Realty Reality - Blog Posts - Highlights - September 2008

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Here are some of the Realty Reality blog articles that appeared during the past month of September:

NOAA: Keeping Seafood Safe and Plentiful
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has developed a comprehensive Web site that offers valuable information on availability, safety, quality, preparation, and health guidelines for your favorite seafood...

HUD Allocates $4 Billion To Stablize Neighborhoods Hard-Hit By Foreclosures
U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Steve Preston today allocated a total of $3.92 billion to all states and particularly hard-hit areas trying to respond to the effects of high foreclosures....

Housing Crisis Testament to the Destructive Power of Bad Lending Practices
Center For Responsible Lending: Today's housing crisis is a stunning testament to the destructive power of bad lending practices...

Federal Reserve Policy Statement On Equity Investments In Banks
The Federal Reserve Board on Monday announced the approval of a policy statement on equity investments in banks and bank holding companies...

Tax Credit Aids First-Time Homebuyers
First-time homebuyers should begin planning now to take advantage of a new tax credit included in the recently enacted Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008...

Locate Local Gas Stations and Lowest Gas Prices
Wanting to find the local best gas prices in your home town or area in which you are traveling? Then check out the following sites for the locations of gas stations and current pricing...

Hurricane Tracking Resources On the Internet
There are several excellent resources for tracking hurricanes that are available on the Internet. They provide graphics, maps, news and even live video feeds...

Canadians Are Biggest Foreign Buyers of U.S. Homes
The strong Canadian dollar has led many Canadian investors to buy properties in the U.S. The largest proportion of foreign buyers of U.S. homes from May 2007 to May 2008 -- 24% -- were Canadian, double the percentage a year earlier...

Federal Reserve Beige Book September 2008 Report
Reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts indicate that the pace of economic activity has been slow in most Districts. Many described business conditions as "weak," "soft," or "subdued." Cleveland and St. Louis reported some weakening since their last reports while Boston and New York noted signs of stabilization. Kansas City reported a slight improvement...



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