The Real Deal Miami

Dogs trained to detect Chinese drywall odor, man sentenced in scheme to steal more than $1.3M in mortgage profits … and more

December 24, 2009 10:14AM

1. Dogs trained to detect Chinese drywall odor [WPLG 10]
2. Can owners behind on payments be cut off from community association amenities? [Sun Sentinel]
3. Man sentenced in scheme to steal more than $1.3M in mortgage profits [Mortgage Fraud Blog]
4. How did the homebuyer tax credit extension factor into new home sales for November? [CNBC]

5. Analysis: Weak housing starts numbers means slow job growth and ultimately a slow recovery [Calculated Risk]
6. Redwood Capital Investments acquires assets of senior housing developer for $365M in bankruptcy auction [WSJ]
7. The difference between new and existing home sales [WSJ]
8. Freddie Mac reported a 7 percent increase in refi mortgage purchases last month [Housing Wire]
9. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s honeymoon revealed [Guest of a Guest]
10. Clips of Philippe Starck’s “Design for Life” show revealed [Mediabistro]
11. Low-income homeowners in foreclosure have little recourse [The Nation]
12. Recovery expected for US property markets in 2010, experts say [Property Wire]
13. Wells Fargo says it repaid $25B in TARP funds [Market Watch]
14. Effects of housing crisis not yet felt because servicers are not foreclosing fast enough [CNBC]