Month: <span>April 2021</span>

4 Major Reasons Households in Forbearance Won’t Lose Their Homes to ForeclosureKCM CrewKeeping Current Matters

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April 12, 2021

There has been a lot of discussion as to what will happen once the 2.3 million households currently in forbearance no longer have the protection of the program. Some assume there could potentially be millions of foreclosures ready to hit the market. However, there are four reasons that won’t happen.

Level Up Your Follow-Up With a HomeLight Elite Team’s 25-Touch SystemMatt McGeeHomeLight Blog

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April 12, 2021

Congrats! You’ve made contact with that new lead. What happens next can make or break whether that lead becomes a lifetime client. How and when you engage with prospects is vitally important to every real estate business. So, too, is managing your lead pipeline and having systems in place to

How To Modernize Your Home on a BudgetLexi KlinkenbergRedfin | Real Estate Tips for Home Buying, Selling & More

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April 9, 2021

We all have spent a great deal of time in our homes over this past year. And like the rest of us, you probably spent a good chunk of time browsing your favorite real estate app. If so, it’s probably safe to say you have been inspired by looking at

Employment Gains, Rate Drops and The End of ForbearanceMovement StaffMovement Mortgage Blog

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April 9, 2021

After three months of slight gains, the U.S. unemployment situation is starting to brighten a bit. According to the U.S. Labor Department, an increase in nonfarm payroll employment rose by over 900,000 jobs by the end of last week and pushed the unemployment rate down to 6%.  February’s small job

Multigenerational Housing Is Gaining Momentum [INFOGRAPHIC]KCM CrewKeeping Current Matters

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April 9, 2021

Some Highlights If your house is feeling a little cramped with the addition of adult children or aging parents, it might be time to consider a move-up into a multigenerational home that better suits your changing needs. With benefits that include a combined homebuying budget and shared caregiving duties, an

Is An Open House Still Useful?

April 9, 2021

Is An Open House Effective for Sellers? What?!? Your agent won’t host an open house?!? He must be lazy. Before the internet era, I would agree. Nowadays, however, I’d say he’s a wise man. The Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers shows 97% of homebuyers used the internet to home

When Is the Right Time to Downsize Your Home? 8 Signs It’s NowJulia WeaverRedfin | Real Estate Tips for Home Buying, Selling & More

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April 8, 2021

As we grow older, our needs and capabilities change, and not all homes are designed to support this change along with us. It’s common to upsize your home when your household is growing – whether to accommodate children, pets, or simply because you need an extra room for a home

Homeownership Is Full of Financial BenefitsKCM CrewKeeping Current Matters

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April 8, 2021

A Fannie Mae survey recently revealed some of the most highly-rated benefits of homeownership, which continue to be key drivers in today’s power-packed housing market. Here are the top four financial benefits of owning a home according to consumer respondents: 88% – a better chance of saving for retirement 87%

6 ways to show a seller your offer is legitMitch MitchellMovement Mortgage Blog

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April 7, 2021

The best time of year to shop for a house is a very personal decision. Some people do it year-round, like a hobby or obsession. But it’s pretty clear from industry data that springtime is the season when home buying starts to ramp up in a really big way.   

Latest Jobs Report: What Does It Mean for You & the Housing Market?KCM CrewKeeping Current Matters

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April 7, 2021

Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a very encouraging jobs report. The economy gained 916,000 jobs in March – well above expert projections of 650,000 to 675,000. The unemployment rate fell again and is now at 6%. What does this mean for you? Our lives are deeply impacted