Newsdesk | Volume 5 | Issue 292 | March 12, 2010  

Top News
Video: Realty Check: Insurers vs. Banks – MSNBC – – CNBC’s Diana Olick has been investigating yet another side of bad loans
IRS to go easier on tax settlements – USA Today – – WASHINGTON — IRS agents will be more flexible with taxpayers who have seen their incomes drop during the recession.  
Market News
30-Year Mortgage Rate Remains Below 5 Percent – CNBC – – market, not their hopes,’ she said. Low Rates, Limited Appeal The Mortgage Bankers Association said Wednesday U.S. mortgage applications nudged up last week, reflecting increased demand for home purchase loans even as interest rates trekked higher.
Foreclosure rates up by smallest amount in 4 years – USA Today – – WASHINGTON The foreclosure crisis isn’t over, but the pace of growth may finally be slowing down. HOUSING MARKET: Track the rise, fall and … rebound CLOSE TO HOME: A look at real estate  
Technology News
NAR and DocuSign Unveil Exclusive Realtor® Electronic Signature Edition – REALTOR Magazine – – Extract not available.
Google Play Stumbles Upon (or Around) the Web – – – In an effort to showcase more of what is available via its RSS reader, Google on Wednesday introduced a new Labs feature, Google Reader Play.
Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network Testing Promises Significantly Faster Speeds Than Current 3G Networks – PRNewswire – – IRVINE, Calif., March 8 /PRNewswire/ — Verizon Wireless announced today that its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network field trials in the U.S. have demonstrated wireless data speeds that are significantly faster than today’s 3G network speeds.  
Other News
Appraisal Organizations Oppose Use of BPOs in HAFA Program – – – In a letter to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Monday, four appraisal organizations, representing more than 35,000 real estate appraisers, voiced their opposition to the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives (HAFA) program, set to take
Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program to Undergo Rule Changes – – – Enter your email to receive Daily Email Updates: At a public hearing scheduled for Tuesday, March 16, 2010, the Nevada Supreme Court will consider amendments to the rules governing the state’s Foreclosure Mediation Program (FMP). ‘With the