Column: Historic preservation and contemporary renovation collide in Cleveland Park (The Washington Post) Is historic preservation sometimes detrimental to neighborhoods, especially when it comes to renovating?
Housing exuberance led by 'glamorous cities' (Bloomberg) Schiller, found of Case-Schiller index, says there is a new risk of "speculative fervor".
Suspected mortgage fraud filings down 31% (HousingWire) Compared to the same quarter from this past year, suspected mortgage fraud filings are down by 31 percent. An abnormal spike occurred in the first three quarters of 2011.
Secondary loan market still weak (The Washington Times) Since Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are now government-owned mortgage giants, there remains little incentive for a strong secondary loan market.
For rent by owner: Legal landmines for landlord (The Washington Post) While renting out an apartment, there are a number of somewhat obscure laws potential landlords should aware of.