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Join this webinar for an in-depth roundtable discussion on economic and policy trends impacting servicers as well as a look ahead at strategies servicers should employ in the next year.

2021 RealTrends Brokerage Compensation Report

For the study, RealTrends surveyed all the firms on the 2021 RealTrends 500 and Nation’s Best rankings, asking for annual compensation data for the 2020 calendar year.

Steve Murray on the importance of protecting property rights

In this episode, Steve Murray, RealTrends advisor and industry stalwart, discusses some of the issues facing private property rights, including how a case in Germany could potentially affect U.S. legislation.

Lenders, it’s time to consider offering non-QM products

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Housing market inventory is about to get better

High prices are likely to fall

With the July 4th weekend nearly upon us, it’s time to reflect on all that we have been through in the past year and how, as a country, we have overcome so many daunting obstacles, including what we have been through in the housing market.

The first thing that pops into my shriveled brain is how the housing market looked in February of 2020. Data from that month showed that housing was breaking out — but because we received this data in March of 2020, we were all too busy trying to survive to take notice.

Once the fear of the virus calmed down, we began a truly remarkable economic comeback, perhaps the fastest economic comeback from a significant economic downturn in the history of the U.S., with the housing market leading the way. 

But for every silver lining there is a cloud.

The solid demographics for home purchasing and historically low mortgage rates — which have been in a downtrend for four decades — have created a housing market where prices are rising too fast. Even though we have good demographics for housing, we are not seeing a growth in sales that would account for the rate of growth in prices.

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