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Monthly Archives: June 2011
- Oversized houses are a “particularly American fixation,” says The New Yorker’s Susan Orlean. She prefers just-big-enough houses that make the most of available space. How do you define “just big enough?”
Mortgage Banking News’s Lew Sichelman says it’s time for the Obama Administration to appoint a “housing czar” to clear the market of distressed houses.
Corn Pops and nine other brands will join Pee-wee Herman’s favorite breakfast in failed-brand obscurity next year, according to 24/7 Wall Street.
The Ten Brands That Will Disappear were chosen on criteria like falling sales or declining market share. (View the criteria here.)
Today’s good news in housing (Home prices showed improvement in April!) is brought to you by the letters R, P, and I.
FNC announced Thursday that U.S. home prices continue to show notable improvement in April. Despite broad economic and job market weakness, home prices have increased for the first time since the withdrawal of the homebuyer tax credits a year ago. This announcement follows the latest data… Continue reading
Kathy reports that the forum’s attendees (all very committed to pursuing and prosecuting mortgage fraud) included prosecutors, the New York State Banking Department’s criminal investigators, and representatives from government agencies and several divisions of law enforcement.
In her speech, Kathy discussed… Continue reading
FNC co-founder Bob Dorsey and I have just arrived at the historic (and haunted) Menger Hotel in San Antonio, where Dr. Dorsey has been invited to speak to many of the nation’s leading real estate journalists.
With a conference schedule packed full of industry information, participants of the NAREE conference may be hard pressed to find time to tour the city’s most noted landmark: the Alamo… Continue reading
On Monday, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and the U.S. Conference of Mayors began a three-year partnership to help avoid mortgage loan foreclosures.
In an article from The Des Moines Register, Mary Coffin, executive vice president of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, said both parties intend to provide “proven technical capabilities and educational materials” in an effort called Leading the Way Home, which will help municipalities address the current housing crisis… Continue reading