Activist investors critique Zillow, Trulia deal

Activist investors critique Zillow, Trulia deal

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Items Tagged with 'Institutional investors'


Zillow: Bulk home sales will boost housing

Economists predict smoother market conditions ahead
February 12, 2014
Good news to the mom-and-pop shops looking to get back into single-family rentals. More importantly, it may create better conditions for first-time homebuyers.
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JPMorgan reaches $4.5B settlement over mortgage-bond claims

Deal resolves repurchase and servicing issues
November 15, 2013
The settlement represents another critical step in the bank’s efforts to resolve mortgage-related legacy matters.
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Private real estate market continues to feed investor appetite

New entities fuel recovery, may create housing obstacles
October 1, 2013
Over the past six months, private real estate funds looking to acquire assets, raised up to $39 billion, an increase of 56% from $25 billion in the same six-month period last year, according to analysis from Preqin.
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Investors focus on ramping up occupancy rates

Analysts note slower pace of purchases on new properties
September 18, 2013
Institutional investors notably slowed their pace of purchases in an attempt to focus on ramping up occupancy rates on rental units. Because of this, many are left wondering about the potential impact of a rise in rates and a moderation in investor demand.
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Large institutional investors bank on emerging asset classes

REO-to-rental securitization offers profitability
September 12, 2013
Historically, smaller institutional investors have funded the single-family rental market, but that's about to change. Large investors are increasingly eying the nation's foreclosure inventory, coupled with a secular shift toward renting, which has created the possibility of larger-scale investments in the market, analysts with Keefe, Bruyette & Woods said in a new report.
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Real estate debt satisfies institutional investor appetite

Fundraising expands rapidly in the space
September 10, 2013
With fund managers stepping in to fill the void left by traditional lenders, a surge in private real estate debt investment has surfaced in recent years.
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Florida frenzy

Investor appetite fuels Florida housing recovery

Will the rally lead to a healthy transition?
August 26, 2013
Roughly 50% of single-family unit transactions are cash in Florida, evidence that there’s a significant role for investors in the recovery, specifically hedge funds and private equity firms. But how do you transition to a normalized market once the investors suck housing dry?
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RealtyTrac Update

Housing recovery remains a local phenomenon

Underwater borrowers, distressed sales still linger
August 19, 2013
While the housing market is in recovery mode, various symptoms of distress remain, particularly underwater borrowers. Nonetheless, market experts are confident housing is on the upswing.
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Investors and inventory slow price appreciation's Rick Sharga negates housing bubble talk
August 6, 2013
Higher prices are deterring investors, which is actually slowing price appreciation.
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Status quo trumps reality of lender-placed insurance

June 21, 2013
Regulators, insurers and servicers met in closed session recently to discuss lender-placed insurance and future recommendations — or lack there of — to a concept that...
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