Realtor.com launches Livestream Open Houses

Realtor.com released a new feature on its website Friday morning, allowing homebuyers to attend an open house without leaving their couches. The company said as COVID-19 continues to spread, it is working closely with MLSs to enable listing agents to show homes safely while practicing social distancing. Compass, Redfin, Zillow

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Lewis Land Developers announce two new land purchases

Real estate developer Lewis Land Developers announced its purchase of over 400 acres of land in California. In a time where housing inventory has reached historical lows and the housing market has seen impacts from coronavirus across the board, Lewis Land Developers have upped the ante by investing in large

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An Open Discussion: What Lenders Need Recruiters to Understand

Originators often struggle to get what they need from recruiters — both internal and external — and end up with candidates that aren’t the right fit. This frank discussion to help both parties communicate more effectively so originators can fill difficult roles. Brian Covey, vice president of regional production at loanDepot,

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People movers: SimpleNexus, Compass and Knox Financial

SimpleNexus has announced its election of Senior Sales Executive Cathleen Schreiner Gates to its board of directors. Gates, a HousingWire Vanguard and Women of Influence award winner, previously served as the executive vice president of sales and marketing at Ellie Mae, and is also the chief executive officer of consulting

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Nearly 3 million borrowers are already in forbearance

It appears the forbearance issue is already much more significant than federal decision-makers thought it would be. Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mark Calabria told HousingWire last week that his expectation was that approximately 1 million GSE mortgages will be in forbearance by May, but new data from Black Knight

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Housing and civil rights coalition demands federal liquidity facility for servicers

A coalition of housing advocacy groups, national and regional civil rights organizations and minority-focused real estate trade associations, joined by former Mortgage Bankers Association chief executive David Stevens, urged the federal government to create one or more liquidity facilities so that mortgage servicers “covering forborne consumer payments can obtain funding

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Real Estate

Real estate sales. What differentiates your business in the marketplace? God, family, THEN business. What is your business management philosophy …

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