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Jul 14, 2021 12:30 PM

CFPB Issued $124M in Remediation over Mortgage Servicing

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in 2020 assessed more than $124 million in consumer remediation and civil penalties related to mortgage foreclosures, credit “redlining” and unreliable use of consumer data, MBA NewsLink reported July 1. Examiners discovered several violations of mortgage servicing rules in Regulation X.

 
Jul 14, 2021 12:30 PM

REIT Merger and Acquisitions May Set Annual Record: JLL

Merger and acquisition activity in real estate investment trusts has already reached $70 billion this year, and could reach an all-time high by year-end, according to commercial real estate firm JLL, MBA NewsLink reported July 6. The previous annual record for REIT activity was set in 2006 and totaled $103 billion.

 
Jul 14, 2021 12:30 PM

Strong Industrial Sector to Get Stronger as Demand Increases: Cushman & Wakefield

The industrial sector saw robust leasing activity last year, and that growth continues this year with net absorption of 2.3 million square feet through the first quarter, according to commercial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield, WealthManagement.com reported July 6. The national average vacancy rate is 4.9% and the annual rent growth rate is 7.8%.

 
Jul 07, 2021 12:30 PM

Single-tenant Net Lease Cap Rates Rise: The Boulder Group

Single-tenant retail cap rates increased by 11 basis points to 6.02% during the second quarter, while industrial cap rates rose 18 basis points to 6.89% after reaching historic lows the previous quarter, commercial real estate firm The Boulder Group reported July 1 in its Q2 Net Lease Market Report. ​

 
Jul 07, 2021 12:30 PM

FHFA Makes Significant Updates to Mortgage Database

The Federal Housing Finance Agency on June 30 released new and expanded statistical products from the National Mortgage Database for new residential mortgage originations. New offerings include a monthly, quarterly and annual series focused on home purchase and refinance mortgages and national mortgage performance and a series of national- and state-level statistics for outstanding residential mortgages. ​

 
Jul 07, 2021 12:30 PM

Federal and Local Eviction Moratoria Prevented Foreclosures: Freddie Mac

Federal and local moratoria on foreclosures during the coronavirus pandemic prevented an eviction crisis among renters, but back rent is still a looming issue, Freddie Mac said in its Transitioning to Post-Pandemic Normal white paper published June 30. Freddie noted that a sufficient amount of rental assistance is still available.

 
Jun 30, 2021 12:30 PM

Supreme Court Rules FHFA Structure Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court on June 23 ruled that the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s structure violates the Constitution’s separation of powers principles and unlawfully limits a president’s ability to remove the head of an agency with a single top officer, the Associated Press reported. The justices sent the case back to a lower court for additional proceedings.

 
Jun 30, 2021 12:30 PM

Biden Appoints Sandra Thompson as Acting FHFA Director

The White House on June 23 announced Sandra L. Thompson as acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Thompson, formerly the FHFA’s deputy director of the Division of Housing Mission and Goals, said she will focus on affordable housing, especially in communities of color. President Biden removed Mark Calabria as FHFA director following the Supreme Court ruling allowing him to do so.

 
Jun 30, 2021 12:30 PM

Supreme Court Decision on Private Property "Takings" Seen as a Victory for Owners

The Supreme Court on June 23 ruled on a Fifth Amendment “takings” decision, upholding a provision requiring the government to compensate landowners when private property is taken, even if the taking is short-term, the National Association of Home Builders reported. The ruling noted that a “central importance” of property ownership is the “right to exclude” others.

 
Jun 23, 2021 12:30 PM

MISMO Approves Updated Commercial Appraisal Dataset

Real estate finance industry standards group MISMO announced June 17 the availability of its updated Commercial Appraisal Dataset standard and accompanying package of resources to help facilitate an exchange of appraisal information across the CRE finance industry. The dataset achieved “Candidate Recommendation” status, meaning a thorough review by industry participants.

 
 
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