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HousingWire Lead Analyst featured on Bloomberg Radio

Housing Wire

Housing demand soared in 2020 as mortgage rates dipped to all-time lows, resulting in a banner year for mortgage originators. But strong demand and a limited housing supply also led to rising home prices, causing some to speculate about a housing bubble.

Why Moving May Be Just the Boost You Need

Keeping Current Matters

As we look back over the past year, we’ve certainly lived through one of the most stressful periods in recent history. After spending so much more time at home throughout the health crisis, some are wondering if they should move to improve their mental health and well-being.


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Buying a Foreclosed Home: How to Buy a Foreclosure

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

Tips For Buying a Foreclosure Over the years working as a real estate agent, many buyers have asked me about buying a foreclosed home. They essentially are asking how to buy a foreclosure. The appeal is that they’ve heard foreclosures are the bargain of the century.

Mortgage and refinance rates today, Jan. 23, and rate forecast for next week

The Mortgage Report

Today’s mortgage and refinance rates Average mortgage rates fell yesterday. And suddenly they’re back within their uberlow range. Indeed, one more drop like yesterday’s and they’ll be at their all-time […]. Mortgage Rates Now

Recovering from COVID-19? 10 tips for returning to work


Take the time to thank your body daily for working hard to fight off the virus, and adopt these workflow strategies to improve your productivity and post-COVID sluggishness.

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Home Inspection Considerations For Buyers

Agent Drive

What Buyers Should Know About Home Inspections When you are buying a home for the first time, many things will look fresh and gleaming. That’s part of the excitement of buying your first home.

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A Journey of Leadership Brings Rich Perspective to Real Estate

RIS Media

This article first appeared in Real Estate magazine’s special-edition Women in Real Estate issue. View the entire issue here. WAV Group’s Marilyn Wilson and Myra Jolivet. Wilson. Ruth Bader Ginsburg said, “Women belong in all places where decisions are being made.

Ontario Housing Prices: A Five-Year Review

Toronto Realty Blog

TorontoRealtyBlog. Am I guilty of giving away the ending before we’ve even started ? Maybe. But trust me when I say that there’s still plenty more surprises ahead. There are many ways to skin a cat, and likewise, many ways to look at housing statistics in Canada.

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Factors That Determine Your Home Appraisal Value

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

What Affects Your Homes Appraised Value? Are you going to be buying or selling a home? Are you wondering what will determine your home’s appraised value? Dealing with the house appraisal process is part of most real estate transactions, whether you are buying or selling a home.

Why Your Personal Real Estate Brand Is So Important


Your real estate brand is the combination of the qualities, values, and strengths that make you who you are as a real estate agent. Your “you-ness” sets you apart from everyone else. More than that, it’s how people perceive you. That is not so easy to fake—nor should you even try.

Existing-Home Sales: Increase Reaches Highest Level Since Before Great Recession

RIS Media

December hit another historic peak for existing-home sales, experiencing the highest level since 2006 after rising 0.7 percent from the previous month. According to the latest data from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), year-over-year, existing-home sales increased 22.2 percent.

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Revamping your social media? 5 absolute necessities for 2021


If you're in the throes of revamping your social media strategy and are wondering what to focus on, look no further. Here, social media expert Katie Lance gives her top social media tips for 2021.

This Week’s Top Stories: Canadian Real Estate Prices Increase Over 25x The Rate of US Home Prices, and BoC Sees “Gradual” Softening

Better Dwelling

Time for your cheat sheet on this week’s most important stories. Canadian Real Estate Canadian Real Estate Prices Grew Over 25x Faster Than U.S. Prices Since 2005 Poor policy choices have led to a comically large gap between Canadian and US home prices.

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♥︎ Oregon

The Living Room

January sunsets on the Oregon Coast 2021. There are no words to capture the experience of seeing this in person, the feeling of awe to call this state home. The post ?? Oregon appeared first on Living Room Realty. Stories


Zillow: Home Values Continue to Shatter Growth Records

RIS Media

Home prices have been growing for some time, and they continued their “meteoric rise” in December, according to Zillow®’s latest Real Estate Market Report. According to Zillow, typical home values in the U.S. increased to $266,104, up 8.4

What Rising Home Prices? Where You Can Find the Most Homes Priced at $100K or Less

valentinrussanov/Getty Images Owning a home is a lifelong dream for many Americans. But in many parts of the country, the dream can seem hazy and all too distant these days.

Largest house ever listed in P.E.I. offered for $4.75 million

REM Online

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Kindred Hearts

The Living Room

We had been looking for a time-worn house, something with charm, loads of character, and good bones, in one of the inner historic neighborhoods in SE. For fun, we popped into a gorgeous, new 3 story Craftsman in a neighborhood not yet visited by my clients.

Free Webinar Examines Updates in Real Estate Ethical Standards

RIS Media

As the real estate industry continues to evolve and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) updates its ethics standards to be more aligned with today’s current environment, there are a lot of questions about what the actual changes are and the implications of those changes.

Palm Trimming


A local fire this week showed how flammable a palm tree can be when not trimmed: Cal Fire, Carlsbad FD & Police doing another great job – no homes damaged, and no injuries. Two other fires were started nearby on the same day, and a homeless woman was arrested for arson.


Ask Your Agent: Seller Negotiations

American Lifestyle

The post Ask Your Agent: Seller Negotiations appeared first on American Lifestyle Magazine.

Twilight on the Harbor

The Living Room

With multiple offers to choose from, my sellers decided to select the buyers that were able to bring them everything they were hoping for; really strong terms and a personal love for fishing. I have had the joy of working with the sellers and their family on a number of property sales.

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Radian: U.S. Housing Market ‘Resilient’ During Challenging Year

RIS Media

There is no question that 2020 will go down as challenging year in the history books, across all segments of the markets and everyday life. One thing that remained resilient, however, were the housing markets. According to a new report from Radian Group, Inc. home prices across the U.S. increased 8.5

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Recognized by the Women’s Choice Award as a Brand Loved by Women

Coldwell Banker

Women’s Choice Award® recipients have earned the 2021 award for being recommended by 9 out of 10 customers. The post Coldwell Banker Real Estate Recognized by the Women’s Choice Award as a Brand Loved by Women appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter.

Best financial tips on how to get out of debt and rebuild your credit


Tips from industry professionals to improve your financial wellbeing in 2021. The post Best financial tips on how to get out of debt and rebuild your credit appeared first on Zolo. Finance

Should You Invest In The Houston Real Estate Market?

Norada Real Estate

It's no more an unknown thing for a savvy real estate investor to know that Houston, Texas is a beautiful place to live and raise a family.

Pillar To Post Home Inspectors Recognized in Franchise500

RIS Media

Pillar To Post Home Inspectors® recently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise500®. “We are honored to appear on this prestigious list for 24 years in a row,” said Dan Steward, president and CEO of Pillar To Post Home Inspectors. “Nine of those as No.

DACA home loans — FHA will now approve home loans for ‘Dreamers.’ Here’s how to get approved

The Mortgage Report

Thanks to a new policy, FHA is now accepting DACA home loans. Learn about the pros and cons of FHA loans and whether you qualify for financing.

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The Palm Beaches Not Your Average Thrift Shops

Waterfront Properties

Not much is “average” in the Palm Beaches, fabulous year around weather, beautiful white sand beaches, top notch golf courses and so much more. Not even thrift stores are what you think of as average, traditional resale shops.

Zoom calls with new prospects

REM Online

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