Appraisers Raise Concerns Over Fannie, Freddie Automated Appraisals

Last week, both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced their new appraisal-free products for purchase mortgages, but the appraisal industry is raising concerns over the automated appraisals, even accusing the GSEs of not bearing the consequences of the risk they are taking. Read more about this topic at: https://www.housingwire.com/articles/41097-appraisers-raise-concerns-over-fannie-freddie-automated-appraisals

2 Major Reasons Why Real Estate Inventory is So Low

  Inventory of available homes on the market is the lowest it’s been in two decades, but the reasons may surprise you. Two of the likely culprits are baby boomers and homeowners who are simply satisfied with their home, according to Realtor.com®’s Housing Shortage Study. Baby boomers are showing a desire to age in place in […]

Why a Career in Real Estate is the Perfect Fit for Many Millenials

The world has changed. The technological innovations of the last twenty years have led to the exchange of information with an ease and volume that was virtually unimaginable just a generation ago. Social media platforms keep us connected with family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances on a daily basis. Economic crises, environmental disasters and the threat […]

Amazon Quietly Reveals Possible Expansion into Real Estate

As shoppers scoured Amazon’s website recently for its annual “Prime Day” deals, the online shopping giant quietly disclosed a new service coming soon to its users, which would embark into the world of real estate and turn it into a competitor with Zillow and Redfin. Tucked into the website’s Home and Business Services section, where users can receive quotes […]

The Science of Homebuying Psychology: A Study

A recent survey of approximately 3,350 U.S. residents in 11 different metro areas who have either bought a home, sold a home, or plan to do so was conducted in the hopes of uncovering new perspectives and trends amongst recent homebuyers. It didn’t disappoint! The survey—which began back in May 2017 and has since asked […]

Credit Unions Gain Mortgage Market Share

As the quarterly volume of residential loan production sank, credit unions successfully captured a bigger piece of the U.S. mortgage market. Single-family loan originations during the period that began on Jan. 1, 2017, and concluded on March 31 amounted to an estimated $353 billion. The volume of mortgages made included activity from federally insured banks, […]