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  • RE/MAX getting into the mortgage business; launches Motto Mortgage

    While most of the biggest names in mortgage lending are focused on the Mortgage Bankers Association’s annual conference, taking place right now in Boston, one of the biggest names in real estate revealed that it is getting into the mortgage business. On Tuesday, RE/MAX announced that it is launching Motto Mortgage, a mortgage brokerage franchise that the company plans to take nationwide. Click the headline to read more.

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Here’s proof Airbnb is destroying the New Orleans housing market

An inside look into HousingWire’s coverage
Airbnb is on the rise, but is it destroying any local housing markets in the U.S.? A story in the September edition of HousingWire’s magazine gives compelling evidence that it is — at least in the first metro we selected to review. This evidence is so compelling, in fact, that HousingWire is now making an unprecedented decision to bring the story to you.
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Home flipping reaches 6-year high

Why it’s not a repeat of 2006
The number of investors flipping homes reached the highest level since before the housing crisis. ATTOM Data Solutions’ senior vice president emphasized, however, that there are key differences between today and the last housing bubble.
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Marketing efforts put properties in front of millions of buyers across the globe takes a multi-channel approach to marketing foreclosure properties, which means sellers get a broad, global pool of potential buyers. The website boasts more than 4 million active users and more than 300,000 unique visitors each week.
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Affordability constraints hold back pending home sales

Investor activity at lowest point since 2009
Pending home sales barely moved in June as current market conditions such as low inventory and high home prices prevented more growth. Until inventory conditions markedly improve, prospective buyers are likely to run into situations of being priced out of the market or outbid on the very few properties for sale.
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AssetAvenue offers new loan for rental investors

Considers income possibility over debt-to-income ratio
Although FirstKey Holdings is reportedly ending its lending program for smaller investors due to high costs, AssetAvenue decided to take a turn at it. The company just announced its new program designed for lenders, which will look at the property’s rent income, rather than the investor’s personal income.
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Real estate stocks get S&P shortlist for investors

REITs say so long to lumpy financial classification
Real estate investment trusts are saying so long to being bundled with "financials" in their industry classification, getting their own new category called, no shocker here, "real estate." Investors demand is expected to surge. Ready. Set. Go.
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Mortgage REIT stocks on the rise?

Some, but not all, appreciation in the double digits
Although some areas fared better than others, overall REITs seem to be on the rise, with some making stock gains even in the double digits. But, as with all stocks, be careful on what you pick.
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