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Playing It Safe in Today’s Risky Foreclosure Market

Today’s tumultuous housing market can be a dangerous place for the brokers, agents, and field inspectors who must walk into foreclosed and REO properties on a daily basis. Occupied or vacant, these properties represent unfamiliar territory often rife with unknown peril.

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RealtyBid Experiences Record Business in Down Market

There is some positive news regarding the weakened housing market, Rainbow City, Alabama-based RealtyBid.com reports. The good news is that there are still thousands of buyers with a large appetite for appropriately priced homes, and the growing success of RealtyBid.

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Dallas-Fort Worth Offers First Green Designation for Realtors

The Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Realtors group is the first local real estate association in the United States to offer the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Green Designation Course. Specifically designed for member Realtors, the course provides an in-depth understanding of what green means for every aspect of real estate: residential, commercial, and property management.

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Company Calculates Future Value of Today’s REOs

Bankers Real Estate Services (BRES) Advisors Inc., a California analytics and transaction execution company, has introduced an evaluation product to the real estate owned (REO) market that determines the properties’ end game, the company said in a press statement.

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New REO Program Reduces Sales Cycle by 30 Percent

Champion Mortgage, a division of Nationstar Mortgage LLC, announced the launch of its REO Financing Partner Program yesterday. The program, developed specifically with today’s distressed market conditions in mind, has shortened turn times on REO foreclosure sales by 30 percent, which in turn has helped decrease loss severity on REO properties by over 10 percent, the company said.

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Visionet Rolls Out New REO Management Tool

Mortgage bankers and servicers require a comprehensive, flexible, and scalable REO management system that integrates with their own in-house and third party systems to provide automated workflow management and high visibility throughout the property management life cycle.

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Outside the Box, But Inside the Law

Michigan Paves the Way with Creative Techniques to Legally Avoid Costly Delays, Hasten Foreclosure and REO Sales When it comes to loss mitigation, quicker is almost always better. If the ultimate goal of every foreclosure is a clean, quick REO sale, avoiding delay by using creative methods can substantially improve results.

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Subprime Crunch Hurts GMAC in 2007

GMAC Financial Services, a financial services company, said it experienced a net loss of $724 million in the fourth quarter of 2007 and an annual net loss of $2.3 billion for the entire year. The financial services giant blames troubles experienced at its lending subsidiary Residential Capital, LLC, (or ResCap) for the company’s many losses last year.

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