Mon.Aug 02, 2021

Presenting HousingWire’s 2021 Women of Influence

Housing Wire

The 2021 Women of Influence winners represent 100 of the most influential women in leadership in the housing economy. More than just breaking records in the housing finance space, the HousingWire 2021 Women of Influence are shattering glass ceilings and leaving a legacy for years to come.

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Key Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying a Home

Keeping Current Matters

Sometimes it can feel like everyone has advice when it comes to buying a home. While your friends and loved ones may have your best interests in mind, they may also be missing crucial information about today’s housing market that you need to make your best decision.


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Are homebuilders burning bridges with real estate agents?

Housing Wire

Alanna Strei of eXp Realty in San Diego and Cornerstone Communities’ new San Diego townhouses. Real estate agent Alanna Strei’s client wanted to check out “Tesoro Vista Del Sur,” 134 newly built townhouses in the Ocean View Hills area of San Diego.

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End of foreclosure moratorium could help ease strain on inventory


Owners exiting forbearance later this year and into the next, may avoid foreclosure by listing their homes, if they have enough home equity. Analysis Data Select corelogic Elliot S. Schlissel foreclosure data frank nothaft George Ratiu Inventory crisis national association of realtors selma hepp

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Reimagining How Construction Companies Capture Progress Tracking

Speaker: Felipe Engineer-Manriquez, Christopher Gagliardi, George Hedley, and Jason Nichols

Join our esteemed panelists for their discussion on the importance of progress tracking which ultimately touches upon every digital aspect within the construction cycle. Our thought-leaders' years of experience on the job sites can help you build a better future at your company.

Fannie and Freddie forbearance numbers dip again

Housing Wire

Servicers’ forbearance portfolio volume fell yet again , this time dipping a single basis point to 3.47% from 3.48% last week, according to a survey from the Mortgage Bankers Association. . According to MBA’s estimate, 1.74 million homeowners are still in forbearance plans.

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Mortgage fees to help pay for Biden infrastructure bill

Housing Wire

The Senate is banking on extending mortgage fees that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac indirectly charge to consumers to help pay for traditional infrastructure. According to legislative text publicly shared for the first time today by the U.S.

Lesson Learned: Always be open to your clients’ suggestions


Real estate agents across the nation share stories of the lessons they’ve learned during their time in the industry. This week: Find out how this billion-dollar Miami real estate team learned that, no matter your level of expertise, listening to your client is always the right idea.

RON legislation passed in Illinois, New Jersey, Oregon

Housing Wire

The use of remote online notarization is now permitted in Illinois, New Jersey and Oregon, bringing the number of states with RON legislation up to 37. Legislation is also pending in New York and New Hampshire, according to the American Land Title Association.

New law will limit what teams can call themselves


Dozens of teams will likely have to rebrand thanks to a state law that prohibits the use of terms such as "group" and "LLC.".

Doma goes public, but investors cash out early

Housing Wire

Digital title provider Doma has finally gone public, but has already had to pay out nearly $300 million to early investors who redeemed their shares.

Automate your day with time-saving real estate software


We spoke with Kimberly Cammarata, a Real Estate Advisor and member of the Gold Circle of Excellence with Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, to see which software solutions have changed the game for her.

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Mortgage lenders are loosening standards on jumbos

Housing Wire

Banks moved to ease lending standards for most mortgage loan products during the second quarter, according to a loan officer opinion survey published this week by the Federal Reserve Board.

June Gains for Private Residential Spending

Eyes on Housing

NAHB analysis of Census Construction Spending data shows that total private residential construction spending rose 1.1% in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $763.4 billion. Total private residential construction spending was 29.3% higher than a year ago.

All the intel you need about listing tech this August


Join us all month long for Listing Tech Month at Inman as we dive deeper into its evolution, the latest trends and tools, and best practices tailored for today's increasingly digital world.

FHA and FHFA Eviction Moratoria Get New Deadline

RIS Media

An eleventh-hour request from the White House has kept several eviction freezes from thawing at least until the Fall.

Top agents and brokers are first to know in this frenetic market. Learn how they stay ahead.


Terradatum, the creators of Aergo, aimed to create a product that pairs reliable, accurate data delivered directly from the MLS with visual reports that help agents quickly get up to speed with their market, Brokerage Sponsored terradatum Top agents and brokers are first to know in this frenetic market. Learn how they stay ahead.

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Foreigners are buying fewer American homes

Realty Biz

Foreigners are buying fewer American homes, according to a report from the National Association of Realtors last week. The number of residential properties purchased by international buyers plunged 31% in the 12-month period between April 2020 and March 2021, the data showed. The total value was $54.4

How agents can nab new inventory as moratoriums expire


It's unclear exactly how many properties will be freed up after federal eviction and foreclosure moratoriums expire at the end of July. But whichever way it goes, agents will want to be prepared.

Could New Construction Help Level Out the Market?

RIS Media

If you’ve spent any time watching the real estate market this year or working in the field, you know we’re navigating one of the hottest seller’s markets on the books, and new construction has been an ongoing challenge.

America’s hottest neighborhoods: Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward


One of Atlanta's oldest neighborhoods, the Old Fourth Ward is centrally located and home to a buzzing food and arts scene.

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Cover Story: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices on What it Means to Be Invaluable

RIS Media

Christy Budnick’s New Goal for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

When it comes to proptech data, timing and quality are everything


Conduct smart and thorough due diligence that probes the critical aspects of one data intelligence source vs. another. Brokerage Sponsored first american timing and quality are everything When it comes to proptech data

How to Avoid Real Estate Capital Gains Taxes

Realty Biz

If you have decided to sell a house or are in the process of selling it, you need to keep in mind that usually, there are taxes on real estate capital gains. Generally speaking, the higher the price you sell at, the bigger your tax bill from Uncle Sam.

End of forbearance programs could strain loan servicers


Forbearance programs that allowed homeowners with government-backed mortgages to put their monthly payments on hold during the pandemic will come to an abrupt end in the months ahead, straining the capacity of loan servicers tasked with helping borrowers avoid foreclosure.

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How Much Do PODS Cost: POD Moving and Storage Prices Explained

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

POD Storage Pricing Guide Are you wondering about PODS pricing? If you are thinking about using PODS for your move, POD prices will be an important consideration. We will look at the cost of PODS and the things that make up your bill.

The REAL Agent Plan


In the above session from Connect Now, Kendall Bonner of RE/MAX Capital Realty and Jen Ward of Cummings & Co. Realtors discuss daily fluctuations in the real estate market and the importance that brokerages support agents through it all.

NACA Home Buying Program: What it is and how it works

The Mortgage Report

The NACA program is a special mortgage with no down payment or closing costs. But only certain home buyers qualify with NACA. Learn more here. Buying a home First-Time Home Buyers

An agent’s guide to navigating the sea of real estate tech


There are several opportunities to position yourself as an expert guide already embedded in most real estate marketing programs. Let’s take a look at a few! Agent Sponsored An agent’s guide to navigating the sea of real estate tech Curbio

Guiding Your Sellers Through a Bidding War

RIS Media

A hot real estate market is excellent news for your listing clients. Most home sellers dream of having multiple offers on their property. However, a bidding war can be fast-paced and dizzying, with the potential for a costly mistake.