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Record number of 65-year-olds will reshape the age milestone: WSJ

Housing Wire

More Americans are reaching the milestone age of 65 , and these people are redefining what 65 looks like in comparison to prior generations — with a raft of implications for American society. This is according to a recent story published by the The Wall Street Journal. “Today’s 65-year-olds are redefining a milestone long associated with retirement parties and the end of productive years,” the article stated.

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Things I’ve learned after 15 years of blogging

Sacramento Appraisal Blog

Today my blog turns 15 years old. And blog years are sort of like dog years, so my blog is basically super old and wearing Depends now. Anyway, today I want to share some things I’ve learned along the way about content and life. And I know it sounds cheesy, but the best thing to […] The post Things I’ve learned after 15 years of blogging first appeared on Sacramento Appraisal Blog.

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NAR runs out of liability insurance coverage: Sources

Housing Wire

Three sources, who have asked to remain anonymous, have confirmed to HousingWire that the National Association of Realtors (NAR) has run out of liability insurance funds. The news about NAR’s insurance predicament began circulating late Wednesday , with industry analyst Rob Hahn highlighting the news in the Thursday edition of his email newsletter NotoriousROB.

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Understanding Zillow’s Square Footage is Important!

Cleveland Appraisal Blog

It’s been a while since I’ve written an article. I miss writing and I miss you! So, first of all, thank you for being here to read articles from my blog! I’ve relied heavily on guest bloggers for a while, and so I’d like to also thank all of my guest bloggers who have provided meaningful content. I know most of my readers are interested in appraisal and real estate-related topics.

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What is Appraisal Modernization? Pt 13

George Dell

The word “modernization” has a meaning different from what I thought. It seems to depend on who is using the word. To me, it just meant “get with it!” To our GSEs (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac), it means something special. The dictionary definitions and explanations focus on the social and even political aspects of […] The post What is Appraisal Modernization?

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Success in One Step

The Appraiser Coach

I’ve talked a lot about what I term the “principles of success.” I truly believe in them, and I think they are all important to achieving success. A lot of people ask me though what the one key to success is. In reality, there isn’t just one. There are many little things that need to be done in order to get where you want to be. However, there is one very important key to success that I’d like to talk about today: action.

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Strength in home prices helped boost Fannie, Freddie 2023 profits

Inman

With a combined net worth of $125 billion after earnings this week, the mortgage giants remain on a path that could lead to eventual release from government conservatorship if political winds shift.

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Let’s All Build the Gallows Together

Appraiserblogs

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have issued a clarion call to all appraisers to pitch in and help build the gallows from which they will hang us all in 2025. The mission is to “modernize” the appraisal profession into a skeleton crew of compliant zombies who will be rubber stamping appraisal reports for $25 each (Source: Voice of Appraisal) from the dark confines of their private offices.

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Residential Building Material Price Increase to Start 2024

Eyes on Housing

The latest Producer Price Index, reported by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, indicated that inputs to residential construction, goods less foods and energy (residential building materials, not seasonally adjusted) increased 1.28% between December 2023 and January 2024. This was the largest monthly change for the index since March of 2022, when it increased by 2.07%.

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932 More Banned Words and Why I Don’t Care

The Appraiser Coach

Fannie Continues to send out letters to appraisers warning them about banned words. Dustin explains why he doesn’t feel the same way many appraisers seem to feel about it. Check out this episode!

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Take the Inman Intel Index Survey for February

Inman

The Triple-I goes beyond sentiment and trends by tapping into the real estate industry's most engaged community. Add your voice to the industry's most ambitious monthly survey.

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It’s Just Responsible Journalism!

Appraiserblogs

Not reporting complete and accurate information is nothing more than irresponsible journalism! The local television station WWBT, NBC 12 in the Richmond market is airing a story on Thursday February 22 during the 6 pm News Broadcast, about racial bias in real estate appraisals. We know this is not a new topic and previous stories that have aired have been extremely one sided and not from the appraiser’s perspective.

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Homeownership is Key to Household Wealth

Eyes on Housing

Homeownership provides a wide range of benefits to households. In addition to providing households with a stable place to live, homeownership also offers an opportunity for households to accumulate assets and build wealth over time through equity. As of 2022, 66.1% of U.S. households owned their homes. For families that owned a home, the median net housing value (the value.

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4 Ways GoFormz Prioritizes Data Privacy

GoForrmz

Your data is secure with GoFormz In an era where data is often referred to as the new gold, businesses are becoming increasingly concerned about the safety and security of their sensitive information. Whether it's collecting crucial patient details through a medical intake form or safeguarding specific scopes of work from personnel without clearance, GoFormz provides multiple avenues to uphold data privacy.

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Is time the enemy of equity for chronically distressed homeowners?

Housing Wire

Chronically distressed properties lost more than $7,000 in total home equity on average while cycling in and out of foreclosure, according to an Auction.com analysis of more than 80,000 properties scheduled for foreclosure auction multiple times in the last three years. The chronically distressed properties cycled in and out of foreclosure for an average of 475 days, resulting in a lost equity rate of more than $5,000 a year and nearly $450 a month.

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Inman’s 2024 Global Real Estate Influencers revealed

Inman

Broker and reality television legend Ryan Serhant headlines an all-star roster of the industry's most compelling voices for the second-annual Inman Global Real Estate Influencers program.

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The Sales Agents Derailed This Deal!

Appraiserblogs

The lender and the AMC could have applied that veto to the sales agents, using the appraisal as proof positive that the agents derailed this deal. What is the ROV for? The answer is the listing agents pricing strategy and the buyers agents buying strategy. The lender will go through the appraisal with a fine tooth comb and microscope, while ignoring the fact the initial BPO and CMA which led to the listed price the contract was formed around, was totally inadequate and riddled with errors.

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Credit for Builders Remains Tight, But Tightening is Less Widespread

Eyes on Housing

During the fourth quarter of 2023, credit for residential Land Acquisition, Development & Construction (AD&C) remained tight, according to both NAHB’s survey on AD&C Financing and the Federal Reserve’s. However, the tightening was not as widespread as it was in recent quarters. The net easing indices derived from both surveys were negative once again in the fourth quarter, indicating.

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Happy Presidents’ Day!

Empire Appraisal Group

Celebrate Washington and Lincoln’s Birthday with an appraisal! Nothing says Presidents’ Day like getting your home appraised. Call us today, 561-441-9298 The post Happy Presidents’ Day! appeared first on Empire Appraisal Group.

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Many homeowners don’t understand how their escrow account works

Housing Wire

Among homeowners who have a mortgage escrow account, only 52% fully understand how the account works, according to survey results released Thursday by property tax services provider LERETA. More than 80% of survey respondents said they know what an escrow account is and its primary purpose — to pay property taxes and other expenses, such as homeowners insurance , flood insurance and mortgage insurance premiums.

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6 scripts agents need for a time such as this

Inman

Meeting the unique needs of buyers and sellers today means knowing just what to say to generate important dialogues. Jimmy Burgess offers scripts that resonate in our current market moment.

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How GoFormz Empowers Engineers

GoForrmz

Empowering engineers with the power of GoFormz mobile forms From building bridges to manufacturing technology , engineers play an important role in shaping our world. However, the demands of modern engineering require a lot more than technical expertise. They require effective and modern processes, which is where digital forms come into play. More and more engineering companies are making the switch from paper to digital, and it’s clear to see why.

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Divorce Dynamics: Fair Property Assessments With Professional Appraisals

Appraisal Partners Blog

The post <div class="hrt">Divorce Dynamics: Fair Property Assessments With Professional Appraisals</div> appeared first on Appraisal Partners.

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Why Agents Should Share Their CMA With The Appraiser

Birmingham Appraisal

Appraiser and Agent Collaboration is a Good Thing The importance of collaboration between real estate agents and appraisers can be a touchy subject. On one hand, the real estate agent’s main goal is to advocate for their client while the appraiser must be an impartial and non-biased third party. You might ask yourself how they can collaborate given two different goals, however, I believe it can be done.

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Baird & Warner partners with data provider RealReports

Housing Wire

Illinois-based Baird & Warner , an independent real estate brokerage, partnered with proptech firm RealReports , the companies announced Tuesday. The news comes on the heels of the Keyes Company ’s partnership with RealReports in October 2023. The collaboration is designed to allow all of Baird & Warner’s 2,000-plus agents to benefit from RealReports’s wide-ranging property data.

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Landlord accounting tips for a smoother tax season

Inman

There are ways to simplify the tax preparation process and stay organized throughout the year, RentRedi CEO Ryan Barone writes, so that when tax time rolls around, it’s smooth.

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9 House-Flipping Tips for the Risk-Averse From Two Experienced Flippers

BiggerPockets

Pittsburgh-based investor and house flipper John Walker of Turnkey Investment Properties and his business partner, Jim Auten, usually have around 10 flips on the go at any time.

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Chris Rochon Named Lamacchia Realty Employee of the Month – January 2024

Lamacchia Realty

Behind the incredible REALTORS® of Lamacchia Realty is a team of over 75 staff members that work tirelessly to support, propel, and operate the independently owned brokerage. Each and every staff member plays an integral role in the continued success of the quickly growing company. Lamacchia Realty views its staff members in the highest regard, fostering the values the full service, value-based brokerage prides itself on.

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AIRBNB RENTAL CALCULATOR: THE ULTIMATE TOOL FOR AIRBNB HOSTS IN 2018

Mashvisor

Airbnb hosts, have you heard of the Airbnb rental calculator? It’s no secret that successful real estate investors use a number of tools to help them get where they are.

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Ardley launches white-label automated underwriting engine

Housing Wire

Reston, Virginia-based Ardley Technologies announced on Tuesday the launching of its white-label automated underwriting engine called Autopilot, which the company states will enable lenders to create instant, conditional loan approvals for qualified borrowers. “The main thing about Autopilot is the speed with which we can offer a decision to a borrower,” Nate Den Herder, founder and CEO of Ardley, said in an interview. “Most technologies are not architected to do a million l

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WATCH: Robert Reffkin talks portals, agents, the NYC subway

Inman

In a recent appearance at Inman Connect New York, the Compass CEO discussed his company's ongoing industry dominance and came out in favor of Homes.com in the portal wars.

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#Airbnbust One Year Later: Did the Short-Term Rental Industry Ever Collapse?

BiggerPockets

At the beginning of 2023, we reported on the advent of #Airbnbust, a term coined by Amy Nixon and amplified by vacation property operators on social media to describe falling revenues […]

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Paige Martin: Award- Winning Houston Real Estate Expert

Houston Properties

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What's next for the mortgage stress test?

Mortgagebroker News

Industry giants have argued a change could be needed – but regulator shows no sign of budging