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Calvert Updates ‘Green Homebuilder’ Rankings Based on Environmental and Sustainable Practices

America’s 10 largest publicly traded homebuilders have started to improve their policies and practices relating to the environment and resources, but much progress remains to be achieved, according to a major new study by Calvert – one of the

Fannie and Freddie to Suspend Foreclosure Evictions for the Holidays

Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, the two government-controlled mortgage entities, have announced that they will freeze all foreclosure evictions on mortgage loans they own or back from Dec. 20, 2010 through Jan.3,

Agencies Issue Final Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines

The federal financial regulatory agencies issued final supervisory guidance today on sound practices by financial institutions for real estate appraisals and

Zillow Rolls Out Agent Reviews and Ratings Feature

By Tom Butala Zillow.com on Wednesday rolled out a new feature, allowing users across the country to review and rate local real estate agents. With 12.5 million visitors each month, Zillow hopes the insight of former clients can provide

Court Confirms Orleans Homebuilders, Inc. Plan of Reorganization

Orleans Homebuilders, Inc. (the “Company”, or “Orleans”) (Pink Sheets: OHBIQ.PK) and certain affiliated debtors today reported that the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware has confirmed the company’s Modified Second Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization (the

HUD Launches New One-stop Website for Economic and Housing Data

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today unveiled a new website that consolidates a wide variety of economic and housing market data at the regional, state, metropolitan area and county levels. Using data from the Census Bureau,

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