Real Estate

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  • HUD accuses Facebook of enabling housing discrimination

    Alleges that social media goliath makes it easier to discriminate
    Facebook allows landlords and property owners to discriminate against prospective renters and buyers based on their race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, disability, or other factors, HUD said Friday.
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  • Is housing becoming a buyer’s market?

    Sellers begin cutting back prices
    The housing market has tilted sharply in favor of sellers over the past two years, but there are very early signs that the winds may be starting to shift ever-so-slightly. The latest data shows an increase in the number of homes with price cuts – but is it where buyers really need it?
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  • Inside the scandal that could explode multifamily real estate

    WSJ reports on massive multifamily mortgage fraud investigation
    Everything is going swimmingly in multifamily real estate these days, right? Rents keep rising, construction is still chugging along, deals are being made, and delinquencies are still at historic lows. So everything’s good, right? Maybe not. It appears there could a deep, dark secret at the core of multifamily lending. Fake residents, fake incomes, and inflated mortgages. Sound familiar?
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  • Matt Kaufman, head of marketing at Qualia, to speak at engage.marketing

    Find out what the customer journey looks like for B2B
    Have you ever gone to a marketing conference and realized most of the content had little relevance for your B2B business? We know the feeling. The B2B marketing funnel is distinct in several nuanced and important ways, which is why we invited Matt Kaufman, the head of marketing at Qualia, to lead a session at our engage.marketing event designed just for B2B marketers.
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  • Barbara Yolles, chief strategy officer at TMS, to speak at engage.marketing

    Join us for a master class on marketing in the Millennial era
    Everyone has an opinion on how to best reach Millennial borrowers, but real data is hard to find. That's why we've invited marketing veteran Barbara Yolles, chief strategy officer at TMS, to speak at engage.marketing at a session titled: Creating Trust with First-Time Homebuyers: A Master Class on Marketing in the Millennial Era. The master class will include data from a recent TMS survey that details what Millennial homebuyers are looking for in a lender. 
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  • Housing starts ticked up in July

    Single-family housing starts climbed to 862,000 in July
    Housing starts slightly increased a bit in July, according to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau. PricewaterhouseCoopers Principal Scott Volling said that homebuilders are being affected by a slight increase in inventory.
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  • Home remodeling surges 30% in 5 years

    Housing construction leveling off?
    Home remodeling continues to increase in frequency as more Baby Boomers are electing to age in place and even Gen Xers opt to improve their current homes rather than trading up to newer ones. In fact, home remodeling has surged by about 30% in the past five years, according to the latest report from BuildFax.
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  • Homebuilder confidence falls to lowest level in 2018

    Affordability contributes to slight decline
    Concerns about market affordability contributed to homebuilder confidence falling one point to 67 in August, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz said builders are monitoring how tariffs and the impending trade war are affecting key building material prices, including lumber.
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  • Multifamily investment showing signs of slowing

    CBRE and Real Capital Analytics research shows multifamily investment took a tumble in Q2
    Multifamily investment could be showing signs of slowing down heading into the back half of the year, as investors ease up on their appetite for garden-style properties, according to research from CBRE and Real Capital Analytics.
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  • Adam Constantine, digital content strategist at Movement Mortgage, to speak at engage.marketing

    Learn how to navigate the ever-changing social media landscape
    Developing a successful social media strategy can feel like log-rolling — it takes crazy-fast footwork just to stay afloat, and if you look away for just a minute, you end up in some deep water. That’s why we’ve invited Adam Constantine, digital content strategist at Movement Mortgage, to speak on effective social marketing at engage.marketing. Adam will join Chidi Erike, marketing science lead at Facebook, for what is sure to be a lively panel in our B2C track titled: Social Selling: Building relationships through Social Media.
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