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November 5, 2019 | Residential
Residential: HUD makes changes aimed at attracting banks back to FHA program

“We need depository lenders to come back,” Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson said in an interview on CNBC ...
November 5, 2019 | Commercial Real Estate
Commercial Real Estate: Commercial real estate market stays steady, RERC survey respondents say

The overall commercial real estate (CRE) market became slightly more attractive from a return vs. risk perspective in 1Q 2019 compared to the previ...
October 29, 2019 | Residential
Residential: Supreme Court will hear challenge to CFPB’s constitutionality

The Supreme Court recently announced it will hear a challenge to the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) sometime ...
October 29, 2019 | Commercial Real Estate
Commercial Real Estate: New rent control law disrupts New York City housing

Landlords, investors and CRE professionals in New York City predict that the state’s new rent control law will have a disastrous impact on valuat...
October 22, 2019 | Commercial Real Estate
Commercial Real Estate: CRE investors need to sift through the chaos

October has been a chaotic month for the financial markets. On four of the first 10 trading days of the month, both the Dow and the S&P 500 eit...
October 22, 2019 | Residential
Residential: What does your HMDA data say about your fair lending?

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) just released Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data on nearly 13 million home loa...
October 15, 2019 | Residential
Residential: What you need to know about VA refinance enforcement

Last year, The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act established new requirements for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)...
October 15, 2019 | Commercial Real Estate
Commercial Real Estate: WeWork will have to work hard to survive

The WeWork (We) saga is casting a shadow over all corners of the globe, and its problems are landing squarely on the foundations of commercial real...
October 8, 2019 | Residential
Residential: GAO offers FHA 9 tips to improve HECM program

“The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) could do a better job evaluating the performance of its reverse mortgage program and overseeing the com...
October 8, 2019 | Commercial Real Estate
Commercial Real Estate: RERC Europe briefing helps investors navigate through uncertainty

Investors appear to be bracing for risk as uncertainty takes center stage. Trade wars and other geopolitical tensions have stoked fears of a global...

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