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U.S. Reps. Ritchie Torres and Emanuel Cleaver II (Getty, Congress)
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Bill targets discrimination in home and commercial appraisals

A new congressional bill seeks to root out racial discrimination in the residential and commercial real estate appraisal industry....

Bill targets discrimination in home and commercial appraisals
Push to cut back on home appraisals sparks controversy
National

Push to cut back on home appraisals sparks controversy

The Trump administration wants to eliminate professional appraisals on a large number of home-sale transactions — a move that...

Push to cut back on home appraisals sparks controversy
Sorry, home appraisers, bots are coming for your jobs
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Sorry, home appraisers, bots are coming for your jobs

Federal regulators are looking to pave the way for computers to replace humans in an increasing number of home...

Sorry, home appraisers, bots are coming for your jobs
New options open for homeowners seeking a reverse mortgage

New options open for homeowners seeking a reverse mortgage

You’ve probably seen actor Tom Selleck suavely pitching federally insured reverse mortgages on TV and thought, hmm, that sounds...

New options open for homeowners seeking a reverse mortgage
Closing costs can bust a homebuyer’s budget

Closing costs can bust a homebuyer’s budget

In the emotional rush that precedes buying a home — negotiating contract details and price, beating away rival bidders,...

Closing costs can bust a homebuyer’s budget
Appraisal-free loans save millions for buyers

Appraisal-free loans save millions for buyers

For homeowners and buyers, it’s been an unexpected windfall: relief from having to pay for a traditional mortgage appraisal...

Appraisal-free loans save millions for buyers
Appraisal-free home sales draw mixed reviews

Appraisal-free home sales draw mixed reviews

Would you welcome the option to buy a house but not have to pay hundreds of dollars for an...

Appraisal-free home sales draw mixed reviews
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