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Walker & Dunlop Adds Investment Sales Team in Boston

Bethesda, Maryland-based Walker & Dunlop, Inc. has hired a new, multifamily-focused investment sales team in Boston, Massachusetts. The team allows the continued expansion of the company’s banking and brokerage platform in pursuit of its mission to build the premier commercial ...

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Rule Proposed to Establish New GSE Housing Goals

New Homes

In accordance with the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced on August 29 that it has proposed a rule to establish new housing goals for 2015 through 2017 for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Micro Apartments Yield A Big Boom in the Small Space Sector

Ever since the economy took a hit in 2008, downsizing has been a top priority for many homeowners and renters. The McMansion is out; low-maintenance living is in. You can see it in traditional listings as well as on the real estate auction block. With finances still in flux for most Americans, cutting back on monthly costs of maintaining a home or apartment is essential. Enter the micro apartment—the latest trend in economical living space.

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FDIC Institutions Report First Loss in More Than Four Years

For the first time in more than four years, banks insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) reported an annual loss, according to the regulator's Quarterly Banking Profile released Tuesday. At $36 million, the net income of FDIC-insured banks in the third quarter is $1.5 million below earnings reported in the third quarter of last year.

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Freddie Mac Completes First Multifamily Bulk Loan Sale

Freddie Mac has announced the completion of its first multifamily bulk loan sale to a global real estate investment firm. An affiliate of Colony Capital purchased the GSE's portfolio of 27 performing loans with an unpaid principal balance of $195 million.

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September Builder Confidence Falters

The Housing Market Index (HMI), a measure of builder confidence, stalled at 58 in September, unchanged from August’s downwardly revised reading, the National Association of Home Builders reported Tuesday. The August confidence reading had originally been 59. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg had expected the index to remain at that level. But a dip in one of the three index components--the outlook for new home sales six months out--pulled the reading down slightly.

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Beige Book Again Sees Modest-to-Moderate Growth

Continuing to shrug off sequester cutbacks, but feeling the effects of adverse weather, the nation's economy ""continued to expand at a modest to moderate pace"" from early July through late August, the Federal Reserve reported Wednesday in its Beige Book assessment. Echoing--or perhaps anticipating--governors' concerns at the upcoming policy meeting, the Beige Book said ""hiring held steady or increased modestly"" while ""upward price pressures remained subdued, and prices increased slightly.""

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