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RERA in the NCR: A status update

As the deadline looms, for states to set up their respective Real Estate Regulatory Authorities and the machinery, and for developers to register their newly-launched or ongoing projects, both sections of stakeholders are making quick arrangements. I...

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About The Federal Reserve, The FOMC, & The Fed Funds Rate

The Federal Reserve is the central banker of the USA. How “the Fed” works, what it actually does, and how it affects everyday U.S. mortgage rates. Source: Mortgage Reports...

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Ocwen Could Reap $400M from Mortgage Servicing Rights Sale

Ocwen Financial Corporation (NYSE: OCN) moved one step closer to finalizing a major servicing transfer deal with New Residential Investment Corp. (NYSE: NRZ), a transaction that could net $400 million for the beleaguered Ocwen. The West Palm Beach, F...

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Understanding the Reverse Mortgage Fees

Older homeowners often struggle financially. Rather than taking out a home equity loan, they can use the reverse mortgage. This loan still uses the equity in the home. It’s not your standard home equity loan, though. This loan gives homeowners acce...

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One State’s Reverse Mortgage Ad Law Has National Impact

When Oregon passed a sweeping new law to regulate reverse mortgage advertising in May, originators and lenders outside of the state could be forgiven for brushing off the news as irrelevant. But legislation in one state can have ripple effects throu...

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Top 10 posts from last week

Here were the most popular stories on Inman this past week … Source: inmannews...

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Understanding the Role of the Real Estate Agent

The road to homeownership can be bumpy, and it’s often filled with unexpected turns and detours. That’s why it makes sense to have a real estate pro help guide the way. While real estate websites and mobile apps can help you identify hous...

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Friday Round-Up: HUD Secretary Praises Reverse Mortgages

It’s been an eventful week in the reverse mortgage industry, so in case you missed it, here are the top headlines from Reverse Mortgage Daily from the last seven days. HUD Secretary Carson Praises Reverse Mortgage Program in Speech — In a rare m...

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Ocwen to Shell Out $56 Million in Class-Action Settlement

Ocwen Financial Corporation (NYSE: OCN) on Thursday announced that has reached a $56 million settlement over a federal class-action lawsuit, the latest in a line of issues for the troubled servicer. The lawsuit stemmed from alleged problems with rest...

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Rumors Swirl Around Cordray’s Future at CFPB

Critics calling for Richard Cordray’s ouster as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau may get an unexpected gift from the man himself — his resignation to pursue the Democratic nomination for Ohio governor. Citing an Ohio Supreme C...

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RMD Jobs: HECM Firms Hiring from Arizona to New Jersey

Each week around this time, Reverse Mortgage Daily features the open positions currently available on RMDJobs.com, our sister website for all things hiring in Home Equity Conversion Mortgages. But don’t forget that you can — and probably should ...

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Cyprus increasingly Popular with foreign Buyers

Spain may still be the preferred location for Brits to look for a holiday home, but Cyprus is catching up nicely in the affection of foreign buyers, and not just for holiday properties either. Increasingly, places like Cyprus and Malta are seeing for...

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Without Fixes, Social Security Benefits Would Drop to 1950s Lows

It’s a refrain that Americans approaching their retirement years have heard for years now: Social Security is poised to run out of reserve cash in 2034, which could potentially trigger a sharp decline in benefits. But a recent research brief implie...

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What’s Available Wednesday? Indianapolis!

Ready to head on over to Indianapolis to check out this single family home, perfect for a first time investor? Absolutely! But first… just what does Indianapolis have to offer? Indianapolis is the #1 most stable real estate market in the country ri...

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Avoid These 5 Risks Using Tax Liens in New York

Using tax liens in New York is an attractive yet widely misunderstood investment option that is becoming more popular. Here is a cliff notes guide on how they work. Every city and county collect property taxes on real estate. When property owners f...

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Apple, HomeKit, and Smart Homes

There was news about HomeKit this week, which I’m sure is going to be a major player in the connected-smart home market over time. Apple has added interactive HomeKit experiences to 46 retail stores worldwide. Game changing news? Certainly not....

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Houston Office Market Report | Q2 2017

Houston office vacancy increases again over the quarter, now at highest rate since 1994 Houston’s office market continues to struggle as global oil futures trade below $50 a barrel. With no indication that prices will rise in the immediate future, ...

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Long Island Home Prices Soar From May To June, Data Shows

Buying homes on Long Island in June comes with a hefty price tag, according to a new report from the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island. The Long Island-wide data, which includes Queens in MLSLI reports, shows the median home sale price was $444...

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The Insider’s Guide to Languedoc

Life in the Languedoc is like nowhere else in France. A thriving wine region with snow-capped mountains, spectacular beaches, fascinating history and gastronomic dining at every turn, the choices are endless. Languedoc-Roussillon is a former province...

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Experience Invest plays a key role in Liverpool’s waterfront regeneration

Experience Invest has launched a selection of apartments for sale in Liverpool in a development of three iconic, waterfront towers. Soaring 27, 33 and 39 storeys high, Infinity is the latest off plan project in Liverpool from Experience Invest. The t...

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What is the World’s Most Powerful Passport?

The World’s Most Powerful Passports Which passports are travel assets, and which are liabilities? The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays. Whether you seek to explore distant lands, or you just want to sit on a remote...

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Gulf Highlands townhomes | This months featured community

The Panama City Realty Group and Jennifer Mackay are pleased to present this months featured community of Gulf Highlands townhomes Located in Panama City Beach, Florida – The gated, family and pet friendly community of Gulf Highlands townhomes ...

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Everything First-Time Home Buyers Need to Know About House Hunting

Ready to find your dream home? Don’t be intimidated, be prepared! Source: The Right Place at the Right Time...

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NeighborhoodX: In praise of secondary cities

Every so often I include a guest post that I wish I had written on my own. This is one of them. It was written by my friend and colleague at NeighborhoodX. I hope you enjoy it. In praise of secondary cities Why the next great Brooklyn neighborhood mi...

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Nutrition Tips to Improve Your Health and Future

Wellness Matters One of the most influential choices we can make is to eat foods that preserve and nurture cognitive function. The good news is that eating the right foods can improve memory, concentration, lift moods and restore certain parameters o...

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Testing and Mitigating Your House for Radon

Photo credit Keeping you and your home safe is your number one priority as a homeowner, and there are many threats that put your health and property at risk. Testing and mitigating your house for radon is one of the best ways to protect your home and...

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House of the Week: Tropical Island Retreat With Private Art Studio

Somewhere beyond the linen-draped canopy bed and hum of a ceiling fan, there’s a sculptor hard at work.  Her desk looks like only an artist’s would. It’s a mix of industrial chic and creative inspiration, with a vintage card-catalo...

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Why are Chinese so obsessed with buying property?

While home ownership remains elusive for most millennials around the world, 70% of China’s millennials (aged 19-36) are already proud property owners.1 These findings, revealed by a recent HSBC survey, puts China well ahead of the US (35%), UK (31%...

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Buying Art Like a Grownup (for Investment or Inspiration)

Bare, white walls are usually the reality when you first move into a new home. But if you want to show off your personality, there’s no better way to do it than with original art. A one-of-a-kind piece transforms a space, makes you feel more at...

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Country Builders Bank foreclosed properties for sale as of June 8, 2017

Here is the most updated list of foreclosed properties from Country Builders Bank or CBB, which is updated as of June 8, 2017. Details below. Color coding for properties What I like about this list is they have the properties color coded so you will ...

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Hungry No More: Food Parks in Quezon City

There are a lot of living in a townhouse in Quezon City – good security, flood-free area, and nice neighborhood. On top of that, there are a good number of food parks in Quezon City that might be near your place and grab food or two (or more). Next...

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Your Guide to Memorial Day 2017

With only a week until the “Unofficial” Start to Summer hopefully you’ve got your plans in order! If not…here’s a full list of everything happening from Philly to the Shore! Celebrating Memorial Day in Philadelphia:  Fi...

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Hidden Dangers of DIY Electrical Work

Photo Credit Sooner or later, every homeowner gets to the point where you ask yourself, “Can I do my own electrical work?” With the right tools and know-how, you could. But should you? Before you head for the circuit breaker, here are three good ...

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I Paid Off My Mother’s Credit Card Debt And It Felt Great!!

It has been proven through research and numerous psychological studies that giving makes us happy.    Yes getting a gift feels great but giving feels even better! As you may have noticed through my net worth tracker, I have been on a serious person...

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How Self-Driving Cars Will Change Greenwich?

My weekly column in the Greenwich Sentinel this week was a little different. I took a look at what Greenwich might look like when self-driving cars are common in Greenwich. Will garages disappear? Next week I’ll have the market report for April rea...

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Most Common Questions New Home Buyers Ask

You’re considering buying a home; great! This is a great endeavor and a worthy investment that will probably pay off depending on how long you keep the home and the investments you make to the property. Homeownership is not for everyone. If you...

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Are You Ready to Rent to Millennials?

There are 75 million of them; people born between 1980 and 2000. That’s roughly 25% of the U.S. population. Millennials, like all of us are looking for a great place that is safe, convenient, and affordable. But millennials have their own set of de...

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Becoming a Millionaire Real Estate Agent – 5 Keys to Make it Happen!

Article provided by Sue Styles, business coach and local board (CREB) Instructor, MaximizedResults.com. You can feel the instinct inside of you to become an entrepreneur. There is a drive and a passion stirring your ideas together and you can’t wai...

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Show-Stopper Fremont Townhouse | findwell real estate

3657 Whitman Ave N | Seattle, WA 98103 This stunning Fremont townhome was designed by the award winning Johnston Architects! Live in the center of Fremont with city views from your private rooftop deck. The unit features an open floor plan, top qual...

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What a time to get started in Real Estate

What a time to get started in Real Estate… Real estate has overtaken the mining sector, becoming Australia’s most profitable industry. We have real estate sales people throughout the country making millions of dollars. We have property managers...

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5 Exciting Pros of Moving to a Metropolitan City

The countryside proffers a scenic and quite setting, but it lacks a lot of advantages that you get in a city life. Living in a metropolitan city can be fun as long as you enjoy the hurly-burly. For example, what if you have a craving for Ethopian or ...

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Florida Market Reports

Our team is always looking into the trends of the market and creating reports for our clients. We are also involved with a company that looks thoroughly into the market trends as well. Douglas Elliman publishes a quarterly market report for all of ...

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MarketNsight Announces New Feasibility Matrix Features

MarketNsight is excited to announce that its customers can now plot pending sales on its Feasibility Matrix, a groundbreaking platform that helps builders gauge the feasibility of their new home communities. “We are the only platform that can give ...

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