July 20, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

HUD provides $12.7M for Native Hawaiian housing program, Mortgageorb. The New York Times runs, “help for struggling homeowners.” U.S. housing trends improve after seven years headlines Property Magazine. The Associated Press reports on a study that says helping homeless would save RI money. City Watch prints homelessness: cheaper to fix than let fester. “USDA Announces […]

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July 19, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Reuters runs, “U.S. housing poised to boost economy.” “Housing is suddenly a bright spot for economy,” Christian Science Monitor. Hispanic Business reports Bill in Congress aims to improve Federal Home Refinance Plan. “FHA opens sale of troubled loans,” Apartment Finance Today. “Mortgage rates drop again, Freddie Mac says; 30-year at 3.53 percent,” headlines Los Angeles […]

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July 12, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

  Google + video conference with HUD Secretary Donovan and Zillow, Inc. More than 1,000 Philadelphia-Area African-American homebuyers to receive payout in $125 million Wells Fargo predatory lending settlement – Latino homeowners included in overall settlement actions. Providence Business News writes is refinancing an option? “Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages fell again to record […]

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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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