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KCM Weekend Library Links

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!

We have also included the 5 Most Popular Blog Posts from last month in case you missed any!

-The KCM Crew

Blog Posts

5 Good Reasons to Buy that Home NOW!!

5 Good Reasons to Sell Your House NOW!

An Open Letter from Steve Harney

“Dry Your Eyes and Lower the Price”

Pricing a House in Today’s Real Estate Market

Pricing

Another point of view on modifications and government stimulus (Business Week)

Are Home Prices Cheap? (Seeking Alpha)

Case Shiller press release (Standard and Poors)

Home price dip extends to 4th month (CNN)

Shadow Inventory

Shadow Inventory now at 18 million? (Seeking Alpha)

Strategic Defaults

Strategic defaults on the rise (Reuters)

Appraisals

Appraisals Have a Problem, Bank on it (Housing Wire)

Tax Credit

Did the tax credit fail? (Market Watch)

Deliquencies

New Wave of Mortgage Defaults on the Horizon? (Seeking Alpha)

Delinquencies getting worse (SNL)

Mortgaging

Seller financing making a comeback? (The New York Times)

Signs point to higher rates (Herald Tribune)

Negative Equity

How long will negative equity last? (First American Core Logic)

Positive equity won’t be back until 2015 (Housing Wire)

Vacancies

Vacancies are the real challenge (Seeking Alpha)

Modifications

Will the new plan work? (The Washington Post)

Mortgage debt and the modifications (Seeking Alpha)

Is HAMP creating strategic defaults? (Housing Wire)

New ‘Fix’ to housing challenge (Seeking Alpha)

Second mortgages complicating modifications (The Washington Post)

New HAMP Second Lien Modification Program (2MP): Overview (U.S. Government)

New HAMP Enhancements announced 3/26/2010 (U.S. Government Report)

Modifications: where will we wind-up? (Seeking Alpha)

The changing categories of delinquencies (CNBC)

The NYT take on new modification plan (The New York Times)

Mortgage Bankers’ Association’s reply to new modification enhancements (MBA)

Potential downsides to new modifications (Market Watch)

Is debt forgiveness fair to all? (Seeking Alpha)

Short Sales

Short Sale explosion is coming (CNN)

Tax Credit

Sales starting to pick up (The New York Times)


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