Thursday, February 20, 2014

Investors are Coming Back!

Investors Getting Back Into the Game

   Many housing experts have predicted a slowdown in investor activity this year, but investors don’t appear to be fading away from the market. They might just be shifting their focus to different types of properties, as distressed inventories dry up in many markets.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Flood Insurance Is up to the House of Representatives!

Senate Passes Flood Insurance Bill

   On Jan. 30, 2014, the United States Senate voted 67-32 to approve the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (S. 1926), sponsored by Senators Menendez (D-NJ) and Isakson (R-GA).
 This bipartisan legislation, an NAR member priority, calls for a 4-year timeout on rate increases triggered either by a property’s sale or a flood map update for a property with previously grandfathered rates.

Monday, February 3, 2014

The Housing Market Continues to Heal.

Foreclosure Pipeline Gradually Being Cleaned Out

As the foreclosure crisis continues to recede, some parts of the country remain at elevated levels. Five states now account for nearly half of all the completed foreclosures in the nation —Florida, Michigan, California, Texas, and Georgia, according to CoreLogic’s latest foreclosure report.