Real Estate News – January 30, 2012

Homeowner wins back her house after fighting foreclosure (via

Tulsa couple fights to avoid foreclosure (via

FHA increases size of mortgages it will insure (via

Chris Paul buys Avril Lavigne’s Bel-Air mansion for $8.495 million (via

Why Have Banks Really Tightened Lending Standards? (via REALTORMag):

The Obama administration will be expanding eligibility requirements for its foreclosure prevention program, the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), to help more struggling home owners participate (via REALTORMag):

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan is set to roll out a new agency policy to combat bias against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in federally-supported housing programs (via REALTORMag):

Attorneys Shawn Christopher and Nicholas A. Boylan have served a class action lawsuit on behalf of 16 Nevadans against five companies hired by banks and lenders to handle the foreclosures on properties owned by the plaintiffs and one additional defendant who purchased property through the foreclosure process (via

The Mountain’s Edge planned community homeowners association is the latest to be sued by investors in Las Vegas-area foreclosed homes (via