Real Estate News – June 22, 2011

Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed a bill making it illegal for homeowners associations to prevent Jewish residents from displaying mezuzahs on their doorposts (via

Housing Market Defies Federal Efforts to Revive It, Weighing the Economy Down (via

The number of borrowers defaulting on their mortgages has dropped considerably compared to a year ago, according to Lender Processing Services’ “First Look” report, which analyzed nearly 40 million mortgages (via REALTORMag):

About 1.7 million U.S. homes were in the foreclosure process and expected to be put on the market as of April, down 18 percent from the peak, as fewer loans entered delinquency and more distressed homes sold, CoreLogic Inc. said (via

Couple Served Foreclosure Notice Via Facebook (via REALTORMag):

Vanilla Ice,  AKA Rob Van Winkle, the one hit non-wonder rapper from the 80′s is now “selling” advice on real estate investing with his new corny DIY cable  TV show The Vanilla Ice Project,  and lame website to go with it called (via