Real Estate News – April 4, 2011

Oil industry challenges leasing complaints (via

Tie-ups between real estate investment managers and foreign investors are expected to grow rapidly this year, as investors around the world seek to get in on an anticipated U.S. commercial real estate market recovery (via

More investors are finding a sweet spot in flipping foreclosures, but it’s not the same type of house flipping seen during the real estate boom (via REALTORMag):

Unemployed home owners in five states will be able to get some help from the government with zero-interest, forgivable loans that set out to help them avoid foreclosure (via REALTORMag):

SWAT Team Evicts Grandmother, Arrests Neighbors And Activists (WATCH) (via

Wachovia, the US bank brought to its knees by the credit crisis, could soon face civil charges for allegedly mis-selling high-risk mortgage bonds (via

Dead prostitutes keep getting dumped at New York’s Oak Island Beach and members of the homeowners association are upset – about the impact on property values! (via