Remember when real estate was so hot there were lotteries, bidding wars and desperate people making offers sight unseen? In some markets, they're back.
Demand is strong for these affordable, trendy, teeny new digs, some about the size of a parking space. And in some locations, opposition is strong as well.
Mortgage lenders' demands are sometimes ridiculous as they work to tighten their standards. What's your horror story?
Now the Georgia couple must pay a big tax bill to take possession of their prize property.
Lenders worsened the housing bust by allowing homeowners to borrow aggressively against the rising value of their homes. Now they are gingerly testing the waters again.
Relief checks to injured homeowners bounce, while banks are accused of continuing abusive foreclosure practices.
The proposal would give housing a small shot in the arm to help blighted neighborhoods. Most current programs would be able to keep running.
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