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Better hiring real estate agents to originate mortgages in 26 states

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Thu, 2024-03-28 16:36
As Better reports $543 million 2023 loss, CEO Vishal Garg says the company has made fundamental changes to its business model that will help it pivot to providing purchase loans to homebuyers.

RE/MAX President: ‘It’s time to take back our No. 1 market share’

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Thu, 2024-03-28 15:53
In her first keynote as RE/MAX president, Amy Lessinger addressed market headwinds, buyer-broker commissions, homebuyer agreements and plans to revive the franchisor's U.S. operations.

NAR Submits Comments to VA on Allowable Fees; Urges GSEs and Regulators to Confirm Support for Buyer Financing

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Thu, 2024-03-28 14:51

In ongoing efforts to address housing policy and lending concerns surrounding the recent National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR) settlement, NAR issued two letters this week to both the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), GSEs and regulators. The letter to GSEs was also sent on behalf of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), delivered to the Federal…

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Q&A With Rocket Homes CEO Doug Seabolt: Is the Industry Changing?

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Thu, 2024-03-28 14:38

Above, Doug Seabolt Doug Seabolt, CEO of Rocket Homes, spoke to RISMedia in the days before the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) chose to settle seller commission lawsuits and make significant changes to real estate compensation practices. While the focus is now on those immediate policy shifts, Seabolt was already envisioning an evolving real estate…

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MBA: New-Home Mortgage Applications Surge Nearly 16% in February

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Thu, 2024-03-28 12:42

Homebuyers are continuing to turn to new construction as the antidote for a continued lack of existing homes for sale. Mortgage applications for newly built homes jumped 15.7% in February from a year ago, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) latest Builder Application Survey. While new-home mortgage applications only rose 1% from…

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Why a Shift From ‘I Have to’ to ‘I Get to’ Can Make All the Difference

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Thu, 2024-03-28 12:16

In our industry and world right now, there’s a lot that feels heavy and/or overwhelming. And for many, that can mean a dip in motivation and a slide into “I don’t want to” thinking. That’s never going to help anyone succeed or lead a better life, right? I learned a really valuable lesson a long…

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Mortgage Rates Drop Slightly This Week

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Thu, 2024-03-28 12:00

Freddie Mac released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) on March 28, showing the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 6.79%, down 8 basis points from the previous week—one basis point is equal to one hundredth of a percentage point. It follows the slight raise last week and declines the previous two weeks as…

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Panel of Judges Appears Open to Consolidating Commission Cases

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Thu, 2024-03-28 11:52

Charleston, SC—Today, a panel of federal judges heard arguments from both plaintiffs and remaining brokerage defendants regarding whether the many disparate commission cases should be consolidated under one judge in one district—a decision with wide-ranging implications for the entire industry, as buyer suits remain a threat even to companies that have settled, and dozens of…

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Landing acquires flexible rental platform Barsala for $30M

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Thu, 2024-03-28 11:49
The new deal will allow Landing, a flexible living platform, to add 1,000 new units across its Autopilot program, which provides furnished, flexible living spaces for multifamily buildings.

Newsmakers Spotlight: Ashley Dane on Understanding and Embracing AI in Real Estate

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Thu, 2024-03-28 11:36

Ashley Dane, regional director of RE/MAX of Michigan, is a strong advocate and supporter of new and emerging technology in the real estate landscape. From educating agents to implementing new strategies, she has made significant contributions to the real estate technology landscape, moving the industry forward and impacting real and necessary change. “The future of…

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Pennsylvania’s No. 1 team leaves eXp Realty for Real Brokerage

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Thu, 2024-03-28 11:36
The Jon Campbell Team, previously the Don Wenner Team, closed 2,250 home sales across $585 million in sales volume in 2023. Technology and culture helped draw the team to Real.
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