Buyer & Seller Tips

    The Next Big Step: Guiding Seniors Through the Real Estate Process

    California real estate professional recognized by the SRES® Council for providing outstanding service to seniors Oceanside, California, REALTOR® Ginni Field, who in her nearly 40-year career has served in multiple facets of the real estate industry, has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) Outstanding Service Award. The SRES® […]

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    Mortgage Applications Increased Following Rate Declines

    Mortgage applications increased 2.0% for the week ending Dec. 3, 2021, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey. The findings: The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, increased 2.0% on a seasonally adjusted basis from the previous week. Unadjusted, the Index increased 45% compared with the […]

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    FHA Announces New Loan Limits for Home Equity Conversion Mortgage and Single Family Title II

    The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) recently announced new loan limits for calendar year 2022 for its Single Family Title II forward and Home Equity Conversion (reverse) Mortgage (HECM) insurance programs. Loan limits for most of the country will increase in the coming year resulting from robust house price appreciation, which is factored into the statutorily […]

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    HUD Releases Guidance on Special Purpose Credit Programs

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently put out a statement clarifying the role of Special Purpose Credit Programs as a way to tackle disparities in access to homeownership. “…While the United States is known worldwide as the land of great opportunity, opportunities for homeownership have been deeply unequal in our country. […]

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    NAR’s SCV Opens 2022 REACH U.S. Applications

    Second Century Ventures (SCV), the strategic investment arm of the National Association of REALTORS®, opened applications for the 2022 U.S. REACH and REACH Commercial scale-up programs. SCV, the most active global venture fund in real estate technology, operates the award-winning REACH technology scale-up program across North America, Europe, Australia and Asia-Pacific. “The rapidly changing property […]

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    Leveraging Social Media to Improve Brand Trust

    Every successful agent knows how important trust is in building and maintaining relationships that will sustain your career. Trust can be the difference between brand obscurity and standing out from your competition when it comes to your social media marketing effort, so it’s vital that you take time to inspire loyalty with your digital presence. […]

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    Coming Soon on Hulu: Season 2 of First-Time Buyer by the National Association of REALTORS®

    NAR PULSE—Watch what happens when first-time buyers, guided by the expertise of a REALTOR®, search for their dream home in First-Time Buyer, streaming Dec. 25 on Hulu. Catch up on season one today and share with your agents! Encourage Your Agents to Enroll in the L.E.A.D. Courses Developed by top REALTOR® leaders exclusively for aspiring to […]

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    6 Ways to Build Your Brand as a Real Estate Agent

    You know that successful businesses, big and small, have distinct brands that are memorable and instantly recognizable—but did you ever stop to think about your brand? As a real estate agent, you are your brand; your brand is defined by your values and characteristics, by your unique personality. Here are some ways to build your […]

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    HomeSmart Hires New Broker of Record for Texas

    HomeSmart recently announced that Kelly Snodgrass has joined the corporate leadership team as the broker of record for the state of Texas following a decade in the industry. Snodgrass will serve Texas agents and consumers, expanding the nation’s seventh-largest brokerage into Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Grapevine and the surrounding Metroplex areas. The Texas market, according […]

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    Revolutionizing Home Renovation in an Ultra-Competitive California Market

    California real estate firm reels in a ‘refined’ relationship with Curbio The stars must align with a highly viable market and a very willing firm that’s poised to co-brand services to lure a potential vendor into opening a brand-new office in one of California’s most competitive regions. That’s exactly how things developed recently between Curbio […]

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