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Windermere Real Estate joins RealtyTrac’s broker network

Company represents more than 40% of all real estate sales in Seattle
Ben Lane
“The addition of Windermere Real Estate to the RealtyTrac Network furthers our mission of aligning with top brokerages in the nation to leverage RealtyTrac’s many resources and further establish them as highly credible, sought after authorities on the housing market,” said Jamie Moyle, CEO of RealtyTrac.
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Homes affordable to 96% of recent college grads making median income

RealtyTrac: Student debt drags but housing still in reach
Trey Garrison
Despite the challenges faced by those first-time homeowners under age 35, almost every U.S. housing market is still affordable for recent graduates making the median household income — even those with student loans.
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Data & analytics handbook

HousingWire's exclusive look at key providers
HousingWire Staff
It’s a new world, and in this new world, data is more crucial than ever. Getting the best data possible, and then being able to interpret that data to improve performance, will be a competitive edge that no company in the mortgage finance space can do without in the current environment of volume contraction.
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Mortgages: Has Dodd-Frank failed?

Industry needed its 250 new standards
Daren Blomquist and Peter Miller

The need for Wall Street Reform arose precisely because the financial industry was under-regulated. No less an authority than Alan Greenspan, the former head of the Federal Reserve and chief architect of the less-regulation approach, told Congress in 2008 that “those of us who have looked to the self-interest of lending institutions to protect shareholders equity, myself included, are in a state of shocked disbelief.” 

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Is the boom era for home flipping ending?

RealtyTrac: Trends return to historical normal
Brena Swanson
"Home flipping is settling back into a more historically normal pattern after a flurry of flipping during the recent run-up in home prices in 2012 and 2013," said Daren Blomquist, vice president at RealtyTrac.
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What's Google have to do with mortgages?

How a recent study of digital expectations relates to lending
Matt Corcoran

Mega-tech brands like Google and Amazon not only have the deep pockets and relationships to enter the space if they wish, but also have the hardware and software framework of the digital channels required to deliver a trustworthy consumer experience around something like a mortgage.

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Real Living Lifestyles joins RealtyTrac’s broker network

Becomes network’s exclusive partner in San Diego County
Ben Lane
As a member of the RealtyTrac Network, Real Living Lifestyles will have the ability to integrate its broker-branded listings into the realtytrac.com website. “The network also offers all of its members high-profile, homepage branding as well as incorporating their insight into the real estate news cycle,” RealtyTrac said.
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RealtyTrac: Cash purchases disappearing from home sales

Institutional investors keep cooling down
Ben Lane
“The flurry of purchases by institutional investors and other cash buyers that kicked off two years ago when U.S. home prices hit bottom is finally showing signs of subsiding,” said Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac vice president, noting that the U.S. median home prices bottomed out in March 2012.
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RealtyTrac: One-third of U.S. counties drop in home affordability

Falls below 14-year average
Brena Swanson
"The scales are beginning to tip away from the extremely favorable affordability climate we’ve seen over the last two years, with one-third of the counties analyzed now less affordable than their long-term averages,” said Daren Blomquist, vice president at RealtyTrac.
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1 in 6 homes still seriously underwater as home price growth slows

Down 26% from 2013, but decline slowed with slowing price gains
Trey Garrison
Some 9.1 million U.S. residential properties were seriously underwater in the second quarter, representing 17% of all properties with a mortgage, RealtyTrac reports.
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