The Norris Group Real Estate News Roundup 8/19/10

Energy efficiency loans hit the skids as many banks see the risk outweighing the rewards. A White House-created commission look at possibly increasing the age for retirement benefits with the backing of AARP. California rates as one of the country’s hottest real estate markets for price increases while a PMI Mortgage Insurance Co. report lists 7 California areas (both northern and southern) that will most likely witness price declines in the next two years.