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Housing permits reflect rising builder confidence

Housing Wire

Today, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that housing starts came in as a miss of estimates at 1.52 million for October and housing permits came in at a beat at 1.65 million.

Home Sales About To Surge? We May See a Winter Like Never Before.

Keeping Current Matters

Like most industries, residential real estate has a seasonality to it. For example, toy stores sell more toys in October, November, and December than they do in any other three-month span throughout the year. More cars are sold in the U.S.

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Single-Family Built-for-Rent: Best Quarter on Record

Eyes on Housing

The number of single-family built-for-rent (SFBFR) construction starts reached its highest quarterly volume on record during the third quarter of 2021.

Cash-rich Investors spent record amounts on U.S. homes in Q3

Realty Biz

Investors have been throwing record-breaking amounts of cash into real estate, spending $63.6 billion on U.S. homes in the third quarter – up 78% from a year ago, according to a new Redfin study published this week. The report found investors bought a combined 90,215 homes in Q3, up 80.2%

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.

Mortgage rates climb back up, to 3.10%

Housing Wire

Mortgage rates strongly increased above 3% in the week ending November 18, according to the latest Freddie Mac PMMS mortgage report. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage hit 3.10%, up 12 basis points from 2.98% the week prior.

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Multifamily Missing Middle Production Lags

Eyes on Housing

The missing middle construction sector includes development of medium-density housing, including townhouses, duplexes and other small multifamily properties.

How to Use SEO for Real Estate Marketing

Realty Biz

These days, more than 90% of people looking for a home use the internet. That means that if you want to reach your target buyers, you need to come up with a way to reach them. That’s where SEO comes in.

Investors spent a record $63B to buy homes in Q3

Housing Wire

Real estate investors spent a record $63.6 billion to purchase homes in the third quarter, up 78% from a year earlier, with an intense housing shortage fueling their returns, according to a Redfin report published on Monday. In total, investors acquired 90,215 homes in the third quarter, an 80.2%

Sellers: You’ll Likely Get Multiple Strong Offers This Season

Keeping Current Matters

Are you thinking about selling your house right now, but you’re not sure you’ll have the time to do so as the holidays draw near? If so, consider this: even as the holiday season approaches, there are plenty of buyers out there, and they really want your house.

What Agents Should Be Doing Every Day to Succeed With Leads

Top agents do this every day to succeed.do you? It’s all about the follow-up. Top agents shared their perfected processes, and we compiled it into a super easy visual to-do list for Real Estate lead follow up that wins. Get the list now!

September Single-Family Permit Gains

Eyes on Housing

Over the first nine months of 2021, the total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 864,184. On a year-over-year (YoY) basis, this is a 21.2% increase over the September 2020 level of 713,286.

What to Look for in a Good Real Estate Agent

Realty Biz

You may think that, when you buy a house, the only important thing is the house itself. While the house will play the biggest role, a good estate agent can help you find the perfect house.

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October saw mortgage apps rise for new homes by 6%

Housing Wire

Mortgage applications for new home purchases dipped by 15.2% year-to-year in October, according to a monthly builder survey published by the Mortgage Bankers Association this week. However, on a month-to-month basis, activity was actually 6% higher in October than in the month prior.

Retirement May Be Changing What You Need in a Home

Keeping Current Matters

The past year and a half brought about significant life changes for many of us. For some, it meant entering retirement earlier than expected. Recent data shows more people retired this year than anticipated.

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The #1 Reason Why Sales Coaching is Critical to Your 2022 Sales Success

Speaker: Tim Hughes, Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Leadership Associates

Join Tim Hughes, Author of Social Selling – Influencing Buyers and Changemakers and Co-Founder/CEO of Digital Leadership Associates, as he details how investing in sales coaching will teach your team how to navigate social media and therefore create greater sales success.

Record Share of NAHB Members Report Labor Shortages

Eyes on Housing

Friday’s post described how, in the construction industry, job layoffs have plunged while unfilled job positions remain elevated (according to the government’s latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover report).

What is a BPO and When to Use Them?

Realty Biz

A Broker Price Opinion (BPO) is very similar to an appraisal except that a real estate broker (or agent) does it rather than a lender’s appraiser. A BPO is also similar to a comparative market analysis (CMA) that real estate agents use to suggest a listing price to a seller.

VA hikes appraisal fees, turn-times in select markets

Housing Wire

The Department of Veterans Affairs will raise appraisal fees and lengthen allowable turnaround times in select markets across the country in response to high demand for appraisals.

The 3 Keys to Better Email Marketing [LIVE WEBINAR]

Keeping Current Matters

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How Sales Enablement is Supporting Social Selling in 2022

Speaker: Brynne Tillman CEO | LinkedIn Whisperer at Social Sales Link

In this 1-hour session, Brynne Tillman from Social Sales Link will teach you why Sales Enablement teams should own Social Selling

Builder Confidence Up on Strong Demand Even as Supply Side Challenges Persist

Eyes on Housing

Low existing inventories and strong buyer demand helped push builder confidence higher for the third consecutive month even as supply-side challenges – including building material bottlenecks and lot and labor shortages – remain stubbornly persistent.

Americans are Prioritizing Homeownership Over Other Luxuries

Coldwell Banker

Latest Coldwell Banker survey reveals Americans are prioritizing homeownership. The post Americans are Prioritizing Homeownership Over Other Luxuries appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter. 2021 Fall Survey Fall Survey homeownership real estate

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Better.com forecasts another rough quarter

Housing Wire

Vishal Garg, founder and CEO, Better.com.

Single-family home starts stall in October due to supply and labor shortages

Realty Biz

Never-ending supply chain woes and a seemingly impossible to solve labor shortage continued to hamper the building industry in October, with single-family home starts falling again. A report from the U.S.

The Secret to Building Successful Digital Sales Programs in 2022 and Beyond

Speaker: Jordi Gili, International Speaker, Managing Director at Execus, Professor Geneva Business School

In this session Prof. Jordi Gili with the Geneva Business School will share key learnings from digital sales programs and will hint at the Key Performance Indicators that Digital Sales programs should aspire to in 2023.

Construction Loans Slightly More Available, But at Higher Rates

Eyes on Housing

In the third quarter of 2021, effective interest rates increased on all four categories of loans tracked in NAHB’s Survey on Acquisition, Development & Construction (AD&C). This result reverses a general downward trend that had prevailed since the third quarter of last year.

The best first-time home buyer loans in 2021

The Mortgage Report

The best first-time home buyer loans allow low down payments and make it easy to qualify. Read about the 6 best first-time home buyer programs here. Buying a home First-Time Home Buyers Mortgage Products Mortgage Strategy

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Flagstar is banking on the private-label market

Housing Wire

Alessandro P. DiNello, president and CEO of president at F lagstar Bancorp. Flagstar Bancorp. has been on a tear in 2021 when it comes to pursuing private-label securitizations, with 13 deals backed by some 22,000 home loans valued at $8 billion now under its belt through mid-November of this year.

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Study reveals gender gap in credit card borrowing limits

Realty Biz

The gender pay gap in the U.S. has been well documented, but new research shows that men don’t just earn more money, on average, but they also get higher borrowing limits when it comes to credit.

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