Home values in federal and state Opportunity Zone Redevelopment Areas—the controversial zones created in 2017 to spur economic development—are keeping up with nationwide home values, reported ATTOM, Irvine, Calif.
Redfin, Seattle, said popular second-home destinations including the Jersey Shore, Cape Cod, Lake Tahoe, Palm Springs and Bend, Ore., are heating up and becoming full-time residences for homebuyers who have the luxury of working remotely.
The Trump Administration yesterday abruptly terminated the Obama-era Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, replacing it with a new rule that HUD Secretary Ben Carson said would ease burdens for local communities dealing with fair housing.
ATTOM Data Solutions, Irvine, Calif., said more than two-thirds of homes in government-designated “Opportunity Zones” saw positive price growth in the first quarter—that is, before the economic effects of the coronavirus took effect.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency will extend, from Dec. 19 to Jan. 21, 2020, the deadline for interested parties to provide input on potential changes to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Uniform Mortgage-Backed Security pooling practices.