Precedent Management boosts HOA, tax business with acquisitions from Prescient

Precedent Management, a nationwide provider of real estate solutions, is expanding its business with the acquisition of the HOA and tax lines of business from Prescient, Inc., a government-focused real estate provider. http://www.housingwire.com/articles/38860-precedent-management-boosts-hoa-tax-business-with-acquisitions-from-prescient ❤️ #share #mortgage

Transunion fined $16.9 million by CFPB for advertising practices

Transunion, one of the nation’s largest credit reporting agencies, will pay just shy of $17 million as part of a settlement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau over the company’s advertising and marketing practices, the company disclosed late this week. Click the headline to read more. http://www.housingwire.com/articles/38859-transunion-fined-169-million-by-cfpb-for-advertising-practices ❤️ #share #mortgage

Echo app gives buyers a new way to search for houses

Michael DeMasi, a reporter for the Albany Business Review, profiled Miguel Berger, president of Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Tech Valley in Colonie, New York. Berger and his son developed software for Amazon’s virtual assistants — Echo, Echo Dot and Tap — that gives buyers a hands-free way to search for homes, DeMasi explains. http://www.housingwire.com/articles/38857-echo-app-gives-buyers-a-new-way-to-search-for-houses ❤️ #share #mortgage

Here are HousingWire’s top 10 articles of 2016

Well, we’ve almost made it. 2016 is almost over. This year has been a record-breaking year for HousingWire in just about every metric we have, and that’s all thanks to you, our loyal readers. You push us to do more, to do better, to reach higher, to dig deeper, to keep fighting, and we have no plans of stopping. So here, as we wrap up the year, are HousingWire’s top 10 articles of 2016, as determined by our readers. http://www.housingwire.com/blogs/1-rewired/post/38856-here-are-housingwires-top-10-articles-of-2016 ❤️ #share #mortgage

Investors rethink crowded Trump trade

The Wall Street Journal’s Markets section today discussed a shift from investments in stocks over to bonds. The authors say investors are “recalibrating their conviction” in the Trump trade, a term used to describe market volatility in the wake of the presidential election outcome. http://www.housingwire.com/articles/38855-investors-rethink-crowded-trump-trade ❤️ #share #mortgage

Zillow: Total value of U.S. housing reaches all-time high

The total value of all the housing stock in the United States has never been worth more than it is right now, according to a new report from Zillow. That also means that the U.S. housing market has now regained all of the value that was lost during and after the housing crisis. http://www.housingwire.com/articles/38852-zillow-total-value-of-us-housing-reaches-all-time-high ❤️ #share #mortgage

Senate Democrats miss the mark calling Trump Treasury pick “foreclosure king”

According to Jack Guttenberg Professor of Finance Emeritus at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania writing in the Huffington Post, Democrats may find it troubling to get the “foreclosure king” label to stick, primarily due to a level of misreporting in the media. http://www.housingwire.com/blogs/1-rewired/post/38853-senate-democrats-miss-the-mark-calling-trump-treasury-pick-foreclosure-king ❤️ #share #mortgage