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San Francisco Seeing One of the Biggest New-Housing Construction Booms in History
Business Insider, Nov. 24, 2015--Richter, Wolf San Francisco is seeing one of the biggest new-housing construction booms in history, said Paragon Real Estate. It's accompanied by one of the biggest office construction booms in history. Banks are lending to developers like there's no tomorrow.
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MBA Asks SEC To Exempt Multifamily Agency Securities From Margining Proposal
Banker and Tradesman, Nov. 25, 2015 The Mortgage Bankers Association and other groups have asked the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to exempt multifamily transactions from a proposed rule that would require margin be posted on forward-settling agency securities.
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Chinese Cash Floods U.S. Real Estate Market
New York Times, Nov. 28, 2015--Searcey, Dionne; Bradsher, Keith A luxury development 35 miles northwest of Dallas is the latest frontier in a global buying phenomenon as Chinese money becomes a major force in real estate around the world.
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Delinquency Rates for Commercial Loans Fall in Third Quarter
Scotsman Guide, Dec. 1, 2015--Whitman, Victor Delinquency rates for commercial and multifamily mortgages fell to new lows in the third quarter, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported on Tuesday.
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Commercial Real Estate Looking Frothy
Mortgage Professional America, Nov. 19, 2015--Chiglinsky, Katherine ; Scully, Matt Voya Financial Inc.'s Christine Hurtsellers said she's staying away from new issues of commercial mortgage-backed securities, echoing concerns from Federal Reserve officials and bond graders about loosening underwriting standards in the market.
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Fort Lauderdale Gets a Makeover
Wall Street Journal, Dec. 1, 2015--Karmin, Craig Fort Lauderdale is undergoing a vast makeover. A string of new luxury hotels and residential buildings along the beach promenade are attracting a mix of well-heeled U.S. tourists, foreign condo buyers and visiting families from all over.
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Capital Spigot Is Wide Open
National Real Estate Investor, Dec. 2, 2015--Mattson-Teig, Beth Commercial real estate borrowers are reveling in a market where capital is both cheap and plentiful, and even an expected rise in interest rates is not likely to take the wind out of the sails of the current robust lending climate.
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