The Real Deal Miami

Weekly mortgage applications rise 12.8 percent … and more

September 23, 2009 06:31PM

1. American Institute of Architects’ Architectural Billings Index down from July [CNBC]
2. Freddie Mac names former Wells Fargo CEO Ross Kari as their new CEO [Housing Wire]
3. Ivanka Trump says she won’t release wedding photos [NY Mag], but releases details about her wedding dress and theme for wedding to Jared Kushner [Brides]    
4. Fed slated to release decision on mortgage-backed securities today [Seeking Alpha]
5. National construction backlog for July rose 8.9 percent to 6.1 months [Business Week]
6. Weekly mortgage applications rise 12.8 percent [Housing Wire]
7. Hulk Hogan’s Belleair, Fla. mansion on the market for $13.9 million [Zillow]
8. Diet book author Harvey Diamond’s Sarasota home in foreclosure [Zillow]
9. Café Sci Sci opens in the Brickell neighborhood of Miami [UrbanDaddy]
10. Study says that state foreclosure prevention programs have been largely ineffective [Bloomberg]
11. Fed taking baby steps to lessen financial support for housing market [NYT]
12. Rates on home loans expected to stay low [AP via ABC]

13. Questions over Toll Brothers’ sales push abound [MarketWatch]
14. Fed begins to slow its purchase of mortgage-backed securities [Bloomberg]