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Agents, Freddie Crack Down on Landlord Fraud

November 8, 2012: 

Freddie Mac's fraud unit is partnering with real estate professionals to try to spot impostor landlords, a growing problem hitting foreclosures, it says.

Another Mortgage Giant Posts Quarterly Profit

November 8, 2012: 

Fannie Mae announced that an improving housing market has helped move the mortgage giant to a third-quarter profit and it will not require any additional taxpayer bailout money. Freddie Mac also reported a profit earlier this week.

Obama Victory Keeps Focus on Rules, Reforms

November 7, 2012: 

REALTOR® Magazine's look at Tuesday's election results from the presidential campaign to the successes of NAR-backed candidates.

Analyst Tackles Sandy's Impact on CMBS Market

November 6, 2012: 

Fitch Ratings is collecting preliminary data so that it can evaluate the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the commercial mortgage-backed securities market.

Extra Touches to Help Sell Homes This Fall

November 6, 2012: 

Homes can look less inviting in the fall and cooler months, but there are easy ways you can evoke that "homey" feel buyers crave.

Canada's Housing Market Headed for a Bust?

November 6, 2012: 

A chill is emerging in the once-booming Canadian housing market.

More Americans Bank on Real Estate

November 6, 2012: 

Some Americans are embracing the investor role in real estate, hoping it will fund their future retirement.

FHA Orders Foreclosure Halt for Sandy Victims

November 6, 2012: 

On Monday, the government announced a 90-day suspension of foreclosures with FHA-backed loans in areas devastated by last week's megastorm.

Sandy Prompts Call for National Catastrophe Fund

November 5, 2012: 

A recent editorial called for government officials to consider creating a national catastrophe fund to deal with large-scale weather events that can cause extensive damage and expensive reconstruction challenges.

Foreclosed Home Owners Rebound Faster With FHA Loans

November 5, 2012: 

Home owners who experienced foreclosures are finding themselves owning again sometimes only three years later—possibly even less—with Federal Housing Administration-backed loans.

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