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Recently released information from the research firm Delta Associates says distress in the commercial sector is maintaining a plateau. Delta Associates said in its report, "The plateau has occurred as lenders continue to extend debt obligations, and commercial property values are stabilizing in m...
05/02/2011
The U.S Census Bureau has released Residential Vacancies and Homeownership data for the first quarter of 2011. The data is derived from the Housing Vacancy Survey, which is a supplement to the Current Population Survey. The homeowner vacancy rate is the proportion of the homeowner inventory which...
05/01/2011
The question is whether homeowners with negative equity-those who are "under water"-are more or less likely to move relative to homeowners with positive equity. The latest Real Estate Research by the Federal Reserve-Atlanta discusses the merits of recent research claiming negative equity negative...
05/01/2011
Chairman Ben S. Bernanke At the Federal Reserve Community Affairs Research Conference, Arlington, Virginia April 29, 2011 The Challenges to Communities "As families have struggled, so have their communities. In some areas, for example, high foreclosure rates have produced significant numbers of v...
05/01/2011
Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in March indicate: 1. The economic recovery is proceeding at a moderate pace and overall conditions in the labor market are improving gradually.  2. Household spending and business investment in equipment and software continue to ex...
04/27/2011
Streaming Video by Ustream.TV The Fed has tripled its holdings of private and public debt – and added nearly $2 trillion in extra cash to do it. Keep in mind that most of that money is still frozen in the banking system. Bernanke's press conference also comes one day before the government report...
04/27/2011
FILED BETWEEN 04/18/11 AND 04/21/11 Breakdown by Date: 04/18/11 Monday     17 04/19/11 Tuesday    12 04/20/11 Wednesday   25 04/21/11 Thursday   10 Weekly Total                64   Breakdown by property type: Commercial            4 Homestead           33 NonHomestead     27 Weekly Total         ...
04/26/2011
Home Prices Edge Closer to 2009 Lows According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices(PDF) 26-Apr-2011 09:00 Data through February 2011, released today by S&P Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller1 Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, show prices for the 10-and 20-city comp...
04/26/2011
In March 2009 the US Treasury launched a program to take toxic mortgage assets off banks' books. To date the program has earned $1.7 billion for taxpayers - $500 million in dividends on the investments made and $1.2 billion in "unrealized gains" as the value of securities purchased under the Trou...
04/26/2011
On Wednesday California U.S. District Court Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer dismissed all claims against Bank of America Corp. in a proposed class action that sought to hold the bank liable for the allegedly deceptive lending practices of former B of A unit Countrywide Financial Corp. A group of pensio...
04/26/2011
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