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4 out of 10 Recent Buyers Used FHA Loans — New York Real Estate

According to the most recent REALTORS® Confidence Index, 39 percent of recent buyers purchased a home with a Federal Housing Administration-insured loan. REALTORS® who took part in the November survey also reported that the number of first-time home buyers continued … Continue reading

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Geithner Says TARP Will Be Extended

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told Congress on Wednesday that the government’s financial bailout program, Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), will be extended until Oct. 3, 2010. “The recovery of our financial system remains incomplete and near-term shocks to that system … Continue reading

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NAR: FHA Key to Housing Market and Recovery

The Federal Housing Administration mortgage insurance program is a critical part of the American housing fabric and has never been more important than it is in today’s market, NAR President Vicki Cox Golder told a congressional panel this week. Testifying … Continue reading

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Real Estate Live

Post Real Estate columnist Elizabeth Razzi discussed the local housing market — from condos and investment properties to contracts and mortgages on Friday, December 4, at 1 p.m. ET. Razzi is the author of two consumer-advice books, “The Fearless Home … Continue reading

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2008 Cost vs. Value Report: Still Many Happy Returns for Home Rehabs

Remodeling magazine’s annual report shows that maintenance-related projects and moderately priced upgrades are providing stable paybacks, even in a slower market. Despite home price drops in many cities, remodeling projects are holding their own as a way for owners to … Continue reading

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