Washington, DC Market: 2009 Review and 2010 Outlook

Positive Trend Reverses Declines Since 2004 New sales contracts in 2009 for residential properties were 21% ahead of 2008.   The number of properties on the market at the end of 2009 was 25% lower than the end of 2008 -- a five month supply. This is a market which most housing economists feel is in … Continue reading Washington, DC Market: 2009 Review and 2010 Outlook

New Good Faith Estimates, HUD-1 Form Provide Benefits to Borrowers

New RESPA Regulations, HUD-1 Effective January 1, 2010 Changes under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act provide some improvements to borrowers, making it easier to compare loan terms and committing lenders to stick with their quoted fees. The new Good Faith Estimate (GFE) will be uniformly used by all lenders so that borrowers will be … Continue reading New Good Faith Estimates, HUD-1 Form Provide Benefits to Borrowers