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Education needed to boost non-QM lending even with patch's end
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Education needed to boost non-QM lending even with patch's end

Non-qualified mortgage originations have been on a growth spurt the last two years, growth that has been underpinned by standardization of product...

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The emergence of local real estate transfer taxes
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The emergence of local real estate transfer taxes

Historically real estate transfer taxes have been established at the state level, codified in state law, and applied to all localities, counties...

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Bay Area housing, traffic have Facebook looking elsewhere for expansion
News 3 months ago
Bay Area housing, traffic have Facebook looking elsewhere for expansion

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during a publicly broadcast Q&A with employees that his company is looking elsewhere for growth because of the...

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Blackstone's $5.6B CMBS largest single-borrower deal since crisis
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Blackstone's $5.6B CMBS largest single-borrower deal since crisis

Blackstone Real Estate Partners is marketing $5.6 billion in bonds backed by a portfolio of mostly logistics and light industrial properties, in...

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WeWork problems highlight risks coworking poses for banks
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WeWork problems highlight risks coworking poses for banks

The recent financial troubles of WeWork, the largest U. S. provider of shared office space, are raising questions about how banks' commercial real...

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Chateau hotel in Bloomington under new ownership on foreclosure judgment
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Chateau hotel in Bloomington under new ownership on foreclosure judgment

The Chateau Hotel and Conference Center in Bloomington, Ill., is under new ownership after a judge agreed to enter a foreclosure judgment. At a...

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People on the move: Oct. 4
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People on the move: Oct. 4

WEST, a Williston Financial Group company, has appointed Darcy Patch as vice president of marketing, lender services. With more than 20 years of...

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Economists reduce expectations on housing starts, price growth
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Economists reduce expectations on housing starts, price growth

Real estate economists' outlook for single-family housing starts through 2021 weakened compared with six months ago even though they are relatively...

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DFW office construction increases as leasing activity slips in 3Q
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DFW office construction increases as leasing activity slips in 3Q

Dallas-Fort Worth office leasing dipped in the third quarter, but year-to-date totals are still ahead of where they were in 2018. Expanding and...

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Slowing economy in 4Q will not hurt CMBS sector: Morningstar
News 3 months ago
Slowing economy in 4Q will not hurt CMBS sector: Morningstar

The commercial mortgage-backed securities sector will weather the fourth quarter's slowing but steady growth in the U. S. economy, as better loan...

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Mortgage rates fall back below 4%, driving increase in applications
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Mortgage rates fall back below 4%, driving increase in applications

Mortgage applications increased 8.1% from one week earlier as conventional mortgage rates fell under 4% again, according to the Mortgage Bankers...

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Blackstone targeted in Denmark as minister promises tougher laws
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Blackstone targeted in Denmark as minister promises tougher laws

Denmark's new government said it plans to take on Blackstone Group Inc. and promised stricter housing laws after criticizing the U. S. firm for...

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Investors ease up on Hawaii commercial real estate purchases
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Investors ease up on Hawaii commercial real estate purchases

Hawaii's commercial real estate market is taking a breather from record sales last year, a new report shows. Colliers International forecasts that...

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Multifamily lending jumps to record high, growth expected through 2020
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Multifamily lending jumps to record high, growth expected through 2020

Rising demand and plummeting mortgage rates pushed multifamily origination dollar volume above 2017's record to a new peak, according to the...

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GAO calls for more scrutiny of reverse mortgage servicing
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GAO calls for more scrutiny of reverse mortgage servicing

The Federal Housing Administration should more closely monitor reverse mortgage servicers and track related data that would shed light on a rise in...

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New Mexico home sales hot with inventory down
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New Mexico home sales hot with inventory down

Local and state home sales statistics paint a hot seller's market in New Mexico. While 2018 still ranks as a record breaking year for sales in the...

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Priciest properties make up record share of new-home sales
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Priciest properties make up record share of new-home sales

It looks like lower mortgage rates are helping lure Americans who are buying the priciest properties. The most expensive houses - those priced at ...

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Second week of rising rates cuts purchase application volume
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Second week of rising rates cuts purchase application volume

The recent spike in mortgage interest rates reduced home purchase application activity last week, contributing to a 10.1% decline in total activity...

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FirstKey pools manufactured home loans into $526M RMBS deal
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FirstKey pools manufactured home loans into $526M RMBS deal

FirstKey Mortgage is marketing a rare residential mortgage securitization with collateral made entirely from manufactured-housing loans, according...

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Commercial delinquencies should remain low despite economic worry: MBA
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Commercial delinquencies should remain low despite economic worry: MBA

Commercial and multifamily mortgage delinquency rates should stay at historically low levels in the near future even as economic uncertainty over...

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Foreclosure starts fall to an 18-year low during August
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Foreclosure starts fall to an 18-year low during August

Foreclosure starts dropped to their lowest level in 18 years, and properties foreclosed on but not yet sold fell to a 14-year low in August,...

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Commercial real estate activity rises in 2Q, but prices flatten
News 4 months ago
Commercial real estate activity rises in 2Q, but prices flatten

Commercial real estate transaction volume rebounded in the second quarter from a poor first three months of 2019, although property price growth...

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People on the move: Sept. 20
News 4 months ago
People on the move: Sept. 20

Waterstone Mortgage Corp. has opened a new office in Ellicott City, which will be managed by Andrew Wagner. Wagner has been with Waterstone...

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Trump housing plan could have unintended consequences for FHA
News 4 months ago
Trump housing plan could have unintended consequences for FHA

WASHINGTON - In its vision for the future of housing finance, the Trump administration not only calls for smaller footprints for the government...

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Real estate companies under fire for Facebook discrimination
News 4 months ago
Real estate companies under fire for Facebook discrimination

Seven real estate companies are now facing age-discrimination complaints over allegations they used advertisements posted on Facebook to filter out...

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Mortgage applications flat as rates move back above 4%
News 4 months ago
Mortgage applications flat as rates move back above 4%

Mortgage applications decreased 0.1% from one week earlier as conforming and jumbo interest rates climbed back above 4%, which slowed refinance...

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Foreclosure filings record annual drop for 14th consecutive month
News 4 months ago
Foreclosure filings record annual drop for 14th consecutive month

While there was a slight rise in foreclosure filings in August over July, there was a decline when compared with the previous year for the 14th...

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California files support for Oakland in Wells Fargo mortgage suit
News 4 months ago
California files support for Oakland in Wells Fargo mortgage suit

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a brief Thursday in support of Oakland's lawsuit against Wells Fargo, alleging that the bank...

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FHFA more than doubles multifamily lending caps for Fannie and Freddie
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FHFA more than doubles multifamily lending caps for Fannie and Freddie

WASHINGTON - The Federal Housing Finance Agency is revising the multifamily loan purchase caps for the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac....

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Mortgage credit tightens despite an increase in demand
News 4 months ago
Mortgage credit tightens despite an increase in demand

Mortgage credit availability tightened in August by the most since the end of last year, even though falling interest rates sparked a strong uptick...

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