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  • Real estate broker/owner Leigh Brown answers five questions on navigating tough economic markets Apr. 01st 2020
    Brown, a real estate broker/owner in the Greater Charlotte, North Carolina area, shares how she navigated past downturns and her advice for fellow Realtors today. The post Real estate broker/owner Leigh Brown answers five questions on navigating tough economic markets appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Compass rolls out virtual real estate tools as coronavirus restricts home shopping Apr. 01st 2020
    With more cities and states essentially shutting down in an effort to control the spread of the coronavirus, it’s becoming increasingly difficult and potentially unsafe for people who want to buy or sell a home. And it’s in that spirit that Compass is rolling out a series of tools for its agents that will allow for virtual showings, virtual open houses, digitally enhanced home listings and more. The post Compass rolls out virtual real estate tools as coronavirus restricts home shopping appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Can the spring housing market be saved? Apr. 01st 2020
    The worst global pandemic in more than a century has put more than three-quarters of U.S. residents under “Stay at Home” orders that in many states have made real estate showings and other non-essential activity illegal. The post Can the spring housing market be saved? appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Ryan Lundquist answers five questions on appraisal uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic Mar. 31st 2020
    HousingWire filmed an interview with Lundquist Appraisal Company’s founder and owner Ryan Lundquist to gauge how appraisers are navigating this period of uncertainty. The post Ryan Lundquist answers five questions on appraisal uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic appeared first on HousingWire.

  • How far this recession could drive down purchase mortgage applications Mar. 31st 2020
    In so many ways, 2020 had an outperforming start to the year. But times have quickly changed. HousingWire Columnist Logan Mohtashami gives insight on how low purchase application data may go in the wake of the coronavirus. HW+ Premium Content The post How far this recession could drive down purchase mortgage applications appeared first on HousingWire.

  • U.S. pending home sales rise 2.4% in February Mar. 31st 2020
    Pending home sales in February rose 2.4% from the prior month, increasing for the second consecutive month, according to a report Tuesday from the National Association of Realtors. The post U.S. pending home sales rise 2.4% in February appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Case-Shiller: U.S. home prices rise 3.9% in January Mar. 31st 2020
    January saw an annual increase of 3.9% for home prices across the country, rising from the prior month’s pace, according to the Case-Shiller Home Price Index from S&P Dow Jones Indices and CoreLogic. The post Case-Shiller: U.S. home prices rise 3.9% in January appeared first on HousingWire.

  • David Stevens answers 5 questions about the state of the mortgage market Mar. 26th 2020
    In an exclusive interview, HousingWire spoke to Mountain Lake Consulting’s Chief Executive Officer David Stevens about the economy’s recent turbulence and what the Fed’s decision means for the mortgage industry. The post David Stevens answers 5 questions about the state of the mortgage market appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Real estate companies report spike of demand for virtual home showings Mar. 25th 2020
    Although many real estate companies have paused home showings, the desire for digital and 3D home showings have risen rapidly. The post Real estate companies report spike of demand for virtual home showings appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Realogy, nation’s largest real estate brokerage, cutting employee salaries in wake of coronavirus Mar. 25th 2020
    The coronavirus-caused downturn in the economy has already hit the real estate industry, as nation’s fastest-growing brokerage, Compass, announced this week that it laid off approximately 15% of its 2,500 employees. But Compass is far from the only big real estate company that is making cutbacks right now. The post Realogy, nation’s largest real estate brokerage, cutting employee salaries in wake of coronavirus appeared first on HousingWire.