The Norris Group Real Estate News Roundup 3/3/11

Freddie Mac reports mortgage rates have dropped again, and are now at 4.87%. Jobless claims decreased 5% last week, according to the Labor Department. California lawmakers are supporting a bill that would prevent servicers from foreclosing on borrowers in the process of applying for a loan modification. The House Financial Services Committee may end FHA’s short refi program.

The Norris Group Real Estate News Roundup 12/01/10

Freddie Mac announced it will suspend foreclosure evictions from Dec. 20 to Jan. 3, 2011. Automatic Data Processing reports the U.S. economy added 93,000 private-sector jobs during November. The Federal Reserve shared information about more than 21,000 individual transactions which provided $3 trillion in liquidity for market stabilization. According to the MBA, mortgage applications decreased 16.5% last week.

The Norris Group Real Estate News Roundup 11/15/10

Fed Governor Sarah Raskin expects 2.25 million foreclosures to occur this year and the next. Fiserv believes home prices will drop 7.1% over the next 12 months. According to the CAR, 66% of first time home buyers can afford an entry-level home in California. Josh Levin of Citigroup predicts housing demand may not catch up to supply until 2014.

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