Real Estate Newletter Archive
3/16/2013 6:30 PM
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Forbes > Op-ed
1/1/2013 1:30 PM
Fiscal cliff battle comes to end with an increase in the tax rate for those making in excess of $450,000.00 and the federal estate tax exemption remaining at $5,000,000.00.
Wall Street Journal > Personal Finance > Real Estate
12/09/2012 3:27 PM
Some lenders can make condo buyers with pristine credit feel like rejects. Blame it on the building.
06/03/2012 4:46 PM
Low appraisals are making it difficult or even impossible for some home buyers and homeowners looking to refinance to take advantage of record low interest rates.
05/11/2012 3:23 PM
Clogged mortgage pipelines have created headaches for hundreds of thousands of Americans trying to take advantage of low mortgage rates, which averaged 4.05% for the week ending April 27, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.
04/23/2012 6:30 PM
Despite all the gloom, there are growing indications that it is a good time to buy. Mortgage rates, according to Freddie Mac, are near 50-year lows, and homes have become more affordable than they have been in years.
Reuters > Real Estate
10/15/2011 1:30 PM
President Barack Obama this week will announce a series of actions to help the economy that will not require congressional approval, including an initiative to make it easier for homeowners to refinance their mortgages, according to a White House official.
New York Times > Real Estate
12/10/2012 3:20 PM
Foreclosures are taking significantly longer in states where lenders must go through the courts, and the delay may or may not be good for borrowers. But some researchers say that dragging the process out hurts society at large.
06//07/2012 5:56 PM
Buyers who want a competitive edge will need more than a mortgage prequalification.
03/02/2012 2:47 PM
Under New York law, a mortgage recording tax must be paid when a new mortgage is created and recorded on a property.
02/26/2012 3:25 PM
Under a new program, bank officials with the power to alter homeowners’ loans would have to appear in court.
02/262012 3:15 PM
A trend away from points, which buy down the interest rate in exchange for an upfront fee, reflects borrower sentiment that rates are already low enough, industry experts say.
11/27/2011 10:35 PM
Hidden environmental issues such as buried oil tanks and mold can derail or significantly delay a real estate closing.
07/24/2011 9:41 PM
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has opened for business, and one of its first tasks may be to combine the Good Faith Estimate and Truth in Lending forms.
07/07/2011 12:57 PM
As millions of Americans struggle in foreclosure with little hope of relief, big banks are going to borrowers who are not even in default and cutting their debt or easing the mortgage terms, sometimes with no questions asked.
06/16/2011 5:30 PM
After selling their 3,000-square-foot house in Denver, Jeff Kwong and Bob Moriarty went looking for a one-bedroom in a dog-friendly building.
06/07/2011 11:22 PM
Major commercial tenants are converting sublease space into direct leases, a trend that is being driven by the tightening commercial real estate market.
06/1/2011 8:30 PM
Real estate brokers say in the last year more parents are purchasing apartments for their grown children, taking advantage of low mortgage rates and apartment prices.