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Sep 21, 2016

Banking Group Challenges Legality of Stress Tests

Key components of the Federal Reserve’s annual stress tests for big banks likely are illegal because they fail to comply with the Administrative Procedure Act of 1946, according to a white paper released Sept. 15 by the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, a nonprofit comprised of banking executives.

 

Sep 21, 2016

Real Estate Coalition Questions APB’s Green Guidance

An industry coalition led by the Real Estate Roundtable submitted on Sept. 6 a comment letter to the Appraisal Practices Board stating their concerns about its first draft of the “voluntary” guideline “Valuation of Green and High Performance Property: Commercial, Multifamily and Institutional Properties.”

 
Sep 21, 2016

Wells Fargo Top Mid-year Multifamily, Commercial Mortgage Servicer

Wells Fargo took the top spot on the Mortgage Bankers Association’s mid-year list of high-volume multifamily and commercial mortgage servicers, the organization announced Sept. 1. The bank reported $502.2 billion in master and primary servicing. Rounding out the top five servicers are PNC, Berkadia Commercial Mortgage, KeyBank and CBRE.

 

Sep 21, 2016

Sprawling Suburbs Propel Affordable Housing: Study

Building in the suburbs is a more effective way to provide affordable housing than erecting tall city towers, according to research from BuildZoom, a website for contractors, MarketWatch reported Sept. 14. Tall buildings are more expensive to build than single-family homes, and apartments and condos tend to be pricier.

 
Sep 21, 2016

Home Flipping Hits 6-year High: RealtyTrac

Competitive loan rates led to an increase in home flipping during the second quarter, up 14 percent from the previous quarter and up 3 percent from one year ago, analytics firm RealtyTrac reported Sept. 13 in its U.S. Home Flipping Report.

 

Sep 21, 2016

NAR Report Says Potential Buyers Aren’t in the Mood

Many renters and current homeowners believe that now is not a good time to buy a home, with only 60 percent of renters and 78 percent of homeowners saying the timing is right, the National Association of Realtors reported Sept. 14 in its Housing Opportunities and Market Experience survey.

 
Sep 21, 2016

Mortgage Rates Head Upward

Average fixed mortgage rates ended an 11-week low-rate trend and reached their highest levels since June during the past week, Freddie Mac reported Sept. 15 in its Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

 

Sep 21, 2016

Investors Still Sold on Single-family Rentals: Report

Despite rising prices, institutional investors continue to buy single-family rentals because the volatile stock market has them wary of other investment options, National Real Estate Investor reported Sept. 12. During the first six months of the year, investors accounted for 2.9 percent of all single-family home transactions, up from 2.6 percent last year.

 
Sep 21, 2016

Tampa Top Single-family Rental Market, Study Finds

Investors looking for single-family rental properties should focus on Tampa, Florida, which real estate investment firm HomeUnion rated as the top city for this property type in its Housing Market Power Rankings report. The Sept. 16 report tracks single-family rentals in 31 major metros.

 

Sep 21, 2016

Apartments Lead Commercial Property Price Growth

Commercial property prices are growing, bolstered by a 14 percent gain in the multifamily market compared to 5 percent growth for core commercial prices, MBA NewsLink reported Sept. 13. Experts report that cap rates have been mostly flat, which helped property markets find equilibrium.

 
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