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Minnesota to Focus on Foreclosures and Short Sale Properties

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By : John Cutts    99 or more times read
Foreclosures, short sale properties, affordable housing, and other issues related to the residential property market will be the main focus of Minnesota this year. The appointment of a new Housing Finance Agency chief has reportedly given homeowners and real estate professionals a new reason to be optimistic.

The huge supplies of distressed properties for sale in Farmington and foreclosed houses in the rest of the state have created big problems for Michigan in the past four years. The ascension of Mary Tingerthal to the highest position in the housing agency has given hope to the housing industry, primarily because of her vast experience in relation to residential property market issues.

Her priority for 2011 is the prevailing foreclosure crisis, in which the oversupply of distressed properties in Minnesota is also included. For the year, one of the areas that the agency will focus on is developing and funding affordable housing. The housing agency has reportedly been given a $1.4 billion budget for the coming two years. It will also continue doing its original purpose, that of helping low and moderate income households in purchasing, renting, and renovating residences.

The local agency is also geared towards preventing foreclosures and homelessness in the state, which might entail encouraging more transactions related to short sale properties to cut down the number of foreclosed real estate in Michigan. Meanwhile, one of the agency efforts will be getting people back into neighborhoods that have been hit hard by empty and abandoned properties due to foreclosures.

Getting vacant and abandoned homes rehabilitated will be part of her agency's efforts this year. Local officials have added that encouraging more investors to buy distressed properties will also be given attention. The main goal, they stated, is to restore the values of properties all around the state that have suffered from huge amounts of distressed and foreclosed dwellings.

Housing market analysts have stated that promoting short sale properties and encouraging homeownership will greatly help the state's housing sector recover. They added that getting support from the federal government is also important.
John Cutts has been educated in the finer points of the foreclosure market over 5 years.

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