Monthly Archives: October 2012

Long Realty Annonuces Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate Connection


Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, HomeServices of America is so confident in the growth potential of the real estate industry that they are expanding the company’s holdings of industry leading brokerage companies. Brookfield’s Prudential Real Estate and Real Living Real Estate franchise enterprises are now part of the … Continue reading

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Homeowners Recover 13.5 Percent of Lost Equity through Q3


Rising home values have brought homeowner equity to its highest level since the third quarter of 2008 and helped lift 1.3 million families above water. Homeowner equity jumped $406 billion, or 5.9 percent, to $7,275 billion in the second quarter … Continue reading

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The Dodd-Frank Act: Could New Rules Derail the Housing Recovery?


By Barbara Pronin As if the eventual fates of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, now in their fourth year of conservatorship, were not enough cause for concern, pending rulings on mortgage origination requirements as mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act, and … Continue reading

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Residential Construction Spending Rebounds in August


Private residential construction spending increased 0.9 percent on a month-to-month basis during August 2012. In addition, estimates for both June and July were revised upward strongly from initial readings of 2.4 percent and -1.6 percent to 3.3 percent and -0.1 … Continue reading

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