Sellers say new appraisal rules hindering deals, Palm Beach mansion sees 20 percent price cut … and more

1. Sellers say new appraisal rules hindering deals [Sun-Sentinel]
2. Palm Beach property tax rate will probably rise [Palm Beach Daily News]
3. Real estate downturn allows Orthodox Jewish group to purchase land for new synagogue [Miami Herald]
4. Exploring South Florida’s empty real estate [Miami New Times] and [Broward-Palm Beach New Times]
5. High-security storage facility opens in Fort Lauderdale [Sun-Sentinel]
6. Palm Beach mansion sees 20 percent price cut [WSJ]
7. Housing sales trending upward in Orlando [USA Today]
8. Homebuilder to start construction of new model homes in St. Augustine [Larry Vershel Communications]
9. No one has signed up to take advantage of expanded TALF program [Reuters]
10. Housing market has bottomed for now [Seeking Alpha]
11. Higher housing permit and construction data may not be good news [Seeking Alpha]
12. Real estate investment trusts could be reasonable investments [Fortune via CNN Money]
13. Commercial refinancings could be industry’s next hurdle [GlobeSt]
14. Donald Trump buys Raw []
15. Mortgage rates speeding up [Realty Times]
16. Builder caution reflects fragile housing market and economy [RIS Media]
17. JPMorgan Chase repays all of its TARP funding [The Business Insider] and [Crain’s]
18. Jumbo market still in poor shape [The Business Insider]
19. Obama administration launches financial protection agency for consumers [The Truth about]
20. Freddie Mac prices new notes [National Mortgage News Online]
21. Six options for Fannie, Freddie overhauls [Inman]
22. Eddie Bauer files for bankruptcy [MarketWatch]
23. What bankers see in store for mortgage rates [Trulia]

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