Monthly Archives: August 2012

FHFA Releases New Short Sale Guidelines For Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac

From the FHFA News Release August 21, 2012: The Federal Housing Finance Agency has directed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to align existing short sales programs into one standard short sale program and issue clear guidelines to mortgage servicers. With these changes, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will allow homeowners with eligible hardships to sell […]

Complex Oregon Law Changes Lender Deficiency Rights in Foreclosure

Under Senate Bill 1552, Oregon law relating to a lender’s right to bring a deficiency claim against the borrower changed effective July 11, 2012. Under the new law, whether a trust deed is a ” residential trust deed” is not based upon whether the property was occupied as the primary residence at the time of the start of the foreclosure process, but whether the property was occupied as the primary residence at the time of the default under the loan leading to the foreclosure sale

Bend, Oregon Real Estate Statistics July 2012

If you’re not in the market to buy or sell a home, you likely don’t know how well certain segments of the Bend real estate market are doing. The media is hinting that we’re close to the bottom and it seems like the economy has made a turn but they’re usually discussing the economy and […]

Bend Among Best Housing Markets

From Business Insider, Mamta Badkar, Aug. 7, 2012, 4:50 PM According to the latest home price report by Fiserv Case-Shiller, over the next five years, home prices are projected to rise 3.9 percent. Business Insider drew on Fiserv Case-Shiller data to identify the best housing markets for the next five years. The top 15 cities […]