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Looking Ahead, Experts Parse ‘Overvalued’ and ‘At-Risk’ Markets

In some markets, the numbers are cartoonish. The city of Punta Gorda, Florida—a gulf coast suburb with a population of around 20,000 about an hour’s drive north of Fort Myers—saw home prices rise almost 30% between spring of 2021 and 2022, a third more than the national average. Three states saw average price appreciation top…

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Existing-Home Sales Maintain Decline in April

The downward trend in existing home sales held firm in April as rising price tags and mortgage rates continued to strain buyer activity, according to a new report from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Sales of previously owned homes dipped for the third consecutive month in April, sliding by 2.4% to a seasonally adjusted…

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Mortgage Rates Decrease Slightly

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) decreased slightly this week, from 5.30% last week to an averaged 5.25% this week, according to latest the results of the Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), released by Freddie Mac Thursday. Survey findings: 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 5.25 percent with an average 0.9 point as of May 19, 2022, down…

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Mortgage Applications for New Home Purchases Decreased 10.6% in April

Mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased 10.6% compared to a year ago, according to the latest Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) released this week. Compared to March 2022, applications decreased by 14%. This change does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patterns, MBA stated. Additional key findings: MBA estimates new…

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Delta Media Announces Delta Pitch—a One-Click CMA

Delta Media Group announces the launch of “Delta Pitch,” a new comparative market analysis tool that allows agents to create a complete CMA in as little as one click, the company says. “Building a custom CMA has never been easier,” said Michael Minard, CEO and owner of Delta Media. “And because Delta Pitch fully integrates…

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Set the Mood with Luxury Home Lighting Solutions

When you’re staging a luxury property for sale, there are a lot of factors to consider. From curb appeal to furniture placement, every detail matters to an affluent home buyer. Likewise, having proper external and internal lighting can make a big difference in setting the overall mood and ambiance. As luxury real estate professionals, you…

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Power Broker Perspectives: Taking Education to the Next Level

VITALS:  Tru Realty Years in business: 12 Size: 8 offices, 133 agents Regions Served: Arizona and eight states 2021 Sales Volume: $268,698,924 2021 Transactions: 680 www.trurealty.com Sarah Richardson started her career in commercial real estate back in 2006. When the market crashed in 2008, she quickly pivoted into residential fix and flips, and founded Tru…

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Stand Out Online With .realtor™ and .realestate

Location, location, location. It matters in real estate, and it matters online. That’s why the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) offers two top-level domains (TLDs)—.realtor™ and .realestate—allowing you to converge your physical and digital business and put out a virtual welcome mat to draw customers to your website. For maximum marketing effectiveness, .realtor™ and .realestate…

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How to Know If Someone Died in the Home You Want to Purchase

When you are buying a home, surprises are usually not fun. There are many things that should be researched when buying a house. Most people will hire a professional home inspector because they want to learn about the structural and mechanical components are sound. If the defects are serious enough, they will be able to…

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OneKey MLS names Down Payment Resource as Designated Provider of Down Payment Assistance Tools

New-York-based OneKey® MLS has announced that it has partnered with Down Payment Resource (DPR), the nationwide database for U.S. homebuyer assistance programs, to indicate MLS residential listings that may be eligible for down payment assistance and other homebuyer affordability programs. OneKey MLS has 45,000 MLS subscribers and specializes in listing residential and commercial real estate…

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