STUDY: Linking Prevailing Wage Standards with Housing Reforms Would Close Affordability Gap and Save Taxpayer Dollars

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A brand new study by construction industry research non-profit Smart Cities Prevail shows that linking prevailing wage standards with proposed reforms to streamline new housing development would close the affordability gap, save state and local governments tens of millions of dollars annually, and disproportionately benefit communities of color.

ARMCO’s Mortgage QC Industry Trends Report Reveals Both Increases and Decreases in Key Areas of Loan Defects

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of financial quality control and compliance software, announced that it has released its ARMCO Mortgage QC Industry Trends report for the third quarter of 2016. Using the Fannie Mae loan defect taxonomy, the report analyzes post-closing quality control data from loan files and findings captured by the ACES Analytics benchmarking system.

Boom or Bust? Over 500 Independent Restaurant Owners Voice Their Thoughts on 2017

PHOENIX, Ariz. — RestaurantOwner.com released the results of their 2017 Independent Restaurant Outlook Survey. The results summarize input gathered from over 500 independent restaurant owners regarding their restaurant outlook for 2017. The results indicate independent restaurant owners are optimistic about 2017, a theme supported by a majority who plan to grow and invest in their restaurant business in 2017.

1,190 Independent Restaurant Owners Share Their Thoughts on Over 100 POS System Brands

PHOENIX, Ariz. — RestaurantOwner released the 2017 POS Survey Report today. The report summarizes input gathered from 1,190 independent restaurant owners from around the world regarding over 100 different brands of POS systems, focusing on several critical aspects including cost, installation and support experience, and features. The results of this survey provide unique insight into the POS system market and emerging trends, all of which are valuable to independent restaurant owners.

Media and Advertising in 2017: What’s to Come

NEW YORK, N.Y. — What types of advertising media, such as radio, television, and online ads, rose or fell in popularity in 2017? What are the main demographics advertisers target? Which moods and inflections are most sought after for resonance and persuasive power? To answer these questions, Voices.com has released their look at the media and advertising trends that will dominate over the next year.

Credit Unions Increase Use of Outsourced Mortgage Services by 30 Percent in Q3, According to Altavera Mortgage Services

DENVER, Colo. — Altavera Mortgage Services, a leading provider of SAFE Act-compliant outsourced residential mortgage origination services, reported a 30 percent increase in credit union demand for its outsourced mortgage origination services in the third quarter of 2016 compared with the previous quarter.

RMA’s Kim Briesemeister Featured in IDA’s Top Issues Council Report

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — The International Downtown Association recently released their first six Top Issues Council reports, which feature industry leaders who produced in-depth research briefs on top urban issues. Kim Briesemeister, principal of Redevelopment Management Associates, served on the Public-Private Partnerships Council.

Short Range Wireless Technologies Create New Markets

NEW YORK, N.Y. — According to a new study by Thintri, Inc., an array of short range wireless (SRW) technologies is about to remake a range of markets with inexpensive, easy to use products available to nearly every consumer or business. The report, “Market Opportunities in Short Range Wireless,” explores short range wireless technologies and the markets they address.

ARMCO Releases Inaugural Mortgage QC Industry Trends Report

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of financial quality control and compliance software, announced it has released its ARMCO Mortgage QC Industry Trends report, covering the first quarter of 2016. Using the Fannie Mae loan defect taxonomy, the report details the analysis of post-closing quality control data from loan files and findings captured by the ACES Analytics benchmarking system.

Market Opportunity in Excess of $38 Billion by the year 2020 as Integrated UC Heads to the Cloud, says Insight Research

DURANGO, Colo. — Telecom stakeholders globally are staring at a multibillion dollar revenue opportunity as integrated unified communications (UC) graduates to the cloud. The opportunity has triggered a spate of attempts at alliances and mergers, underlining the need to project an integrated solution to the user. According to its latest market research study from The Insight Research Corporation, the opportunity will consist of three distinct revenue streams – solutions, services and connectivity.