Real Estate News – March 11, 2012

Foreclosure Starts On The Rise, Driven By Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac (via

The city of Pasadena on Wednesday refused to drop its misdemeanor trespassing charges against Rose Gudiel and eight other protesters who demonstrated against foreclosures in the lobby of OneWest Bank (via

Veteran fights to keep soldier tribute (via

Banks are foreclosing on America’s churches in record numbers as lenders increasingly lose patience with religious facilities that have defaulted on their mortgages, according to new data (via

Bank of America said Friday it would reduce by about $100,000 the amount owed by as many as 200,000 underwater homeowners as part of the recently announced government foreclosure settlement with top mortgage servicers (via

Christian Laettner’s Real-Estate Brick (via

Key figures in the Las Vegas-area homeowner association criminal investigation have now been hit with a class-action civil lawsuit (via