What's Hot on HousingWatch This Week
1. Berkeley's Hot, Florida's Cold, Says New Real Estate Report
Berkeley Calif. is the hottest market in the country -- though you'll be left cold if you're buying, since you can expect to pay an average of almost 108% of asking price. Read more.
2. South Florida Speculators Outbid Average Homebuyers
Although foreclosed homes are turning over in South Florida, average homeowners are having a hard time beating deep-pocketed investors to the good deals. Will they be able to buy? Read more.
3. Homeowners Association Foreclosure Reversed for Texas Military Family
Finally, a happy ending to one of the many sad stories of active-duty military members losing their homes, while they're out fighting a war: a Dallas-area family got their house back. Read more.
4. Bankrupt "New Jersey Housewife" Auctions Off Mansion Contents
After racking up a staggering eight-figure debt, reality TV "star" Therese Giudice has filed for bankruptcy. Get a share of her goods at the Aug. 22 auction of her entire household. Read more.
5. Obama Considering Making It Harder to Buy a Home
The Obama administration is planning to roll out policy to support "sustainable homeownership," a common-sense strategy to encourage responsible lending and purchasing. Read more.
6. 5 Reasons to Buy a Second Home Now
Not only has the doom-and-gloom housing market taken a recent turn for the better, experts are now saying it's a great time to buy a second home. Get going! Read more.
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