Agency Real Estate News
Real Estate news for Agency, IA continually updated from thousands of sources.
Tuesday | via Housing Wire
Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased by 6.9% in July 2015 compared with July 2014, according to CoreLogic. On a month-over-month basis, home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased by 1.7% in July 2015 compared with June 2015 . Comment?
Monday Aug 31 | via KCCI-TV Des Moines
More than a 100 tenants who rely on rental assistance from the USDA are in danger of losing their homes. In Iowa, the Rural Development Program provided more than $20 million in rent assistance last year, but Congress added a budget restriction this year that's impacting the tenants. Comment?
Wednesday Aug 26 | via KFOR-TV Oklahoma City
A real estate company immediately shut down all open houses across Iowa after one of its agents received a threat. "The caller said they intended to bring harm to the agent and that they'd be seeing her later in the day," said Brian Wentz, CEO for Keller Williams Realty Greater Des Moines. Comment?
Sep 30, 2014 | via Seeking Alpha
As Fairholme has pointed out, there are clear indications of disturbing elements at work-possibly including greed, spite, and ulterior political motives. Fairholme has raised 16 important questions regarding Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae . Comment?
Wednesday Aug 19 | via River Cities' Reader
Editor's note: While the following blog posting from Washington attorney Scott Stafne concerns Washington state jurisdiction, it is still highly instructive for all of us on how the courts contribute to foreclosure inequities, resulting in the destruction of not only the middle class but of property rights under our Constitution. In Washington state, there are thousands of families having their homes fraudulently foreclosed on, most without due process from the courts - which are tasked with protecting due process under the state and federal constitutions. Comment?
11 min ago | via Business Journal
Brian Moynihan , the CEO of Central Florida's second-largest bank, was one of eight children growing up. His father was a chemist who taught his children to pitch in when it came to money. Comment?
26 min ago | via ParsonsSun.com
Looking to sell your home? Then improve its curb appeal. That's the advice of realtors who say that many home buyers won't even get out of their cars unless they like the way the house looks from the street. Comment?
30 min ago | via Seeking Alpha
Even though many have concerns regarding the effects of China on our economy, US GDP is poised to grow moderately fast for the time being. Housing prices are on the rise, auto sales continue to surge, and manufacturing is expanding in spite of a modest August slowdown blamed on China. Comment?
34 min ago | via Inman Real Estate News
The mortgage industry is largely built on people who either sell or process; not as many would be needed if we streamline the process. When Expedia launched in 1996, it became one of the first major disintermediation successes on the Internet, and the mortgage industry took note. Comment?
1 hr ago | via National Review Online
It is a principle so deeply ingrained in our system that it should be almost unnecessary to point out, were it not for the troubling behavior of our public servants in Washington. In a move that smacks of nationalization, the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the United States Treasury are pressing ahead with a plan that keeps two private companies - Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac - under government control at the expense of American investors. Comment?
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