Monthly Archives: May 2014

Slower household formation remains a drag on housing and the economy

America overbuilt in the run-up to the housing bust, which left an abundance of inventory and led builders to halt or severely curtail construction, which had ripple effects [..]

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OpenDoor, PayPal vet Keith Rabois’ ‘big-data house-flipping’ startup, has funding and will launch in July

More details about PayPal and Square exec Keith Rabois’ “big-data house-flipping” startup have bubbled up, offering a slightly more defined picture of who, what, where and when, VentureBeat [..]

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Everyone’s an expert on how to sell a house, whether they’ve sold one or not

I try not to get irritated, but everyone I work with thinks they know how to sell a house. Sometimes they have a relative or co-worker who is [..]

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Electronic mortgages could help save industry $1,100 per loan

An electronic mortgage process could shave 30 days off of the average 52 days it takes to close a loan and save the industry an average of about [..]

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Falling interest rates reflect need for jobs, income growth

Many threads, much confusion. Most important, a simultaneous event and indicator: the 10-year T-note broke below 2.47 percent, mortgages to low-fours. The chart could not be more dramatic; [..]

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Distil Networks, thwarter of data scrapers, raises $10M

Distil Networks, a company that identifies and thwarts “bad bots” who attempt to scrape data without permission, has raised $10 million in a founding round that reportedly valued [..]

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RealtySouth pays $500K fine to settle allegations it steered buyers to affiliated title company

Alabama’s biggest real estate brokerage, RealtySouth, has agreed to pay a $500,000 civil penalty to settle allegations that it “strongly encouraged” and in some cases required agents to [..]

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New FHA rules help reverse mortgage morph into retirement tool

Seniors used to use reverse mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration as a way to avoid foreclosure and continue to stay in their homes. Now, reverse mortgages [..]

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Co-branded video marketing: how Realtors and lenders can combine efforts, costs and results to grow their business

Realtors aren’t the only professionals turning to video marketing these days. Lenders are using video to market themselves as well, along with their products and services. As real [..]

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How to create a ‘sticky’ brokerage with a spirit of community, loyalty and success

How do you to create a “sticky” brokerage with a spirit of community, loyalty and success within your company? Hear what some industry leaders had to say about [..]

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