Real Estate News – July 17, 2012

The top 10 threats facing real estate (via

A change in rules for the most liquid part of the agency mortgage-bond market as Wall Street fights municipal seizures would make even government-backed loans costlier for certain borrowers, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co. analysts (via

Los Angeles has sued U.S. Bancorp,  accusing a unit of the fifth-largest U.S. commercial bank of becoming one of the city’s biggest slumlords and blighting the city by allowing hundreds of foreclosed homes to fall into disrepair (via Reuters .com):

HOA Fines Homeowner For Brown Lawn During Drought (via

Tax Liens Trigger More Foreclosures (via