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Today’s Real Estate News 8-25-2011

25 Aug

Today’s news that may be of interest to you:

U.S. May Back Refinance Plan for Mortgages
The New York Times | August 24, 2011
The Obama administration is considering further actions to strengthen the housing market, but the bar is high: plans must help a broad swath of homeowners, stimulate the economy and cost next to nothing.

Short Sales Surged in Second Quarter: RealtyTrac
HousingWire | August 24, 2011
Second-quarter pre-foreclosure sales jumped 19% from the previous quarter, suggesting more banks and distressed borrowers are searching for efficient ways to offload properties that are near foreclosure, RealtyTrac said.

FHFA: House Prices Dip 0.6% in 2Q
HousingWire | August 24, 2011
House prices dropped 0.6% in the second quarter and remain 5.9% below levels measured one year ago, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency index.

Foreclosure Settlement Talks Hit Snag
The Washington Post | August 24, 2011
State and federal officials negotiating a settlement with the nation’s biggest banks over shoddy foreclosure practices are hung up on how they should deal with a Reston-based company that has acted as a proxy for financial firms throughout the country for more than a decade.

From the National Association of Realtors®:

Fannie Mae Revises Growth Estimate
Fannie Mae has revised downward its estimates for home sales this year and in 2012.

3 Myths to Social Networking
Many misconceptions persist about social networking and how to use it for business. Forbes.com recently highlighted a few of the most common myths.

Housing Slump? Not in These Markets!
California cities overwhelmingly dominated places with the most expensive median home sales prices from CNNMoney’s “Best Places” list.

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