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  • Tougher standards for mortgage insurers could give newcomers an edge July 22, 2014
    Some private mortgage insurers who have been regaining market share lost to the Federal Housing Administration during the downturn could soon be forced to implement price increases in order to meet risk-based standards proposed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s ... […]
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  • NYC brokerage CORE absorbs Heddings Property Group July 22, 2014
    Douglas Heddings — an exec with Prudential Douglas Eliman and founder of the blog TrueGotham.com before founding his own real estate brokerage, Heddings Property Group — has joined rival Manhattan firm CORE as executive vice president of sales. Heddings will ... […]
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  • William Raveis framing StreetEasy search results in NYC July 22, 2014
    William Raveis Real Estate is looking to jump-start its entry into the New York City market by framing search results from StreetEasy, the popular regional listing site acquired by Zillow last year. Located at Tower 56 on East 56th St. between ... […]
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  • Housing groups accuse Fannie Mae REO contractor of racial discrimination July 22, 2014
    The National Fair Housing Alliance and two other civil rights groups have filed a discrimination complaint against Fannie Mae contractor Cyprexx Services alleging that the company failed to properly maintain bank-owned homes in Latino and African-American neighborhoods in four U.S. ... […]
    Paul Hagey
  • Real Estate Connect Broker War Room: what we learned in the trenches July 22, 2014
    Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate President and CEO Sherry Chris led a series of discussions at the Real Estate Connect conference in San Francisco, with dynamic brokers from across the country packing the room to discuss key issues facing brokers. ... […]
    Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate
  • Guaranteed Rate revamps agent coaching site, Partner Xchange July 22, 2014
    Retail mortgage lender Guaranteed Rate has launched a new version of Partner Xchange, a coaching site for real estate professionals, that includes insights and expertise from more than 50 of the nation’s top real estate agents. Partner Xchange says it ... […]
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  • Former BofA short-sale negotiator prison-bound in ‘property flopping’ scheme July 22, 2014
    A former Bank of America short-sale negotiator has been sentenced to 30 months in prison and ordered to pay $5.7 million in restitution for his role in a fraud scheme in which prosecutors said he accepted bribes to sign off ... […]
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  • New realtor.com ‘Accuracy Matters’ ad set to hit cable TV networks July 22, 2014
    The next realtor.com “Accuracy Matters” ad, entitled “Mom,” will be running on cable networks including HGTV, USA, TBS, DIY and TLC. “Mom” is a follow-up to realtor.com’s “Doghouse Architects” spot, released in May.   Realtor.com operator Move Inc. launched the ... […]
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  • Rapattoni, RealtyTrac sign multiyear data deal July 22, 2014
    Multiple listing service platform provider Rapattoni Corp. has entered into a multiyear agreement to license property tax, deed and mortgage records, and foreclosure data from RealtyTrac. The partnership also includes neighborhood data aggregated by RealtyTrac subsidiary Homefacts. RealtyTrac CEO Jamie ... […]
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  • Pace of existing-home sales picks up from May to June July 22, 2014
    Sales of existing homes and total housing inventory climbed in June as the housing market continued to trek towards a healthier state, the National Association of Realtors reported today. Existing-home sales rose 2.6 percent from May to June to a seasonally ... […]
    Teke Wiggin