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

Three emerging cybersecurity trends to focus on in 2018

These are the trends your company should look out for
[Expert commentary] We’re now well into the second quarter of 2018, a point where organizations should be well into executing their technology and cybersecurity plans for the year. However, many are still looking for guidance on what products they should be considering, how to align their needs with their limited budgets, or even more simply, how to meet the latest compliance requirements. Here are three emerging trends companies should be focused on for the rest of 2018.
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Fannie Mae experts: How to address rising rents for moderate income households

Bob Simpson and Tanya Zahalak on helping middle income renters afford their rent
[Expert commentary] There should be a surplus of available units for for middle income renters, so why do rents keep rising? It's complicated. And what are we supposed to do about it? That's complicated too. Here's a look an exclusive look at some solutions to these issues from experts at Fannie Mae.
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Don't miss this: HW Insiders nominations close Friday!

What are you waiting for?
Is there someone at your company who is the go-getter? The unsung hero who faces challenges head on? Nominate them for HW's Insiders Award, which acknowledges the unsung heroes of mortgage finance, or those who are crucial to a company's success but may not be known to the rest of the industry.
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How to survive the inevitable ups and downs in multifamily

Use data to fight the booms and busts
[Expert commentary] Markets, including the U.S. housing economy, aren’t always rational. No matter how many booms and busts markets endure, there is always a temptation to think “this time, it’s different. This time, the value of my property may continue to increase another quarter or another year.” So, how do you deal with the ebbs and flows?
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: The end of conservatorship, HUD failings and stadium drama

Your weekly dose of the most crucial weekend mortgage and housing news
The proposed end of conservatorship for the GSEs by the Trump administration might be the biggest news of the year for the mortgage industry, find out what the MBA has to say about it. Plus, a new ProPublica report shows that HUD left hundreds of thousands at risk of lead poisoning and the LA Clippers are in hot water with residents of the city of Inglewood.
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7 things you want your boss to know about blockchain

What to understand about emerging blockchain technology
Blockchain is a powerful new technology, but since it isn’t mainstream yet, it may be difficult to justify to your boss, who still unsure about a blockchain strategy. These questions below are some of the ones that Factom's Crystal Wiese sees the most often and may be things your boss wants to know about blockchain, or even things you want your boss to understand better about this emerging technology.
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Property values will rise modestly in this MSA

Third-largest MSA to see increase in appreciation
According to the most recent VeroFORECAST from Veros Real Estate Solutions, this sprawling MSA not only ranks behind New York and Los Angeles in terms of population, but also in its predicted real estate appreciation through March 2019. Read on to learn more about this MSA.
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Reverse mortgages for the win

Breaking down home equity use in our brand-new beat
Before you tell me that reverse mortgages may be the most boring and least sexy topic you’ve ever heard, let me tell you this: You’re right. BUT, turning your equity into cash and using it to maintain your lifestyle in retirement is, actually, kind of sexy. Right?
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