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Fannie Mae: 4 ways new regulation deeply impacts mortgage lending

Fannie Mae: 4 ways new regulation deeply impacts mortgage lending

Here’s why new mortgages are so hard to come by. The government-sponsored enterprise Fannie Mae posted another great blog post this morning. Senior manager of economic and strategic research, Li-Ning Huang proffers something most of us in the mortgage financier business felt for some time; new regulations are deeply impacting mortgage lending. The Consumer Financial...

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The 5 Attributes of a Highly Successful Real Estate Professional

The 5 Attributes of a Highly Successful Real Estate Professional

By Bob Corcoran As I approach a quarter of a century in the real estate industry, I’m thinking about how blessed I am to have met so many wonderful and productive agents and brokers through the years. What I’ve come to realize is that every single one of those who excel in real estate have certain traits that, when practiced daily, can’t help but succeed. And, the...

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Risky Business: 6 Tips Helping Professionals Take Leaps of Faith

Risky Business: 6 Tips Helping Professionals Take Leaps of Faith

  by Scott Petinga As a former Marine, cancer survivor and highly successful serial entrepreneur, I’ve learned a thing or two about risk. If you’re happy languishing in a gelatinous pool of indifference and stagnation then, by all means, keep doing what you’re doing. If you’re ready to take a leap and change things for the better, here’s...

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News Corp To Acquire Move, Inc.

News Corp and Move, Inc. (“Move”) announced today that News Corp has agreed to acquire Move, a leading online real estate business that brings consumers and Realtors® together to facilitate the sale and rental of real estate in the United States. REA Group Limited (“REA”), which is 61.6% owned by News Corp and is the operator of the leading Australian residential...

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Spreading The “Real” Story of How to Buy a Home

Spreading The “Real” Story of How to Buy a Home

Written by Terese (Terry) Penza, RCE, CAE, REAL Trends Director of Network Membership The word is out—buying real estate is not like it used to be. Wells Fargo’s new report states that potential homebuyers are not buying because they are misinformed on the qualifications needed to purchase a home. What a great opportunity for the real estate industry to set the...

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Agent Safety Tips

Agent Safety Tips

It’s easy to do: You get comfortable showing properties and you let your guard down. In light of the recent murder of a Arkansas Realtor Beverly Carter, an agent with Crye-Leike Realtors in Little Rock, we are printing reminders of what you can do to stay safe and sell. Some Safety Apps to Consider AgentsArmor/— The AgentsArmor™ mobile application is a valuable...

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