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Will We Face A Mortgage Shortage In 2014? By Peter Miller, Contributor November 5, 2013 People assume that mortgages will always be available but what if that’s wrong? Could there be a mortgage shortage in the near future, a time when financing shelves are bare? Making Pennsylvania Housing Affordable By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer November 5, 2013 In the October 2013 issue of the Foreclosure News Report, we asked Brian A. Hudson, the Executive Director and CEO of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, to pen a “My Take” column. Is the ‘End of the Suburbs’ Near? By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer November 4, 2013 In her new book, “The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving,” Leigh Gallagher, an editor at Fortune magazine, argues that powerful economic, social and demographic forces are converging to render suburban living unsustainable. Housing Affordability Quickly Fading in Some Markets By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer November 4, 2013 Tight inventory, pent-up demand and investor activity, both domestic and foreign, are driving more and more buyers to the sidelines. RealtyTrac Presentation at Los Angeles Real Estate Investors Club By Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac Vice President November 4, 2013 I had the chance to present to the prestigious Los Angeles Real Estate Investors club a couple weeks ago, and wanted to share the slides I presented here. International Architects and Designers in New York By Candice Schaffer, Contributor November 1, 2013 New York City has long been a promised land for architects and designers, and the trend of international creatives contributing to New York's unique aesthetic has been booming of late. Federal Reserve Prolongs Quantitative Easing By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer October 31, 2013 With the housing market recovery still fragile and unemployment stuck at unusually stubbornly high 7.2 percent, the Fed decided to continue QE. Mel Watt Nomination in Limbo By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer October 31, 2013 In May, president Obama nominated U.S. Rep. Melvin L. Watt, a Charlotte, N.C., Democrat, to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). The nomination has been in limbo ever since, and now it may be delayed further. The ‘Texa-fication’ of America By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer October 31, 2013 This week, Tyler Cowen, an economist at George Mason University, penned a cover story in TIME magazine, titled “The United States of Texas: Why the Lone Star State is America’s Future." Thinking Out of the Box Helps Sell Homes Fast By Joel Cone, Senior Staff Writer October 24, 2013 To be able to successfully flip a home takes more than just buying a property, fixing it up and putting it up for sale. Print Email

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