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Jan 13, 2021 12:30 PM

Democrat-controlled Congress Could Mean More Rent Relief

With Democrats controlling both the House and Senate, there may be additional relief coming for renters facing eviction, CNBC reported Jan. 6. While the current stimulus package extended an eviction ban through January and allocated $25 billion for rental assistance, additional measures could provide renters with additional financial assistance and guarantee those facing eviction the right to seek counsel.

Jan 13, 2021 12:30 PM

COVID-19 Led to Most Corporate Bankruptcies Since 2009: Data

Retail, consumer and energy companies led the list of 244 companies that filed for bankruptcy in 2020, the most since 2009 when 293 companies sought protection, Bloomberg reported Jan. 5. More bankruptcies are expected as retail continues to struggle. Real estate was hit hard, with 22 large firms filing for bankruptcy — the most since 2011.

Jan 13, 2021 12:30 PM

Fed Officials Unanimously Support Bond-buying Strategy, Meeting Minutes Show

Federal Reserve officials during their December meeting unanimously agreed to maintain the current pace of asset purchases while remaining open to future adjustments, Bloomberg reported Jan. 6. The Federal Open Market Committee kept interest rates near zero and pledged to continue $120 billion in monthly purchases of mortgage-back securities.

Jan 06, 2021 12:30 PM

Supreme Court Denies Further Stay in FTC Case Against LREAB

The U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 18 declined to intervene or issue a further stay of the administrative proceedings brought by the Federal Trade Commission against the Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board, making it the first case concerning real estate appraisers to reach the Supreme Court in almost 60 years.

Jan 06, 2021 12:30 PM

Single-tenant Net Lease Cap Rates Hit Historic Lows in Q4: The Boulder Group

Cap rates in the single-tenant net lease sector hit historic lows in all three major subsectors (retail, office, industrial) during the fourth quarter of 2020, real estate firm The Boulder Group reported Jan. 4. Industrial cap rates dropped 13 basis points to 6.75%, retail was down 6 basis points to 6% and office remained at 6.9%.

Jan 06, 2021 12:30 PM

FHFA Seeks Input on Appraisal Policies, Practices, Procedures

The Federal Housing Finance Agency on Dec. 28 issued a Request for Input on policies and processes related to appraisal modernization, the Uniform Appraisal Dataset, automated valuation models, appraisal waivers and valuation differences by borrower and neighborhood ethnic makeup. Feedback is due to the FHFA by Feb. 26.

Dec 09, 2020 11:30 PM

Net-lease Medical Sector Cap Rates Up in Q3: Report

Third-quarter cap rates for the single-tenant net lease medical sector rose to 6.50%, up 5 basis points from the same point a year ago, commercial real estate firm The Boulder Group reported Dec. 3 in its Q3 Net Lease Medical report. The increase is primarily attributed to a higher concentration of non-investment grade tenants in the sector.

Dec 09, 2020 12:30 PM

NYC Residential Real Estate Valued Highest in US: Data

New York City’s residential real estate is cumulatively valued at $2.8 trillion, the highest in the nation, according to data published Dec. 1. by investor-focused media outlet Visual Capitalist. Los Angeles comes in second at $2.3 trillion followed by San Francisco at $1.3 trillion. Nationwide, residential real estate has a cumulative value of $32.6 trillion.

Dec 09, 2020 12:30 PM

Fannie, Freddie Need "Significant Capital" to Exit Conservatorship, Mnuchin Says

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told the House Financial Services Committee Dec. 2 that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac need “significant capital” to get out of conservatorship, but noted that no definitive plans have been made for the government-sponsored enterprises, HousingWire reported. The Federal Housing Finance Agency plans to stay its course even with the incoming Biden presidency.

Dec 02, 2020 12:30 PM

Millions Expect to Lose Homes in Next 2 Months: Survey

Around 5.8 million adults said they expect to face eviction or foreclosure over the next two months due to economic hardships wrought by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a U.S. Census Bureau survey, Bloomberg reported Nov. 23. That’s 33% of the 17.8 million adults behind on rent or mortgage payments.​

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