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Monday News You Can Use 11.29.2021

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Should you buy a house right now? YES according to this expert. 
 
 
 
Top ten takeaways from this year's NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. Points 1 and 2 and 10 are a big change. 
                                                                                            

Tech News

Sometimes Old School works best 

Classic Planner 2021/2022
 
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Monday News You Can Use 11.22.2021

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Best Article on Zillow Offers going away
 
Housing market still strong - due to low inventory
 
Disturbing article on predominantly black neighborhoods - no easy answers but I know we can do better.  Awareness is the first step. Read this article.  It's long and enlightening. 
 
 
                                                                                            

Tech Tip

Look Better on Zoom Calls

 
 

This powerful little gadget helps me look like a PRO during online video calls -- in about 2 seconds! 

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Monday News You Can Use 11.15.2021

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Warren Buffett says this two-letter word is the key to success. READ HERE
 
Press on why Agents are vital - if you read one article this week - this is it! 
 
Rush to Refinance as rates drop. Send to all your past clients 
 
Another reason to buy -  rents rising rapidly. 
 
                                                                                            

Tech Tip

 

a Gimbel for your phone 
(cameras and video are movie quality now)

DJI OM 5 Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer, 3-Axis Phone Gimbal, Built-In Extension Rod, Portable and Foldable, Android and iPhone Gimbal with ShotGuides, Vlogging Stabilizer, YouTube TikTok Video

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Monday News You Can Use 11.08.2021

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Quick video on the state of the market! 
 
Families are moving to extreme climates to be able to buy homes. 
 
In case you haven’t heard - Zillow’s giving up on buying homes. 
 
Three staging hacks to help you sell for more money.
 
                                                                                            

Tech Tip

 
 Buying a Refurbished Device

Buying a refurbished tech product will save you money compared to buying it new. It also gives a device a second life instead of sending it off to be recycled. And especially during these times when demand is high for all kinds of tech, buying refurbished is sometimes the only...
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Monday News You Can Use 11.01.2021

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Bad Press for our industry - commission scam lands a federal lawsuit. 

Wow! Very biased article - I like teams but he’s stretching. 

Is Chicago going to be underwater?

Rents Surging - why do higher prices affect renters more than buyers? It is because buyers pay principal and interest and are leveraged.  For example, if homes rise 10% in value from $400,000 to $440,000 the principal and interest payment (at 3 years and 3% interest) goes up $168 but $2000 rents rising 10% is $200 a month more. 

                                                                                            

Tech Tip

Gas Buddy 
Save $$$ on gas!
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Monday News You Can Use 10.25.2021

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3 Ways to get into the housing game
 
 
In Case you haven’t heard: Zillow stops buying homes for at least three month. 
 
Foreclosures coming?
                                                                                            

Tech Tip

Need an Umbrella or No?
Try this App - DarkSky

Dark Sky offers hyperlocal weather information. With down-to-the-minute forecasts, you’ll know exactly when the rain will start or stop — right where you’re standing. (It’s like magic.)

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Monday News You Can Use 10.18.2021

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Foreclosures Surge this month!!!!!! But still below pre-pandemic levels.   Let's put this one to bed - "the end of our housing shortage (and therefore the beginning of our marketing crashing)" Just isn’t going to happen - Thousands of loans may be in default and they won’t go into foreclosure because we will sell them and put money in the seller's pockets!
 
Good to send to all your clients- Market update
 
Best Places to live if you are concerned about climate change - I think many of the picks are questionable.  
                                                                                            

Tech Tip

Worth Getting...
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Monday News You Can Use 10.11.2021

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This gentleman says there may be an upcoming housing glut: downward trajectory of household growth and optimistic builders. 
 
Mortgage rates dropped below 3% again - but maybe not for long.
 
Appliance Delays causing problems. 
 
For those of us who love Disney - here’s a home created by Imagineers in 1953.
 
Words that help homes to sell: garage, Walk-in Closet, Open Floorplan, Granite countertops. 
 
                                                                                            

Tech Tip

Gadgets from Bond Movies I wish we had in real estate

Smart Blood - nanoparticles that allow you to track your clients using...

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Monday News You Can Use 10.04.2021

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Time for Buyers to get off the fence? Mortgage Rates up
 
Numbers up. for sales and prices
 
Something to discuss when you should buy an investment or put money in the stock market?
 
In time for Halloween - The Conjuring house for sale!

                                                                                            

Tech Tip

Have renters who need help? Send them here:

Apartments & Houses for Rent

 https://www.doorsteps.com/search/30188

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Monday News You Can Use 09.27.2021

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Unexpected tick-up in prices and sales! 
 
Are we in a housing or stock market bubble - decent article explains why we aren't
 
For your new home buyers:  Prices up - Labor and materials Shortages - Builders can’t build as quickly as they’d like 
 
Appraisal Gap in offers explained fairly.

                                                                                            

Tech Tip

Incorporating video into your website - here are some good examples:

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