August 10, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

“U.S. Bank sets aside $130 million for potential mortgage servicing settlement,” Housing Wire. USA Today publishes Mortgage Rates Top 3.5% for a Second Week Bloomberg Businessweek writes Tenn. Creates Mortgage Hotline to Help Homeowners. The York Dispatch prints ‘Robo-Signing’ Funds Let Mortgage Help Program Reopen. The Columbian runs State Housing Market Still Improving. “City moves […]

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Holding the Banks’ Feet to the Fire

A recent article by the Huffington Post’s Peter Goodman showed how one homeowner from the Bronx has continued to struggle to save her home because of the outrageous treatment she’s received at the hands of the bank that services her loan.  Reporting with painstaking detail the obstacles Bank of America has thrown up as Katie […]

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Kentucky Energy-Efficient Homes Pay Back Homeowners

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Thanks to a HUD Rural Housing Economic Development grant along with a Community Development Block Grant and Recovery Act funding, a five home development is making its mark in rural Emlyn, Kentucky as the first near zero energy-efficient subdivision of its kind in the state.  Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation (KHIC) along with approximately three dozen partners […]

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August 9, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

  The Washington Post prints “U.S. rate on 30-year mortgages rises to 3.59 percent.” Low-income housing breaks ground headlines Santa Maria Times. The Monterey County Herald publishes affordable housing project going up in East Garrison. Pasadena Weekly writes “rebuilding affordable housing.” Housing Wire reports “Wells Fargo, Rebuilding Together partner to renovate, sell REOs.” And, a […]

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August 8, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

 The Washington Post reports “Mortgage firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are seeing a marked improvement in home values.” Wichita Business Journal publishes HARP Refinances Continue Surge in First Half of Year. New Project-Based Subsidy to Preserve Affordable Housing, reports Affordable Housing Finance. “Agency seeks to create affordable housing,” Brainerd Dispatch. Tampa Bay Times prints […]

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