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  • Will today’s Federal Reserve inflation data lead to increased interest rates and a slowdown of economic easing?

    Expect An Interest Rate Hike After Today’s Federal Reserve Inflation Data
  • Jennifer Marchetti, CMO for the Realogy Expansion Brands walks and talks the marketing language of differentiation.

    Market Wisdom from Realogy Expansion Brands CMO Jennifer Marchetti
  • As many as 11 million Americans could be at risk of eviction once a moratorium on landlords kicking people out of their homes expires at the end of the month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s eviction moratorium will end on June 30. It has been in place since last September, and is said… [Continue Reading]

    11 million American renters at risk of eviction once moratorium ends
  • Some of America’s biggest banks have said they’ll start resuming foreclosures on delinquent mortgages this summer when COVID-19 forbearance programs expire. The Mortgage Bankers Association says over 2.1 million American homeowners are still in forbearance plans that suspend their mortgage payments and protect them from eviction. Meanwhile, around 1.8 million more are not in forbearance… [Continue Reading]

    Foreclosure activity to resume in July, some banks say
  • Gold Gate real estate investment management just announces Fund I of $100 million taking aim at the luxury segment and investors seeking second homes.

    Gold Gate Launches $100 Million Luxury Real Estate Investment Fund

FAA eases rules on drone use, creating more opportunities for real estate marketing

Some tech-savvy real estate agents have already been using drones to create aerial videos and photos that enhance their listings. Now, their use could be expanded by new Federal Aviation Administration rules, the National Association of Realtors reported last week. The FAA has eased some restrictions on drone use while expanding other rules. For example, […]

Title insurance startup Spruce bags $60M in Series C funding round

Spruce lands $60M in funding for its tech-based title insurance platform

How soon will an investment in solar panels payoff?

Housing industry experts say that solar panels will become a more common fixture on new homes in the U.S. as installation costs fall and their benefits become more widely known. The industry is keeping a very keen watch on California, which has already mandated their installation on most new homes, the first U.S. state to […]

Some buyers are seeking more resilient homes

Interest in off-grid homes is growing among buyers who are wary of blackout events such as the incident in Texas in February that followed a severe winter storm. The growing interest in self-powered homes has led some developers to go beyond energy saving features like solar panels, building even more protections into their properties. “Houses […]

5G connectivity makes a home more valuable, survey finds

Blazing-fast 5G internet connections are rapidly becoming a major selling point for homes, and the majority of people believe that an abode that has one is more valuable than a similar property that lacks 5G, a new survey has found. The survey of 1,000 U.S. adults commissioned by the wireless network provider Verizon found that […]

New Tools: Listing Alert Re-Reinvents Pre-MLS Window

A new look at an agent tool that shows a pre-MLS window, and offers a point of differentiation. Listing Alert may match your needs.