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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.

The Norris Group Real Estate News Roundup 12/15/10

16,208 new and resale houses and condos sold in Southern California in November. The NAR claims 9 of the 10 most cost-effective home repair projects in terms of value recouped are exterior replacement projects. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods expects revenue from multifamily real estate investment trusts to grow at an annual rate of 4.6% in 2011. Investor confidence in U.S. commercial property is the highest since 2007, according to Bank of America.

The Norris Group Real Estate News Roundup 10/26/10

The MBA estimates total originations in 2011 will be $400 billion less than the total for 2010. According to MDA DataQuick, 83,261 Notices of Default were recorded at California county recorder offices during the 3rd quarter. Lender Processing Services is releasing a new valuation model that brings listing and pending sale data into the equation. The FHFA claims U.S. house prices increased 0.4% in August.

The Norris Group Real Estate News Roundup 8/17/10

Statistics from MDA DataQuick show 18,946 new and resale homes were sold in Southern California in July. Frank Nothaft of Freddie Mac announced that refinancing activity has accounted for over 80% of conventional loan activity. National housing starts increased by 7.1 percent last month, according to the NAHB. The MBA expressed concerns that recent policy changes restricting seller concessions went too far and may damage the industry.

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