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Hodge to Lead Nationstar’s Correspondent Sales Growth

Hodge to Lead Nationstar’s Correspondent Sales Growth | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Nationstar Mortgage appointed Jon Hodge as vice president and He brings over 12 years of experience focused on correspondent lending at major financial institutions and leading nonbank mortgage companies including Citi, PHH and Nationstar.

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Warren calls for GAO investigation of nonbank servicers

Warren calls for GAO investigation of nonbank servicers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Senator Elizabeth Warren, along with Congressman Elijah Cummings, sent a letter this week to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, requesting an investigation into the risks posed to consumers by the “unprecedented” growth in nonbank mortgage servicing.
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RealtyTrac: Seriously underwater homes hit 2-year low

RealtyTrac: Seriously underwater homes hit 2-year low | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
“The decrease in underwater properties is promising but the estimated $1.4 trillion in negative equity means that the flood waters are not receding as quickly as they were before, corresponding to slowing home price appreciation,” said Daren Blomquist, vice president at RealtyTrac.
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September Calif home sales and price report

September Calif home sales and price report | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

California home sales remained steady in September, as home price gains eased back from an unusually high increase in August, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today. 

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Northern Nevada Regional MLS Joins Zillow Partnership Platform

Northern Nevada Regional MLS Joins Zillow Partnership Platform | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z), the leading real estate information and home related marketplace, today announced the Northern Nevada Regional Multiple Listing Service has joined the Zillow® Partnership Platform. 

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MBA forecasts 7% origination jump in 2015

MBA forecasts 7% origination jump in 2015 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The MBA is projecting overall economic growth of 2.9% in 2015 and 2.4% in 2016, driven by strong consumer spending and business fixed investment as consumers spend on durable goods and businesses invest in equipment.
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$5.6 Million A Good Buy For .Realty To Compete with .Realestate, Realtor, .Property., .MLS & .IMMO?

$5.6 Million A Good Buy For .Realty To Compete with .Realestate, Realtor, .Property., .MLS & .IMMO? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Last night the highest priced paid for a new gTLD of the three that were at the ICANN last resort auction yesterday was .Realty at $5.6 million purchased by dom
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Mel Watt and Julian Castro announce housing policy changes

Mel Watt and Julian Castro announce housing policy changes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Attendees at the Mortgage Bankers Association's Annual Convention & Expo think the changes are good. Really, really good.
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MBA leaders challenge federal regulators to take action

MBA leaders challenge federal regulators to take action | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Today's lenders are paying many times over for mistakes that may have been out of their control, Bill Cosgrove, MBA chairman, said Monday at the MBA Convention in Las Vegas. And it's the consumer who pays the ultimate price. It's time for the penalty phase to end.
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MBA names new leadership

MBA names new leadership | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The days at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s annual convention and expo in Las Vegas feature quite the packed schedule. But between all the sessions and speakers, the MBA has also elected several new members of its executive leadership.
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FHFA director announces changes to open Fannie, Freddie credit boxes

FHFA director announces changes to open Fannie, Freddie credit boxes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In a speech at the Mortgage Bankers Association Convention & Expo on Monday, Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt announced a number of policy steps aimed at increasing mortgage credit availability.
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Seth's Blog: Biggest vs. best

Seth's Blog: Biggest vs. best | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
There's not much overlap. Regardless of how you measure 'best' (elegance, deluxeness, impact, profitability, ROI, meaningfulness, memorability), it's almost never present in the thing that is the most popular. The best restaurant, Seinfeld episode, political candidate, brand of beer, ski...
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San Francisco Airport First in the U.S. to Reach Deals With Uber, Lyft

San Francisco Airport First in the U.S. to Reach Deals With Uber, Lyft | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The airport announced that it had entered into a permit agreement with Sidecar last week, and Uber and Lyft revealed similar deals on Monday. The authorization deals make the airport the first in the country to permit both Uber and Lyft.

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Report: REO Sales Account for More Than Half of All-Cash Transactions

Report: REO Sales Account for More Than Half of All-Cash Transactions | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The sales of REO properties, or those repossessed by lenders, accounted for more than half of all-cash sales in the U.S. in July, according to CoreLogic.
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Boston Layer-Lapse Takes Time-Lapses to a Wicked Cool Level

Boston Layer-Lapse Takes Time-Lapses to a Wicked Cool Level | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Using Einstein's theory of relativity as inspiration, photographer Julian Tryba created a stunning time-lapse of the beautiful city of Boston by assigning different regions and objects to separate points in time.

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Home value appreciation has peaked, says Zillow

Home value appreciation has peaked, says Zillow | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Appreciation in home values is slowing definitively after nearly two years of growth, easing concerns about another housing bubble, according to Zillow.com's latest Real Estate Market Report.

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Mortgage applications surge 11.6% on lower rates

Mortgage applications surge 11.6% on lower rates | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Mortgage applications increased 11.6% from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending October 17, 2014.
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Nationstar Announces Appointment of Its First Chief Marketing Officer

Nationstar Announces Appointment of Its First Chief Marketing Officer | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. (NSM) (“Nationstar”), a leading residential mortgage services company, today announced the hiring of Kevin Dahlstrom as Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer. 

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Previously announced but was probably lost in the announcement of me joining the team. :-)

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Redfin's first acquisition: Walk Score

Redfin's first acquisition: Walk Score | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In its first acquisition, Seattle-based tech brokerage Redfin has acquired Walk Score, which rates the walkability of homes and neighborhoods, access to public transit, and bike friendliness -- and the deal will also give Walk Score access to real estate agents "and a way to convert some of its visitors into happy, paying customers," he said.
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Fannie Mae will buy 97% LTV mortgages

Fannie Mae will buy 97% LTV mortgages | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Fannie Mae CEO Timothy Mayopoulos said the government-sponsored enterprise will soon begin offering a 97% loan-to-value mortgage. Speaking at the Mortgage Bankers Association annual convention & expo, Mayopoulous said the government-sponsored enterprise is working “closely” with the FHFA to offer this product to all Fannie associates.
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3D printing enables customized knee replacement surgery

3D printing enables customized knee replacement surgery | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A combination of CT imaging, modeling software and 3D printing technology is enabling ConforMIS to offer implants tailored specifically to each patient. 

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Fannie Mae to make proprietary appraisal tool available to lenders

Fannie Mae to make proprietary appraisal tool available to lenders | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Beginning in early 2015, Fannie will make Collateral Underwriter available to lenders as part of its industry tools package, which also includes Desktop Underwriter and Early Check.
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The industry's 50 fastest growing companies

The industry's 50 fastest growing companies | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A wide range of companies making the 2014 HW Fast50 suggests that — are you ready for this? — maybe things aren't as bad in the U.S. mortgage and housing markets as some breathless press might otherwise suggest. After all, our rankings this year include mortgage insurers, investors, loan servicers, technology specialists and dot-coms, home builders, real estate services companies, mortgage bankers and more.
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Fannie Mae will buy 97% LTV mortgages

Fannie Mae will buy 97% LTV mortgages | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Fannie Mae CEO Timothy Mayopoulos said the government-sponsored enterprise will soon begin offering a 97% loan-to-value mortgage. Speaking at the Mortgage Bankers Association annual convention & expo, Mayopoulous said the government-sponsored enterprise is working “closely” with the FHFA to offer this product to all Fannie associates.
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