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Think the Internet is changing the way you do business? Try being a mortgage loan officer

by Dan Rafter The Internet has certainly changed the way commercial real estate professionals do business. But the impact hat the Web has had on other professions has been positively enormous. Just look at the latest survey by Discover Home … Continue reading

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Probably not safe for work, but here’s how RadioShack should respond to those snickering about its struggles

by Dan Rafter These are tough times for venerable retailers. McDonald’s is having well-publicized problems. Now tech retailer RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy protection after 94 years. The odd part of RadioShack’s story, though, is the laughs that it has … Continue reading

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Walker & Dunlop, Wells Fargo and Berkadia Commercial ranked as top Fannie Mae DUS lenders last year

by Dan Rafter Fannie Mae’s multi-family financing business boomed in 2014, with the company reporting that it provided $28.9 billion in financing to this market during the year. This should come as no surprise to anyone who’s followed the fortunes … Continue reading

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Here are the retailers that will see the most growth in 2015

Which retailers are the ones to watch in 2015? According to Marcus & Millichap, Subway tops the list. According to Marcus & Millichap’s 2015 retail forecast, Subway, which already operates more than 38,000 stores across the United States, plans to … Continue reading

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Who’ll win the Super Bowl? According to office vacancy rates, it’s the Patriots

by Dan Rafter Can office vacancies determine the winner of this Sunday’s Super Bowl match-up between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks? JLL thinks so, and it has the statistics to back it up. According to JLL, NFL teams … Continue reading

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ICBA survey: New mortgage regulations hurting the housing business

by Dan Rafter Are new mortgage regulations slowing the growth of the residential real estate industry? The leaders of the country’s community banks think so. This is important news, not just for the residential real estate business but for anyone … Continue reading

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How bad are U.S. consumers when it comes to meeting financial goals?

by Dan Rafter When consumers are happy and financially healthy, the commercial real estate industry soars. That’s why a new poll by mortgage Web site HSH.com is so troubling. According to the poll of 1,905 U.S. adults, 40 percent of … Continue reading

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