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Will Fannie and Freddie Shareholders Be Able to Set Aside the Third Amendment? Judge Royce Lamberth's Indefensible Decision Is Only One Battle in a Long War*
noted that it had been applied against the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), in situation much like the current dispute over the Third Amendment, “because of the FDIC’s conflict of......

Will Fannie and Freddie Shareholders Be Able to Set Aside the Third Amendment? The Recent Sweeney decision will not alter the basic dynamics
key implied exception has been applied against the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) “because of the FDIC’s conflict of interest by which it is both alleged to have caused the breach......

No, the Rich Are Not Taking All of the Economic Pie (In 8 Charts)
when realized. Non-taxable assets are particularly important to the bottom 90 percent—think home sales, which have capital gains exclusions so large that few people below the bottom 90 percent......

Whatcha Gonna Do When the Market Shifts Again and Again?
affecting growth, geopolitical developments affecting capital flow and new regulations affecting the housing market. These highly skilled teams must correlate this assorted information, and......

Bank Accused of Driving Borrowers Into Foreclosure
well as taking too long to approve or deny loan modifications when foreclosures were pending. The bank was also accused of failing to notify borrowers that their applications were incomplete......

Purchase Contracts Dip in August
Pending home sales slowed in August, with all regions posting declines except for the West, according to the National Association of REALTORS®' Pending Home Sales Index , a forward-looking indicator......

'Beverly Carter, You Left a Legacy'
by this morning's news of Beverly Carter's untimely death," NAR 2014 President-Elect Chris Polychron said in a statement . "My heart goes out to her family, her friends, her co-workers, and everyone......

Statement From NAR 2014 President Elect Chris Polychron on Beverly Carter Tragedy
through their Hearts & Homes program. For more information, visit arkansasrealtors.com . NAR’s REALTOR® Safety resources include articles and blog posts, presentations and videos, webinars...

The Latest Case-Shiller Home Prices
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REO Brokers Should Diversify Services, but...
to decline once again in many markets. In addition, many of the foreclosures that had been stalled in California after the passing of the Homeowners Bill of Rights so that everyone involved......

Home Price Gains Continue to Ebb
consistent with most of the other housing data on housing starts and home sales.” He adds that the rise in August new home sales, which are not covered by the S&P/Case-Shiller indices, provides......

Economy Watch: Personal Income, Spending Inch Up in August
food and energy, increased 1.5 percent from August a year ago. NAR Pending Home Sales Index drops The National Association of Realtors reported on Monday that its Pending Home Sales Index......

SJP and Matthew Broderick's NYC home for sale
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick: © Rune Hellestad/Corbis; Brokers: Fredrik Eklund and John Gomes of Douglas Elliman;......

Home Price Growth Keeps Slowing Down, Says S&P/Case-Shiller
The annual growth in home sales prices across the country continues to slow, according to a report released by S&P/Case-Shiller Tuesday. In July U.S. single-family home prices gained just......

'Even Class C Seniors Housing Selling'
Inn South is a 10,861-square-foot facility with 33 beds. “The seniors housing market is a sellers’ market right now,” says Kenneth Carriero. “Buyers are extremely aggressive in today’s market......

10 Affordable Markets Beckon Millennials
areas could appeal to first-time buyers, which would help to improve the housing market by increasing construction and creating job and income growth. To be included on the list, markets had......

Where Home Prices Surged in August
be attributed to the lack of available inventory, particularly within the first-time home buyer price range.  As cash sales continue to decline within the Ohio markets, the available inventory......

When Mortgage Rates Rise...
Mortgage rates have hovered around yearly lows for weeks. But with rate-hike forecasts looming, can buyers count on borrowing costs to stay low? Many economists are now predicting the average......

REALTOR® Recruiting and Retention: The Non-MLS Value Proposition
a more consistent and broad picture of the value derived from membership. NAR has made a significant investment this year to define the REALTOR® Value Proposition, and our local boards nationwide......

Change Could Ease Lender Restrictions
a definitive “bright line” proof of compliance with the rule. Participants in NAR’s 3rd Survey of Mortgage Originators were asked whether the addition of a “bright line” residual income test......

Pending Home Sales Fall Slightly in August
) – Pending home sales slowed modestly in August but contract signings remain at their second-highest level over the past year, according to the National Association of Realtors ® . All major......

Pending Home Sales Dip 1% In August As Investors Back Out Of Housing Market
rates and a declining number of distressed homes available for sale. The Pending Home Sales Index, which tracks contract signings (as opposed to closed sales), fell 1% in August to 104.7 from......

Sales of Homes for Investment Purposes On the Decline
REALTORS® Confidence Index Report, sales to investors fell to 12 percent of home sales in August, from the average of about 18-20 percent in 2010-2013. One reason for the decline is that as foreclosur......

How Are Baby Boomers Impacting Senior Housing?
order to take the proceeds and move into senior housing. When the housing market slowed down, so did the decision to move into the communities. Now that the economy seems to be on more solid......