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Partnership to Continue Honoring Veterans
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 21:31:48 +0000

Gateway First Bank, one of the ten-largest banks by assets in the State of Oklahoma and one of the largest mortgage bank operations in the United States, announced it renewed its annual partnership with Folds of Honor. Since 2007, Folds of Honor has carried forth its mission to provide educational scholarships to spouses and children ...

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Five Minutes With: Talking Tech and Disaster Prep
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 21:20:34 +0000

Amy Neumann recently spoke to DS News about how technology is changing the industry, the importance of disaster preparedness, and what trends to look out for in the months ahead. Editor's note: This feature originally appeared in the July issue of DS News, out now.

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The Week Ahead: Analyzing Vacancy Rates
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 21:06:50 +0000

This week, the U.S. Census Bureau will announce its findings on residential vacancies and homeownership for the Q2 2019. Here's what else is happening in The Week Ahead.

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Fannie Mae Finalizes Reperforming Loan Sale
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 20:15:36 +0000

The sale was originally announced on June 13 and included the sale of approximately 16,500 loans totaling $2.6 billion in unpaid principal balance.

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Hurricane Barry Property Damage Hits $500M
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 16:29:14 +0000

While flood damage alone totaled at least $200 million, around $100 million in flood damage was uninsured.

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The Industry Pulse: Updates on ClosingCorp, Nationwide, and More
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 20:10:04 +0000

From new features and key hires to updated technology, click through to learn the latest industry buzz.

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NFIP Has Paid over $1B in Florida since Irma
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 19:04:20 +0000

Despite the high payouts from the National Flood Insurance Program, officials are still urging Florida homeowners, renters and business owners to contact their insurance agent and insure their properties from flooding.

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Americans are Investing Real Estate
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 18:45:34 +0000

According to a survey from Bankrate, Americans are setting their sights on real estate instead of stocks as a long-term investment.

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Reforming Fannie and Freddie
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 18:18:07 +0000

As the U.S. Treasury is dealing with several other issues, the plan for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may not be published until September.

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Housing’s Impact on Economic Growth
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 17:06:21 +0000

The economy has continued to grow since the recession ended in 2009, and a new report takes a look at what part housing has played.

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