The Norris Group Real Estate News Roundup 4/30/10

MetLife is expecting a comeback in the commercial real estate market. According to LPS, More than 7.3m mortgages in the US are non-current or in REO status this month. Orange County apartment rent rates fell 5 percent during the first quarter of 2010. President Obama nominatedJanet Yellen, Peter Diamond and Sarah Bloom Raskin for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors to the US Senate.

The Norris Group Real Estate News Roundup 4/12/10

According to First American CoreLogic, distressed home sales in Orange County are selling 34 percent under the typical market place.Altos Research reports a 0.5 percent in the national median home price. A modification becomes permanent through HAMP after the borrower makes all three monthly payments during the trial period. Fiserv estimates that home prices will not return to the past peak levels until 2025.

The Norris Group Real Estate News Roundup 4/5/10

Pending home sales increased by 8.2 percent from January to February. A new rule will require all new lender applicants for FHA programs to possess a minimum net worth of $1 million. According to LPS, the average loan in foreclosure is 401 days delinquent. A proposed bill, House Resolution 4935, will prohibit mortgage servicers from holding another mortgage on a property that also secures the serviced mortgage.

The Norris Group Real Estate News Roundup 3/22/10

The total number of failed banks so far in 2010 has now reached 37. Geithner suggests that government officials listen more to harmed families and businesses than to large financial institutions while considering a financial overhaul bill. Lennar is investing over $3 billion into distressed real estate assets. California will offer about $3.1 billion in taxable debt sales this week

The Norris Group Real Estate News Roundup 3/15/10

Builder confidence decreased by over 10 percent since the beginning of March. Sacramento home sales decreased by 26 percent from last year. According to LPS, the U.S. mortgage delinquency rate is currently at 10.25%. California contributed $2.6trn to the total $5.7trn of US housing wealth lost since the peak of 2006.

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