The Norris Group Real Estate News Roundup 4/26/11

The Commerce Department reports new home sales increased 11% in March. A study shows that short sales and foreclosures equally damage FICO scores. A survey from Pew shows 81% of adults believe purchasing a home is the best long-term investment a person can make. Morgan Stanley believes home prices will fall 6-11% this year.

The Norris Group Real Estate News Roundup 4/6/11

Mortgage applications dropped 2% from last week, according to the MBA. CoreLogic has developed a tool to determine whether borrowers are overstating their income. A small business tax rule has been reversed by Congress. Borrowers will no longer be excluded from 3 of the 4 Keep Your Home California programs just because they took out a home equity line of credit or did a cash-out refinance.

The Norris Group Real Estate News Roundup 4/4/11

Ed Haldeman said less than 4% of Freddie Mac’s single family loans are delinquent. The government dismissed two counts of wire fraud in the case against the former CEO of Taylor, Bean and Whitaker. Treasury Secretary Geithner warned that severe economic hardship could impact the United States when the nation reaches its debt limit.

Sean O'Toole with PropertyRadar

Sean O’Toole with PropertyRadar #215

This week Bruce is joined by Sean O’Toole. Sean is president and founder of ForeclosureRadar. He has successfully purchased and flipped over 150 commercial and residential properties in foreclosure. He has leveraged the software industry for 15 years to make a trustee sale business. The Mission of ForeclosureRadar is “to bring transparency, efficiency and honesty …

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The Norris Group Real Estate News Roundup 2/23/11

The NAR said existing home sales rose 2.7% in January. The FHA’s REO inventory has increased 47% year over year. A California judge upheld the rights of the Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems to the trust deed, granting MERS the right to foreclose. A Federal Reserve economist predicts the government will soon provide an alternative to the national homebuyer tax credit