REALTORS® Joining Together Through the Regional Rally for RRF
NAR PULSE—REALTORS® take pride in stepping in and stepping up wherever there’s a need. It’s what you do, it’s who you R. We need you, your region and all regions to channel your inner R and join together for RRF’s Regional Rally. We’re challenging all regions to step up and participate in the rally to aid any […]
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New Home Purchase Applications Down in September as Loan Size Rises
Mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased 16.2% YoY. Compared to August 2021, applications decreased by 4%., according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for September 2021. This change does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patterns. Key details: MBA predicts new single-family home sales were running at a […]
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Curbio Named Second-Fastest Growing Company in D.C. Area
Curbio recently announced that it has been ranked No. 2 on the 2021 list of Fastest Growing Companies by the Washington Business Journal. “Our team is thankful to be recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the greater Washington, D.C., area,” said Rick Rudman, chairman, president and CEO of Curbio, in a statement. “Here at Curbio, […]
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RE/MAX’s Wemlo Launches Loan Brokering System
Wemlo,SM recently announced the upcoming launch of a new technology that aims to transform the mortgage brokerage industry. The wemlo Loan Brokering System℠ (LBS℠) was developed to empower mortgage loan brokers with purpose-built loan software that understands the specifics of their business, compliance priorities and workflows. According to the company, mortgage brokerages will no longer have to settle […]
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colonial Homes San Miguel Celebrates Milestone With Record Listing
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colonial Homes San Miguel recently celebrated its one-year anniversary with a record-breaking home priced at U.S. $4.7 million. The company is co-owned by Greg Gunter and Alma Cecilia Ramirez. San Miguel de Allende, designated as Condé Nast Traveler’s No. 1 City in the World three separate times, proves increasingly popular with high-net-worth […]
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Mountain Peaks and Tumbleweeds: Real Estate in Frontierland, USA
Editor’s note: Even in an industry where jobs are determined by the disparate geography and composition of their individual communities, there are realms that transcend the real estate firmament, where markets, environments or policy make the experience of buying and selling homes something else entirely. People who embark on careers in these spaces take on […]
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Housing Starts: Multifamily Dips but Single-Family Holding Steady
Overall housing starts were down 1.6% in September to 1.56 million, pushed down by declines in multi-family construction. The September is the number of housing units builders would begin if development kept this pace for the next 12 months. However, single-family housing production held steady, with strong demand offsetting building material supply shortages and delays, […]
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New FHFA Program Revisions to Promote Housing Sustainability
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently stated it is expanding eligibility for Fannie and Freddie’s Refinance programs for low- and moderate-income borrowers, as well as restoring the desktop appraisal flexibility. “Expanding eligibility for low- and moderate-income families to refinance their mortgage and lower their monthly payments, together with leveraging desktop appraisals to reduce inefficiencies […]
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MBA Pledges to Promote Equitable Homeownership With New Campaign
Home for all Pledge is a new commitment to promoting minority homeownership; affordable rental housing; and company diversity, equity and inclusion, from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). The pledge was recently announced by Kristy Fercho, MBA chairman and executive vice president and head of Home Lending at Wells Fargo, during the association’s Annual Convention & […]
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Van Zyl Team Brings Investment Expertise to Florida Coast
Marcia and Albert van Zyl—whose husband-and-wife team, Team van Zyl, works under the banner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) Florida Realty—serve buyers and investors along the Fort Lauderdale coastline. It took them a few twists of fate for the magic to happen. Marcia Saunders was a young woman from Illinois with a background in advertising […]
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