September 6, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

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 FHA streamline refinances increase 42% in July prints Housing Wire.  The Hill publishes Housing asking prices rise for the seventh straight month.   Housing Recovery Train’s Left the Station, reports Loansafe.org.   Housing Wire runs, Houses selling faster: NAR.  And, “Westbrook OKs affordable housing project.”

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September 5, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

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CNN Money runs, Housing improves in hard-hit swing states.  U.S. home prices record largest gain in six years, firm says, Mercury News.  The Sacramento Bee publishes Housing prices up sharply in St. Louis.  And, Lenders allow more short sales; foreclosure sales down in Palm Beach County, Chicago Tribune.    

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September 4, 2012

HUD’s Innovation of the Day

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What new trends are emerging from cities to increase their competitiveness? How are municipalities reorienting to serve the public in an era of technology? What new citizen-based initiatives will increase sustainability in a community? How does a local non-profit creatively partner with a HUD field office to decrease homelessness? HUD’s new portal, Innovation of the […]

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Help After Isaac

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HUD is doing everything it can to help folks in need after Hurricane Isaac.  After President Obama’s issuance of a disaster declaration for certain counties and parishes in Mississippi and Louisiana HUD Secretary Donovan announced that HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to those two states. HUD also put together local disaster relief and emergency […]

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