Fannie Mae: 3 reasons why this oil glut won't crash housing

The Wrap: Appraisal activity continues to pick up in second week of August

New this week: The Appraisal Foundation joins HW and looks at the challenges of green valuation

What should you do if your Realtor has a family emergency?

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Just what is the Fed going to do about interest rates?

BofAML analysts still believe that rate hike is imminent; others call Fed “dithering”
After a week full of market volatility and upheaval, analysts from all sides are questioning what impact, if any, the events of the week are going to have on the Federal Open Markets Committee and the looming threat of rising interest rates. Here's all the consensus, with uniform opinion woefully lacking.
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Economic strength hinges on China

All eyes now on the Fed
One of the worst weeks for the stock market this year is coming to a close, but the worst may not be over. The country continues to question the health of China's economy, along with whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next month.
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Homeside Financial appoints Jared Ward senior vice president

Will oversee national talent acquisition and strategic growth
Homeside Financial, a growing privately held mortgage bank, is adding Jared Ward as the company’s senior vice president of national talent acquisition and strategic growth. Ward previously served in similar executive roles for New Penn Financial, Movement Mortgage and Bank of America.
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Auction.com adds former eBay executive as VP of customer engagement

Kristine Chen to serve in newly created role
Continuing a recent trend of hiring high-level executives with extensive web experience, Auction.com announced the addition of Kristine Chin to serve in the newly created role of vice president of customer engagement. Chin joins Auction.com, the online real estate marketplace, after spending 12 years with eBay.
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Mortgage Bankers Association adds 28 new members

MBA continues expansion in June and July
The Mortgage Bankers Association announced that it welcomed 28 new members into its ranks in the months of June and July, continuing to elevate its total membership beyond 2,200 companies. Take a look at the new members.
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