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We have talked about inflation and the fact you can’t fight the FED. More and more information show prices climbing, and the FED keeps buying and buying keeping rates low. They called it “transitory.” It was a supply chain issue and once everyone goes back to work, prices will return to “normal”. But today the FED had to acknowledge that indeed, inflation is real, and much hotter than they would like despite all their efforts. So, as it would be today, they admitted inflation is real but still clung to the “transitory” argument, at least for now. Prior to the FED announcement, the 30yr MBS 2.5% coupon stood at 103.38 and up .02 on the day. Right after the word came out, that coupon was down 44bps at 102.92; and we closed down 59bps at 102.77. The 10yr was also on the move; before the announcement it was down .01…
Posted On Monday, 21 June 2021 00:00 Written by
John Giaimo is CEO of Bring it Home Communities, Inc, Rewards Call Center, LLC and the real estate news organization Realty Times, Inc. In the early 1990s, as founder and CEO of publicly traded HomeSeekers.com Inc., John was the first to place an entire multiple listing service home listing database on the web as he pioneered and implemented the infrastructure still used in today's online real estate marketplace. This included MLS, broker, and agent website development. John pioneered the technology platform and interface to display listing walk- throughs of real property through the use of video. He produced the weekend cable and satellite TV shows The Real Estate Home Show, Search Homes on TV and Realty Times TV. Drawing on his 30 years of real estate and technology expertise, John’s unique understanding of how technology can meet the needs of consumers continues to drive change in the Real Estate Market;…
Posted On Wednesday, 16 June 2021 00:00 Written by
I spoke last week about important economic information that was coming out in the last six days. Jobs report last Friday, and the inflation data today for May. Neither report was very encouraging, but the markets are taking the information in stride and buying into the theory of “Don’t fight the FED!” The Federal Reserve has dismissed higher inflation as “transitory” and that prices will fall as the economy recovers and people go back to work. Their statements indicate that everything is related to the supply chain being restricted and that once all the workers go back to work, supply will return and that prices will fall. I’m not so sure everyone believes that, but we all know you can’t fight the FED! Today the key number was that year over year inflation was 5%. That is the highest year over year number since January 1992. Certainly, well over the…
Posted On Monday, 14 June 2021 00:00 Written by
A fourth-generation Dallasite with more than 20 years of experience in the residential real estate industry, Betsy Cameron offers proven leadership skills and industry expertise as the Vice President of Business Initiatives for the Ebby Halliday Companies. In addition, Betsy is the Sales Leader of Ebby’s iconic Little White House Office and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Lakewood Office. As the Vice President of Business Initiatives, Betsy works alongside the executive team to offer strategic vision to drive the company’s profitability and produce high-quality offerings and services to its sales associates and consumers. Betsy is passionate about the real estate business and the professional relationships that she is privileged to enjoy as she serves our valued clients and agents. As a licensed real estate agent, Betsy became a trusted advisor for clients and is, by her own admission, “over the top” on details. This precision has served her well in both…
Posted On Wednesday, 09 June 2021 00:00 Written by
We need to take a minute and talk about the news we hear and the reaction there might be from it. We also must be very careful to look at the facts and the analysis by a variety of sources to be sure we have a clear view of what things actually mean and how they might impact the markets we serve. I say this because we all know there is a significant media bias against the housing market. No matter what happens, there is always some outlets who are going to frame everything in the most negative light, even when an obvious upside is staring them in the face. The best example continues to be the complaint about inventory of homes for sale. YES, the number of homes on the market is falling, but that hasn’t stopped record numbers of home sales in 2018, 2019, & 2020. How can…
Posted On Monday, 07 June 2021 00:00 Written by
Memorial Day weekend has always held special meaning to me. As a young boy it was about parades, ballgames, and barbeques. Times when friends and families would gather and share stories. Mine was a generation of boomers, born in the 50’s, fresh out of the Korean War, WWII, and with plenty of those still around from WWI. As I grew up, the country faced Vietnam and as an adult, a number of conflicts around the globe in which brave men and women risked their all for their country. For this, we must take the time to remember those who gave their all. I think it only fair to share that my belief is many will enjoy parades, games, barbeques, and family gatherings, but so many of the stories are either gone or will not be shared; some stories will not be heard. It is important to acknowledge the events of…
Posted On Monday, 31 May 2021 00:00 Written by
“One of these days, you are going to wish you paid more attention to me. Sincerely, Terms & Conditions”  someecards Real estate sales are still running hot in May of 2021, pushing the national median home price to $372,400, up over 16%  from $310,100 a year ago.  Low inventory of homes for sale continues to cause buyers to compete with other buyers for the same house.  Buyers have to think fast and make their highest and best offer. The saying goes, “if you have to sleep on it, someone else will be sleeping in it.” On one end of the see-saw, you see rising home prices. On the other end of the see-saw are low mortgage rates and high wages attempting to keep everything balanced. New homes hitting the market help maintain a balance between homes for sale vs. high demand from homebuyers.   Watch out for rising mortgage rates, though. …
Posted On Monday, 31 May 2021 00:00 Written by
Editor's Note from Terri Murphy:  Could not be happier to learn the news that  Susan Yannaccone has been named CEO and President of the Realogy Franchise Group and the first female in that position! Congratulations from all of us from your friends at the Women’s Wisdom Network, RealtyTimes and Women in Real Estate! Read more about her announcement here.   With nearly two decades of leadership experience in franchise management and real estate brokerage operations, Sue Yannaccone assumed the role of Regional Executive Vice President of the Eastern Seaboard and Midwest regions of Realogy’s Coldwell Banker company-owned offices in March 2018. Yannaccone oversees the sales operations of 239 Coldwell Banker offices in New Jersey, Long Island, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Central Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Ohio, Chicago, St. Louis and Minnesota. In addition to being a mentor and advocate for women in the real estate industry, Yannaccone has been a key driver in…
Posted On Thursday, 27 May 2021 00:00 Written by
Almost every buyer in today’s market has faced the challenge of the seller’s market. Homes selling the moment (or even before) they are listed, homes with multiple offers, and of course, the dreaded multiple offers, sold over asking with appraisal and inspection waivers! Just to name a few!  Never before has it been so important to set the proper expectations with your buyers and arm them, and their buyer’s agents” with all the strategies at their disposal to make the odds move in their favor. This also includes defining for each buyer all the things they can be doing every day to improve as buyers. We have talked a great deal about this before, but we are seeing solid results from people who are on the ground and getting deals done because they used one or more of these strategies: • The quality of the offer is stronger because of…
Posted On Monday, 24 May 2021 00:00 Written by
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