A real estate investment exec and a real estate broker are allegedly at the center of the scam, in which four California mansions were leveraged for millions in ill-gotten gains
The decrease in application volume comes as both the refinance index and seasonally adjusted purchase index fell
As the auction market at the courthouse steps for trustee sales has gotten more and more crowded, many investors are starting to turn their attention to the short sale market. The increased competition is causing prices to be bid up to levels where reward no longer makes as much sense as it once did for auction buyers.
Employment by mortgage lenders grew for the third straight quarter despite the elimination of thousands of jobs at some of the nation’s largest lenders, according to the 2012 Mortgage Employment Index from Mortgage Daily.
One of the challenging parts of analyzing any major economy, especially one as complex as the one at home, is realizing that seemingly unrelated trends in one sector can speak volumes about what’s unfolding in another. Investors are chomping at the bit for signs of stabilization in the housing market, and with an ongoing recession it’s understandable that we’re all afraid of fiscal mirages. However, even with the looming fiscal cliff, are there indications that the housing market will continue turning the corner?