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U.S. Real Estate is a Hot Commodity for Foreign Buyers

During a recent interview with CNBC, the President of Lennar International, Chris Marlin said foreign buyers are looking to the U.S. residential real estate market for long-term, stable investments. Marlin said the consumer behavior, especially from buyers in Japan, is ...

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The Potential Impact of QM and Origination Defect Requirements

Mortgage Markets Today

Tom Showalter, Chief Analytics Officer of Digital Risk, joins the broadcast to discuss QM and origination defect requirements and potential impact. As Chief Analytics Officer, Tom is responsible for the data, analytics and “decisioning” systems in use and under development. Click ...

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New Network Launches to Connect Secondary Market Traders

Secondary market professionals have a new way to connect with potential buyers and sellers: LendTrade, a recently launched community for trading professionals designed to cut out the middleman and save costs. Upon joining LendTrade, new members set up a profile and indicate the types of deals they're seeking, then they receive notifications when opportunities posted meet their criteria.

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Six New REITs Outperform Market

Ten real estate investment trusts (REITs) have gone public this year, and six have outperformed the market, according to SNL Financial. Year-to-date as of October 3, the 10 REITs raised $3.4 billion through their initial public offerings. The group's best performer has been Aviv REIT with an 18.27 percent return year-to-date. Five other REIT IPOs have been announced for later this year, including a Blackstone spinoff and two prominent players in the REO-to-rental space.

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Weak Third Quarter Expected for Mortgage Banks

Investment bank FBR Capital Markets released its preview of third-quarter earnings for major U.S. banks Monday, with a cloudy outlook for mortgage banking. In general, bank stocks have underperformed the broader market by about 2 percent over the third quarter; and zeroing in on the mortgage market, FBR is not optimistic about Q3 results.

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Global Investment in U.S. Real Estate Increased in Q2

As global investor activity picked up in the second quarter, a number of U.S. cities saw more than half a billion dollars each in foreign real estate investment. Jones Lang LaSalle revealed in its most recent Global Capital Flows Report that global transactional volumes rose to $108 billion in Q2 2012, up 24 percent from a worrying dip in activity in Q1. The Americas posted the most activity, contributing $47 billion to the second quarter's overall total.

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