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Sep 28, 2016

Deutsche Bank Challenges $14 Billion MBS Fine

Deutsche Bank is fighting the U.S. Department of Justice over a $14 billion fine to settle claims that it sold soured mortgage-backed securities, Reuters reported Sept. 16. Deutsche had expected a smaller fine; if the larger figure holds, it would be one of the largest paid to U.S. authorities in years.

 

Sep 28, 2016

Freddie Mac Launches Loan Program for Underserved Communities

Freddie Mac, in partnership with New American Funding and Alterra Home Loans, launched a pilot loan program Sept. 19 called Your Path, which considers a wider range of factors than traditional underwriting methods in order to provide homeownership opportunities for underserved communities, National Mortgage Professional Magazine reported.

 
Sep 28, 2016

Large Cities Recovering Faster than Smaller Ones: Report

Most larger metro areas have fully recovered from the recession, but many smaller metros are still struggling, according to Bureau of Economic Analysis statistics reported Sept. 20 by CNBC. San Jose, California, is experiencing the fastest growth while smaller cities like Bloomington, Illinois, and Houma, Louisiana, are getting left behind.

 

Sep 28, 2016

California, Florida at Biggest Risk of Natural Disaster: Report

Five California counties ranked at or near the top of the list of U.S. counties at highest risk of natural disaster, Realtor.com reported Sept. 19. San Bernardino County in Southern California took the top spot on the inauspicious list. Multiple Florida counties also ranked highly.

 
Sep 28, 2016

Mortgage Rates Down Slightly

Average fixed mortgage rates ticked down slightly during the past week in anticipation of the Fed’s September policy meeting, Freddie Mac reported Sept. 22 in its Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

 

Sep 28, 2016

Existing Homes Sales Fall for Second Month

Existing home sales fell in August, marking the second consecutive month with a decline despite mortgage rates hovering near record lows, the National Association of Realtors reported Sept. 22. August sales of single-family homes, townhomes and condominiums declined 0.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.33 million.

 
Sep 28, 2016

West Coast Dominates Best Office Markets: Report

West Coast cities top the list of best performing office markets halfway through the year, with Oakland, California, leading the way, National Real Estate Investor reported Sept. 21. Rounding out the top five markets: San Jose, California; Seattle; and San Francisco and Los Angeles (tie).

 

Sep 28, 2016

Cap Rates Hold Steady, CBRE Finds

Despite a slowdown in commercial real estate investment, cap rates were stable for most asset types during the first half of the year, with minimal or no change expected through the end of the year, according to commercial real estate company CBRE, MBA NewsLink reported on Sept. 22.

 
Sep 28, 2016

Local, Regional Banks Increase CRE Financing

Local and regional banks have ramped up commercial real estate lending to fill the void left by a reduction in commercial mortgage-backed securities offerings, Bloomberg reported Sept. 20. During the first half of the year, 41 percent of U.S. real estate financing came from national and regional banks.

 

Sep 28, 2016

Alternative Lenders Pursuing Greater Share of CRE Market

Real estate investments trusts, private equity firms and other alternative investors — so-called shadow banks — are making a significant push into the commercial real estate lending market with plans to finance a record $32 billion in CRE loans this year, Bloomberg reported Sept. 19.

 
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