Tag Archive: homebuilders

Real Estate Roundup: Lending Standards Loosen, Bright Forecasts for Spring

Recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes word from Fannie Mae that not all buyers need a 20 percent down payment to get a home loan, forecasts for a strong spring homebuying season, and a survey that found that nearly 90 percent of Americans dream of owning a home.

Real Estate Roundup: 2012 a Good Year for Home Sales, Prices, Bad for Housing Forecasts

Recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes several reports dissecting the past year in real estate: Home sales were dramatically higher by several measures, and prices, too. Also, foreclosures in California fell 38 percent in 2012. Meanwhile, a look at 2011 predictions for the coming year in real estate shows that experts don't know everything.

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