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Fannie Mae chooses top 3 affordable housing solutions to develop

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Wed, 2018-06-20 17:08
The first stage of Fannie Mae's challenge to find an interesting solution for affordable and sustainable housing in the country is finished — proposals from teams in Florida, Ohio and Colorado were selected to develop and implement their ideas with guidance from the mortgage lender.

Existing-Home Sales Hit a Snag

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Wed, 2018-06-20 15:01

Existing-home sales in May were snagged by supply, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports. Activity in May declined 0.4 percent to 5.43 million, down 3 percent from the prior year. Inventory increased 2.8 percent to 1.85 million, but was 6.1 percent lower than the prior year.

Living in the Lap of Luxury in the Philippines

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Wed, 2018-06-20 14:53

With two major offices in the Philippines and several regional hubs, 100-plus employees (25 of which are engaged in real estate brokerage), Pinnacle Real Estate Consulting Services Inc. continues to see a lot of interest from investors in the Asia-Pacific region who are keen on Philippine opportunities.

LoanDepot names Jonathan Berkowitz chief innovation officer

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Wed, 2018-06-20 13:57
Jonathan Berkowitz will serve as chief innovation officer at loanDepot and mellohome, rejoining his former Keller Williams colleague Chris Heller.

Connect the ICSF Sessions: Navigating the ‘team vs. brokerage’ landscape

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Wed, 2018-06-20 13:21
How can teams and brokerages support each other? If this question intrigues you, then you won’t want to miss a series of sessions at ICSF.

The government needs to do more to make housing attainable: report

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Wed, 2018-06-20 13:17
According to the 30th anniversary of the State of the Nation’s Housing by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, even though more than 40 million units have been built over the past three decades, high mortgage rates — which are predicted to climb to more than 5 percent by year’s end — are still causing severe housing woes.

Redfin Chief Economist Nela Richardson departs

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Wed, 2018-06-20 13:02
Nela Richardson, Redfin's chief economist has departed from the company, she confirmed to Inman on Wednesday.

This Vancouver man wants to build a free ‘laneway house’ on your property — here’s why

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Wed, 2018-06-20 12:05
In an expensive city, people will find all sorts of ways to bring in rental income — and that's why Vancouver businessman Duane Laird wants to build a small house onto a pre-existing commercial or residential lot's back lane for free.

HUD failed to address lead paint dangers in public housing, report finds

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Wed, 2018-06-20 11:38
HUD announced the results of an audit that revealed a lack of adequate oversight of lead-based paint reporting and remediation in public housing nationwide.

5 tips for selling vacation and second homes

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Wed, 2018-06-20 10:38
Vacation homebuyers may be on a decline nationally (down from 16 percent to 12 percent according to the latest figures from the National Association of Realtors), but experts who work in this segment of the real estate industry are confident about the continued and growing appeal of their product — even during a possible downturn. Here are five tips for selling second homes.

Existing home prices hit new record high as sales slump

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Wed, 2018-06-20 09:27
Existing homes sales fell 0.4 percent month-over-month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.43 million after declining last month too.
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