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1031 Exchange, a Cherished Real Estate Tax Break, Faces Extinction
Wall Street Journal, June 13, 2017--Peter Grant; Richard Rubin (subscription)To finance a possible tax rate cut, some in Congress are eyeing the provision, which allows sellers to defer capital-gains taxes by reinvesting in other properties.
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U.S. Commercial Mortgages Oustanding Reach Record $3 Trillion–MBA
Reuters, June 13, 2017--Richard LeongU.S. commercial real estate loans outstanding topped $3 trillion for the first time ever at the end of the first quarter, the Mortgage Bankers Association said on Tuesday.
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As Banks Exit Servicing, Capital Markets Get a Taste for MSRs
National Mortgage News, June 13, 2017--Bonnie Sinnock (subscription)While defaults and delinquencies are returning to pre-crisis levels, new compliance obligations that came out of the Great Recession have kept the cost to service mortgages elevated.
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Democrats on Treasury Report: This Attacks Consumer Protections
HousingWire, June 13, 2017--Brena SwansonDemocrats came out vehemently against the new U.S. Treasury report on the financial market that recommends gutting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and overhauling mortgage regulation.
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U.S. Producer Prices Unchanged; Services Costs on the Rise
Reuters, June 13, 2017--Lucia MutikaniU.S. producer prices were unchanged in May as energy costs recorded their biggest decline in more than a year, suggesting a moderation in inflation after a rise at the start of the year.
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Fed Set to Raise Interest Rates, Give More Detail on Balance Sheet Wind-Down
Reuters, June 13, 2017--Lindsay DunsmuirThe U.S. Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise its benchmark interest rate this week due to a tightening labor market and may also provide more detail on its plans to shrink the mammoth bond portfolio it amassed to nurse the economic recovery.
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Supreme Court Opinion Could Impact RESPA
Mortgage Daily, June 13, 2017An opinion issued by the nation's highest court in a case involving a defaulted car loan could impact interpretation of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act.
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Fannie Addresses Credit Report Changes
Mortgage Daily, June 13, 2017Changes next month by the credit reporting agencies aren't expected to have a significant impact on Fannie Mae's policies or requirements.
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Morgan Stanley Developing Online Mortgage Applications Tool
Reuters, June 13, 2017--Elizabeth DiltsMorgan Stanley is developing a new digital mortgage application tool in a bid to get more of its existing clients to turn to it for home loans.
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Top GOP Lawmaker Optimistic on Enacting Treasury’s Dodd-Frank Reforms
National Mortgage News, June 13, 2017--Ian McKendry (subscription)A key Republican lawmaker welcomed Treasury Department recommendations on how to reform financial regulations and expressed optimism that many of the suggestions could become law.
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