WASHINGTON, April 30- U.S. financial regulators on Thursday issued a rule subjecting real estate appraisal companies to tighter oversight after lax lending standards in the mortgage market contributed to the 2007-09 financial crisis. The regulation allows states to register and supervise these so-called appraisal management companies, which value...» Read More
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Jack Welch, former chairman of GE, says the U.S. realty market could surprise to the upside. "Prices are going up, vacancies are down," he says.
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