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  • NPR: Hospitals are joining the real estate business
    on August 20, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    Affordability continues to plague the housing industry, leaving some of the nation’s poorest communities struggling just to make ends meet. This is especially true for residents living in “high-risk” communities where poverty usually partners with inadequate housing, violence and sickness, and it's driving hospitals to join the real estate business. […]

  • Judge tosses civil rights groups’ suit against HUD over delaying Obama fair housing effort
    by blane@housingwire.com on August 20, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    A federal judge late last week dismissed a legal challenge from three civil groups over the Trump administration’s move to delay and change a controversial Obama-era fair housing rule. The groups hoped to have the rule reinstated. But that won't be happening now. […]

  • Bloomberg: Trump taking shots at the Fed, again
    on August 20, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    President Donald Trump is back at it, taking shots at Federal Reserve Bank Chair Jerome Powell. Bloomberg reports that according to the three people present at a fundraising event in the Hamptons, Trump complained to wealthy Republican donors at a fundraiser in the Hamptons that Powell was raising interest rates. […]

  • The top 5 easiest markets to save for a down payment
    on August 20, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Saving for a down payment is a real drag these days thanks to soaring home prices and high interest rates. But, according to RealEstate.com, there are a handful of U.S. metros where it doesn’t suck quite as much as the rest. RealEstate.com’s analysis factors in median household income among Millennials and their estimated annual household savings to determine how long it would take to save for a 20% down payment on a starter home or a home priced in the bottom third of their markets. […]

  • HUD launching push to get more landlords to accept housing vouchers
    by blane@housingwire.com on August 20, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    It’s apparently far too difficult for low-income households to use the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s housing voucher program to gain access to affordable housing and HUD is planning to do something about it. HUD announced Monday that it is launching a push to get more landlords to accept housing vouchers, citing two studies that claim that the housing voucher program is not functioning as it should be. […]

  • Joe Welu, CEO of Total Expert, to speak at engage.marketing
    by swheeler@housingwire.com on August 20, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    It’s an incredibly competitive market out there for real estate and mortgage professionals, and monitoring the activity of potential customers at the top of the funnel is essential for success. That's why we've invited Joe Welu, founder and CEO of Total Expert, to speak at our engage.marketing event on the topic of Leveraging a Marketing Automation Platform. […]

  • MetLife and State Street shake hands to launch $2 billion CRE lending initiative
    on August 20, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    MetLife Investment Management, an institutional asset management platform for MetLife and State Street Corp. inked a multi-year agreement which will allow MetLife Investment Management and its affiliates to originate and service up to $2 billion in commercial mortgage loans for State Street and its affiliates. […]

  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Facebook responds to HUD’s housing discrimination allegation
    by blane@housingwire.com on August 20, 2018 at 4:01 am

    In case you missed it late Friday, HUD accused Facebook of allowing a modern, technologically enhanced form of redlining, wherein Facebook allows advertisers to use its mountains of data to target housing ads to very specific audiences. Here, the company responds. That, and more, in your Monday Morning Cup of Coffee. […]

  • HUD accuses Facebook of enabling housing discrimination
    by blane@housingwire.com on August 17, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    Facebook allows landlords and property owners to discriminate against prospective renters and buyers based on their race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, disability, or other factors, HUD said Friday. […]

  • Is housing becoming a buyer’s market?
    on August 17, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    The housing market has tilted sharply in favor of sellers over the past two years, but there are very early signs that the winds may be starting to shift ever-so-slightly. The latest data shows an increase in the number of homes with price cuts – but is it where buyers really need it? […]

  • Inside the scandal that could explode multifamily real estate
    by blane@housingwire.com on August 17, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    Everything is going swimmingly in multifamily real estate these days, right? Rents keep rising, construction is still chugging along, deals are being made, and delinquencies are still at historic lows. So everything’s good, right? Maybe not. It appears there could a deep, dark secret at the core of multifamily lending. Fake residents, fake incomes, and inflated mortgages. Sound familiar? […]

  • Matt Kaufman, head of marketing at Qualia, to speak at engage.marketing
    by swheeler@housingwire.com on August 17, 2018 at 4:10 am

    Have you ever gone to a marketing conference and realized most of the content had little relevance for your B2B business? We know the feeling. The B2B marketing funnel is distinct in several nuanced and important ways, which is why we invited Matt Kaufman, the head of marketing at Qualia, to lead a session at our engage.marketing event designed just for B2B marketers. […]

  • Barbara Yolles, chief strategy officer at TMS, to speak at engage.marketing
    by swheeler@housingwire.com on August 17, 2018 at 4:03 am

    Everyone has an opinion on how to best reach Millennial borrowers, but real data is hard to find. That's why we've invited marketing veteran Barbara Yolles, chief strategy officer at TMS, to speak at engage.marketing at a session titled: Creating Trust with First-Time Homebuyers: A Master Class on Marketing in the Millennial Era. The master class will include data from a recent TMS survey that details what Millennial homebuyers are looking for in a lender.&nbs […]

  • Housing starts ticked up in July
    on August 16, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    Housing starts slightly increased a bit in July, according to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau. PricewaterhouseCoopers Principal Scott Volling said that homebuilders are being affected by a slight increase in inventory. […]

  • Home remodeling surges 30% in 5 years
    on August 15, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    Home remodeling continues to increase in frequency as more Baby Boomers are electing to age in place and even Gen Xers opt to improve their current homes rather than trading up to newer ones. In fact, home remodeling has surged by about 30% in the past five years, according to the latest report from BuildFax. […]

  • Homebuilder confidence falls to lowest level in 2018
    on August 15, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Concerns about market affordability contributed to homebuilder confidence falling one point to 67 in August, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz said builders are monitoring how tariffs and the impending trade war are affecting key building material prices, including lumber. […]

  • Multifamily investment showing signs of slowing
    on August 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Multifamily investment could be showing signs of slowing down heading into the back half of the year, as investors ease up on their appetite for garden-style properties, according to research from CBRE and Real Capital Analytics. […]

  • Adam Constantine, digital content strategist at Movement Mortgage, to speak at engage.marketing
    by swheeler@housingwire.com on August 15, 2018 at 4:11 am

    Developing a successful social media strategy can feel like log-rolling — it takes crazy-fast footwork just to stay afloat, and if you look away for just a minute, you end up in some deep water. That’s why we’ve invited Adam Constantine, digital content strategist at Movement Mortgage, to speak on effective social marketing at engage.marketing. Adam will join Chidi Erike, marketing science lead at Facebook, for what is sure to be a lively panel in our B2C track titled: Social Selling: Building relationships through Social Media. […]

  • Home Depot earnings surge as more homeowners renovate
    on August 14, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    Home improvement retailer The Home Depot reported a surge in its sales during the second quarter of 2018 as more homeowners choose to age in place and renovate their homes rather than move into a newer home. […]

  • Cory Treffiletti, CMO of Voicera, to speak at engage.marketing
    by swheeler@housingwire.com on August 14, 2018 at 4:02 am

    I love shiny new technology — we all do! But beyond the cool factor, evaluating which new technology your company needs to embrace for marketing can feel like reading tea leaves. That’s why I’m so excited about the panel on The Next Big Thing at our engage.marketing event. We’ve invited Cory Treffiletti, the chief marketing officer of Voicera, to give us the inside scoop on virtual reality, augmented reality and voice, among other promising new technologies. […]