Here We Go Again With The Lending


Intercepted from inter-office emails: Great News, We are now offering Fannie’s new HomePath loan program! Let your clients know these improved loan terms to generate new business. Essentially, the program has the clients using Fannie loans to buy foreclosed properties owned by Fannie, therefore Fannie gives improved loan terms to the buyer. PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: -97% … Continue reading Here We Go Again With The Lending

Dark Thoughts For A Friday: Stock Guy On Real Estate


So we gave you Deep Thoughts already today, but deep thoughts are usually followed by dark thoughts, so why not give you some of them too. From a stock guy to us investors (in stocks): About the market: My primary thesis is that we are now into one of the primary home selling months, May, … Continue reading Dark Thoughts For A Friday: Stock Guy On Real Estate

4,000 Football Fields Worth Of Foreclosures


From our friends at Roost.com “Every home for sale… (Well almost…)” We bring you their future blog post (how nice of them to let us post it first). Roost muscled through a large number of public sources of information and found well over one thousand towns/cities across the US that have more square feet tied … Continue reading 4,000 Football Fields Worth Of Foreclosures

Obama Wants to Jump in on the Real Estate Crisis. Which Way should He Jump?


You might have already read Alex Clark’s article on the Bush plan to help homeowners, named optimistically “Hope for Homeowners.” Commenters on that post were less optimistic. Seems a lot of lenders won’t touch the program, though that might be because the program itself is new and everyone is so gun-shy right now. That leaves … Continue reading Obama Wants to Jump in on the Real Estate Crisis. Which Way should He Jump?

Bay Area Home Prices: a la San Francisco Chronicle


From the Chronicle: Home prices down in 90% of Bay Area Zip codes. A bold statement indeed, and thank God we don’t live in 90% of the Bay Area, but what’s this? One of the few standouts was the 94114 ZIP in San Francisco, home of Noe Valley, where houses go for well over a … Continue reading Bay Area Home Prices: a la San Francisco Chronicle