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Curbio Named Second-Fastest Growing Company in D.C. Area

Curbio recently announced that it has been ranked No. 2 on the 2021 list of Fastest Growing Companies by the Washington Business Journal. “Our team is thankful to be recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the greater Washington,...

Zillow Stops Buying Houses – What Does This Mean and Will Other iBuyers Follow Suit?

The supply chain challenges that are straining the housing market are having the same effect on iBuying giant Zillow. The real estate platform announced on Oct. 18 that its home-flipping business, Zillow Offers, will be taking a break from signing...

MBA Pledges to Promote Equitable Homeownership With New Campaign

Home for all Pledge is a new commitment to promoting minority homeownership; affordable rental housing; and company diversity, equity and inclusion, from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). The pledge was recently announced by Kristy Fercho, MBA chairman and executive vice...

New FHFA Program Revisions to Promote Housing Sustainability

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently stated it is expanding eligibility for Fannie and Freddie’s Refinance programs for low- and moderate-income borrowers, as well as restoring the desktop appraisal flexibility. “Expanding eligibility for low- and moderate-income families to refinance...

WATCH: How the New Age of Home Inspections Can Raise the Agent Value Prop

Amidst the real estate market’s roller coaster ride of the past two-plus years, one of the pillars of a successful real estate transaction—the home inspection—fell by the wayside as buyers maneuvered around stiff competition to secure a home. In this...

Free Webinar Breaks Down How to Enter the Luxury Home Market

It’s no secret that the real estate market has been soaring over the past few years, particularly when it comes to luxury or high-end homes. In fact, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the percentage of new homes...

Remodeling Demand Is Strong Despite Material and Labor Shortages

Remodeler’s confidence increased in the third quarter, with the NAHB/Royal Building Products Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posting a reading of 87, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The NAHB/Royal Building Products RMI survey asks remodelers to rate...

Mortgage Rates Reach Peak High Since April

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.05%, according to the latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) from Freddie Mac. This marks a peak in rates not seen since April. Mortgage details: – 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.05% with an average...

DOJ Fires Back at NAR With Court Filing of its Own

The courtroom volley between The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) wages on. This time, the DOJ claims that it should be allowed to investigate NAR because its antitrust settlement wasn’t formalized. “Contrary to...

First-Ever Proptech Franchise Opportunity Creates Ancillary Revenue Stream Through Predictive Behavior Platform

There are thousands of real estate data platforms available to practitioners that assist agents and brokers in simplifying workflows, improving transparency, and attracting and retaining new business. Until now, however, there has not been a consumer-facing platform that accomplishes all...
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