Archive for November, 2014


American IRA, A National Self-Directed IRA Services Company, Announces Existing Homes Sale Prices Are Up In All …

American IRA CEO, Jim Hitt Self-Directed IRA real estate investors are happy to see that the existing home sale prices are up in all regions. While the recovery is slow, it is positive to see the trend climbing. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 28, 2014 Self-Directed IRA real estate investors are happy to see that the […]

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Fannie Mae housing survey shows increased seller optimism

Optimism about the housing market increased among respondents to a monthly survey conducted by Fannie Mae, with the percentage of sellers who think it is a good time to sell hitting an all-time high. Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey for October found that these opinions are likely driven by respondents’ optimism over their own personal […]

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Wonkblog: Thousands of people can now buy back the homes they lost to foreclosure

  Thousands of people who lost their homes to foreclosure are now eligible to buy back those properties at current market value if their loans were backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. Fannie and Freddie previously required borrowers who wanted to repurchase their homes to buy them for whatever amount they owed on the […]

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Thousands of people can now buy back the homes they lost to foreclosure

By Washington Post Posted Nov. 27, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

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A Ray of Hope, at Last, for Homeowners in Foreclosure

The Federal Housing Finance Agency has finally budged on a policy that had the pernicious effect of favoring moneyed investors over residents in foreclosure cases. While the change is narrowly targeted, it could be a precursor to broader changes advocated by representatives of people who have trouble keeping up with mortgage payments. The policy applies […]

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Freddie Mac: Here are the top 5 improving metro markets for housing

Although the housing market is still in a weak state, it’s still improved from last year. But according to the Freddie Mac’s September Multi-Indicator Market index, the housing market is closer in similarities to its all-time low than its all-time high. The national MiMi came in at 74.4, indicating a weak housing market overall. This […]

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US pending home sales slip in October

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes fell slightly in October as tight credit and lagging wages remained financial hurdles for would-be homebuyers. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index fell 1.1 percent in the past month to 104.1. The index remains below […]

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U.S. pending home sales slipped in October

WASHINGTON – The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes fell slightly in October as tight credit and lagging wages remained financial hurdles for would-be homebuyers. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index fell 1.1 percent in the past month to 104.1. The index remains below its […]

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Existing Home Sales Rise While Inventory Remains Tight

Critical Builder Releases: Housing Starts, Sales Permits, and Prices (Part 3 of 5) (Continued from Part 2) Existing home sales decrease to 5.26 million in October The National Association of Realtors (or NAR) reports existing home sales once a month. The seasonally adjusted number reports the completed transactions in single-family homes, condominiums, townhomes, and co-ops. […]

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Fannie Mae: Johnson Says Time for Administration to End Conservatorship

Fannie Mae: Senate Banking Committee Chair Says Time for Administration to End Conservatorship by Investors Unite Senate Banking Committee Chair Says Time for Administration to End Conservatorship Last week, Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mel Watt appeared before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee and finally had to deal with the issue of ending the […]

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