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Banks try to adopt mortgage settlement rules

May 9, 2012
The big 49-state deal on mortgages was supposed to help clear the foreclosure backlog. So how are the banks faring now?
Posted In: Housing, Bank of America, mortgage settlement

Mortgage delinquencies down

May 9, 2012
Credit reporting agency TransUnion says the percentage of people behind on their mortgages is down to its lowest level since 2009.
Posted In: Housing, mortgage

Herculean effort to fix a city's budget

May 8, 2012
Hercules, Calif. was on the brink of bankruptcy. So the town made major sacrifices to stay solvent.
Posted In: Hercules, california, bankruptcy, state, local, Housing

Real estate agents bristle at online listings

May 2, 2012
Zillow, Trulia and other sites contain inaccuracies that skew the market, real estate agents say. Some are pulling their online listings.
Posted In: Housing, real estate

Federal Reserve holding off on new action... for now

Apr 26, 2012
The Fed has ended its two-day meeting and the conclusion is the economy isn't bad enough to take new action now.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Housing, Ben Bernanke

Are Americans ready to start buying homes again?

Apr 26, 2012
According to recent Gallup data, Americans feel home prices are still at a pretty low level -- but that also means many think it is a great time to buy.
Posted In: Housing, real estate

Small banks struggle to pay off TARP funds

Apr 25, 2012
The Troubled Asset Relief Program’s inspector general says bailout funds helped community banks, but many are struggling to raise fresh capital.
Posted In: Housing, TARP, small banks, Banks

Housing market finally shows signs of improvement

Apr 25, 2012
The latest economic forecast from federal policymakers indicates the worst may be over for the long depressed housing market. The question is how long will it take for things to return to normal.
Posted In: Housing

Home prices stay flat, tech bubble could burst

Apr 24, 2012
U.S. home prices stayed basically flat in February according to the S&P Case-Shiller Index. Without adjusting for seasonal fluctuations, prices actually dropped 0.8 percent to reach the lowest level since 2002.
Posted In: Housing, technology, bubbles

Index shows housing market slowly on the mend

Apr 24, 2012
The Case-Shiller Index for February looked at 20 American cities and found a few bright spots where investors are buying out foreclosed homes.
Posted In: Housing, case shiller

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