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Notes From Readers: Ease Investor Loan Restrictions

March 1, 2012: 

Regarding the article “Fed Advocates REO Rental Program” (Daily Real Estate News, Jan. 5, 2012), the Fed needs to ease the restrictions for investor loans to investors that have good credit and maintain more than four mortgages in good standing. We have lots of potential buyers in our marketplace, but because they have four or more loans, they are prevented from purchasing. It’s a ridiculous restriction and inhibits small business. Loans to qualified investors were not the mortgage problem.

The Importance of Connections

March 1, 2012: 

Maybe it’s all the tweeting I’ve been doing (via @realtormag), but 400 words feels like a lot to write about one topic. Instead, a potpourri.

Getting Right Side Up

March 1, 2012: 

Banks can spur a housing recovery by providing underwater borrowers relief through principal reduction.

Government Support and the Good Boom

March 1, 2012: 

Government support is critical to a healthy housing market.

Six Threats to Real Estate Investment—and What You Can Do About Them

March 1, 2012: 

Ways to combat threats to real-estate investment.

10 Tips for Tenant Retention in a Lessee's Market

March 1, 2012: 

Ways to make sure that you keep your tenants and ensure that everyone gets a fair deal.

Political Advocacy: REO-to-Rental—Not for Every Market

March 1, 2012: 

Caution on REO-to-rental initiative; extending debt cancellation relief; FHA fee changes; My REALTOR® Party victories.

2011-12 Cost vs. Value: Big-Bang Remodeling Projects

March 1, 2012: 

Find out which remodeling projects will provide the biggest bang for your buck this year, according to Remodeling magazine.

Reward Yourself Through MVP Program

March 1, 2012: 

Get rewarded through the new MVP program; Chrysler deals roll on; REALTOR® University study on renting vs. buying.

2012 List Issue: Take the Lead

March 1, 2012: 

We've compiled 229 tips and trends to help you get where you want to be. Now, the ball's in your court.

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