Tag Archives: Austerity

Realtors Slam Lack of HUD Funds in Foreclosure Deals

Page 1 of 3 | Next PageShow Entire Article Today’s bullish report on pending home sales came with a caveat from the Realtors: “If banks would simply return to normal, sound underwriting standards and begin lending to more creditworthy borrowers, … Continue reading

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Home Price Headlines Hide the True Picture

Page 1 of 3 | Next PageShow Entire Article How do I loathe home price day? Let me count the ways. The rash generalizations, the seasonal vs. non-seasonal adjustment confusion, the month-to-month vs. year-over-year, the contention among all the varied … Continue reading

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Low-End Housing Sees Higher Losses

Page 1 of 2 | Next PageShow Entire Article As I sit here, less than 24 hours from the next release of the much-followed monthly SP/Case Shiller Home Price Index, I’m confronted with all kinds of varying data and hypotheses … Continue reading

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If You Build It, When Will the Home Buyers Come?

Page 1 of 2 | Next PageShow Entire Article Sales of newly built homes fell around 2 percent in May from the previous month, but that was a little better than expectations, given the lousy home builder sentiment number we … Continue reading

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Lower Loan Limits: Let the Games Begin

Page 1 of 4 | Next PageShow Entire Article The summer has barely started, but the fight is on against changes to loan limits that don’t take place until the first of October. Today the National Association of Home Builders … Continue reading

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