Real Estate News – June 10-12, 2011

May home sales and prices: Up and up (via

Collection fees bury homeowners late on association dues (via

The federal disaster declaration for Hennepin and Anoka counties resulting from a May 22 tornado will trigger a range of federal housing assistance, including limited foreclosure relief (via

Alter: Foreclosure Mess Made Worse by Politics (via

Oregon Dad Facing Foreclosure as Senator Tries to Help in Time for Soldier’s Homecoming (via

Distressed Homeowners In Mediation Get Reprieve From Foreclosure Litigation (via

Twin Cities housing market: Closed sales down, pending sales up (via

Excelsior entrepreneur Robert Atkinson is hoping his Real Estate Network will be to real estate what ESPN has been to sports (via

A shore-area lawyer and a real estate developer have admitted to roles in a scheme to embezzle funds from investors in commercial real estate projects in New Jersey (via

Cornerstone Mortgage has agreed to settle a federal complaint that it discriminated against home loan applicants on maternity leave, the Department of Housing and Urban Development said (via

After four months of lobbying, hearings, amendments, wrangling, horse trading and fiery floor debates, the biggest homeowners association bill of the Nevada legislative session got “postponed to a later agenda” with minutes left before the final gavel fell (via

The Juneau woman who had her home foreclosed by Wells Fargo Bank was granted a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the bank and foreclosure trustee Alaska Trustee LLC on Friday in Juneau Superior Court (via