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Full Speed Ahead with Mortgage Tech

New technologies are accelerating the industry processes and increasing consumer satisfaction. Catch up on the top trends that will impact mortgage professionals this year. Editor’s Note: This story was originally featured in the April issue of DS News, out now.

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The Reality of Home Prices vs. Home Sales

Home prices in February hit a four-year high, capping a 72-month run in which median home values rose nationally, according to a report by Redfin. But just because the prices went up does not mean sales went up. In fact, ...

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Home Bidding Sight-Unseen?

An increasing number of homebuyers are making offers for homes without first seeing them in person, according to an analysis by online brokers Redfin. The study, which surveyed 1503 respondents who purchased a home in the last one year in November and ...

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Can Homebuyers Get Better Government Loan Modifications?

The second in a three-part series of reports examines government loan modification products available for loans insured by the FHA, the VA, or the USDA and explores how borrowers who fall behind on payments can receive adequate payment relief in a high market rate environment.

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Metros that Make the Dream Neighborhood Checklist

Neighborhoods in Chicago are among the rare major metro areas that ‘Have it All’ according to a report. Other cities include Pittsburg, Cleveland, and Miami.

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Homes are Shrinking Again

New single family homes have been shrinking, according to the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB). According to the NAHB data, home sizes reached a plateau in 2015 and 2016 after experiencing a steady rise post-recession, but have started to drop off since. The post-recession increase in single-family home size is consistent with the historical pattern coming out of recessions.

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