Tue.Jan 26, 2021

What’s the Difference between an Appraisal and a Home Inspection?

Keeping Current Matters

If you’re planning to buy a home, an appraisal is an important step in the process. It’s a professional evaluation of the market value of the home you’d like to buy.

Housing industry reacts to Yellen’s confirmation

Housing Wire

Industry officials were quick to signal their support for yesterday’s historic U.S. Treasury Secretary confirmation of Janet Yellen , the 74-year-old who now holds the distinction of being the first female to hold the position in its 230-year history.


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Should You Invest In The Dallas Real Estate Market?

Norada Real Estate

Investing in Dallas real estate is always considered a good decision by seasoned rental property investors. Cities like Dallas have seen residential exodus characteristics with both domestic and international immigration.

Florida community bank launches mortgage arm

Housing Wire

Amerant Bank , one of the largest community banks in Florida, announced that it is venturing into the mortgage industry with the formation of Amerant Mortgage. The company said this expansion was a direct response to the state’s growing demand for residential mortgages.

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Tips for Real Estate Investment from Women Who are Putting Their Own Advice into Action

Coldwell Banker

Women have been outpacing men in single homeownership since 1980, according to annual buyer profiles compiled by the National Association of REALTORS®.

What 2020’s top forbearance exit trends mean for servicers

Housing Wire

Early COVID housing policy helped servicers care for homeowners in these first nine months of the pandemic with fast forbearances and smart deferrals. Now let’s preview how this will play out for servicers, homeowners and the housing economy in 2021.

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Home prices surge to six-year high in November

Housing Wire

Record low inventory and strong buyer demand once again pushed up the cost of homes in the U.S., as prices in November rose 9.5% nationally over the same time last year, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller index.

All Inclusive Family Fun Resort – Port St Lucie

Waterfront Properties

If you are looking for an all-inclusive family fun resort you do not have to fly to a Caribbean island to find such a resort. Stay Covid free by being safe and avoiding an airplane by just driving up to Port St. Lucie. Port St. Lucie is just a short drive north of Palm Beach County.

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If you haven’t yet, it’s time to hunker down with your home gym

The American Genius for Real Estate

(OPINION / EDITORIAL) Big companies are throwing their cash behind the home gym long game. It’s the right idea, if you look at the big picture of the future. The post If you haven’t yet, it’s time to hunker down with your home gym appeared first on The American Genius Real Estate.

How to a Build an Achievable Business/Life Plan for 2021

Lab Coat Agents

Thomas Edison said, “Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning, ”Louis Pasteur said, “Chance favors the prepared mind” and Zig Ziglar said “Unless you have a. definite, precise, clearly set of goals, you are not going to realize the maximum potential that. lies within you.”.

How to Keep Your Basement Dry

Louisville Homes

A poorly insulated basement can cause ongoing problems for your health and the foundation of your home. Many homeowners do not understand the causes of moisture in their basement. If you want to know how to keep your basement dry, familiarize yourself with the different moisture sources.

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San Diego Case-Shiller Index, Nov


It was in June, 2011 that Ben Bernanke said at a live press conference: We have told the banks to handle their REOs….long long pause……….in in an economy-supportive way. What he was GOING to say was “we have told the banks not to flood the market with REOs.”

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Real Estate Prices Are High Because Canadians Want To Pay More, Says BMO Economist

Better Dwelling

One of Canada’s Big Six banks thinks it cracked the real estate price situation. BMO’s chief economist, Douglas Porter, wrote a recent analysis on the gap between Canadian and US home prices. As recently as 2017, he maintained many markets were in a bubble.

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Ready to Rank? RISMedia Launches 33rd Annual Power Broker Survey

RIS Media

RISMedia’s 33rd Annual Power Broker Survey, the industry’s longest-running, preeminent ranking by residential sales volume and transactions, is now open.

Tax Tips for Appraisers and Small Business Owners


Tax season 2021 is just around the corner. If you own your own appraisal business, or another type of small business, you may have some questions regarding the best practices for filing taxes.

Classic Colonial From 1672 on Long Island Is the Week’s Oldest Home for Sale


realtor.com This week’s list of the 10 oldest homes to land on the market is a collection of gorgeous properties across the East coast. The eldest of the crew is a 4-acre plot along the northern shore of Long Island.

Under Contract In Mirabella!

Luxury Real Estate Blog

JUST SOLD! . Huge congrats to our super agent Bob Bulitt who put this Mirabella home under contract in just 5 days! . . Contact Bob with all your Real Estate needs! . 561.723.5865. Bob@EchoFineProperties.com. . Find out more about Bob : [link]. . What's Your Florida Home Worth?

Will lower rents tempt more people back into the cities?

Realty Biz

Big cities have seen an exodus over the last year as people flee their cramped urban apartments in search of bigger suburban and rural dwellings due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

3 essential uses of Excel for real estate investors


For those who know how to use it, Excel is a cost-effective, portable alternative to expensive industry programs. Instead of looking for specialized solutions, here's why this simple tool can get the job done.

Ask Brian: Women with Dirty Hands Doing DIY Projects

Realty Biz

Ask Brian is a weekly column by Real Estate Expert Brian Kline. If you have questions on real estate investing, DIY, home buying/selling, or other housing inquiries please email your questions to askbrian@realtybiznews.com. Question from Christine in Portland, OR: Hi Brian.

Sandra Bullock Sells 2 Homes on Georgia’s Tybee Island for a Combined $4,175,000


Isa Foltin/WireImage The actress Sandra Bullock has sold two beach houses on Georgia’s Tybee Island. The combined purchase price of the properties totaled $4,175,000. Rachel Umbreit and Ruthie Lynah-Whitlow of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty represented the seller.

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5 Game-changing Tips from Successful Online Real Estate Brokers

Realty Biz

Getting started in the real estate business requires a viable plan that is preferably tried and tested in the current market. When it comes to homes, selling or buying is not an easy financial decision and hence has many complexities that one has to navigate before finalizing a sale.

Beyond the headlines: How will pandemic-driven demand impact sales?


Looking for a little clarity on the news? Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner dives into January's housing data releases and predicts how the market will fare.

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COVID-19 Continues to Impact Home Purchasing Plans

Eye on Housing

According to NAHB’s latest Housing Trends Report (HTR), the share of Americans who are considering the purchase of a home in the next 12 months was 15% in the fourth quarter of 2020, four percentage points higher than a year earlier and the largest year-over-year gain in the 3+year history of this series.


Here’s what Brad Inman will say today to kick off 3 days of Connect


The Inman founder starts the three-day virtual event today with a talk titled "A New Chapter in Digital Real Estate." Join live at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT to watch, or view on demand. This is the big show — don't miss it! Inman Connect brad inman inman connect inman events

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Daily Links: Brooklyn Vaccine Hub Debuts at Crown Heights NYCHA Complex


6 brain-food podcasts to feed your inner agent


Podcasts are an easy way of injecting inspiration into your everyday life. Here are a handful of podcasts that can serve as great pick-me-ups throughout your day — especially when motivation runs dry.

Brooklyn Real Estate Six Months Later: Two Sold, One Still Available, One off Market


We’re back to take another look at four of our featured listings from six months ago. This week, we have homes in Bay Ridge, Bed Stuy and Park Slope. How did they fare? First up this week is a Bay Ridge prewar studio both modest in size and price.

Stop! 7 bad listing agent behaviors that can hamper a deal


For a transaction to go over smoothly, agents have to maintain professionalism while keeping the process as pleasant as possible for everyone involved. If you're a listing agent, now's the time to stop these irksome behaviors.

Marina Palms Aventura a Great Place for Living

Realty Biz

Miami is one of the most important industrial and cultural centers in the United States. The city’s calling card is the delightful Atlantic Ocean wharf. It attracts both locals and tourists. Marina Palms Aventura Overview.