Monthly Archives: May 2015

Community Associations: liens scare off lenders

Liens filed by community associations can make lenders leery about loans By Kenneth R. Harney May 13, 2015 Could some of the nearly 67 million Americans who live in communities governed by homeowner associations – condominiums, master-planned developments, cooperatives and … Continue reading

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Home Prices Rose 5.9 percent March 2014-March 2015

CoreLogic Reports National Homes Prices Rose by 5.9 Percent Year Over Year in March 2015 May 05, 2015, Irvine, Calif. – –Home Prices Projected to Increase by 5.1 Percent Year Over Year by March 2016– CoreLogic┬« (NYSE: CLGX), a leading … Continue reading

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Essential Hazard Insurance

Allegedly abusive mortgage insurance deals lead to class action settlement By Kenneth R. Harney May 6, 2015 Anyone who has taken out a home mortgage knows that one of the borrower’s key responsibilities is to pay hazard insurance premiums on … Continue reading

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Metro Home Ownership

NAR Study: Majority of Metro Areas Experiencing Widening Inequality WASHINGTON (May 7, 2015) – Rising home prices in many metro areas have helped homeowners build housing wealth in recent years, but the continued decline in homeownership means the gains are … Continue reading

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Regulation vs. Opportunity In The Housing Market

Balance Needed between Regulation and Opportunity in Housing Market, Say Economists, Policy Experts April 21, 2015 WASHINGTON (April 21, 2015) – The nation’s leading housing economists spoke today at an economic and policy forum to appraise the state of the … Continue reading

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Tap Into Your Home Equity

Need cash for a worthy project? Your home’s equity may make it possible. By Kenneth R. Harney April 24, 2015 Could it be time to cash out some home equity by refinancing your mortgage? For growing numbers of owners, the … Continue reading

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