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Confirmation of Sale Scrutiny in Kansas

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Within the last several months, the Kansas Court of Appeals has taken a closer look at the procedure for confirming Sheriff’s Sales in Kansas. K.S.A. §60-2415(a) states, “If the court finds the [sale] regular and in conformity with law and ...

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Rental Rates on the Rise

Much like the housing market, the rental sector is showing no signs of a slowdown. According to the most recent CoreLogic numbers, which show that U.S. single-family rents were up 2.9 percent year-over-year in April, among some other noteworthy data ...

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The Evolution of the REO Landscape

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Patrick McClain, SVP of Hubzu Auction Services, talks to DS News about how the REO space has evolved in recent years, the challenges of operating amidst low foreclosure inventory, and how struggling homeowners are benefitting from options such as short sales.

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Zombie Homes: Why Won’t They Die Out?

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One lingering reminder of the housing crisis is the glut of zombie homes still cluttering some markets, especially those with judicial foreclosures. Click through to watch a short primer video on zombie homes, where they’re most prevalent, and why they’re so hard to kill.

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Zombie Homes Webinar Addresses Abandoned Property Challenges

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On Thursday, DS News and Altisource presented a complimentary webinar delving into the servicing, legal, and property preservation challenges presented by vacant and abandoned “zombie homes.” Click through to learn more, and to access a recording of the event if you missed it.

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The Week Ahead: Exclusive Zombie Homes Webinar

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On Thursday, June 21, at 2 p.m. CT, DS News will present an exclusive, complimentary webinar, sponsored by Altisource, diving into the property preservation challenges of abandoned "zombie homes." Here's what else is happening in The Week Ahead.

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LRES Corporation Brings Industry Veteran to Team

Frank Obregon Welcomed to LRES Team

LRES Corporation, an Orange, California-based residential and commercial real estate services company that provides nationwide valuations, REO asset management, and HOA solutions for the mortgage and real estate industry, has welcomed Frank Obregon as its commercial appraisal manager. Obregon holds ...

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Surviving and Thriving in a Low-Foreclosure REO Environment

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Auction.com's VP—Client Performance Management, EJ Kite, speaks to DS News about how the REO space has changed in recent years, and how those operating within it can prepare to not only survive but thrive in the years to come.

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Untangling the Web of Foreclosure Complications

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New legislation in Washington State aims to define how and when servicers can rescue abandoned properties—learn what the law entails and its possible nationwide impact. Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the June 2018 issue of DS News, out now.

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Best Markets for Single-Family Rental Investment

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With rent prices increasing right alongside home prices in many markets, rental investment can pay serious dividends for those savvy enough to do their homework before they invest. But like the old adage goes, one critical element is “location, location, ...

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