Finance of America Reverse drops reverse mortgage eligibility age to 60

Finance of America Reverse announced this week that the eligibility age for borrowers to take out a reverse mortgage is now 60 years...
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Google tries social again by finding the best places to go or whatever

Google, as Google does, is once again trying to be all things to all people. Its latest move is to combine the follow...
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3 Easy Holiday Marketing Ideas for Real Estate Agents

Somehow it’s that time of year again! Before you know it you’ll be going full-speed ahead into 2020. While the holidays are a...
What Happens When a Seller Lies on a Disclosure?

What Happens When a Seller Lies on a Disclosure?

What happens when a seller lies on a disclosure? This home buyer discovered damage they believe the sellers’ purposely failed to disclose. Q: When...

Redfin Mortgage expands into three new states

Redfin is expanding its mortgage business into Massachusetts, Michigan and Wisconsin. With the expansion, Redfin Mortgage offers fixed- and adjustable-rate conforming mortgages as well...
Friday Flash: We knew it

Friday Flash: We knew it

Here’s the thing eating at me…  We didn’t need the Newsday investigation to tell us that discrimination still exists in real estate. We knew it. Newsday...

Go Green with These Big and Small Ideas

Go Green with These Big and Small Ideas

HUD Issues Funds to Rehabilitate Homes in Opportunity Zones

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Dr. Ben Carson announced the Federal Housing Administration will offer new incentives to...
Nationstar launches next inactive HECM deal

Nationstar launches next inactive HECM deal

Nationstar’s next securitization of defaulted or inactive home equity conversion mortgages (HECMs) will have a higher-than-average exposure to properties with steep leverage, as...
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Traveling from London to Oslo by train for Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019

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There was less activity on the mortgage application front for the week ending Jan. 17, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association...
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Fans of Ben and Erin Napier’s hit show “Home Town” on HGTV will probably remember this sweet two-bedroom cottage that got a makeover...
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Remodeled Oriental Warehouse Unit Returns

Purchased for $1.85 million in mid-2015, the remodeled two-bedroom, 1,565-square-foot unit #216 in the Oriental Warehouse building at...

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