Real Estate CE Clock Hours & Training

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Coldwell Banker Bain Seal is dedicated to strengthening the knowledge of their real estate brokers in the Pacific Northwest.  They provide all Continuing Education (CE) clock hour courses needed for renewing broker’s real estate licenses & additional training opportunities.  If you are a real estate broker with Coldwell Banker Bain -or- Coldwell Banker Seal and are looking for clock hours to renew your license, or just need to brush up on your marketing or tech skills, check out the info below.   Note:  We add courses on a regular basis. Please plan ahead by pre-registering and referencing these calendars.  Also, some classes includes clock-hours and others do not — remember to double check before registering!

http://cbbainsealtraining.eventbrite.com/

Coldwell Banker BAIN – Live Classes & Online Webinars:

Coldwell Banker SEAL – Live Classes and Online Webinars:

Non CB Bain | CB Seal Clock Hours:

Below is more information about upcoming real estate clock hours if you need to get clock hours.  NOTE: some of these classes will cost money and are not affiliated with Coldwell Banker Bain or Coldwell Banker Seal.

Relevant News Links – October 16th 2015

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“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right path, the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.”  –Anne Frank

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Morning MoneyBeat Asia: U.S. Stocks Rally as Rate-Hike Odds Fall
U.S. stocks on Thursday took back the losses from Wednesday, and then some, jumping sharply as the latest economic data bolstered the supposition that the Federal Reserve is out of the rate-hike game this year.
http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2015/10/15/morning-moneybeat-asia-u-s-stocks-rally-as-rate-hike-odds-fall/

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Why Private Real Estate Investing Beats Publicly Traded REITs
The U.S. Census Bureau says 40 million Americans are past the traditional retirement age and that figure is expected to double over the next few decades. Ajay Gupta, CEO of Gupta Wealth Management, said these people are going to need someplace to live and supply has not kept up.
http://www.thestreet.com/story/13318171/1/why-private-real-estate-investing-beats-publicly-traded-reits.html

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Why Millennials Are Having a Tough Time Buying A Home
Here’s a conundrum – younger U.S. adults want to buy a house, but barriers keep getting in the way of them actually buying a new home.
http://www.thestreet.com/story/13307367/1/why-millennials-are-having-a-tough-time-buying-a-home.html

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Retirees Are Feeling the Financial Burden of Rent
The report out of Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies is a gusher of bad news about apartment rentals, and the worst news is about the grim future that awaits senior citizens living on fixed incomes.
http://www.thestreet.com/story/13321454/1/retirees-are-feeling-the-financial-burden-of-rent.html

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Should Millennials Rent or Buy?
It’s the American dream to own a house, but this isn’t the case for most Millennials. Increasingly Millennials are putting off owning a house and instead are choosing to rent.
http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2015/10/01/should-millennials-rent-or-buy/

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Applications for Purchase Mortgages
Applications for purchase mortgages tumbled 34.1 percent for the week ending October 9th after surging 27.4 percent in the prior week, but the 4-week moving average remains strong
http://economistsoutlook.blogs.realtor.org/2015/10/14/applications-for-purchase-mortgages-2/

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Latest Consumer Price Inflation (September 2015)
Though the headline shows no inflation, rents are now rising at the fastest pace in 7 years. Moreover egg prices are up 37 percent from one year ago. The lower gasoline prices are in essence masking much of inflationary pressures from other items.
http://economistsoutlook.blogs.realtor.org/2015/10/15/latest-consumer-price-inflation-september-2015/

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Americans Think Homeownership is a Sound Investment
A vast majority of Americans believe that buying a home is a solid financial decision
http://www.realtor.org/news-releases/2015/10/americans-think-homeownership-is-a-sound-investment

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Real Estate in a Digital Age
Like the rest of the world, real estate has gone digital. This report takes a look at how buyers use technology to search for homes and how REALTORS® use technology to get ahead.
http://www.realtor.org/reports/real-estate-in-a-digital-age

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Real Insight Podcast, Volume 1: Urbanization
Urban populations are growing faster than ever. According to the United Nations, 70% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050.
https://soundcloud.com/narpodcasts/real-insight-podcast-volume-1-urbanization

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[Study] Zillow rules real estate web traffic but lists far fewer properties
Quality, depth of Zillow’s non-MLS data in key markets questioned
http://www.housingwire.com/articles/35257-study-zillow-rules-real-estate-web-traffic-but-lists-far-fewer-properties

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Misplaced fears about homeownership
Following the financial crisis of the late 2000s, experts have frequently predicted that housing can never reach its pre-crash peak
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/economy-budget/257044-misplaced-fears-about-homeownership

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Most U.S. Investors Say Area Housing Prices Are Rising
Six in 10 investors say local housing prices on the rise
Large, small investors say homeowning an important investment
http://www.gallup.com/poll/185957/investors-say-area-housing-prices-rising.aspx

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Mortgage rates wander higher but appear headed down again
Mortgage rates wandered higher this week, according to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac. But they soon may be headed back down again.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/where-we-live/wp/2015/10/15/mortgage-rates-wander-higher-but-appear-headed-down-again/

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Want a discount on a house? Drive way out of town
As millennials and active baby boomers flock to urban cores, embracing shared cars and bicycles, the discount for living farther away from town is growing.
http://www.cnbc.com/2015/10/13/want-a-discount-on-a-house-drive-way-out-of-town.html

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New rules for lenders seem to be raising costs for mortgage customers
It has been barely two weeks since the nationwide changeover in mortgage and settlement procedures took effect, but early results are trickling in: Lenders and brokers say just about everything is taking longer, and the costs to home buyers are moving up.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/realestate/new-rules-for-lenders-seem-to-be-raising-costs-for-mortgage-customers/2015/10/13/676d44b4-70f3-11e5-8248-98e0f5a2e830_story.html

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Construction Workers ‘Left the Business and They Didn’t Come Back’
Home builders are facing delays and rising costs as they struggle to find enough construction workers.
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/10/13/construction-workers-left-the-business-and-they-didnt-come-back/

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11 reasons why Oregon’s a better place to live than Washington
With the Ducks and Beavers getting ready for Saturday’s Pac-12 football showdowns against the Huskies and Cougars, we saw the perfect opening to remind everyone why Oregon is a better
http://www.oregonlive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2015/10/ducks_vs_huskies_11_reasons_wh.html#0

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12 reasons why living in Washington is better than living in Oregon
In honor of Saturday’s big Oregon-Washington rivalry football games, here’s some good-spirited competition. Washington is the better state, after all.
http://www.seattletimes.com/life/travel/12-reasons-why-living-in-washington-is-better-than-living-in-oregon/

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How to Finance Your Own Vineyard
Those who dream of making their own private-label wine will face tighter loan requirements and higher interest rates.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-finance-your-own-vineyard-1444833571

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The housing-market bulls could have the story wrong
The comeback of the US housing market has been one of the most bullish themes of the post-financial-crisis era
http://www.businessinsider.com/housing-market-is-worse-than-you-think-2015-10

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Advocates push city of Seattle to use orphan properties for affordable housing
The city of Seattle owns 210 properties deemed surplus, excess or underutilized. Some say the city should use these for affordable housing.
http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/advocates-push-city-of-seattle-to-use-orphan-properties-for-affordable-housing/

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Portland’s a terrific value. Will it last?
Portland has long had a cost advantage over Seattle and San Francisco. Most big-ticket items — from home prices to office leases to child care — are more affordable in Portland
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/print-edition/2015/10/16/cover-story-portland-s-a-terrific-value-will-it.html?iana=ind_rre

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Live near your job? It’ll cost you
Housing near Seattle employers is beyond the reach of many workers
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/print-edition/2015/10/16/live-near-your-job-itll-cost-you.html?iana=ind_rre

Info Graphic:
http://media.bizj.us/view/img/7336772/101615average-rent-and-companies-maps*xx.jpg

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Priced Out of Dallas — And Other Real Estate Embarrassments
Rents for a one-bedroom in core Seattle now are around $2,000 monthly
http://www.thestreet.com/story/13327555/1/priced-out-of-dallas-and-other-real-estate-embarrassments.html

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The MarketPulse
The MarketPulse provides monthly insight into the current and future health of the U.S. economic climate with particular focus on housing and mortgage metrics
http://www.corelogic.com/about-us/researchtrends/the-marketpulse.aspx#.VNVmOPmjNpU

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HOUSING STATISTICS
Housing Statistics offers 43 different sets of data, downloadable either as Excel or PDF files (updated weekly). Housing data and primary indicators of the industry are housed in one easy-to navigate location containing historical and current sets of statistics such as: Housing Starts (by Region & Structure Type), Homes Sold by Region, Producer Price Indexes (for Building Materials), Manufactured Homes, New Home Characteristics, Residential Vacancy & Absorption Rates, Units Under Construction, Value of New Construction, and many more.
http://www.nahb.org/reference_list.aspx?sectionID=819&channelID=311

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Bureau of Economic Analysis
U.S. Economy at a Glance
http://www.bea.gov/index.htm

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U.S. Housing Market Tracker
The U.S. housing market has struggled to find equilibrium after the bubble of the past decade. Here’s a look at where various gauges of supply and demand stand today.
http://graphics.wsj.com/us-housing-market/

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Mortgage Market Survey Archive
Compilation of Weekly Survey Data for 2015
http://www.freddiemac.com/pmms/archive.html

Relevant News Links – October 9th 2015

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“The role I have right now, it is not something that has been given to me by someone. It is something I have chosen for myself.”  —  Malala Yousafzai

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TRID pushes industry into digital mortgages
eMortgages are the obvious choice
http://www.housingwire.com/blogs/1-rewired/post/35265-trid-pushes-industry-into-digital-mortgages

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Home prices rose 6.9% annually in August
Forecasts calls for 4.3% growth by August 2016
http://www.housingwire.com/articles/35269-corelogic-home-prices-rose-69-annually-in-august

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The Challenges of Selling a Hollywood Home
In Los Angeles, an abode that has housed generations of Hollywood legends can be the ultimate status symbol, but there are complications when it is time to sell
http://www.wsj.com/articles/hollywood-homes-with-star-power-1444314649

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Tips for Tax-Savvy Homeowners
With nearly three months left in 2015, jumbo-mortgage borrowers can make tweaks to cut their tax bill in April
http://www.wsj.com/articles/tips-for-tax-savvy-homeowners-1444226991

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The 2015 Forbes 400: Big Spenders With An Eye On Big Real Estate
THE TOP property pickups for America’s wealthiest this year leaned (mostly) to the left coast. Drought, wildfires, earthquakes and zombie-like hordes of reality-TV stars notwithstanding, the enduring appeal of a 90210 Zip code shows no signs of waning.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/chloesorvino/2015/09/30/the-2015-forbes-400-big-spenders-with-an-eye-on-big-real-estate/

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7 Tax Tricks For Homeowners
“They think the market still has upside so they rent out their house for a few years, but if you haven’t used your principal residence for at least two of the five years prior to the sale, you lose the exclusion,”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/ashleaebeling/2015/10/06/7-tax-tricks-for-homeowners/

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London Dominates The Global Luxury Property Market
When the super rich snap up luxury real estate, more often than not, London is their city of choice.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2015/10/07/london-dominates-the-global-luxury-property-market-infographic/

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Previews® Luxury Market Report Fall 2015
Up and out. These are the two general directions in which the luxury residential housing market appears to be heading in 2015, according to the latest Luxury Market Report published by Coldwell Banker Previews International
http://www.previewsinsideout.com/topic/real-estate-news/

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HOMES & ESTATES MAGAZINE
The ultimate guide to fine living around the globe
http://www.previewsinsideout.com/homes-estates-magazine/

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2015 Survey Exclusive: Wealth, Real Estate & the High-Net-Worth Investor
Coldwell Banker Previews International® commissioned from Ipsos MediaCT, 54% of HNW individuals say they plan to make a real estate investment this year, up from 48% in 2014. The report surveyed the wealthiest 1.5% of the U.S. population with an average net worth of $8.5 million, and their outlook on real estate was generally positive.
http://www.previewsinsideout.com/2015/10/2015-survey-exclusive-wealth-real-estate-the-high-net-worth-investor/

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BRED Mortgage: More Money in Your Pocket
Home buyers benefit from the ability to build equity in their home faster. Equity helps borrowers to refinance during an economic crisis, to save for a trade‐up purchase, to access a business loan, and to shape their retirements. The key is balancing equity with other home buyer priorities like affordability.
http://www.realtor.org/reports/bred-mortgage-more-money-in-your-pocket

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CoreLogic: Home prices rose 6.9% annually in August
Forecasts calls for 4.3% growth by August 2016
http://www.housingwire.com/articles/35269-corelogic-home-prices-rose-69-annually-in-august

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Housing today: A ‘bubble larger than 2006’
Home prices are gaining steam again, fueled by tight supply amid growing demand.
http://www.cnbc.com/2015/10/06/housing-today-a-bubble-larger-than-2006.html

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Most U.S. Investors Say Area Housing Prices Are Rising
Six in 10 investors say local housing prices on the rise
Large, small investors say homeowning an important investment
http://www.gallup.com/poll/185957/investors-say-area-housing-prices-rising.aspx

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Presidential hopefuls, housing experts attack housing crisis
Presidential candidates from both parties will join New Hampshire officials and national experts for a major housing summit on Friday, Oct. 16, at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H.
http://www.housingwire.com/articles/35308-presidential-hopefuls-housing-experts-attack-housing-crisis

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Baby Boomers Lead Recent Household Formation
The United States Census Bureau compiles data on households through the Current Population Survey, a joint project with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Based on the latest data, there were 124.5 million households in the U.S. in 2015. The number of households in 2015 was 0.5 percent higher than in 2014.
http://economistsoutlook.blogs.realtor.org/2015/09/25/baby-boomers-lead-recent-household-formation/

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Foot Traffic for September 2015
Foot traffic cooled in September relative to a year earlier.
https://magic.piktochart.com/output/8405508-foot-traffic-for-september-2015?sf13930751=1

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Bernanke: Housing industry overall is coming back
Oct. 06, 2015 – 4:02 – Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on the state of the housing market, economy and the job market.
http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/4535858186001/bernanke-housing-industry-overall-is-coming-back/?#sp=show-clips

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Facebook Reactions: 5 Questions Every Social Media Manager Wants Answered
When I first read about Facebook’s new dislike button, I was understandably concerned. I could think of hundreds of ways Facebook might get it wrong
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/facebook-reactions-reaction-amanda-mitchell

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Cost-Of-Living Adjustment Rising To 3% in 2017 After Zilch In 2016
Inflation is lurking. The plunge in gasoline prices hid many inflationary pressures, but by December of this year and in 2016, the lower gasoline prices will no longer work their magic in covering up inflation.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/lawrenceyun/2015/10/05/cost-of-living-adjustment-rising-to-3-in-2017-after-zilch-in-2016/

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Economic Forecasting Survey
GDP (quarterly)
http://projects.wsj.com/econforecast/#ind=gdp&r=20

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Strong Demand from Baby Boomers to Continue to Drive Multifamily Home Construction:
In a presentation at a REALTOR® University Speaker Series held recently,[1] Dr. Jordan Rappaport, Senior Economist of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, discussed the demographic trends and preferences of millennials and baby boomers that has driven multifamily housing demand since 2000 and in the coming decades.
http://economistsoutlook.blogs.realtor.org/2015/09/22/strong-demand-from-baby-boomers-to-continue-to-drive-multifamily-home-construction/

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REALTORS® Expect Price Growth Moderate in Next 12 Months
REALTORS® who responded to the August 2015 survey expected prices to increase by 3.5 percent over the next 12 months (3.6 percent in July 2015; 3.5 percent in August 2014): August 2015 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey
http://economistsoutlook.blogs.realtor.org/2015/10/05/realtors-expect-price-growth-moderate-in-next-12-months/

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This tech worker chose Seattle over San Francisco despite $35k difference in pay
Tech professional Jenn Steele was living in Silicon Valley earlier this year when she got two job offers: one in the San Francisco Bay Area and one in Seattle

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/data/seattles-population-boom-approaching-gold-rush-numbers/

http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2015/10/this-tech-worker-chose-seattle-over-san-francisco.html?iana=ind_rre

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Chinese money flows into US housing
From sunny suburban developments in Irvine, California, to shiny new condominium towers overlooking Manhattan’s skyline, Chinese buyers are sinking cash into U.S. residential real estate.
http://www.cnbc.com/2015/10/06/chinese-money-flows-into-us-housing.html

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The MarketPulse
The MarketPulse provides monthly insight into the current and future health of the U.S. economic climate with particular focus on housing and mortgage metrics
http://www.corelogic.com/about-us/researchtrends/the-marketpulse.aspx#.VNVmOPmjNpU

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HOUSING STATISTICS
Housing Statistics offers 43 different sets of data, downloadable either as Excel or PDF files (updated weekly). Housing data and primary indicators of the industry are housed in one easy-to navigate location containing historical and current sets of statistics such as: Housing Starts (by Region & Structure Type), Homes Sold by Region, Producer Price Indexes (for Building Materials), Manufactured Homes, New Home Characteristics, Residential Vacancy & Absorption Rates, Units Under Construction, Value of New Construction, and many more.
http://www.nahb.org/reference_list.aspx?sectionID=819&channelID=311

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Bureau of Economic Analysis
U.S. Economy at a Glance
http://www.bea.gov/index.htm

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U.S. Housing Market Tracker
The U.S. housing market has struggled to find equilibrium after the bubble of the past decade. Here’s a look at where various gauges of supply and demand stand today.
http://graphics.wsj.com/us-housing-market/

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Mortgage Market Survey Archive
Compilation of Weekly Survey Data for 2015
http://www.freddiemac.com/pmms/archive.html

CE Clock Hours & Training

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Coldwell Banker Bain Seal is dedicated to strengthening the knowledge of their real estate brokers in the Pacific Northwest.  They provide FREE Continuing Education (CE) courses & training.  If you are a real estate broker with Coldwell Banker Bain -or- Coldwell Banker Seal and are looking for clock hours to renew your license, or just need to brush up on your marketing or tech skills, check out the info below.   Note:  We add courses on a regular basis. Please plan ahead by pre-registering and referencing these calendars.  Also, some classes includes clock-hours and others do not — remember to double check before registering!

http://cbbainsealtraining.eventbrite.com/

Coldwell Banker BAIN – Live Classes & Online Webinars:

Coldwell Banker SEAL – Live Classes and Online Webinars:

Non CB Bain | CB Seal Clock Hours:

Below is more information about upcoming real estate clock hours if you need to get clock hours.  NOTE: some of these classes will cost money and are not affiliated with Coldwell Banker Bain or Coldwell Banker Seal.

Relevant News Links – October 2nd 2015

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“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

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A Fresh Batch of Housing Market Forecasts and Predictions for 2016
The U.S. housing market had a strong year in 2015, and next year could bring more of the same. But we probably won’t see as many double-digit home price gains in 2015, like we did this year.
http://www.homebuyinginstitute.com/news/fresh-batch-housing-predictions-679/

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What to Know About the New Mortgage Forms
New rules help borrowers compare home loans and see the total cost before closing
http://www.wsj.com/articles/what-to-know-about-the-new-mortgage-forms-1443623646

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U.S. home prices rose 5% in July
Home prices in the United States rose at a solid pace in July, as would-be buyers competed for a diminished supply of available housing.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/30/business/economy/us-home-prices-rose-5-in-july.html?_r=1

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In U.S. home prices, an east-west divide
Recent indicators released about the strength of the housing market have been all over the map. In some cases, quite literally.
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/09/29/in-u-s-home-prices-an-east-west-divide/

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Young buyers want to live in the ‘burbs
The housing market is slowly gaining strength after the ravages of the Great Recession. Home prices are rising across the country, and both home sales and housing starts are up year-over-year. Home-builders are gradually gaining confidence, in part because of anticipated growth in the first-time homebuyer market.
http://www.marketplace.org/topics/economy/young-buyers-want-live-burbs

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10 cities where home prices hit record highs
Hipsters are moving in — and prices are going up. In the Portland area, which includes Beaverton and Vancouver, average home prices have risen more than 27% in the past three years, hitting a median of more than $319,000
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/10-cities-where-home-prices-hit-record-highs-2015-09-28

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Q&A: Zillow Economist Says Fed Move Could Cool Hot Housing Markets
The Federal Reserve might accomplish something in San Francisco that otherwise seemed impossible in recent years: cool down the hot housing market.
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/09/28/qa-zillow-economist-says-fed-move-could-cool-hot-housing-markets/

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30% of homes lost value over the last year
Across 35 metro areas lie dramatically different housing markets
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/30-of-homes-lost-their-value-over-the-last-year-2015-10-01?dist=beforebell

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New Mortgage Rules May Spark Delays, Frustration
Effective Oct. 3, regulations aim to protect consumers, but they prompt concerns in industry
http://www.wsj.com/articles/new-mortgage-rules-may-spark-delays-frustration-1443519000

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TRID start date is looming large over mortgage lenders
As the clock ticked down to Saturday’s deadline for the start of the new TRID consumer-disclosure rules, mortgage trade groups continued to lobby for more time.
http://www.scotsmanguide.com/News/2015/09/TRID-start-date-is-looming-large-over-mortgage-lenders/

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Mortgage rates hold steady
A government shutdown was averted. The Federal Reserve stood pat on interest rates. The two events expected to rock the mortgage market never came to fruition. As a result, home loan rates barely budged this week, according to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/where-we-live/wp/2015/10/01/mortgage-rates-hold-steady-5/

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Out-of-Control Weeds Aren’t Free Speech, Says Judge
A plaintiff sued Chicago over an ordinance allowing the city to fine anyone who lets very tall weeds take over their yard anywhere from $600 to $1,200.
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/09/weeds-arent-first-amendment-right-says-judge.html#

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The White House fights back to save CFPB
3 deals the president wants to protect
http://www.housingwire.com/articles/35221-the-white-house-fights-back-to-save-cfpb

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Luxury Housing Markets With the Best, and Worst, Air Quality
Relative to other parts of the country, some areas of California have the worst air quality
http://www.wsj.com/articles/luxury-markets-are-no-breath-of-fresh-air-1443630700

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Lust-Worthy Objects From the 2015 London Design Festival
From oxidizing pottery to colorful build-your-own pendant lamps, seven noteworthy pieces from the show
http://www.wsj.com/articles/lust-worthy-objects-from-the-2015-london-design-festival-1443716793

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Serious Art Lovers Design Homes Around Their Collections
Some homeowners are building houses to best showcase video installations and multimedia sculptures
http://www.wsj.com/articles/serious-art-lovers-design-homes-around-their-collections-1443706639

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A Basement Office That’s a Wonder Down Under
Working in a cellar every day could be drudgery—unless your subterranean office is the homiest room in the house. Here, advice on transforming a basement space from interior designer Tricia Foley
http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-basement-office-thats-a-wonder-down-under-1443637894

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A Luxury House Divided
A new report finds that while luxury home sales are up across the U.S., property prices have fallen flat
http://www.mansionglobal.com/articles/10770-a-luxury-house-divided

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Coldwell Banker Lists the Estate at Kings Point for $100 Million
The Estate at Kings Point, a palatial Long Island estate on a gated, eight-acre waterfront compound, is now listed for $100 million.
http://www.californiahome.me/2015/09/coldwell-banker-lists-estate-kings-point-100-million/

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Meet the Hipster Real Estate Developers Building for Millennials
Young real estate developers are using young investors’ money to put young people in young neighborhoods
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-30/meet-the-hipster-real-estate-developers-building-for-millennials

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Apartment Market Boom Levels Out, Data Indicate
Increasing supply sent vacancy rate higher in third quarter
http://www.wsj.com/articles/apartment-market-boom-levels-out-data-indicate-1443756660

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Seattle’s population boom approaching Gold Rush numbers
Driven by tech hiring — particularly by Amazon — the city’s growth is as fast as it’s ever been.
http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/data/seattles-population-boom-approaching-gold-rush-numbers/

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The Negotiation Dance
Effective give-and-take communication requires sensitivity and certain formalities. Here’s how to keep a solid deal from derailing.
http://realtormag.realtor.org/sales-and-marketing/feature/article/2015/09/negotiation-dance

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The MarketPulse
The MarketPulse provides monthly insight into the current and future health of the U.S. economic climate with particular focus on housing and mortgage metrics
http://www.corelogic.com/about-us/researchtrends/the-marketpulse.aspx#.VNVmOPmjNpU

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HOUSING STATISTICS
Housing Statistics offers 43 different sets of data, downloadable either as Excel or PDF files (updated weekly). Housing data and primary indicators of the industry are housed in one easy-to navigate location containing historical and current sets of statistics such as: Housing Starts (by Region & Structure Type), Homes Sold by Region, Producer Price Indexes (for Building Materials), Manufactured Homes, New Home Characteristics, Residential Vacancy & Absorption Rates, Units Under Construction, Value of New Construction, and many more.
http://www.nahb.org/reference_list.aspx?sectionID=819&channelID=311

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Bureau of Economic Analysis
U.S. Economy at a Glance
http://www.bea.gov/index.htm

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U.S. Housing Market Tracker
The U.S. housing market has struggled to find equilibrium after the bubble of the past decade. Here’s a look at where various gauges of supply and demand stand today.
http://graphics.wsj.com/us-housing-market/

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Mortgage Market Survey Archive
Compilation of Weekly Survey Data for 2015
http://www.freddiemac.com/pmms/archive.html