The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis president thinks that regulators should take caution, or they could give nonbanks the upper-hand. According to Kashkari, high capital requirements could cause banks to restrict lending and hurt the economy.
Given this quickly changing environment, where the rules can change overnight and companies can be held accountable for errors made before the change, very few companies have any reason to feel secure.
Major lenders and regulators are working hard to find common ground when it comes to home loans to lower-income Americans. As talks continue, the percent of federal Housing Administration loans given to borrowers with weaker credit scores is dropping.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau opened a new job for an investigator at its headquarters. On top of making around $100,000 to $150,000, the individual would also get up to 49 days off per year.
Despite a lot of topics on the plate of the Financial Services Committee to debate, they could not seem to get away from the discussion of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. This being just one of the several topics discussed.
Gentleman bank robber Willie Sutton is famously (and incorrectly) remembered for saying he robbed banks “because that’s where the money is.” Turns out though, the real money is in being a bank regulator.
Before Mel Watt could even get his name plate on the door as head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, top federal regulators are already urging him to end contributions to the National Housing Trust Fund and the Capital Magnet Fund.
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.