July 2012

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FROM THE SOURCE Offering reviews on the industry's myriad online resources, MReport is tracking the most relevant and reliable publications that will keep you at the forefront of news at home and abroad. The Big Picture: International Headlines Go Local READ THIS Skin in the Game: The Past, Present, and Future of Real Estate Investments in America, by Anwar Elgonemy. With more than 25 years' experience in real estate finance and acquisitions, Anwar Elgonemy delves into the topic of risk in real estate and examines five major issues impacting the housing industry today: negative home equity, delinquencies and foreclosures, private- label mortgage-backed securities, commercial debt securities, and misconceptions about housing in the U.S. This timely book offers insight and advice for anyone involved in today's uncertain housing sector. WATCH THIS EuroNews' Business Videos. As the economy and housing market in the U.S. begin to see slight positive movement, uncertainty in the eurozone looms overhead, clouding our predictions of what lies ahead and undermining confidence in the decisions we make today. To follow the latest economic news abroad and keep an eye on the economies most closely linked to home, check out EuroNews' short, informative business news videos. Updated daily, these quick clips discuss international currencies, bailouts, and the progress of major industries abroad. FOLLOW THIS The Mortgage Minute. This biweekly e-newsletter is written by and for mortgage lending professionals, including mortgage brokers, loan officers, and loan processors. The Mortgage Minute delivers industry news, the latest compliance standards, and marketing tips and advice directed specifically toward lending professionals straight to your inbox. Follow this newsletter for real, practical advice and information on your sector of the industry. LIKE THIS NAHB. With more than 140,000 members and more than 800 local and state chapters, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is one of the largest trade as- sociations in the country. About one-third of the association's membership is comprised of builders and remodelers, and the remaining two-thirds of the group's members come from related fields such as mortgage financing. "Like" NAHB on Facebook to keep up with national meetings and conferences, online webinars, advocacy, and even marketing tips that will keep you abreast of current industry trends. Associates TWEET THIS @DailyCompliance. As compliance remains top-of-mind for many throughout the mortgage industry, ComplianceUpdater's daily Tweets offer a continual stream of industry news related to compliance, including impending litigation involving large banks, statements from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the latest mandates from the Federal Reserve. Each Tweet is conveniently linked to a full related article on!/ DailyCompliance THE M REPORT | 9

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