Real Estate News – March 21, 2011

No Apartment Building Boom Anytime Soon (via

Commercial Real Estate Stimulus Bill Introduced in Congress (via

Shortly after the subprime mortgage crisis, adjustable-rate mortgages were often blamed for leading to soaring rates of loan defaults and home foreclosures — which ultimately caused many borrowers to shun them due to its higher risk than fixed-rate mortgages. Now more borrowers are revisiting ARMs (via REALTORMag):

A new survey from PricewaterhouseCoopers suggests the fundamentals of commercial real estate are improving as it moves beyond the crater of the real estate bust (via Nashville Business Journal):

The final three months of 2010 were very litigious for mortgage servicers. Legal actions against servicers help push the Mortgage Litigation Index up 42 percent as foreclosure cases heated up and actions associated with loan modifications tripled (via