Monthly Archives: September 2011

Fed Announces Operation Twist

New plan focuses on mortgage rates; experts’ response is mixed After a two-day closed door policy meeting last week, the Federal Reserve announced its latest effort to stimulate the economy: “Operation Twist.” The crux of the plan is to put … Continue reading

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NAR Offers Recommendations to Federal Agencies

A three prong approach to helping the housing market recover In a recent article, the Associated Press reported that RealtyTrac Inc.’s latest data show bank actions against defaulting mortgage holders rose 33 percent in August from the previous month. As … Continue reading

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Is A Low Appraisal Putting a Spoke in Your Deal?

5 tips from the experts to help keep your transaction alive A recent article from RIS Media discusses the increasing percentage of real estate deals that are getting snagged when the appraisal comes in lower than expected. According to the … Continue reading

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Housing Market Once Again Regional

Mixed recovery signals a return to localized shifts and trends The S&P/Case Shiller home-price index, released last Tuesday, showed a 3.6 percent increase in home prices from the first quarter of this year to the second. According to the index, … Continue reading

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