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Opinion: Why We Should Implement A Mortgage Marketplace Model

When will the mortgage industry know it has reached the tipping point where innovation is no longer a competitive advantage but an existential need? Maybe when it consistently fails to attract viable, aspirational customers (in part because it is cycling through last year’s leads and legacy customers instead of innovating

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Maryland Home Seller Files Commission Lawsuit In Missouri

For many real estate professionals, 2023 was the year of the commission lawsuit, and the year could not end without one last copycat suit. Filed last Wednesday in the Western District of Missouri, the Umpa suit, named after its lead and only plaintiff Daniel Umpa, accuses the real estate industry

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UWM’s Sarah DeCiantis On 4 Social Media Trends To Watch In 2024

Some people still think of social media platforms as places where your grandma’s dance moves go viral and your dog has more followers than you. While that may be accurate, as digital platforms continue to evolve at an exceptional rate, it has become nearly impossible for businesses to thrive without

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Beneficial-Ownership Filing Mandate Takes Effect In 2024

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) as of Jan. 1, 2024, is accepting beneficial-ownership information reports from existing and newly created companies, a mandate that applies to many real estate-related entities. FinCEN, part of the U.S. Department of Treasury, has been authorized to collect the reports, a requirement established under the Corporate Transparency Act of 2021.

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Logan Mohtashami’s 2024 Housing Market And Rate Forecast

The 2023 housing market faced one of the same roadblocks we saw in 2022: mortgage rates were too high for home sales growth. Now that we’re in 2024, the Federal Reserve‘s rate hike cycle is over, so let’s look at what that means for housing demand and home prices. However,

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