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HUD Announces New Reverse Mortgage Option

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today announced a new modified version of its Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) product. The HECM loan is a reverse mortgage insured by the federal government. It allows older home owners to tap into

Mega Camp Sets the Stage for Success for Any Real Estate Market

Real estate agents from across the United States and Canada will soon flock to Austin for Keller Williams Realty’s annual Mega Camp. The event, which focuses on education and motivation over four days, features sessions led by real estate’s

New National Organization Establishes Code of Ethics for Private Hard Money Lenders

The American Association of Private Lenders (AAPL) has established the first code of ethics for private hard money lenders in the United States. These ethical standards are the foundation of how AAPL members conduct themselves in their business operations.

Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Requires Mortgage Lenders to Make Decisions on Appraisal Management

Mortgage lenders nationwide are trying to figure out how best to meet the new appraisal management rules outlined in the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Bill, which is likely to become law in mid to late October. The bill’s appraiser independence

REALworkspaces Selects The Planet For Hosting Diligence

The Planet, the global hosting leader, today announced that REALworkspaces has expanded and upgraded its Diligence on Demand™ technology platform to accommodate its fast growth. Headquartered in Dallas, REALworkspaces is used throughout the commercial real estate industry for the

2M Realty Elevates Real Estate Agents’ Earning Capacity With ‘Treehouse’

2M Realty, an independent firm providing services throughout the Greater Houston real estate market, has exclusively partnered with Treehouse Agent Services to launch a new virtual office program. With a host of resources, The Treehouse program provides a complete,

The Century 21 System Upgrades Mobile Real Estate Experience with Dynamic iPhone App

Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of one of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organizations announced the release of its new iPhone app. The Century 21 iPhone app automatically provides mobile users with property listings, open

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