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- DSNews:, - DSNews Which companies are merging, and what professionals are moving? See some highlights in this update of the housing and mortgage industries. Ellie Mae announced on Monday that it has launched a new release of Encompass, its all-in-one mortgage management solution. The purpose of Encompass 17.4 enhancements is to help lenders of all sizes originate more loans, lower origination costs, and shorten the time to close with efficiency, quality, and compliance.

The Best Places to be a Landlord:

Thu, 19 Oct 2017

Realtor Magazine, But certain markets are still offering lucrative options for investors. Real estate sales and auction company TenX released its top picks for investors and Texas had the most markets on its list, scoring three out of the top five. Texas continues to post strong growth in employment and home construction.

Skills Agents Say Are Most Important:

Thu, 19 Oct 2017

Realtor Magazine, Skills Agents Say Are Most Important The ability to network and be a people person may be your biggest ally toward building a strong real estate career. REALTORS identified strong people skills as the most important trait to being successful in residential sales, according to the National Association of REALTORS newly released report, Choosing a Career in Real Estate: A Perspective on Gender, Race, and Ethnicity. Self-motivation and negotiation skills also ranked among the most important traits for residential sales.

Bitcoin Real Estate Deals: A Hot Trend?:

Wed, 18 Oct 2017

Realtor Magazine, and, of course, when somebody wants to pay you with a different form of payment, you're going to try to work with them and give them what they want, especially in a very busy real estate market. Shaoul, who is redeveloping a condo building on Manhattans Lower East with units priced between $700,000 and $1.5 million, says the crypto ...

Where You Can Still Snag a Foreclosed Property:

Tue, 17 Oct 2017

Realtor Magazine, Elevated foreclosure rates on 2014 vintage FHA loans reflect a gradual loosening of credit as the sustained housing boom is slowly bolstering confidence and increasing risk tolerance in the real estate market, says Daren Blomquist, senior vice president at ATTOM Data Solutions. This trend also explains increasing foreclosure starts in the third quarter in some of the nations hottest housing ...

Washington Sees Spate of Open House Thefts:

Tue, 17 Oct 2017

Realtor Magazine, Washington Sees Spate of Open House Thefts. Police in Western Washington say that the hot housing market is prompting more thefts at open houses, warning real estate professionals and homeowners to stay on alert. Safety Tips. The Safety Talk You Need to Have With Clients. Open House Safety Tips. Don't Show Fear to Shady Open House Guests.

Big Bank Earnings and News; M&A Continues:

Mon, 16 Oct 2017

Mortgage News Daily - Blogs, Altisource, a leading provider in end-to-end services and technologies to the mortgage and real estate industries, is seeking an energetic, creative, and motivated National Sales Executive to join its rapidly growing Origination Solutions team. The Origination Solutions group delivers best-in-class products and services that help mortgage originators and investors operate, scale and protect their business.

Beverly Carters Family Sues Her Brokerage:

Mon, 16 Oct 2017

Realtor Magazine, After his mother died, Carl Carter Jr. joined the real estate industry and now works as a sales associate with RE/MAX Elite in North Little Rock, Ark. He has become a national speaker on REALTOR Safety issues, and recently opened up to REALTOR Magazine about life since his mothers ...

Week Ahead: Beige Book Highlights Economic Conditions:

Sun, 15 Oct 2017, In the previous book release in August, business and consumer loan demand grew slightly with a number of Districts reporting banks and non-banks becoming more competitive. Residential construction overall increased slightly, but low inventories of homes for sale continued to influence residential real estate activity. The September Beige Book will be released Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.

New and Updated in the Library October 2017:

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 Blog, Starting Your Career in Commercial Real Estate. Though both the U.S. and world economies remain in a somewhat precarious state, the commercial real estate market has shown incremental improvements since the economic collapse of the 2000s. Navigating the commercial real estate landscape often requires deft knowledge and skill. Resource Efficiency Mortgages.

Mess-Free Social Media: Dont Get Blocked:

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 Blog, ... newest class at NP Dodges MarTech17 conference: Mess-Free Social Media: How to have a real estate social media presence without getting banned, blocked, fined, or jailed. I ... to transform their real estate sales game plan... Dr. Lee Davenport is an Atlanta-based real estate coach who trains agents, teams, brokerages, and other business organizations on how ...
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HMDA Dashboard; Upcoming Training; UCD News:

Thu, 12 Oct 2017

Mortgage News Daily - Blogs, Altisource, a leading provider in end-to-end services and technologies to the mortgage and real estate industries, is seeking an energetic, creative, and motivated national Sales Operations Manager to join its rapidly growing Origination Solutions team. The Origination Solutions group delivers best-in-class products and services that help mortgage originators and investors operate, scale and protect their business.

Rent Price Hikes Are Getting Smaller:

Thu, 12 Oct 2017

Realtor Magazine, Because of the oversupply of housing, some of the hottest markets in the last real estate cycle took the longest to recover, says Jay Denton, senior vice president of Axiometrics... Las Vegas had a longer, deeper downturn than the rest of the real estate market, says Denton. It is just a different place in its real estate cycle.

Is Your Millennial Real Estate Game Lacking?:

Wed, 11 Oct 2017

Realty Times, ... the hope that at least some will transition from renting or living at mom and dad's house to a place of their own. There are countless articles out there geared toward helping the real estate agent and mortgage professional reach the millennial market. Not surprisingly, many of them are focused on social media proficiency as a means for message delivery.

Taking A Tax Loss On Your Principal Residence:

Tue, 10 Oct 2017

Realty Times, That purchase was at the top of the local real estate market... However, after real estate commissions and sales expenses, I am facing a sizable loss -- and my ... There are a lot of people who purchased real estate at the peak of the market, -- and despite significant increases in value -- many homeowners are ...

The Pros and Cons of a Real Estate Office:

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 Blog, Sometimes you have to spend money to make money, but does having a physical real estate office really offer you the ROI that online marketing can. This is one is hard to measurelike a billboard or a sign on a busthough, instinctively you should be able to tell.

Why Buyers Won't Buy Your Home:

Mon, 9 Oct 2017

Realty Times, ... The Winning Real Estate Strategy Sellers who expect their real estate win to come exclusively from the sale of their real estate, miss the point of real estate as an investment ... Real estate professionals are trained to understand the economic and financial complexities of establishing market value and list price for the real estate held by their clients ...

THL Completes Majority Acquisition of Ten-X:

Mon, 9 Oct 2017, ... our vision, build on our position as a leader in the online real estate market, and continue to provide our customers innovative products and services. We are very excited to be partnering with Ten-X, a clear market leader in the real estate industry, said Jim Carlisle, Managing Director at THL ...

Hopeful Buyers Turn To Crowdfunding:

Fri, 6 Oct 2017

Realtor Magazine, I have qualms with anybody getting a loan who can. t put some down payment down themselves, says Rick Sharga, executive vice president at Ten-X, an online real estate sales and auction company. Those types of borrowers typically are one water heater away from missing their payments, going into default, maybe losing the house to foreclosure.

Predicting Home Price Appreciation:

Wed, 4 Oct 2017, The VeroFORECAST, a quarterly national real estate market forecast released by the company, covers a 12 month period ending ... only 3 percent of markets expected to depreciateshowing continued general market strengthening for the overall U.S. residential real estate market, said Eric Fox, VP of Statistical and Economic Modeling at Veros ...

Servicing Law Changes; A Flashback to Servicing 10 Years Ago:

Wed, 4 Oct 2017

Mortgage News Daily - Blogs, ... with over 150 branches in 49 states, recently reaffirmed its commitment to Hispanic home buying by appointing Jesus Cruz as their Vice President, National Diversity Market Specialist, in addition to launching "Envoy Va Contigo," a comprehensive digital and print marketing and educational program for Hispanic borrowers and real estate professionals.

SEC Warns REcoin Cryptocurrency Is a Fraud:

Wed, 4 Oct 2017

Realtor Magazine, ... the company launched, it had announced plans to run several partner platforms for investors, including an online platform for auctions for the sale and lease of real estate; a service for finding and offering real estate services; a news site dedicated to real estate; a classified ads platform designed specifically ...

10 Reasons Why Real Estate Is the Best:

Tue, 3 Oct 2017 Blog, Another positive factor of real estate sales is that the business is skill-based and isnt determined by influence ... Sales training applies to many types of sales, and isnt limited to real estate... In addition to real estate sales, you can also be a broker, or work in development as a ...

Survey: Heres How Much a Majority of Americans Prefer to Put Down for a House Down Payment:

Tue, 3 Oct 2017

Robb Report, On the luxury end of the spectrum, a report from Christies International Real Estate found that less than half of luxury sales in 2016 were purchased with more than 50 percent cash. Last year, American Financing found that 83 percent of closed loans included down payments of 10 percent or less.

2017 REALTOR Good Neighbor Winners Unveiled:

Tue, 3 Oct 2017

Realtor Magazine, 2017 REALTOR Good Neighbor Winners Unveiled REALTORS who give back are earning kudos by the industry for their charitable efforts within their communities and beyond. REALTOR Magazine announced Wednesday the five winners to its 2017 Good Neighbors program. See the 2017 Good Neighbors in Action Watch the winners' videos or access their profiles and learn more about the program.