Financial wellness resources offered to NAR members through partnership with Morgan Stanley

Investment guidance and financial wellness resources are now available to all 1.4 million members of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), through a partnership with Morgan Stanley. According to NAR, this guidance will be uniquely designed to fit the needs of individual Realtors. The tools include the support of a dedicated Morgan Stanley financial advisor…

NAR boosts awareness of fair housing issues with newest ad campaign

The National Association of Realtors has launched a new ad campaign, an extension of its “That’s Who We R” effort, working with creative advertising agency Havas Chicago to create an omnichannel campaign to drive awareness of fair housing issues. NAR said, “this ad won’t end discrimination in real estate. People will,” and recommends that its…

TransUnion announces partnership with FinLocker to give consumers and lenders more access to data

Credit reporting agency TransUnion announced on Monday that it was making an equity investment in FinLocker’s $20 million Series A round, inking a partnership agreement designed to give consumers more control and access to their credit data while letting lenders and servicers leverage FinLocker for lead nurturing and conversion. With the partnership, TransUnion will provide…

What could drive mortgage rates in 2021?

I’ve seen a number of articles lately predicting that mortgage rates will rise in 2021, a couple even from other HousingWire contributors. The rationale for these predictions have been erudite, multifactorial and complex. I am, on the other hand, a simple man. Most days I don’t even wear shoes. When I think about the direction…

National Fair Housing Alliance partners with LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance

The LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance organization announced that it is partnering with the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) and has landed its first corporate sponsor, Engel & Vӧlkers. The LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance, which officially launched on Oct. 1, is an inclusive member-based organization dedicated to enhancing the professional lives of its members while providing…

Some notaries are saying no to RON

California has distinguished itself as the state that may never accept remote online notarization (RON). The state has no legislation permitting RON, and has even gone so far as to write to Congress opposing proposed bills that would make RON legal in all 50 states. Earlier this year, the state once again looked at RON…

People movers: Amherst, Notarize, Zillow Group

The Amherst Group, a real estate investment, development and operating firm, announced another executive-level appointment, hiring Gillian Sutton Cho as chief operating officer of investment management. In her new position, she is responsible for all investor-facing services and operations, and for growing assets under management for all Amherst strategies. She is also tasked with delivering…