Decoding Compliance

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from the source Springing into Recovery Lending leaders are using social media as a springboard to recovery. READ THIS "LIKE" THIS LINK THIS TWEET THIS WATCH THIS Housing Matters Smart Brief The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is dedicated to educating and enriching the lives of Americans, which is why their Housing Matters Smart Brief is an essential tool for industry professionals and others. The Smart Brief gathers the latest news regarding housing into a smart newsletter that combines commentary on different facets of the housing spectrum. The newsletter is free to the public, but users have to subscribe before they can access the content. National Mortgage News has a robust Facebook page full of near daily postings and interactive dialogue between the people who frequent the page. With more than 942 likes, the page serves as a newsier complement to the site. The site keeps users apprised of the movement happening within the industry as well as the latest details for upcoming conferences that may be of interest to industry professionals. The page has been around for almost two years, so users can peruse the archives for helpful information as well. NationalMortgageNews Guaranteed Mortgage Company, Inc. does a nice job of serving as an internal communication tool for the company, a news source for industry professionals, and a jobs source for those looking to break into the industry or advance their careers. The page focuses on professional development in its postings, offering solid tips on how to innovate and grow list size. It also serves as a sounding board to offer congratulations to employees who work in the company, and feedback from customers. guaranteed-home-mortgagecompany-inc. @pschaap Between her witty commentary and musings about the financial markets and life, Paula Schaap has a true knack for creating an engaging Twitter feed. But what makes her feed stand out from the rest is that her re-tweet game is pretty stellar. Schaap has created a brand of finding the news gems from other feeds to create a bit of a narrative on her feed, covering a majority of relevant financial news with doses of news from her personal interests as well. "Pending Home Sales Soar Despite Rough Winter" Diana Olick explores the positive news that the National Association of Realtors released at the end of February. Olick offers commentary on what Realtors, investors, and consumers can expect in regard to home sales rebounding and increasing in the spring. Pending home sales tripled expectations at the end of the month but are not seeing the same increase in inventory, leading industry experts to believe that the same gains made in 2012 will not happen in 2013. The M Report | 9

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