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Xhevrije West is a writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University.

Existing-Home Sales Fall Short in October

Appraisal Automation

Existing-home sales in October, although still healthy, fell from September’s spike, as home supply remains low, consumers have fewer options to choose from, and affordability issues persist in some markets.

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Real Estate Appraisers Diminish In a Starved Market

Real estate appraisers are quietly disappearing in the mortgage industry as less young careerists are opting to enter this field, which could in turn, pose serious risks for both lenders and consumers such as added costs and lengthy real estate delivery times.

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Economy Remains Stable in the Midst of Global Implications

Economic growth is expected to move upward in the fourth quarter following a disappointing third quarter, according to Fannie Mae's Economic & Strategic Research Group. The research shows that economic growth for all of 2015 is projected to reach 2.2 percent, with a another increase in 2016 to 2.4 percent.

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