Friday, March 4, 2011

6 real estate headlines: 04-Mar

A daily dose of headlines for real estate agents, mortgage lenders and consumers.

Appeal property tax and win
: Good news for Americans facing eye-popping property taxes: You can fight city hall, or whichever government body sends you this annual economic albatross.
Region's blighted neighborhoods left out of recovery
Washington Examiner
: While much of Washington is enjoying a housing recovery, neighborhoods in parts of Prince William and Prince George's counties, especially, are being left behind.
Existing home sales inch up
CNN Money
: According to the National Association of Realtors, homes sold at an annual rate of 5.36 million in January, up 2.7% from December and 5.3% higher than January 2010 sales.
Regulators push 20% down payments
Wall Street Journal
: The proposal is being floated as a way to rewrite rules for mortgage lending to prevent a rerun of the financial crisis that resulted from years of easy credit.
Is Donald Trump moving to Virginia?
Washington Post
: Embattled Virginia socialite and winemaker Patricia Kluge may have found a white knight to preserve her Charlottesville empire - real estate mogul Donald Trump.
Geithner pushes GOP for housing finance overhaul
Los Angeles Times
: Republicans, who now control the U.S. House of Representatives, want to scale back the government's footprint in housing finance and give the private sector a larger role.


  1. Thanks for the list of real-estate articles... I especially appreciated reading, via CNN, that the market's looking up... not too shabby.

  2. If you like that news, you'll also like the numbers that came out of Labor this week: Unemployment fell slightly, while the country added 192K jobs. Also not too shabby.


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