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Shrinking workforce and telecommuniting allow businesses to downsize office space … and more

November 12, 2009 10:13AM

1. For the eighth month in a row, U.S. sees more than 300,000 foreclosures [Bloomberg]
2. FHA loosens grip on condo guidelines, temporarilty [Calculated Risk]
3. Getting a mortgage in today’s environment isn’t hopeless [Post]

4. After billions in capital infusions, Fannie and Freddie say more losses are still on the way [WSJ]
5. Shrinking workforce, telecommuting allow businesses to downsize office space [AP]
6. Negotiating power among U.S. homebuyers down in August [Reuters]
7. Predictions of a commercial real estate crash greatly exaggerated, Zell says [Chicago Real Estate Daily]
8. Ideal year to invest in commercial real estate: 2010, survey says [DS News]
9. Housing prices will not increase until glut gone  [CNN via Patrick.net]
10. U.S. home sellers slash asking prices by $28.1 billion as of Nov. 1, Trulia report finds [Bloomberg]
11. S&P 500 cash flow still going strong since 2007 [Running of the Bull]
12. Realogy posts $58 million profit in third quarter [Inman]
13. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac fire their own inspector general [HuffPo]