The Real Deal Miami

New resolution calls on banks, mortgage servicers to aid drywall victims, Unexpected confidence drop among home builders likely tied to tax credit expiration … and more

October 20, 2009 06:37AM

1. New resolution calls on banks, mortgage servicers to aid drywall victims [Housing Wire] 

2. Trade groups lobby for first-time homebuyer tax credit extension [Reuters] 

3. Wok Town, “Starbucks of Asian comfort food,” opens in Miami [Urban Daddy] 

4. Fannie and Freddie will still owe the government 10 years from now [Seeking Alpha] 

5. Wall Street bailout will lead to higher sales volume [Urban Digs]
6. Sales of prepaid cemetery plots are down [Cheapskate]
7. Commercial real estate and REITs may be a ticking time bomb [Seeking Alpha]

8. Icahn offers $6B to stave off CIT bankruptcy [NYT] 

9. Unexpected confidence drop among home builders likely tied to tax credit expiration [WSJ] 

10. New home construction starts up in September, economists report [Bloomberg]