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08.20.19
August 20, 2019 | Residential
Residential: Understanding the role of the GSE QM patch

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) caught the attention of the mortgage industry when it announced plans to let the Qualified Mortga...
08.20.19
August 20, 2019 | Commercial Real Estate
Commercial Real Estate: Office oversupply in the South has investors concerned, Situs RERC survey respondents say

The industrial sector rated highest among all property types in the South region of the U.S. for its return vs. risk and value vs. price. Retail an...
08.13.19
August 13, 2019 | Residential
Residential: New study reveals the cost of VA churning

Faster than expected prepayments of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)-backed mortgages are driving up interest rates for all Ginnie Mae loans, ac...
08.13.19
August 13, 2019 | Commercial Real Estate
Commercial Real Estate: Lagging industrial supply in the Midwest is buoying the sector, Situs RERC survey respondents say

The industrial sector rated highest among all property types in the Midwest region of the U.S. for its return vs. risk, while the hotel and apartme...
08.6.19
August 6, 2019 | Residential
Residential: Time is running out to begin transition from LIBOR

Most of the roughly $150 billion adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) originated in the U.S. each year are pegged to the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate...
08.6.19
August 6, 2019 | Commercial Real Estate
Commercial Real Estate: Industrial leads among property types in the West, but Situs RERC survey respondents worry about the future of retail

The industrial sector rated highest among all property types in the West region of the U.S. for its value vs. price and its return vs. risk. The re...
07.30.19
July 30, 2019 | Residential
Residential: GSE reforms are paying off

Under the direction of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) have completed a whole host of reform...
07.30.19
July 30, 2019 | Commercial Real Estate
Commercial Real Estate: US economic expansion continues, but investors have become wary

In the current investment environment, the best offense is a good defense. It is true that we have entered the longest expansion period in U.S. his...
07.23.19
July 23, 2019 | Residential
Residential: To improve affordability, White House calls for collaboration

To address the country’s shortage of affordable housing, the Trump administration is calling on federal regulators to collaborate and reach out t...
07.23.19
July 23, 2019 | Commercial Real Estate
Commercial Real Estate: Investors remain optimistic about industrial. Retail? Not so much

Investors have become more optimistic about opportunities in commercial real estate (CRE) overall, but not in all property sectors. Among the major...


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