Archive for December, 2012


Your Home: Housing market 2012

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Fannie Mae single-family serious delinquency rates continue to decline

Edward DeMarco, acting head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, has been selected as HousingWire’s Person of the Year for 2012.

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William C. Stuart III, founder of real estate firm

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Pending Home Sales Rise In November

WASHINGTON –  Pending home sales rose 1.7% in November for a third month of gains, with affordability attracting buyers, the National Association of Realtors reported Friday. The pending-home-sales index reached 106.4 in November – the highest level since April 2010, when buyers were trying to make a tax-credit deadline — from 104.6 in October, the […]

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Health Care, Housing, Education Worse When Government Helps

There’s a natural human impulse to help people who need a hand. In the political world, that often translates to an impulse to have government help people who need a hand. Who wants to argue with that? But experience tells us that it’s not always easy to help. Individuals’ good intentions go awry. Government programs […]

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Lisa Murkowski, Ron Wyden Propose Campaign Finance Reform

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) proposed campaign finance reform on Thursday that will seek to walk back the funding possibilities opened up by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which allows corporations to spend unlimited amounts of money in elections. In an op-ed in The Washington Post on Thursday, Murkowski and […]

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November Pending Home Sales Rise Again

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwire – Dec 28, 2012) – Pending home sales increased in November for the third straight month and reached the highest level in two-and-a-half years, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, rose 1.7 percent to 106.4 in November from a downwardly […]

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Fannie Mae Releases November 2012 Monthly Summary

Wall Street ends sour week with fifth straight declineReuters Stocks fell for a fifth straight day on Friday, dropping 1 percent and marking the SP 500’s longest losing streak …

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FREDDIE MAC: 30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage Finishes Year Near Historic Low

Friday, December 28, 2012 – 21:41 By David M. Kinchen Huntingtonnews.net Business and Real Estate Writer Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) has released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) — the final one for 2012 — showing the average fixed mortgage rates finishing the year near record lows, helping to keep homebuyer affordability […]

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Miami Association of Realtors Reports 52% Surge in Pending Sales Activity

The total number of listings, including single-family homes and condominiums, that pended* in Miami-Dade County during the month of November increased 52 percent, from 2,226 to 3,374, year-over-year even though it was 19.1 percent less than the previous month, according to the 25,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORSand the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) systems. The […]

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