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Real Estate News 3-16-2012

16 Mar

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

Small Businesses in Homebuilding Industry See Signs that People are Ready to Buy
The Washington Post | March 15, 2012
Charles Ruma is suddenly busy. His company, Virginia Homes, is getting five to 10 visits from prospective homebuyers each weekend. During the last three years, he was lucky to get five in a month.

State’s High Court Hears Suits Against Mortgage Clearinghouse
The Seattle Times | March 15, 2012
The state Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in two cases that could determine whether the nation’s largest electronic mortgage-tracking system has legal authority to foreclose on delinquent homeowners in Washington.

Passing Out Business Cards is Quickly Becoming Passé
The Los Angeles Times | March 15, 2012
Chalk up another looming casualty of the Internet age: business cards.

Housing Market Showing Signs of Strengthening
The Hill | March 15, 2012
A growing number of housing markets, especially in metropolitan areas, are showing steady improvement as the sector continues its slow recovery.

Growth in the ‘Sand States’
BusinessWeek | March 15, 2012
Arizona, California, Florida, and Nevada are the states where homeowners enjoyed the most extreme runup in prices – until the subprime crisis sent the whole housing industry into its sharpest contraction in decades.

How To Be Creative
The Wall Street Journal | March 13, 2012
The image of the ‘creative type’ is a myth. Here’s a look at why anyone can innovate – and why a hot shower, a cold beer or a trip to your colleague’s desk might be the key to your next big idea.

Most Home Owners Unaware of Gov’t Aid Programs
Realtor Magazine | March 15, 2012
More than 70 percent of home owners are unaware that there are government programs to help underwater borrowers.

Agent Injured When Indiana Home Explodes
Realtor Magazine | March 15, 2012
A real estate agent in Gary, Ind., was preparing to show a vacant home to a family Tuesday afternoon when the home suddenly exploded.

Gov’t Programs on Housing, Lending Need Forethought 
Realtor Magazine | March 15, 2012
The CEO of Entitle Direct Group says government interventions in the housing and mortgage lending sectors need more planning and prudence to avoid digging the hole even deeper.

 

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