Why Real Estate CRM Software is Important for Agents

Managing your interactions with customers and clients can be an exhausting job. If you’re a real estate professional, then you’re already quite familiar with this! You probably spend a lot of time managing tasks related to prospecting, lead generation, client retention, and a whole lot of other responsibilities. That’s why real estate software is a

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Miami Real Estate Posts 10th-Highest Total Home Sales Month in History

Miami-Dade County real estate posted its 10th-highest total existing home sales month in history and its second-best May sales month ever, according to the MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system. “The rapid rise in mortgage rates, from an average of 3% to 6% over the past six months, is

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Mortgage applications rise amid strong demand for ARMs

Mortgage applications surprisingly jumped 8% last week compared to the previous seven day period, boosted by demand for adjustable-rate mortgages, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. However, applications are still down 10% compared to one week ago. The MBA said that last week’s jump in mortgage rates may have actually increased homebuying demand, as consumers

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Home affordability crumbles, causing demand to finally pull back

Ballooning mortgage costs, driven by skyrocketing prices and interest rates, have made mortgages less affordable than at any time since at least 2007. Demand for homes has pulled back in response, easing price growth, slowing sales and boosting inventory, according to the latest market report from Zillow. Mortgage rates shot up in early June, averaging

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How the Federal Reserve is Helping the Housing Market

At first glance, it might seem intuitive that rising interest rates will have a negative effect on the housing market. However, with a little more thought, the opposite is more likely to be true. Interest rates rising today and for the next several months is probably good for the housing market. Specifically for home buyers

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Existing home sales fell in May as rising rents and low supply weigh on affordability

Existing home sales declined again in May, falling by 3.4% to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 5.41 million units, according to new data from the National Association of Realtors. On a yearly basis, existing home sales were down 8.6% compared to May 2021. The NAR said the market is now at its weakest reading

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10 Ways to Make Your House More Sustainable

As a society, we are recognizing the need to become more environmentally conscious. It’s been shown that consumers are more often shopping with their values in mind, choosing brands that are good for the planet — not just good for their wallets.  Nearly all major corporations now have environmental goals, outlining the ways they intend

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A How-to Guide for Moving to a New Home with Pets

Moving to a New Home with Pets When moving day arrives, no one wants to leave behind their favorite family member, right? But, if your pet has become clingy, standoffish, or maybe excited at the sight of the suitcase, then you know how sensitive they can be to the change of scenery. Therefore, you can

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Notarize makes a quarter of its staff redundant

Just days after two of the industry’s biggest online brokers announced job cuts, the remote online notarization firm Notarize has gone and laid off workers too. The announcement came directly from Notarize Chief Executive Pat Kinsel, who revealed on Twitter that the company had laid off 25% of its workforce. It is the second time

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Homeowners are delaying home maintenance projects

Rising inflation means that more homeowners are delaying home improvement and maintenance projects, but experts warn that it may not always be wise to do so. A new survey by Hippo Insurance shows that 43% of homeowners have delayed planned home improvement and maintenance projects this year as a result of high inflation, which means

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