Real Estate News Today 3-8-2012

08 Mar

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

Fannie Mae Changing ‘Forced-place Insurance’ Rules
Reuters | March 7, 2012
The practice of banks forcing expensive homeowners insurance on borrowers could come to an end after Fannie Mae told lenders it would seek to oversee such policies itself.

Home Prices at Levels of 10 Years Ago: CoreLogic
HousingWire | March 7, 2012
Home prices in January declined for the sixth consecutive month in a row, according to the latest data from CoreLogic

Fannie, Freddie Fees to Rise
NASDAQ | March 7, 2012
Mortgage fees are about to go up, but it might be too late to do anything about it if you haven’t already locked in a loan.

Congress’s New Favorite Four-Letter Word: Jobs
The Washington Post | March 7, 2012
Wake the kids and alert the neighbors: The White House, House Democrats and House Republicans actually agree on something.

Will High Gas Prices Slow Housing Demand From Millennials?
Forbes | March 7, 2012
As gas prices approach $4 a gallon again, some may wonder if we’ll see another decline in the housing market.  The largest future consumers of housing will be Generation Y, a massive generation of 80 plus million members. 

Md. Couple Stays in $1.29 Million Home for Five Years Without Paying
HousingWire | March 7, 2012
Stories of people staying in their homes for months, or even more than a year, while neglecting to pay their mortgage seem commonplace these days. But what about five years? 


Inspector General redacts key Freddie Mac financial data
HousingWire | March 7, 2012
If you gave someone $72.2 billion to keep them afloat, you would probably want to know how they plan to save money in the future. The Federal Housing Finance Agency and Freddie Mac don’t agree with you.

There are Only Three True Job Interview Questions
Ted C. Jones Blog | March 7, 2012
Since we talked about the Traits of Remarkable Employees last time–and what a great response, thank you–let’s add one additional article to the Human Resource side.  Even though this article is about questions when hiring an employee (or answering as an applicant), self-employed individuals should also address these three questions. (More good stuff from Dr. Jones today ~Anthony)

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