January 31, 2013

Daily Housing News Round-Up

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About 8,800 Ohioans have been helped through the Save the Dream program said Cindy Flaherty of the Ohio Housing Finance Agency. Photo courtesy of The Columbia Dispatch “FHFA, HUD extend foreclosure relief for Sandy Victims,” posts Housingwire. The Atlantic Highlands Herald publishes, “Statement of Secretary Shaun Donovan Chair of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force.” […]

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Buying a home, OMG!

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Recently, I’ve been helping a friend through the home buying process.  Although I purchased a home a few years back, I’d forgotten how rigorous the process can be: How much earnest money do I need to put up?  Will the seller help with closing costs?  Do I need homeowners insurance?  And, oh yeah, and what […]

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January 30, 2013

Daily Housing News Round-Up

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  “Menendez Dubs HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan Obama’s Sandy ‘Disaster Czar,’” writes Breitbart. The New York Times reports, “Home Prices Surge More Than 5%, the Most Since 2006.” “Menendez, Boxer plan bill to help struggling homeowners,” posts The Star-Ledger. The Plain Dealer says, “Homeless Youth Count count was worth doing and noticing: Mark Naymik.” “Healthy […]

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January 29, 2013

Daily Housing News Round-Up

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  Construction in the Madison Crescent neighborhood of Gainesville, Va. is an example of the resurgent housing market. Houses built in Madison Crescent stood empty for several years, but all are now sold and new ones are beginning to be built. Photo courtesy of The Washington Post “Housing emerges as economic bright spot after years […]

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January 25, 2013

Daily Housing News Round-Up

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The apartments for the homeless at Cypress Landing offer microwave ovens in the kitchens, bed linens and bath towels. Photo Courtesy of the Tampa Bay Times “What to watch: Focus turns to new-home sales,” reports USA Today. The Chicago Tribune writes, “Mortgage rates hit 4-month high.” “New apartments for the chronically homeless open in Tampa,” […]

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