NAR, NAHB Meet the Demand for Green Homes Together
NAR PULSE—Home Performance Counts is an educational initiative developed jointly by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and the National Association of Homebuyers (NAHB) to help our members work together and succeed in the rapidly growing marketplace for high performance homes. Encourage your agents to visit HomePerformanceCounts.info for education programs, professional resources, research, and more! […]
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CoreLogic: All States Posted Increases in Overall Delinquency Rates in April
The coronavirus pandemic has left many unemployed and, therefore, struggling to pay their mortgage. A new report from CoreLogic, shows that mortgage performance in the U.S. was improving into March, but when COVID-19 hit, unemployment reached record highs, impacting homeowners. According to CoreLogic’s Loan Performance Insights Report, in April, 6.1 percent of all mortgages across […]
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New Home Mortgage Applications Rise and Forbearance Rates Keep Dropping
The mortgage space continues to bounce back amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the latest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). In June, new mortgage applications were up. And for the week of July 5, forbearance rates continued to post declines. Here’s the breakdown: New Home Mortgage Applications According to the MBA’s Builder Application […]
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Zoom Calls and Screen Time Are Bad for Your Eyes: Ways to Protect Your Eyesight
(TNS)—Long meetings are a necessary evil in most careers. Now that so many people are working from home, meetings have transitioned from in-person to online video calls. Hours and hours spent staring at your screen can strain your eyes. Every device emits blue light, which the sun also emits. “Blue light is actually important. It’s […]
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Why I’m (Still) a Big Believer in Silicon Valley Real Estate
How is the real estate market? Should I buy? Should I sell? Should I refinance or restructure debt? What do you think will happen with residential and commercial real estate prices? Will people ever go back to work or will they always just work from home? These are some of the questions I get asked daily. No one knows for sure […]
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Stepping Up: Leadership’s Pivot in Crisis
A leader can take many forms. A leader is a decision-maker, a motivator, a coach, a nurturer. But what happens when everything you’ve learned about business and leadership is tested by something you never saw coming—something you never learned how to lead through from a book or TED Talk? When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, business […]
Register Today: Creating the Ultimate Team Environment Inside Any Brokerage
What: RISMedia is proud to offer this webinar—”Creating the Ultimate Team Environment Inside Any Brokerage”—sponsored by Homes.com. This is sure to be a great presentation moderated by Terri Murphy and featuring team gurus Verl Workman and Cleve Gaddis. Don’t miss this chance to learn from these leaders on how you can create the ultimate team environment. […]
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‘Robust Training’ Powers Success
Vitals: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® Years in business: 23, though roots go back more than 100 years Size: 75 offices, 5,500 sales associates Regions served: Southeastern Pennsylvania, Northern half of Delaware, lower two-thirds of New Jersey 2019 sales volume: $11 billion 2019 transactions: 32,000 www.foxroach.com In 1993, Larry Flick V began his […]
Market Recovery Survey: Buyers Making Their Way Back
The real estate rebound is coming as buyers continue making their way back onto the market, according to the recently released 2020 Market Recovery Survey from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). The survey, which received over 2,000 responses from REALTORS®, shows that market recovery is happening at this very moment. Of those surveyed, 92 […]
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Mortgages: Forbearance Rates Drop While Applications Increase, But Lending Requirements Tightening
The latest updates from the Mortgage Bankers Association show low interest rates are incentivizing buyers to apply. Mortgage applications are up for the week ending July 3, and as some states return back to some type of normalcy, forbearance rates continue to decline. However, for some, mortgages may not come so easily. In June, mortgage […]
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