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Real Estate News Today 5-31-2012

31 May

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

Fannie, Freddie easy prey for cash-hungry Congress
Reuters | May 30, 2012
It’s not that the U.S. housing industry believes college students should be hit with a doubling of their student loan rates on July 1. It just doesn’t want to see mortgage costs rise in order to help them out. (Once again, they’d like the housing industry to subsidize the solution. ~Anthony)

Pending Home Sales Dropped in April to Lowest Level in Four Months
The Washington Post | May 30, 2012
Still, sales are well ahead of last year’s level for the same month, a sign that a slow recovery continues.

Demand for Foreclosures Triples for Homebuyers: Realtor.com
DSNews | May 30, 2012
The stigma associated with foreclosure purchases has apparently faded, with interest in foreclosures nearly tripling in the past two years, according to a survey released Wednesday by Realtor.com.

How to Stop Sleeping With Your Smartphone
The New York Times | May 30, 2012
Leslie A. Perlow, a Harvard Business School professor, thinks she’s found a way to give American workers their lives back. In her new book, “Sleeping With Your Smartphone: How to Break the 24/7 Habit and Change the Way You Work.”

Three Varied Tools for Blogging With a Hand-Held
The New York Times | May 30, 2012
There are several apps that allow bloggers to post with their mobile device, but some programs are better than others.

Housing Market Crawls Back
The Wall Street Journal | May 29, 2012
Housing prices across the U.S. fell in March, but not as much as in earlier months, according to a report Tuesday that offered fresh evidence of a real-estate market on the mend.

Real Estate Agents Inch Up in Public Opinion
RealtorMag | May 30, 2012
Real estate professionals rank higher than lawyers, business executives, and advertising practitioners when it comes to the public’s perceptions of honesty and ethics, according to a recent Gallup poll. (Good news- agents are climbing up in the ratings for the first time in years! ~Anthony)

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