• Demand for CRE Loans Increases in Q3

    Regarding loans to businesses, the October survey results indicated that banks reported having eased some loan terms, such as spreads and loan maturities, but they also said that they increased premiums charged on riskier loans.

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    For a moment in the spring when the Johnson-Crapo bill moved, GSE reform may have seemed, finally, possible. Many in the industry now agree, however, that the likelihood of any action has come to a halt.

    National 10 November 2014 18:45
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    The U.S. economy created 214,000 jobs in October. Builder confidence in the seniors housing market was up again in the third quarter. Freddie Mac has “drawn” $71.3 billion from the Treasury.

    National 07 November 2014 14:58
  • Brokers Speak the Truth

    By Mark Scott, Founder & President, Commercial Mortgage Capital: Bankers, beware— when the broker says he has a better deal than the one you quoted, issued an application or even committed on, take heed.

    National 04 November 2014 22:02
  • QE3, Freddie Mac

    The Federal Open Market Committee has officially let the world know that the central bank’s stimulus of the economy, QE3, is over. Freddie Mac's serious delinquencies edged down by 0.02 percent in September.

    National 30 October 2014 13:37
  • GSE Tug-Of-War Stalls Reform

    By Britton Costa, Associate Director - REITs, Fitch Ratings: As Fitch approaches the end of 2014, the landscape reminds us of a four-way tug-of-war, with the GSEs as the flag at the center.

    National 03 September 2014 19:57
  • Pending Home Sales Spike in May; Fannie Mae Delinquencies Continue to Fall; Texas Sees Manufacturing Expansion

    Pending U.S. home sales rose sharply in May. Fannie Mae reported that its single-family serious delinquency rate dropped in May. Texas factory activity increased again in June.

    National 01 July 2014 14:13

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