Foreclosed Americans Find Way Back to Homeownership

Data is not available, but interviews with lenders, builders, REALTORS®, and consumers suggest that a growing number of Americans are getting back into the housing market, even though they went through a foreclosure, bankruptcy, or short sale in recent years. Read the...

Home Prices Lowest Since 2002

Home prices hit new post-bubble lows in March, according to a report out Tuesday.  Average home prices were down 2.6% from 12 months earlier, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index of 20 major markets. Home prices have not been this low since...

Speeding Up Short Sales

Beginning June 15, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which regulates Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, will require both agencies to give short-sale buyers a final decision within 60 days. Making sense of the story Under this same guideline, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac...

CAR 2012 Consumer Advertising Campaign Now Airing

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ 2012 consumer advertising campaign, “California REALTORS®. Champions of Home,” may now be seen or heard across California on TV, radio, and online. The campaign continues to raise awareness of the REALTOR® brand and reinforce...

CAR Fights Fraud with New Video PSAs

In response to reports of increasing mortgage fraud, C.A.R. has created public service announcements (PSAs) to educate homeowners and warn consumers about the risks of being scammed by third parties, such as those that promise loan modifications for an up-front fee,...

FHA Webinars for REALTORS

FHA, through its National Servicing Center, is looking to close the education and communication gap between FHA servicers and real estate professionals to aid FHA borrowers in the preforeclosure process (otherwise known as the short sale). The webinars are designed...
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