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Is the Mortgage Interest Deduction Really Safe in Washington? By Peter Miller, Contributor April 3, 2013 The nation's capital seems very quiet at this time. The sequester deadline has passed and the budget debate continues, both with little apparent impact. 20 Markets Where Buying Rentals Still Makes Sense (and Dollars) By Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac Vice President April 3, 2013 RealtyTrac developed a list of the 20 best markets nationwide for purchasing single family rentals by analyzing median sales prices and average rental rates in hundreds of U.S. housing markets. Video: Pinpointing Prime Rental Purchases on RealtyTrac By RealtyTrac Staff April 2, 2013 RealtyTrac provides local rental rates and estimated monthly payments for all properties listed for sale on its website nationwide — including pre-foreclosures, auctions and REO. Fannie, Freddie Announce New Loan Modification Rules By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer April 1, 2013 Starting July 1, 2013, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will simplify mortgage modification rules for borrowers who are delinquent on their mortgages, according to the companies’ federal regulator. Individual Investors Feeling Squeezed Out By Bulk Buyers By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer April 1, 2013 Editor’s Note: this article is excerpted from the March 2013 issue of RealtyTrac’s award-winning newsletter, the Foreclosure News Report. Housing Climate Change Roils Arizona Market By Joel Cone, Staff Writer March 29, 2013 After three years with the third highest state foreclosure total in the nation, the Grand Canyon State cooled off substantially in 2012, coming in with the eighth highest state foreclosure total for the year. Is Real Estate Wealth Returning By Peter Miller, Contributor March 27, 2013 American homeowners are getting rich. Again! March Madness Emerges From Depths of Foreclosure Obscurity By Joel Cone, Staff Writer March 27, 2013 Where did they come from, this high energy group of college athletes that is stealing the show in NCAA March Madness? This Cinderella team from a school most people will admit they’ve never heard of. Back to the Foreclosures in Las Vegas By Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac Vice President March 25, 2013 The cab driver looked a bit eccentric, reminiscent of Doc Brown from the Back to the Future trilogy, but I stepped into the back anyway, comforted by the thought that it was not a silver De Lorean. Slideshow: Of Foreclosure Starts, Short Sales and Zombie Foreclosures By Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac Vice President March 22, 2013 I had the privilege of speaking at the Short Sale Con in Las Vegas recently and was given a full hour to talk about trends in foreclosures and short sales. Print Email

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