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2010 

U.S. house prices fell slightly in the fourth quarter of 2009 according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) seasonally adjusted purchase-only house price index (HPI). The HPI, calculated using home sales price information from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac-acquired mortgages, was 0.1% low...
02/27/2010
The debate over the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac continues to heat up. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released an unpublished proposal to DS News this week that advocates converting the two GSEs into government-chartered, non-profit corporations.NAR said in its proposal, “Unli...
02/27/2010
The industry has its eyes peeled for any indication that we’ve turned the corner on the housing crisis, and for good reason – markets around the country have been battered by plummeting property values, mounting foreclosures, and neighborhoods riddled with vacant homes. Any sign of recuperation i...
02/27/2010
Despite current reports of stabilization within the economy, commercial real estate sectors continue to be negatively impacted by fallout from the recession, but according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), there is hope for some improvement by next year.Lawrence Yun, NAR chief econom...
02/24/2010
The latest home price report from Standard & Poor’s indicates that property values may be leveling off. The company’s national index, which is produced only once aquarter and covers all nine U.S. census divisions, showed a seasonally-adjusted gain of 0.3 percent between the third and fourth quart...
02/24/2010
Prices of commercial properties in the United States rose 4.1 percent in December, Moody’s Investors Service said Monday, further feeding the debate over whether the sector’s unpredictable crash has passed or still lies in the cards.It was the largest month-to-month increase in the 10-year histor...
02/23/2010
Why Would Someone Want to Sell Real Estate at Auction?    * An auction is an event    * Property is sold on a specific date    * Everything is disclosed up front    * The only negotiation is price    * Competitive Bidding    * All negotiation is open and public    * Delivers 100% of present cash ...
02/22/2010
A new federal credit-card law that takes effect Monday could erase billions of dollars a year in fees and interest charges paid by consumers. But card issuers are already deploying new tactics that could prove costly for even the most cautious cardholder. Card companies must now tell customers ho...
02/21/2010
Even a cursory glance at recent events in commercial real estate would make you think the next big collapse is upon us. But in the midst of this, financial advisers are telling their wealthy clients that there is tremendous opportunity in real estate. What is equally intriguing is that these inve...
02/20/2010
Home prices are falling, rents are tumbling, and apartment vacancies are rising. So why are thousands of small investors becoming landlords?Because real-estate prices have fallen much faster than rents, the math of buying a rental has actually improved substantially in most parts of the country. ...
02/19/2010
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