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Show Us Your Pets! (4 photos)

Our pets may have always sensed how much we care about them. But recently they might be feeling like they’ve hit the affection jackpot. When have our dogs, cats and other pets ever gone on as many walks, eaten as many treats or received as many belly scratches? We...

5 principles housing professional should employ to help consumers

Six weeks ago when I published an article about applying a “Trauma-Informed Care” model to the housing industry, I had no idea we were about to embark on a globally traumatic event. As a former social worker with experience working with traumatized populations, I...

AIME’s Anthony Casa on the mortgage industry’s most pressing topics

HousingWire CEO Clayton Collins sat down with Association of Independent Mortgage Experts Chairman Anthony Casa to discuss some of the most pressing issues pertaining to the housing industry as the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 continues to create uncertainty...

Coronavirus pandemic exposes weaknesses of iBuyer model

The $1.6 trillion real estate industry is a tempting target for disruptors. Hundreds of companies have developed thousands of solutions to automate different parts of the process, making the experience better and faster in many ways. But these are mostly incremental...

Broker-LO Nick Solis answers five questions on lasting lessons from 2008

Editor’s Note: This is the third installment in the “Industry Warriors” series, a collection of profiles on veteran real estate professionals and loan originators who produced high volumes pre-9/11 and pre-2008, weathered those economic downturns and rebounded even...

Number of homes taken off market doubles due to coronavirus

While open houses have gone down and 3D or virtual home tours have gone up, homes that were on the market prior to coronavirus striking the market have fallen off. In the midst of record-high unemployment claims and economic uncertainty, supply is declining now more...

New This Week: 3 Kitchens That Stylishly Mix Dark and Light (3 photos)

While the latest Houzz research shows that white is still the most popular color for kitchen cabinets, Sara Malek Barney of Bandd...

Mortgage lenders are tightening standards as coronavirus crisis worsens

As market volatility increases due to the coronavirus pandemic, mortgage lenders are increasingly tightening their lending standards to add in increased protections against borrower default. Specifically, many lenders are adding overlays to their origination process....

How does the real estate closing process work in a COVID-19 world?

From shopping for a mortgage and looking for a real estate agent to touring homes and signing the real estate closing documents, the process to buy a home has long been an in-person transaction. Despite massive competition in the industry to be first to move away from...

Veterans United Home Loans pledges $1M in COVID-19 aid

Veterans United Home Loans is pledging $1 million through its philanthropic Veterans United Foundation for assistance to communities upended by the COVID-19 crisis. According to the Columbia, Missouri-headquartered company, the funds will be targeted to the 29 markets...

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