Mortgage Tech Demo Day

In a half-day format, technology companies will demo their platforms and answer questions. You can tune in for the whole demo day, or strategically drop in on sessions to learn about specific solutions.

DOJ v. NAR and the ethics of real estate commissions

Today’s HousingWire Daily features the first-ever episode of Houses in Motion. We discuss the Department of Justice’s recent move to withdraw from a settlement agreement with the NAR.

Hopes for generational investment in housing fade in DC

Despite a Democratic majority, the likelihood of a massive investment in housing via a $3.5 trillion social infrastructure package appears slim these days. HW+ Premium Content

Road to the one-click mortgage

This white paper will outline how leveraging a credential-based data provider can save money for lenders, reduce friction for borrowers, speed time to close, and overall bring lenders one step closer to a one-click mortgage.

3 reasons fall is a great time to buy a home

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Along with pumpkin spice lattes and flannel shirts, you might want to consider adding buying a home to your list of fall essentials.

According to Sharon Voss, Realtor and president of the Orlando Regional Realtor Association, fall is a great season to buy for these 3 reasons:

1. Less competition  

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“Fall historically sees a decline in buyer demand that results in a willingness to negotiate among summer’s remaining sellers. However, in seller’s market conditions with limited inventory — like Orlando is currently experiencing — buyers shouldn’t expect big discounts in asking price. On the contrary, buyers need to be ready to make a decision and a solid offer in timely fashion.”

2. More attention from your Realtor 

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“Homebuyers who are conducting their search during the fall could enjoy additional attention from Realtors as their client load dwindles. Likewise, service providers such as mortgage lenders and title companies are emerging from the summertime sales swamp and can often respond more quickly.”

3. Better deals and year-end tax breaks  

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“Even buyers who missed the summer rush still have time to purchase and file for homestead by the end of the year. When tax time comes around, homeowners should remember to take advantage of the tax breaks such as: 

  • Mortgage Interest Deduction
  • PMI and FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Deduction
  • Prepaid Interest Deduction
  • Property Tax Deduction
  • Energy-Efficiency Upgrade Deduction”

And as an added bonus, Voss said “Fall is a lovely time to purchase a new house and get settled in; there is nothing better than a home for the holidays!”

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