Articles About Residential Market

Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
01.04.2013

The 4th Quarter Rush to Sell

With the Bush era tax cuts on capital gains poised to expire at the end of the year, the investment sales market went on a tear in the 4th quarter. According to CoStar, total deals were up 46% from the same time a year ago based on transaction data through Dec. 31, according to Brian […]

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Author:
Mike Ochs
Posted:
11.10.2011

Federal Regulators Floating the Idea of 20 Percent Downpayment Mortgages

Is a 20 percent downpayment on a house or condominium on the horizon?  If some federal regulators get their way, buyers may have to put down $60,000 on a $300,000 house to get the best possible mortgage interest rate.  Although this sets the bar high, regulators believe it will prevent the risky lending practices that […]

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Author:
Randy Thomas
Posted:
11.15.2010

Covered Bonds Could Be a Viable Alternative to CMBS

A financing vehicle that has been used in Europe since it was invented in Prussia in 1769 is finding its way to American shores as a replacement for commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS).  The vehicle is known as covered bonds, which is a securitized debt instrument backed by a pool of top-quality assets, primarily mortgages. What […]

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Author:
Randy Thomas
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Covered Bonds Could Be a Viable Alternative to CMBS

A financing vehicle that has been used in Europe since it was invented in Prussia in 1769 is finding its way to American shores as a replacement for commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS).  The vehicle is known as covered bonds, which is a securitized debt instrument backed by a pool of top-quality assets, primarily mortgages. What […]

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Author:
Mike Ochs
Posted:
09.29.2010

Wealthy Chicagoans Return to Purchasing Upscale Houses, Condos

High-end residential sales in Chicago rose – somewhat unexpectedly — during the first eight months of 2010. This is primarily a result of sellers reducing their asking prices and closings at some high-profile condominium developments.  Even with the uptick in sales, there’s still an excess of houses and condos on the market that likely will […]

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Author:
Mike Ochs
Posted:
05.18.2010

Residential Sector Delivers Positive News

The latest numbers on housing starts, new home sales and rising prices indicate that the residential recovery is for real.  Because the housing crash was a primary cause of the Great Recession, word that the sector is rebounding is good news.  Housing permits and starts have increased in the last several months, and new house […]

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