MReport December 2020

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M R EP O RT | 9 FROM THE SOURCE ≤READ THIS: Perspectives on Fair Housing (The City in the Twenty-First Century) Edited by Vincent J. Reina, Wendell E. Pritchett, and Susan M. Wachter with a foreword by Marc Morial This newly released collection of essays addresses the issue of discrimina- tion in housing. The book's contributors examine historical zoning practices and the continuing impact of "redlining" policies and practices on public and private investment levels in neighborhoods across American cities today. Perspectives on Fair Housing examines how discrimination in the housing market impacts minority households and diminishes economic prosperity. The book provides historical, sociological, economic, and legal perspectives on housing discrimination and reviews the tools that could be used to promote racial and economic equity in America. SHARE THIS: Adobe Fill & Sign This free mobile application allows users to fill, sign, and send forms quickly and efficiently. Users can also scan paper documents with a smartphone camera or open a file attached to an email. Custom autofill entries help speed the process of filling out forms. Users can create a signature using a stylus or finger, which the app can then use to apply the user's signature or initial onto any form. Forms can be saved and sent to others via email. The app is available on Google Play and the Apple App Store. TWEET THIS: #NewConstruction The U.S. Census Bureau released its construction statistics for October—which shows permits, starts, and completions—recorded a 4.9% increase in housing starts in October compared to September. The increase was driven by single- family housing starts, which rose 6.4%, the sixth consecutive monthly increase. At 1.18 million annualized units, this was the fastest construction pace since April 2007. ≤WATCH THIS: DS5: Stay Up-to-Date with the Latest Industry Interviews Each week, Five Star's DS5: Inside the Industry webcast brings you the lat- est industry news alongside short interviews with mortgage executives and professionals discussing top trends and challenges. Recent interviews have included Daren Blomquist, VP of Market Economics,; Vanessa Lindow, Co-CEO/Co-President at Bayview Loan Servicing; Mike Rawls, CEO, Xome; Jesse Roth, SVP of Strategic Partnership & Business Development at; and Jeffrey Tesch, CEO, RCN Capital.

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