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The savagely unhealthy housing market is now a nightmare

Housing Wire

The housing nightmare continues. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported that existing home sales for April came in at 5.41 million , down 3.4% from the previous month and 8.6% from last year. But, the savagely unhealthy data line was that home prices are up 14.8%.

Existing Home Sales Slow Again While Prices Surge

Eyes on Housing

As rising mortgage rates and higher home prices continued to price out homebuyers, existing home sales declined for four consecutive months, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). However, the trend in home price appreciation continued as supply remained tight.

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Real Estate Farming: How to Become the Go-to Agent in Your Neighborhood in 2022

The Close

Real estate farming is a lead generation and marketing strategy used by real estate professionals to generate consistent business from a specific geographic area.

The Average Homeowner Gained $64K in Equity over the Past Year

Keeping Current Matters

If you own a home, your net worth likely just got a big boost thanks to rising home equity. For Sellers Housing Market Updates Move-Up Buyers Pricing Content Hub

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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.

Opinion: Title insurance is vital to protecting the American dream

Housing Wire

As someone who spent a career in the title insurance industry – both as a builder of a title business and leader of the industry’s trade group, — I am proud of the role we play in helping to protect what most Americans consider the biggest purchase of their lives.

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Existing home sales fall for 4th consecutive month

Real Trends

As markets across the country have cooled thanks to rising mortgage rates and higher home prices, existing home sales fell in May for the fourth consecutive month. The seasonally adjusted sales rate for existing homes fell 3.4%

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Things To Avoid After Applying for a Home Loan

Keeping Current Matters

Once you’ve applied for a mortgage to buy a home, there are some key things to keep in mind. First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Move-Up Buyers

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UWM drops rates 50 to 100 basis points in bid for brokers

Housing Wire

United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), the nation’s largest wholesale lender, wants to beat rival lenders by offering competitive pricing to brokers, a move designed to navigate a shrinking mortgage market with compressed margins.

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One in Three Workers in Construction Is Hispanic

Eyes on Housing

Hispanics are an important source of labor in the U.S. construction industry, where skilled labor shortage is a long-term issue. One in three workers in the US construction industry is Hispanic.

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.

How Real Estate Agents can Automate Their Social Media Accounts

Realty Biz

According to the National Association of Realtors , highlights indicate that existing and pending home sales have seen a steep decline. The housing market showcases a housing shortage, with rising mortgage rates at 5.8% and inflation rates at 8.6%.

Why Achieving the Dream of Homeownership Can Be More Difficult for Some Americans

Keeping Current Matters

Today we take time to honor and recognize the past and present experiences of Black Americans. First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Housing Market Updates

PIMCO-backed FGMC lays off most staffers

Housing Wire

Mortgage lender First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation cut about 80% of its workforce on Friday and has stopped accepting new mortgage applications, HousingWire has learned. Former employees said the lender has “essentially shuttered.”

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Employment Situation in May: State-Level Analysis

Eyes on Housing

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 32 states and the District of Columbia in May compared to the previous month while 18 states lost jobs.

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!

How to Make the Most of Local Real Estate Marketing

Realty Biz

One of the main reasons why new real estate agents fail is because they are unable to market themselves effectively. A high proportion ( 87% ) of new real estate agents fail within five years of entering the profession. However, real estate brokers in the top 10% earned more than $150,000 a year.

Homeownership Is a Great Hedge Against the Impact of Rising Inflation

Keeping Current Matters

If you’re following along with the news today, you’ve heard about rising inflation. First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Pricing Content Hub

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JPMorgan Chase starts to cut mortgage jobs

Housing Wire

JPMorgan Chase , the nation’s largest bank, has started a workforce reduction of its mortgage lending business this week after having been struck by a tightening monetary policy that drove mortgage rates to over 6%.

Has the housing market finally peaked? Experts weigh in

The Mortgage Report

Has the U.S. housing market peaked? There are signs a cool-off could be coming. Here's what home buyers should know. Real Estate

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!

The Top 5 Apps That Every Real Estate Agent Needs

Realty Biz

Real estate technology will inevitably change the way you run your business. Times have changed and so have the real estate technology tools that agents use to communicate with potential clients, generate leads, and keep their business afloat.

A Seller’s Guide To When A Buyer Does and Doesn’t Get Their Earnest Money Back

HomeLight

DISCLAIMER: This blog post is meant to be used for informational purposes only, not legal advice. If you need assistance navigating the legalities of keeping earnest money from a real estate transaction, HomeLight always encourages you to reach out to your own advisor.

New home sales beats estimates, but what does it mean?

Housing Wire

New home sales beat the headline estimates and had positive revisions. How on earth did that happen? Not only that, the monthly supply data was revised lower from nine months to 8.3 months for the previous report. Let me tell you, we had a lot of shocked faces in economic land this morning.

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10 Pool Design Ideas to Transform Your Backyard

Point2Homes

A swimming pool can be a superb addition to your backyard. Not only does it provide a fantastic way to cool off and enjoy some exercise, but it’s also a great place for socializing. And the best news? Gone are the days of standard rectangular pools that look somewhat out of place.

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!

A How-to Guide for Moving to a New Home with Pets

Realty Biz

Moving to a New Home with Pets. When moving day arrives, no one wants to leave behind their favorite family member, right? But, if your pet has become clingy, standoffish, or maybe excited at the sight of the suitcase, then you know how sensitive they can be to the change of scenery.

Seasoned Pros Answer Your Top 15 Divorce and Real Estate Questions

HomeLight

DISCLAIMER: This blog post is meant to be used for informational purposes only, not legal advice. If you need assistance navigating the legalities of keeping or selling your home in a divorce, HomeLight always encourages you to reach out to your own advisor.

Purchase mortgage apps defy surging rates

Housing Wire

Despite mortgage rates reaching the highest level in 14 years, mortgage applications increased 4.2% from the prior week, according to the latest Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) survey for the week ending June 17.

What is an Open House? A Complete Guide for Buyers and Sellers

Redfin

Odds are, if you are a first-time homebuyer , you’ve probably heard the term “open house.” ” Especially since Covid-19 restrictions are relaxing throughout the country, more and more sellers are opting to host open houses again. But what is an open house?

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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!