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Brian Honea's writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master's degree from Amberton University in Garland.

With Recent Republican Victories, Is GSE Reform Possible?

Now that the Republicans will have a majority in both the House and the Senate and a Republican-led Senate Banking Committee in January, it has been widely speculated that GSE reform will be near the top of their to-do list. Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) will become the new chair of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee in January. He previously served as the committee chair from 2003 to 2007 and is a longtime proponent of reforming the conservatorship model.

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International Document Services Forms New Integrations Team

International Document Services (IDS), a Salt Lake City, Utah-based mortgage document preparation vendor, has announced the formation of an internal team with the sole function of developing and maintaining integrations between idsDoc, the IDS flagship document preparation system, and the company's third-party vendors.

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Institutional Investor Sale Share Sinks to Four-Year Low in Q3

Institutional investor sales comprised 4.3 percent of all single-family residential home and condo sales in the third quarter of 2014, down from 5 percent in the second quarter and from 5.3 percent in Q3 2013, according to RealtyTrac's Q3 2014 Institutional Investor and Cash Sales Report released on Thursday.

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