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4 tips for real estate agents to crush it on Snapchat

May 23, 2016

If you could go back in time and build an audience on Twitter before it blew up would you? Well, Snapchat is still an unchartered area for real estate agents to jump into. Here are four tips on how to use Snapchat to your advantage, along with Snapchat pros you need to follow.

House passes sweeping change to loan originator licensing rules


The House of Representatives just passed a bill that could create a huge impact on the mortgage industry, as mortgage loan officers may soon be able to transition from a traditional bank to a nonbank and keep originating new mortgage loans without having to wait for a new license. Now, it’s on to the Senate for the SAFE Transitional Licensing Act of 2015.

NAFCU urges legislative action on cyber security


Hacking and cyber security are on the rise, and continue to plague various institutions. The National Association of Federal Credit Unions joined with six other financial trade groups in the fight for stronger cyber security regulations.

First time homebuyer share grows despite tough market conditions


First time homebuyers share of home purchases rose for the fifth consecutive month despite the competitive market. In fact, they now trail current homeowner’s share of home purchases by just 6.8%. That being said, they still face many difficulties in the competition.

Texas Supreme Court hands victory to Ocwen in fight over lien release


Ocwen Loan Servicing secured a major victory in Texas’ highest court recently. Seven of the nine justices on the Texas Supreme Court ruled that the state’s constitution does not give a homeowner the right to repayment of their home loan amount simply because a lender did not release its lien on the home in the proper timeframe.

Florida housing market improves in April


A number of factors combined to move Florida’s housing market forward in April. Higher sales prices, more listings entering the market and low mortgage rates all played a hand. That being said, affordable housing still seems to be struggling.

Brookings Institution: For the most part, solar energy is worth it


The demand for solar energy is surging. But not everyone is on board with the idea, especially the companies involved. The root of the problem comes down to issues for utilities and the public utilities commissions that regulate them. While the debate was enough to ruin sales in Nevada, these studies disagree.

Deutsche Bank reportedly under SEC investigation for mortgage bond trading


Deutsche Bank is reportedly facing a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation over its mortgage bond trading activities in 2013, according to a report from Bloomberg. Here are all the details.

Appeals Court overturns Bank of America’s $1.27 billion fine in ‘Hustle’ case


The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit handed Bank of America a massive victory, and dealt the Department of Justice a major blow, on Monday when it overturned a $1.27 billion penalty against the megabank in a fraud case over defective mortgages sold by Countrywide. The case stems from the government suing Bank of America over Countrywide’s “Hustle” loan origination process. Click the headline for the full story.

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Did Wells Fargo pay off new mayor’s mortgage?


The mayor of Jackson gets more than a new office after his election. The great real estate swindle is alive and well on public radio. The Wall Street Journal, on the other hand, offers a rosier picture. Plus, what do Americans spend their money on these days?

Former HUD secretaries: America’s elderly desperately need more affordable housing


As our nation ages, millions of older adults are left without affordable housing options. In this guest post, former HUD Secretaries Henry Cisneros and Mel Martinez discuss why the situation is so dire and what we can do to change it.

Appeals Court overturns Bank of America’s $1.27 billion fine in ‘Hustle’ case


The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit handed Bank of America a massive victory, and dealt the Department of Justice a major blow, on Monday when it overturned a $1.27 billion penalty against the megabank in a fraud case over defective mortgages sold by Countrywide. The case stems from the government suing Bank of America over Countrywide’s “Hustle” loan origination process. Click the headline for the full story.

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Did Wells Fargo pay off new mayor’s mortgage?


The mayor of Jackson gets more than a new office after his election. The great real estate swindle is alive and well on public radio. The Wall Street Journal, on the other hand, offers a rosier picture. Plus, what do Americans spend their money on these days?

Former HUD secretaries: America’s elderly desperately need more affordable housing


As our nation ages, millions of older adults are left without affordable housing options. In this guest post, former HUD Secretaries Henry Cisneros and Mel Martinez discuss why the situation is so dire and what we can do to change it.

Appeals Court overturns Bank of America’s $1.27 billion fine in ‘Hustle’ case


The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit handed Bank of America a massive victory, and dealt the Department of Justice a major blow, on Monday when it overturned a $1.27 billion penalty against the megabank in a fraud case over defective mortgages sold by Countrywide. The case stems from the government suing Bank of America over Countrywide’s “Hustle” loan origination process. Click the headline for the full story.

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Did Wells Fargo pay off new mayor’s mortgage?


The mayor of Jackson gets more than a new office after his election. The great real estate swindle is alive and well on public radio. The Wall Street Journal, on the other hand, offers a rosier picture. Plus, what do Americans spend their money on these days?

Former HUD secretaries: America’s elderly desperately need more affordable housing


As our nation ages, millions of older adults are left without affordable housing options. In this guest post, former HUD Secretaries Henry Cisneros and Mel Martinez discuss why the situation is so dire and what we can do to change it.

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Did Wells Fargo pay off new mayor’s mortgage?


The mayor of Jackson gets more than a new office after his election. The great real estate swindle is alive and well on public radio. The Wall Street Journal, on the other hand, offers a rosier picture. Plus, what do Americans spend their money on these days?

Former HUD secretaries: America’s elderly desperately need more affordable housing


As our nation ages, millions of older adults are left without affordable housing options. In this guest post, former HUD Secretaries Henry Cisneros and Mel Martinez discuss why the situation is so dire and what we can do to change it.

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Did Wells Fargo pay off new mayor’s mortgage?


The mayor of Jackson gets more than a new office after his election. The great real estate swindle is alive and well on public radio. The Wall Street Journal, on the other hand, offers a rosier picture. Plus, what do Americans spend their money on these days?