Tag Archives: Reserve Chairman Ben

Interesting Housing News Links (May 06, 2009)

* Stocks surge as S&P 500 erases losses for the year (Gatehouse Media, The Independent)

* Is recession on the wane? (Jeannine Aversa, Courier-Journal)

* Subprime lobbyists in $370m battle (Edward Luce, The Financial Times)

* Senate moves toward easing mortgage terms (Anne Flaherty, Muscatine Journal)

* Editorial: Predatory lending bill needs to be refined (Gatehouse Media, Evening Times)

* View of the Day: Markets make feverish recovery (Kevin Gardiner, The Financial Times)

* Urban Policy (The Brian Lehrer Show: Wednesday, 29 April 2009) (Public Radio, WNYC)

* House prices have fallen by �45000 from peak Halifax says (Harry Wallop, Telegraph)

* Fed chief: Economy to revive in ’09 (Jeannine Aversa, Columbus Dispatch)

* L.I. POL TOOK CASH FOR CONTRACTS (Kieran Crowley, New York Post)

Interesting Housing News Links (April 19, 2009)

* Loantovalue should be kept under control (Edward Hadas, The Daily Telegraph)

And if house prices start rising too rapidly, cut the maximum loan-to-value ratio say to 70pc. Such a prescription is rightly being considered by the G20 in response to the current crisis.

* Bernanke: financial innovation needs regulation (Martin Crutsinger, The Pantagraph)

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Friday that financial innovation is good for the economy but should be properly regulated.

* Cal Neva foreclosure: no bids offered at Wednesday auctions (Annie Flanzraich, N Lake Tahoe Bonanza)

Nev. No bids were offered Wednesday in a pair of public foreclosure sales auctions regarding the Cal Neva Resort, Spa and Casino in Lake Tahoe.

* To Rent or Buy in 2009? (Sara Sutachan, California Real Estate)

Given recent changes in home prices and the current low mortgage rate climate, there have been significant gains in affordability for prospective first-time homeowners. Earlier in 2009, a provision in the Stimulus Bill provided for a first-time Homebuyer Tax Credit of 10 percent of the purchase price of the home up to $8,000. The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS� analyzed the difference betw…

* How old is too old to work? (Kathleen Doheny, KPLC)

April 10 (HealthDay News) — Debate about the ideal age to retire has been going on for years. But with the U.S. economy in a dramatic slump, the flip side of that question — how old is too old to work? — has become uppermost in many people’s minds.

Continue reading