Some heavier reading here, but very valuable information we thought consumers might like access to:

  • The Fight Against Zombie Homes by David Wharton
    Even as the housing market booms, vacant and abandoned “zombie properties” continue to plague many municipalities, lingering reminders of the housing crisis. Here’s how the real estate industry, communities around Georgia and the nation are working together to take down these zombies.
  • “Unforeseen Consequences” by Jeff Dickstein
    A decade after the housing market’s collapse, some anticipated and unanticipated impacts of the Dodd-Frank Act on the appraisal industry are beginning to be felt.
  • The Housing Choices of Older Americans
    “Today’s retirees are more likely to leave the workforce with a mortgage and other debts that can put stress on monthly cash flow,” said Peter Bell, President, and CEO of the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA).