Real Estate

January 4, 2017

Lending Trouble Lies Ahead in 2017

Mortgages, commercial-and-industrial loans, subprime auto lending and student lending are ripe for setbacks and, in some cases, crises in 2017.  Here is a breakdown of each […]
January 3, 2017

The Uncertain Future of the CFPB

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau faces a precarious and uncertain future in 2017 with all eyes focused on two questions: whether President-elect Donald Trump will attempt […]
December 22, 2016

5 Housing Predictions for 2017

The housing market in 2016 was largely defined by two main trends: rising home prices nationwide and falling interest rates due to political events such as […]
December 20, 2016

Higher Rates May Cool Housing Market in 2017

Higher mortgage rates are expected to put a damper on the housing market’s potential along with home price appreciation next year, according to First American Financial […]
December 19, 2016

CMBS Delinquency Rate at Highest Level Since Dec. ’15

The Trepp CMBS Delinquency Rate continued to climb in November. The rate began to rise in March as loans from the 2006 and 2007 vintages started […]
December 14, 2016

Homeowners See Equity Rise 11%

The amount of equity homeowners hold grew by $726 billion, or 10.8%, in the third quarter of 2016 versus the year before, according to data from […]
December 12, 2016

FHA to Increase Loan Limits for 2017

The Federal Housing Administration will increase its national loan limit “floor” to $275,665 in 2017 from $271,050. This limit is set at 65% of the national […]
December 8, 2016

Mortgage Credit Availability Continues to Climb

Access to mortgage credit continued its recent upward trend in November.  The Mortgage Bankers Association said that its Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), increased by 1.6% […]
December 7, 2016

Existing Home Sales Hit 9-Year High in October

Sales of previously owned homes unexpectedly climbed in October to the highest level since February 2007, a sign of momentum in the housing market a month […]