Articles by Alcynna Lloyd

LoanScorecard hires new digital mortgage strategist

Raj Parekh will strengthen company's technological reach
LoanScorecard, a decision management solution provider, announced Tuesday that Raj Parekh joined the company as its new digital mortgage strategist. The company hopes to tap into the technological needs of millennials navigating the housing market.
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These 12 American cities are future-proof

JLL research indicates many American cities have long-term potential
Recent research suggests that some of America’s most popular cities are fully prepared to tackle long-term socio-economic and commercial real estate momentum, according to firm Jones Lang LaSalle.
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Accel-KKR acquires fintech veteran Sageworks

Accel-KKR seeks to increase presence with new acquisition
Sageworks, which is one of the country’s first fintech companies, announced it has been acquired by private equity firm Accel-KKR, which primarily invests in software and technology-enabled services businesses.
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NAR midyear forecast: Despite inventory, home sales expected to rise in 2018

But affordability brings challenges
Several speakers at the 2018 Realtors Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo stated that they are forecasting a slight increase in home sales for 2018, but that growth won't come without some obstacles. Despite a strengthening economy, wage growth and improving job market, issues like low supply and affordability may threaten the rate of increase for home sales in 2018, according to the speakers.
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates hit seven-year high

The highest level since 2011
Mortgage interest rates are now as high as they've been in seven years. Despite falling in previous weeks, interest rates reversed course, and rose to the highest level since 2011, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market survey.
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