• Ocwen3.64-0.01 -0.27%
  • Zillow41.14-0.41 -0.99%
  • Trulia4.01+0.33 +8.97%
  • NationStar19.04-0.58 -2.96%
  • CoreLogic48.90-0.20 -0.41%
  • RE/MAX66.15+0.45 +0.68%
  • Fannie Mae3.17-0.07 -2.16%
  • Freddie Mac3.06-0.11 -3.47%
  • Wells Fargo53.80+0.11 +0.20%
  • CitiMortgage71.77-0.34 -0.47%
  • Bank of America26.24+0.41 +1.59%
  • Fidelity National Financial34.61+0.54 +1.58%
  • First American50.69+0.59 +1.18%
  • Black Knight Financial Services43.05-0.55 -1.26%
  • AUDUSD=X0.7855+0.0002 +0.0255%
  • USDJPY=X112.1570+0.0120 +0.0107%
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Foreign Investors in Real Estate Pledge Allegiance to U.S.

Despite a lack of placement opportunities in 2009, foreign investors in real estate say they remain committed to the United States as their preferred real estate investment opportunity. This sentiment is underscored by a dramatic increase in the number of overseas market participants identifying the U.S. as offering the best potential for real estate capital appreciation, according to the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate.

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Bair Says CRE Woes Aren’t Confined to Small Banks

For months, analysts and industry experts have assured the markets that the downturn in the commercial real estate (CRE) sector won't be enough to send the financial system into a second crisis - that it won't be the dreaded next shoe to drop because exposure is isolated to smaller, community banks. But FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair says that's not an accurate assessment.

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Surge in Short Sale Requests Unlikely to Impact Housing Market

Although short sales are likely to increase in 2010, the jump in these transactions is unlikely to have any real impact on the housing market, according to a new study by Housing Predictor. While more at-risk homeowners are turning to short sales as an alternative to foreclosure, Housing Predictor says the small number of short sales that are actually approved by banks represent less than 1 percent of all homes facing foreclosure.

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Mortgage Rates Fall, Mortgage Loan Applications Increase: MBA

For the week ending January 15, 2010, mortgage rates fell even lower, and as a result, the volume of mortgage loan applications increased, according to the Weekly Mortgage Application Survey released Wednesday by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, jumped 9.

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Mortgage Rates Fall Again: Zillow

The weekly average rate for 30-year fixed mortgages, 15-year fixed mortgages, and 5-1 adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs) dropped even lower last week, according to the Zillow Mortgage Rate Monitor, compiled by Zillow Mortgage Marketplace. The weekly average rate borrowers were quoted for 30-year fixed mortgages dropped to 4.

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Adjustable-Rate Mortgages Losing Ground

Few borrowers are asking lenders for adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) these days, what with all the bad publicity paid to ARM resets in the face of soaring foreclosures and borrowing costs for fixed mortgages now sitting at record lows. An annual report on the ARM market published by Freddie Mac Tuesday shows adjustable-rate mortgages accounted for just 3 percent of all conventional home purchase loans in 2009. That's the smallest piece of the pie for ARMs since at least 1982. At that time, they made up 62 percent of all new mortgages.

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PMI Forecast Puts Long-Term Rates at 6% by Year-End

Mortgage interest rates for 30-year fixed loans are projected to hit 6.00 percent by the end of 2010, according to the latest housing and mortgage market outlook from the PMI Group. Long-term interest rates have generally headed higher since the end of November, and PMI expects this trend to continue, with a notable increase coming in Q2 when the Federal Reserve withdraws from the secondary mortgage market.

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