The Norris Group Real Estate News Roundup 3/7/11

Results from an NAHB survey show builders expect homes to average 2,152 square feet by 2015. Lockhart, from the Atlanta Fed, expects the economy to grow up to 4% over the next 2 years. FNC Inc said over 25% of foreclosed properties liquidated in 2008 and 2009 sold at more than a 40% discount. Bank regulators are attempted to push new rules that would require lenders to offer borrowers more principal write-downs.

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.

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