DMAR Digest | Week of November 15

Check out the featured content, get the scoop with top news stories from the blog, mark your calendar for upcoming events & classes and catch up with the most buzz-worthy social posts from your Association.

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DMAR Connect: The Business Benefits of Giving Back | FREE FOR MEMBERS

For real estate professionals, giving back to your community or your favorite local charity is a great way to not only strengthen your connection to your market but also build a brand that values philanthropy. And as you gear up for 2022 and draft your updated business plan, now is the perfect time to include philanthropic goals as well as a strategy for how to share your good work with the world.

Join us for our free November Connect hosted on Zoom as we discuss how and why to include philanthropic goals in your business plan and how those activities can strengthen your business in 2022 and beyond.


Quote of the week

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”

Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer and Nobel Prize nominee

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Home Equity Abounds Across U.S. During Third Quarter As Home Values Hit New Highs
Twelve Times More Properties are Equity-Rich Than Seriously Underwater Nationwide; Portion of U.S. Homes Considered Equity-Rich Up to 40 Percent; Seriously Underwater Properties Down to 3 percent. Read More

Mortgage Rates Fall Below 3% Again—but Rising Prices Mean That Home Buyers Shouldn't Expect Savings
Homebuyers are seeing a break from rising mortgage rates as the bond market finds its equilibrium, but that doesn’t mean most Americans will save money when they purchase property. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.98% for the week ending Nov. 10, down 11 basis points from the previous week, Freddie Mac reported Wednesday. A year ago, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was averaging 2.84%. Read More

Regulators done playing nice with mortgage servicers
The federal government’s top regulators announced Wednesday that they are collectively resuming mortgage servicing supervisory and enforcement practices in full, ending certain flexibilities it offered mortgage servicers at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. The announcement comes as servicers negotiate with over one million borrowers exiting forbearance plans. Servicers are now expected to fully comply with the rules spelled out in Regulation X, which protects consumers when they apply for and have mortgage loans, the regulators said. Read More

One River North could become Denver’s next architectural icon
I.M. Pei and Michael Graves are two world-famous architects who provided Colorado with some of its most distinctive designs, including the 16th Street Mall and the Denver Central Library. Now, one of China’s top architects, Ma Yansong, has lent his vision to an apartment building with the potential to become Denver’s next architectural icon. Read More

The Next Big Thing | January 20th- 21st  [DISCOUNT CODE]
This two-day event will be far from typical. You will get a glimpse into what’s shaping the future of real estate. Experts are bringing ENERGY-RICH and CONTENT-DRIVEN topics that are driving change. You will learn how to harness the Next Big Thing to catapult your team’s success. Learn from industry leaders and futurist pioneers on ways to achieve the highest levels of success. Leave with Purpose! Every presenter will highlight immediate actions you can take to stay two steps ahead. Use Promo Code DMAR150. Register Here

Resources & services

City and County Market Trends Reports | NOV. '21
Quick look at City and County Market Trends Reports featuring October data. These 48 downloadable reports are comprehensive and a fantastic member benefit. Download all the reports with one click below. Read More 

25 Days of Membership Giveaway Rules

To enter into the weekly drawings all you have to do is follow, react, comment and/or share #DMARthanks posts. Each action will count as one entry, so leaving a comment and sharing the post will count as two entries on that post. 

DMAR Staff is Here to Help
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Three Tier Benefits | LoLo – Relationship Marketing

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