January, 2022

5 predictions for the 2022 housing market

Housing Wire

This article is part of our HousingWire 2022 forecast series. After the series wraps, join us on February 8 for the HW+ Virtual 2022 Forecast Event.

Why Waiting To Sell Your House Could Cost You a Small Fortune

Keeping Current Matters

Many homeowners who plan to sell in 2022 may think the wise thing to do is to wait for the spring buying market since historically about 40 percent of home sales occur between April and July. For Sellers Housing Market Updates Interest Rates Move-Up Buyers Pricing Selling Myths Content Hub

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Building Materials Prices Increase 1.5% in December, Lumber Volatility at 75-Year High

Eyes on Housing

The prices of goods used in residential construction ex-energy climbed 1.5% in December (not seasonally adjusted), according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The index was driven higher by large price increases for wood products.

Renting a House Is Getting Way More Expensive. Is It Time to Buy?

Lighter Side of Real Estate

Prices for everything have been going up—from food, to gas, to services, and people are getting less for the dollar. Rents are no exception.

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.

Study shows homeownership still more affordable than renting in most parts of the U.S.

Realty Biz

Rising home prices and the issues that causes for housing affordability have attracted plenty of headlines over the past year. But homeownership is still more affordable than renting in most markets, according to the latest study by ATTOM Data Solutions.

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Housing inventory crisis continues in 2022

Housing Wire

Early in 2021, when I was talking about how people should worry about home prices overheating, I had a glimmer of hope that maybe toward the end of 2021 we would be spared another seasonal collapse of inventory.

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Sellers: Don’t Wait Until Spring To Make Your Move

Keeping Current Matters

As you plan out your goals for the year, moving up to your dream home may top the list. For Sellers Interest Rates Pricing Selling Myths Content Hub

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Existing Home Sales Strongest Since 2006 Despite Supply Limits

Eyes on Housing

Fueled by low mortgage interest rates and strong demand, annual existing home sales reached 15-year high in 2021, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

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How Long Does a Title Search Take

RIS Media

There is one common element to all real estate purchases. It would be best to make sure that the property you are interested in has a clear title. As obvious as this step seems, many seem to ignore it.

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!

The Greener Grass of Real Estate

Realty Biz

It’s no secret that houses with great landscaping have a more attractive curbside appeal. When it comes to increasing the value of your home, revamping your landscaping and hardscaping can make a bigger difference than you might think.

Should you build or buy a house in 2022?: Cost comparison

The Mortgage Report

Is it cheaper to build or buy a house? Endless variables can change the answer. But this article can help you weigh the costs and benefits of both options.

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Mortgage delinquency rate reaches prepandemic levels

Housing Wire

Mortgage delinquency rates hit pre-pandemic levels in October due to labor market improvements and home equity increases, according to the most recent CoreLogic Loan Performance Report. The expectation is that rates will continue to decline during 2022. In October, 3.8%

How Much Do You Need for Your Down Payment?

Keeping Current Matters

As you set out on your homebuying journey, you likely have a plan in place, and you’re working on saving for your purchase. Buying Myths Down Payments For Buyers

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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.

2021 U.S. Population Growth Lowest on Record

Eyes on Housing

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the of the United States increased by 393,000 to an estimated 332 million from the previous year. In 2021, the estimated population growth rate of 0.12 percent was the lowest since the Bureau began collecting this data beginning in 1900.

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U.S. Foreclosure Activity Drops to an All-Time Low in 2021

RIS Media

Foreclosure filings were down 29% from 2020 and down 95% from a peak of nearly 2.9 million in 2010, to the lowest level since tracking began in 2005, according ATTOM’s Year-End 2021 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, released this week.

Ask Brian: How Do Real Estate Developers Make Money?

Realty Biz

Ask Brian is a weekly column by Real Estate Expert Brian Kline. If you have questions on real estate investing, DIY, home buying/selling, or other housing inquiries please email your questions to askbrian@realtybiznews.com.

Creative strategies to buy a house in 2022

The Mortgage Report

With home prices up and inventory down, buying a house in 2022 can take some creativity. Here's what the experts say you should do. Buying a home Mortgage Strategy

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

Milo launches a crypto mortgage product

Housing Wire

Milo , a Miami-based digital lender, will soon offer a crypto mortgage to clients with digital assets. And the company claims that there is already a waitlist for the product. According to Milo’s press release , clients who use the company’s services can pledge their Bitcoin to purchase a property.

With Mortgage Rates Climbing, Now’s the Time To Act

Keeping Current Matters

Last week, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac jumped from 3.22% to 3.45%. Buying Myths First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Housing Market Updates Interest Rates Move-Up Buyers Content Hub

Residential Building Worker Wages Grow Rapidly

Eyes on Housing

Average hourly earnings for residential building workers have been growing fast recently, driven by the tightening construction labor market. Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the unemployment rate declined to 3.9% in December, the lowest rate since the pandemic.

How to Break Up With a Difficult Client

RIS Media

As a real estate agent, you spend a great deal of time soliciting to build your roster. The goal is generally to garner clients that will give you repeat business —and good word of mouth. As such, the thought of ending a client relationship may seem unfathomable.

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.

How Fast Do Homes Sell in Boston?

Realty Biz

Boston’s real estate market is one of the fastest growing housing markets in the nation over the past decade. Median sales prices have consistently grown by near double-digit margins since 2015 thanks to a rapidly growing local population and a shortage of single-family homes.

What Hurts a Home Appraisal? 16 Factors That Can Bring the Value Down

HomeLight

Your scheduled home appraisal is nearing, and no matter the circumstances, it’s always an intimidating event. Whether you plan to buy, sell, or refinance your home, an appraiser’s opinion holds a lot of weight. What hurts a home appraisal and is there anything you can do about it?

Home affordability plummeted in fourth quarter

Housing Wire

Homeownership continues to swerve into unaffordable territory, with median-priced single-family homes becoming less affordable in three-quarters of the nation’s market, a report published by ATTOM Data Solutions last week said.

What’s Going To Happen with Home Prices This Year?

Keeping Current Matters

After almost two years of double-digit increases, many experts thought home price appreciation would decelerate or happen at a slower pace in the last quarter of 2021. For Buyers For Sellers Housing Market Updates Pricing Content Hub

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