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Former Amazon Economist Joins Redfin Team

Real-estate brokerage Redfin announced that it has appointed Daryl Fairweather as its new Chief Economist. Fairweather comes to Redfin from Amazon, where she served as a senior behavioral economist, leading a team of analysts and economists focused on improving employee performance and engagement.

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Homeowners and Rising Interest Rates

From restricting refinance activity, to managing debt, rising rates are likely to affect the housing market in many ways. Experts weigh in on what homeowners can do to mitigate the challenges of this environment.

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Helping Americans Keep Their Homes

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced a grant for housing counseling that will help 1 million households find housing, make more informed choices, and keep their current homes. Here’s what the grant entails.

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Why the South is Delinquency Prone

Despite delinquency and foreclosure rates dropping to a 12-year low, a report found that some factors are likely to increase defaults in several Southern states. Click through for a breakdown on delinquency and foreclosure rate performance nationally and in the South.

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Tackling Home Affordability Through Innovation

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DS News reporter David Wharton recently caught up with Paul Galvin, Chairman and CEO of SG Blocks, an innovative company that turns shipping containers into new enivronments–including homes. Wharton and Galvin discussed some of the pressing issues facing today's housing market including the affordability crisis.

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Is the Housing Market Prepared for the Next Crisis?

Has the housing market learned its lessons, or will it repeat the same mistakes it did during the last financial crisis? Experts discuss their concerns with the housing market since the boom and subsequent bust, outlining what they think we’ve learned—and what we haven’t.

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Hurricane Michael Threatens Homes in Florida

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The tropical storm strengthened to a category 3 Hurricane Michael on Monday and is expected to hit the Florida panhandle as early as Wednesday. What will be the impact of this fast-moving storm on the residents in the area?

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Fostering Positive Results in Housing and Mortgage

Watch how Charmaine Brown, Director, External Outreach and Engagement, in the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion at Fannie Mae, the Keystone recipient of the Cultural Leader Award and the finalists in this category are changing the culture of the mortgage industry.

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