The Norris Group Real Estate News Roundup 4/14/11

Statistics from MDA DataQuick show 7,051 houses and condos sold in the Bay Area last month. CAR says home sales increased 3.1% in March. According to RealtyTrac, foreclosure filings dropped 27% year over year. A newly proposed bill may require mortgage servicers to respond within 45 days of receiving a short sale request.

The Norris Group Real Estate News Roundup 4/7/11

CoreLogic said home prices fell 6.7% in February, and Clear Capital claims home prices in the West declined 4.3% in the previous quarter. According to Freddie Mac, mortgage rates increased to 4.87% last week. Analysts are concerned that a Federal shutdown would have dramatic effects on the California economy and the FHA.

The Norris Group Real Estate News Roundup 3/31/11

The Office of Thrift Supervision reports serious delinquencies decreases in the 4th quarter of 2010. Riverside was pronounced to be the most likely city to experience further economic trouble. Commercial and multifamily mortgage originations increased 88% in the last few months of 2010. Fannie Mae’s mortgage portfolio decreased by 15% in February.

The Norris Group Real Estate News Roundup 3/10/11

RealtyTrac reports foreclosure notices decreased 14% in January. The House of Representatives voted to end FHA’s Short Refi program. According to a Zillow survey, 51% of Americans said the housing crisis has not affected their overall willingness to buy a home. The U.S. government posted the largest monthly deficit ever last month.

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 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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The Norris Group Real Estate News Roundup 12/16/10

6,111 new and resale houses and condos were sold in the Bay Area last month, according to MDA DataQuick. Freddie Mac reports the 30-year mortgage rate has rose again to 4.83%. Statistics from CoreLogic show home prices declined 3.93% in October from July. Three members of congress introduced a bill which may put an end to the use of MERS by GSEs.

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