August 6, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Housing Wire reports “Obama scorecard shows amount of underwater borrowers shrunk in 1Q.” The Hill reports “housing market shows improvement across all regions.” HARP Refinancing is Really Happening, Fox Business. Bloomberg publishes U.S. Mortgage Closing Costs Fall 7.4% As Banks Compete. And, Day Center for Homeless to Offer New Help headlines Daily Press.

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July 3, 2012

Putting the Fire Out

If a fire started in your home, wouldn’t you hope your local fire department would do everything it could to put those flames out?  Imagine suggesting that that better approach might be to allow the fire to burn itself out.  Now imagine if that same do-nothing approach were to be applied to our nation’s housing […]

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May 9, 2012

New HAMP Enhancements Will Help Military Homeowners

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Cross posted from WhiteHouse.gov Our military families make many sacrifices for our nation, and not just when a servicemember goes into combat. Military families also face challenges when a servicemember receives orders for a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move to another base, and the family has to decide whether to go along or live […]

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April 16, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

The Memphis Commercial Appeal editorializes, “planning with a bigger purpose.” HUD in conjunction with the DOT has awarded a $1.2M aerotropolis planning grant to the Greater Memphis Chamber. The Associated Press reports that the spring home-buying season is signaling recovery in U.S. housing market. BofA has initiated work with housing nonprofits to reach homeowners whose […]

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January 10, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

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Home of the day: Affordable senior housing complex nearing completion in Vernon Hills, IL. HUD announces 13 communities to receive Choice Neighborhood grants. Optimism on the housing market continues to rise. HUD awards grants to Union County, NJ to help aid the homeless. FHA’s new program will expedite affordable housing application process. And homeowners in […]

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