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    Level Up Your Business and Catapult Your Success

    In this exclusive interview, Rocket Mortgage® Executive Vice President of Purchase Adam Speck discusses growth strategies and how real estate professionals can set themselves up for success as the future unfolds. Paige Tepping: Tell us how you got started with Rocket Mortgage, how it led to your current role, and what exactly your role is.…

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    Four in Five Metro Areas Notched Double-Digit Price Gains in Q2

    Despite escalating mortgage rates and slumping home sales in the second quarter of 2022, a greater number of markets experienced double-digit annual price gains compared to the prior quarter, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ latest Metropolitan Median Area Prices and Affordability and Housing Affordability Index, released Thursday.  Key findings Eighty percent of metro…

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    Nearly 200 Agents Attend BHHS Ambassador Real Estate’s ‘Explosion’ Conference

    The 6th annual Explosion Real Estate Conference hosted by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) Ambassador Real Estate held this week hosted nearly 200 of the nation’s top-producing real estate agents, managers, and CEOs. The once again sold-out event kicked off with a high-energy entrance to lively music and Vince Leisey, BHHS Ambassador Real Estate’s CEO, and…

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    Zillow and UNCF open registration for HBCU Hackathon

    Zillow has announced that registration is now open for its second annual HBCU Housing Hackathon for students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The program, in collaboration with United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and Amplify 4 Good helps HBCU students develop critical tech and business skills as they compete for nearly $90,000 in cash…

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    Rocket Mortgage and Q2 Holdings Inc. Partner to Enhance Digital Home Loan Process

    Q2 Holdings, Inc. and Rocket Mortgage have announced a new partnership enabling Q2 banks and credit unions to offer Rocket Mortgage’s digital home loan application experience, with live mortgage assistance, inside of Q2’s online banking platform. “We’re excited to add a premier brand like Rocket Mortgage to our Q2 Innovation Studio ecosystem,” said Matt Flake,…

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    RISMedia’s Newsmakers: Putting the Brightest Thought Leaders on Center Stage

    The ability to inspire, educate and engage with your peers is something that many have tried, but few have conquered. Whether they are agents showcasing and sharing their creativity or executives taking steps to make the industry a more diverse and inclusive space, “Influencers” in real estate are constantly finding new ways to impact the…

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    Mortgage Rates Bump Back Up Over 5%

    The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) ticked up over 5% this week, averaging 5.22%, up from 4.99% last week, according to the latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) from Freddie Mac, released Thursday. Key survey findings this week: 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 5.22% with an average 0.7 point as of August 11, 2022, up from last…

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    July Dip in U.S. Foreclosures a Sign of Return to Seasonality

    With the housing market still undergoing its share of changes and downshifts, a new report released by ATTOM Data Solutions indicates that the uptick of U.S. foreclosures experienced a mild deceleration last month. In its July 2022 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, the organization indicated that there were 21,428 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled…

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    Kentwood Real Estate Offers New Program Powered by Zavvie

    Denver, Colorado firm Kentwood Real Estate has announced the launch of its Kentwood Advantage program, powered by zavvie. This new transaction assistance program is available to homeowners and buyers throughout the state of Colorado. With housing inventory coming off record lows and home sales showing signs of slowing, Denver area homeowners are looking for the…

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    The Institute: July Luxury Market Report

    The Institute’s (ILHM) Luxury Market Report is your guide to analyzing the trends and comparative data on the top-residential markets throughout Canada and the United States. July’s report reviews the current statistics for the luxury market in North America month over month and the 13-month trend. This month The Institute reviews the last six months…

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