General Electric Capital Real Estate is exiting a significant portion of its commercial real estate platform, as Blackstone and Wells Fargo announced they are purchasing a total of $23 billion in assets.
Standard & Poor's eased its rating standards for bonds tied to home loans in an effort to drive business in the summer of 2012, the DealBook claims. While business has grown since then, the ratings giant is now facing criticism over its less stringent criteria.
Capital One agreed to acquire Beech Street Capital, an originator and servicer of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA multifamily commercial real estate loans. Beech Street was founded in 2009 and originated approximately $4 billion in loans in 2012.
Multifamily mortgage originations helped commercial/multifamily origination volumes grow 25% in the second quarter from the year-ago period, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s quarterly survey. It...
“Nearly every part of the real estate process has been transformed by technology except for home financing. Getting a mortgage is still manual, frustrating and confusing,” said Nick Stamos, CEO and founder of Sindeo..
Legacy insurers are headed toward solid ground, with some experiencing their first full year of profitability since the housing crash. New entrants, meanwhile, are raising capital, entering the fray and gaining market share. Read More
First, I’m not suggesting totally yanking FICO or Vantage Scores or anything like that. What I am recommending is the adoption of other models that would equally, or even more effectively, determine who can repay a loan. Read More