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  • Freddie Mac: Housing market will regain momentum this spring

    Rising sales demand and more inventory will spark action
    Lower than expected mortgage rates and moderating home prices are projected to heat up the spring home-buying season, according to Freddie Mac's March Forecast. Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater said rising sales demand coupled with more inventory than previous spring seasons suggests that the housing market is in the early stages of regaining momentum.
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  • Opendoor lands $300 million capital infusion

    The iBuyer is now valued at $3.8 billion
    Digital real estate disrupter Opendoor has landed yet another massive cash infusion, raising $300 million in a recent investment round and bringing its total equity capital to $1.3 billion. Now, the company – which aims to change the way Americans buy and sell homes by whittling the process down to a few simple online transactions – is valued at $3.8 billion.
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  • Facebook making massive changes to ad platform after being accused of enabling housing discrimination

    Fair housing groups spur changes to housing, employment, lending ads
    Facebook is making significant changes to its advertising platform after the social media monolith was accused of enabling discrimination in housing, employment, and lending. The changes come after years of scrutiny into Facebook's ad practices, which appeared to allow advertisers to purposefully exclude certain people from seeing housing, employment, or lending ads.
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  • Real estate tech company Remine raises $30 million to grow MLS platform

    Series A funding led by Stripes Group, a New York equity firm
    Remine, a real estate tech company that was honored last year as one of HousingWire Magazine’s HW Tech100, announced this week that it raised $30 million to grow its data-focused MLS platform. Remine partners with MLSs to offer real estate agents and their consumers an MLS platform that utilizes data and analytics to offer “actionable intelligence.”
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  • Trulia: Here’s what will happen in housing in 2019

    Mortgage rates will hit 10-year high
    It’s the trillion-dollar question that everyone’s looking for an answer for. What’s housing going to do next year? A new survey and forecast from Trulia shows that people want to buy a house, but they may not be able to afford it right now thanks to a combination of rising rates and rising home prices. The bad news is that it’s likely only going to get worse in 2019.
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  • Executive Conversation: Celeste Starchild on serving the digital-first homebuyer

    ListHub makes it easy for real estate brokers to effectively manage every aspect of advertising listings online
    Executive Conversations is a HousingWire web series that profiles powerful people in the financial industry, highlighting the operations and the people that make this sector tick. In the latest installment, we sit down with Celeste Starchild, SVP Professional Software, Move, Inc. and General Manager of ListHub, to talk about how brokers can manage their active real estate listings through ListHub to generate more leads.
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  • Texas Real Estate Commission, Appraiser Board accused of ignoring customer service “crisis”

    Government watchdog says licensing agencies are hoarding money
    The Texas Sunset Commission, a state government watchdog agency, said in a report published this month that the Texas Real Estate Commission and the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board are keeping excess revenue in their coffers to pay for a new building rather than using the money to deal with customer service problems that are “overwhelming” the agencies.
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  • Walker & Dunlop appoints new VP in its capital markets group

    Trevor Blood will help to expand Walker & Dunlop throughout the country
    In a move to expand its presence in Southern California, Walker & Dunlop recently announced it appointed Trevor Blood as the new vice president in its capital markets group. Chief Production Officer of Walker & Dunlop Capital Markets Group Cliff Carnes said the company is confident that Blood will be a great asset to the company.
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