The Real Deal Miami

Downtown Miami condos go for $99 a foot in bulk sale, FTC goes after mortgage rescue plan scammers … and more

November 25, 2009 04:49PM

1. Palm Beach Gardens mortgage mod company preyed on desperate homeowners, FTC says [Palm Beach Post]
2. Downtown Miami condos go for $99 a foot in bulk sale [Condo Vultures]
3. Miami Beach’s Gansevoort South claims construction will be complete before 2010 [Hotel Chatter]
4. U.S.-made drywall also under investigation [MSNBC]
5. Droog Townhouse to be on display at Design Miami next week [MediaBistro]
11. Retirement homes suffering in downturn [Newsweek via Realtor Mag]
12. FTC goes after mortgage rescue plan scammers [Housing Wire] 

13. Option-ARMs named as housing recovery deterrent [CNNMoney] 

14. Cheering new home sales figures? Not so fast, experts say [WSJ]
15. Commercial property owners to feel the burn soon [National Real Estate Investor]
16. Classic real estate game of chance, Monopoly, gets updated look [Business Week]
17. Market analyst Barry Ritholtz says housing bottom long way off [Yahoo! News] 

18. Homebuyer tax credits may further threaten FHA stability [WSJ] 

19. Distressed commercial property sales up across the globe [Property Wire]
20. Moody’s downgrades six HFA transactions [Bond Buyer]
21. Banks buy back $7.1 b in single-family loans in 3Q [National Mortgage News]
22. Peter Slatin and Alexander Goldfarb talk about REITs [Forbes]