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The Wall Street Journal

Following are all UrbanTurf articles filed under The Wall Street Journal, from most recent to least.

Barney Frank For Keeping $729,750 Loan Limits Permanent

Barney Frank For Keeping $729,750 Loan Limits Permanent

UrbanTurf Staff | July 11th 2011

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Rep. Barney Frank (D., Mass.) is in favor of keeping the maximum size of loans backed by Fannie Mae... read »

WSJ: First-Time and Downsizing Buyers Keep DC Market Healthy

WSJ: First-Time and Downsizing Buyers Keep DC Market Healthy

Mark Wellborn | June 2nd 2011

The Wall Street Journal has an article in today's edition that examines the relatively healthy state of the DC housing market compared to the rest of... read »

“Produce the Note” Is Working To Ward Off Foreclosure

“Produce the Note” Is Working To Ward Off Foreclosure

Mark Wellborn | June 1st 2011

Back in 2009, UrbanTurf published a post on the "produce the note" strategy, a technique that home owners facing foreclosure can use to improve their... read »

WSJ: What a Government Shutdown Could Mean for Housing

WSJ: What a Government Shutdown Could Mean for Housing

Mark Wellborn | April 6th 2011

The looming shutdown of the federal government at the end of this week has been in the headlines for quite awhile, but The Wall Street Journal... read »

20 Percent Down Payments Required?

20 Percent Down Payments Required?

UrbanTurf Staff | March 2nd 2011 | 25 Comments

An article in The Wall Street Journal this morning reports that a group of government agencies are backing a proposal that would require a 20 percent... read »

WSJ: Home Buyers Will Need to Put More Money Down

WSJ: Home Buyers Will Need to Put More Money Down

UrbanTurf Staff | February 16th 2011 | 9 Comments

An article in The Wall Street Journal this morning reports that banks across the country are now requiring buyers to put more money down when buying... read »

Home Buyers Find Mortgage Process Confusing

Home Buyers Find Mortgage Process Confusing

Mark Wellborn | February 8th 2011

A survey from MortgageMatch.com shows that one-third of respondents think that the mortgage process is the most confusing part of the home buying... read »

Weichert: Affordability Main Reason People Bought a Home in 2010

Weichert: Affordability Main Reason People Bought a Home in 2010

UrbanTurf Staff | January 18th 2011

A customer survey from Weichert Realtors reports that the main reasons people bought a home last year were affordability and the need for more living... read »

Is Rent Too Damn High in the DC Area?

Is Rent Too Damn High in the DC Area?

Mark Wellborn | October 20th 2010 | 23 Comments

The video that's been making the rounds on the internet the last few days is of Jimmy McMillan's Rent is Too Damn High performance at the New York... read »

WSJ: Small Banks Offering Lower Mortgage Rates

WSJ: Small Banks Offering Lower Mortgage Rates

Mark Wellborn | August 16th 2010

If you thought that last week's 4.44 percent 30-year fixed rate mortgage was low, you may be surprised at the rates being offered by smaller banks... read »

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