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

  • Zillow expanding direct homebuyer program to Atlanta

    Home sellers in Atlanta will soon be able to sell directly to Zillow
    Homeowners in Atlanta will soon have a new outlet when it comes time to sell their house – Zillow. Beginning in the fall of this year, Atlanta homeowners will be able to sell their home directly to Zillow, if they so choose. The move into Atlanta is an expansion of Zillow’s direct buying program, Zillow Offers, which the company launched earlier this year.
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  • Roofstock acquires single-family rental management platform

    Roofstock buys Streetlane Homes to increase its property management capabilities
    Roofstock is moving to expand its market share in the single-family rental realm. The company just acquired SFR management company Streetlane Homes with the goal of expanding into new markets with the acquisition and accessing more institutional investor clients.
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  • House passes massive bipartisan economic growth bill

    Hensarling, Waters put forth bill made up of 32 pieces of legislation
    The House of Representatives just passed a massive piece of bipartisan legislation that some are calling the “cherry on top” of President Donald Trump’s Dodd-Frank rollback. The bill, called the JOBS Act 3.0, is a massive bipartisan effort made up of 32 pieces of individual legislation, and passed the House with a margin of 406-4.
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  • WhyHotel adds Cathy Ross to board, expands in D.C.

    The young multifamily hospitality pop-up is in full growth mode, adding locations and leaders to its roster
    Symbiotic alternative lodging service WhyHotel added Exclusive Resorts CEO Cathy Ross to its board and is launching a new, 95-unit pilot site in the NoMa area of Washington, D.C. Recently, the young company received $3.94 million in seed funding which has allowed the company to set up new locations and build out its leadership team.
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  • Court of Appeals declares FHFA structure unconstitutional

    Majority opinion finds GSE regulator violates separation of powers
    For the third time in recent memory, a government agency borne out of the housing crisis has been declared unconstitutional by a federal court. The first two times it was the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But now, it’s the Federal Housing Finance Agency that has been found to be operating in violation of the Constitution.
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  • Growing number of Americans say now is a bad time to buy a home

    Suggests lingering memories of the housing crash may slow home price growth
    There’s been a distinct uptick over the past year in the number of Americans who say now is a bad time to buy a home, and a sizable number point to high home prices as the primary reason. But caution might be a good thing, according to one think tank, as it could serve as a necessary weight tempering housing demand.
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  • JPMorgan earnings increase despite drag from mortgage lending

    Earnings down slightly from Q1 but still up from 2017
    In the second quarter of 2018, JPMorgan Chase saw a decrease in its earnings from the previous quarter, but still managed to increase from the previous year despite a drag from its mortgage banking sector. JPMorgan Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon says consumer and business sentiment led to good economic growth.
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