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Is bulldozer the best option for some boom-time housing?

Some of the misconceived housing developments built during the boom years might have to be torn down because they don't make financial sense, according to Fannie Mae's chief economist.

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  June 4, 2010; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Foreclosure , Neighborhoods , The economy , The market  
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GAO releases new map of troubled mortgages

There's an interesting perspective on the foreclosure/delinquency crisis in a new report being released today by the Government Accountability Office. The map shows seriously delinquent nonprime loans, shown by congressional district. You can click through to get a larger version of the map the Web site of Congress' Joint Economic Committee, which requested the study.

By Sarah Halzack  |  January 13, 2010; 12:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Foreclosure , Mortgages , Statistics , The economy  
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Washington home sales and The Weekend Poll

How much did the $8,000 first-time buyer tax credit boost local home sales? By about 1,900 deals that otherwise would not have occurred, according to local real estate analysts Delta Associates. The area's high prices and high number of transients makes our market less influenced by first-timers than most other parts of the country, Delta analysts say in a report released with Metropolitan Regional Information Systems Inc., the local multiple listing service.

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  November 6, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Buying , Foreclosure , Poll , Taxes , The economy , The market , Weekend Poll  
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Fannie Mae to allow some troubled owners to rent back

Fannie mae announced a new program Thursday that will allow some homeowners facing foreclosure to hand the deed back to their lender but remain in the home as a renter. The idea behind their new "Deed for Lease Program" is that allowing rent-backs will minimize family displacement and stanch the deterioration of neighborhoods plagued by vacant foreclosures, according to Fannie's announcement.

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  November 5, 2009; 2:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Foreclosure , Mortgages , Neighborhoods , The economy , The market  
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Get Free Alerts if Someone Messes With Your Deed

First American CoreLogic's ePropertyWatch service allows users to set up a password-protected account and receive e-mail updates reporting recent home sales, foreclosures and, most important, the registration of any changes to public records reflecting your ownership of the home. Such changes could include liens or deed transfers filed without you knowing about it.

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  October 15, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Foreclosure , Mortgages , Neighborhoods , Selling , Statistics , The economy , The market  
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A Flood of Solar Events and The Weekend Poll

The 19th Annual Metro Washington, D.C., Tour of Solar Homes and Buildings is scheduled for this weekend, Oct. 3-5. And the National Mall is in the process of turning into one solar-powered housing development.

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  October 2, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Foreclosure , Home features , Mortgages , Neighborhoods , New construction , Outdoors , Poll , Remodeling and repair , Statistics , The economy , The market , Weekend Poll  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Lousy Loan Offers Still Coming by Mail, Elizabeth Razzi , September 22, 2009
Appraisers Say 'Don't Blame Us', Elizabeth Razzi , August 26, 2009
Jobs, Foreclosures and The Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , August 21, 2009
Foreclosure Info via iPhone and The Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , August 14, 2009
Price Increases Coming in Foreclosure Hot Spots?, Elizabeth Razzi , August 12, 2009
Short Sale Plan Coming, and The Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , August 7, 2009
Choosing Bankruptcy to Avoid Foreclosure, Elizabeth Razzi , August 6, 2009
Geography of Distress, Elizabeth Razzi , July 30, 2009
Freddie Mac's Having a Foreclosure Sale, Elizabeth Razzi , July 22, 2009
Appraisal Quality Getting More Attention, Elizabeth Razzi , July 16, 2009
Mortgage Fraud Rising in the Washington Area, Elizabeth Razzi , July 9, 2009
Help for Renters After Landlord's Foreclosure, Elizabeth Razzi , June 24, 2009
Regulator Warns Public About Reverse Mortgages, Elizabeth Razzi , June 9, 2009
Come n' Get Yer Foreclosures!, Elizabeth Razzi , June 4, 2009
Will the Busy Real Estate Market Last?, Elizabeth Razzi , June 3, 2009
What If There Weren't All Those Foreclosures?, Elizabeth Razzi , May 28, 2009
Renters Get New Protection From Foreclosure, Elizabeth Razzi , May 21, 2009
Market Up, or Down, Or?, Elizabeth Razzi , May 12, 2009
Discriminatory Housing Ads Proliferate Online, Elizabeth Razzi , May 5, 2009
Mortgage Crisis Show, Tonight on WAMU and WHUT, Elizabeth Razzi , April 30, 2009
Feds Charge Metro Dream Homes Officers, Elizabeth Razzi , April 28, 2009
Guilty Pleas in Foreclosure-Avoidance Scheme, Elizabeth Razzi , April 15, 2009
Book Review: Reduce Debt, Reduce Stress, Elizabeth Razzi , April 14, 2009
In-Person Loan Modification Comes to D.C., Elizabeth Razzi , April 9, 2009
'We Will Find You and We Will Punish You', Elizabeth Razzi , April 7, 2009
Why Ask an Ex-Con for Mortgage Help?, Elizabeth Razzi , April 1, 2009
Layoff Worries vs. Buyer Incentives, Elizabeth Razzi , March 24, 2009
How Many Foreclosed or Homeless?, Elizabeth Razzi , March 16, 2009
Surprise! It's a Bailout for Vacation Homes, Too, Elizabeth Razzi , March 6, 2009
Sharpen Your Elbows to Get In on Borrower Bailout, Elizabeth Razzi , March 5, 2009
My Day at the Foreclosure Hotline, Elizabeth Razzi , March 2, 2009
 
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