Year-End Outlook: Price Growth to Cool as Affordability Challenges Persist
Editor’s Note: RISMedia’s Year-End Outlook series provides an in-depth analysis of the housing market’s leading indicators for economic health, and showcases expert insights on what’s to come in 2022. Depending on whom you ask, the past year of home price gains may have been a boon or a bust. Home prices rose by nearly 20% […]
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Forecast: 2022 Real Estate Market Will be a Mixed Bag
From remote work trends impacting where people can live to affordability issues cropping up as home prices rise, the real estate markets in 2022 will have a fair share of new challenges and opportunities. According to the realtor.com® 2022 Housing Forecast, next year is set to be a mixed bag. Housing trends to watch in […]
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Mortgage Applications Fall, With Refinance Incentives Down
Mortgage applications decreased 7.2% for the week ending Nov. 26. According to the latest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), the Market Composite Index, which measures the volume of mortgage loan applications, decreased 7.2% on a seasonally adjusted basis from the previous week. Key findings: Unadjusted, the index decreased 37% for the week The […]
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FHFA Announces Conforming Loan Limits for Fannie and Freddie Mortgages
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has announced the conforming loan limits (CLLs) for any mortgages acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2022. Throughout most of the U.S., the 2022 CLL for one-unit properties will be $647,200—up $98,950 from $548,250 in 2021. According to FHFA, the Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA) requires […]
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Curbio Launches End-of-Year Giving Campaign
Curbio, Inc., has announced a new campaign to support families who are unable to afford a safe and healthy place to live during this season of giving. For every estimate provided by Curbio through the end of the year, the company will donate a flat rate to Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit organization that helps […]
2021: The Legislative Year in Review
After throwing out the legislative playbook just weeks into 2020 due to the pandemic, it was back to full steam ahead for our advocacy goals this year. And 2021 was not for the weary in Washington. The year began with a sixth major COVID relief bill, the American Rescue Plan. The bill continued policies supported […]
Half Off Per Course – Expand Your Knowledge With NAR Academy
NAR PULSE—At NAR Academy, you’ll be at the forefront of new ideas and technology, emerging issues and key advancements. National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) members receive $500 toward each eligible course. Enroll today and share with your members. Agent Uses RPR® Reports to Find Sellers REALTOR® Julie Toy sends emails, along with RPR® Seller’s reports, to her previous buyer clients to […]
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How a Missouri Firm Leaned on BoomTown Data to Grow Their Business
If there’s one thing Matt Delhougne knows about gaining a competitive edge in the real estate industry, it’s that nothing replaces great data. Delhougne, who currently serves as broker/owner of Chesterfield, Missouri-based Delhougne Realty Group, has been a licensed REALTOR® since 1999. He also served as a St. Louis County police officer for 14 years—a […]
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zavvie Releases New Seller Preferences Report
A new zavvie Seller Preferences Report details the explosive growth of Power Buyers and changes in the iBuyer landscape throughout the U.S. between July and September. In the third quarter of this year, iBuyers doubled their acquisitions from any prior quarter and now command a 1.8% national market share. Most notable, the report indicates a […]
How Do Mobile Homes Compare to Single-Family Homes?
With home prices continuing to surge, potential buyers may be looking toward more affordable solutions, among them mobile homes. But how do they compare to single-family properties in terms of value and appreciation? A new study from LendingTree used data from the U.S. Census Bureau to determine where mobile homes are the least and most […]
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