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  • Zillow to launch buying and selling operations in Charlotte and Raleigh

    Expands Zillow Offers to six markets
    Zillow announced it is expanding its home buying and selling operations into Charlotte and Raleigh. The additions bring Zillow’s burgeoning home buying and selling operations to six markets nationwide. The program launched in Phoenix in April, then moved on to Las Vegas and Atlanta, with Denver set to open later this month.
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  • The jury is in: This cycle ends in 2020

    Wall Street Journal survey reveals 59% of economists predict a slowdown in 2020
    We have been hearing about this for a while now, but the jury is finally in: Most economists predict this up cycle will end in 2020. America may have less than two fat years to make hay while the sun is still shining on the economy.
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  • From HW Magazine

    Better serving the Hispanic mortgage market

    Don’t miss the opportunity to reach this growing market demographic
    Hispanics have huge purchasing power in the U.S. and the rate of homeownership among this population has grown every year since 2014, reaching 46.2% in 2017. In fact, Hispanics are the only demographic in the U.S. to increase homeownership rates for each of the past three years and are driving gains in the real estate market overall. By understanding the unique needs and expectations of the Hispanic community and positioning yourself to fulfill those needs, real estate professionals can become an important servicer of this consumer demographic and experience related growth.
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  • Opendoor expands home trade-in program to all builders

    Company launches Homebuilder Program beyond its pilot
    Opendoor, an online marketplace that buys homes directly from homeowners, announced this week it has expanded its Homebuilder Program beyond its pilot and is now available to all homebuilders. Homeowners using the program can sell their existing home to Opendoor and be connected with a homebuilder that will build them a new home, all in one transaction.  
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  • Are we headed for a housing slowdown this summer?

    Will mortgage rates at recent record levels drive down home buying?
    Mortgage interest rates just hit the highest level in seven years, but those in the lending trenches already knew that, right? That news shouldn’t come as a surprise to those of you who live and breath the mortgage business. But what about everybody else? Is that sticker shock going to drive some prospective buyers to remain prospective buyers this summer?
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  • Ask the Underwriter: Are DACA recipients eligible for FHA loans?

    Here are the requirements
    On Wednesday, a federal judge ruled that the protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program recipients must stay in place and that the government must resume accepting new applications for the program. This is great news for the Dreamers! But what does it mean for DACA borrowers who are looking to buy a new home this spring? This week, Underwriter Dani Hernandez provides a walk through of the FHA’s guidelines and explains the documentation needed to get your DACA borrowers into a new home using FHA financing.
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  • Gamechanger: Zillow to begin buying and selling houses

    Follows lead of Redfin and other direct homebuyers
    Nearly one year ago, Zillow shook up the real estate industry when it announced that it was getting into the home selling business by launching “Zillow Instant Offers.” As it turns out, that was just the beginning. Zillow announced Thursday that it will begin buying homes and selling homes directly to and from homeowners.
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