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Jul 27, 2016 02:42 PM

Court Revives Freddie Mac Subprime Suit

A federal appeals court on July 20 revived a lawsuit filed by the Ohio attorney general that accuses Freddie Mac of defrauding the state’s $87.3 billion pension fund by failing to disclose risk to subprime mortgages, Reuters reported. A lower court had ruled that disclosure shortfalls didn’t prove monetary loss.

 
Jul 27, 2016 02:39 PM

‘Down-and-Out’ Neighborhoods Make a Rebound

Many so called “rough-and-tumble” neighborhoods have bounced back in recent years, as tight inventory and new construction has helped convince homebuyers to consider such neighborhoods, analytics firm RealtyTrac reported July 20 in its best of the “bad” neighborhoods report.

 
Jul 27, 2016 02:32 PM

White House Unveils Clean Energy Initiative

The White House on July 19 announced the Clean Energy Savings for All Initiative, a joint effort from the Environmental Protection Agency and the departments of Energy, Agriculture, Veteran’s Affairs, Housing and Urban Development and Health and Human Services to increase access to solar energy, promote energy efficiency and ensure homeowner access to solar options.

 
Jul 20, 2016 12:30 PM

Senators Tell FHFA to Leave GSE Reform to Them

While some in Congress are pushing the Federal Housing Finance Agency to let Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac recapitalize, a bipartisan coalition of senators is urging FHFA Director Mel Watt to let legislative efforts guide housing finance reform, HousingWire reported July 11.

 
Jul 20, 2016 12:30 PM

FHFA Clarifies Principal Reduction Eligibility

The Federal Housing Finance Agency reported July 11 that an estimated 31,000 borrowers nationwide are eligible for a one-time principal reduction, with most of the homeowners concentrated in five states: Florida, Illinois, Ohio, New Jersey and New York.

 
Jul 20, 2016 12:30 PM

OCC to Boost Oversight of Commercial Real Estate

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency on July 11 said it will increase scrutiny of the commercial real estate sector because credit risks are on the rise due to low interest rates, Reuters reported.

 
Jul 13, 2016 12:30 PM

New York First to Buy Delinquent FHA Mortgages

Officials in New York City on June 30 announced plans to purchase a limited number of delinquent loans from the Federal Housing Administration in what's being called a "first of its kind" program, HousingWire reported. The Community Restoration Program will oversee the purchase, which should help struggling residents avoid foreclosure.

 
Jul 13, 2016 12:30 PM

Census Bureau: Apartment, Office Construction on Rise

The U.S. Census Bureau reported July 1 that construction spending in May was down 0.8 percent from April but multifamily residential construction increased 1.8 percent for the month and 23.9 percent year-over-year. Office construction was down 0.4 percent in May, but up 22.5 percent for the year.

 
Jul 06, 2016 12:30 PM

Brexit Could Boost US CRE Investment

The U.K.’s exit from the European Union could be a boon to U.S. commercial real estate as investors pull capital out of U.K. properties and seek other markets in which to invest, National Real Estate Investor reported June 24.

 
Jul 06, 2016 12:30 PM

Supreme Court to Hear Predatory Lending Suit Against Banks

The U.S. Supreme Court announced June 28 that it will hear arguments during its next term about the city of Miami’s ability to sue lenders Bank of America and Wells Fargo for alleged predatory lending, HousingWire reported.

 
 
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