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Redfin gets into the mortgage business

Meet Redfin Mortgage
There's about to be a new player in the mortgage space, one that boasts it can be a true digital "one-stop shop" for homebuyers, taking them all the way from finding a real estate agent to finding a house and getting a mortgage. And while others claim they can do the same thing, this one brings a well-known name and built-in digital experience. Meet Redfin Mortgage. That's right; Redfin is getting into the mortgage lending business.
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Connecticut real estate agent arrested for allegedly abusing access to rob homes

Authorities investigating a string of burglaries
A Connecticut real estate agent is facing charges that he abused the access granted to him as an agent to rob a number of homes. Here are the details on John Rose, who is facing a series of charges after being arrested on Christmas Eve in an apparent burglary attempt of a home that he had access to as an agent.
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Commissions, Inc. acquires TigerLead from Move

Fidelity National subsidiary continues growth, buys real estate agent lead generator
Earlier this year, Fidelity National Financial, the nation’s largest title insurance company, acquired Commissions, Inc., a provider of web-based real estate marketing and CRM software for residential real estate agents and agent teams, pledging to grow the company’s business. Now, CINC’s product suite is about to get a little larger, as the company plans to acquire TigerLead, a real estate agent lead generator, from Move, Inc.
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From HW Magazine

2016 HW Vanguard Award winners

40 executives leading the mortgage industry
Amid the potential new direction from the White House, Congress and regulators, leadership in our industry is more important than ever. Which is why HousingWire is proud to present the 40 winners of our 2016 Vanguard award. These leaders from all segments of the mortgage ecosphere demonstrate that our industry is more than capable of meeting the challenges that lie ahead.
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Dispatch from #HousingOurFuture: Not enough real estate agents are "culturally sensitive"

Asian and Hispanic mortgage markets set to boom
In the coming decades, the rate of homeownership among Hispanics and Asians will roughly double, and the housing industry is not ready, a panel of experts said Friday. Mortgage bankers and real estate agents are not equipped to appropriately deal with these communities, according to panelists at the Housing America's Family Forum underway today in Dallas.
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Zillow partnering with Facebook to increase real estate agents' reach

Listing information can now be targeted to specific Facebook users
In a move that shows how much better companies are getting at reaching their desired audiences no matter where they are, Zillow announced a partnership this week with Facebook that will allow Realtors and real estate agents to target potential homebuyers directly on their Facebook feed.
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California home sales come tumbling back down to earth

Home values remain strong
Just one month after posting a nearly four-year high, home sales in California took a step backwards in the month of July, with year-to-date sales falling from the previous year for first time in 18 months, according to a new report from the California Association of Realtors.
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Houston home sales drop for first time in six months

"Still healthy overall"
Houston’s housing market reached a tipping point in July, posting its first sales decline in six months. The news, while alarming, isn't all bad. According to the Houston Association of Realtors, there are key points in the data to remember that show the market is still healthy overall.
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