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Foreclosure-Related Evictions Expected to Rise

After the state of Oregon suspended foreclosure evictions for the holidays, it is possible that many homeowners cherished hopes that they might be able to stay in their homes a little longer once the Christmas season was over. However, that is not to be. Although Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae both froze foreclosures until January 3, 2011, so that evictions Read full article »

Are Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac (Government Controlled Lenders) At the “Heart” of the Mortgage Mess?

Objective real estate investors have been saying it for years:  government-controlled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been involved in questionable practices when it comes to mortgage regulation.  And now, there's significant support for this position in the major press. According to a Washington Post article published this morning, the two GSEs set the precedent for fast, perhaps overly-effective and Read full article »

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The Politics of Real Estate

Few industries are as profoundly impacted by the political machinations in Washington as the real estate industry. Whether it's old legislation like Jimmy Carter's Community Reinvestment Act or Barack Obama's massive mortgage bailouts, the U.S. political machine has a huge impact (usually bad) on the business of real estate.

Ideally, we could ignore politics. But here at the Bryan Ellis Real Estate Letter, we insist on seeing the world with clarity - including the reality of Washington's aggressive involvement in every facet of our business, from mortgage lending to real estate sales license; from loan modification regulations to appraisal requirements... every piece of our business is profoundly impacted by politics. So rather than stick our heads in the sand and ignore reality, readers of the Bryan Ellis Real Estate Letter choose to be informed and prepared.

About Bryan Ellis

Bryan Ellis is an Atlanta-based real estate analyst and publisher of the widely read newsletter "The Bryan Ellis Real Estate Letter". With over 200,000 subscribers - including real estate investors, agents, brokers, appraisers and other real estate professionals - the Bryan Ellis Real Estate Letter is among America's largest sources of unbiased coverage of politics and public policy for the real estate industry.

Bryan Ellis serves as editor in chief for the Bryan Ellis Real Estate Letter and is assisted by an extraordinary staff of writers, researchers and editors who are each real estate experts in their own right and who assure that the news we report is well researched, factual, and highly relevant to today's real estate industry.

Bryan is very happily married and has two wonderful daughters. He makes his home in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. You can contact the team at the Bryan Ellis Real Estate Letter here.