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Zavvie leans into power buyers with marketplace update

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Mon, 2021-11-29 18:15
A year after adding buy-before-you-sell options to its Offer Optimizer, real estate startup zavvie is leaning even harder into the power buyer market with the addition of cash backing and rent-to-own options from Divvy Homes, Feeasy, Flyhomes for Agents, Halo, Homeward, Knock, Landis, Ribbon and Super.

Press reset! How to regenerate your real estate business

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Mon, 2021-11-29 18:00
Old clients, old friends, old leads — you truly never know what or who will come back to ask for your professional services. So, take the time to try things, initiate conversations and regenerate relationships. Here's how.

How to build a solid agent network as an investor

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Mon, 2021-11-29 17:51
Having a strong and expansive network might be the most essential component of an investing business, and understanding how to build that network is paramount. It's a skill that every highly successful investor has mastered, and one that can make the difference between success and failure. Here's how to get started.

Omicron could lead Fed to exercise restraint on mortgage pullback

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Mon, 2021-11-29 16:38
Financial markets have already dialed back expectations that the Fed would quickly withdraw its support for mortgage markets and hike short-term rates three times next year.

Pending Home Sales Rebounded in October

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Mon, 2021-11-29 16:04

Pending home sales increased in October, rebounding from September’s decline, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Overall, contract activity increased monthly in each of the four major U.S. regions. However, on a yearly basis, two regions (West and Northeast) reported drops and two others (Midwest and South) increased.

Commerce Department Moves to Double Lumber Tariffs, NAHB Responds

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Mon, 2021-11-29 16:03

The U.S. Commerce Department moved forward with an administrative review to double the tariffs on Canadian lumber shipments into the U.S. from 9% to 17.9%. Chuck Fowke, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), issued the following statement in response:

Overcoming Bias in Home Appraisals Starts With the Appraisers

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Mon, 2021-11-29 16:02

(TNS)—Home appraisers have gotten an unusual amount of attention recently thanks to a surge in coverage about racial disparities in home valuations.

There’s no simple explanation for how a property’s value is assessed, but understanding how appraisals work and the industry’s current makeup can provide some framework to addressing inequality in the housing market.

Why Diversity Is Important in the Appraisal Industry

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