Monday, June 14, 2010

Real estate news update: 6-14

A daily dose of headlines for real estate agents, mortgage lenders and consumers.
Study: Math deficiencies increase foreclosure risk
The New York Times:
21% of the respondents whose math abilities placed them in the bottom quarter of the survey experienced foreclosure, versus 7% of in the top quarter.
Understanding the Gen Y gender gap
Inman News: In the average metropolitan market, single women in their 20s are earning 105 percent of what their single male counterparts are bringing in,
HUD asking a lot of questions about required use
Washington Post: Under the RESPA, consumers cannot be compelled to use the services of affiliates of realty firms, title companies, builders and other market participants.
Penn Quarter is D.C.s place to be
Washington Examiner: The surest sign that a neighborhood has surpassed trendy and arrived at established is when it thrives even as home prices tumble.

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