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Wise Agent names Jason Frazier chief marketing officer:

HousingWire, Wise Agent hired Jason Frazier as its chief marketing officer, the company announced this week. Frazier, a known marketer in the mortgage industry, will be responsible for modernizing email marketing and social content for Wise Agents CRM system.

New Windows Changed My House - and My Mind:

Tue, 11 Dec 2018

Realty Times, It was exciting to contemplate city life after living in smaller towns. Apparently, everyone else thought so too, because by the time I decided I liked a house, it was gone from the market. Between struggling with a tight real estate market and shopping from across the country, it wasn't easy to find a house. While the city offers the charm of older neighborhoods and homes of by-gone eras, it also means that you can be pretty sure that you'll be remodeling something. That's how my window struggle came into light. I'd snagged a home full of potential. Nestled in a full acre of green grass and big trees, the brick home offered the room I needed and the one-story I desired - plus it had the original hardwoods. Tangled up in an estate, it had s.

Millennials Are Ready To Adult and Prioritize Homeownership:

Mon, 10 Dec 2018

Luxury Real Estate Blog, Courtesy of First Team Real Estate Bank of Americas latest homebuyer insight report reveals millennials consider homeownership a high priority.

Sabal announces new president and COO:

Mon, 10 Dec 2018

HousingWire, Sabal Capital Partners, a financial services firm specializing in commercial real estate, lending and investing, announced Monday that it appointed Jason Pendergist as president and chief operating officer of term lending.

Real Estates Top 6 Challenges Now and in the Future:

Thu, 6 Dec 2018

Realtor Magazine, These are the most significant short- and long-term obstacles all practitioners need to watch.

Real Estate Insider Trading Allegations Ignite From Amazon HQ2:

Thu, 6 Dec 2018

Realtor Magazine, Insider trading is illegal in the stock market, but in real estate it is not only legal, but celebrated with champagne, Adam Leitman Bailey, a real estate attorney, told the WSJ.

The Propeller-Like Design of This L.A. Home Delivers Stunning Views from Every Angle:

Wed, 5 Dec 2018

Robb Report, Its listed for the sky-high sum of $56 million.

LO Products; December Events and Training; Servicing Sale With CRA Loans:

Tue, 4 Dec 2018

Mortgage News Daily - Blogs, Posted To: Pipeline Press. Thinking about locking a loan tomorrow during the National Day of Mourning for George Bush? With the bond markets closed, plenty of mandatory execution desks, like Wells Fargos, will be closed. Check with the specific investor regarding best effort, bulk, AOT, and other commitment options tomorrow. Even though the market will be closed, Federal Reserve banks will be open. Plenty of lenders lock desks will be issuing/posting rates and accepting locks. Many companies will be funding loans on Wednesday, December 5. And are independent mortgage bankers making any money funding these loans? Yes, a net gain but only of $480 on each loan in the third quarter , down from $580 per loan in the second quarter and $929 a yea.

Dont Let Winter Freeze Your Assets:

Tue, 4 Dec 2018

Realty Times, Is winter the off season for your real estate plans? PJ Wade explains why waiting for the spring market may be the more expensive thing to do. Real estate may be the furthest thing from your mind at this time of year, but keep three key real estate realities uppermost in your thinking, or 2019 could be an expensive year - in more ways than one. #1. Its always the right time to buy or sell real estate- when the right property or opportunity appears.Theres still a tendency to think about real estate according to seasons. This 20th-Century leftover didnt help much then and it doesnt now in our full-on lifestyles. When buyers wait to join competitors in the highly-competitive spring market, they often pay more than necessary. Savvy buy.

Top 10 Best Days of the Year to Buy a Home:

Mon, 3 Dec 2018

Luxury Real Estate Blog, Courtesy of First Team Real Estate. If you're looking for a discount on your home purchase, then the best time to buy is during the holidays. ATTOM Data Solutions put togehter an analysis of more than 18 million single family home and condo sales over the past five years and the results show that the biggest discounts for buyers come in October, November, December and February.

Prices up, sales down in Mass. housing market:

Thu, 29 Nov 2018

Beverly Citizen - Wicked Local (United States), The steady increase in home sale prices and the strong demand in the real estate market are signs of a strong economy and steady job growth, Warren said.

Want to Buy a Home? Close on December 26 for the Best Price of the Year:

Thu, 29 Nov 2018

Realty Times, Quick! Put an offer in on a home. And make sure you specify a fast closing date of December 26. Turns out that closing on a home the day after Christmas yields the best price for buyers of any day throughout the year. While holiday shoppers are obsessing over finding the ultimate gift deals, tenacious house hunters who buy a home in December compared with other times of the year will save the most money, according to a new study, said Bankrate . In fact, buying a home on December 26 can save you as much as $2,500 on the sales price.The analysis comes from real estate data company ATTOM Data Solutions , who found that, across the country, seven of the top 10 days to buy a home because of price discounts are in December. Its the housin.

Lessons Are More Important Than Skills:

Thu, 29 Nov 2018

Realty Times, I started in real estate as the project manager for a large condominium community in Florida. I had no real estate experience. No real estate license. On my first day I went to my sales manager and asked him what I had to learn to be successful in real estate. His name was Chet Vanscoy (now deceased) and he gave me the best and most surprising sales advice I ever heard. And I never heard it again, in all my years as a real estate broker. He had been selling real estate for 25 years. I had no experience, but I had one question. What advice would you give me as I begin my real estate sales career?". I had to ask, rather impatiently, no doubt, "What do you mean? I thought you were going to suggest learning skills like closing the sale, using t.

5 Millennial Real Estate Trends in 2019:

Thu, 29 Nov 2018

Realtor Magazine, A strong online reputation for real estate professionals is a must in catering to this market, she adds.

The 10 Most Expensive Neighborhoods in America (And How They Got to Be That Way):

Wed, 28 Nov 2018

Robb Report, Compasss November 2018 SF Real Estate Report notes that while luxury home sales hit an all-time high in San Francisco, listing inventory has climbed. names Kevin Cooke Jr. senior vice president of business development:

Mon, 26 Nov 2018

HousingWire, Auction dot com named Kevin Cooke senior vice president of business development. Cooke, who has more than 20 years of experience in mortgage servicing and finance, previously held positions at Altisource and LenderLive.

Selling a House? Here Is What the Market Looks Like In the USA:

Mon, 26 Nov 2018

Realty Times, The US economy is doing fine. It is the hottest we have seen since the 1990s. Salaries are high and unemployment is low. Generally, that brings good news for the housing market. Sellers benefit from the fact that there are more buyers in the market. In retrospect, 2018 was largely a sellers market but things seem to slow down since August. Higher interest rates and rising home prices are driving sellers away at the moment. Stats from August till October point toward a cool down. Home sales are around 13 percent down compared to last year. Does that mean the market will soon flip in buyers favor? What does that mean for someone interested in selling a house? Things arent as simple as they seem. Real estate experts believe that the market

Viral Listing With Half-Nude Models Draws Backlash:

Mon, 26 Nov 2018

Realtor Magazine, A Houston agent hired two fitness models to pose for property photos, but public complaints prompted a local real estate portal to remove the listing.

Plan to Reduce Human Appraisals May Lead to Wildly Inaccurate Estimates:

Mon, 26 Nov 2018

Realtor Magazine, Federal agencies want more properties to qualify for automated valuations, but appraisers say it could increase grossly inaccurate value estimates.

25 Richest Counties in the U.S.:

Mon, 26 Nov 2018

Realtor Magazine, Chart reveals the wealthiest areas of the country. How does yours stack up?

Ask the HOA Expert: HOA Know How:

Fri, 23 Nov 2018

Realty Times, While the most fair approach, a slow real estate market can force certain owners into a difficult position if they cant sell or rent.

Bayberry Hill apartments in Framingham lose water service before Thanksgiving:

Wed, 21 Nov 2018

Beverly Citizen - Wicked Local (United States), The site is owned by Apartment Investment and Management Company, a real estate investment trust that operates 133 properties nationwide, including many in the Boston area.
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With Amazon moving in soon, how will this nearby Virginia real estate market fare?:

Wed, 21 Nov 2018

HousingWire, This solid real estate market ranks 76th out of the 358 MSAs that were analyzed for this VeroFORECAST.

Underwriting Product; New Correspondent Investor; Lender Disaster News:

Wed, 21 Nov 2018

Mortgage News Daily - Blogs, Do you think non-QM is going to save your bacon? After a non-exhaustive survey, it appears that non-QM, aka non-Agency, aka expanded credit, is running at about 3% of overall residential volume. If we do $1.5 trillion this year, my HP-12C tells me 3% equates to $45 billion. Lets round up and say thats $4 billion a month (a billion a week across the industry) across over 1,000 lenders (another guess of how many offer it). That averages out to $4 million per lender per month, but less for non-depository lenders when you factor out what credit unions and big banks are putting in their portfolios. Yes, averages are misleading, and yes, more and more lenders are offering the option to their MLOs, but still For perspective, and yes, expande.

Its Getting Tougher to Get a Brand-New Home:

Wed, 21 Nov 2018

Realtor Magazine, A strong economy has UBS analysts unsure why such a slowdown is occurring in housing, but they predict the real estate market will stay weaker through at least the first part of next year.