Archive for June, 2013


Yuma among top places for vacation home

The summer season has started and what better time to check out some “under the radar” vacation markets? With the National Association of Realtors reporting that vacation home buyer activity is on the rise, Yuma has made a national list of places that are off the beaten path but packed with promise and value. Taking […]

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Real Estate Ave. Sales Price Up 10 Percent In Brevard

<!––> <!–function email_click() {u=location.href;t=document.title;window.open(‘http://creativeimpactsolutions.com/email-share-tool/ini.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fspacecoastdaily.com%2F2013%2F06%2Freal-estate-average-sales-price-up-10-percent-in-brevard%2F&title=Real+Estate+Ave.+Sales+Price+Up+10+Percent+In+Brevard&src=Space%20Coast%20Daily&banner=http%3A%2F%2Fspacecoastdaily.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2012%2F03%2Fshare-banner1.jpg’,’sharer’,’toolbar=0,status=0,width=430,height=600′ );return false;}–> Contract activity best since Dec. 2006 ABOVE VIDEO: In May, prices improved and inventory declined, resulting in a market that is tipping in favor of sellers. As sellers fully understand the impact of scarcity on prices, new listings may grow as 2013 draws to a close. In Brevard County pending home […]

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Realtors obtain objective opinion on ULUC

Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 12:26 am, Sun Jun 30, 2013. Realtors obtain objective opinion on ULUC By KIM COOPER/Special to The Press The Coeur d’ Alene Press | 0 comments We members of the Coeur d’Alene Association of Realtors, Idaho Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors take our commitment […]

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Is the Wall Street-Fannie Mae Marriage Unbreakable?

Recs 5 By David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer More Articles June 29, 2013 Comments (0) In this segment of The Motley Fool’s everything-financials show, Where the Money Is, banking analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson address the potential dissolution of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from the perspective of the banking industry. To view Where the Money Is in its entirety, […]

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Is the Wall Street-Fannie Mae Marriage Unbreakable?

Recs 5 By David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer More Articles June 29, 2013 Comments (0) In this segment of The Motley Fool’s everything-financials show, Where the Money Is, banking analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson address the potential dissolution of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from the perspective of the banking industry. To view Where the Money Is in its entirety, […]

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Waterstone: Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae Common Shares ‘Worth Zero’

TEST3 The story of mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has been rehearsed many times. Federal National Mortgage Association (OTCBB:FNMA) and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp (OTCBB:FMCC) experienced unusual activity in their stocks in the latter part of May which skyrocketed their market caps in a matter of hours. While there are several big […]

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Pending home sales jump to six-year high in May

Want to see how this story relates to your portfolio? Just add items to create a portfolio now: Add Create Portfolio or Cancel Already have a portfolio? Log In By Steve Goldstein WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Pending home sales jumped in May to reach a six-year high, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday. The NAR’s […]

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News Summary: Signed home purchase contracts rise

SIGNING UP: The number of people who signed contracts to buy U.S. homes jumped 6.7 percent in May to the highest level in more than six years, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday. HOME IMPROVEMENT: The increase points to healthy gains in home sales in the coming months. There is generally a one- to […]

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News in brief: American dream

News in brief: American dream The average price of an existing US home has risen by 15.4% in the past year (Mike Tauber/Getty) The recovery in the US housing market is continuing apace, with sales of previously owned homes rising to their highest level for three and a half years in May. Sales increased by […]

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Let Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Live, Hedge Fund Investor Says

NEW YORK (TheStreet) –Politicians are fixated on winding down Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FMCC) in the name of housing reform, but they are yet to come up with a better system to replace them, according to Michael Kao, founder of hedge fund Akanthos Capital. Kao is one of a small number of professional […]

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