Lower Mortgage Rates Entice Buyers

New home sales pick up the pace on lower mortgage rates

Housing market strongest in a year

Sales of new homes rose in February to the highest level in almost a year as lower mortgage rates enticed buyers.

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New FHA Standards

WSJ: New FHA standards could flag 50,000 loans yearly

Wall Street Journal

March 26, 2019

Updated standards from the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) regarding high-risk mortgages could affect up to 50,000 loans annually, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Rosy Outlook for Home-Affordability

Home-affordability outlook is rosy but could be short-lived

Scotsman Guide

March 25, 2019

For mortgage originators with clients who’ve been waiting for the right time to buy a home, it may be a rosy spring buying season, according to First American Financial Corp.

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Real Estate Firms Optimistic

Majority of Real Estate Firms Remain Optimistic, Evolving Technology Remains a Challenge


NEWS PROVIDED BY

National Association of Realtors 

Mar 06, 2019, 10:00 ET


WASHINGTONMarch 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The evolving technological landscape, competition from nontraditional market participants and housing affordability continue to be among the biggest challenges facing real estate firms in the next two years, according to a report by the National Association of Realtors®

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SmartAgent sues HomeAway

SmarterAgent sues HomeAway over patent infringement

The Keller Williams-owned platform has aggressively defended its GPS technology over the years.
By Dennis Lynch | Research by Haru Coryne

March 13, 2019

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Untangling Government Mortgages

Scotsman Guide

March 2019

What are the possible solutions for untangling the GSEs from the federal government? One would be to get rid of the GSEs entirely and let banks find a way to securitize the mortgages they originate.

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Larger Homes Sit Empty

The Wall Street Journal

Candace Taylor

3/22/2019

A growing problem in real estate: Too many big houses

Large, high-end homes across the Sunbelt are sitting on the market, enduring deep price cuts to sell.

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Millennial Home Buyers

Millennial buyers looking across state lines for affordable homes

Scotsman Guide Media

March 14, 2019

For millennial mortgage seekers in expensive areas, the grass is looking greener on the other side of the state line.

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Zillow slapped with $60 million lawsuit

MONDAY’S FIRST CUP

Monday’s First Cup from BrightDoor <marketing@brightdoor.com>

ISSUE 73 – March 11, 2019

Zillow slapped with $60 million lawsuit over hacked listing of Bel Air mansion

Seller sues listings giant for negligence after hackers post false sales info.

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Always Use A Real Estate Agent

6 Reasons You Should Never Buy or Sell a Home Without an Agent

| Feb 4, 2016
It’s a slow Sunday morning. You’ve just brewed your Nespresso and popped open your laptop to check out the latest home listings before you hit the road for a day of open houses.
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