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CMBS Loans Go Ice Cold as Bond-Market Turbulence Heats Up
Scotsman Guide, Mar. 15, 2016--Whitman, Victor CMBS loans aren't competitive right now against other commercial loan types because of turbulence in the bond markets, analysts say. "Since the beginning of the year, an awful lot of analysts have cut their projections for 2016 by 25 percent to 30 percent or more," said Jamie Woodwell, MBA's vice president of research.
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Multifamily Mortgage Debt Grew at a Strong Pace in 2015 According the Mortgage Bankers Association, Mar. 15, 2016 Commercial/multifamily mortgage debt outstanding increased to $2.83 trillion in the fourth quarter, an increase of $59.7 billion, or 2.2 percent, over the third quarter, according to data collected by the Mortgage Bankers Association.
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U.S. Multifamily Mortgage Grew at Fastest Pace Since 1993
Reuters, Mar. 14, 2016 The amount of outstanding U.S. mortgages for multifamily homes rose to $1.06 trillion in 2015, up 10.4 percent from a year earlier, which was its fastest annual pace since 1993, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported Monday.
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Study: Imbalance Between Renter Population and Affordable Units
National Mortgage Professional, Mar. 14, 2016--Hall, Phil The renter population is growing in the 11 largest metropolitan areas, but affordable housing options in these markets are shrinking, according to the newly-released NYU Furman Center/Capital One National Affordable Rental Housing Landscape report.
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Fed Faces Challenge As It Considers More Rate Hikes
USA Today, Mar. 14, 2016--Davidson, Paul With financial markets on a roller coaster in 2016, this week's Federal Reserve meeting should reveal whether policymakers will be guided by February's gut-wrenching valley, the recent peak or the uncertainty of the ride.
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Commercial Constraints?
CNBC/Nightly Business Report, Mar. 11, 2016--Olick, Diana MBA Economist Jamie Woodwell and CBRE Global President of Debt & Structured Finance Brian Stoffers appeared on Nightly Business Report to discuss the state of the commercial real estate market in light of some recent signs of uncertainty.
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Fed Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged, Lowers Outlook for Further Increases
Wall Street Journal, Mar. 16, 2016--Hilsenrath, Jon; Torry, Harriet Federal Reserve officials reduced estimates of how much they expect to raise short-term interest rates in 2016 and beyond, nodding to lingering risks to the economic outlook posed by soft global growth and financial-market volatility.
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