Banks hurry to take advantage of new commercial loan guidelines, nearly one-quarter of Florida mortgages are delinquent … and more

1. Home values slide 0.6 percent in September, IAS reports [Housing Wire]
2. Senior housing operator sees disappointing third-quarter results, stock prices plummet [WSJ]
3. Two Florida loan companies face lawsuit for charging up-front fees on loan mods [Truth About Mortgage]
4. Regional mall REITs stabilize in third quarter [Retail Traffic Mag]
5. Tampa Bay Realtors foresee November sales slowdown after tax credit rush [(Un)real Estate]
6. Nearly one-quarter of Florida mortgages are delinquent, report says [National Mortgage News]
7. Banks hurry to take advantage of new commercial loan guidelines [WSJ]
8. 2009 U.S. home discounts total $28.1B as of Nov. 1 [Bloomberg]
9. Early debt repayment helps Beazer Homes to fourth-quarter profitability [WSJ]
10. Fitch: Subprime RMBS prepayment rate rises to 7 percent [Housing Wire]

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11. Apollo Management exploring possibility of launching bank [The Deal]
12. Chase set to hire 1,200 mortgage loan officers by end of 2010 [USA Today] and [The Truth about Mortgage]
13. Reasons why the first-time homebuyer tax credit will not fix the housing crisis [NYT]
14. Donald Trump’s iconic private jet is for sale [Cityfile]
15. Fed says most banks have ample reserve money [Post]
16. Fitch says it’s too early to worry about housing, stock bubbles [Bloomberg]

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