We didn’t let it break us: A personal look back at the Great Recession

The housing market plummeted in 2008, dragging down with it real estate jobs and the financial stability of so many involved in this industry. Countless real estate professionals and homeowners were affected, and memories of this event will live on for…

Husband-and-wife real estate duo accused of mail and wire fraud in Minnesota

The U.S. Department of Justice has indicted Minneapolis-based real estate duo Jeffery and Lori Detloff for a wire and mail fraud scheme targeted at companies and financial institutions that owned or had an interest in foreclosed properties, according to a press release on Monday.

Homeowners called the cops to report their ‘stolen’ house

On February 2, Jo and Lonnie Harrison decided to have a weekend getaway, but when they arrived at their vacation spot, the home was missing …

2017 saw fewest foreclosure starts in nearly two decades

Black Knight today released its latest Mortgage Monitor report, which revealed 2017 had the fewest number of foreclosure starts since 2000 (649,000), despite the negative impact Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria had on areas such as Texas, Louisiana, M…

U.S. foreclosures hit a 12-year low in 2017

Attom Data Solutions today released its Year-End Foreclosure Market Report, which revealed that foreclosure filings were submitted on 676,535 U.S. properties — a 27 percent year-over-year decline and the lowest level since …

Real estate team now accepting bitcoin on all current listings

As her market still recovers from the damage wrought by Hurricane Harvey, Nicole Lopez-Cummins and her team hope to tap into an emerging market of real estate buyers with a new social media marketing campaign targeting bitcoin investors …

Hurricane season responsible for 10% of delinquent mortgages

While mortgage payment delinquencies are generally down across the country, they were explainably up in states hit by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, resulting in a slightly raised annual delinquency rate, according to the October 2017 Black Knight Mortgag…

Hurricane Harvey victims granted temporary relief from foreclosure

Hurricane Harvey has caused thousands in and around the Houston area to flee from the rising waters engulfing their homes and killed at least 14 people to date. In this time of crisis, Federal mortgage agencies Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal H…

Podcast: Crazy sh*t in real estate Episode 6 — Don’t quit on Detroit

Leading Detroit Realtor and president of the Detroit Association of Realtors Kamal Cheeks talks about how his city, despite being in the recovery stage, still faces struggles that the rest of the country can’t imagine. …

2016 Brings 10-Year Drop in Foreclosures

While many of us were all too pleased to say buh-bye to 2016, one positive thing the year gifted us was the lowest foreclosure rate in 10 years. According to recently released data from ATTOM Data Solutions, 2016 foreclosure filings were reported on 933,045 U.S. properties, down 14 percent from 2015 to the lowest level […]

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