Housing Continues Slow Climb Back to Normal

  • By dave
  • 12 December, 2013
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Housing markets in 54 of approximately 350 metro areas tracked by the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index have returned to — or even exceeded — normal levels of housing activity through November, NAHB reported Dec. 5. Continue Reading →


Senate Confirms Mel Watt to Head FHFA

  • By dave
  • 12 December, 2013
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The Senate on Dec. 10 confirmed the nomination of Mel Watt to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency, HousingWIre reported. Rep. Watt, D-N.C., will replace Ed DeMarco, who has served as acting director of the FHFA since the government-sponsored enterp… Continue Reading →


Housing Market Expected to Cool in 2014

  • By dave
  • 12 December, 2013
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The nation’s real estate market is expected to cool as the year ends, and the gains that homeowners have seen in median list price per square foot are on a path to level off in 2014, according to the December State of the Market report released Dec. 2 by real estate brokerage firm Movoto. Continue Reading →


Fannie Mae Addresses Appraisal Quality, UCDP Notification

  • By dave
  • 12 December, 2013
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Fannie Mae addressed appraisal quality, appraiser selection requirements, data quality issues and new processes to identify and monitor individual appraisers in a Dec. 10 letter to lenders. Fannie also issued new messaging to support its appraiser moni… Continue Reading →


Real Estate Appraisal Videos

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Real Estate Appraisal Associations

Real Estate Appraisal Societies, Organizations and Associations ARES – American Real Estate Society – Find out what applied real estate researchers are looking into. You can get a flavor by … Continue Reading →


Appraisal Resources in Los Angeles

Appraisal Resources Los Angeles County and Southern California Appraisal Resources and Government Agencies Los Angeles Assessor’s Office – Public records, property data, sales information, plat maps Los Angeles Department of … Continue Reading →


Zoning Planning & Safety Information LA

City Information for Los Angeles County:Agoura Hills – Zoning Planning and Safety Information Alhambra – Zoning Planning and Safety Information Arcadia – Zoning Planning and Safety Information Artesia – Zoning … Continue Reading →