The Housing Chronicles Blog: April 18th edition of Builder Bytes released

Sunday, April 20, 2008

April 18th edition of Builder Bytes released

Looking for a great summary of the latest news impacting homebuilding and real estate? Then check out the latest edition of Builder Bytes, published by our friends at Peninsula Publishing. Some interesting links from the latest release:

Bush Names SBA Head Preston as Housing Secretary
April 18 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush today named Steven C. Preston secretary of U.S. Housing and Urban Development, replacing Alphonso Jackson, who resigned amid a federal criminal probe into contracts awarded by the agency.

Tenn. housing agency creates rental property Web site
Nashville Business Journal
The Tennessee Housing Development Agency has created a free Web site for owners and managers of rental property to list housing.

Democrats unveil housing rescue plan
AP Associaes Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeowners buckling under their mortgage payments would be allowed to refinance into more affordable government-backed loans under a proposal introduced by a House committee chairman Thursday.

McCain seeks aid for some homeowners
Yahoo Newss
NEW YORK - Republican Sen. John McCain called for federal aid for well-meaning homeowners who can't pay their mortgages, an attempt to fend off criticism that he has been indifferent to the housing crisis and the market upheaval it has spawned.

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