Real Estate

Hard-up for cash? Sell your home and then buy it back

Sale-leaseback startup EasyKnock offers an equity-release solution for homeowners in a bind
EasyKnock wants to help homeowners get back on their feet. They'll buy your house – handing you that equity in cold hard cash – and then rent it to you for as long as you like, or until you're able to buy it back.
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Pen pals with your mortgage lender? Yeah, it's a thing

Life is complicated. When underwriters have questions, they might reach out to you
Did you know that underwriters often reach out to borrowers via letter? According to a piece in the Wall Street Journal, borrowers shouldn’t be surprised if they are asked to provide a letter of explanation or “comfort letter” to underwriters who are curious about mushy spots in their knowledge of the borrowers’ situations.
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The last domino: Zillow is getting into the mortgage business

First homebuying, now lending
The dramatic reshaping of Zillow’s place in the real estate ecosystem is about to take a giant step forward, as the online real estate behemoth announced Monday that it is getting into the mortgage business. To power its expansion into mortgages, Zillow is buying Mortgage Lenders of America.
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Spruce raises $15.6M to disrupt title industry

Additional investor involvement brings total Series A funding up to $19.1 million
Self-proclaimed as the first digital native title company, Spruce is out to disrupt the paper-based title and escrow process as part of the real estate industry’s quickening march toward the digital mortgage. And now, the company has some new capital to aid its pursuit.
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Here are the top 5 buy and sell markets for multifamily real estate

Ten-X Commercial on which cities are the winners and losers in the multifamily market
The multifamily market is strong nationwide, but there are some markets that outshine the rest and some that should be laid to rest, according to a new report from Ten-X Commercial. In its report, the commercial real estate company lists the top five “buy” and “sell” markets. Do you agree?
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