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Average Foreclosure Timelines Soar:

Realtor Magazine, ... from the previous quarter and a 28 percent increase from a year ago. It also is the longest number of days to process a foreclosure since ATTOM Data Solutions, a real estate data firm, began tracking foreclosure timelines in the first quarter of 2007. The states with the longest average times to foreclose in the fourth quarter of 2017 were.


Shutdown Over? The Impact on Real Estate:

Mon, 22 Jan 2018

Realtor Magazine, Thats good news for real estate because home sales could stall if a shutdown persists, although the impact would be limited. We urge Congress to come together and reach an agreement so we can avoid any negative effects on our military, federal employees, housing markets, and the economy, Elizabeth Mendenhall, president of the National Association of REALTORS, said in a ...


Amazon's HQ2: Financial Bonanza For Winning City Or Problematic Nightmare?:

Sun, 21 Jan 2018

Realty Times, ... have waved in front of Amazon for what USA Today called its "economic golden ticket." Those cities that already have good public transit would presumably be leading contenders. And then we return to the tremendous potential impact on the real estate market - another huge concern. An Apartment List study, titled "Prime Markup: How Much Would Amazon HQ2 Drive Up Rents.


Dominating Social Media for Your Real Estate Business:

Fri, 19 Jan 2018

Realtor.com Blog, Dominating Social Media for Your Real Estate Business... said, it should come as no surprise that utilizing social media for real estate should be a key focus for any agent in ... presence is to allow others to see into your real estate business and to showcase your brand and successes, social media is a two-way street ...


The 20 Cities That Might Be Home to Amazons Second Headquarters:

Fri, 19 Jan 2018

Robb Report, ... finalists were Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, Montgomery County, Nashville, Newark, New York City, Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Raleigh, Toronto, and Washington, D.C. Several of the finalists, such as Austin, Nashville, and Raleigh, are considered top real estate markets to watch in 2018.


Why Your Clients Hate Automated Messages:

Fri, 19 Jan 2018

Realtor Magazine, Why Your Clients Hate Automated Messages If youve set up automated replies to prospect inquiries online, you may be saving timebut turning off potential customers. Only 14 percent of consumers say they will respond to a message they perceive to be automated, while the rest say theyll ignore it and move on to another service or professional, according to a new white paper produced by Move Inc.s Realsuite business solution platform for real estate professionals.


Upcoming Conferences and Training; Conventional Conforming Changes: Part Two:

Thu, 18 Jan 2018

Mortgage News Daily - Blogs, ... Pankow, EVP of National Production, a Veteran himself, states, We are excited to bring this level of education and expertise to the market to allow the real estate community to better serve our Veterans. The first event is scheduled for Bellevue, Washington on January 22, and travels to 10 different ...


Housing Advocates Push for Rent Control:

Thu, 18 Jan 2018

Realtor Magazine, ... local governments to create rent regulations that restrict the ability of landlords to set their rental rates as high as the market will support, National Real Estate Investor says... Source: As Rents Rise, Advocates in Multiple Markets Push for New Rent Control Laws, National Real Estate Investor (Jan. 16, 2018.


Home Buying Goes High-tech:

Tue, 16 Jan 2018

DSNews.com, Even when it came to choosing a real estate sales associate, 62 percent said they would prefer someone who offered virtual house tour capabilities that could be available on computer and smartphone, as a service for their clients. If buyers are keen on virtual tours, sellers would like to get suggestions from their real estate agents on staging their homes ...


What Your Broker Is Worried About:

Tue, 16 Jan 2018

Realtor Magazine, Some brokers reported other concerns in this category, such as too many real estate agents, lead generation, and noting the declining market without increase in sales volume on top of rising labor costs. On the topic of budgeting, brokers said online marketing and technology were some of their top investments.


Owners Get Real About Home Values:

Tue, 16 Jan 2018

Realtor Magazine, Appraisers and real estate professionals evaluate their local housing markets daily, says Bill Banfield, Quicken Loans executive vice president of Capital Markets. Homeowners, on the other hand, may only think about their housing market when they see For Sale signs hit front yards in the spring or when they think about accessing their equity.


4 Ways Brokerages Can Be More Client-Centric:

Tue, 16 Jan 2018

Realtor Magazine, While building a client-centric culture at your real estate company sounds ideal, efforts often flounder beyond sophisticated marketing campaigns, says Sallie Sherman, co-author of Five Keys to Powerful Business Relationships and founder and CEO of S4 Consulting. Customer-centric companies understand that being customer-centric is a detailed performance game, Sherman says.


American Mortgage Diversity Council Welcomes New Members:

Mon, 15 Jan 2018

DSNews.com, ... the lending and mortgage banking industry in the area of foreclosure law, bankruptcy law, consumer collections and commercial/multifamily real estate matters in excess of fifty years ... 1928, the firm has traditionally concentrated in the areas of real estate, creditors rights (foreclosure, bankruptcy, evictions, REO, title, closings, and commercial collections) and related ...


Situs Acquires MountainView Financial Solutions:

Sun, 14 Jan 2018

DSNews.com, Together with our 2017 acquisition of The Collingwood Group, the MountainView transaction expands our set of capabilities and positions Situs as the trusted advisor of choice within the continually evolving housing finance market, and puts Situs at the nexus of real estate and fintech. MountainViews professionals will work alongside Situs to deliver a spectrum of risk management and transaction services ...


Whats the Price? More Than We Ask, Say Homesellers:

Fri, 12 Jan 2018

DSNews.com, Homesellers have had a windfall in 2017 with buyers paying more than the list price on 24.1 percent of home sales during the year according to a report by real estate website Zillow. The report said that approximately one in four U.S. homes sold above the asking price as a combination of factors led to sellers netting an average ...


The Top 25 Women in Law, Part 1:

Fri, 12 Jan 2018

DSNews.com, I consider them family, and that is what makes my legal practice so rewarding, said Creech. Creech practices in the firms Charleston Litigation Division where she represents national banking associations and loan servicers state wide in commercial and real property-related litigation, with an emphasis on contested foreclosures, debt collections, and real estate matters. She also handles general civil litigation.


A Closer Look at CESs Game Changers:

Fri, 12 Jan 2018

Realtor Magazine, ... and talkedyes, talkedto a host of appliances, from a bathroom mirror to a refrigerator. After scouring the show floor, I found several products this year that hold real potential to shake up the real estate market. In the video below, I outlined what I think is some of the best tech I saw at the show this year.


Seller Willing to Accept $45Mand Bitcoins:

Fri, 12 Jan 2018

Realtor Magazine, Seller Willing to Accept $45Mand Bitcoins The cryptocurrency bitcoin is increasingly coming into play in real estate transactions across the globe. One recent listing describes a 9,000-square-foot beachfront Malibu home on the market for $45 million, and the owner says hes willing to accept bitcoin as part of the payment from a buyer.


Real Estate Agent Among Those Killed in Mudslides:

Fri, 12 Jan 2018

Realtor Magazine, ... and focused her business in Montecito, Calif., when she moved there in 1990. She is credited with closing more than $2 billion in high-end real estate sales since founding the brokerage in the early 1990s, ABC 7 News reports. Her company bio describes her as a woman with a strong work ethic and a love for architecture and design.


Diversify Your Portfolio And Invest In Real Estate:

Thu, 11 Jan 2018

Realty Times, Unlike residential homes that get their value from comparable sales, income-generating real estate value is calculated as the annual NOI multiplied by ... As an alternative investment, real estate is historically poorly correlated to the stock market, making it a good investment to diversify a portfolio ... During times of stock market loss, real estate continues to offer returns.


A Hack to Help Your Marketing Grab More Attention:

Thu, 11 Jan 2018

Realtor.com Blog, ... get a copy of the 5-star rated workbook, Plan to Win. to transform their real estate sales game plan... Dr. Lee Davenport is an Atlanta-based real estate coach who trains agents, teams, brokerages, and other business organizations on how to use todays technology to work smarter. Join Lees free RE Tech Insiders Club by visiting www.LearnWithLee.REALTOR.
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8 Ways To Up Your Chances Of Buying Your First Home:

Wed, 10 Jan 2018

Realty Times, ... much more likely to gentrify than one that's surrounded by less prime areas." Paying attention to decreasing local crime and DOM (days on market) for real estate listings in the area, and noting whether there is a vibrant art scene in the area, are additional tips to locating an up ...


Get Smarter About Smart Homes:

Wed, 10 Jan 2018

Realtor Magazine, ... findings underscore the need for industrywide smart-home education for real estate sales agents, says Charlie Young, president and CEO of Coldwell Banker ... Our interview with David Marine, senior vice president of marketing at Coldwell Banker, delves further into what real estate professionals can expect from buyers and sellers over the next ...


Buyers Betting on Bigger Down Payments:

Wed, 10 Jan 2018

Realtor Magazine, The median down payment for home purchases that were financed in the third quarter of 2017 soared to a high of $20,000, or 7.6 percent of the median sales price of $263,000, according to ATTOM, a real estate data firm. That is up from 6.1 percent in the third quarter of 2016.


Homeowners and Appraisers Mostly in Sync as 2017 Closed:

Tue, 9 Jan 2018

DSNews.com, Appraisers and real estate professionals evaluate their local housing markets daily, said Bill Banfield, Quicken Loans Executive Vice President of Capital Markets. Homeowners, on the other hand, may only think about their housing market when they see 'for sale' signs hit front yards in the spring or when they think about accessing their equity.