Archive for October, 2016


Punctuated Publishing Explains How Two New Mystery Novels Underscore Dangers in Real Estate Profession

NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — According to Punctuated Publishing, if your real estate agent won’t meet you at a property before conducting an initial in-office consultation, or won’t lead the way down to a house’s basement, don’t take it personally.  Recent violence against real estate agents is changing the ways REALTORS® do business, and two […]

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National groups back limit to prevent sales taxes from being expanded to services – Omaha World

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri voters will be the first in the nation to decide whether to amend their state constitution to prohibit sales taxes from being expanded to services such as auto repairs, haircuts, legal work and financial accounting. The proposal on the Nov. 8 ballot is a backlash against efforts in numerous […]

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NAR: More single women buying homes | 2016-10-31 | HousingWire

Single-women increased their share in the market, hitting levels not seen since 2011, according to the National Association of Realtors’ annual Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers survey. While married couples make up the largest share of homebuyers at 66%, and had the highest income at $99,200, single women are increasing their role. Last year […]

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Walker & Dunlop Closes $25M Fannie Mae Loan for Seniors Community in Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA, WASH. — Walker Dunlop Inc. has arranged a $25 million loan for Wheatland Village, an independent living, assisted living and memory care community in Walla Walla, located in the southeastern corner of Washington near the Oregon border. Portland, Ore.-based Generations Senior Living operates the Class A community. The company developed the property in […]

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Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Share of Multifamily Lending Market Shrinking in 2016

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have seen their combined share of multifamily lending decrease this year to 44% – down from 52% in each of the preceding three years, according to analysis of data by Fannie Mae. Other lenders, most notably U.S. banks, financial services companies, international banks and life insurers, all increased their multifamily […]

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Fitch Expects to Rate Fannie Mae’s Connecticut Ave Securities, Series 2016-C06; Presale Issued

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fitch Ratings expects to assign the following ratings and Rating Outlooks to Fannie Mae’s risk transfer transaction, Connecticut Avenue Securities, series 2016-C06: –$393,343,000 class 1M-1 notes ‘BBB-sf’; Outlook Stable; –$188,804,000 class 1M-2A notes ‘BB+sf’; Outlook Stable; –$361,875,000 class 1M-2B notes ‘B+sf’; Outlook Stable; –$550,679,000 class 1M-2 exchangeable notes ‘B+sf’; Outlook Stable; –$188,804,000 class […]

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Moving with Kids: Families Rely on Realtors

Most people can relate to the complications and complexities involved with moving. Whether you’re relocating to a recently purchased apartment or a starter home, resettling takes time, effort and planning. Moving with kids requires even more planning and research. Finding a home with the appropriate amount of space, in your preferred school district, and convenient […]

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Average 30-year mortgage rate slips to 3.47%

FILE – In this Tuesday, June 9, 2015, file photo, a “Sold” sign is displayed in the yard of a newly-constructed home in the Briar Chapel community in Chapel Hill, N.C. On Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, Freddie Mac reports on the week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)(Photo: Gerry Broome / AP) Long-term […]

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Homeownership fosters vibrant communities in Middle TN

Jonathan Smoke, Realtor.com’s chief economist. shared statistics and trends from both the national and local housing markets at the Oct. 14 Middle Tennessee Realtors Convention, held at the Music City Center.(Photo: Submitted) If you had a hard time reaching your Realtor on Oct. 14, it’s likely because he or she was attending the Middle Tennessee Realtors […]

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FormFree chosen to provide asset verification for Fannie Mae

Lost in all the hubbub about Fannie Mae’s big announcement this week that it would be offering lenders protection from buyback risk, provided the lender uses Fannie Mae’s Desktop Underwriter and Collateral Underwriter tools, was just how Fannie Mae intended to provide lenders with that protection. Part of the Fannie Mae’s “Day 1 Certainty” program […]

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