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Solidifi acquires Southwest Financial Services

Solidifi , a provider of residential real estate appraisals, acquired Cincinnati-based Southwest Financial Services , provider of outsourced services to home equity lenders.

“The combination of Solidifi’s strength in purchase and refinance appraisals provided by our network of more than 25,000 appraisers and Southwest Financial Services' innovative home equity product offerings creates a robust experience for lenders, who have access to a more complete suite of solutions,” said Solidifi’s CEO, Jason Smith.

Southwest Financial Services has been in the industry for more than 25 years, providing title, valuation and flood determination services for lenders.

Greg Schroeder, president of Southwest Financial Services, will remain an advisor to the company.

In addition, the acquisition was made with the company’s existing cash resources.

Beyond the Big Apple, technology is redefining financial services real estate

As banks continue to recover from the last financial crisis they also face heightened regulation, potential for security breaches and a squeeze on expenses. This is having a major impact on their real estate decisions, says a new report by JLL . While banks still represent the largest occupiers of trophy Class A office space in most major cities, the financial services industry is changing its office and retail footprints. Banks are consolidating personnel in less expensive locations, new financial tech companies, or ‘fintech’ players are emerging and retail banks are evolving altogether.

“From a real estate perspective, the financial services sector has become much more complex than it used to be,” said Peter Riguardi, president of JLL’s New York Tri-State Region office. “We’re seeing divergent needs among different segments, impacting the office, retail and call center markets. The financial and technology industries are converging and this is changing real estate demands.”

Real Estate Financial service?

I have a concept for a financial real estate service and I would like some feedback on whether or not it could work.

Say someone has owned their home for several years and own a large amount of equity in their property "lets say $65,000".


It won't work. For the sake of clarity, lets assume the house was purchased for 165k and the owner has, as you say, 65k in equity. The third party investor is supposed to buy the house for 165k? Why would anybody do that, where is their profit?

Impact of Iran sanctions on UAE moderate — IMF « Noor Islamic ...

“The trade impact… is expected to be moderate,” it said, adding that a 30 per cent reduction in exports to Iran would impact the growth rate for the UAE’s gross domestic product by 0. The recent tightening of international sanctions against Iran are expected to only have a “moderate” impact on the economic growth of major trading partner the United Arab Emirates, the International Monetary Fund said yesterday. Trade could be affected by reduced demand from Iran due to economic hardship, and by complications with trade finance and payments, the Fund said in a staff report following regular consultations with the UAE in March and February. 1 per cent this year, a Reuters poll showed in March, down from the IMF’s estimated 4. The UAE’s economic growth rate is forecast to ease to 3....

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Ascott Opens Its First Somerset Serviced Residence In India ...

Ronald Tay, Ascott’s Chief Investment Officer who oversees the company’s business in India, said: “India is an important market for Ascott. com/) (Ascott), continues to expand its presence in India with the soft opening of its first Somerset brand of serviced residence in the country. CapitaLand’s wholly-owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (http://www. Chennai is one of the key cities in our India network as it is a major automobile manufacturing and business process outsourcing destination for IT and IT-enabled services. The debut of the 187-unit Somerset Greenways Chennai follows the company’s recent opening of the 96-unit Citadines Richmond Bangalore. There is a huge untapped demand but limited supply of serviced residences to cater to the increasing number of expatriates and travellers....

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