MortgageOrb: MBA: Average Mortgage Size Now At Highest In Survey History

MortgageOrb: MBA: Average Mortgage Size Now At Highest In Survey History.

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Simplifile Announces E-recording in Kingfisher County, Okla.

Simplifile Announces E-recording in Kingfisher County, Okla..

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The Foreclosure Crisis Is Still Unsettled (CA)

The Foreclosure Crisis Is Still Unsettled

The agreement also required banks to cease deceptive and illegal practices used to foreclose on borrowers — tactics like robo-signing.

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Technology Transforms Real Estate Market

Technology Transforms Real Estate Market
Yahoo! 7 Finance | April 23, 2014
Technology is changing the way the real estate business is conducted. Instead of trying to describe a property’s location and look to a potential buyer, an agent simply has to log on to a computer or smartphone, to show them photographs and even get up a website like Google Earth to show them the outside, setting and location.

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Johnson-Crapo GSE Reform Bill Met With More Resistance

Johnson-Crapo GSE Reform Bill Met With More Resistance
National Mortgage Professional Magazine | April 23, 2014
The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), in a coalition of 26 public policy leaders, sent a letter to members of the Senate Banking Committee urging them to reject the latest effort to overhaul the U.S. housing-finance system, which would expand government involvement in the housing market.

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Fracking Decreases Property Values as Much as 15%

Fracking Decreases Property Values as Much as 15%
HousingWire | April 22, 2014
In a webinar titled, “Oil and Gas Exploration for Mortgage Bankers,” attorneys from Ballard Spahr discussed the shale boom and what impact it will have on the mortgage market going forward.

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NAR: Sales Remain Flat in March as Prices Begin to Rise

NAR: Sales Remain Flat in March as Prices Begin to Rise

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