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  • 3 Ways Technology Is Changing Real Estate

    9/18/2018 10:10:14 AM

    With tech-savvy millennials representing the largest group of homebuyers, it is important to power up your career by staying on top of these swiftly evolving trends and learning how new tech can work for you.

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  • The New Super Heroes: Introducing the Intangibles

    9/17/2018 7:51:02 AM

    There are seven capital investments available for organizations to build value and wealth. These capital investments are Human, Relationship, Spiritual, Customer, Organizational, Physical, and Financial.

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  • Mortgage Credit Availability Decreased in August

    9/14/2018 10:45:25 AM

    Mortgage credit availability decreased in August according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index, a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data from Ellie Mae's AllRegs Market Clarity business information tool.

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  • Federal Reserve: Economy Expanding at Moderate Pace

    9/13/2018 8:39:01 AM

    Reports from the Federal Reserve Districts suggested that the economy expanded at a moderate pace through the end of August.  Residential and commercial construction activity was mixed, but up modestly overall.

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  • 5 Steps You Cannot Skip During Escrow

    9/12/2018 8:40:50 AM

    Escrow is the endgame of the home-buying process. While your real estate agent, lender and escrow officer may assist you during the process, you must prepare yourself by identifying the key steps of escrow.

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  • NAHB Asks IRS to Clarify Key Questions on Opportunity Zones

    9/12/2018 8:29:36 AM

    NAHB has joined the Bipartisan Policy Center and eight other national organizations to ask Acting Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service David Kautter to issue guidance on key issues facing investors interested in opportunity zones, established as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

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  • Appraisal Institute Unveils Property Use Classification System

    9/11/2018 10:02:32 AM

    The Appraisal Institute has unveiled an information system that classifies and describes property uses and assists real estate analysts and others with their property use data storage and analysis.

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  • ALTA Urges Preservation of GSE-Caliber Uniform Underwriting Standards

    9/10/2018 8:45:52 AM

    In the wake of the introduction of the Bipartisan Housing Finance Reform Act on Sept. 6, the American Land Title Association (ALTA) urged Congress to preserve the uniform standards currently provided by the GSEs, including title insurance, in any newly developed housing finance system

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  • Industry Groups Jittery Over Housing Finance Reform Act

    9/10/2018 8:28:16 AM

    House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, along with Rep. John Delaney, D-Maryland and Rep. Jim Himes, D-Connecticut, have introduced the Bipartisan Housing Finance Reform Act that would significantly curtail the federal governments involvement in the mortgage markets.

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  •  Economy Remains on Strong Pace, 201,000 Jobs Added in August

    9/7/2018 8:50:26 AM

    Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 201,000 in August, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Construction added 23,000 more jobs.

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  • Job, Income Confidence Feeds Positive Home Purchase Sentiment

    9/7/2018 8:33:46 AM

    The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) increased in August for the first time since May, edging up 1.5 points to 88.0. The uptick can be attributed to increases in the job- and income-related HPSI components.

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  • Lenders’ FinTech Investment Drives Down Loan Defect Risk

    9/5/2018 10:00:37 AM

    The Loan Application Defect Index for purchase transactions continued its downward trend, declining 1.3 percent in July compared with the month before, the seventh consecutive month defect risk in purchase transactions have fallen.

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  • Ways to Accelerate the Results of Your Team

    9/5/2018 9:45:36 AM

    Creating an energy of success as the leader means you have to literally lead these people to their own success.

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  • Boost Buyer Conversions on Your Team

    9/4/2018 7:16:58 AM

    It is  important to build a big pipeline of the leads — leads that will be future business 6-12 months from now. Building what I call a “gold-mine pipeline” with your individual buyer’s agents will help them create consistent monthly income, and be the springboard to an overall increase in the team’s production.

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  • For Sale! Top Tips for First-Time Home Sellers

    8/31/2018 12:20:53 PM

    Selling a home can be very lucrative, but you need to make sure you don't make any major mistakes. Here are a few simple tips that will help you sell your home quickly and at the right price.
     

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  • Housing in 2020: Construction Costs Grow, Mortgage Rates Slow

    8/30/2018 2:56:46 PM

    While rates have increased in the last six months, impacting affordability, the rise is not significant according to historical trends, says Mark Bound, chief economist and senior vice president at Metrostudy.

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  • Pending Home Sales Trail Off 0.7 Percent in July

    8/29/2018 9:17:02 AM

    Pending home sales stepped back in July and have now fallen on an annual basis for seven straight months, according to NAR.

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  • Homes by the Millions ‘Missing’ Due to Underbuilding

    8/28/2018 8:50:10 AM

    With building halted in the recession and construction at insufficient levels since, there is a 6.3 million deficit in the housing stock, according to an analysis newly released by Zillow.

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  • Google's New SEO Updates and How It Can Affect Your Website

    8/28/2018 8:33:00 AM

    SEO protocol has once again been updated by Google. Page speed has been a key factor to desktop searches for some time, but this past month, page speed will be a ranking factor for mobile devices, too. Here are some steps you can take to improve your website's SEO ranking.

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  • 10 Tips for Better Selling

    8/27/2018 10:04:41 AM

    According to sales expert John Waid, author of the book “Reinventing Ralph: A Little Story For Salespeople About Culture-Driven Selling,” the best salespeople do not sell; they help people to buy.

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  • CUNA: Economy expected to continue growth through 2019

    8/27/2018 9:56:08 AM

    Credit unions can expect U.S. economic growth to remain above historical averages through the end of 2019, CUNA Mutual Group’s Director and Chief Economist Steven Rick told attendees at CUNA Mutual Group’s ninth annual Discovery Conference.

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  • Builder Confidence Remains Firm in August

    8/24/2018 8:36:27 AM

    Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes edged down one point to a solid 67 reading in August on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

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  • Commercial/Multifamily Originations up in Q2, on Pace with 2017

    8/23/2018 1:16:14 PM

    According to the MBA Quarterly Survey of Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Bankers Originations, Q2 2018 commercial and multifamily mortgage loan originations were 4 percent higher than during the same period last year and 32 percent higher than Q1 2018.

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  • Existing-Home Sales Slip 0.7 Percent in July

    8/22/2018 10:08:15 AM

    Existing-home sales subsided for the fourth straight month in July to their slowest pace in over two years, according to the National Association of Realtors. The West was the only major region with an increase in sales last month.

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  • MISMO Seeks Input on Emerging Technologies

    8/21/2018 8:36:44 AM

    MISMO, the mortgage industry's standards organization, is looking for participants to help identify and monitor emerging technologies that could have a significant impact on the mortgage business.

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  • 2018 Growth Forecast Upgraded Again, No Thanks to Housing

    8/21/2018 8:28:53 AM

    The Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research Group revised upward its full-year 2018 economic growth forecast to 3.0 percent – from 2.8 percent in the prior forecast – on expectations that third and fourth quarter inventory restocking will outweigh slowing consumer spending growth and a decline in net exports.

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  • CUNA to HUD: Conform disparate impact rule to Supreme Court decision

    8/20/2018 4:12:05 PM

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development should issue a proposed rule to make necessary changes to its 2013 disparate impact rule to conform to a 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, CUNA wrote to HUD Friday.

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  • Housing Starts Hold their Ground in July

    8/20/2018 4:02:29 PM

    Total housing starts inched up 0.9 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department.

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  • Easy Access to Free Leads

    8/17/2018 11:39:49 AM

    Retail lenders have an expansive base of buyers that could take your real estate business to the next level. Simply communicating and building relationships with loan officers in your neighborhood and asking to be included among theprofessionals they recommend to their clients, has shown to produce deals each year.

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  • Increase the Size of Your Team Through Strategic Partners and Keep It Legal

    8/17/2018 11:22:22 AM

    Do you have partners that you work with daily that you’re not currently leveraging? Many of us have our “go-to” lenders, title reps, inspectors, plumbers, roofers, and more. It’s important to not only have these relationships, but also to ensure that they’re a win-win for each party involved.

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  • Four Factors to Motivate Your Employees Daily

    8/14/2018 6:54:04 AM

    While a healthy paycheck contributes to employee satisfaction, money won’t keep the best employees if other more important aspects of their employment are not met, according to a national authority on leadership science.

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  • Multifamily Market Strength to Continue into 2019

    8/13/2018 5:58:15 AM

    A new analysis by Freddie Mac finds that the strong performance experienced by the multifamily market in the first half of 2018 will continue throughout the end of the year and well into 2019.

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  • July New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Increased 3.6 Percent YOY

    8/13/2018 5:52:19 AM

    The Mortgage Bankers Association Builder Applications Survey data for July 2018 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 3.6 percent compared to July 2017. Compared to June 2018, applications increased by 0.2 percent.

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  • Mortgage Credit Availability Increased in July

    8/10/2018 8:24:53 AM

    Mortgage credit availability increased in July according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index, a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association that analyzes data from Ellie Mae's AllRegs Market Clarity business information tool.

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  • Metro Home Prices Climb to New All-Time High, Rise 5.3 Percent in Q2

    8/9/2018 8:34:18 AM

    Amidst staggeringly low inventory levels in much of the country during the second quarter, existing-homes sales cooled and home prices maintained their robust level of appreciation, according to the latest quarterly report by the National A