Articles by Rick Sharga

Why rising Federal Funds rates might be good for the housing market

Here are 3 reasons why
[Expert commentary] Much of the commentary surrounding the Federal Reserve’s decision Wednesday to raise the Fed Funds rate by 25 basis points has been about how this is likely to have a negative effect on home affordability. What if this isn’t true? In fact, here are three positive side effects to rising interest rates.
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SFR so good

The REO-to-rental evolution is just beginning
Some industry observers have been predicting the demise of this market since Blackstone, the largest purchaser of single-family rental homes, announced plans to slow down its acquisition volume earlier this year. But the data paints a very different picture.
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Industry veteran challenges CFPB's support of disparate impact

Under this legal theory, the bureau's own lending rules make no sense
"If the CFPB intends to pursue discrimination caused by policies that have a discriminatory effect, it may want to start by looking a little more closely at the policies of its own," says Rick Sharga, executive vice president with Auction.com
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Why a foreclosure moratorium is no longer an option

A foreclosure moratorium is one of those suggestions that sounds like a good idea. And, for borrowers currently in foreclosure or seriously in default on their loans, a moratorium would provide a temporary reprieve. Unfortunately, for the overwhelming majority of those borrowers, a moratorium would do nothing to change the ultimate outcome of the foreclosure process, it would simply be delaying the inevitable.
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