2012 could be record year for short sales

2012 is on track to become a record year for short sales, according to a report from foreclosure data aggregator RealtyTrac. Sales of U.S. homes in the foreclosure process, typically short sales, rose 33 percent year over year, to 35,000, in January. A total of 32 states saw annual increases in short sales, and 12 …

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Why should you get a 15-year mortgage?

Benefits of 15-year mortgage hard to beat Why those lured by smaller payments on 30-year loan should reconsider By Jack Guttentag, Monday, April 30, 2012. Inman News® The case for 15-year fixed-rate mortgages has never been stronger because, in the post-crisis market, the rate advantage over the 30-year has never been larger. The rate advantage …

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Mortgage rates probe new lows

Eight out of 10 loan applications are for refis By Inman News, Thursday, February 2, 2012  Inman News® Mortgage rates plunged to new all-time lows this week as investors in bonds that fund most home loans reacted to news that the economy grew more slowly than expected during the last three months of 2011. Freddie …

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Is housing looking up?

USA Today posted an article entitled: “Housing outlook is more upbeat.”  Apparently, it’s believed that the housing market is finally nearing the bottom for good.  According to the article, both home sales and home building are expected to rise this year–after the steep decrease in both the past five years.  Here are just a few …

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