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DataQuick, RentRange Partnership Offers REO-to-Rental Intelligence   By Evan Nemeroff As homeownership rates remain flat and rental units continue to increase in popularity among consumers, more firms are starting to focus their business strategies toward the rental market. According to data from...
  Foreclosure Activity Falls to Five-Year Low: RealtyTrac By: Carrie Bay Foreclosure filings — including default notices, scheduled auctions, and bank repossessions — were reported on 180,427 U.S. properties in September, according to RealtyTrac. The total number of filings last month was down 7 ...
  VIRGINIA BUSINESSMAN SENTENCED TO 14 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR $41 MILLION BANK FRAUD SCHEME AND TAX SCAM Fraud Scheme Contributed to the Failure of Bank of the Commonwealth WASHINGTON, DC - George P. Hranowskyj, 47, of Chesapeake, Va., was sentenced yesterday to 14 years in prison for carryi...
ATTN: Potential BPO & REO Real Estate Brokers, WHO WANT BPOs & REOs! REONetwork.com, REOWarrior.com I recommend REONetwork.com, contact Windy. This network has been around for a long time! If you are a part of this network and write a good profile (resume) and background on yourself. The BPO and ...
ATTN: REAL Estate Professionals: "DO NOT" and I repeat "DO NOT EVER BUY" a list for BPO Companies, Banks, Lenders, Outsourcers to obtain BPOs or REO Listings. Everyday, I am contacted by REALTORS, Real Estate Professionals nationally that have "PURCHASED" a list for this purpose. BEWARE, the sell...
  FHFA Reveals 3rd Winner for REO Initiative, C.A.R. Voices Disapproval  By: Esther Cho The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced a third bidder scooped up properties in three states for the agency’s REO-to-rental initiative, leaving Atlanta as the sole metro in the program with no winn...
  Have you ever had a Short Sales Transaction that did not close?! Did you waste your time as a Real Estate Professional because the homeowners did not disclose the facts about their property, their hardship or their true financial situation?  DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME, as time is money! Use this "H...
    Special Series: Industry Weighs in on the Shadow Inventory Debate 11/01/2012 By: Andy Beth Miller   After raising the question of how the election might impact the housing market’s shadow inventory, it was obvious to see we had touched on a key issue near and dear to many voters’ hearts, mind...
“BROKER PRICE OPINION”, value what you see, not what you are assigned?! Written by: James A Browning MRE Andy received a phone call from Outside values (BPO Company) asking him if he could value a housing development that went into foreclosure. Andy had 17 years of Commercial experience valuing m...
  REOMAC Commercial Dinner @ “The Jonathan Club” in LA, Nov. 1st 2012. Meet the Movers and Shakers of Commercial Real Estate in the Mortgage Industry! Meeting Information Date:November 1, 2012 Time:Registration Opens: 4:30 pm Cocktail Reception: 5:00 pm Dinner: 6:00 pm Dr. Adibi: 7:00 pm (no seat...

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