Catching Up on the Holiday Shadowplay

There were media reactions to previous stories and issues we looked at on QuidnuncRE over the past week late on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day.  We summarize here and have links for you on what you may have missed concerning the shadows over Central Park, and the latest mortgage fraud settlement. 

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What's New York Homeowners' Takeaway from Today's Mortgage Settlement?

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the states get a $2 billion settlement out of a Florida mortgage servicer for, among other things, robosigning. New York victims are expected "to fare particularly well."

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In Tomorrow's News, Gentrification in SoBro and more

Finishing off Wednesday with a Goldman Sachs report on the likely effect of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's ability-to-pay rules, and the latest on the St. Vincent's Hospital site development.

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Reading Wednesday, Right now

New goverment mortgage forms will debut for all lenders tomorrow.  And a Zeckendorf will be interviewed.  And we catch up on a couple of deals from today.

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Back to San Fran: More from Last Week's Realtors Convention

From seminars at the annual conference: Potential homeowners will have a harder time getting mortgages due to complicated new rules.  And Century 21 will provide content for its agents Tweet.

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