Mar 24, 2020

Affecting More Than 4 Million Apartment Renters

Today’s News Synopsis: Freddie Mac announces nationwide Covid-19 relief.  Requests for video home tours increased by 500% in one week.  Both C.A.R and NAR are asking Congress for aid for REALTORS. In The News: Inman – “7 Essential Tips for Communicating With Your Sphere During Crisis” (3-24-2020) “Don’t make the major

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Mar 19, 2020

Can’t Show A Property, Can’t Earn A Living

Today’s News Synopsis: Real Estate agents seek support from Congress.  Mortgage rates increased this week with 30-year rates now at 3.65% and 15-year rates at 3.06%.  In the wake of the coronavirus, Fannie, Freddie, and FHA have suspended all foreclosures and evictions. In The News: National Association of Realtors – “NAR

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Mar 18, 2020

Hopefully It’s Just The Start Of The Relief For People Feeling The Economic Fallout of Covid-19

Today’s News Synopsis: President announces foreclosure moratorium.  Freddie Mac is also helping by offering enhanced relief for borrowers whose lives were effected by the coronavirus.  The way to stop coronavirus starts in your own home. In The News: Forbes – “What’s The Best Way To Disinfect Your Home?  Tips For How

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Nov 26, 2019

Fannie and Freddie Stepping Up Their Game

Today’s News Synopsis: Conforming loans limits over $500K for the first time.  New home sales were strong last month, having increased 0.7% to 733,000 units.  You better get ready, because it turns out the best time to buy a home is the winter. In The News: Forbes – “The Real Estate

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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 01, 2019

And Yes, California Has The Highest

Today’s News Synopsis: What is the average rent in every state?  Home prices increased 3.6% year-over-year in August according to CoreLogic.  More and more people are putting off living on their own. In The News: Realtor.com – “Lessons From Listings Photos: This Bold Boston Townhouse Proves That Color Can Sell a

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Sep 19, 2019

It’s Like The Real Estate Disruptor Dating Game Out There

Today’s News Synopsis: Zillow is partnering with builders.  The National Association of Realtors Reported existing-home sales increased by 1.3% in August.  Mortgage rates increased greatly this week with 30-year rates now at 3.73% and 15-year rates at 3.21%. In The News: Freddie Mac – “Mortgage Rates Jump” (9-19-2019) “Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC)

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Sep 05, 2019

Maybe The “Flier Bandit” Got You

Today’s News Synopsis: Is your house not selling?  Freddie Mac reported mortgage rates decreased this week with 30-year rates now at 3.49% and 15-year rates at 3%.  The new plan for the GSEs is expected to be revealed very shortly. In The News: Freddie Mac – “Mortgage Rates Drop” (9-5-2019) “Freddie

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Jun 12, 2019

White Is White, Right? NOPE!

Today’s News Synopsis: The personal hell of picking the right white paint.  The Mortgage Bankers Association reported a 26.8% increase in mortgage applications from last week.  Real estate is at a “tipping point” according to John Campbell of Zillow, Redfin and eXp Realty. In The News: Realtor.com – “The Personal Hell

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Jun 04, 2019

Changes Could Lower Housing Cost For Millions of Americans

Today’s News Synopsis: Fannie and Freddie changes coming.  CoreLogic reported home prices increased 3.6% year-over-year in April.  Meanwhile, home prices for newly constructed homes decreased by 1% in the first quarter. In The News: Forbes – “Expecting?  These Cities Are The Most Affordable Places To Raise A Child” (6-4-2019) “It’s tough

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