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Fannie Mae Chief Economist Doug Duncan #703

  Bruce Norris is joined this week by Doug Duncan.  Doug is the Chief Economist at Fannie Mae.  He is responsible for managing Fannie Mae’s Strategy Division and Economics & Mortgage Market Analysis Groups. In this leadership role, Duncan provides all economic, housing, and mortgage market forecasts and analyses, and serves as company’s thought leader and spokesperson on …

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COVID-19 Relief Options

Today’s News Synopsis: Fannie and Freddie launch resource sites.  The Mortgage Bankers Association reported mortgage applications increased 2.7% from last week.  How are boomers’ plans for retirement being impacted by the coronavirus? In The News: Realtor.com – “How the Coronavirus Is Changing Some Boomers’ Real Estate Plans for the Better” (5-27-2020) “For baby boomers, the …

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Could It Prompt Investors To Shift Their Strategies?

Today’s News Synopsis: Corona Virus is impacting short-term rentals.  Fannie Mae is beginning to adopt alternative methods for handling appraisals in the midst of the coronavirus.  Apartment Therapy gives their advice on what you can do if you can’t pay or mortgage or rent during this time. In The News: Forbes – “Think Three Steps Ahead: …

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Can’t Show A Property, Can’t Earn A Living

Today’s News Synopsis: Real Estate agents seek support from Congress.  Mortgage rates increased this week with 30-year rates now at 3.65% and 15-year rates at 3.06%.  In the wake of the coronavirus, Fannie, Freddie, and FHA have suspended all foreclosures and evictions. In The News: National Association of Realtors – “NAR Survey Finds Nearly Half of …

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In Most States You Don’t Have To Say Boo About It

Today’s News Synopsis: Selling a haunted house?  The Mortgage Bankers Association predicted purchase originations will increase by 1.6% to $1.29 trillion in the next year.  What were the two major forces to reshape affordable housing? In The News: First American – “Two Forces Re-Shaped Housing Affordability in 2019, According to First American Real House Price Index” …

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I Survived Real Estate 2019 Part 2 #664

On Friday, September 27, the Norris Group proudly presented its 12th annual award-winning black tie event I Survived Real Estate.  An incredible lineup of industry experts joined Bruce and Aaron Norris to discuss perplexing industry trends, head-scratching legislation, massive tech disruption, and opportunities emerging for real estate professionals. All proceeds from the event benefit Make …

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I Survived Real Estate 2019 Part 2 on the Radio Show

On Friday, September 27, the Norris Group proudly presented its 12th annual award-winning black tie event I Survived Real Estate.  An incredible lineup of industry experts joined Bruce and Aaron Norris to discuss perplexing industry trends, head-scratching legislation, massive tech disruption, and opportunities emerging for real estate professionals. All proceeds from the event benefit Make …

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