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Weekly Roundup News & Updates

Your weekly news & updates Here is this week's "Weekly Roundup" from Real Estate Investing Today, the news & views site from the National Real Estate Investors Association. Visit our Website Existing-Home Sales Down 3.4% in April The National Association of Realtors is reporting that existing home sales were down 3.4% in April to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 4.28 million (down 23.2% year...

Dodd Frank Update: Experts discuss AI as the next frontier of fair lending; Wells Fargo to pay another billion-dollar settlement

Monday, May 22, 2023 Experts discuss AI as the next frontier of fair lending At CBA Live, hosted by the Consumer Bankers Association, Dodd Frank Update sat in on a discussion with experts about the next frontier in fair lending: artificial intelligence (AI). The panel of experts discussed the ways AI is being used in fair lending and what regulators are doing...

Dodd-Frank Update: CFPB issues Section 1071 small entity compliance guide; ICYMI: Economic forecast

Monday, May 17, 2023 CFPB issues Section 1071 small entity compliance guide At CBA Live, hosted by the Consumer Bankers Association, Dodd Frank Update sat in on a discussion with experts about the next frontier in fair lending: artificial intelligence (AI). The panel of experts discussed the ways AI is being used in fair lending and what regulators are doing in response...

The Best States for Retirement

By: Brad Beckett Citing data from WalletHub, the Visual Capitalist visualizes in a fancy bar chart the best states for people to retire in.  The rankings are based on 47 different metrics across three dimensions.  Indeed... According to their list Virginia, Florida and Colorado are battling it out for the top spot.  Stay safe and have Happy Friday!!!

Weekly Roundup: News & Updates

Your weekly news & updates Here is this week's "Weekly Roundup" from Real Estate Investing Today, the news & views site from the National Real Estate Investors Association. Visit our Website Consumer Price Index Up 4.9% Year Over Year The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting that the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was up 0.4% in April, 2023. Click here...

Here We Go Again!

by Jeffery S. Watson Dear Anna, The content in this email is a reprint of an article I wrote a couple of years ago in response to a Facebook post containing misinformation from a so-called wholesaling “guru”. I want to get this information out there again because I recently had the opportunity to share my response with the authors of the ProPublica story...

What Silicon Valley Bank’s Failure Can Teach Us about Retirement Planning

by Charles Renwick | March 16, 2023 INVESTING & RETIREMENT On March 10, 2023, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) failed. This was the second-largest bank failure in American history. SVB primarily served tech industry start-ups and they were widely considered an important part of our nation’s banking sector. The failure of SVB is likely due to many causes and events but the...

Your Weekly Roundup News & Updates

Your weekly news & updates Here is this week's "Weekly Roundup" from Real Estate Investing Today, the news & views site from the National Real Estate Investors Association. Visit our Website Pending Home Sales Drops 5.2% in March The National Association of Realtors is reporting that pending home sales were down 5.2% in March, 2023. Click here to read more. S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Reports a 2%...

The Real Story of Cinco de Mayo

By: Brad Beckett Today is May 5th....aka Cinco de Mayo.  It seems like every year we hear more & more about America’s Cinco de Mayo celebrations – especially with the increased commercialization of Mexican food, beer, and culture.  But exactly what is Cinco de Mayo?  Well, for starters, it is not Mexican Independence Day (that’s 9/16), but rather a celebration of...

Your Weekly Roundup News & Updates

Your weekly news & updates Here is this week's "Weekly Roundup" from Real Estate Investing Today, the news & views site from the National Real Estate Investors Association. Visit our Website Housing Starts & Permits Down in March ’23 The National Association of Realtors is reporting that existing home sales were down 2.4% in March to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 4.44 million (down...