According to Ellie Mae:
- July Purchase approval rate : 58.7% of applications approved, up from 57.8% in June
- July Refinance approval rate : 37.9% of applications approved, down from 38.9% in June
By Sandra Baker
FORT WORTH, Texas — It took five years, but the last unsold penthouse perched atop The Tower in downtown Fort Worth is under contract.
It’s happening in Oklahoma City, too, on a more modest scale.
WHICH reminds me: I got wind that the top spot at City Place was on the verge of selling. Note to self: Check it out.
By Frank E. Nothaft
Chief Economist, Freddie Mac
Have we hit bottom in house prices or is the so-called “shadow inventory” lurking, ready to send house prices tumbling again?
In the age Facebook and Twitter, a new crime has hit America: “Sharpie parties,” gatherings of revelers armed with “Sharpie” magic markers and lured by social media invitations to wreak havoc on foreclosed homes.
I know people are hurting. I know people want to lash out. But this ain’t right. It’s domestic terrorism against property.
BY SUSAN HYLTON
Tulsa World Staff Writer
Sunday, August 12, 2012
WATTS — A Texas man has been given the green light to build six large-scale chicken houses on property he purchased in Adair County, prompting concerns from residents about further pollution from excess poultry waste in the protected Illinois River.
I don’t like it. I’ve been on some of those big chicken farms and it takes more than one person to run ‘em. It’ll be a frickin’ chicken disaster waiting to hatch.
By CHRISTY HOPPE
Dallas Morning News Austin Bureau
SUMNER — The line across Julia Trigg Crawford’s family farm is practically nothing — a rivet in a skyscraper, a pebble on the highway, just four football fields out of the 1,700 miles that would constitute the Keystone XL pipeline.
But as the 6-foot former Lady Aggie basketball standout spreads her arms marking the planned route across her field of coastal grass, she presents a formidable obstacle for pipeline companies.
“The line in the sand for my family is that we don’t believe a foreign company building a pipeline to put money in their pockets can take a Texan’s land. If you’re going to take it, you’re going to have to prove you can,” Crawford said.
It’s for sale. Here’s the listing.
Anybody know who, if anybody, is sniffing around?