Oct 30, 2019

More Than Half of the Homeowners Would

Today’s News Synopsis: Would you sell your house if you thought it had ghosts?  The Mortgage Bankers Association reported mortgage applications increased 0.6% from last week.  Developers are turning to NASA photos to attract people to their luxury buildings. In The News: Yahoo Finance – “Haunted Real Estate: Half of Homeowners

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Oct 29, 2019

In Most States You Don’t Have To Say Boo About It

Today’s News Synopsis: Selling a haunted house?  The Mortgage Bankers Association predicted purchase originations will increase by 1.6% to $1.29 trillion in the next year.  What were the two major forces to reshape affordable housing? In The News: First American – “Two Forces Re-Shaped Housing Affordability in 2019, According to First

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Oct 28, 2019

Not Because They Like Ghosts, It’s Because They’re Broke

Today’s News Synopsis: Millennials 13 times more likely to buy a haunted house.  Where are the best places to go to get the best value for your money when looking for a house?  Secretary Carson said HUD is about to address new regulations for FHA. In The News: DS News –

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Oct 25, 2019

How Do You Protect Your Real Estate Listing From iSquatters? #474

 Real Estate News Recap: Existing-Home Sales Decrease 2.2% in September FHFA: U.S. home prices climb 4.6% from Last August Mortgage Rates Rise New Home Sales Remain Stable in September The missing housing boom Who’s really leaving California, and why does that matter? 11 Upcoming Real Estate Trends Poised To

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Oct 25, 2019

I Survived Real Estate 2019 Part 4 #666

On Friday, September 27, the Norris Group proudly presented its 12th annual award-winning black tie event I Survived Real Estate.  An incredible lineup of industry experts joined Bruce and Aaron Norris to discuss perplexing industry trends, head-scratching legislation, massive tech disruption, and opportunities emerging for real estate professionals. All proceeds

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Oct 24, 2019

How Will They Impact Investors and Agents?

Today’s News Synopsis: 11 Upcoming Real Estate trends.  New home sales continued to remain steady in September, having decreased only 0.7% to 701,000 units.  Freddie Mac reported mortgage rates increased this past week with 30-year rates now at 3.75% and 15-year rates at 3.18%. In The News: Freddie Mac – “Mortgage

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Oct 23, 2019

Attack of the iSquatters!

Today’s News Synopsis: What are iSquatters, and how do they abuse the iBuying space?  The Mortgage Bankers Association reported an 11.9% decrease in mortgage applications from last week.  Home prices increased 4.6% from last month according to the FHFA. In The News: Realtor.com – “What Do Both Republicans and Democrats Really

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Oct 22, 2019

Does It Really Matter?

Today’s News Synopsis: Who’s really leaving California?  The National Association of Realtors reported a 2.2% decrease in existing-home sales last month.  In order to become homeowners, millennials and Generation Z are finding themselves sacrificing more than before. In The News: Realtor.com – “How Much Will a Smart Thermostat Really Save on

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Oct 21, 2019

Any See Where My Housing Boom Went?

Today’s News Synopsis: The market should be experiencing a housing boom.  What are five important questions you need to ask before making the decision to buy that house?  When it comes to the state with the most mortgage denials, Florida ranks number one. In The News: Realtor.com – “You’d Better Ask

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Oct 18, 2019

Are You Leaving California? #473

 Real Estate News Recap: CoreLogic Reports Single-Family Rental Market Steadying as Concerns for Home-Buying Affordability Linger Builder Confidence Hits 20-Month High Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey Mortgage Rates Jump Where Buyers Are Cashing In!  The Top 10 U.S. Markets for Flipping The Rise of Mom-and-Pop REO

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