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Home Prices Grew On The Back Of Lower Mortgage Rates: NAR

Home prices increased in the fourth quarter of 2023 as mortgage rates declined. More than  85% of U.S. metro markets analyzed registered home price increases, up from 82% in the previous quarter, according to a report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Among the 221 metro areas studied, 15%

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DocuSign Lays Off 400 Employees Following Stalemate In Sale Talks  

E-signature company DocuSign laid off 6% of its workforce, or about 400 employees, following reports that the fintech company’s talks in exploring a sale have stalled. A majority of the impacted positions came from the company’s sales and marketing organizations, the company said. DocuSign had 7,336 employees at the end

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ACES CEO On Compliance: “95% Might As Well Be Zero”

Editor in Chief Sarah Wheeler sat down with Trevor Gauthier, CEO at ACES Quality Management, to talk about the benefits of tech partnerships and how the company is building a moat around their regulatory and compliance business. Sarah Wheeler: How do you think about build versus buy? Trevor Gauthier: For

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Mortgage Rates Show Little Movement As Markets Digest New Economic Data

Mortgage rates stabilized this week despite newly released economic data.  The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 6.64% as of Feb. 8, a slight increase from last week’s figure of 6.63%, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey released on Thursday. Meanwhile, the 15-year fixed rate averaged 5.90% this week, down

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