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The Real Reason Amazon Buying Whole Foods Terrifies The Competition
CNBC, June 20, 2017--Matthew Yglesias A Whole Foods under Amazon's stewardship will almost certainly accept lower profit margins than it does as an independent chain--and that spells trouble for everyone else in the grocery business.
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Commercial Mortgages: Commercial Real Estate Values Are Peaking
Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, June 19, 2017--Andrew LittleMuch like one of Tennessee's state songs, Rocky Top, commercial real estate values are peaking and it is a little rocky at the top.
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More than Half of U.S. Renters Can’t Afford a Mortgage
MarketWatch, June 16, 2017--Jacob PassyAcross the country, only 45% of renters on average can afford the payments on a median-priced home in their area, according to new report on the state of housing from Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies.
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Commercial Mortgage Debt Tops $3 Trillion
Scotsman Guide, June 16, 2017--Victor WhitmanCommercial and multifamily debt held by banks and other major investors surpassed the $3 trillion mark for the first time ever in the first quarter, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported.
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Freddie Mac Securitization Could Help the Affordable Housing Challenge
National Real Estate Investor, June 20, 2017--Bendix AndersonFreddie Mac issued hundreds of millions of dollars in bonds secured by loans to affordable housing properties, upping the ante on its securitization programs.
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