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Top 20 REO Markets for Buyers and Sellers

See which markets topped a recent list for the highest percentage of bought and sold REO properties. Hint: One region dominated over the others.

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A Bridge Too Far to Cross

Bridge loans, or fix-and-flip loans, have only recently entered the RMBS market. But here’s a breakdown on the threat they pose homeowners and investors according to a major crediting agency.

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Ellie Mae Launches New Encompass Digital Mortgage Solution

Ellie Mae is releasing an updated version of Encompass digital mortgage solution that includes expanded support for home equity line of credit and additional automation and data management for streamlining the origination process.

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The Week Ahead: Gauging Vacancy Trends

panelists discuss gses at AEI

The Census Bureau’s quarterly report will provide current information on the rental and homeowner vacancy rates. See what’s in store for The Week Ahead.

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Opportunity Knocks

Expanding your real estate broker business requires not only recognizing opportunity when it comes calling but also seeking it out in places and with strategies beyond just what has worked before. Editor’s Note: This feature originally appeared in the October issue of DS News.

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Economic Ironies

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. But with the U.S. economy thriving, what's with the housing market's paradoxical-seeming doldrums?

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