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Foreclosures Make Less of a Dent in Market

November 1, 2012: 

Foreclosures on the market are being cleared away, down 22 percent compared to the beginning of this year, CoreLogic reports.

Fannie, Freddie Streamline Short-Sale Approvals

November 1, 2012: 

Beginning today, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac gave several private mortgage insurers the ability to approve short sales and deed in lieu of foreclosures for distressed home owners without requiring a separate review.

REALTORS® on the East Coast Help Clients Pick Up the Pieces Following Hurricane Sandy

November 1, 2012: 

The dock that Kate Koplinka grew up crabbing off of in Mastic Beach, Long Island, New York, vanished beneath the wind and flood waters of Hurricane Sandy this week.

The Code Hits 100

November 1, 2012: 

For a century, the National Association of REALTORS®' Code of Ethics has served as a vital benchmark for conducting business the right way. Here's a look at how the Code has developed since 1913.

Study: Supplemental Credit Data Can Boost Loan Chances

October 31, 2012: 

More applicants could qualify for a mortgage if lenders took a broader look at an applicant's credit data, according to a new study.

Wells Fargo Sends Refund Checks to Eligible Borrowers

October 31, 2012: 

Thousands of home owners with Wells Fargo mortgages received a sweet surprise in the mail recently: Refund checks.

After Mortgage Default, Borrowers Slow to Return to Market

October 31, 2012: 

Only 30 percent of borrowers who defaulted on their mortgage in 2001 had returned to the housing market within 10 years, a new study finds.

Freddie, Fannie Offer Mortgage Aid to Sandy Victims

October 31, 2012: 

Borrowers with Freddie Mac- or Fannie Mae-backed loans who suffered damage to their homes by Hurricane Sandy may qualify for temporary forbearance on their mortgages.

Why Short Sales Can Still So Easily Fall Apart

October 31, 2012: 

While the number of short sales has surged in recent years, closing on such transactions still poses plenty of challenges along the way that can threaten to derail the deal.

What Do Distressed Sales Mean for REALTORS®?

October 31, 2012: 

Learn how distressed sales can affect your business.

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