Real Estate News – October 21, 2012

Fannie Mae and Ginnie Mae are seeking to protect taxpayers as a flood of new lenders apply to do business with them. That’s also helping big banks’ profit and blunting Federal Reserve efforts to boost housing (via

The nation’s commercial real estate recovery will advance in 2013 with modest gains in leasing, rents, and sales prices, industry leaders said in a report (via

The Minnesota Department of Commerce disciplined 65 licensed real-estate professionals, businesses or others working unlicensed in the field in the 12 months ending in September. (via

Freddie Mac warns of bogus landlords renting out foreclosed homes (via

End Is Nigh for Certain Tax Exemptions (via