Archives for December 2011

Taubman Acquires Nashville and El Paseo Shopping Centers



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Market Watch Kennebunkport – Playground of The Elite



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FHA “Flipping” Waiver Is Good News For Investors And Home Buyers



HUD, and FHA are finally beginning to demonstrate some rare common sense in realizing the value that real estate investors can bring to today’s housing market. The announcement by FHA that they will extend the waiver of “Anti-Flipping Regulations” through 2012 should be welcome news to the entire real estate industry, and the entry-level home buyers who will benefit from this waiver.

Is Your Income Enough For a Mortgage?



One of the biggest problems being faced by both potential buyers and homeowners seeking to refinance is being able to prove that they have enough income to be able to meet the payments.

FHFA to Review Foreclosure-Rental Proposals



More than 400 viable proposals have been received by the FHFA on how it should try to deal with the large number of foreclosures that continue to plague real estate markets across the nation.

NorthStar California Resort Will Feature Ski-in/Ski-out Homes



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Foreclosure Process Takes Twice as Long



The average length of a foreclosure process has more than doubled since the housing crisis gripped the nation in 2007. Back then, the average length of time for a home to be foreclosed was just 253 days. Now, the average length of a foreclosure process is almost two years – 674 days, to be absolutely precise.

More Australian Home Owners May Be “Under Water” in 2012



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Pittsburgh is “Most Secure Place to Live” in the USA



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Looking ahead to 2012



What’s in store for housing markets in 2012? Well, the good news is that we may finally be over the worst. Following five long, often painful years of price declines, which saw median home prices drop by almost 40%, housing is finally showing signs of a rebound – although we still have some way to go.