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Even With Mortgage Rates Up, Buying Instead of Renting Makes Sense for Many
MarketWatch, May 29, 2018--Peter MoriciThe spring home-buying season is in full swing, but the landscape has changed a lot from last year. Congress curtailed tax incentives to purchase a home, mortgage rates are up and homes are more expensive. Yet buying a home is still better than renting for many.
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Multifamily Market Holds Steady
National Mortgage Professional, May 29, 2018--Phil Hall Builder confidence in the multifamily remained solid as inventory grew slightly in the first quarter, according to a pair of data reports.
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Trump Signs Dodd-Frank Rollback
The Hill, May 24, 2018--Sylvan LanePresident Trump on Thursday signed a bipartisan bill to loosen key portions of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, cementing the first major changes to President Obama's landmark banking laws.
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JLL: U.S. Multifamily Housing Market Increases in Competitiveness
HousingWire, May 29, 2018--Alcynna LloydRecent research suggests that U.S. landlords experienced an increase in competitiveness, and global real estate investment and corporate activity were at their highest levels for a decade in the first months of 2018, according to a new report from JLL.
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Why Foreign Investors Love U.S. Commercial Real Estate, And Why More Will Follow
Forbes, May 30, 2018--Evan GentryDespite fears of trade wars and increased protectionism, foreign investment in the United States remains robust. A significant amount of this capital is flowing to commercial real estate, which continues to be the sector of choice for many foreign investors.
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Condos, Restaurants, An Elementary School. How an 80-Story Skyscraper Could Transform Bunker Hill
Los Angeles Times, May 30, 2018--Roger VincentEven in an era of mega real estate developments in downtown Los Angeles, the Angels Landing proposal stands out. Developers plan to erect a $1.2-billion residential, hotel and retail complex anchored by a skyscraper of at least 80 stories that would be one of the tallest buildings west of the Mississippi River.
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