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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

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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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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
Appraisal activity is picking up and so is interest in this weekly feature, as this week HousingWire welcomes a weekly addition to the column that should give appraisers more tools for their toolbox. Read on to find out what happened this week and what's in store for the future.
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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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Ex-Fifth Third banker starts mortgage-bond hedge fund

Cincinnati Business Courier takes a look at Mariemont Capital
Meet Kevin Taylor. In 2013, he left his position running mortgage-backed securities trading desk at Fifth Third Bank to start Mariemont Capital. And according to a report from the Cincinnati Business Courier, Taylor is finding success investing in residential mortgage bonds and delivering big returns for his investors.
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