Wednesday, June 29, 2011

6 real estate headlines: 29-June

A daily dose of headlines for real estate agents, mortgage lenders, homebuyers and home sellers.

Real estate bidding wars are back in parts of DC
Washington Post
: Some agents say multiple offers were more frequent in the early spring, when buyers were bubbling over with pent-up demand from the inventory-deprived winter.
Montgomery plans science center for eastern county
Washington Examiner
: The idea for the plan is to create a place where those in the life science industry can collaborate while creating a community for those employees who want to live near where they work.
Don't jump at Case Shiller bounce
Wall Street Journal
: The latest Case-Shiller report said that home prices on a non-seasonally adjusted basis gained for the first time in eight months.

A background check for the house you're considering
The New York Times
: The service has primarily been marketed to insurers, appraisers and building and real-estate professionals but is also available to consumers.

Historic rowhouse facades likely to remain
DC Mud
: All three are flat-front, brick rowhouses built in 1866-1867, "representative of the speculative housing built on the outskirts of the city in the boom years immediately following the Civil War."

The credit score puzzle
DC Urban Turf: A credit score is a crucial standard used by mortgage lenders as an indicator of how likely a borrower is to pay off their debts.

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