Monthly Archives: June 2010

State Farm Opts Out of Flood Insurance Program

State Farm Opts Out of Flood Insurance Program by Raja Tayeb on June 18, 2010 State Farm, the nation’s largest insurer of homes, is opting out of the National Flood Insurance program. The company blamed severing its relationship with the … Continue reading

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Secrets of Sustainable Staging — New York Real Estate

Secrets of Sustainable Staging by John Tayeb on June 18, 2010 With more home buyers interested in eco-friendly features, property stagers are placing more emphasis on the overall performance of green dwellings. To give their listings a competitive edge, they … Continue reading

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Home Builder Confidence Slides — New York Real Estate

Home Builder Confidence Slides by Raja Tayeb on June 17, 2010 Home builder confidence fell as the market retracted after the government tax credits expired. The National Association of Home Builders said Tuesday that its market index slid to 17 … Continue reading

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Builders Rush to Meet Tax Credit Deadline

Builders Rush to Meet Tax Credit Deadline by John Tayeb on June 16, 2010 Builders are rushing to finish homes so that buyers can close on them before the June 30 deadline to qualify for a federal tax credit. To … Continue reading

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FBI Renews Push to End Mortgage Fraud

FBI Renews Push to End Mortgage Fraud by Raja Tayeb on June 15, 2010 The FBI says it will renew its efforts to end mortgage fraud. A spokesman said last week that the FBI anticipates arresting hundreds in crackdowns scheduled … Continue reading

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Jobs Key to Housing Recovery — New York Real Estate

Jobs Key to Housing Recovery by John Tayeb on June 15, 2010 Some recovery in the labor market and record low mortgage rates could help offset some of the pressures on the housing market, according to a new study released … Continue reading

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NAR Addresses Workforce Housing Issues — New York Real Estate

NAR Addresses Workforce Housing Issues by Raja Tayeb on June 15, 2010 To help create more affordable housing opportunities for public and private sector workers in the Southeast, the National Association of REALTORS® has partnered with the National Housing Conference … Continue reading

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NAR Lauds Proposal to Extend Tax-Credit Closings

NAR Lauds Proposal to Extend Tax-Credit Closings by Raja Tayeb on June 14, 2010 The National Association of REALTORS® today expressed thanks on behalf of America’s homebuyers to three Senators for introducing a measure to extend the present home buyer … Continue reading

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