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ICE Mortgage Technology, a leading global provider of data, technology and market infrastructure, recently announced that MERSCORP Holdings, Inc., the mortgage industry’s national electronic loan registry, is expanding its capabilities to now include industry-wide, secure storage of Remote Online Notarization (RON) videos for lenders, investors, and servicers. 

Saul Klein
April 29, 2022

• Remember that you are in an Industry undergoing transition, as your role moves from sales to consulting. • Remember that you are in an Industry undergoing transition, as your role moves from sales to consulting. • Keep selling to those who need to buy or sell and keep your eye on the economic balls...The Federal Reserve Bank, Inflation, Interest Rates, Employment, Government Land Use Policies and Funding, and the drivers of your local Real Estate Market.

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In a recent interview of Ed Pinto with Fortune’s Shawn Tulley on the current state of the housing market, Tulley noted that Ed Pinto makes the most accurate predictions of all the real estate world’s data-crunchers..

It has been three years since the filing of two major antitrust lawsuits against NAR and certain major brokerages that challenged the way real estate agents are compensated (the Sitzer and the Moehrl cases).

In March 2022, Elon Musk announced that you could use Bitcoin to purchase a Tesla. Then, he changed his mind. Money's value comes from, in large part, people's willingness to take it in trade or for payment.

The tax laws are anything but simple, but don't hold your breath waiting for Congress to make it easier to understand, because that will never happen. Complexity is part of the design and intent of tax policy at the Federal Level.

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There is some interesting history in this NY Times article about San Diego, and the increasing costs of housing and lack of affordability. The author of the article, Conor Doughtery, is the author of Golden Gates – Fighting For Housing In America.

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A variance is an exception to the existing zoning, whereas a nonconforming use (also known as a grandfather clause) arises when there is a change to the zoning but an existing use is still permitted to continue.

While we applaud Freddie Mac for having undertaken an effort to assemble relevant data to investigate the topic of appraisal discrimination, it was premature to publish a note based only on “exploratory research” limited to a single race-based correlation, with no attempt to present a rigorous analysis regarding other potential explanations. 

Did you know that women are earning, spending and influencing more than ever? According to author and expert on women car purchases, women are responsible for over 7 Trillion dollars in consumer and business spending in the USA alone...

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