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Bank of America Donates Houses, then Bulldozes Them

Earlier this year, Bank of America announced that it would be donating houses in the Cleveland area to a local agency that manages blighted property. Now, in addition to its donation of property, the lender will also be contributing to the demolition of those houses. BofA has announced similar plans for properties in Detroit and Chicago. While this might not Read full article »

Investors are Better than the Banks

In California and elsewhere "out west," investors move distressed homes through the system far faster than lenders, reported ForeclosureRadar yesterday. In Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, foreclosure auction investors are offloading properties faster than ever, “partially due to spring selling activity” and in part due to “an overall lack of quality, affordable homes for sale,” said ForeclosureRadar’s CEO Sean Read full article »

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.