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Striking Foreclosure Gold in the Gateway City By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer March 7, 2013 In the February issue of the Foreclosure News Report, we take our readers on a tour of the Gateway City. Monitor: Progress Being Made on Settlement By Joel Cone, Staff Writer March 7, 2013 It has been over a year since the National Mortgage Settlement was finalized to end the crisis over robo-signing, dual tracking and other illicit foreclosure practices. Better to Buy Bank Owned or Short Sale? By RealtyTrac Staff March 6, 2013 Short sales are on the rise as a better alternative to foreclosure in many areas. But buying from the bank may still be a better option in other markets because of a rebound in REO inventory. Do We Still Need Real Estate Brokers? By Peter Miller, Contributor March 5, 2013 Last week the newspaper reader sent me a letter wanting to know how to complete a real estate transaction. So far, they said, they had found the house and agreed to a price. Shifting Gears: Is It Time to Buy Notes Instead By Joel Cone, Staff Writer March 4, 2013 It’s been a good run for real estate investors over the past five years. Single Family REITs: A New Definition of Homeownership By Greg Rand, CEO, OwnAmerica March 1, 2013 The most significant innovation to hit the residential real estate in decades occurred in 2012. A first single family REIT (real estate investment trust) went public. Why The Federal Reserve Needs A Mortgage Diet By Peter G. Miller, Contributor February 27, 2013 The stock market quivered last week when it was announced that the Federal Reserve had given thought to ending its purchase of mortgage-backed securities at some unknown point in the far distant future. Backed by Big Banks, MERS Gains Momentum in the Courts By Joel Cone, Staff Writer February 25, 2013 In the high stakes game of billiards being played between the Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems (MERS) and government officials, the automated mortgage registry continues to run the table against its opponents in court as more judges deny plai GAO Says FHA a ‘High Risk’ to Taxpayers By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer February 25, 2013 Congress’ independent watchdog, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), issued a report recently warning that the cash-strapped Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is a “high risk” federal institution. How a Smaller FHA Hurts the Housing Market By Peter G. Miller, Contributor February 19, 2013 The FHA has got some problems and that raises a question: Could such difficulties limit the availability of government-backed financing? Print Email

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