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October 1, 2019 | Residential
Residential: Industry agrees it’s time to rethink the QM 43% DTI limit

Over the summer, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced plans to let the Qualified Mortgage (QM) patch for government-spons...
October 1, 2019 | Commercial Real Estate
Commercial Real Estate: As long-term interest rates tumble, CRE yields become more attractive

The average real estate yield increased from 2Q 2019 to 3Q 2019, while both Moody’s Baa and Moody’s Aaa decreased during the same time period. ...
September 24, 2019 | Commercial Real Estate
Commercial Real Estate: CRE finds clarity in the long view

The article below appeared in Commercial Property Executive on September 17, 2019, and was written by Ken Riggs, President of RERC, a SitusAMC comp...
September 17, 2019 | Residential
Residential: Growing build-to-rent market luring prospective millennial homebuyers

In 2018, only one-third of millennials under 35 years old owned a home nearly 10 percentage points lower than earlier generations during the sa...
September 17, 2019 | Commercial Real Estate
Commercial Real Estate: Retail appraisals evolve over the years

The retail sector of commercial real estate (CRE) has changed significantly since the beginning of the 21st century. The internet has disrupted the...
September 10, 2019 | Residential
Residential: Treasury’s road map for GSE reform at a glance

Last week, the Treasury released its much-anticipated plan for housing finance reform in response to President Trump’s March memorandum. The fina...
September 10, 2019 | Commercial Real Estate
Commercial Real Estate: Warehouse continues its hot streak

RERC, a SitusAMC company, finds that the decreasing Treasury rate in 2Q 2019 and an increase in CRE cap and discount rates led to a widening of spr...
August 27, 2019 | Residential
Residential: 10 steps to housing finance reform

Over the past decade, three presidential administrations, four FHFA Directors and seven Congresses have grappled with the seemingly herculean task ...
August 27, 2019 | Commercial Real Estate
Commercial Real Estate: Retail sector is poorest performing sector in the East, RERC survey respondents say

The industrial sector rated highest among all property types in the East region of the U.S. for its return vs. risk and value vs. price. The hotel ...
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...

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