Real Estate News – October 31, 2012




Homeowners Association Forces Mother to Take Down Her 9-Year-Old’s Fort (via blogs.babble.com): http://bit.ly/RqQdwf


Banks and regulators are stepping up efforts to provide mortgage aid and other forms of financial relief to victims of Hurricane Sandy in the Northeast (via TheStreet.com): http://bit.ly/RvCMgp


Only 30 percent of borrowers who defaulted on their mortgage in 2001 had returned to the housing market within 10 years, finds a new study conducted by researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (via REALTORMag): http://bit.ly/RtEK2h


Warren Buffett’s company is buying a real estate franchise from Prudential and Real Living and launching a new brokerage brand for those agents (via usatoday.com): http://usat.ly/RqRc2M


Thousands of Wells Fargo & Co. home loan customers recently received a surprise in the mail: refund checks from the big bank, along with letters saying they had paid unnecessary fees for their mortgages (via latimes.com): http://lat.ms/RTamfT


‘Fiscal cliff’ has major implications for real estate (via Tallahassee.com): http://on.tdo.com/Q7TQMy


Top 10 ‘Turnaround’ Housing Markets (via REALTORMag): http://bit.ly/Se9jGq



 

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