Real Estate

Opinion: Reframing the American Dream of homeownership

As we celebrate Independence Day this year, it’s natural to reflect on the American Dream of homeownership. This dream, however, seems to be facing challenges. Fewer real estate transactions are occurring, and many are questioning why.  Is it due to interest rate volatility, low consumer demand, or a reluctance to sell homes due to the lock-in effect? While the demand and the dream persist,...

Mortgage Rates Surge as Trump’s Odds Improve after Debate

Investors weigh the potential for higher tariffs, tighter restrictions on immigration, and an extension of 2017 tax cuts to fuel inflation under a second Trump administration. At Inman Connect Las Vegas, July 30-Aug. 1 2024, the noise and misinformation will be banished, all your big questions will be answered, and new business opportunities will be revealed. Join us. Long-term interest rates...

Freddie Mac’s CFO Just Resigned, Will Freddie Change Direction?

In This Article As of June 28, Freddie Mac CFO Christian Lown will resign from the government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) mortgage provider to join CoStar, the behemoth real estate listing and data and analytics company valued at around $30 billion.  Usually, when someone leaves a government job for the private sector, there’s a tacit understanding that the new position comes with less public...

Demystifying home appraisals – HousingWire

Home appraisals are critical to the home buying and selling process. While they’re one of the best opportunities for an objective party outside the deal to assess a home’s true value, they can also torpedo an asking price or cause a lender to rescind its financing offer. But that’s not all a home appraisal can do. Let’s take a closer look at appraisals, what they mean for a sale, and how to...

My Neighbor’s House Won’t Sell. Virtual Staging Would Help

At Inman Connect Las Vegas, July 30-Aug. 1, 2024, the noise and misinformation will be banished, all your big questions will be answered, and new business opportunities will be revealed. Join us. The house next to me isn’t selling. It’s surpassed 100 days on market, above the 63-day median, and the price has already “been improved” once by $100,000! There’s no need to mention the specific...

Turning a “Failed” Property Into a $7K/Month Rental

A rental property that doesn’t cash flow can be a nightmare for new investors. But when the numbers no longer work, remember that not all is lost. Pivoting to another investing strategy can help save your property and get you right back in the green!Welcome back to the Real Estate Rookie podcast! Investor Kayley George had already built a small portfolio when she stumbled across an old, colonial-style...

Can mortgage rates keep falling? Job market data is key

10-year yield and mortgage rates  After the intense jobs week data, we ran straight into CPI and PPI inflation week, with a Fed meeting thrown in! I got one good crumb from the Fed meeting that made me smile: Powell finally admitted that the labor market isn’t tight anymore, which is a beneficial statement for rates down the line if the labor data gets weaker. I discuss this in this episode of...

Local Logic Helps Power Lundy’s Finding Homes Voice Search

Local Logic, the community and market insights marketing solution, will be working with Lundy, an AI-derived voice search option for the visually impaired. At Inman Connect Las Vegas, July 30-Aug. 1, 2024, the noise and misinformation will be banished, all your big questions will be answered, and new business opportunities will be revealed. Join us. Local Logic, the community and market insights...

You Are Prone to Errors—Avoid These 5 Scientifically Proven Mental Traps When Making Investment Decisions

In This Article A standard economics textbook depicts humans as rational beings who always employ careful analysis to make the most advantageous decisions based on the costs and benefits of the available options. Since the 1960s, behavioral economists have questioned whether assumptions about human behavior in economic models are accurate, and research has shown that decision-making is often...

11 proven strategies for 2024

Vetted by HousingWire  |  Our editors independently review the products we recommend. When you buy through our links, we may earn a commission. Listings are the life-blood of all successful real estate businesses, but making the leap from working primarily with buyers to working with sellers can be a challenge for many agents early in their careers. As overall home sales decline on a national...

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