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Welcome to a Revolution in Texas Real Estate: The Arrivva Difference

February 26, 2024
welcome to a revolution in texas real estate the arrivva difference

Here at Arrivva, we’re not just entering the Texas real estate market; we’re here to transform it. We bring an innovative approach that sets us apart from the traditional model. Our mission? To empower you, the buyer, with choices and transparency that have been sorely missing in the real estate process. Leading this charge in […]

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Redfin considers exclusive in-house listings – A slippery slope with ethical implications

August 18, 2023

During a recent panel at Inman Connect Las Vegas, two notable figures in the real estate world, Joe Rath, Redfin’s Senior Director of Brokerage Operations, and James Dwiggins, CEO of NextHome, delved into the implications of the National Association of Realtors’ 2019 Clear Cooperation policy. Both leaders expressed concerns over the policy’s efficacy, highlighting that […]

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Arrivva could have saved homebuyers 18.7 Billion dollars in 2022

August 3, 2023

According to Statista the average home sales price in the US in 2022 was $540,000 with 5.03 million units sold. If every home was purchased through Arrivva’s flat fee model, then $18,750,000,000* would have been put back into the homebuyer’s pockets. *Skeptical? Here’s the math. Average home price = $540,000 multiplied by the average commission […]

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A New Chapter for Redfin and the Rise of Arrivva: Redefining Home Buying with a Flat Fee Model

July 27, 2023
Redfin Eliminates Rebates

Redfin Eliminates Rebates In the continually evolving world of real estate, Redfin, the well-established online real estate brokerage, has recently undertaken a major shift in its buyer broker model. As of 2023, Redfin has decided to phase out its distinctive 1% buyer rebate in favor of a more conventional 2.5% fee for both buyers and […]

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Why Rebates for Real Estate Are Great!

February 21, 2023

Offering a rebate on a real estate transaction can be a powerful incentive for buyers to get under contract for several reasons: Overall, offering a rebate on a real estate transaction can be a smart strategy for attracting buyers and getting them under contract. It can help buyers save money, improve their negotiating position, and […]

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Justice Department and Class Action Suits v NAR

February 18, 2023

In November 2021, the United States Justice Department announced that it was pursuing legal action against the National Association of Realtors (NAR) for violating consumer protection laws and the Taft-Hartley Act. The NAR is the largest trade association for real estate agents in the United States, with over 1.4 million members. The Justice Department’s complaint […]

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How Not Lifting the Debt Ceiling Will Hurt Real Estate

January 19, 2023

If the debt ceiling is not lifted, it means that the U.S. government will not be able to borrow any more money, which could lead to a default on its debt obligations. This could have a negative impact on the economy and financial markets, which in turn could hurt the real estate market. The real […]

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2023 Conforming Mortgage Loan Limits

November 29, 2022

The maximum mortgage amount that Fannie Mae, FHA, and Freddie Mac will buy in 2023 is $726,200 nationwide and the high-value locations like San Francisco went to $1,089,300. This is for single-family homes. 2, 3 and 4 units are even higher. To find out the maximum in your area, go to

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Why it’s OK to buy now in California

October 14, 2022

The “good” news for ending inflation is that the PPI is very low.  Once the CPI calms down and the fed says that they are not increasing rates will be the next turning point. The question is will it lead to a recession. No matter what, it will lead to lower rates (and that is why […]

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Fannie Mae 2022 rules for Student Loan payments are calculated in your debt to income ratio

April 5, 2022

Fannie Mae: Lender must include a monthly payment in the borrower’s recurring monthly debt obligation, using one of the options below to determine this amount: If you have student loans and you want to buy a house, you’re going to need to know what the lender will see on your credit report. The first thing you […]

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Buying a Home? Get Cash Back.

Curious to see how much you could save? Our intuitive rebate calculator provides an estimate of the cash back you could receive when buying a property with Arrivva.