The theme this year for AmeriCatalyst's 12th annual event is "TIGHTROPE: Rebalancing Housing Finance". The event is an invitation-only, senior level peer-to-peer think tank focused on the state of the housing finance industry. "TIGHTROPE" is immediately followed by "RENTING THE FUTURE", focused on the state of Single-Family Rental and residential real estate on September 9 and 10. Together, both events cover the entire housing finance and residential real estate lifecycle featuring industry leaders in a uniquely candid and compelling dialogue.
For many observers, “skin in the game” is synonymous with a large down payment that limits lender or investor risk. However, skin in the game can be defined much more broadly, since financial investment is only one factor that mitigates risk.
The Silicon Valley area added 385,000 jobs between 2010 and 2015, but only issued building permits for 58,000 units in that same time frame, creating an unsustainable housing marker that shuts out all but the richest buyers. What, if anything, can be done to cool off skyrocketing home prices?