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Will former risky borrowers ever get back into homeownership?

Sterne Agee: Odds aren't in their favor
Brena Swanson
“Not only do owners of formerly distressed homes have damaged credit for an extended time, but to purchase again, mortgages must now be obtained amidst an abundance of new, more stringent credit restrictions,” said Piegza.
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How much does a Realtor spend on technology?

The price tag to stay competitive
Brena Swanson
Spring is the busy season for Realtors across the nation. So how much does the average Realtor spend on technology in order to stay competitive in this tight real estate market?
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Existing home sales explode as spring homebuying season officially arrives

Surges to highest level in 18 months
Brena Swanson
Spring has indeed come in like a lion. In what should come as welcome news at a critical time of year, existing home sales exploded in March, hitting the highest level in 18 months.
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Move: Anonymous whistleblower appears to confirm fears of data theft by Zillow

New court filing alleges rampant misappropriation of trade secrets
Ben Lane
Move and the National Association of Realtors appear to have just dropped a bomb on Zillow, saying in a court filing that it received a letter from an anonymous whistleblower who "appears to confirm" their belief that Errol Samuelson, now the chief industry development officer for Zillow, stole “multiple documents and entire databases” when he worked at Move, and that Zillow is using the stolen information, and is hiding evidence on non-Zillow electronic services.
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D-Day arrives for Zillow and ListHub

ListHub-provided real estate listings disappearing from Zillow and Trulia
Ben Lane
After battling it out in the public, in the press and in the courts for months, the tumultuous relationship between the Zillow Group and Move is mere hours or perhaps even minutes from being over. Online real estate’s D-Day is finally here.
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From HW Magazine

TILA-RESPA: Tick, tick, boom

As the clock counts down to TILA-RESPA implementation, title, closing and settlement services step into the line of fire
Sarah Wheeler
“We fear many lenders and title agents have been preconditioned by history to believe these changes are simply form changes, will be reversed, or the date will be moved — let alone implement an actual solution,” said Mark McElroy, president and CEO of Pavaso.
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Pending home sales surge again in February

Good news for the spring homebuying season
Brena Swanson
Good news for the industry, especially given that 2015 is off to a bad start for housing in terms of housing starts, completions and permits. Pending home sales in February surged to their highest level since June 2013, continuing the record high set last month.
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This graphic sums up February’s tepid existing home sales

Behind the 1.2% uptick
Brena Swanson
Monday’s existing-home sales report from the National Association of Realtors didn’t show too much improvement from January’s giant fall. This chart shows just how minuscule the change is.
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Existing home sales slightly rebound after last month’s plummet

Tight inventory hampers growth
Brena Swanson
While existing-home sales did tick back up slightly in February, the National Associations of Realtors’ latest report reveals the housing market still has some headwinds to overcome for the spring homebuying season.
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Zillow: Existing home sales rebound for spring homebuying?

Estimated to increase after January collapse
Brena Swanson
Existing home sales should hopefully perform better in the upcoming February release after plummeting to the lowest rate in nine months. Could this trend stick around long enough for the spring homebuying season?
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