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Mortgage forbearance drops as expiration date nears

Housing Wire

Mortgages in forbearance fell for the 15th consecutive week last week to 4.04% of servicers portfolio volume ? a 12 basis point decline , according to a survey from the Mortgage Bankers Association. As of June 6, the MBA now estimates 2 million borrowers are still in some form of forbearance.

The Right Expert Will Guide You Through This Unprecedented Market

Keeping Current Matters

In a normal market, it’s good to have an experienced guide coaching you through the process of buying or selling a home. That person can advise you on important things like pricing your home correctly or the first steps to take when you’re ready to buy.


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Time to Build an Apartment Building in 2020

Eyes on Housing

The average length of time to complete construction of a multifamily building, after obtaining authorization, is 17.4 months, according to the 2020 Survey of Construction (SOC) from the Census Bureau.

Habitat for Humanity is building a 3D-printed home in Arizona


In the midst of the race to solve an acute affordable housing crisis in Arizona, Habitat for Humanity is placing its bet on 3D printing. Design Industry News Technology 3D printed homes 3d printing affordability Arizona real estate

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Bond yields foretold housing and economic recovery

Housing Wire

The recent action in the 10-year bond yield has puzzled many people, but it looks wonderful to me as it shows that the U.S. economy is leading the world out of the recession.

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Tampa Real Estate Market & Investment Overview 2021

Norada Real Estate

The Tampa housing market is growing steadily, prices are still low and properties have a good chance for a strong appreciation in the coming years. Home is selling incredibly fast in the Tampa Bay housing market with hot homes getting multiple offers.

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WATCH: Opendoor’s Eric Wu and Brad Inman talk digital transformation — and Bill Murray


Opendoor’s Eric Wu and Brad Inman talk digitization in real estate and when real transformation will come. Take a sneak peek right here.

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Watersone Mortgage’s COO on finding a way to “yes” for each loan file

Housing Wire

Mortgage operations were a make or break component of every lender’s 2020 strategy, putting operational professionals in the housing economy to test in a turbulent market.

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Baba Booey, Bye-Bye: ‘Howard Stern’ Producer Gary Dell’Abate Selling $3.2M Mansion

Araya Diaz/Getty Images The longtime producer of “The Howard Stern Show,” Gary Dell’Abate , is looking to sink his teeth into a sale of his Old Greenwich, CT, home. The custom-built abode is now on the market for $3,195,000.

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15 New Construction Home Buying Tips: How To Buy a New House

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

What to Know About Buying New Construction Homes Are you thinking about buying new construction? The idea of buying a brand new house is appealing to many homebuyers. Going directly to the builder and being the first folks to live in a home offers advantages.

7 marketing tools that’ll help you strategize business growth with ease


Quality marketing drives business growth, but creating it can be overwhelming for busy real estate agents, especially amid a summer selling season that never ended. Here are a few tools that have helped me drive growth in my real estate business.

Home appraisal’s ugly history and uncertain future

Housing Wire

This is Part I of a deep dive into the home appraisal industry, which has faced a growing number of claims of racial bias. Today we explore the origins of the appraisal industry and its current lack of diversity.

Tips to Add Value to Your Rental Properties

Realty Biz

Being a landlord isn’t always easy. It’s certainly a good method to make some extra income on the side, but you can’t simply sit back and let the cash roll in.

The Mortgage Reports Podcast

The Mortgage Report

The Mortgage Reports Podcast hosts a range of real estate and home loan experts to help you with every stage of the home buying process. Listen now! Buying a home Mortgage Strategy

Bankrupt construction startup Katerra sued by former employees


Former employees of the SoftBank-backed real estate startup say they were laid off without a fair warning. Industry News Technology construction employment law Katerra lawsuits softbank

Lanco Title joins Northwest Title family of companies

Housing Wire

Ohio-based Lanco Title Agency has joined forces with the Northwest Title group, bringing the two Buckeye State firms together. “The new affiliation will help provide Lanco Title with a greater depth of resources and support available to their customers,” the companies said in a release.

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How to Turn Your Real Estate Site Into E-commerce

Realty Biz

According to the US commerce department, online retail sales have overtaken general merchandise sales. It is one of the critical hallmarks in the long trend that will usher e-commerce in replacing traditional brick and mortar consumer shopping.

RSF Newly-Built One-Story Estates


Buyers dig the new one-story estates in Rancho Santa Fe!

Revealed: the crucial reasons some agents fail on teams


With the failure rate for new agents so high, teams can provide an environment more amenable to long-term success. Why, then, do so many agents on teams still fail to succeed? . Agent Columns Opinion Select Service Teams Teams Month carl medford joining a team teams theme-month-202106

Princeton’s Courtney Graham to speak at engage June 17

Housing Wire

Courtney Graham, Princeton Mortgage CMO, will speak at HousingWire’s annual on June 17. Graham will join Bill Dallas , president of Finance of America Mortgage , on a panel entitled Winning in a Red-Hot Purchase Market.

Just Sold! Peaceful Parkrose Paradise!

The Living Room

I’m so excited for my friends Rosie and Michael, the new owners of this roomy ranch-style home in Parkrose Heights. We go back all the way to my days in NYC, but they are recent Portlanders!

Why Is Inventory So Low? Study Cites Decades of Underbuilding as Root Cause

RIS Media

The pandemic has brought to a boil an issue that has simmered for years, affecting all Americans, but none more than residential real estate professionals. Every week the lament is louder—there just aren’t enough homes for sale.

Homeowners are losing their enthusiasm for refinancing


Mortgage lenders faced a double-whammy in May, with demand for both purchase loans and refinancing falling despite the fact that mortgage rates came back down after surging in February in March.

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ICE, DocMagic team up to offer closing technology

Housing Wire

ICE Mortgage Technology will now deploy an “eVault” solution as part of its mortgage closing platform to ensure the secure storage of digital mortgages and notes, it announced late last week. Digital mortgage platform DocMagic Inc.

Just Listed in Cedar Mill

The Living Room

Stunning, Bright & Classy Townhome! This bright and inviting end unit townhome boasts an open concept gourmet kitchen, high ceilings, tons of natural light, a large master suite, and a bonus space/office nook.

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How to Build Client Engagement Through Mutual Considerations

RIS Media

Serve Clients’ Needs at a Comfortable Level for Everyone Involved. After surviving and thriving in a truly unique market for more than a year, many of the activities in our industry are beginning to revert to some level of normalcy.

Chris Stuart shares the key to sustainable real estate teams


Industry veteran and newly minted Place, Inc. President Chris Stuart shares his thoughts on real estate teams, simplifying the consumer experience and creating a winning business strategy.

Want Clients to Remember You? Respond? Refer You? Then Learn to be a Strategic Storyteller


Stories create connections. In a “people business” like real estate, stories can create clients and earn you referrals. But you need to be strategic about it.

It’s not always all about price

The Living Room

In challenging markets like our current red-hot Seller’s market, it’s natural to focus most of your attention on price as the driving force in a Seller’s decision.

3 Workspaces for Your Home

RIS Media

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The small investments that can solidify a client relationship


Big Sky agent Charlotte Durham discusses three helpful strategies that guide her approach and gives insight into why each is important in building your client relationships — and by extension, your business.

California proposes subsidy to cover almost half the cost of first-time buyer’s homes

Realty Biz

Lawmakers in California have come up with a dramatic new proposal that, if it comes into being, would offer hope to first time buyers that are struggling to find a home to buy in the state.

A+ Grandparents Make A Move

The Living Room

Dennis and Eve new exactly where they hoped to find a house when we first met with them, something close-in Portland. They had a grandchild in inner NE and their biggest wish was that we help find them a house walk-able to their dearest little.

4 Things You Need to Know Before Owning a Helipad

RIS Media

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