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August 27, 2010
Graph of the Day for August 27, 2010
"Barack Obama was an early champion of the HOPE for Homeowners Act that passed over the summer. In addition, Obama insisted that the financial rescue plan Congress recently passed include authority for the Secretary to work with servicers to modify the terms of mortgages for homeowners who played by the rules. Obama and Biden believe that both of these plans should be implemented aggressively and comprehensively. In addition, Obama and Biden are calling on Treasury and HUD to develop a plan to work with state housing agencies to coordinate broad mortgage restructurings. The Dodd-Frank legislation gives states broader authority to help struggling homeowners, and coordination is essential to ensure that state and national efforts are working in concert to help as many homeowners as possible at the minimum cost to taxpayers." Change.gov, Office of the President-Elect.
Source: Business Insider.
Hoven's Index for August 27, 2010
Housing price index changes, January 2009 to June 2010:
Mountain region: -9.3%
South Atlantic: -6.1%
East North Central: -5.3%
New England: -2.9%
US total: -2.6%
West North Central: -0.9%
Middle Atlantic: -0.9%
East South Central: -0.6%
Pacific region: +0.9%
West South Central: +2.2%
Source: Federal Housing Finance Agency.
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