CFPB: Data collection practices within the norm for regulators

CFPB: Data collection practices within the norm for regulators

Data collection essential for effective financial regs, spokesman tells HW

NMS Monitor: Is the 30-year mortgage the best product?

Challenges attendees at ABS East to “do something better"

Ginnie Mae launches 5 new initiatives to increase mortgage lending

HUD secretary warns American Dream remains out of reach
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Economist: Here's why mortgage supply and demand isn't normal

What has recovered or is close to being recovered?
Jonathan Smoke
The housing ecosystem is immensely complex and highly local. What’s needed in Houston and Dallas looks very different than what’s needed in Chicago and Philadelphia. That’s why we need bipartisan leadership to work at national, state and local levels.
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Against: Real estate agents should not carry guns

A society with more guns isn’t moving forward, it’s moving backward
Ben Lane
Count me among those who think that the answer to gun violence is not introducing more guns into the equation. That argument has never made any sense to me. It’s like saying we can defeat heart disease by eating more cheeseburgers.
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For: Real estate agents should take up arms

Safety and security is a worn gun
Trey Garrison
In addition to all the safety precautions recommended by NAR – yes, in my opinion, real estate agents should arm themselves where legally possible.
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4 charts show how even Realtors are losing confidence in housing

Federal red tape, rising affordability challenges darken sunny demeanors
Trey Garrison
The July 2014 Realtor Confidence Index shows that Realtors aren’t enthusiastic about current conditions and the outlook for the next six months.
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This man pretends to be a Realtor and no one can stop him

Canadian fines don’t seem to slow down Derek Johnson
Jacob Gaffney
The Real Estate Council in Alberta, Canada, seems to have a real problem on its hands with real estate agent Derek Johnson, who doesn’t seem licensed to conduct business as an agent and broker. But that’s not stopping Johnson.
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NAR secures .REALTOR website domain

Changes standard URL endings
Brena Swanson
Finally coming to the housing industry, the National Association of Realtors’ new .REALTOR top-level domain will be available Oct. 23 to members of NAR and the Canadian Real Estate Association.
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5 signs you’re ready to get a mortgage

Want versus need
Brena Swanson
Interest rates remain at historic lows and the housing market continues to steadily recover, creating a strong environment for buying a home. However, this doesn't mean the timing is right for everyone.
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Fatal tragedy after open house reminds Realtors of dangers

10 steps every real estate agent should take to protect themselves
Trey Garrison
Philadelphia police arrested and charged two men this week in connection with the July 25 carjacking of a Realtor that tragically ended with the death of three children, one adult and the injury of several others in the city’s Tioga section.
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Should real estate agents disclose murder?

Modern day haunted houses...
Brena Swanson
A majority of states don’t consider psychological stigmas to be material defects to a home; which means you can purchase a home that hosted a murder, suicide or another gruesome event without even knowing it.
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Move selects first chief economist

Jonathan Smoke joins team
Brena Swanson
Move is expanding its grasp on the housing market and hired Jonathan Smoke as Realtor.com's first chief economist, where he will lead a team of real estate analyst reporting on housing trends.
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