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Items Tagged with 'Keefe, Bruyette & Woods'


Homebuilders drive into peak season

75% of annual returns are made from November to January
October 30, 2013
Homebuilders are driving into their peak season, with more than 75% of annual homebuilder returns historically generated in the November-to-January time frame due to growth in demand in advance of the upcoming spring selling season.
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FHA bailout pushes federal deficit to $22B

MMI fund to reach its capital ratio requirement by 2017
October 22, 2013
With the Federal Housing Administration drawing $1.7 billion from the Treasury into its Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund for the first time in FHA history, the balance of the fund ended up costing the federal government a hefty sum.
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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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Homebuilders face high lumber prices

Builders also struggling to obtain construction credit
August 23, 2013
A number of recent reports would point toward a thriving market for homebuilders. However, builders are coming up against a number of problems that are seemingly jolting their success lately.
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Investors weigh in on rental home sales

August 6, 2013
Investors are battling against the uncertain future of the rental market and creating a debate over their home sales options.
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Analysts: Price appreciation is here for the long haul

March 27, 2013
Patterns in home price appreciation point to an investor-led recovery, analysts suggest. But many are questioning whether it’s a short-lived phenomenon or just the beginning of...
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REO-to-rental market quickly becoming asset class

January 8, 2013
The REO-to-rental market is expected to grow robustly over the next two years, firmly establishing itself as a potential institutional asset class. At least that’s what...
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Analysts expect little change to Dodd-Frank after presidential election

November 1, 2012
With the presidential election less than a week away, analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods believe that regardless of who wins there will be little or...
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GSE repurchase requests drag third-quarter mortgage growth

October 25, 2012
Mortgage banking results continue to stay strong for the third quarter because of of gain-on-sales margins and an increased volume of origination. However, representations and warranty...
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KBW: 2013 recession looms without fiscal cliff fix

September 26, 2012
The U.S. economy could fall into recession in early 2013 if Congress fails to stop a looming fiscal cliff made up of automatic spending cuts and...
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