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Millions will enter housing market in 2021: Zillow

Housing Wire

In what will be known to future generations as the Great Reshuffling, a recent Zillow survey showed that more than 1 in 10 Americans reported moving in the past 12 months, either by choice or by circumstance.

Homeownership Is Full of Financial Benefits

Keeping Current Matters

A Fannie Mae survey recently revealed some of the most highly-rated benefits of homeownership, which continue to be key drivers in today’s power-packed housing market.

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Buyers Are Split on Multigenerational Homes

Eye on Housing

A multigenerational home is desirable to some buyers, but not to all.

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How to Get Rid of Junk in Your Home

Point2Homes

Image: Palabra / Shutterstock.com. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American produces 4.4 pounds of waste each day. And, although most of this finds its way into the trash, some will remain in your home.

Here’s how to fix the housing market inventory crisis

Housing Wire

The U.S. housing market is in the midst of an inventory crisis. The number of homes for sale in the U.S. is hovering near record lows , caused by a pandemic-induced housing inventory death-spiral.

Your Tax Refund and Stimulus Savings May Help You Achieve Homeownership This Year

Keeping Current Matters

If you’re planning to buy a home this year, saving for a down payment is one of the most important steps in the process. One of the best ways to jumpstart your savings is by starting with the help of your tax refund.

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Basic requirements to buy a house: 6 must-haves for first-time buyers

The Mortgage Report

Requirements to buy a house aren't as strict as you might think. Requirements for credit, income, and down payment are lenient for first-time home buyers. Buying a home

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CFPB proposes foreclosure ban until 2022

Housing Wire

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a notice of proposed rulemaking on Monday that would amend Regulation X to provide a special pre-foreclosure review period prohibiting servicers from starting foreclosures until after December 31, 2021.

Don’t Sell on Your Own Just Because It’s a Sellers’ Market

Keeping Current Matters

In a sellers’ market , some homeowners might be tempted to try to sell their house on their own (known as For Sale By Owner , or FSBO ) instead of working with a trusted real estate professional.

Earnest Money: What is it and How Does it Work in Real Estate

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

Earnest Money/House Deposits Explained What is earnest money? How much is earnest money? How does earnest money work? What’s the difference between earnest money and down payment funds? These are all common questions that home buyers ask real estate agents daily.

Five reasons it’s not a “horrible time to buy a house”

The Mortgage Report

Many experts are saying it's a horrible time to buy a house. But that's not true for everyone. Here are 5 reasons it could be a great time to buy a home. Buying a home First-Time Home Buyers Mortgage News

The appraisal gap is complicating deals across the country

Housing Wire

The home checked off every box on Linda’s list. It had a large, fenced-in yard, modern appliances in an updated kitchen, a “man cave” for her husband, beamed ceilings, a massive master suite and was located in a good school district. The house, in the Nashville area, was listed at $405,000.

Latest Jobs Report: What Does It Mean for You & the Housing Market?

Keeping Current Matters

Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a very encouraging jobs report. The economy gained 916,000 jobs in March – well above expert projections of 650,000 to 675,000. The unemployment rate fell again and is now at 6%. What does this mean for you?

Getting Reviews for Your Real Estate Business

RIS Media

As a real estate agent, you have several important tools in your arsenal. But there is one in particular that you should focus on: reviews. Most real estate agents generate their business from either someone they have previously worked with or by searching for local agents online.

How to get approved as a self-employed, first-time home buyer

The Mortgage Report

Self-employed first-time home buyers face obstacles other buyers don't. Learn what to expect and how to get mortgage-approved. Buying a home

Home sellers are feeling good about 2021

Housing Wire

Home sellers are chomping at the bit. As the economy reopens, vaccinations continue to roll out and stimulus checks reach bank accounts across America, home sellers are increasingly optimistic.

Local Bakeries To Try: Northern Palm Beach County

Waterfront Properties

Palm Beach County is home to many indoor and outdoor activities, luxury hotels and spas, great shopping, numerous water sport activities, and many award-winning restaurants. When it comes to local bakeries, the area is no different.

CoreLogic: Home Price Growth Reached 15-Year High in February

RIS Media

CoreLogic® recently released the CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI ) and HPI Forecast for February 2021. Home prices continued to increase in February, reaching the highest annual gain since April 2006, as demand continues to clash with historically low supply.

Gift letter for mortgage: How to give or receive a down payment gift

The Mortgage Report

Use these step-by-step instructions for accepting a cash downpayment gift on a home, including a ready-to-use mortgage gift letter template. Mortgage Strategy Gifts Housing Mortgage mortgage rates Real Estate

Housing inventory is down 40%. Buyers are paying the price

Housing Wire

Prices are up sharply as housing inventory continues to plateau , leaving 40% fewer homes on the market compared to last year, according to a report prepared by Black Knight. Instead of making up for the shortfall, new listings have slumped further in 2021.

Budgeting Tips for a Larger Purchase

American Lifestyle

The post Budgeting Tips for a Larger Purchase appeared first on American Lifestyle Magazine. Family & Pets Finances Budget Budgeting Culture Family Finance Tips Financial Advice Staying Home

MoxiWorks Partners With CENTURY 21 Canada

RIS Media

MoxiWorks recently announced their new partnership with CENTURY 21 Canada. The partnership gives CENTURY 21 Canada REALTORS® access to MoxiWorks’ suite of technology through a new platform called HUB21. This platform, powered by MoxiWorks, is now available to all CENTURY 21 Canada Realtors.

How to shop for refinance rates and compare offers: 7 steps

The Mortgage Report

If you want to save more money by refinancing your house, make sure to compare refinance rates and lenders. Tips for getting the best refinance rates here. FHA Refinance Mortgage Rates Mortgage Strategy Refinance VA Refinance

Will the next job wave mean the end of forbearance?

Housing Wire

Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 916,000 jobs were created in March, and the previous month’s revisions came in positive. The rest of this content is for HW+ members. Join today with an HW+ Membership ! Already a member? log in.

Rob Thomson Delivered 500 Easter Baskets To Low Income Families

Waterfront Properties

This past weekend, a huge truck pulled up to the New Macedonia Baptist Church filled with Easter joy for 500 families waiting for the spring surprise.

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Embracing Technology to Meet the Demands of Today’s Challenges

RIS Media

Propertybase Drives Business Forward for Boutique New York Real Estate Brokerage. Coming from a background in the arts, having been an actress in New York, Teresa Stephenson decided to transition into real estate about a decade ago.

Columbia River Retreat

The Living Room

Columbia River Retreat. 330 NE Bridgeton Rd | Portland, Ore 97211. Offered at $439,900 | ML #21628205. 3 Bedrooms | 3 1/2 Baths | 2,144 SF. Enchanting retreat on the Columbia River. Views of Mt St Helens, wildlife, seasonal parades & fireworks.

Tired of renting? 6 signs you’re ready to buy your first home

Housing Wire

Chances are, you know someone who owns a home. Whether it’s a sibling, friend, or co-worker, you’ve seen someone go through the first-time home buying process – and it probably looked really complicated. At least, more complicated than simply paying rent to a landlord every month.

New USDA loan limits for 2021: How much can you borrow?

The Mortgage Report

USDA loan limits have changed. New USDA loan limits range from $285K to $657K depending on your area. Find out how much house you can afford. About Mortgages Buying a home Mortgage News USDA Loans USDA loan limits USDA loans

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices to Bridge the ‘Real Estate Loyalty Gap’

RIS Media

A Real Estate Loyalty Gap exists, according to Chris Stuart, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.