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Goldman Sachs passes first round of compliance testing for $5 billion settlement

September 18, 2016 11:15 am

Goldman Sachs is meeting its consumer relief requirements as part of its $5 billion settlement reached in April over toxic mortgage bonds, a new report from the settlement’s monitor showed. The report, published Friday by Eric Green, who serves as independent monitor of the settlement, showed that Goldman Sachs passed its first round of compliance […]

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Consumers more optimistic about economy in September

September 18, 2016 11:15 am

The University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index remains unchanged from August. While consumers are more optimistic about their economic expectations, their current conditions are worse off. HousingWire.com Topics

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New Buyer Bound to 'Fifty Shades' Penthouse

September 18, 2016 11:15 am

For a tantalizing few moments earlier this week, the condo that inspired Christian Grey’s home in the Fifty Shades Trilogy was on the market for $8.8 million — and it’s every bit as dazzling as the Hollywood version. You can almost picture Anastasia Steele slipping into something darker in the Seattle penthouse’s master suite and taking […]

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My Journey From Green Beret to Real Estate Agent

September 18, 2016 11:15 am

By Levi Rodgers, as told to Nancy Robbers It’s amazing what can happen in 30 seconds that can shape your whole life. That’s happened to me twice, and I’ll never forget either time. If anybody had told me 20 years ago that I’d wind up a real estate agent heading up a multi-million dollar business […]

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Amazon Echo owners spend more on Amazon, says NPD

September 16, 2016 5:12 am

We all suspected the Echo’s purpose was – at least in part – to drive more Amazon sales. And that’s exactly what’s happening, according to a new study by NPD Group. The research company found that owners of the Echo spent around 10 percent more after they bought the voice-powered smart speaker than they did […]

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Official CPSC recall goes out for Galaxy Note 7 — replacements will be available September 21

September 16, 2016 5:12 am

The flaming train wreck that is the Galaxy Note 7 recall finally has its official stamp of approval from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and there’s now a hard date for when you can swap your phone for a new one: September 21. Read More Tech Crunch – Gadgets

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No Room for a Dining Area? Install a Banquette (14 photos)

September 16, 2016 5:12 am

If your dining area is on the small side, consider installing a built-in banquette. Banquettes can maximize seating while adding a cafe-cool vibe. They also offer comfort and flexibility, and can even include underseat storage. They can fit snugly into a corner or stretch along a wall for more expansive… Houzz Galleries

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How to Make Your Living Room More Welcoming (9 photos)

September 16, 2016 5:12 am

Our living rooms come in many shapes and sizes, and we all yearn for a inviting space where we can unwind alone or gather with friends and family. Creating that sense of warmth and welcome, however, can sometimes elude us. The living room can even be the “problem” room — the space that’s rarely used,… […]

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Embattled Nevada housing agencies respond to allegations of wasted millions

September 16, 2016 5:12 am

A recent bombshell report from a federal watchdog suggested that the agency in charge of Nevada’s portion of the government’s Hardest Hit Fund wasted $8.2 million that should have funded the program’s administration costs, while at the same time, drastically cutting the number of struggling homeowners admitted to the program. Now, the agency in question […]

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Quicken Loans: Appraisers set higher values on homes in August

September 16, 2016 5:12 am

Homeowners are still overestimating their home values even though appraisers are posting higher values on homes. As a result, homeowners will likely need to restructure their refinance or bring a few extra thousand dollars to the closing table. HousingWire.com Topics

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