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Former Equifax executive jailed for profiting off data breach | 2019-06-28

Former Equifax executive jailed for profiting off data breach | 2019-06-28

The former chief information officer of Equifax’s U.S. business admitted in court that he dumped nearly $1 million in company stock after learning of...
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Planet Home Lending appoints new chief operating officer | 2019-06-28

Planet Home Lending, a national mortgage lender and servicer, recently appointed Suzy Lindblom as the company’s new chief operating officer. Lindborn, who previously served the...
JLL’s $2 billion acquisition of HFF to close on July 1 | 2019-06-28

JLL’s $2 billion acquisition of HFF to close on July 1 | 2019-06-28

The $2 billion deal that combines two of the biggest names in multifamily and commercial real estate is nearly complete, as Jones Lang LaSalle and...
NAR: More Americans are ready to buy homes, but will this momentum last? | 2019-06-20

First American: Nominal house price appreciation drives April’s housing affordability | 2019-06-28

In April 2019, home prices fell 0.9%, declining 0.72% year over year, according to First American’s Real House Price Index. According to First American’s data, unadjusted house prices...
Nationwide's Berson: 2019 will be "solid year" for housing market | 2019-06-28

Nationwide’s Berson: 2019 will be “solid year” for housing market | 2019-06-28

Despite choppy data on the housing market over the last few months, Nationwide Chief Economist David Berson says 2019 will outperform 2018. "Economic figures...
Supreme Court ruling protects owners from government seizures of real estate | 2019-06-28

Supreme Court ruling protects owners from government seizures of real estate | 2019-06-28

Americans just got more protection from property seizures. Property owners shouldn't have to jump through state-level hoops before heading to federal court to stop...
Redfin Sale Contingencies

American homebuyers are becoming more successful with contingent offers | 2019-06-28

Real estate brokerage company Redfin claims that 14.6% of successful offers submitted by its agents waived an inspection contingency in May. Additionally, the number of...
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Canada’s reverse mortgage program is seeing tremendous growth, so what’s the U.S. doing wrong?...

Canada’s reverse mortgage market continues to see explosive growth while its U.S. counterpart struggles to stay afloat. Reverse mortgage debt in the country reached...
April’s construction spending drops 1.2% from last year | 2019-06-03

Expert: The issue is not implementing technology, it’s getting more construction lenders | 2019-06-28

The vast majority of lenders have never made a construction loan, therefore new technology alone can’t improve the construction lending industry, one expert...

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