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Advocates Urge Lawmakers to Protect Housing in Federal Bill

A broad coalition of housing advocates, including representatives from the National Association of REALTORS®, National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), Habitat for Humanity, Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), joined lawmakers at a press conference on Wed., Oct. 20 to lobby […]

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Pandemic Recovery Is Not Flat: Several Metro Counties Still at Risk

While there’s been improvement on the whole since the pandemic came to light almost two years ago, the economy is still in the midst of recovery, with some areas currently at risk while others have mostly recovered. According to a new report from ATTOM, metro areas like Chicago, New York City and Philadelphia have clusters […]

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How a Personal Approach Helped BHGRE Agents Create More Business

How Supporting Agents Can Provide Boost Consumer Loyalty Rates Randy Coffman President Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate (BHGRE) Wine Country Group Sebastopol, California | www.winecountrygroup.com Region served: Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Lake Counties Years in real estate: 35 Number of offices: 11 Number of agents: 150 Motto/work philosophy that you live by: Always be better. […]

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Zillow’s Pivot Not a Sign of an iBuying Collapse

The innovative practice of iBuying, at least on the surface, seems like a tremendous shift—a new, growing force with the potential to rock the real estate industry in myriad ways. Pundits, observers and brokers have regularly shared predictions as to how much iBuyers could change the industry or disrupt markets, and analysts have scrambled to […]

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Existing-Home Sales Rebound in September

After seeing waning numbers in August, existing-home sales bumped up last month by 7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6.29 million, with each of the four major U.S. regions seeing month-over-month increases, according to the latest data from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Year, over year, however, sales decreased 2.3%.  Single-family home […]

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Mortgage Rates Still on the Rise, Forecast to Reach 3.4% by December

It’s been another week of increasing mortgage rates, with the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) coming in at 3.09%, according to the latest data from Freddie Mac.  Mortgage details: 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.09% with an average 0.7 point for the week ending Oct. 21, 2021, up from last week’s 3.05%. Last year, the 30-year […]

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5 of the Best ‘Brian Buffini Show’ Real Estate Financial Podcasts

In today’s competitive marketplace, real estate professionals need expert financial guidance more than ever before. Podcasts can be phenomenally informative and helpful but, with so many options, it’s difficult to find one that fits your needs. Whatever you’re doing and wherever you’re going, “The Brian Buffini Show” is designed to easily fit into your busy […]

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Real Estate Outlook: Signs of Recovery
If you've been waiting for rock-solid statistical evidence that the housing market -- and the national economy -- are well along into recovery mode, you definitely got it last week.
30-yr Fixed Mortgages Available at 4.875%, Rates Stable
FreeRateUpdate.com research of wholesale lenders' rate sheets shows conventional 30-yr fixed mortgages available today at 4.875% to well-qualified consumers paying a standard origination fee of .07 to 1 point.
EPA Signs Sustainability Agreement With Major New Jersey Company
Hartz Mountain Industries, Inc., New Jersey's largest real estate development company, has signed an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cut energy and water use and to take other steps to reduce the environmental impacts of its retail and commercial properties across the state. Buildings are responsible for close to half of the nation's greenhouse gas pollution. Under the agreement, signed on March 11, Hartz will take steps to promote sustainability in its operations.
Elect the Select
Homeowner associations are designed to be representative democracies governed by a board of directors elected by the members. Electing directors to the board that can thoughtfully govern is extremely important. To accomplish this, elections must be carefully planned, not hatched at the last minute. Here are important components of a successful election process:
Common Buyer Fears
Whether you are a first time home buyer or someone who is looking to move up or down, getting into the market can be a fearful time.
Keeping Seniors Safe from Falls
It happens to all of us -- as we get older, our eyesight and hearing aren't as good as they once were, and our balance and reflexes start to let us down. We start taking medications to treat what ails us, but that may cause dizziness or lightheadedness. That can often lead to a fall, especially if there are tripping hazards in the home.
Undisclosed Short Sale Payments May Lead to Trouble
A recent memorandum from the legal department of the California Association of Realtors® (CAR) warns CAR members as follows: "Undisclosed payments in short sale transactions, especially those paid outside of escrow, may violate the law, including RESPA, laws against loan fraud, and licensing laws."

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OJO Labs adds Zumper rental listings to search platform
With the partnership, Zumper will provide Movoto users with more than 500,000 rental listings per month from the rental platform.
$170M top producer breaks down the secret to his success
The key to success in real estate starts with honing your sales skills, according to Andrew Undem. As the leader of a team on track to close $170 million this year, he's sharing the key factors to a superior sales experience for both clients and agents.
Dream home? Freddy Krueger’s ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ haunt hits market
The Los Angeles home, whose now-iconic facade was featured in the 1984 horror flick, is on the market through Halloween.
Existing-home sales rebound in September after August dip: NAR
Existing-home sales made a rebound in September following a dip in sales in August, NAR reported. All four major U.S. regions saw an increase in sales from the previous month.
Home sales on track for one of the strongest years in real estate history
A strong fall and winter season should mean 2021 will wrap up with nearly 7 million in sales, making it one of the strongest years in history, according to a new MoxiWorks analysis.
Pacaso now accepting cryptocurrency for luxury home shares
Luxury home investment platform Pacaso announced it will now allow its investors to use multiple forms of cryptocurrency. Property investors can partition their investment as well, using a digital currency as a down payment and traditional financing for the rest of it or divide the costs and currencies in whatever way best suits them.
HomeTagz helps listing agents tell the whole story: Tech Review
What gives HomeTagz its character is its dynamic in-image content, visual metadata that empowers property photography to tell as well as show.