Sat.Nov 18, 2023

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Have lower mortgage rates already boosted housing demand?

Housing Wire

Did the recent move lower in mortgage rates turn the housing market positive? With mortgage rates moving almost 75 basis points lower from the highs, does the data show that demand has improved? Let’s take a dive in the weekly tracker to see. Purchase application data Last year, when mortgage rates fell from 7.37% to 5.99% , we got three good months of positive purchase application data until the first week of February before mortgage rates started to run higher from 6%-8%.

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Agents Decoded: Commissions lawsuits won’t doom agents

Real Estate News

Real estate agents hate change — but lawsuit outcomes like buyer agreements and greater transparency are nothing to fear, says industry veteran Phil Faranda.

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Lesson Learned: Watch your mouth — and your face

Inman

Find out how Las Vegas Realtor Camila Lincowski brings her winning personality to her work and why her mom says she's "the best Realtor.

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Brokerage Beat: News from The Agency, Coldwell Banker, C21, Sotheby's

Real Estate News

The Agency opens 100th office; longtime Bermuda firm re-ups with Coldwell Banker; Century 21 adds affiliate in Mass.; Sotheby's grows in Upstate NY.

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8 things to remember amid market and consumer upheaval

Inman

Right now, agents are feeling overwhelmed by all of the talk and potential changes post-Sitzer. Coach Darryl Davis offers wisdom and action steps to shore up your business against the tumultuous market ahead.

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Fannie Mae Rolls Out 5% Down Payment Program for Multifamily Properties—Here’s What You Need to Know

BiggerPockets

Effective November 18, Fannie Mae will begin accepting lower down payments on multifamily housing. Read all of the details here.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance is a time for authenticity

Inman

For transgender real estate professional Jamie Zapata, leading with authenticity in both life and business is the only way to thrive.

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Here’s how to talk to buyers now: The Download

Inman

We get into the nitty-gritty of how to talk to buyers post-Sitzer and ensure you're communicating your value.

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