Monthly Archives: December 2011

Housing Market: What’s Behind and What’s Ahead

  The housing market in 2011 was a year that saw changing trends and breaking records. Mortgage Rates 15- and 30-year fixed mortgages hit record lows during 2011. via money.CNN.com Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey showed the interest rate … Continue reading

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Are Home Values Finally Stabilizing?

Zillow Real Estate’s latest market report says maybe On a year-over-year basis, the Zillow® Home Value index declined 5.1 percent. Zillow reports that “the rate of monthly depreciation has stabilized around -0.2 to -0.3 percent over the last few months.” … Continue reading

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The Housing Market One or Two?

Analysts disagree over definition and future of the market Last week, while some real estate analysts offered a somewhat rosy outlook regarding “stabilizing home prices for non-distressed property,” several industry experts from news sources argued that you cannot simply split … Continue reading

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More and More Experts Say Principal Reduction Is the Answer

Why does the head of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac refuse to consider it? Last week, a group of Democrats from the House sent a letter to Edward DeMarco (who currently heads up the agency (FHFA) that oversees Fannie Mae … Continue reading

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