Les Christie, CNNMoney.com The drama is nearly over. After a decade of extremes—the ebullient highs of the real estate boom, then the devastating lows of the bust—calmer forces are beginning to prevail in the housing market. The big fall-off in home values, which has taken the median price of a house down almost 30% since … More Where Homes Prices Are Rising
So how big is the “shadow” hanging over housing? A recent Zillow.com survey shows 8% of homeowners, or about 10 million Americans, are “very likely” to sell if and as local conditions improve.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bank of America is taking a major step to help some of its most troubled mortgage borrowers. The bank says it will forgive up to 30 percent of some customers’ loan principal. The bank has said Wednesday it will start forgiving principal for homeowners who owe more than 120 percent of … More BofA to start reducing mortgage principal
Jon Daurio, chief executive officer of mortgage investor Kondaur Capital Corp., recently offered a $4,000 check to Barry Culver for the deed to his Bryan, Ohio house. With the exchange, and a pay-off to a second-lien holder, Culver was freed of $120,000 in crushing mortgage debt on the house, said Daurio, who had bought the … More “Cash for keys” aids home borrowers, investors
Adrian Sainz, AP Real Estate Writer, On Sunday February 28, 2010, 12:15 pm EST It sounded like a great idea three months ago: Hand homeowners a $6,500 tax credit to find a new place to live, giving a thrust of energy to the housing market’s recovery. So far, people are staying put.