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Your Home, How to Sell in Tough Times

May 2, 2011

(MONEY Magazine) -- If you're in the market to sell your home, you probably feel you can't catch a break.

 

Grab a Second Home Bargain

April 28, 2011

FORTUNE -- People selling second homes in sunny locations couldn't have asked for a better marketing pitch than the winter of 2011. With snow turning Northern roads into ice rinks and closing airports and schools, the Sunbelt would seem to be more desirable than ever. The only glitch is the real estate hangover from the Great Recession.

 

Southland February Home Sales at 3-year Low; Investor Interest High

March 15, 2011

La Jolla, CA---Southern California’s housing market remained sluggish in February despite relatively strong demand from investors and others paying cash for homes. Prices appeared fairly flat as many potential home buyers stayed on the sidelines and waited – whether for a sign values have bottomed, job security has improved or credit has loosened, a real estate information service reported.

 

Obama Has a Mortgage Plan (or Three) Worth Reading

March 14, 2011

The Obama administration had scarcely released its plan to fix Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac before howls of protests arose from members of Congress, consumer advocates, and community bankers, all screaming that this is an about-face from a long-standing policy to promote home ownership in America. But enough already.

 

Housing Affordability Soars, Investors Move In

March 3, 2011

It's a good time to buy a home or invest in a property.  With so many distressed homes on the market, housing affordability has jumped to levels not seen in 20 years.

 

Record Portion of California Homes Bought with Cash

February 28, 2011

The share of Golden State homes purchased with cash rose to a record level last month as investors and others took advantage of lower prices and less competition during the market's winter doldrums, a real estate information services reported.

 

Republicans Attack Obama Homeowner Relief

February 25, 2011

WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) -- In the latest blow to Obama signature programs, Republicans are now aiming to kill several White House plans aimed at keeping underwater borrowers in their homes.

 

A Bright Spot in Housings Bad Market: Rentals

February 24, 2011

At a time when virtually all things real estate have been distressed, there's one corner of the sector that has been fruitful for investors. Many factors working against the residential housing market have actually helped returns on real estate investment trusts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home Sales Inching Up

 

February 23, 2011

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Sales of existing homes recorded modest gains in January, the third straight month of month-over-month increases.

 

Plans Near for Freddie and Fannie

February 8, 2011

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration and House Republicans are settling into a game of chicken over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, with each side daring the other to advance a plan for replacing the two housing finance companies.