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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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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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From Home Listings to Home Flipping

Zillow made its name as an online real estate database, helping homebuyers shop for houses whether they were right down the street or on the other side of the country. Recently, however, Zillow announced it had plans to branch out ...

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William Mueller Joins Equator as National Sales Director

Equator, a California-based a provider of default software solutions for servicers, real estate agents, vendors, and other mortgage and real estate industry professionals, announced that William Mueller has joined the company as National Sales Director. In this role, Mueller will ...

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The Hypervacancy Problem in American Cities

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Over the last few decades, housing vacancies have become more widespread in many American communities. That’s according to a new report published this week by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. But why is the problem so widespread, and what ...

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