January 27, 2012

A Guamanian dream

With the governor’s goal to build 3,000 new affordable homes by 2017 in the background, Guam is moving forward on more affordable housing for its residents. A groundbreaking ceremony held in the Machananano area this week will lead to 10 single-family affordable three-bedroom 1,250-square-foot homes. “This is about the Guamanian dream, about people owning a […]

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January 26, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-up

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                        Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary Estelle Richman participates in the District of Columbia Homeless Point-in-Time Count. Secretary Donovan talks about the refinance proposal in Milwaukee and Las Vegas. While companies in Las Vegas are urged to offer housing assistance for workers. Affordable housing for […]

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January 25, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

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                  Home of the Day: An energy-efficient home in the works.  How home builders are making buying a green home the norm. More affordable housing is in the works for Gaithersburg, Maryland. Another example of why housing first is a way to ending chronic homelessness. The HUD-VASH […]

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President speaks of refinancing for all

Last night, during his State of the Union address, President Obama proposed a plan that would give responsible homeowners an opportunity to refinance their mortgages.  Mortgage interest rates today are the lowest in 50 years, so refinancing can provide substantial benefits to homeowners.  In the coming days, the President and his team will be unveiling […]

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Obama proposes task force to probe mortgage misdeeds

During his State of the Union address last night, President Obama spoke about the creation of task force that will dig deeper into questionable lending practices. “President Obama announced Tuesday the creation of a task force aimed at investigating the shoddy mortgage-lending practices that contributed to the financial collapse of 2008 and the housing crisis that […]

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