2021: The Legislative Year in Review
After throwing out the legislative playbook just weeks into 2020 due to the pandemic, it was back to full steam ahead for our advocacy goals this year. And 2021 was not for the weary in Washington. The year began with a sixth major COVID relief bill, the American Rescue Plan. The bill continued policies supported […]
Half Off Per Course – Expand Your Knowledge With NAR Academy
NAR PULSE—At NAR Academy, you’ll be at the forefront of new ideas and technology, emerging issues and key advancements. National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) members receive $500 toward each eligible course. Enroll today and share with your members. Agent Uses RPR® Reports to Find Sellers REALTOR® Julie Toy sends emails, along with RPR® Seller’s reports, to her previous buyer clients to […]
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How a Missouri Firm Leaned on BoomTown Data to Grow Their Business
If there’s one thing Matt Delhougne knows about gaining a competitive edge in the real estate industry, it’s that nothing replaces great data. Delhougne, who currently serves as broker/owner of Chesterfield, Missouri-based Delhougne Realty Group, has been a licensed REALTOR® since 1999. He also served as a St. Louis County police officer for 14 years—a […]
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zavvie Releases New Seller Preferences Report
A new zavvie Seller Preferences Report details the explosive growth of Power Buyers and changes in the iBuyer landscape throughout the U.S. between July and September. In the third quarter of this year, iBuyers doubled their acquisitions from any prior quarter and now command a 1.8% national market share. Most notable, the report indicates a […]
How Do Mobile Homes Compare to Single-Family Homes?
With home prices continuing to surge, potential buyers may be looking toward more affordable solutions, among them mobile homes. But how do they compare to single-family properties in terms of value and appreciation? A new study from LendingTree used data from the U.S. Census Bureau to determine where mobile homes are the least and most […]
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IMB Production Profits Increase in Q3 2021
Independent mortgage banks (IMBs) and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks reported a net gain of $2,594 on each loan they originated in the third quarter of 2021, up from a reported gain of $2,023 per loan in the second quarter of 2021, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) newly released Quarterly Mortgage Bankers Performance […]
Single-Family Home Prices Continue Upward Momentum
Home prices for single-family properties continued their upward trajectory in September, going against typical seasonal market slowdowns, according to the most recent S&P CoreLogic / Case-Shiller Indices. The organization reported an 19.5% annual increased in September, down from 19.8% in August. The 10-City Composite increased 17.8% YoY, down from 18.6% the previous month. The 20-City Composite […]
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LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance Calls on NAR to Remove Member for Alleged Hate Speech
The LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance is asking the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the Montana Association of REALTORS®, the Missoula Organization of REALTORS® and Windermere Real Estate to disassociate themselves from a Missoula REALTOR® based on what it says are discriminatory actions. According to reports, the incident took place this past June when Missoula, Montana-area […]
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U.S. Home Prices Continue to Appreciate
U.S. home prices increased 18.5% from the third quarter of 2020 to the third quarter of 2021. According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency House Price Index (FHFA HPI®), house prices were up 4.2% compared to Q2 of 2021. FHFA’s seasonally adjusted monthly index for September was up 0.9% from August. Key findings: Housing markets have experienced positive […]
2022 Home Trends to be Highly Influenced by the Pandemic
Home trends change with the seasons, influenced by everything from television and movies to world events. The pandemic, especially, has changed the way people view their homes. So, what’s in store for 2022? According to a new Zillow report, homeowners will be focusing on spaces in which they can thrive: feeling comfortable, calm, energized, inspired, […]
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