2021

Biden’s executive order will extend foreclosure moratorium

Housing Wire

Following his inauguration on Wednesday, President Joe Biden revealed that he plans to sign 17 executive orders his first day in office, including a further extension of the eviction and foreclosure moratorium to at least March 31.

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3 Must-Do’s When Selling Your House This Year

Keeping Current Matters

It’s exciting to put a house on the market and to think about making new memories in new spaces. However, despite the anticipation of what’s to come, we can still have deep sentimental attachments to the home we’re leaving behind.

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Canada’s Economy Has Never Been More Dependent On Real Estate

Better Dwelling

Canada’s economy just became even more dependent on real estate. Statistics Canada (Stat Can) data shows residential investment soared to a record high in Q3 2020. The rate it’s grown over the past few months has far outpaced the economy.

Home Trends to Watch for in 2021

RIS Media

As 2020 caught us spending more time at home, homeowners began rethinking how they would use their homes in the new year. Some homeowners may even end up listing their current home to take advantage of the booming market and low inventory, in hopes of finding a home that will meet their new needs.

5 ways to pay off your mortgage early: Pros and cons

The Morgtage Report

Here are five ways to pay off your mortgage faster. Plus, what to consider before putting your hard-earned cash toward early mortgage payments. Homeownership Topics Refinance

20 Best Cities To Invest In Real Estate In 2021

Norada Real Estate

Real estate remains an appealing asset class for investors because of the opportunity to earn recurrent income from rentals. If the market dynamics are optimal, your monthly rental income can fully offset the expenses associated with servicing your mortgage.

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How to Cancel or Update Your Change of Address

Point2Homes

Image: zimmytws / Shutterstock.com. Are you moving soon? If so, file your United States Postal Service (USPS) address change — either online or at a post office — in advance of your moving day.

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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.

Congratulations to Principal Broker – Aryne Blumklotz

The Living Room

Congratulations To Aryne. She Is Now A Principal Broker! Our team is thrilled that Aryne is now a Principal Broker! This allows us to grow our team and serve you in new and exciting ways! Nice job, Aryne!

The tables have turned: Zillow being sued for violating antitrust law

The American Genius for Real Estate

(REAL ESTATE CORPORATE) A Vermont real estate company is bringing a lawsuit against Zillow for violating antitrust laws. Will it be enough to slow the real estate giant? The post The tables have turned: Zillow being sued for violating antitrust law appeared first on The American Genius Real Estate.

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Housing starts hit highest pace since 2006

Housing Wire

Single-family housing starts ended 2020 on a high note, rising 12% in December to a 1.338 million unit pace – the highest pace since 2006, according to the Census Bureau. That’s up 27.8%

Owning a Home Is Still More Affordable Than Renting One

Keeping Current Matters

If spending more time at home over the past year is making you really think hard about buying a home instead of renting one, you’re not alone. You may be wondering, however, if the dollars and cents add up in your favor as home prices continue to rise.

Canadian Real Estate Prices Grew Over 25x Faster Than U.S. Prices Since 2005

Better Dwelling

Canadian real estate prices are growing to comical levels, as bad policy stacks up. Federal Reserve data shows real adjusted home prices increased at double the pace of the U.S in Q3 2020. As big as the gain is, it’s one of many times Canadian real estate prices have outperformed the U.S.

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Women in Real Estate

RIS Media

Understanding the Hurdles, Seizing the Opportunities. This article first appeared in Real Estate magazine’s special-edition Women in Real Estate issue. View the entire issue here.

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#296: Investing is the Art of Probabilistic Thinking

Afford Anything

There’s a lot happening in the market. The Dow is at a new high, there are runaway stocks causing irrational exuberance, and yet, unemployment claims are on the rise. How can this be?

What credit score do you need to buy a house? Your guide to credit and mortgages

The Morgtage Report

The minimum credit score to buy a house varies by loan program. Most home buyers can get approved with a 580 credit score or higher. Learn how. Buying a home FICO & Credit Scores FICO Mortgage mortgage rates Real Estate

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8 Major Home Design Trends That’ll Be Big in 2021, According to Redfin and Hunker

Redfin

This article is a collaboration between Redfin and Hunker . With a new-found love for our homes this past year, it’s likely you’ve racked up a laundry list of ways that you’d love to revamp your space. And what better time to refresh and upgrade your home than the New Year?

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New Year, New DIY Projects

American Lifestyle

The post New Year, New DIY Projects appeared first on American Lifestyle Magazine. Home Improvement New Year’s Deck DIY Hardware Light Light Bulb Mail Mailbox New Year New Year's

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What is PMI: How to Get Rid of Private Mortgage Insurance

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

How to End Paying Private Mortgage Insurance What is PMI? Great question, right? Many people, especially first time home buyers, hear the term PMI and have no idea what it means. You will see the definition of PMI in a moment and, more importantly, how to terminate it.

Carmel’s 107-Acre Asherwood Estate Sells; New Owner to Build 40 Homes on the Property

Fancy Pants Homes

Asherwood, the suburban Indianapolis estate of the late billionaire Mel Simon, has reportedly found new owners. The Current, a local publication that reports on the Carmel area, has learned that the massive property will be divided in two and sold to different buyers for an undisclosed amount.

How knowing ASL as a Realtor makes you more accessible

The American Genius for Real Estate

(REAL ESTATE MARKETING) Since America is the cultural melting pot, language can be a sizable barrier. One language that many people forget about is ASL, but not these Realtors. The post How knowing ASL as a Realtor makes you more accessible appeared first on The American Genius Real Estate.

Mortgage rates hold steady at 2.77%

Housing Wire

The average mortgage rate for a 30-year fixed loan fell two basis points last week to 2.77%, according to Freddie Mac ’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey. Now 12 basis points above the record low set Jan. 7 , rates more closely resemble those seen over two months ago.

Why Right Now May Be the Time to Sell Your House

Keeping Current Matters

The housing market made an incredible recovery in 2020 and is now positioned for an even stronger year in 2021. Record-low mortgage interest rates are a driving factor in this continued momentum, with average rates hovering at historic all-time lows.

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RBC: Majority of Canadians Want To work-from-home, and It Will Change Cities

Better Dwelling

The vast majority of Canadians want to work-from-home, according to a new analysis from Canada’s largest bank. In RBC’s 2021 outlook, the bank’s economists note millions more now work-from-home as of last October.

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Must-Haves Every Real Estate Agent Needs for Their Home Office

RIS Media

With everything going on, you may be ready to get serious about creating your own home office if you didn’t have one before. If you’re looking for ways to improve your workspace, check out some of these tips below. Get an Idea of Your Workspace.

A Time for Reflection

Coldwell Banker

A statement from M. Ryan Gorman, President and CEO, on the events at the U.S. Capitol and looking forward. The post A Time for Reflection appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter. General Real Estate News

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Why are mortgage rates going up? Biden, vaccines, and interest rates

The Morgtage Report

Mortgage rates moved up last week, and it looks like they'll keep rising in 2021. But how high will rates go? Should you try to lock in now? Mortgage News Mortgage Rates

How Does a USDA Mortgage Work and What Are Its Pros and Cons?

Point2Homes

Image: IvanMichailovich / Shutterstock.com. If you’re in the market for a new home, it’s good to consider all of your options when it comes to mortgages. USDA mortgages are an extremely attractive option under the right circumstances, but they’re certainly not the best choice for everyone.

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Learning about Canada’s “mysterious” foreclosure process

REM Online

The following content may have been republished here without the author's permission. The original post can be found at the following URL: Learning about Canada’s “mysterious” foreclosure process.

Reverse Mortgage: The Pros and Cons of Reverse Mortgages

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

What is a Reverse Mortgage Do you know what a reverse mortgage is and how it works? How about the pros and cons of a reverse mortgage? If you have no idea, you’re not alone. Tons of people have no idea how a reverse mortgage works.