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The 2021 housing market recap by Logan Mohtashami

Housing Wire

A bullish housing market. What a year 2021 has been. We started the year with many pundits saying that the U.S. economic recovery was a false story and that we were about to embark on a second housing bubble crash due to forbearance. However, not only did the U.S.

The Fannie Mae Requirement Impacting All Appraisers in 2022

Appraisal Buzz

In today’s Buzzcast, we dive into the new ANSI standards announced for appraisers. Today we have Joan Trice, Founder of Allterra Group, LLC., and Bryan Reynolds, Appraiser eLearning Partner. We’ll be getting the inside scoop while they discuss the new updates and their impacts on appraisers.

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Interested in Selling Your Home Quickly? Try These Home Projects!

Cleveland Appraisal Blog

I can’t believe that we are at the end of 2021. What an incredible housing market we have been in. And it doesn’t appear to be over! Homes are still selling in record time.

Ethics, Standards, and Spiritual Principles

George Dell

Appraiser learning is replete with admonitions to good ethics. These are “enforced” by standards, believability conditions, and even ethical ‘rules.’ Many of us base our lives on spiritual principles (which may or may not be attached to any particular religion).

What’s next after a historic housing boom?

Housing Wire

This article is part of our HousingWire 2022 forecast series. After the series wraps early next year, join us on February 8 for the HW+ Virtual 2022 Forecast Event.

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Settling on a New Normal for Appraisals in 2022

Appraisal Buzz

The housing market was hotter than ever last year, with pandemic-driven demand boosting home sales to their highest level in 14 years. Total year-end sales volume ended at 5.64 million units , and some experts say it could reach 8 million if there were more inventory. Therein lies the problem.

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UAD to Assist Local Assessors?

Appraiserblogs

Folks, 16 local Assessors across the US have requested to FHFA that the GSE’s UAD property rating data be provided to Assessors, with the belief that UAD will help them be more accurate in their local tax assessments.

Originators gear up for the purchase market

Housing Wire

This article is part of our HousingWire 2022 forecast series. After the series wraps early next year, join us on February 8 for the HW+ Virtual 2022 Forecast Event.

2022 Appraisal Outlook: Appraisers Cast Optimistic Eye On Coming Year

Appraisal Buzz

Appraisers recently contacted by McKissock tend to agree that the profession will go generally well in 2022, with no major changes to the real estate market and no events on the horizon that could seriously upset appraisers’ business.

Top Posts of 2021: Higher Construction Material Costs

Eyes on Housing

With the end of 2021 approaching, NAHB’s Eye on Housing is reviewing the posts that attracted the most readers over the last year. In December, David Logan reported on data examining inflationary impacts on construction material costs.

82% of Unmarried Couples Prefer Homes Over Big Weddings

Empire Appraisal Group

82% of Unmarried Couples Prefer Homes Over Big Weddings. By Kerry Smith. Homeownership remains an American dream, perhaps more so as first-time buyers face escalating challenges.

The secondary market is primed to rise in 2022

Housing Wire

This article is part of our HousingWire 2022 forecast series. After the series wraps early next year, join us on February 8 for the HW+ Virtual 2022 Forecast Event.

Mortgage Rates Rose Slightly During the Last Week of 2021

Appraisal Buzz

Freddie Mac has released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), showing that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.11%. Mortgage rates have effectively been moving sideways despite the increase in new COVID cases.

Top Posts of 2021: Material Shortages

Eyes on Housing

With the end of 2021 approaching, NAHB’s Eye on Housing is reviewing the posts that attracted the most readers over the last year. In May, Paul Emrath reported on data concerning supply shortages for builders.

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Supply chain shortage: An update looking toward 2022

Valuation Review

Metro-West Appraisal Company Senior Vice President of Compliance Greg Stephens recently hosted a webinar that outlined some specifics regarding supply chain shortages.

Aurora stays course on Better.com merger

Housing Wire

Blank check company Aurora Acquisition Corp. said on Monday that Vishal Garg is still Better.com ‘s CEO, and that it will keep the proposed merger with the digital mortgage lender.

Appraisers Share Their Top Professional Goals for 2022

Appraisal Buzz

Appraisal industry insiders tend to agree that 2022 will generally be a good year for appraisers. As real property appraisers look ahead to the new year, we wanted to know where they plan to focus their efforts and what they will strive to achieve.

Top Posts of 2021: Construction Times in 2020

Eyes on Housing

With the end of 2021 approaching, NAHB’s Eye on Housing is reviewing the posts that attracted the most readers over the last year. In June, Na Zhao analyzed data on construction times in 2020.

California appraiser, Utah AMC facing bias allegations

Valuation Review

A federal lawsuit was recently filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleging an appraiser and an appraisal management company showed racial bias in the appraisal of a Marin County property owned by a Black couple seeking a mortgage refinance.

HW+ Member Spotlight: Sarah DeCiantis

Housing Wire

This week’s HW+ member spotlight features Sarah DeCiantis, chief marketing officer at United Wholesale Mortgage. As a 2019 Vanguard and Women of Influence , DeCiantis is the catalyst behind United Wholesale Mortgage’s strategic approach to marketing, which has helped the company become the No.

Rental Markets Around Natural Attractions Remain Red Hot

Appraisal Buzz

The doozy of a year that the real estate market experienced in 2021 did not just include homeowners, but renters as well with Redfin finding that the average rent kept up rising real estate prices and increased 21% nationally last year.

Top Posts of 2021: Most Popular Kitchen Design Features

Eyes on Housing

With the end of 2021 approaching, NAHB’s Eye on Housing is reviewing the posts that attracted the most readers over the last year. In June, Paul Emrath analyzed data on kitchen design features.

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Anthony’s 2022 Predictions

Lamacchia Realty

2021 Recap. 2021 is going down in history as a historical year for the housing market across America. It was the year of the frustrated buyer, particularly in the first half of the year.

Have you clearly defined your brokerage’s value proposition?

Housing Wire

This article is part of our HousingWire 2022 forecast series. After the series wraps early next year, join us on February 8 for the HW+ Virtual 2022 Forecast Event.

Survey: 1 in 4 Severely Underestimate This Home Improvement Cost

Appraisal Buzz

Facing stiff competition from homebuyers eager to get into their first house, more homeowners are taking an interest in do-it-yourself projects to fix or upgrade their home instead of trying to find something new.

Embrace Home Loans enters partnership

Valuation Review

Embrace Home Loans entered an advertising agreement with Keller Williams Core in Long Island, New York, to help its real estate agents better attract and serve local homebuyers. The Core offices in Long Island include Garden City, Woodbury, Franklin Square and Ozone Park

CMLS enters the HELOC game

Mortgagebroker News

The lender has launched a new product following extensive consultation with its broker community

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Servicers prepare to handle forbearance exits

Housing Wire

This article is part of our HousingWire 2022 forecast series. After the series wraps early next year, join us on February 8 for the HW+ Virtual 2022 Forecast Event.

Pending Home Sales Slide 2.2% in November

Appraisal Buzz

Low housing supply and rising prices sent pending sales downward as contract signings dropped in all regions of the nation. The post Pending Home Sales Slide 2.2% in November appeared first on theMReport.com. The post Pending Home Sales Slide 2.2% in November appeared first on Appraisal Buzz.

SFAR switches to CoreLogic for tech assistance

Valuation Review

Santa Fe Association of Realtors (SFAR) has selected CoreLogic as its next multiple listing technology provider. SFAR serves real estate professionals throughout New Mexico’s Santa Fe, Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties

If you like what you do, it doesn’t feel like work

Mortgagebroker News

Mortgage leader and author provides valuable insights into how to be a "better broker

Top of the list: An interview with Ben Caballero

Housing Wire

Ben Caballero. Each year RealTrends releases its list of the highest performing real estate agents in the country, and, like clockwork, Ben Caballero of Dallas-based HomesUSA tops the list. In 2020, Cabellero reported 6,409 transaction sides — or 18 home sales a day — for a deal volume of $2.2

HouseCanary Names New CFO

Appraisal Buzz

HouseCanary Inc., a national brokerage known for its real estate valuation technology and , today announced Greg Straughn has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Straughn will oversee the financial, accounting, and investor relations functions for HouseCanary.

Senate confirms Ginnie Mae president

Valuation Review

The U.S. Senate confirmed Senior Advisor for Housing Finance at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Alanna McCargo as president of Ginnie Mae. Prior to joining the Biden administration, McCargo served as vice president for the Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute