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FHFA Targets Five States, Including Illinois, For New G-Fees

In an effort to recover past losses, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is considering new g-fees in five states most affected by the housing downturn. Labeling its losses as “exceptionally high,” the FHFA has selected Connecticut, Florida, Illinois,

Offers and Home Closings Decline, But Market Still Shows Steady Gains

By Stephanie Sims Though home closings dropped in August, stats still show the market may be strengthening. Redfin conducted its Real-Time Demand Pulse, its monthly analysis of customers touring homes and offers being made in 18 markets across the

Return of the High Life?

By Stephanie Sims Historically, many of the world’s tallest buildings, like the Empire State Building and the Willis Tower, were built to house offices, but once the idea of living in a massively-tall building grew in popularity about a

Asking Prices in Trulia Price Monitor Increase for Sixth Straight Month

By Peter Ricci Real estate website Trulia is reporting that, boosted by fewer housing vacancies and relatively impressive job growth, asking prices have risen in its Trulia Price Monitor for the sixth straight month. A leading indicator on home

MRED CEO Russ Bergeron on 'MLS of Tomorrow' at Inman Real Estate Connect Conference

Russ Bergeron, the CEO of Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), the Chicagoland multiple listing service, was a panelist at Inman News’ Real Estate Connect Conference in San Francisco. This industry leading conference, which took place from August 1 to August

Shadow Inventory Down 35 Percent From 2010 Peak

By Peter Ricci The shadow knows – that his inventory is severely down! According to researchers at Morgan Stanley, the shadow inventory has fallen 35 percent from its 2010 peak, yet more evidence of stabilizing inventories in housing. The

Pending Home Sales Rise Year-Over-Year For 14th Consecutive Month, MORe President-elect Michael Parent on 'Communication Factor'

By Peter Ricci Pending home sales rose year-over-year for the 14th consecutive month in June, according to the latest Pending Home Sales Index from the National Association of Realtors. A forward-looking index based on contract signings, the Pending Home Sales

Zillow Calls the Housing Bottom in latest Real Estate Market Report

Zillow joined the fray of optimism that has swept over real estate analysis the past few weeks with its latest Real Estate Market Report, stating that not only did housing values bottom in February of this year, but they

Existing-Home Sale Price Rises 7.9 Percent in June, Tom Krettler, co-President of MORe, Comments

Existing-home sale price for all housing types rose 7.9 percent year-over-year in June in the National Association of Realtors’ latest housing report. It’s the fourth straight month of yearly price increases, a streak that has not occurred since 2006.

Is Housing's Foundation Getting Stronger?

Chief Economist for Fannie Mae Doug Duncan released a statement today that said housing market activity is on a steady incline toward improvement, “well ahead of last year’s pace.” Duncan’s statement coincides with Fannie Mae’s recent findings in their

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