This week Bruce Norris is joined by Leslie Appleton-Young. Leslie is vice-president and chief economist for the California Association of Realtors, a statewide trade organization with over 150,000 members dedicated to advancement of professionalism in real estate. Leslie directs the activities of the association’s members investment group or information group. She oversees the analysis of …
The government has yet to agree on a budget. If they cannot agree on a budget before Monday, many jobs will be put on hold, and many government sponsored programs will temporarily stop functioning. CMBS delinquencies fell to 8.74% in March, according to Fitch. The due date on taxes for property owners has been extended for 1 day.
RealtyTrac reports foreclosure notices decreased 14% in January. The House of Representatives voted to end FHA’s Short Refi program. According to a Zillow survey, 51% of Americans said the housing crisis has not affected their overall willingness to buy a home. The U.S. government posted the largest monthly deficit ever last month.
The Federal Reserve will require borrowers who get their mortgages through a broker to receive the lowest possible interest rate. LPS claims the national delinquency rate increased to 8.9% in January. A lawyer was held in contempt of court for helping his clients break back into their house after the foreclosure was ruled legitimate. RadarLogic said national home prices decreased 1.6% in December.
Mortgage application volume increased 14.6% this week. All 50 state attorney generals are now involved in an investigation into lenders that filed faulty foreclosure affidavits. The FHFA is urging GSEs to accelerate the foreclosure process once the AG reviews are over. Foreign investors are planning to purchase large amounts of commercial property.
Existing home sales experienced a dramatic decrease of 27.2 percent in July, according to the NAR. Housing production decreased by 10 percent in June. The CAR reports California home sales decreased 20.8 percent in July. Statistics from the California Employment Development Department show that 7,100 jobs were lost from July 2009.