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Affordable Housing Is Expanding: What to Know About It

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Thu, 2021-09-16 14:04

Affordable or subsidized housing has been, and will remain, a complex and emotional issue, steeped in history, economics, race and politics. Many people worry about crime, crowding or other problems allegedly created by these projects. Though experts largely agree that an ongoing lack of affordable housing has created a crisis and there will need to be significant investments in building more, the how, where and to what degree remains hotly debated.

Today’s Real Estate Brokerage: NAR Breaks Down Models and Outlooks

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Thu, 2021-09-16 14:03

Brokerages vary in size, leadership style, business model, tech offerings and more. To get an idea of how real estate brokerages are doing business, we take a look at the National Association of REALTORS’® (NAR) new “2021 Profile of Real Estate Firms.”

Housing Market Falls Into Seasonal Trends, But Second Wind Could Be Looming

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Thu, 2021-09-16 14:02

We’re seeing more balance in the housing markets, but a second wind could be ahead, according to the latest data from realtor.com®’s Weekly Housing Trends Report.

Another Week of Flat Rates, Says Freddie Mac

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Thu, 2021-09-16 14:01

According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), the 30-year fixed mortgage rate averaged 2.86% for the week ending Sept. 16.

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30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.86% with an average 0.7 point for the week, down slightly from last week when it averaged 2.88%. Last year, the 30-year FRM averaged 2.87%.

HUD Tackling Youth Homelessness With $142M in Awarded Funds

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Thu, 2021-09-16 14:00

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is awarding $142 million to build systems to end youth homelessness in 33 local communities, including 11 rural communities. HUD’s “Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program” (YHDP) will support a wide range of housing programs including rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing, transitional housing and host homes.

Home sales should stay strong this fall: MoxiWorks report

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Thu, 2021-09-16 13:46
The tech startup's data suggests that, thanks to the pandemic and low interest rates, home sales will see less of a seasonal drop off this fall than they have in prior years.

QUIZ: Are you a closer? Test your marketing prowess

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Thu, 2021-09-16 13:11
Real estate agents who have poor closing skills don't get paid. Here are 10 questions that address different aspects of closing the deal — see how well you do.

Fewer homes sell in August than last year, a first since pandemic boom

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Thu, 2021-09-16 12:27
Home sales declined in August on a seasonally adjusted basis, settling in 6 percent lower than the same time last year.

12 steps for thriving through a market shift

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Thu, 2021-09-16 11:50
As the market shifts, the question becomes: What are you going to do to make sure your business will continue to grow? Here, Jimmy Burgess will take you through his 12-step plan for thriving through a market transition.  
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