Industry News

Real estate: The week ahead

Online mortgage trends on the menu for Vegas

The seventh annual Mortgage EC Conference is slated for Dec. 5-6, at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. The event focuses on e-commerce and Internet lending trends. Participants will get ideas for advancing their online mortgage operations. A congressional hearing, "Housing Options in the Aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita," is slated for Dec. 8, in Washington, D.C. The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity will hold the hearing. Inman News will hold an audio conference, "Real Estate Technology in a Slowing Market," on Dec. 8, at 11 a.m. PST. Listeners will take part in a discussion on the biggest technology innovations and what role technology and the Web play in a slowing real estate market. Green Roofs for Healthy Cities will host a one-day intensive introductory course in Chicago on Dec. 6. Attendees will learn how to determine major functions and components of a green roof, how to identify cost factors and more. On Dec. 7, at 2 ...