Real Estate Headlines 10.08.2013

Fannie Mae (FNMA_) has introduced new, temporary guidelines to servicers and sellers of single-family loans in response to the government shutdown.

The housing giant is unaffected by the shutdown as it is still a private company, albeit in conservatorship.

However, the government shutdown still threatens to delay the process of obtaining a home loan. Fannie Mae required lenders in some cases to verify Social Security numbers and Internal Revenue Service Tax transcripts but will be unable to do so during the shutdown.

Fannie Mae Responds to Shutdown With New Guidelines ~ The Street / WSJ

King County was tops for wage growth among nation’s 10 biggest ~ Seattle Times

Seattle ranks 4th among best tech regions in U.S. ~ Northwest Reporter

The world’s top 100 universities 2013 ~ The Guardian

Rental Registration & Inspection ~ Seattle.gov

Just Cause Eviction Ordinance ~ Seattle.gov