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Homebuyers Thwarted by Record-Low Supply of U.S. Properties
Crains Cleveland Business/Bloomberg, Mar. 20, 2017Homebuyers may find that the inventory of homes priced where they were hoping will be very limited.
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Why We Will Learn More About The Fed This Week Than Last Week, Mar. 20, 2017--Martin TillierThis week--the week after the Federal Reserve's rate-setting meeting--demands our attention. The Fed does not allow committee members to speak publicly about their feelings on policy for a week and a half or so after the meeting, the so-called "quiet period."
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Price Growth on Commercial Assets Is Showing Signs of Petering Out
National Real Estate Investor, Mar. 20, 2017Price increases for U.S. commercial real estate assets have started to moderate in recent months, perhaps as a result of the expectation of rising interest rates.
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Private-Label Mortgage Bonds are Rising From the Grave
CNBC, Mar. 20, 2017--Diana Olick Remember the sliced and diced mortgage-backed bonds that brought down the U.S. economy? They're back, but their makers say they are nothing like the former bonds--not even close.
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GSE Reform Could Significantly Impact Home Finance
Mortgage Daily, Mar. 20, 2017Moody's Investors Service said reforming the government-sponsored enterprises could have wide-reaching implications for a range of sectors and entities.
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Goldman’s Buying of Delinquent Mortgages Not Without Risk
The Hill, Mar. 20, 2017--Bert ElyThe author, principal of Ely & Co. Inc., says restructuring delinquent mortgages is not without its risks, though, as Goldman undoubtedly appreciates, for not all home mortgages can be successfully restructured.
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PHH N.Y. Layoffs Reach 240
Mortgage Daily, Mar. 20, 2017A new round of layoffs disclosed by PHH Mortgage Corp. brings to 240 the number of layoffs recently announced.
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Cities Restore Lost Streets, Local Charm After Razing Failed Malls
Wall Street Journal, Mar. 20, 2017--Jon Kamp; Scott Calvert (subscription)From Worcester, Mass., to Palm Springs, Calif., developments emerge from under enclosed shopping centers.
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What Lenders are Missing When It Comes to Mobile Technology
HousingWire, Mar. 20, 2017--Kristin MesserliWhile many lenders are jumping on the trend to incorporate new and better technology into their customer experience, they are often ignoring the key reasons why the technology is important and therefore missing the mark in implementation.
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MBA Partnerships for Member Benefits
The Mortgage Bankers Association announced three new partnerships to provide new benefits to MBA member companies, with Fannie Mae, Capital Markets Cooperative and The Mortgage Collaborative.
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