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4 Million Homes Return to Positive Equity
3/7/14


Wells Fargo Lowers Credit Score Requirement for FHA Loans
2/6/14


Fannie, Freddie Now Giving Homebuyers 20-day 'First Look' at REOs
12/30/13


Housing Makes Gains, Headwinds Remain
12/12/13


Where are Mortgage Rates Heading in 2014?
11/7/13


2.5M Mortgages Emerge from Negative Equity
10/30/13


Americans on the Move Again, Census Says
10/30/13


Jumbo Mortgage Rates Fall Below Traditional Ones
9/5/13


Home Construction Spending at Highest Level Since 2008
9/3/13


Pending Home Sales Hit Highest Point Since 2006
7/5/13


Streak Reverses, Interest Rates Move Lower
6/21/13


CoreLogic: Nearly 1 million houses float back into positive equity
6/13/13


Better Times for Home Buyers Will Take a Few Years, Experts Say
6/7/13


Home Affordability Not Yet Impacted By Rising Mortgage Rates
6/7/13


New-Home Sales Rose in March
4/24/13


Fannie Mae: Housing recovery could be 'more robust' than anticipated
4/23/13


The Time, and Place, to Buy
3/26/13


Home Prices Expected to Rise at least 3.3 percent Annually through 2017
3/7/13


Home Ownership is Within More Americans' Reach
2/27/13


Fannine Mae: housing is 'on a sustained growth path'
2/25/13


Home Ownership is Increasingly Important to Younger Americans
2/5/13


Inventory Takes Center Stage as Foreclosures Fade
1/7/13


How Will Rising Mortgage Interest Rates Hit Housing?
1/7/13


Mortgage Rates End the Year Near Record Lows
12/28/12


FHA OKs 2-Year Extension of "Anti-Flipping" Waiver
12/4/12


Housing Affordability Inches Higher in 3rd Quarter
11/16/12


Mortgage Rates Fall into Record-Breaking Territory
11/16/12


Housing starts up 82% from 2009 trough
10/18/12


Foreclosures down for fourth month in a row in August
10/5/12


Mortgage Defaults Keep Declining
9/20/12


Another Sign That Home Prices Have Hit Bottom
9/10/12


US Housing Prices to Continue Stabalizing in 2013
9/7/12


Both Sales and Median Prices increase in July
8/21/12


Housing Starts Continue to See Annual Gains in July
8/17/12


Madison Ranked Best City for Young Adults
8/3/12


Americans are Increasingly Confident About Homeownership Survey Says
7/12/12


Cities Outpace Suburbs in Growth
6/29/12


Fannie Mae Posts Profit; Seeks No Aide
5/10/12


Stunned Home Buyers Find The Bidding Wars are Back
4/27/12
Active listings are down 9% in Dane county compared to March of 2011 while sales are up almost 18%.


Dane Co 1st Quarter Home Sales at Highest Point Since 2007
4/25/12


Pending Sales of Existing Homes Up to Nearly Two-Year High
3/6/12


Housing Affordability Reaches New Records
2/17/12


30-Year Rates Continue to Hold at Record Lows
2/17/12
 At this time last year rates were at 5%. Average 30 year fixed rate is currently under 3.87%.


US Economy Adds 243,000 Jobs, Unemployment Drops to 8.3%
2/3/12


Mortgage rates rise after posting record lows
1/27/12


Home Affordability Reaches 1971 Levels
1/11/12


City accepts proposals for two James Madison Park Landmarks
1/9/12


Mortgage rates hold near lows
1/6/12


Low Mortgage Rates Keeps Housing Affordability High
12/10/11


Bargains, Stability Abound in College Towns
11/21/11


The price is the same, but the cost is less
11/18/11


NY Times Frugal Traveler Visits Madison
10/27/11


Homeownership Rate Second Highest on Record
10/24/11


Mortgage Rates Bounce Back
10/13/11


Mortgage Rates Remain at Record Lows
9/24/11


Real Estate Sales Continue Rise in August
9/22/11


FHA, Fannie, Freddie seek new options to offload REO properties
9/22/11
 "While the enterprises (Fannie and Freddie) will continue to market individual REO properties for sale, FHFA and the enterprises seek input on possible pooling of REO properties in situations where such pooling, combined with private management, may reduce enterprise credit losses and hel more...


Mortgage Rates Reach All-Time Lows Again
8/19/11


Housing Remains Highly Affordable
8/19/11


Middleton ranks 8th in best places to live in America
8/16/11


Madison ranks #1 as Safest City for Children
8/12/11


May mortgage deliquencies down substantially over 2010
6/22/11


Mortgage rates drop to lowest level of 2011
6/10/11


Why it's time to buy
6/10/11


Proposal to raise FHA loan downpayment
5/24/11


Mortgage rates drop to lowest level of 2011
5/13/11


Madison neighborhood eyes National Register
5/4/11


Home Buyers to Pay More for FHA Loans
4/4/11


Poll Finds "Half-Full" Housing Outlook
3/11/11


Foreclosures in February hit 36-month low
3/10/11


14 percent of homes sold in Wisconsin in 2010 were under foreclosure
3/5/11


Fewer Homeowners Behind on House Payments
2/21/11
"Among the 50 states and District of Columbia, Wisconsin's rate of 6.26% ranked 40th in delinquencies."


Real Estate Is 'as Affordable as it Gets'
2/11/11


Parents Magazine Ranks Madison's Childrens Museum 5th in the Country
2/9/11


3 Questions You Must Answer Before Buying a Home
1/31/11


2010 Sales Decrease, Median Price Remains Stable
1/17/11
For 2010 in Dane County we saw a 3.1% increase in the median sale price up from $200,250 to $206,500 over 2009.   However, sales decreased by 8.5% from 5,422 to 4,963.


Madison Ranked as Most Secure Place to Live
12/16/10


Nov Scorecard Shows Continued Signs of Stabilization in House Prices and High Home Affordability
12/8/10


Curb Appeal: Little Changes Make a Big Difference
11/29/10


Madison rated as 'Low-Risk Housing Market' by Wall Street Journal, Smart Money stories
11/18/10


Be Market-Smart: Dos & Dont's for Home Sellers & Buyers
11/11/10


Carbon Monoxide Detectors Required in All Homes by February 2011
11/11/10
  On March 10, 2010, Governor Doyle signed into law Senate Bill 415, legislation that requires all homes to have carbon monoxide detectors beginning on February 1, 2011. Carbon monoxide is a dangerous, poisonous gas which cannot be detected by human senses. Dubbed the “silent killer, more...


Nearly 8 in 10 Americans Still Believe Buying a Home Makes Good Financial Sense
10/26/10


Bank of America halts foreclosures
10/11/10


Green homes to be showcased
10/11/10


Why Housing Will Come Back
9/15/10


M & I Mortgage Update September 2010
9/13/10
  M&I Mortgage Update for our Critical Linkage Partners SEPTEMBER  2010  Presented by Jeff Mack, Assistant Vice President--Mortgage Lending at M & I Overall Activity The Real Estate purchase market continues to slow down in activity from the pace of April- June.  more...


Madison ranks #1 as Safest City for Children
9/2/10


Housing Remains Highly Affordable
9/2/10


Mortgage rate activity
9/2/10
Not sure what to think about the record low interest rates?   The last time mortgage rates were above 6% was Nov. 2008. At that time, the average rate was 6.33%, meaning a $200,000 loan would have carried a monthly payment of $1,241.86. With the average rate now 4.59%, the monthly payment for more...


Madison in top 100 on CNN Money's 2010 "America's best small cities"
8/3/10


Fixed-Rate Mortgage Rates Continue at Record Lows
8/3/10


Tax Credit Extension
11/2/09
  Here is the plan for changing Housing Credit…Senate needs to vote first, then House has to concur….No Soup yet but hopefully this will be resolved in the next week. Business and Homebuyer Assistance Homebuyer credit - Under current law, the First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit is more...


March Update - First Time Buyer Tax Credit & Absorption Rates
3/11/09
Most of you have likely already heard about the First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit signed into law recently.  Here are a few of the highlights:   Credit amount is $8000.   Buyer cannot have owned a residence in the past three years.   If the purchaser is elligible more...


July foreclosures down locally & statewide
11/30/-1