Buyer & Seller Tips

    Overall Mortgage Applications Down, With Refi Share on Weeks-Long Decline

    Mortgage applications decreased 6.3% for the week ending Oct. 15, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey. Key takeaways: – The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 6.3% on a seasonally adjusted basis from the previous week – Unadjusted, the index decreased 6% compared with the […]

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    How to Create a Customized Tech Approach that Supports Your Agents

    Shawna Alt grew up in the real estate business, having watched her mother run her own company. Even though she didn’t initially have the desire, she found herself following in her mother’s successful footsteps. After graduating from the College of Charleston with a degree in psychology, Alt returned to Madison, Wisconsin, to determine what her […]

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    United Real Estate Named Fastest-Growing Franchise in America

    United® Real Estate has been recognized as one of America’s largest and fastest-growing franchise organizations in the Franchise Times Top 400. United topped the ranking as No. 1 Fastest-Growing in both unit percentage (42.1% increase from the year prior) and sales percentage (126.8% increase from the year prior). United advanced 112 positions in a single […]

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    Foreclosures See Hard Spike As Federal Protections End

    As expected, the end of federal protections in September has coincided with a significant uptick in foreclosures, as default notices, scheduled auctions or bank repossessions spiked 34% in Q3 of this year according to a new report from ATTOM Data Solutions®, potentially foreshadowing a difficult winter for homeowners still struggling through the pandemic.  The extent […]

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    REALTORS® Joining Together Through the Regional Rally for RRF

    NAR PULSE—REALTORS® take pride in stepping in and stepping up wherever there’s a need. It’s what you do, it’s who you R. We need you, your region and all regions to channel your inner R and join together for RRF’s Regional Rally. We’re challenging all regions to step up and participate in the rally to aid any […]

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    New Home Purchase Applications Down in September as Loan Size Rises

    Mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased 16.2% YoY. Compared to August 2021, applications decreased by 4%., according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for September 2021. This change does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patterns. Key details: MBA predicts new single-family home sales were running at a […]

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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, D.C., area,” said Rick Rudman, chairman, president and CEO of Curbio, in a statement. “Here at Curbio, […]

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    RE/MAX’s Wemlo Launches Loan Brokering System

    Wemlo,SM recently announced the upcoming launch of a new technology that aims to transform the mortgage brokerage industry. The wemlo Loan Brokering System℠ (LBS℠) was developed to empower mortgage loan brokers with purpose-built loan software that understands the specifics of their business, compliance priorities and workflows. According to the company, mortgage brokerages will no longer have to settle […]

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    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colonial Homes San Miguel Celebrates Milestone With Record Listing

    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colonial Homes San Miguel recently celebrated its one-year anniversary with a record-breaking home priced at U.S. $4.7 million. The company is co-owned by Greg Gunter and Alma Cecilia Ramirez. San Miguel de Allende, designated as Condé Nast Traveler’s No. 1 City in the World three separate times, proves increasingly popular with high-net-worth […]

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    Mountain Peaks and Tumbleweeds: Real Estate in Frontierland, USA

    Editor’s note: Even in an industry where jobs are determined by the disparate geography and composition of their individual communities, there are realms that transcend the real estate firmament, where markets, environments or policy make the experience of buying and selling homes something else entirely. People who embark on careers in these spaces take on […]

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