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  • WSJ: Lennar in talks to sell Rialto Capital to StonePoint Capital

    The largest homebuilder in the U.S. is looking to offload noncore assets
    Lennar is in advanced talks to sell its real-estate lending arm Rialto Capital to StonePoint Capital. According to the Wall Street Journal, the largest homebuilder in the U.S. is trying to shed weight in the face of headwinds dragging on the housing market’s performance.
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  • Opendoor raises $325 million, plans nationwide expansion

    Direct homebuyer plots expansion into 50 markets by 2020
    One of the biggest players in the growing direct homebuyer segment is about to get much, much bigger. Opendoor, an online marketplace that buys homes directly from homeowners, announced Wednesday that it secured $325 million in new funding and is planning a nationwide expansion of its homebuying platform.
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  • Notarize raises $20 million, with help from housing giants Lennar and Realogy

    Venture arm of National Association of Realtors also took part in funding round
    Notarize, a digital platform that allows for legal, online document notarization, announced this week that it raised $20 million in its Series B round of funding. The capital raise nearly doubles the amount of money the company has raised so far. But what’s more interesting than Notarize raising $20 million is where the money is coming from.
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  • Amazon pushes further into real estate with Lennar smart home deal

    Launches “Amazon Experience Centers”
    Over the past few months, Amazon has hinted at expansion into real estate in various ways. Well, consider Wednesday’s news another sign of Amazon’s encroachment into housing and real estate. Amazon announced Wednesday that it is partnering with Lennar, the nation’s largest homebuilder, to launch what it calls “Amazon Experience Centers,” which are basically showrooms for all of Amazon’s smart home products.
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  • Lennar names new CEO for first time in 21 years

    Stuart Miller promoted from CEO to executive chairman, Rick Beckwitt named CEO
    Lennar, which became the nation’s biggest homebuilder earlier this year when it bought fellow homebuilder CalAtlantic Group in a $9.3 billion deal, announced recently that it is making a series of executive changes. The changes, which consist of promoting several of the company’s leaders, mark the first significant shakeup of the company’s leadership in some time.
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  • Lennar partners with Blend to power its financing arm

    Will digitally streamline purchase process for Lennar customers
    Lennar, one of the largest homebuilders in the U.S., is now partnering with mortgage technology provider Blend, to power its financing arm. The new system will allow Lennar mortgages to close up to 10 days faster by cutting out unnecessary manual process.
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  • Lennar completes CalAtlantic merger

    Merger creates nation’s largest homebuilder
    Lennar has completed its previously announced merger with CalAtlantic, creating the nation’s largest homebuilder. Lennar will now own or control approximately 250,000 home sites and be actively selling homes in 1,300 residential communities in 21 states.
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  • From HW Magazine

    Changing demographics fuel the rise of multigenerational living

    How builders are capitalizing on the growing trend
    [Subscribers only] Multigenerational living, where two or more adult generations live under the same roof, is becoming a growing trend in the U.S. Currently about 19% of Americans now live in a multigenerational household, the highest level since 1950. That amounts to about 60.6 million adults in 2014, up from 57 million adults in 2012. And homebuilders have taken notice, designing houses specifically catered to this segment.
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  • DOJ investigating FHA lending practices of Lennar subsidiary Eagle Home Mortgage

    Homebuilder discloses investigation in SEC filing
    Eagle Home Mortgage, the mortgage lending subsidiary of Lennar, could find itself on a list that includes Wells Fargo, Walter Investment, United Shore Financial Services, PHH, and many other lenders that were sanctioned by the government for underwriting mortgages that did not meet Federal Housing Administration standards.
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  • CalAtlantic Homes boosts Atlanta presence by acquiring of Home South Communities

    CalAtlantic set to be acquired by Lennar
    CalAtlantic Homes, which is set to be acquired by Lennar in the first quarter of 2018 in a $9.3 billion deal, is doing some acquiring of its own. CalAtlantic announced this week that it is increasing its footprint in the Atlanta market by acquiring Home South Communities, one of the largest privately held homebuilders in the Atlanta metro market.
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