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Open commentary on everything impacting the U.S. housing economy. The opinions expressed here represent the author's alone.

Deciphering eJargon: Moving past the buzzwords

Strategically understanding the world of “e”
[Expert commentary] When it comes to understanding the jargon and buzz that surround the world of digital transformation, the world of “e” can certainly seem like learning a new language. Here is a primer for moving past the confusing buzzwords and terminology associated with the digital transformation – and how to take action.
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Operationalizing the digital real estate transaction, from start to eClose

Number of completed eClosings continues to climb, yet industry volume remains relatively small
[Expert commentary] Another year has passed and like previous years, we saw tremendous energy and effort dedicated to encouraging widespread adoption of electronic real estate transactions. And yet, we’re still not there. For large numbers of eClose transactions to become scalable and industry-wide, it must work for everyone across the end-to-end fulfillment process without the friction that currently exists.
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How social enterprise is going to rebuild homeownership

Nonprofits touch hundreds of thousands of potential first-time homebuyers
Everyone from homebuilders to mortgage lenders and real estate professionals want to see the homeownership rate increase. These traditional pillars of the market are retooling their products and services and hoping for success. But another, often overlooked, player in the market is reconfiguring its business in order to put more wind in the sales of homeownership.
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Blockchain isn’t magic but it's designed to make you think so

There is a science behind the magic
[Op-Ed] Blockchain has been hailed as the next big thing and today’s most cutting edge technology, even without an adopted consumer facing platform as of yet. Those that may not know the ins and outs of blockchain can get lost in the “blockchain is magic” narrative. Blockchain can make life easier. But, there is a science behind the magic.
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Sounding the alarm: Mortgage wire fraud is a much bigger threat than you realize

If you think mortgage wire fraud is a problem only for vendors, think again
Fraud is an issue that we don’t like to think about in the mortgage industry. Yet it always seems to be there, lingering on the fringe of our focus. From time to time, the topic bubbles up in the news or at a convention. We talk about it, give it the proverbial “15 minutes of fame", but rarely are we forced to alter the way we do business or invest large amounts into protecting ourselves from it.
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