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In the Near Future, Buyers Could Use Bitcoins to Purchase a Home
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:14:50 +0000

People are beginning to bring the cryptocurrency to the housing market says a recent analysis.

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New Year Brings New Homeowner Bill of Rights Requirements
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:07:25 +0000

Riddled throughout California’s Homeowner Bill of Rights are the words “repealed” effective “January 1, 2018”. If loan servicers assume that means the entire HOBR will be repealed and that all they have to worry about is complying with the CFPB loss mitigation rules—think again.

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Then vs. Now: Housing Markets That Remain Below Price Peaks
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:45:52 +0000

Las Vegas leads metro markets that have not fully recovered from their price peaks before the housing market crash.

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How Could Blockchain Reshape the Industry?
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:25:17 +0000

An informative webinar explores the nature of how blockchain shifts the burden of trust, and some of the ways it could revolutionize business interactions.

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Wildfires and Low Inventory to Strain Southern California Housing Market
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:40:47 +0000

With the Thomas Fire continuing to rage across southern California, exacerbated inventory shortages are likely to make the housing market even more complicated in the months to come.

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The Industry Pulse
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:03:06 +0000

Which companies are merging, and what professionals are moving? See some highlights in this update of the housing and mortgage industries.

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Premium Housing Hit by Inventory Shortages
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:25:24 +0000

It isn't just starter homes that are hard to find. The premium side of things is feeling the impact of both lack of available homes and the associated rising costs.

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Q4 Real Estate Sentiment on the Rise
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:54:12 +0000

The quarterly survey of independent title agents and other real estate professionals reports that optimism is up as respondents expressed confidence that transaction volume will grow in the coming year.

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Rebuilding and Rethinking
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:42:08 +0000

With a new year on the horizon, DS News spoke to half a dozen industry insiders to ascertain the big picture of what 2018 holds for the industry, how the landscape is changing, and what missteps are better left in the rearview as we move forward.

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Single Family Rental Boom Leads to Less Affordable Inventory
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:23:33 +0000

Is the single-family rental market a major contributor to the low inventory the housing market is experiencing? According to a new analysis released Wednesday, this market could be limiting options for lower- and middle-income buyers.

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