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National Association of Realtors honors GLVAR’s Global Business Committee

LAS VEGAS – The Global Business Committee of the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® (GLVAR) was recently honored by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) with a Platinum Global Achievement Program Award. “Las Vegas has been the focus of foreign investment for many years, as evidenced by recent upticks in commercial and residential sales […]

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Watch out for Microsoft Word DDE nasties: Now Freddie Mac menaced

Updated Malware exploiting Microsoft Word’s DDE features to infect computers has been lobbed at US government-backed mortgage biz Freddie Mac. Well-crafted phishing emails were sent to staff promising free tickets to a Halloween event at a nearby Six Flags amusement park. If employees click through a link in the message, they’re receive an Office document […]

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Watch out for Microsoft Word DDE nasties: Now Freddie Mac menaced

Updated Malware exploiting Microsoft Word’s DDE features to infect computers has been lobbed at US government-backed mortgage biz Freddie Mac. Well-crafted phishing emails were sent to staff promising free tickets to a Halloween event at a nearby Six Flags amusement park. If employees click through a link in the message, they’re receive an Office document […]

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How Trump tax plan would alter mortgage-interest deduction

WASHINGTON — Each year, taxpayers subsidize America’s homeowners by roughly $70 billion, with the benefits flowing disproportionately to coastal areas with high incomes and pricey homes, from New York and Washington, D.C., to Los Angeles and Seattle. The subsidy for homeowners comes in the form of a deduction from their taxes for the interest they […]

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The Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS® Honors Angelica Reyes With Spotlight of Excellence Award

RENO, Nev. – The Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS® (RSAR) has named REALTOR® and RSAR member, Angelica Reyes, a recipient of the Spotlight of Excellence Award. The Spotlight of Excellence Award is a biannual honor that recognizes RSAR members who provide selfless and extraordinary service to the community, their clients and customers. The award is in […]

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Remodeling Projects That Bring Joy

Homeowners and renters remodel, redesign, and restructure their home for a variety of reasons. From April through August of 2017, Houselogic.com surveyed consumers about the last home improvement project that they had completed, and the satisfaction that the project gave them upon completion. The “Joy Score” was calculated by combining the share who were happy […]

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KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to FREMF 2017-K68 and Freddie Mac Structured Pass-Through Certificates K-068

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) is pleased to announce the assignment of preliminary ratings to nine classes of FREMF Series 2017-K68 mortgage pass-through certificates and five classes of Freddie Mac structured pass-through certificates (SPCs), Series K-068 (see ratings list below). FREMF Series 2017-K68 is a $1.3 billion CMBS multi-borrower transaction. Freddie Mac will […]

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Freddie Mac: Providing New Solutions to Financial Health?

Freddie Mac is announcing a 12-month long pilot with EarnUp, a financial technology company that helps consumers make timely loan payments and manage their financial health.  FreddieMac is encouraging low and moderate income earners to participate in the program by doing it through three non-profit financial counseling organizations: HomeFree-USA, GreenPath Financial Wellness, and InCharge Debt […]

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Housing Groups Spar Over Mortgage Deduction

The debate over diminishing the tax incentive for homeownership has created a rift between two powerful trade groups representing real-estate brokers and home builders. The National Association of Home Builders and the National Association of Realtors for decades have been stalwart proponents of the mortgage interest deduction, a cherished break that allows homeowners to deduct […]

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