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Real estate price cycles & getting bid…I’ve got two things on my mind today. Price cycles and getting bid up during the first week. Well, and banks failing. And my 23rd wedding anniversary this week. And getting in shape. Anyway, let’s look at the first two things. UPCOMING (PUBLIC) SPEAKING GIGS: 3/24/23 How to Think Like an Appraiser (at SAR) 3/28/23 Downtown Regional […] The post Real estate price cycles & getting bid up first appeared on Sacramento Appraisal Blog | Real Estate Appraiser.
A spring bump in the housing marketIt’s a bump. Do you feel it? The housing market has been waking up in 2023, and we’re starting to see an uptick in lots of different stats. Let’s talk about it. This post is designed to skim quickly or digest slowly. UPCOMING (PUBLIC) SPEAKING GIGS: 3/10/23 PCAR Market Update Lunch & Learn 3/24/23 How to Think Like […] The post A spring bump in the housing market first appeared on Sacramento Appraisal Blog | Real Estate Appraiser.
Prices went up & worst volume everDid prices really go up in February? What’s happening in this market? Today I have a few things on my mind (including a Hot Pockets analogy). Scroll quickly or digest slowly. I hope this helps – whether you’re local or not. UPCOMING (PUBLIC) SPEAKING GIGS: 3/06/23 Matt the Mortgage Guy YouTube Live 3pm PST 3/09/23 Matt Gouge […] The post Prices went up & worst volume ever first appeared on Sacramento Appraisal Blog | Real Estate Appraiser.
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7 Common Mistakes Sellers Should Avoid During…Homeowners, Don’t Make These Appraisal Mistakes When Selling Your Home As a real estate appraiser, I have seen many mistakes that sellers make during the appraisal process. These mistakes can significantly impact the value of a property and even lead to an appraisal being lower than the contract price. In this blog post, I will […] The post 7 Common Mistakes Sellers Should Avoid During a Real Estate Appraisal appeared first on Birmingham Appraisal Blog. No related posts.
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Opinion: Stop speaking mortgage to your clients As mortgage professionals, I see us falling into these common traps. We speak a specific jargon. This jargon is what distinguishes us as professionals. However, our clients do not speak our language. And this is a good thing. If our clients spoke “mortgage” they would need us less.
Opinion: the Fed broke the banks. What’s… The Fed's past actions checking inflation also threaten to break the housing market. Now, what's next for mortgage?
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Market Still Holding On as Low Inventory… NewIt’s hard to believe that it has been 2 years since we experienced the great Texas Winter Storm when the Texas power grid failed and we went several days without power in our Texas homes that are not built to keep heat. As much as I love the beauty of snow and the colder temps […] The post Market Still Holding On as Low Inventory Persists- February Newsletter appeared first on DW Slater Company Blog .
Housing Market Down But Not Out- January… NewWinter is here! Last week we had one evening of beautiful snow that quickly melted away. As I type, we are receiving winter weather watch notifications as we are getting ready for a more dangerous icing event here in North Texas this week. As we prepare for the coming cold, I am reminded that, although […] The post Housing Market Down But Not Out- January Newsletter appeared first on DW Slater Company Blog .
Winter Season- December Newsletter NewAs we end this year and look to the new, we hope that you had a nice Christmas time and we wish you the best for the upcoming year! This month we celebrate 35 years of the D. W. Slater Company! In honor of 35 years, we have gone back to the original retro logo! […] The post Winter Season- December Newsletter appeared first on DW Slater Company Blog .
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The Danger Zone> McKissock Learning > AMC Guide > OREP E&O ★★★★★ “They are knowledgeable, professional, and understand urgency.” – Joe Thweatt The Danger Zone by Scott Cullen, MNAA The danger zone is anytime within a twelve-month period when the market changes. USPAP is clear on the appraiser’s responsibility. According to SR 1-3 lines 515 and 516, […] The post The Danger Zone appeared first on Working RE Magazine.
Mysterious Leaks into Home and Basement The… New> E&O/GL Insurance for Home InspectorsCompetitive Rates, Broad Coverage, Free Risk Management, online inspectionsupport for tough questions, discounts on education and more… Professional Coverage, Competitive PricingShop OREP today! Mysterious Leaks into Home and Basement The Science Behind Your Inspection By Tom Feiza, Mr. Fix-It, Inc. HowToOperateYourHome.com New Home—Inspection—Purchase—Then LeaksThe one call a home inspector […] The post Mysterious Leaks into Home and Basement The Science Behind Your Inspection appeared first on Working RE Magazine.
Appraiser Disciplinary Levels and Their Consequences> McKissock Learning > AMC Guide > OREP E&O ★★★★★ “They are knowledgeable, professional, and understand urgency.” – Joe Thweatt Appraiser Disciplinary Levels and Their Consequences by Kendra Budd, Editor Years ago, the appraisal industry used to be an unlicensed and vastly unmonitored business. Nowadays, that is far from the case. Years ago, it was […] The post Appraiser Disciplinary Levels and Their Consequences appeared first on Working RE Magazine.
How to Become a Supervisory AppraiserAs an experienced appraiser, there are many reasons you may decide to take on a trainee. You might be looking to grow your business, delegate tasks (e.g., property inspections), or prepare for retirement. Whatever the reason, supervisors play an essential role in the training and development of future appraisers. Are you ready to take on […] The post How to Become a Supervisory Appraiser appeared first on McKissock Learning.
FREE Webinar: 1st Quarter Freddie Mac Update NewWhat’s going on with Freddie Mac? Join us on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, to find out! McKissock Learning is hosting a FREE one-hour, non-credit Pro-Series webinar titled “Freddie Mac Update 1Q2023.” Freddie Mac representative, Scott Reuter, will discuss what is currently happening with their organization and what to look forward to in the rest of […] The post FREE Webinar: 1st Quarter Freddie Mac Update appeared first on McKissock Learning.
Investment Tips: How to Grow Your Retirement…When it comes to growing your retirement savings, you may be wondering: What types of investment accounts should I use? And where should I locate them in order to utilize tax savings as much as possible? The real estate mantra “location, location, location” applies to retirement savings as well. Whether you’re a self-employed real estate […] The post Investment Tips: How to Grow Your Retirement Savings appeared first on McKissock Learning.
HUD Reinstates 2013 “Discriminatory Effects” Rule NewThe U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced it will rescind the 2020 Fair Housing Act rule and restore 2013 policy to help eradicate discriminatory practices from housing market.
Home Prices Experience First Annual Drop Since… NewWhile many homebuyers remained on the sidelines, home sales and competition leveled off in February, as the median U.S. home sale price fell 1.2% in February, marking the first year-over-year decline since 2012.
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New to Gathering of Eagles? Here’s what… NewGathering of Eagles is the must-attend event of 2023 for real estate presidents, senior leaders, and broker-owners.
Housing Market Tracker: Banking crisis is a… NewMortgage rates fell as the banking crisis got worse and we may have found the bottom of seasonal housing inventory.
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Guild Mortgage Expands Reverse Division Through Acquisition… NewThrough the purchase of Cherry Creek Mortgage, Guild Mortgage will integrate reverse mortgages into its traditional mortgage platform, using Guild’s nationwide retail team across nearly 300 branches.
Independent Mortgage Banks Reported Nearly $3k Loss… New“For the third consecutive quarter, the average pre-tax net production income was in the red, reaching a new survey low of 99 basis points of loss in the final three months of 2022,” said Marina Walsh, CMB, MBA’s VP of Industry Analysis.
Hotels Located in Business Districts See Values…Central business district hotels that cater to business travelers and conference attendees are struggling to refinance loans because their property values have plunged due to the pandemic, GlobeSt.com reported March 9. Approximately $31 billion of CMBS loans backed by hotels are set to mature by 202 [...]
Pace of Interest Rate Hikes May Increase:… NewFederal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell told the Senate Banking Committee March 7 that policymakers may have to accelerate the pace of interest rate increases to help keep inflation in check, CNBC reported. Powell noted that getting inflation down to 2% is going to take time and likely will be challengi [...]
Washington State Seeks to Drop Single-family Zoning NewThe Washington state House of Representatives passed a bill March 6 that would legalize duplexes and fourplexes in virtually every city in Washington, the Seattle Times reported. If enacted, the legislation, which aims to alleviate housing supply issues, likely would end local zoning rules that only [...]
NAR Hosts Policy Forum on the Current… NewThe National Association of Realtors® hosted a policy forum on March 16, 2023 entitled The Current Housing Market: Implications for Home Buyers and the Economy at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C.
Addressing Bias in Appraisal Standards NewThe meticulous work of drafting a new ethics rule will pay off in clarity for our profession and the public.
Feb. 25: Thoughts on vendor & lender… New“All of my passwords are protected by amnesia.” Along those lines, sorry that the commentary is a little late this morning. I received an email that my Chase bank account had been hacked, and for me to reset my username and password and enter some personal information, which I dutifully did. And then it occurred...Read More “Feb. 25: Thoughts on vendor & lender acquisitions; vendor news; CFPB’s registration proposal; Mahatma Gandhi tale” »
Feb. 24: IMB wanted, LO jobs; Pricing,… NewAs attendees from the MBA’s servicing conference headed home this week, they may have learned that some airport lounges are cutting back on free guests. Some of those attendees work for depository banks, and they are in flux when it comes to servicing portfolios: Certainly reports of the majority of them shedding servicing are erroneous....Read More “Feb. 24: IMB wanted, LO jobs; Pricing, income calc., POS, accounting products; FHA & VA news; Georgia & non-QM” »
2.23.23: AE, LO jobs; MSR monitoring, marketing,… NewRemember, not all math puns are terrible…just sum. Analyzing residential servicing is a combination of math and psychology. If you were an institution thinking of buying mortgage servicing rights (MSR), or a lender running the numbers on retaining servicing rather than selling it to an aggregator like AmeriHome or Penny Mac, you don’t like hearing...Read More “2.23.23: AE, LO jobs; MSR monitoring, marketing, lead conversion tools; USMI on the FHA MIP cut; STRATMOR on wealth mgt. borrowers” »
Households Priced Out by Higher Interest Rates NewNew NAHB 2023 Priced-Out Estimates show that 96.5 million households are not able to afford a median priced new home, and that additional 140,436 households would be priced out of the new home market if the price goes up by $1,000. This post presents details regarding how interest rates affect the number of households that could be priced out of... Read More ›
NAHB 2023 “Priced Out” Estimates – State… NewNAHB recently released its 2023 priced out estimates, showing how higher prices and interest rates affect housing affordability. The new estimates show that 96.5 million households are already not able to afford a median priced new home in 2023 due to the fact that their incomes are insufficient to qualify for the required mortgage under standard underwriting criteria. If the... Read More ›
Single-Family Starts Remain Lackluster but Will Rebound…Single-family production remained at an anemic pace in February as builders continue to wrestle with elevated mortgage rates, high construction costs and tightening credit conditions that threaten to be exacerbated by recent turmoil in the banking system. Led by gains in apartment construction, overall housing starts in February increased 9.8% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.45 million units,... Read More ›
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Giving to Charity I’ve talked about the importance of paying yourself first, and how living that principle will bless your life. Equally important, however, is its sister principle: pay 10% to charity second. ... Read More
The Principle of Saving No matter what you call it – pay yourself first, save, setting money aside for a rainy day – making sure you take the ... Read More
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Update: Banks are still in trouble A week after two major banking failures, The Federal Reserve continues to pump additional money to the entire banking system with another $300 billion.
CFPB looking into data brokers NewBank failures are in the news but the banking system has been quite strong in recent years. The CFPB goes after data brokers.