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This Lunch & Learn for mortgage lenders will explore the evolution of the appraisal process as well as opportunities for innovation.

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Joint ventures are suddenly stitched into the fabric of a handful of national brokerages. But the idea of the joint venture collides with the loose, informal networks that color the American housing economy.

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Robert Dietz on why the single-family rental market is growing

In this episode of HousingWire Daily, NAHB's Robert Dietz explains why the marketshare of single-family rentals is growing despite strong homebuyer demand. He also discusses the NAHB’s latest Housing Market index.

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Dallas-Fort Worth housing market running hot

It's a seller's market in North Texas

Home sales are slow through most of the country, but all real estate is local, and as locales go, it doesn't get better than Dallas.

(Disclosure: Dallas-Fort Worth is HousingWire's home port.)

According to North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, the median sales price of homes increased 4.8 percent in April from the prior year, to $180,713.

Prices are rising, but homes are selling more quickly. The average number of days on the market for a Dallas metro listing was 54 days, a 12 percent decrease from 2013.

CNBC's "Power House" spoke with Laura Barnett, a real estate agent withRe/Max DFW, to get her insight on trends in the Dallas housing market. "We have a shortage of inventory, so everyone's running after the same property," Barnett said.

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