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


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?

Cash Sales


Taking a cash offer is a sexy option but no guarantee to get past the home inspection. The best buyers work with the best agents, and another variable worth considering when selecting the winner.

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What Problems Must Be Fixed After a Home Inspection

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

Are Fixes Mandatory For A Seller After an Inspection? Many potential buyers ask if a seller must make fixes after a house inspection. The answer is no. There are no mandatory repairs for a home seller after the home inspection.

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!

Heated Floors: Everything You Need to Know


Picture this – it’s a chilly winter morning and when you step into your kitchen to make yourself a cup of coffee, your bare feet are warmed by the floor beneath you. Sounds nice, doesn’t it?

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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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


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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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.

Portland Paradise In Irvington

The Living Room

Portland Paradise In Irvington. 2138 NE Hancock Street, Portland, OR 97212. Offered at $1,265,000. 6 BEDROOM | 3 BATH | 4,446 SQ FT. MLS #21090594 | TAXES: $15,449. Grand Irvington Foursquare! Light-filled and spacious!

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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.


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.

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

How Much Does It Cost to Remodel a Bathroom in 2022?


No one wants to get ready for the day in a dingy, dated bathroom or shower in a tiny stall with mildew. So when it comes to popular rooms to remodel, bathrooms are often at the top of the list , behind only the kitchen.

Boomers and Their Kids


One of the primary questions? How are the kids going to be able to buy a home? If prices just stay at this level, it will be near impossible for local kids to save the down payment and afford the monthly nut when starter homes are selling for around $1,200,000. Plus, there is the incentive […].


Home sales dip in December, yet saw the highest annual bump since 2006

The American Genius for Real Estate

(REAL ESTATE) Despite rising mortgage rates and tightening underwriting standards, home sales jumped annually at a rate not seen since before the crash. The post Home sales dip in December, yet saw the highest annual bump since 2006 appeared first on The American Genius Real Estate.

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What is MLS? Multiple Listing Service Explained


While first-time homebuyers and even seasoned homeowners might have heard of MLS, they may not be familiar with the role it plays throughout the home buying and selling process. Understanding how the MLS factors into the process can help you get the most out of your purchase or sale.

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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.

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%

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


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.


Artsy Fartsy

The Living Room

A referral from two of my favorite people = yes please! I was so excited to hear I was able to help my dear friend’s cousin locate to Portland. She seemed to know exactly what she wanted, emotionally level and financially sound. A seasoned home buyer with a reasonable and specific ask. I mean, easy.

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