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Oct 08, 2019

Coldwell Banker, Sotheby’s and Century 21 among them

Today’s News Synopsis: Realogy launches new, improved iBuyer platform for some of their brands.  Although mortgage delinquencies as a whole are at a 20-year low, 4 states reported an increase.  Which could they be?  Which metro areas in the nation are the most affordable and family-friendly places to live? In

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Oct 07, 2019

SB 13 is Sitting On The Governor’s Desk

Today’s News Synopsis: New bill could bring more ADU’s to California.  According to a new survey from the National Association of Realtors, it’s worth putting in the time and money to your home to make home improvements.  Despite homes becoming more affordable, confidence in the housing market is becoming weaker.

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Sep 30, 2019

How Do You Get Your Low-Ball Offer Accepted?

Today’s News Synopsis: Think you’re good at negotiations?  The Mortgage Bankers Association reported mortgage debt for commercial and multifamily increased $51.9 billion in the second quarter, or 1.5%.  iBuyers could be posing a threat to the MLS system. In The News: Mortgage Bankers Association – “Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Debt Increased $51.9

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Sep 25, 2019

iBuyer Beware!

Today’s News Synopsis: Bernie Sanders housing plan would not be good for iBuyers.  The NAHB reported new homes sales increased by 7.1% in August, a healthy gain.  Mortgage applications, meanwhile, decreased 10.1% from last week. In The News: NAHB – “New Home Sales Post Solid Gains in August” (9-25-2019) “Sales of

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Aug 08, 2019

Is It Worth The Premium To Sell To iBuyers?

Today’s News Synopsis: Sellers pay a price for convenience.  Mortgage rates saw a tremendous decrease in the latest Freddie Mac survey with 30-year rates now at 3.6% and 15-year rates at 3.05%.  Foreclosure filings decreased 18% from last year, coming in at 296,458. In The News: Freddie Mac – “Mortgage Rates

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Jul 12, 2019

National Association of Real Estate Editors Conference Highlights With Aaron Norris #651

This week’s radio show features Aaron Norris of The Norris Group. For the last couple of months, they’ve really beat up accessory dwelling units. He doesn’t expect to touch on that again until SB 13 has some movement. It did move forward as of July 1st, so we’ll see what’s

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Jul 12, 2019

The Real Estate Radio Show With Aaron Norris

This week’s radio show features Aaron Norris of The Norris Group. For the last couple of months, they’ve really beat up accessory dwelling units. He doesn’t expect to touch on that again until SB 13 has some movement. It did move forward as of July 1st, so we’ll see what’s

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Jul 01, 2019

The Sunshine State Is A Transplant Favorite. Beaches, Weather, and Lack of Taxes

Today’s News Synopsis: Taxed to the hilt, more homebuyers are migrating to Florida.  Spending on construction decreased by 0.8% in May, the first time in six months to see a decrease.  With the increase in iBuyers, it is important to hear what they have to say. In The News: HousingWire –

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