Quick Takes: For sale: Illinois boyhood home of a literary legend

For sale: Boyhood home of a literary legend
Ernest Hemingway’s childhood home in Oak Park is on the market. The stately home, which is currently owned by the Ernest Hemingway Foundation, is where the author “recovered from his war wounds and the romantic misfortune he later wrote about in his semi-autobiographical novel, “A Farewell to Arms,’” the Sun-Times reports.

B of A to stop selling some mortgages to Fannie Mae
Bank of America has announced that it will stop selling mortgages to Fannie Mae, the only exceptions being loans in the Making Home Affordable Program, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Consumer confidence up in February
Positive consumer sentiment edged a little higher, Reuters reports.

 

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About Stephanie Sievers

Stephanie Sievers is Associate Editor for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. She serves as Associate Editor for IAR publications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and all other IAR publications. She is responsible for developing content for the Illinois REALTOR® Weekly Connection e-newsletter, coordinates the IAR Twitter account content at ILREALTOR and plans and develops content for videos. She assists in developing and writing content for the IAR blog. She also is involved in researching and drafting news releases and coordinates the news media distribution database and newsclips reports for the Association. She also assists in IAR spokesperson training seminars and is involved in development of association briefing materials on issues. She assists with the housing statistics program and reports.