Twitter Digest #realestate: October 14, 2012

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  5. Quarterly Economic Outlook, Fourth Quarter 2012, By John Greenwood, Chief Economist, Invesco Ltd.

  6. Fiscal Cliff Could Cost Construction Industry $2B

  7. Massive Inventory Shrinkage Hits First-Time Homebuyers in California

  8. RT @REIHQ: RT @REIHQ: Wells Fargo sees mortgage boom running for 'a few more quarters': Wells Fargo posted record earnings Friday as t… http://t. …

  9. RT @BrianBaileyPCU: RT @BrianBaileyPCU: Investors pay premium for affordable housing tax credits #Coaching

  10. U-6 Unemployment 14.7%, New Jobs Part-Time, Underemployment

  11. Distressed Sales Interfere with Accurate Appraisals: NAR #dsnews

  12. RT @DSNewsDaily: RT @DSNewsDaily: News Recap: FHFA Releases Updated Strategic Plan #dsnews

  13. RT @mortgagebiznews: RT @mortgagebiznews: Obama-Fueled Mortgages Boost Profit at US Home Lenders – Businessweek #mortgage #news

  14. CoreLogic's new method to measure shadow inventory causes higher numbers, confusion via @phxbizjournal

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