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KCM Weekend Library Links

Keep Current with the Links Below

Interested in knowing what’s been going on in the real estate market as of late?  Check out our KCM Weekend Library Links below, and see all the real estate articles that we’ve shared over our Blog, Twitter and Facebook the past week.  There is a lot of information floating around out there, so we’ve done our best to bring you some of the important and interesting articles.  We’ve broken them down by category in order to make browsing easier and more efficient.  If you have other articles from the past week that you feel should have made the list, feel free to comment and leave them below!

-The KCM Crew

Foreclosures

Option ARM resets (LA Times)

Distressed properties having an impact on new construction (Market Watch)

Supply of Foreclosed Homes on the Rise Again (WSJ)

Losses on failed loans increasing dramatically (Housing Wire)

Wave of foreclosures coming (Seeking Alpha)

Households Facing Foreclosure Rose in 4th Quarter (NYT)

Housing Market

A look at the Phoenix real estate market (AZ Central)

Should you buy or rent? (Yahoo Real Estate)

Is the market stalling? (MSNBC)

Housing recovery collapsing? (Houston Chronicle Business)

Pent up seller demand adding to shadow inventory (Yahoo Finance)

Interest Rates

Nabbing a mortgage before rates rise (Market Watch)

Luxury Market

Time to buy a home on the beach? (Washington Post)

Modifications

How loan modifications impact credit scores (Yahoo Finance)

Bank of America planning to cram down mortgages (Reuters)

More on the Bank of America cram down plan (NYT)

Half of modifications re-default (Bloomberg)

Modification program fails (Reuters)

New modification plan coming (NYT)

Mortgages

Financing a fixer-upper (NYT)

Prices

Average listing price falls again (Housing Wire)

New FHFA report on pricing (FHFA)

Prices continue to decline (Housing Wire)

NYT on Supply and Demand (NYT)

Shadow Inventory

5 Years of shadow inventory? (Housing Wire)

Short Sales

Government, lenders try ways to make short sales simpler and quicker (Market Watch)

Failed modifications must be given alternative options (Housing Wire)

Short Sales being streamlined (Housing Wire)

Walking Away

8 things to consider before walking away from your home (Market Watch)


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