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September existing-home sales jump to highest annual pace

Sales rise as rates drop
Brena Swanson
Despite last month’s slight retreat, existing-home sales jumped back up to their highest annual pace of the year. And on top of that, all major regions except for the Midwest experienced gains in September.
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Exclusive: Move CEO Steve Berkowitz opens up about News Corp deal

Plus his thoughts on Zillow/Trulia and the future of real estate
Ben Lane
In an exclusive interview with HousingWire, Move CEO Steve Berkowitz shares the details of how the News Corp deal came together, what it will mean for Move and his thoughts on the future of real estate. Berkowitz also said he anticipates the Zillow/Trulia deal to have its issues, which will present another opportunity for Move to grow.
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NAR fights in support of mini-correspondent lenders

Urges CFPB not to restrict access to credit
Brena Swanson
The National Association of Realtors is urging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau not to disrupt the imperative role mini correspondent lenders play in the home-buying process for Realtors. Too many rules can impede the process as much as too little, NAR warns.
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Shareholders rights law firms launch investigations into News Corp/Move deal

Four firms immediately question stock purchase price
Ben Lane
Within hours of the deal's announcement, the law firms of Johnson & Weaver, Rigrodsky & Long, Powers Taylor, and Levi & Korsinsky all announced investigations into whether Move breached its fiduciary responsibility to its shareholders by accepting $21 per share in the sale to News Corp instead of a higher valuation.
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News Corp's MOVE acquisition escalates epic online real estate listings battle

Zillow, Trulia trading lower on news of MOVE deal
Trey Garrison
Zillow and Trulia are selling off after news broke that rival MOVE is being sold to News Corp for $950 million — proof that the battle for real estate listings traffic just kicked into high gear.
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News Corp will buy Move for $950 million

Realtor.com may soon belong to Rupert Murdoch
Ben Lane
Under the terms of the acquisition agreement, which was announced on Tuesday, News Corp will acquire all of Move’s outstanding shares for $21 per share. According to a release from News Corp, that price represents a premium of 37% over Move’s closing stock price on September 29.
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NAR petitions for drone use

FAA policy prohibits any commercial use
Brena Swanson
As technology progresses, regulators are working to make sure laws are there to protect citizens. But one new area of technology caught the eye of the National Association of Realtors, which is hoping to use it to benefit the real estate industry.
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Existing home sales drop 1.8% on cash buyer retreat

Annual home sales down 5.3%
Trey Garrison
With cash-paying investors in a full retreat, existing home sales dropped 1.8% in August, according to the National Association of Realtors. "On the positive side, first-time buyers have a better chance of purchasing a home now that bidding wars are receding and supply constraints have significantly eased in many parts of the country,” said Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist.
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Will bankers get easier mortgage insurance rules?

Plans could make borrowing less affordable
Brena Swanson
The Federal Housing Finance Agency’s request for public comment closed on Monday. But before it could, banks along with MGIC cautioned that the plan would make borrowing less affordable for homebuyers unless it is revised.
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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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