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Inman News has launched an industry-wide education initiative aimed at promoting the paperless real estate transaction, the independent real estate news service said today. Ten years ago, in November 1996, Inman News founder Bradley Inman challenged the nation's real estate and technology leaders to use emerging technologies to simplify the real estate transaction for consumers by eliminating unnecessary paper and making the transaction process less cumbersome and easier for everyone involved.  The digital or "paperless" real estate transaction is catching on. Big companies, trade groups and entrepreneurs are investing in technology platforms, back-end systems and software to automate the real estate transaction, and are digging deeper for change to revolutionize the costly and paper-weighted closing process. "Progress is being made, but the industry and the consumer continue to be overwhelmed by paper. It is time to make the safest transaction – American home ownership &n...