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Big Banks Bet on Jumbo Mortgages Again

As home prices rise, though, the opportunity grows in the jumbo market. Sales of homes priced between $750,000 and $1 million were up 41 percent in April from a year ago, while sales of homes priced below $100,000 were down … Continue reading

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Housing Investors Cool on Buy-to-Rent Model

Nearly half the investors surveyed said they planned to cut back on purchases of homes in the coming year; in a survey last August, just 30 percent said they planned to cut back. Only 20 percent of investors said they … Continue reading

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Rising Rates Turn Investors Away From REITs

Investors have been shunning multi-family REITs lately, pointing to an improving housing market and worried that a wealth of new apartment supply is in the pipeline. Multi-family housing starts have jumped dramatically, with the number of units currently under construction … Continue reading

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Even as Housing Revives, Apartment Growth to Boom

“Despite overtures of the headwinds from new supply, our April survey results showed positive gains in both occupancy and rents ahead of expected seasonal trends,” she wrote in a report to clients. (Read More: Apartment Building Bubbles as Single-Family Homes … Continue reading

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Why Rising Rates Are Rattling the Mortgage Market

“Underlying interest rates are moving higher, dragging mortgage rates along with them,” said Keith Gumbinger, vice president of HSH.com, a data and analytics site. “This has come as the result of somewhat better conditions in the labor market, helping investors … Continue reading

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