MERS Surrenders!

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“You got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away, know when to run” [The Gambler, by Kenny Rogers, 1978] This isn’t really late-breaking news.  It’s been under internal discussion for months, but now it’s official:  MERS is out of the foreclosure business.  Read the full story […]

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Read digestable summaries of real estate information on the national and local fronts in Snippets.

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Housing Buzz

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HIVE Houston will not be your ordinary live/work artists’ colony.  But if it is ever completed, it will certainly look like a colony – for bees.   The aerial rendering is a sight to behold.  A giant walled compound, consisting of hundreds of stacked multi-colored shipping containers, suitable for habitation and an eco lifestyle. According to […]

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Summer Heat – Oregon’s Woodstove & Fireplace Insert Law

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Woodstove & Fireplace Insert Certification Law As of August 1, 2010, Oregon law requires all sellers of “residential structures” to remove and destroy uncertified woodstoves or fireplace inserts (collectively “Inserts”) prior to closing of the sale.  A “residential structure” includes: (1) Any structure that contains one or more dwelling units and is four stories or […]

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