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Lenders who prey on veterans hurt other home buyers as well
The Real Deal New York • Lexi
U.S. housing starts rise; permits at highest level...
Daily Mail • Reuters
Better Mortgage Hits $1 Billion Dollars in Mortgage Loans Funded after Launch in January 2016
BusinessWire
In divorces, a reverse mortgage could help resolve a big problem
Washington Post • Benny L. Kass
Housing starts rebound as building permits rise to the highest level since 2007
CNBC • Getty Images
Why minorities in N.J. are more likely to be denied mortgages, explained
New Jersey Star Ledger • Disha Raychaudhuri, Erin Petenko, N.J. Advance Media, Nj.Com
The daily business briefing: February 16, 2018
The Week • Harold Maass
National Cheat Sheet: CBRE tops Eastdil for most commercial deals nationwide, startup to mint the first real estate-backed cryptocurrency … & more
The Real Deal New York • Jamie
SME Lender Lendix Ups the Ante for Continental European Leadership
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Should the real estate industry worry about rising interest rates?
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Lenders who prey on veterans hurt other home buyers as well
The Real Deal New YorkLexi
Could predatory lending practices affecting veterans also be inflating interest rates paid by thousands of unsuspecting home buyers using FHA loans? The answer appears to be yes — and the underlying abuses in home loans to veterans are prompting action by federal...
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Construction, Economic Policy
U.S. housing starts rise; permits at highest level...
Daily MailReuters
By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON, Feb 16 (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding rose to more than a one-year high in January, boosted by strong increases in the construction of both single- and multi-family housing units, and further gains are likely with building permits surging...
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Economic Policy, Hedge Funds
Better Mortgage Hits $1 Billion Dollars in Mortgage Loans Funded after Launch in January 2016
BusinessWire
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Better Mortgage, a digital mortgage company focused on improving access to home financing for a new generation of homeowners, announced that it has funded over $1 billion dollars in mortgage loans to date. Better launched in January 2016, making it...
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Finance, Mortgages
In divorces, a reverse mortgage could help resolve a big problem
Washington PostBenny L. Kass
The Home Equity Conversion Mortgage is not for everyone but it may solve a major problem many divorcing couples have.
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Construction, Economic Policy
Housing starts rebound as building permits rise to the highest level since 2007
CNBCGetty Images
New home construction increased to more than a one-year high in January, boosted by a rebound in the building of single-family housing units, and further gains are likely as building permits soared to their highest level since 2007. Housing starts jumped 9.7...
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Access to Higher Education, Achievement Gap
Why minorities in N.J. are more likely to be denied mortgages, explained
New Jersey Star LedgerDisha Raychaudhuri, Erin Petenko, N.J. Advance Media, Nj.Com
Fifty years after Congress took steps to ensure every American had an equal chance to own a home, a new analysis finds people of color are routinely being denied mortgages at much higher rates than white applicants, particularly in Camden and its...
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Economic Policy, Federal Reserve
The daily business briefing: February 16, 2018
The WeekHarold Maass
1. Regulators reject Chicago Stock Exchange sale to China-linked investors Federal regulators on Thursday rejected the sale of the Chicago Stock Exchange to a consortium led by China-based investors. The Securities and Exchange Commission said in a document posted on its website...
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Construction, Mortgages
National Cheat Sheet: CBRE tops Eastdil for most commercial deals nationwide, startup to mint the first real estate-backed cryptocurrency … & more
The Real Deal New YorkJamie
CBRE tops Eastdil for highest commercial deal total nationwide With $53.9 billion in deals in 2017, CBRE ranked as the number one commercial brokerage in the U.S. beating perennial frontrunner Eastdil Secured, which handled $40.7 billion in trades, according to Real Estate...
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Mortgages, Personal Finance
SME Lender Lendix Ups the Ante for Continental European Leadership
Crowdfund InsiderTherese Torris
After France, Spain and Italy, Lendix is launching operations in Germany and the Netherlands. The company reaffirms its strategy to be first to market with a pan-European strategy, leveraging its marketplace business model through the addition of local teams. “We’re not pivoting....
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Economic Policy, Federal Reserve
Should the real estate industry worry about rising interest rates?
The Real Deal New YorkLexi
As new Fed chair Jerome Powell takes over from Janet Yellen this month, should the industry worry about rising interest rates? Federal Reserve chairs have the power to put financial markets in a frenzy with a few seemingly harmless phrases. In June...
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