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Your Daily Accounting Briefing – 2024-02-11

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Sometimes there is no shortcut when you want to make a lot of money. Speaking of making money, and creating wealth for clients, owning real estate continues to be a good investment. The National Association of Realtors tells us that more than 85 percent of metro markets registered home price increases in the fourth quarter of 2023. Its latest quarterly report reports that fifteen percent of the 221 tracked metro areas experienced double-digit price gains over the same period, up from 11 percent in the third quarter. In the lending world, according to Curinos, January 2024 funded mortgage volume increased 3 percent year over year but decreased 4 percent versus the previous month. The average 30-year conforming retail funded rate in January was 6.86%, -39bps lower than December and 47bps higher than the same month last year. Curinos sources a statistically significant data set directly from lenders to produce these benchmark figures. (Today’s Commentary podcast can be found here and this week’s is sponsored by Vesta, the new, modern Loan Origination System (LOS) which helps lenders reduce their costs to originate and improve their ability to integrate with new technologies in the ecosystem. Hear the second and final part of an interview between attorney Brian Levy and Robbie on life outside of mortgage.) Lender and Broker Software, Products, and Services Make your general ledger profitable and run your business more efficiently with Loan Vision and LV-PAM. Instead of “staying alive until ‘25”, with Loan Vision, a software built by the mortgage industry for the mortgage industry, you can “produce more in 24!” Customers on Loan Vision see improvements of 30%+ decrease in days to close the books, 20%+ reduction in accounting headcount, complete LOS to G/L automation, and improved reporting and visibility. Interested in learning how Loan Vision can help you run a more efficient and profitable company? Contact Carl Wooloff to schedule a call today.

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Coming to Eagan’s Viking Lakes complex: $10 million ‘connection center’ for accounting firm CLA

Clifton Larson Allen (CLA) has signed a 16-year lease for a 40,000-square-foot space to be built over the next year.

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Ford posts $523 million 4Q net loss on accounting charge for pensions but beats analyst estimates

Ford says it swung to a net loss in the fourth quarter. That was due to a large accounting charge on pension plans and the effects of a six-week strike

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750 fake companies registered in six weeks

Over 750 companies have been registered on Companies House in six weeks claiming the identity of innocent people

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Stable Rock Solutions Expands Accounting Services With Acquisition of Charles Grossman CPA

ELMSFORD, NY / ACCESSWIRE / February 8, 2024 / Stable Rock Solutions LLC (“Stable Rock”), a leading outsourcing platform providing comprehensive end-to-end back-office services, has announced its acquisition of Charles Grossman CPA, a Westchester-based accounting firm….

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