June 22, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Mortgage Bankers Association reports government refinance applications in U.S. doubled in latest survey. CNN Money prints, “mortgage-debt repentance preventing foreclosures.” Chicago Tribune publishes that “home prices are stabilizing in about half the nation’s metro areas.” HUD continues to support the LGBT community by enforcing regulations on housing discrimination. C-SPAN covers conference that examines veterans’ housing […]

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C-SPAN: National Housing Conference Policy Symposium Examines Veterans’ Housing Issues

Ed note:  This posting originally appeared on C-SPAN.org. Today, the National Housing Conference held its annual policy symposium to discuss veterans’ housing issues as well as foreclosure prevention, access to mortgage credit and homelessness in Washington, D.C. Speakers from Congress and the Administration included:  Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary Scott Gould, Sen. Johnny Isakson (R- GA), […]

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June 21, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Bloomberg Businessweek, U.S. house prices rise in April for a third month. Prices jumped 3 percent from a year earlier, the largest increase since Nov 06, FHFA. The average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage fell this week to a record low for the seventh time in eight weeks, USA Today. HUD and Illinois Department […]

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June 20, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Apartment Finance Today runs “a Q&A With FHA’s Marie Head.” HUD in Gary, Hammond and East Chicago provides smoke-free kits. Palm Beach County, Fla. to open interim housing, new resource center for the homeless. Lancaster, Cali. is recognized by the International  Energy Globe Award for its success in employing alternative energy and conservation projects around […]

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HUD Secretary Donovan in South Florida: Homeowners Need More Help

Last Friday, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan joined U.S. Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (FL-23) to host a refinance roundtable discussion centered on President Obama’s recently announced proposal to help responsible homeowners who have been underwater on their mortgage take advantage of refinancing at historically low interest rates. In May, President Obama asked […]

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