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People buying homes in the country’s most expensive housing markets likely will face pricier mortgages starting in the fall.That’s when the current conforming mortgage limits are scheduled to expire, with limits for the most expensive markets falling to $625,500 from $729,750 in the contiguous U.S. On Friday, however, two lawmakers introduced a bill in the …

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Three decades ago, Michael and Marlene Tallant would have loved to have mortgage interest rates that are available now — below 5 percent. Instead, when they purchased their first home in Dormont for $70,000, they had to work with a rate of about 16 percent. “We had a figure that we could afford, and since …

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Three of the nation’s largest mortgage servicers will no longer receive payments tied to their participation in the Obama administration’s main foreclosure prevention initiative until they improve their performance in that program, a senior administration official said Wednesday. Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo need to make “substantial improvements” to collect fees …

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Short sales may be targeted for fraud A study estimates that banks and distressed home sellers will lose more than $375 million this year when they sell undervalued houses to tag teams consisting of realty agents and investors. Are banks and distressed home sellers getting rooked on a massive scale in the booming short-sale arena …

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The national unemployment rate edged up to 9.1 percent in May from 9.0 percent in April, according to figures released Friday morning by the U.S. Department of Labor. The economy added just 54,000 jobs last month, the worst showing in eight months. Employment increases averaged 220,000 over the prior three months. Freddie Mac’s chief economist …

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June 1, 2011 Allstate Corporation, the home and auto insurer with more than $80 billion in fixed-income investments, is scaling back bond holdings and buying real-estate equity and infrastructure assets as it prepares for rising inflation. “We should favor alternatives and inflation protection over fixed income,” Chief Investment Officer Judy Greffin told investors today. “That …

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May 31, 2011 Robert Shiller, an economics professor at Yale University and co-creator of the S&P/Case-Shiller home-price index, talks about the outlook for home prices. The S&P/Case-Shiller index of property values in 20 cities fell 3.6 percent from March 2010, the biggest year-over-year decline since November 2009, the group said today in New York. At …

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Is now the time to buy? An index of home prices in the nation’s largest American cities plumbed new depths in March, pushing past a low set during the worst of the Great Recession. The ominous new drop for the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller index of 20 cities, a key measure that is closely watched by …

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Pick a price, any price for your home. Now wait. Eventually, someday, someone will probably be willing to pay you that price. The question is – Do you have the time or the desire to wait for that to happen or would you rather sell your home now for a reduced amount of money? Welcome …

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Friday, May 6th, 2011, 9:56 am tandard & Poor’s expects about 320,000 new home sales and 470,000 housing starts this year — about half the historical average. James Fielding, a senior housing director at S&P, made that assessment in a video posted on the ratings agency website. This performance is running at half the historical …

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May 3 Reuters – A bill to create a new market for financing mortgages that would help wean the $10.6 trillion U.S. mortgage market off government support advanced in the House of Representatives on Tuesday. The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises approved the legislation on a voice vote. The …

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To rent or to buy: what used to be a given – that you would buy a home as soon as you could afford to – has become an agonizing conundrum for many a would-be homebuyer, in the face of the housing market’s big bust and super-slow recovery.  Low prices seem to create a wide-open …

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New York, April 26, 2011 – Data through February 2011, released today by S&P Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller1 Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, show prices for the 10- and 20-city composites are lower than a year ago but still slightly above their April 2009 bottom. The 10- City Composite fell …

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Foreclosures are still big news in real estate across the country. Most homeowners are looking forward to a day when foreclosures make up a much smaller share of the market. For now, however, 1 in 119 homes are in foreclosure. One in every 577 housing units received a foreclosure filing in the month of February. …

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FOR RELEASE: Friday April 1, 2011 HUD No. 11-045 HUD APPROVES IDAHO’S $13 MILLION EMERGENCY HOME LOAN PROGRAM Idaho Housing & Finance Association is ready to take applications immediately WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan today approved the State of Idaho’s bid to administer HUD’s Emergency Homeowner Loan …

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