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Joey Pizzolato is the Online Editor of DS News and MReport. He is a graduate of Spalding University, where he holds a holds an MFA in Writing as well as DePaul University, where he received a B.A. in English. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in a variety of print and online journals and magazines. To contact Pizzolato, email [email protected]

Mortgage Industry Roundtable: Inventory Woes

DS News sat down with Jorge Ponce, Director of Business Development & Implementation at FirstClose; Joey McDuffee, Director at Wipro Gallagher Solutions; and Kevin Watson, District Manager, Middle Tennessee at Churchill Mortgage to discuss inventory woes and the future of the market in this exclusive three-part roundtable.

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Contested Once Again

More controversy surrounding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has recently emerged regarding the way they are collecting data on credit offerings to small businesses. The Bureau is looking into how lenders identify and classify small businesses when deciding whether or not to provide a loan, as mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act.

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Home Building Confidence Down, For Now

National home builder confidence has experience a decrease following the events of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, according to the September National Association of Home Builders/Well Fargo Housing Market index. But the future outlook isn’t so grim.

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Real Estate Market Could Be Pivoting

The real estate market could be pivoting away from traditional models, according to a report by CNBC. A six percent commission was all but standard in the past—since then, brokers have reduced that significantly to keep up with increasing competition.

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Homes Selling Like Hotcakes

RE/MAX has released its September 2017 National Housing Report, which showed that the continuing trend of restricted inventory and high demand resulted in short on-the-market times.

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FHFA HARP Refinance Continue Helping Borrowers

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released its July 2017 Refinance Report, showing that total refinances for the month were down, which the report attributes to the fact that mortgage rates are still higher than they were year-over-year.

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Patenaude Named Deputy Secretary of HUD

The U.S. Senate has officially confirmed Pamela Patenaude to serve as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). According to a press release ...

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