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Examining Racial Barriers in Homeownership

While mortgages are denied for people of all races, a new LendingTree analysis of 2020 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data found that the share of Black homebuyers who have their mortgage requests denied is notably higher than the share of the overall population who sees the same. One obstacle Black Americans disproportionately face is …

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Mark Buhler

The Surfing Appraiser

Riding the waves of the appraisal profession can result in a range of outcomes and emotions over time. Appraisers, and surfers, have varying levels of

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Timothy Andersen, MAI, MSc., CDEI, MNAA

“Naked, Unarmed, and Alone?”

Question: “My state board recently charged me with authoring a misleading report. I got the client to write a letter to the state indicating my

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