The Real Deal Miami

Thousands of suspicious claims submitted for first-time homebuyer tax credit … and more

October 23, 2009 08:13AM

1. Business and commercial real estate losses may calm, says Fifth Third Bancorp [WSJ]
2. How to foresee the next real estate collapse: special servicers, big projects, regional banks [Fortune via CNN]
3. Agents, brokers were less optimistic in September [Inman News]
4. Regulators fight to maintain secrecy pacts by former Freddie Mac employees in court [NYT]
5. Economists predict tax credit deadline will have caused September jump in housing sales [Bloomberg]
6. Thousands of suspicious claims submitted for first-time homebuyer tax credit [WSJ]
7. Home builders and older buyers are not on the same page [Inman News]
8. Insurance company Chubb sees profits double [Reuters] 

9. Fed says housing upturn is bright spot in economy [Washington Post via Realtor Mag]