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Partner With a Mortgage Broker for a Competitive Edge in 2024

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By: MortgageMatchup.com The real estate market is in a steady upswing with the likelihood of mortgage rates falling and inventory rising later in the year and into 2025. Now is the time to set yourself up for a successful year. Be Prepared for a Shift in the Market By anticipating increased demand in the housing market, you can better prepare …

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How Mortgage Brokers Help Real Estate Agents Win

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By: FindAMortgageBroker.com Want to strengthen your professional relationships, expand your referral network and get to the closing table faster so you can get paid sooner? As a new real estate professional, you can set yourself up for early success by partnering with an independent mortgage broker in your area. Here’s how they can help you win more clients: Quicker Turn-Around …

3 Reasons the Real Estate Market Could Change in 2022

Blog Contributor Buyers, Mortgage Financing, real estate, Sales & Marketing, Working with Clients 5 Comments

By Hazel Emlen As we roll into the new year, one of the hottest topics nationwide continues to be the real estate market. It’s no surprise since 2020 and 2021 proved to be record-breaking years for real estate! Most people in the industry have been the busiest they’ve ever been. In describing the last two years, the word that comes …

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The Wild Ride of Interest Rates

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Mortgage Financing, Sales & Marketing 1 Comment

By Jason O’Neil Sit tight. Last week mortgage interest rates jumped drastically. Some say without warning, but then again, most have been preaching for months, if not years, that rates can’t stay this low. Can they? Why did they rise? Is Wall Street fed up? Was the Federal Reserve testing the market’s tolerance with some well thought out comments?  “The …

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Quick Facts You Need To Know About The Mortgage Interest Deduction

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By Sam DeBord When talking to associates and the public about real estate topics, it’s important to be educated on the issues that we value most as REALTORS®.  Government fiscal and tax policy can be confusing issues that many REALTORS® don’t feel they have time for. Still, anyone working in the industry is bound to strike up a conversation that leads …

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Don’t Write Off Mortgage Write-Offs

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By Brent Wayne As one of the most effective tax shields of any deduction, the mortgage insurance tax write-off is essential to the protection of the middle class, especially in a volatile economy of uncertainty. Despite their considerable differences on other issues, the legislative and executive branches seemed to come together to protect the mortgage insurance write off for the …

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Free Tips Help Buyers Find the Right Home Loan

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By G. M. Filisko, contributing writer, HouseLogic Fixed- or adjustable-rate mortgage? How do you answer that perennial buyer question? Get the 411 on finding the right home loan—including eight questions buyers should ask themselves before choosing an adjustable-rate mortgage—from the free August “Financing Your Home Purchase” article package now at the REALTOR® Content Resource. Here’s just some of the information …

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Tricks and Treats for the Real Estate Market

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By Heather Soldonia More scary than mummies, black cats, or cobwebs is the looming question: Has the real estate market bottomed out? We REALTORS® have been asking Congress “Trick or Treat? … Please come up with some creative ways to revive the real estate market. Pretty please?” When Forbes reported the 10 worst real estate markets of 2009, eight were …