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August 21, 2015

Friday’s Government Reports

By Serenna McCloud

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Census Bureau have released July’s New Residential Construction Statistics.  According to the federal agencies building permits are up 7.5% over last July, while housing starts are up 10.8% and completions … Continue reading

July 3, 2015

Happy Fourth of July!

By Shea Cunningham

“Where liberty dwells, there is my country.” — Benjamin Franklin

July 2, 2015

Thursday’s Advocacy & Think Tank Round-up

By Serenna McCloud

Enterprise Community Partners, in response to New York State Attorney General’s announcement that $75 million of the moneys received by New York in settlement with Bank of America (BOA) and and Citi will be used to fund affordable housing efforts, has … Continue reading

June 9, 2015

Tuesday’s Regulatory & Legislative Round-Up

By Serenna McCloud

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a consumer advisory in the first regulatory action prompted by the results of its reverse mortgage report entitled A Closer Look at Reverse Mortgages.  Advertisements often lead retirees to believe that reverse loan offers … Continue reading

May 29, 2015

Friday’s Government Reports

By Serenna McCloud

According to the Commerce Department sales of new single-family houses in April 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 517,000 which is a 26% increase over last April and a 6.8% increase since March. The Federal Housing Finance … Continue reading

May 28, 2015

Thursday’s Advocacy & Think Tank Round-Up

By Serenna McCloud

National Association of Realtors announced that its REALTORS®  Confidence Index – Six-month Outlook  remains strong for the third month in a row, the index rose above 50 for all property types. An index greater than 50 indicates that the number … Continue reading

May 26, 2015

Tuesday’s Regulatory & Legislative Round-Up

By Serenna McCloud

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director, Richard Cordray’s, prepared remarks before the National Association of Realtors. The Department of Housing and Urban Development is seeking public comment regarding proposed revisions to the language of the HUD Addendum to Uniform Residential Loan Application, also … Continue reading