Investments

Investments
The secondary market and real estate investing. Also includes Ginnie, GSE, and private MBS coverage from the loan-level transaction vendor space up to waterfall management of SPVs.

ARTICLES

  • FHLBank Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency partner to deliver funding to fight homelessness

    The two entities will provide $4.5 million to Pennsylvania organizations that fight homelessness and promote affordable housing
    Federal Home Loan Bank Pittsburgh and the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency are partnering to create fund programs that help fight homelessness and assist people at risk of losing their housing. Home4Good, a housing entity aimed at ending homelessness in the state of Pennsylvania, just got $4.5 million from FHLBank Pittsburgh and the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency to fund its launch.
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  • Inspirato enters luxury single-family home market

    The hospitality brand is adding luxury vacation homes to its portfolio
    Inspirato is making the jump into the single-family rental realm/ownership with a new business arm, Inspirato Real Estate. It is marketing homes as rental investments within its portfolio for people who are looking to buy a vacation home but are hesitant for fear of losing money on the home or never using it.
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  • Former NFL kicker to invest $25M in Cincinnati apartments

    Doug Pelfrey, former Cincinnati Bengals place kicker, is making value-add investments in the Cincinnati metro
    Doug Pelfrey, one of the Cincinnati Bengals’ all-time leading scorers, is going to invest over $25 million in multifamily housing across the Cincinnati metro, according to the Cincinnati Business Courier. His company, Blue Tide Partners will be purchasing and revamping a nine-property portfolio in the Greater Cincinnati area.
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  • The amount of money in our paychecks is slowly increasing

    Wages cannot keep up with rising employment
    Although unemployment is near a historic low, wage growth continues to threaten U.S. economic recovery. The national decrease of unemployment means employers have more pockets to fill, but healthcare, insurance, retirement, paid leave and other benefits make employees too expensive, according to an article by Lydia DePillis for CNN.
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  • MBA: Delinquencies remain at rock bottom for commercial/multifamily loans

    New report shows that delinquencies remain near 0% for five major investor types
    Delinquency rates for commercial and multifamily mortgage loans remain about as low as they can get, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Commercial/Multifamily Delinquency Report. Five of the major investor types have delinquency rates hovering near 0%.
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  • How much are government regulations costing multifamily developers? Hint: A lot

    New study shows the impact of regulations on the multifamily industry
    Despite the Trump administration's ongoing regulatory rollback, government regulations still make up a healthy chunk of the cost of multifamily building, according to a newly released study from the National Association of Home Builders and the National Multifamily Housing Council. How much exactly? Well, you'll have to click to find out.
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  • U.S. inflation rises to six-year high

    Wage gains remained moderate despite an 18-year low in unemployment
    The Federal Reserve’s outlook for gradual interest-rate hikes were reinforced in May, as U.S. inflation accelerated to the fastest pace in more than six years, although wage gains remained moderate despite an 18-year low in unemployment.
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  • Merrill Lynch ordered to pay $15.7M for cheating customers in mortgage bond trades

    SEC orders company to pay up for misleading customers
    Merrill Lynch will pay $15.7 million to settle allegations that its employees misled mortgage bond customers and overcharged those customers residential mortgage-backed securities trades during a three-year period from 2009 through 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced this week.
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  • FHFA proposes new rules on Fannie, Freddie capital requirements

    Agency now seeking public comment
    After placing the government-sponsored enterprises into conservatorship in September 2008, the FHFA suspended regulatory capital requirements. Now, it is proposing new rules for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's capital requirements, but the rules wouldn't go into effect until the GSEs are out of conservatorship. Here’s what the FHFA is proposing.
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  • Can cryptocurrencies change real estate transactions?

    Industry pros are looking for ways to include cryptocurrencies in their transactions
    As the cryptocurrency craze shows no sign of slowing down, there is an increase of real estate professionals using cryptocurrencies in real estate transactions. One of the newcomers is Engelo Rumora, who recently explained how he closed a real estate deal that used a cryptocurrency as a down payment.
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