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

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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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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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Mortgage originators seek new business

Carve Out a Niche to Secure Your Future

Mortgage originators need to explore unconventional areas to attract new business

In this business, it’s always better to deal with problems now than wait until later. A problem facing mortgage originators is figuring out where their future business will come.

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Fringe Borrowers

Fringe Borrowers Deserve Another Look

Passed-over clients could finally realize their homebuying dreams, but originators need to lead the way

Key Points

An ocean of potential borrowers awaits

  • Borrowers overestimate what they need to obtain a mortgage.
  • Many mortgage companies pass over fringe borrowers.
  • Internet lenders look for the less-difficult borrower.
  • Many borrowers qualify for government loans.
  • Originators need to educate themselves and their clients about these programs.

The age of the vanilla client took hold for the mortgage industry post-crash in 2008. Mortgage companies suddenly catered only to the top-of-the-line clients, the 720-FICO-score, full-doc, W-2 borrowers with plenty of assets.

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