The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has unveiled its roadmap for addressing racial bias in the home appraisal process. HUD and the Biden Administration released its Interagency Task Force on Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity (PAVE) Action Plan on March 23, along with an in-depth analysis of how the government and participating […]
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A watershed moment is defined as “an event marking a unique or important change of course.” The Federal Reserve is tapering and the discount rate is rising, which will continue to put upward pressure on mortgage interest rates, shrinking housing affordability. During the last week of January, we experienced an interesting occurrence, and it went […]
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Shawna Alt CEO First Weber, Inc., a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Madison, Wisconsin | www.firstweber.com Region served: Wisconsin and portions of Michigan’s upper peninsula Years in real estate: 28 Number of offices: 60 Number of agents: 1,400 What’s your secret to staying relevant in today’s ever-changing real estate landscape? Being […]
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Bay Area cities are hot again—if applications from Generation Z renters are any indication. The San Francisco and San Jose metros were two of the fastest-growing destinations for college-aged and post-grad transplants in the U.S. in recent months, according to real estate consulting firm Yardi Matrix. Interest from 17- to 25-year-olds in San Francisco and […]
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The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) Modified Loan Application Register (LAR) data for 2021 is now available on the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s HMDA Platform for approximately 4,316 HMDA filers, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced this week. The published data contain loan-level information filed by financial institutions, modified to protect consumer privacy. To […]
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