Wednesday Real Estate Reading

Housing Wednesday Real Estate Reading

Big Numbers Still Don’t Sway DeMarco Towards Principal Reduction – DS News

Bank of America streamlining short-sale procedures – Inman News

Bank of America says it’s makingchanges to its short-sale procedures that will shorten decision times on short sale offers to 20 days, down from 45 days or longer.

What If Housing Is Done for a Generation? – Charles Hugh Smith

A strong case can be made that the fundamental supports of the housing market– demographics, employment, creditworthiness and income–will not recover for a generation. It can even be argued that housing has lost its status as the foundation of middle class wealth, not for a generation, but for the long term.

Bank Of America Sues Itself In Unusual Foreclosure Case – HuffPo

More Memories of the Housing Bubble – Tim Iacono

DeMarco Dissects Arguments for Principal Forgiveness – Mortgage News Daily

How many borrowers who are current on their loans will be encouraged to either claim hardship or go delinquent to obtain principal forgiveness?   This is a particular concern for the Enterprises because they cannot pick and choose where forgiveness makes sense, they must develop a program that can be implemented by one thousand servicers and sellers.  The Enterprises would also have to publicly announce the availability of the program


Irish Economic Crisis Devours Restaurants - WSJ$

Mounting credit card bills drive bankruptcy boom in western suburbs - Sydney Morning Herald

George Lucas stuns Marin, pulls plug on movie studio project – Contra Costa Times

“We have several opportunities to build the production stages in communities that see us as a creative asset, not as an evil empire, and if we are to stay on schedule we must act on those opportunities,” Lucasfilm said it a statement headlined, “Lucasfilm pulls building plans out of Marin.”


Yahoo! Layoffs a Bonanza for Recruiters in Sizzling Tech Job Market – Around Dublin

U.S. Sues Apple, E-Book Publishers Over Pricing – WSJ

Fresno Is The Most Beauty-Obsessed City In America – Business Insider

Obsessed, maybe. Beautiful, hell no.

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  2. Tom Stone

    Nice to see BofA speeding up short sales. I wonder if it has anything to do with the high incidence of error with their foreclosures. I am also curious about whay their REO is going to small out of area brokers instead of the big specialty shops we have.Perhaps those REO specialists are asking to be indemnified against their risk when handling REO with seriously flawed foreclosures?

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