Things at Ocwen just went from bad to much, much worse

Things at Ocwen just went from bad to much, much worse

Embattled company hit with an avalanche of bad news

Pending home sales surge to highest level in 18 months

Buyer demand boosts sales

Foreclosure: The Movie… (finally!) coming to a screen near you

In new film, neighborhood of foreclosed homes drives man insane
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This is why it's a great time to be a real estate agent

But how long will it last?
Brena Swanson
The housing crisis put a significant dent in the number of registered real estate agents, leaving the ones who stuck around a good-looking paycheck.
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Pending home sales surge to highest level in 18 months

Buyer demand boosts sales
Brena Swanson
Pending home sales recovered after last month's unexpected steep decline. In January, pending home sales surged to the highest level since August 2013, thanks to improved buyer demand at the beginning of 2015.
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Meet the bullies ripping off Realtors

NAR executives testify before Congress on patent troll fight
Ben Lane
Realtors, real estate agents and brokers are fighting a constant battle against people and companies who are trying to rip them off, and they’re not going to take it anymore, executives from the National Association of Realtors told a House subcommittee on Thursday.
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Court rules ListHub must continue to provide listing data to Trulia

Zillow Group wins the first round
Ben Lane
Realtors, real estate agents and brokers who were worried that their listings were going to disappear from Trulia by the end of the week, can breathe a sigh of relief, at least for now. That’s because the latest round in the battle between Move and the Zillow Group — over Move-owned ListHub’s decision to terminate its listing agreement with Trulia — is a victory for Zillow.
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Zillow Group launches legal fight to keep ListHub listings on Trulia

Seeking restraining order to prevent listing data from disappearing Feb. 26
Ben Lane
A mere two days after Zillow Group CEO Spencer Rascoff suggested that he was happy that competitor Move's ListHub service will no longer be providing real estate listings to Zillow because they were "inferior," Zillow Group is going to court to try to keep those very listings on Trulia.
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EXCLUSIVE: Move-owned ListHub terminates Trulia relationship

Listing agreement ends in five business days
Ben Lane
The frosty relationship between Move Inc., which operates Realtor.com for the National Association of Realtors, and the newly formed Zillow Group, which includes Zillow and Trulia, is about to get even colder. ListHub, which is owned by Move, announced Thursday that it is immediately terminating its listing agreement with Trulia, effective in five business days, meaning that any ListHub-provided listing on Trulia.com will disappear on Feb. 26.
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Here’s Move’s battle plan for Zillow-Trulia

Internal email from CEO Ryan O’Hara reveals Move's strategy
Trulia and Zillow may currently boast bigger audiences than Realtor.com, but what they don’t have is the backing of a multi-billion dollar international business empire. And with News Corp’s acquisition of Move finalized in November, Realtor.com has a head start in its push to take down the Zillow Group. Those two factors are big reasons why new Move CEO Ryan O’Hara said he’s ready for the battle ahead.
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Move: We’re ready to take on Zillow-Trulia

Predicts online real estate giants will struggle to integrate
Ben Lane
Move Inc., which is owned by News Corp and operates Realtor.com for the National Association of Realtors, says it’s not really worried about what Zillow-Trulia does going forward and expects the companies to struggle through the integration process.
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From HW Magazine

The new economists

How new economic models and voices are shaking up the status quo
Trey Garrison
People are listening to real estate economists today in a way that anyone who covered the industry a decade or more ago would not recognize. Smoke is one of the members of this new wave of real estate economists. In fact, Smoke is actually the newest one on the block. The upstart economists at places like Trulia and Zillow are still new, Smoke is just the latest player to join the game.
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Existing-home sales recover after last month’s tumble

Increases back above an annual pace of 5 million sales
Brena Swanson
After last month's huge drop, existing-home sales managed to recover and pick back up 2.4%. While this increase is good, there are still several rough patches mentioned in the National Association of Realtors' report.
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