DOJ Announces New Initiative to Combat Mortgage Lending Discrimination
The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Oct. 22 a new initiative to combat what United States Attorney General Merrick Garland is calling “modern day redlining,” investigating discriminatory practices by mortgage lenders across the country that exclude people of color in violation of federal law. The new program—Combatting Redlining Initiative—will run through the DOJ’s Civil […]
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Real Estate ‘Power Players’ Reshape Luxury Landscape
Which markets are having the biggest influence in the luxury space? A new report from Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, “Real Estate’s New Power Players“—part of the brand’s annual “A Look at Wealth” series—highlights luxury real estate’s “movers and shakers” that have had the most significant impacts on this segment of the industry over the […]
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CFPB Issues Statement on Discontinuation of LIBOR
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) joined four other federal financial regulatory agencies and state bank and credit union regulators in issuing a statement highlighting the risks posed by the discontinuation of LIBOR (originally an acronym for London Interbank Offered Rate). The CFPB is urging banks and nonbanks alike to continue their efforts to transition […]
KW Associate Broker Builds a Loyal Customer Base With Curbio’s Home Reno Experience
Curbio takes the work out of pre-sale renovations If Mike McCann—REALTOR®, associate broker and agency co-owner—has learned anything throughout his 34-plus years in the industry, it’s that time is money. McCann has his own team with 20 agents and seven assistants, but he also helps lead nearly 700 Keller Williams agents at urban offices in […]
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JPAR Names Laura O’Connor President and COO
JPAR® Real Estate recently appointed Laura O’Connor as president and chief operating officer. The expansion of the executive-level leadership team comes at a time of growth for the brand and a focus on its national expansion. A seasoned industry executive, O’Connor will be responsible for developing and leading the brand’s strategic direction, nationwide expansion and […]
Inside Real Estate Launches Innovative Homeownership Solution, CORE Home
Inside Real Estate has announced its first product release from its new homeownership technology, CORE Home. CORE Home is a consumer destination, branded completely to the brokerage and agent. It anchors consumers in a single place, allowing brokerages to deliver a seamlessly connected experience throughout the entire homeownership lifecycle: from living in a home and […]
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Survey: Economists See Unemployment Holding Above Pre-Pandemic Levels a Year From Now
(TNS)—The U.S. job market is expected to keep improving over the next 12 months, but it won’t be as booming as it was before the coronavirus pandemic began, according to the nation’s top economists. Experts polled for Bankrate’s Third-Quarter Economic Indicator survey see joblessness sinking to 4.23% a year from now. That compares with the […]
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A Strong Year Ahead for the Remodeling Industry
The industry expects a robust year for remodeling in 2022, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA), which reported strong growth in home improvement and maintenance spending. The findings: LIRA, released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, projects that year-over-year gains in annual improvement […]
Will Technology Make Real Estate Investing Less Risky?
From mobile apps that can help you rent out your space to finding a new home just by scrolling through your social media feed, technology is rapidly changing real estate transactions and investing. In fact, it’s easier than ever for buyers, sellers and even real estate agents to speed up the marketing and transaction process […]
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Standing Out With Custom Real Estate Tech
Propertybase Drives Georgia Brokerage’s Tech-Forward Revamp After almost half a century in real estate, it’d be easy for Augusta, Georgia-based Meybohm Real Estate to rest on its laurels. With 340 agents and five offices, the brokerage caters to clients in 14 different counties throughout Georgia and South Carolina. Still, that hasn’t stymied Meybohm Real Estate’s […]