Author: Jafer Hasnain

Author:
Jafer Hasnain
Posted:
07.31.2012

Single Family Homes Become an Asset Class

It’s a sign of the times. Single family homes, as distinct from mortgages, are an emerging asset class. For decades, investors have bought home mortgages in securitizations or as whole loans. Individual investors have built a cottage industry owning small numbers of rental homes. Institutions have been buying commercial real estate in various forms. Public […]

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Jafer Hasnain
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Single Family Homes Become an Asset Class

It’s a sign of the times. Single-family homes, as distinct from mortgages, are an emerging asset class. For decades, investors have bought home mortgages in securitizations or as whole loans. Individual investors have built a cottage industry owning small numbers of rental homes. Institutions have been buying commercial real estate in various forms. Public and […]

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Author:
Jafer Hasnain
Posted:
10.26.2010

Foreclosure Crisis Requires Creative Thinking

As I caught up on my New York Times reading over the weekend, I was struck by how consuming an issue this foreclosure legal mess has become.  It is on the front page, on the Op-Ed page and on the inside.  Well summarized in newspapers and well noted in the blogosphere. This issue has progressed […]

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Author:
Jafer Hasnain
Posted:
10.25.2010

Foreclosure Crisis Requires Creative Thinking

As I caught up on my New York Times reading over the weekend, I was struck by how consuming an issue this foreclosure legal mess has become.  It is on the front page, on the Op-Ed page and on the inside.  Well summarized in newspapers and well noted in the blogosphere. This issue has progressed […]

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Author:
Jafer Hasnain
Posted:
12.29.2009

Lou Dobbs Is Wrong: America’s Melting Pot a Job Creation Engine

Lou Dobbs’ resignation from CNN after 27 years  has led to speculation about his future plans — whether in politics or a possible move to Fox News.  Dobbs, known for his controversial opinions on immigration, went so far as to question the validity of Barack Obama’s Hawaiian birth certificate and suggested that the president was […]

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Jafer Hasnain
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Lou Dobbs Is Wrong: America’s Melting Pot a Job Creation Engine

Lou Dobbs’ resignation from CNN after 27 years  has led to speculation about his future plans — whether in politics or a possible move to Fox News.  Dobbs, known for his controversial opinions on immigration, went so far as to question the validity of Barack Obama’s Hawaiian birth certificate and suggested that the president was […]

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Author:
Jafer Hasnain
Posted:
11.30.2009

Fannie Mae Program Seeks to Keep Families in Their Homes Rather than Foreclose

Homeowners facing foreclosure will soon be able to rent their homes from the government controlled Fannie Mae. Called Deed to LeaseTM,  the program lets homeowners transfer ownership of their home to Fannie Mae. They then sign a one-year lease, with the option of month-to-month extensions available.  Fannie Mae will try to sell the homes during […]

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Jafer Hasnain
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Fannie Mae Program Seeks to Keep Families in Their Homes Rather than Foreclose

Homeowners facing foreclosure will soon be able to rent their homes from the government controlled Fannie Mae. Called Deed to LeaseTM,  the program lets homeowners transfer ownership of their home to Fannie Mae. They then sign a one-year lease, with the option of month-to-month extensions available.  Fannie Mae will try to sell the homes during […]

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Author:
Jafer Hasnain
Posted:
09.17.2009

Don’t Want to Buy Distressed Assets? Then Try Insuring Them

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has started selling insurance coverage on foreclosed homes occupied by distressed borrowers with the goal of making money from banks hurt by the mortgage market collapse.  These policies are riskier than usual home coverage because the properties may be neglected or vandalized. “It’s part of the standard practice of Berkshire, which […]

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Jafer Hasnain
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Don’t Want to Buy Distressed Assets? Then Try Insuring Them

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has started selling insurance coverage on foreclosed homes occupied by distressed borrowers with the goal of making money from banks hurt by the mortgage market collapse.  These policies are riskier than usual home coverage because the properties may be neglected or vandalized. “It’s part of the standard practice of Berkshire, which […]

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