from the $29.9

How Every Agent Can Help Solve Our Inventory Shortage

RIS Media

Every agent today needs more listings. If you had another listing, you would have another sale; it’s that simple. What’s not simple is solving our inventory shortage.

VA loan rates are the lowest of any mortgage program

The Morgtage Report

VA loan rates are typically the lowest on the market, even below FHA or conventional mortgage rates. Find out if you qualify for a low-rate VA loan. Mortgage Products Mortgage Rates VA Loans VA Refinance