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Putting Abandoned Properties Under the Spotlight

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Ever since the Washington Supreme Court’s decision in the Jordan v. NationStar case, loan servicers have been on edge about securing abandoned property. House Bill 2057 seeks to address this, and several other pressing issues. Most of the bill's sections ...

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A New Tactic to Fight Zombie Homes

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This June, Washington state will implement a new law (HB2057) designed to combat abandoned zombie properties and streamline interactions between government and lenders when it comes to preventing urban blight as the properties fall into disrepair. As reported by the ...

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The Single-Family Rental Surge

With skyrocketing home prices, insufficient housing inventory, and crippling student debt, many potential homebuyers simply don’t have the means to save up for a downpayment on a home. For many, that leaves rental as the only option, and a pair ...

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House Bill Would Streamline Volcker Rule

The push to streamline reforms put in place after the financial crisis continues as the House of Representatives has passed a new bill that would streamline the Volcker Rule. Implemented as part of the larger Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and ...

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The Best Cities for America’s Top Expanding Professions

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Securing employment is one of the precursors to homeownership, and the good news is that several growing industries are brimming with opportunity. However, in some cases, the markets teeming with employment opportunities harbor competitive and high-priced housing markets. “A red-hot ...

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Multigenerational Households on the Rise

As of 2016, one in five Americans lived in a multigenerational household. That’s the key revelation from a newly released Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census data, revealing that the percentage of multigenerational American households has reached a level ...

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