The Norris Group Real Estate News Roundup 4/12/11

81 percent of respondents to a Pew Research Center’s survey believe housing is the best investment a person can make. California foreclosure sales increased 35.1% in March, according to ForeclosureRadar. Altos Research claims home sale inventory rose 2.97% last month. HUD is being sued over a rule requiring a property heir to pay the full mortgage balance to keep the home, even if it exceeds the value of the property.

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.

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

The U.S. House voted 242-177 to cancel the Emergency Homeowner Loan Program. A new law will allow you to get your entire deduction in one year. Inman composed a list of ten real estate markets they believe will outperform others. Ginnie Mae guaranteed over $26.2 billion in mortgage-backed securities during February.

The Norris Group Real Estate News Roundup 2/14/11

Freddie Mac predicts ARMs will represent 10% of all mortgages issued by the end of the year. A national budget has been propposed that will cut the federal deficit from 10% of the overall economy to 3% in a decade. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will cost $73 billion through 2021, according to the Treasury Department. Freddie Mac claims mortgage rates are likely to remain in the low-to-mid 5% range throughout the rest of the year.

The Norris Group Real Estate News Roundup 1/25/11

69,799 Notices of Default were recorded during the 4th quarter of 2010, according to MDA DataQuick. The Case-Schiller Index shows home prices decreased 1% during November in the nation’s top 20 metropolitan areas. University of the Pacific estimates unemployment will remain above 10% in California for 3 more years. IEmergent expects mortgage loan origination to fall below $1 trillion this year.

The Norris Group Real Estate Holiday News Roundup

In The News: Housing Wire – “Principal Real Estate Investors optimistic for economic recovery in 2011” (12-29-10) “Principal Real Estate Investors expects the Republican gains in Congress, stabilizing commercial real estate values, stronger corporate earnings, higher personal savings rates and the dynamics related to quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve will fuel economic growth in …

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