Category Archives: M&M Blog

SEC accuses Michigan pastor of leading $6.7 million real estate fraud scheme

SEC accuses Michigan pastor of leading $6.7 million real estate fraud scheme A Michigan pastor allegedly bilked church members, retirees, and laid-off autoworkers out of millions of dollars by convincing them to invest in a “successful” real estate scheme, the Securities and Exchange Commission said last week. All told, the SEC is charging Larry Holley,…
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Ben Carson: Housing will be part of Trump infrastructure bill

Ben Carson: Housing will be part of Trump infrastructure bill Now that he’s back in Washington, HUD Secretary Ben Carson's focus is turning back to the looming cuts to HUD’s budget, announced as part of the budget proposal from the Trump administration. The proposed $6.2 billion cut to HUD’s budget has many concerned about the…
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Quicken Loans commits $1 million to build up Detroit business

Quicken Loans commits $1 million to build up Detroit business Quicken Loans is one of the biggest companies championing the resurgence of Detroit, consistently dedicating a portion of its funds to the city to revitalize downtown. Detroit Demo Day follows this same mindset to rebuild the city. Run a business in Detroit? Check out this…
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Infographic: How Can You Use Home Equity?Infographic: How Can You Use Home Equity?

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: 5 DIY Projects You Can Take On With Your Significant Other Decorating Dos and Don’ts for the 30-Year-Old Homebuyer How to Keep Yourself Safe in a Power Outage Many homeowners have heard that homeownership is a great […] The post Infographic: How Can You Use Home Equity? appeared first on RISMedia .
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Regulations Burden Appraisers

Regulations Burden Appraisers According to research from the National Association of REALTORS®, issues related to excessive regulation are creating problems with satisfaction and recruitment in the real estate appraisal field. In fact, nearly 75 percent of appraisers surveyed by NAR named frustration with excessive regulation as a reason for potentially leaving the field. Regulations have…
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National Flood Insurance Program Expires Soon. What it Means for Homeowners

National Flood Insurance Program Expires Soon. What it Means for Homeowners On September 30, less than six months from now, the National Flood Insurance Program will expire. The National Association of REALTORS® is working closely with federal regulators and members of Congress to strengthen the program and clear the way for a private market to…
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Landscaping Mistakes Made by New Homeowners

For many, homeownership means having a yard. Having an outdoor space and landscape to tend to is a dream come true for many previous apartment dwellers. However, for someone who has never had to care for a yard before, it can be easy to make costly mistakes. Overusing fertilizer is one of the most common…
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April Kudos: celebrating milestones, launches and awards in the mortgage industry

April Kudos: celebrating milestones, launches and awards in the mortgage industry Guild Mortgage donated $116,000 to the Infinite Hero Foundation, which helps provide access to innovative rehabilitation programs that address the unique needs of military veterans and their families. The donation was used to purchase a wearable robotic exoskeleton from ReWalk Robotics, designed for individuals…
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SFR All-Stars: Capaven enables investments in long-term rentals and lease options

SFR All-Stars: Capaven enables investments in long-term rentals and lease options Many investors don’t have the time to manage their own properties and need a solution to capitalize on the industry without all of the headaches. Capaven controls this process by underwriting the tenants first on their net income, selecting only well-qualified and stable candidates.…
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