Thursday, November 29, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The owner of the troubled Mountain Shadows resort in Paradise Valley has submitted a reorganization plan in Bankruptcy Court that it says will help it come out of bankruptcy and develop the long-shuttered property. Read more: http://www.azcentral.com//community/scottsdale/articles/20121126paradise-valley-resort-plan-cut-debt-filed.html
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
On Aug. 31, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, steward of the largest mortgage financiers in the U.S., Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, said it would raise the guarantee fees each entity charges lenders by 10 basis points to securitize loans and insure the timely interest and principal payments for investors. The plan to do so was announced earlier in the year in order to encourage private capital back into the market. Read more: http://www.housingwire.com/news/g-fee-spike
Agents who sell HomeSteps homes, or Freddie Mac-owned residences, are eligible for winter bonuses. Read more: http://www.dsnews.com/articles/freddie-mac-offers-winter-bonus-to-agents-who-sell-its-homes-2012-11-16
Friday, November 9, 2012
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Paradise Valley officials say realigning 56th Street may allow for Crown Realty & Development to revitalize the Mountain Shadows Golf Resort in a way that will calm height and density concerns voiced by neighbors and elected leaders. Read more: http://arizona.newszap.com/home/117624-130/paradise-valley-may-realign?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=AZ-CRE-REPORT&utm_campaign=GPEConnect
Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/community/phoenix/articles/20121030wright-house-fix-up-cost-may-top-300000.html
Friday, November 2, 2012
After raising the question of how the election might impact the housing market's shadow inventory, it was obvious to see we had touched on a key issue near and dear to many voters' hearts, minds, and wallets. Responses to the initial installment of our special election series poured in, and while we can only share some of the reactions here, we'd like to thank all of you who took the time to put your perspectives into words and join in the conversation. Read more: http://www.dsnews.com/articles/special-series-industry-weighs-in-on-both-sides-of-shadow-inventory-debate-2012-11-01
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Bank of Internet's CEO Gregory Garrabrants told an audience at an investing conference in San Diego last week that his bank, with roughly $2.4 billion in assets, can compete with its larger rivals because it's not weighed down.....Read more: http://buzz.money.cnn.com/2012/11/01/bofi-bofa-banks/
Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said it would begin regulating debt collection companies starting at the beginning of 2013. "We now find that debt collection is a central issue of our times," director Richard Cordray said. Read more: http://business.time.com/2012/11/01/cfpb-takes-on-debt-collectors-with-new-oversight
Banks have temporarily waived a variety of fees and late charges for residents of states hit hard by Superstorm Sandy. It's an effort to ease pressure on customers to make bill payments when many remain without power. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/10/31/banks-to-waive-fees-for-customers-in-storm-hit-areas/
An anonymous buyer has purchased a Phoenix home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright with the aim of preserving an architectural gem that, until last week, was threatened with demolition. Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/community/phoenix/articles/20121031frank-lloyd-wrightdesigned-home-sold.html
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