New LEED Ratings for Neighborhoods
The U.S. Green Building Council has expanded its LEED rating system of buildings and homes to now include scores for eco-friendly neighborhoods.
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Fannie Tightens Interest-Only Requirements
Fewer borrowers will qualify for interest-only and adjustable-rate mortgages as Fannie Mae announces a 30 percent downpayment requirement.
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Neighborhoods Purchase Troubled Homes
In an effort to preserve property values and avoid vacancies and foreclosures, some home owners are coming together to cooperatively purchase troubled homes in their neighborhoods.
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When Developer Folds, HOA Has Questions
Here are a few answers to questions condo owners may face when a developer declares bankruptcy.
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Milwaukee Plan Ensures Fair Appraisal
A housing assessment approach developed in Milwaukee only takes foreclosures into account if they represent more than 10 percent of the surrounding neighborhood.
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A Successful Focus on First-Time Buyers
Developer D.R. Horton credits its second quarter success to a strategy that appeals to the first-time home buyers.
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