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The Debt Dilemma

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the March issue of DSNews, out now. In February 2017, the financial media sounded the alarm that total U.S. consumer debt was at $12.6 trillion, just a hair short of the $12.7 trillion peak ...

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Counsel’s Corner: Roy A. Diaz, SHD Legal Group

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the March issue of DSNews, out now. Roy A. Diaz is the Managing Shareholder of SHD Legal Group, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Diaz has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1988. ...

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Talking About Housing With Paul Bishop

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the March issue of DSNews, out now. Paul Bishop, Ph.D. is the VP of Research for the National Association of Realtors. In this role, he leads the Research Division’s survey and market research activities, ...

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Starter Homes Feel the Market Pressure

One of the major casualties of a national housing market defined by continuously rising prices and over-tight inventory is the starter home, according to the latest Inventory and Price Watch report by Trulia. Starter homes “have become scarcer, pricier, smaller, ...

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New Bill Amends Stress Test Rule of Nonbanks

The Alleviating Stress Test Burdens to Help Investors Act was passed by the House with a 395-19 majority. The passing of this bill by the house is expected to pave the way for exempting nonbank financial institutions that are regulated ...

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The Past and Future of PACE

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By T. Robert Finlay, Founding Partner, Wright, Finlay & Zak and Sonia Edwards, Senior Associate, Wright, Finlay & Zak, California With global warming and other environmental issues at the forefront of national policy, the creation of programs to finance energy-efficient improvements ...

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5 Cities Where Homes Are Flying Off the Market

Even though the story more often than not seems to point to a housing and inventory crisis, this doesn’t mean that every metro area in the U.S. is facing fast sales and low inventory. In fact, according to data from ...

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FOMC Meeting: Setting the Pace for Future Rate Hikes

The meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)—the policy-making arm of the Federal Reserve begins today. This is also the first time that the meeting is being led by Jerome Powell the new Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. ...

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Dodd-Frank Rollback to Impact PACE ABS Market

An analysis of the Dodd-Frank Act modifications by Moody’s has found that the amendment to the federal Truth in Lending Act (TILA) passed by the U.S. Senate last week will help clarify certain federal consumer protection responsibilities for participants in ...

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