Homebuying

Leave a Lasting Impression: A Guide to Closing Gifts

November 4th, 2021
For agents and clients everywhere, closing day is one of the most rewarding moments in a real estate journey. Whether you’re representing the buyer or the seller, closings should be a celebration of all of the time, stress and hard...

Regional Spotlight: Northern Virginia Homes Prices Climb as Inventory Drops

November 29th, 2021
Differing from the nation’s overall housing market, home sales in Northern Virginia were down slightly in October from September; however, prices continued to grow while inventory shrank from October 2020, mirroring the national market, according to the Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS® (NVAR)....

NAR’s First-Time Buyer Season 2 Now Available on Hulu

December 28th, 2021
The second season of First-Time Buyer by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is now available to stream on Hulu. The docuseries was created by NAR to provide the most realistic portrayal of the American home-buying process while highlighting the vital...

Buyers Are Still Out There But Inventory Can’t Catch Up

November 5th, 2021
The fall real estate market has been relatively consistent compared to last year, but while listings continue to improve, growth has stumbled. New listings declined for the week, according to the latest realtor.com® Weekly Data Report for the week ended Oct....

zavvie and Landis Partner on Home-Buying Solution

November 30th, 2021
Zavvie recently announced it is teaming up with Landis, a company that uses technology and data science to help Americans achieve homeownership. Landis, which recently became part of the National Association of REALTORS® REACH Program for startups, is a social impact-driven...

Appraisal Institute Announces 2022 Leadership Team

December 29th, 2021
Pledger M. (Jody) Bishop III, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, will begin his one-year term as president of the Appraisal Institute on Jan. 1. Bishop’s one-year term as president will be followed by one year as immediate...

How Accessible Is the American Dream for the Disabled?

November 5th, 2021
Home-buying can be a frustrating experience for buyers. It can be even more discouraging when clients feel like an agent doesn’t understand their needs. Real estate professionals suggest this may be the case for thousands—even millions—of people looking to enter...

zavvie Releases New Seller Preferences Report

December 1st, 2021
A new zavvie Seller Preferences Report details the explosive growth of Power Buyers and changes in the iBuyer landscape throughout the U.S. between July and September. In the third quarter of this year, iBuyers doubled their acquisitions from any prior...

Data Finds Americans Moved Less During First Year of Pandemic

December 30th, 2021
You’re probably familiar with the headlines that suggest that the pandemic forced mass migration out of crowded cities. However, recent U.S. Census Bureau data indicates a contrary trend. Data released on Nov. 17 found that roughly 27.1 million Americans reported...

Mortgage Rates Fall Slightly, But Still Above 3%

November 5th, 2021
The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.09% for the week ending Nov. 4 according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). Mortgage details: – 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.09% with an average 0.7 point, down from last week when...
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