[Pictures] Bay-area housing burns to the ground

A massive fire destroyed several housing complexes in an area that desperately needs housing inventory, California’s Bay Area. Here are some of the pictures from the fire, and what was left at the end. http://www.housingwire.com/articles/38414-pictures-bay-area-housing-burns-to-the-ground ❤️ #share #mortgage

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What was Kevin Costner doing at MBA Annual? Swinging for the fences with his investment

Celebrity sightings aren’t unusual at #mortgage industry conventions, but they usually involve keynote speakers or concert headliners. What is less common, even downright scarce, is the appearance of a bona fide movie star who has a real stake in a #mortgage company and shows up to talk about it. http://www.housingwire.com/articles/38416-what-was-kevin-costner-doing-at-mba-annual-swinging-for-the-fences-with-his-investment ❤️ #share #mortgage

Real Housewife of Atlanta Porsha Williams Buys a Mansion Near NeNe Leakes

A new “Real Housewife of Atlanta” has arrived in a gated community outside Atlanta — and she’s not even the area’s first.

Porsha Williams paid $1.15 million for a mansion on the same golf course as fellow “RHOA” NeNe Leakes, TMZ was first to report.

The drama factor is sure to rise with two housewives living large so close together. It’s Williams’ first home purchase since her divorce from retired NFL quarterback Kordell Stewart, and she celebrated on social media with the salvos “God bless the child that got his own” and, from Beyonce, “#BestRevengeIsYourPaper.”

This Georgia peach scored a beauty, with more than 5,900 square feet of classic architectural grandeur, from the colonial facade to the two-story marble foyer and great room.

Five fireplaces grace the 5-bedroom, 7-bath mansion, which boasts a chef’s kitchen alongside a breakfast room with its own fireplace and coffered ceiling.

The graciously sized master suite includes a fireplace, sitting area, luxurious master bathroom with a soaking tub, and a closet the size of some bedrooms.

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from Zillow Porchlight http://www.zillow.com/blog/porsha-buys-a-mansion-by-nene-207470/

Buying a house in the spring? Here’s how to save your credit score through the holidays

There’s not much time left before the malls are flooded with busy holiday shoppers. And although this may still seem far off, when the possibility of securing a home in the spring is on the line, the time to plan is now. Here’s how consumers can ensure they don’t destroy their credit score right before the busiest home-buying season. http://www.housingwire.com/articles/38415-buying-a-house-in-the-spring-heres-how-to-save-your-credit-score-through-the-holidays ❤️ #share #mortgage

Wells Fargo to pay $50 million to settle claims of overcharging for appraisals

It’s been a rough few weeks for Wells Fargo and things aren’t about to get any better. The besieged bank is reportedly set to pay $50 million to settle claims that the bank overcharged “thousands of homeowners” for appraisals conducted after the borrower defaulted on their #mortgage. http://www.housingwire.com/articles/38413-wells-fargo-to-pay-50-million-to-settle-claims-of-overcharging-for-appraisals ❤️ #share #mortgage