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Dec 04, 2019

Who’s Crystal Ball Is Right?

Today’s News Synopsis: The 2020 predictions are rolling in.  The Mortgage Bankers Association reported mortgage applications decreased 9.2% from last week.  Which U.S. cities are the best for biking? In The News: Redfin – “Redfin Unveils the Best U.S. Cities for Biking in 2020” (12-4-2019) “Minneapolis, Portland, OR and Chicago are the most bikeable cities

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Nov 20, 2019

Homes Often Kept Vacant

Today’s News Synopsis: Study finds that 40% of LA homes are owned by corporate entities.  The Mortgage Bankers Association reported mortgage applications decreased 2.2% from last week.  As we approach 2020, what are 5 real estate opportunities to invest in? In The News: Mortgage Bankers Association – “Mortgage Applications Decrease in

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Nov 06, 2019

Make Sure You Weigh The Pros and Cons

Today’s News Synopsis: Thinking about renting out your spare room?  The Mortgage Bankers Association reported mortgage applications decreased 0.1% from last week.  Co-living is becoming the way to live now, but only because people have to in order to afford to live. In The News: Realtor.com – “7 Home Maintenance Projects

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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 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 16, 2019

How To Attract Gen Z Renters

Today’s News Synopsis: Gen Z is going to spend more on rent than any previous generation.  Builder confidence was at 71 this month, it’s highest in 20 months according to NAHB.  The Mortgage Bankers Association reported mortgage applications increased 0.5% from last week. In The News: NAHB – “Builder Confidence Hits

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Oct 09, 2019

Good Luck Getting A Reservation!

Today’s News Synopsis: Airbnb the Goodyear Blimp.  What’s the new in color for design?  Mortgage applications increased 5.2% from last week according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. In The News: Realtor.com – “3 Fast Fixes for the Home Features Millennial Buyers Hate” (10-9-2019) “When it comes to selling a house, you

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Oct 02, 2019

Zillow, Redfin, Opendoor…..Amazon?

Today’s News Synopsis: Who will be the Amazon of housing?  The Mortgage Bankers Association reported mortgage applications increased 8.1% from last week.  More millennials are refinancing with the number being at a four-year high. In The News: Mortgage Bankers Association – “Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey” (10-2-2019) “Mortgage

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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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Sep 18, 2019

A Painting For a Tax Break?

Today’s News Synopsis: Affluent art collectors may have an opportunity at a tax break thanks to opportunity zones.  Housing starts showed a healthy increase in August at 12.3%.  Mortgage applications remained relatively the same, having decreased by only 0.1%. In The News: NAHB – “Housing Starts Post Healthy Gains in August”

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