Monthly Archives: March 2019

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 … Continue reading

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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 WASHINGTON, March 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The evolving technological landscape, competition from nontraditional market participants and housing affordability continue … Continue reading

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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

Buy 6 Reasons You Should Never Buy or Sell a Home Without an Agent By Rachel Stults | 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 … Continue reading

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Beware Hollywood Special Effects

Buyer Beware: Hollywood Special Effects Now Permeate Property Listings Technology lets home sellers change photos to stage rooms with virtual furniture and perform HGTV-style makeovers By Ryan Dezember Updated March 5, 2019 5:56 p.m. ET

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