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Good Sport | 6 Homes With Impressive Athletic Facilities – Sotheby’s International Realty | Blog

08/10/2020 sothebysrealty

With favorable summer weather comes more opportunity for recreation, and it’s the fortunate homeowner who can hone their game both inside and outdoors. From basketball to tennis to horseback riding, challenging athletic pursuits can certainly be had at home. Here are six properties that bring sport within reach of any great staycation.  Tranquil Outdoor Courts in Manalapan, Florida Manalapan, Florida Read more…

Good Sport | 6 Homes With Impressive Athletic Facilities – Sotheby’s International Realty | Blog

sothebysrealty

With favorable summer weather comes more opportunity for recreation, and it’s the fortunate homeowner who can hone their game both inside and outdoors. From basketball to tennis to horseback riding, challenging athletic pursuits can certainly be had at home. Here are six properties that bring sport within reach of any great staycation.  Tranquil Outdoor Courts in Manalapan, Florida Manalapan, Florida Read more…

How to Plan an Outdoor Movie Night

07/04/2020 Amy Dobson

See the stars in your own backyard … on your DIY big screen, that is. In the height of summer, your backyard or porch is headquarters for family time and date night alike. Combine both, and cue up a movie on your DIY movie screen for a staycation highlight. A bedsheet or table cloth affixed to a fence or wall Read more…

How to Create Your Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen | Zillow Digs

06/10/2020 Amy Dobson

Create a beautiful outdoor cooking space for relaxing and entertaining all summer long. As summer approaches and temperatures start to rise, no one wants to spend time inside sweating over a hot stove. With an outdoor kitchen, you can make the most of the beautiful warm nights by spending them with your friends and family. Whether you have thousands to Read more…

Recent Report Shows Both Significant Spikes And Decline In Rental Markets Across The Country

08/04/2020 Mark Hall

The concept of falling real estate market. Reduced interest in the mortgage. A decline in property … [+] prices and apartments. Low interest rates on mortgage loans. Reduced demand for home. selective focus getty Whether you live in a bustling city, sprawling suburb, or somewhere in between, it’s likely that you’ve been hearing more stories of people moving from expensive Read more…

Council Post: 16 Essential Personality Traits For Real Estate Agents

Expert Panel®

A real estate agent needs to demonstrate certain traits for them to succeed in this line of work. Granted, not all real estate markets are the same, but buyers tend to look for similar things before deciding they can trust a real estate agent. These traits tell the client a lot of details that the agent doesn’t even need to Read more…

Google searches surge for mortgage refinancing and low mortgage rates

08/10/2020 CNBC Real Estate

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Consumers are less confident about housing, but searches for these topics are soaring

CNBC Real Estate

 After plunging in April, consumer sentiment in housing began a promising recovery. Home sales surged and beat expectations; homebuilders reported buyer traffic was, well, through the roof, and online housing-related searches soared. Consumer confidence in housing now appears to be weakening, but consumer curiosity is not. Fannie Mae’s monthly Home Purchase Sentiment Index fell back in July. The percentage of Read more…

eClosing, Broker, Servicing Products; USDA Rural Tidbits; Forbearance Stats Improving

07/21/2020 Real Estate News

eClosing, Broker, Servicing Products; USDA Rural Tidbits; Forbearance Stats Improving Originators, as Deb from Virginia reminded me, are currently like ducks: cool and calm on the surface, paddling frantically underneath. Originators like low rates, but not if their clients can’t qualify for a loan. Furloughs are becoming permanent for many companies. U.S. equity indexes might be trading substantially up on Read more…

MBS Day Ahead: “Flat” is an Understatement. What Changed?

Real Estate News

MBS Day Ahead: “Flat” is an Understatement. What Changed? Recent trading activity lies in stark contrast to the drama seen earlier in 2020.  Even at the beginning of June, bonds still had an interesting (and scary, at first) story to tell as yields spiked in response to stronger econ data and coronavirus hopes.  Both of those factors remain in play, Read more…

Canadian Immigration Slows Further, As New Permanent Residents Drop Over 44% | Better Dwelling

08/11/2020 Stephen Punwasi

One of the driving forces behind Canadian real estate prices is on hold – immigration. Government of Canada (GoC) data shows the number of newly admitted permanent residents to Canada is still making sharp declines in June. The decline was mostly consistent around the country, except in BC and Quebec. The former is seeing a smaller than average decline, and Read more…

Canadian Mortgage Credit Growth Makes A Slight Dip, Previous Month Revised Lower | Better Dwelling

08/10/2020 Daniel Wong

Mortgage debt is one of the only economic indicators growing these days. Bank of Canada (BoC) data shows the outstanding balance of mortgage credit increased in June. While the balance is at a new high, the rate of growth has stalled. The most recent data shows a slower annual rate of growth, expected to cool further as mortgage deferrals expire. Read more…