Real Estate News – July 22, 2012

A new report shows slight improvement in Minnesota’s housing market (via

Nevada combatting mortgage deception (via

A multistate deal hatched by state and federal leaders in February was supposed to force the country’s five largest lenders to lower interest rates, reduce principal or even offer cash to struggling mortgage customers.  But the fine print has left many customers of those lending giants frustrated (via

An important trend is once again taking place in the local real estate market.  You probably have no idea it’s happening — but it’s here and it’s great news for all of us. Flippers have returned to the market in droves (via

Clock ticking for mortgage claims from private investors (via

In light of foreclosures, homeowner associations go after banks (via

Real estate experts say mess could be solved if government would stop helping (via

Steps you can take to protect your HOA and self from lawsuits (via

The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that lenders using an electronic system to rapidly package and sell mortgages must go through the courts to begin foreclosure proceedings (via

HUD Program Sells Investors Pools of Troubled Loans (via REALTORMag):