Category Archive: Human Interest

A Slow Descend: Forbearance Rate Dips

A Slow Descend: Forbearance Rate Dips The Mortgage Bankers Association released forbearance rate information Monday (Feb 8th 2021) – and it shows that the U.S. rate fell 3 basis points to 5.35% last week. Although the forbearance rate isn’t falling as quickly as we’d like it to, it’s still progress. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac […]

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Real Estate Tip of the Week: Why Aren’t You Texting?

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Why Aren’t You Texting? Buyers and Sellers – they’re just like us: they don’t want to talk on the phone. No one really does. What do they prefer, then? Simple! Texting. Text, text, text. As a real estate agent, how can you communicate through text without coming off as […]

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How to Be a Responsible Homeowner

How to Be a Responsible Homeowner You’ve completed the major hurdle of becoming a homeowner and carrying the very special keys to your home! But, what next? You’re still a homeowner, even after the real estate agent and title company are no longer in your recent contacts. You have a very real responsibility of keeping […]

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Starting Big: Millennials Skip Starter Home

Starting Big: Millennials Skip Starter Home You know the drill: save up for a single-family home, live in single-family home for a certain amount of years to save up for a bigger home, then move. But it seems millennials are switching up the drill – totally skipping the starter home and going straight for the […]

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Real Estate Tip of the Week: Boost Your Agent Reputation

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Boost Your Agent Reputation Before social media, buyers and sellers would mainly find their client by word of mouth – while that’s still something to work on, most of your clients will actually find you and base their decision off of how you are as an agent through your […]

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2021 Real Estate

This past year has been a bit unpredictable, but a new year brings new possibilities! What does 2021 seem to have in store for the real estate industry? Familiarize yourself with some of these 2021 housing market predictions. Home sales predicted to be up 7% Millennials are Moving Up – no longer dominating the entry-market, […]

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Ready to Close? Transaction Tips

Ready to Close? Transaction Tips If you’re new to the title and escrow game, then you’ve come to the right place. Here at Pacific Alliance, we take pride in providing the best closing experience for everyone involved – that means agents, lenders, and their customers. In order to help throughout this transaction, we thought it […]

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Real Estate Tip of the Week: How to Connect with Your Client

Real Estate Tip of the Week: How to Connect with Your Client Real estate agents and clients go together like peanut butter and jelly – but how do you make sure, as an agent, that you nurture the relationship towards success? What do clients want in a real estate agent? What can agents do to […]

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Real Estate Economy Seeing Highs

Real Estate Economy Seeing Highs   Real estate has seen its highs and lows – but 2020 rounded out as one of its highs. According to the Census Bureau, single-family housing was at its highest pace since 2006 in 2020; raising 12% in December. Matthew Speakman, Zillow Economist, comments on just how successful 2020 has […]

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Ski Town Purchases on the Rise

Ski Town Purchases on the Rise With traveling, comes great responsibility – at least, during the Covid pandemic. Travel restrictions due to the pandemic have changed the way many of us view “vacations.” A recent survey from Realtor Magazine found that the search of homes in ski towns have jumped 36% annually in the 4th […]

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