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The latest report from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) highlights what many observers have been emphasizing for years: Short sales are better than foreclosures for many reasons, not least because they help shore up neighborhood home values. In its April, 2012 Confidence Index Report, ...
On Tuesday, FHFA Acting Director Edward DeMarco spoke before a symposium of the National Association of Realtors. He used the opportunity to tout the successes of the Enterprises he oversees (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) in helping 2.2 million distressed homeowners avoid foreclosure. And he summar...
A few months ago, we posted a piece on the pernicious proliferation of acronyms in the real estate sphere. Since then, things have only gotten worse. Can you explain the differences between FHA, FHFA, FHFB, FHLB, and HHF? How about MHA, CFPB, PRA, HAMP, HAFA, HUD, UP and HDTAGIT? It’s out of cont...