Lawyer and published author, Rubin is currently taking time off to focus on writing. Formerly Senior Counsel and Chief Advisor, Regulatory Policy, on the staff of the House Financial Services Committee; Partner at Hunton & Williams; Enforcement Attorney at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Senior Special Counsel at the US Securities and Exchange Commission; Managing Director at investment bank; and criminal prosecutor.
On April 5, 2017, Richard Cordray, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, gave his semiannual testimony before the House Financial Services Committee. Chairman Jeb Hensarling spent only minutes grilling the former Jeopardy! champion about CFPB stonewalling employees. But there's more to the story, and this is just the start.
Our hugely popular blogpost titled: "Former CFPB attorney pretty much just confirmed the worst fears of the mortgage industry," hit a nerve with many in the mortgage industry. Now the author of the original piece adds his thoughts to our thoughts. Read more on the ongoing discussion right here.
Build to rent allows investors to buy newly built homes and rent them out instead of selling them. Because the homes are new, investors are able to charge higher rent prices and tenants often stay in the home for longer periods of time. But the question remains: Why would builders move into the rental market during a time when homes are selling quickly and at higher prices than any time in the past decade?
Today the average student debt resulting from a four-year degree stands at $30,000. According to a report released by American Student Assistance in 2015, 71% of non-homeowners surveyed who carry student debt say the burden of monthly payments has kept them from purchasing a home. More than half of those say their student debt loads will likely prevent home ownership for another five years.
Currently, institutional investors control approximately 170,000 properties (a relatively small portion of the overall SFR space, which is dominated by smaller investors, and estimated to include 11 to 13 million properties). KBRA reports that 105,000 properties have been included in the 26 single-borrower deals done to date, which suggests there are somewhere north of 60,000 properties that could still be securitized.