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  • The former residence of Hollywood and TV star Yvette Mimieu is on the market for the first time in half a century for $39,500,000. 

    One of Bel-Air’s Most Opulent Homes Hits the Market
  • The Federal Housing Finance Agency has put affordability at the top of its agenda in its annual to-do list for government-sponsored enterprises, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In its 2022 Scorecard, the FHFA also called on Fannie and Freddie to update their pricing frameworks to boost support for “core mission borrowers”. The target is loan-level… [Continue Reading]

    FHFA tells Fannie & Freddie to focus on housing affordability in 2022
  • Investors have been throwing record-breaking amounts of cash into real estate, spending $63.6 billion on U.S. homes in the third quarter – up 78% from a year ago, according to a new Redfin study published this week. The report found investors bought a combined 90,215 homes in Q3, up 80.2% from the same period one… [Continue Reading]

    Cash-rich Investors spent record amounts on U.S. homes in Q3
  • The housing market is on fire, with home prices up 20% today compared to one year ago. But if you thought that the market couldn’t get any hotter, and that things might start to cool off soon, think again, as analysts believe there are yet more home price gains in store for 2022. Goldman Sachs… [Continue Reading]

    Goldman Sachs forecasts home prices to jump 16% in 2022
  • An interview with Engel & Völkers Partner David Turner on Wyoming’s unique market, networks, and feeling at home in the middle of nowhere.

    Engel & Völkers Partner David Turner On Specialty Markets

25 Smart Home Technology Devices You Need Right Now

The following list serves as a template to inspire your future home improvement efforts shall you want to embrace the trends of the moment while cutting energy costs, reducing water consumption, improving home security, and, why not, wellness.

How 3D Houses Are Changing the Housing Industry

As 3D house construction becomes reality, early indications are these houses might be built in half the time and for half the cost. The 3D-printed housing industry is still very early in its development. Although new 3D houses are coming on the market and being sold, you should expect a lot of future experimenting with […]

Great Real Estate Management Software Options For Modern Residential Managers

Managing residential properties has its own fair share of unique challenges. The best way to meet those challenges is by using tools that make your day-to-day operations as stress-free as possible, and one of the best ways to accomplish just that is with a good real estate management software platform that’s tailor-made for residential management. […]

Homebuilder Lennar to create largest 3D-printed home community in Austin

Homebuilding giant Lennar is building what will be the U.S.’s largest community of 3D-printed homes so far in Austin, Texas through a partnership with the startup ICON. The builder, one of the biggest in the U.S., said the high-tech construction method will help it to overcome some labor and materials shortages that have hampered the […]

Digital closing tech provider Endpoint raises $150M to grow its business

Digital closing software startup Endpoint Closing Inc. has raised $150 million in funding from its parent company First American Financial Corp., it said this week. The round brings Endpoint’s total amount raised to $220 million, and follows a $40 million raise in November 2020. Founded in 2018, Los Angeles-based Endpoint was developed by First American […]

Mortgage lender UWM drops bitcoin payments plan, for now

Homeowners have shown little interest in paying off their mortgages with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, causing United Wholesale Mortgage to ditch its plan to start accepting digital currencies as payment. UWM first announced its plans to embrace cryptocurrencies in August, and began a pilot project enabling a select number of mortgage holders to start making […]