February New Home Sales Rise, But Revisions Put Damper on Report
New home sales improved in February, HUD and the Census Bureau reported Thursday, the third straight monthly increase, but only because of downward revisions to previous months.
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Complete 52,469 4Q Foreclosure Prevention Actions
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac completed 52,469 foreclosure prevention actions during the fourth quarter, raising the total number of homeowners who have been helped to 6.7 million since September 2008, the Federal Housing Finance Agency reported.
‘Four Corners’ States Rank Highest in ‘Safest Places to Live’ Study
CoreLogic, Irvine, Calif., said counties in the ‘Four Corners’ states—Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah—rank highest in its annual ‘Safest Place to Live’ study, which details the least risky places to live in the U.S. from a natural hazard perspective.
ULI: Zoning for a More Resilient and Sustainable Future
Updating zoning regulations can increase housing attainability, reduce carbon emissions, promote social equity and improve community health, reported the Urban Land Institute, Washington, D.C.
3Q Critical Defect Rate Posts Series High
ACES Quality Management, Denver, said the overall critical defect rate for mortgage underwriting in the third quarter rose to a series high.