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How far can lenders push the credit box?

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Warren calls for GAO investigation of nonbank servicers

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Freddie Mac CEO: We will help increase mortgage lending

Competition among two is still competition
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The potential threat to old-school real estate agents

Technology changes face of the real estate industry
Brena Swanson
Technology has increasingly transitioned from a want to a need. But the rapid growth and dependency on technology has pushed several other industries into retirement — think Blockbuster for example. Which presents the question, what is the next great entrepreneurial idea that will disrupt the real estate industry?
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New details emerge about missing Arkansas Realtor - Updated

Area real estate agents pitch in for search effort, strange texts from her phone
Trey Garrison
North Little Rock area real estate agents have volunteered for search efforts and have been blanketing the area, looking for information or evidence, and passing out fliers with information about Carter.
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Agent alert: Start-up delivers real estate brokerage for 1% commission

LevelRE utilizes technology and empowers homeowners to cut costs
Ben Lane
The site also utilizes “proprietary technology” to simplify the real estate process by giving customers the ability to list, price, search, bid, and negotiate in real time from their laptop, desktop, tablet or smartphone, with the assistance of licensed real estate agents and professional support staff, the company said in a release. And it does all of this for a commission rate of 1% of the sales price.
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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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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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Re/Max Holdings 2Q earnings beat expectations

Grows pool of real estate agents
Brena Swanson
Re/Max Holdings recorded better-than-expected second-quarter revenue as it continued to grow its pool of real estate agents. The real estate company reported a profit of $4.4 million, or $0.36 a share.
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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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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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On the heels of Truluvia, Trulia begins a conscious coupling with ActiveRain

Real estate blogging platform will now have Trulia in its URL
Ben Lane
Starting now all ActiveRain blogs will be branded with Trulia’s URL. ActiveRain.com has become ActiveRain.Trulia.com.
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