Real Estate Agents

Get to Know the Millennial Homebuyer

Get to Know the Millennial Homebuyer

By Aly Yale / October 20, 2020
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If you’re a real estate agent, then millennials likely account for a big chunk of your client base. In fact, according to the latest data from the National Association of REALTORS®, millennials make up a whopping 38% of all homebuyers…

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Mortgage Activity Holds Steady, While Government Lending Picks Up

By Aly Yale / October 16, 2020
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Mortgage applications technically dipped last week, but only by a mere 0.7%. Purchase loans fell 2% on their own, while refinance activity dropped just 0.3%.  Considering the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate loans dropped to a new low, according to the…

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How To Reevaluate Your Business Goals (and Why Fall Is the Perfect Time To Do So)

By Tara Mastroeni / October 13, 2020
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Every real estate agent should have a set of defined business goals that they use to help themselves grow. If goal setting has never been your strong suit, read on below. We’ll cover why setting goals is so important and…

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Thanks to Declining Mortgage Rates, Refis Surge

By Aly Yale / October 8, 2020
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Refinancing activity once again surged, with applications jumping 8% over last week. They’re now 50% higher than this time a year ago and at their highest level since mid-August, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s weekly survey. Refis accounted for…

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How to Better Organize Your Time as a Real Estate Agent

By Tara Mastroeni / October 6, 2020
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As a real estate agent, time management can often be difficult. Working for yourself, you likely don’t have an outside force like a boss to regulate your productivity — so it’s essential to self-motivate to get things done. With that…

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Mortgage Applications Drop as Rates Hit Survey Low

By Aly Yale / October 2, 2020
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Mortgage activity ticked down this week, with total applications dropping 4.8%, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Purchase loan activity was actually up 2% for the week, but refinances dipped 7%. They’re still 52% higher than one year ago. The…

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Feeling Under the Weather? How to Keep Your Business Running While You’re Sick

By Tara Mastroeni / September 29, 2020
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Between the ongoing pandemic and flu season just around the corner, everyone needs to have a contingency plan in case they get sick. As real estate agents, taking time off is not as easy as using a paid sick day,…

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Mortgage Applications Rise, Despite Increasing Interest Rates

By Aly Yale / September 25, 2020
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Mortgage applications jumped last week, rising nearly 7% over the previous week and 18% over the year.  Refinance loan activity rose the most, with an 18% jump, while purchase applications increased 13%. Refinances are now 86% higher than the same…

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5 Tips for Working with International Relocation Clients

5 Tips For Working With International Relocation Clients

By Tara Mastroeni / September 22, 2020
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Like working with clients who are from out of town, working with international relocation clients is a little bit different than working with clients who live right around the corner. These clients have needs and concerns that you should be…

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Mortgage Applications Drop but Activity Remains Strong

By Aly Yale / September 18, 2020
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Total mortgage applications were down this week, even as mortgage rates held steady near record lows.  Overall applications dropped 2.5%, while refinances dipped 4%, and purchase loan activity fell 12%. Meanwhile, rates on 30-year, fixed-rate loans stayed put at 3.07%. …

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