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Housing Regulator Extends Mortgage Modification Programs Through 2016

The director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which regulates mortgage-finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, on Friday said that the companies would extend for another year the deadline to participate in a pair of programs...Show More Summary

Are Rising Home Prices Leading to Greater Inequality?

The National Association of Realtors on Thursday said rising home prices were likely leading to greater inequality in many metro areas because homeownership rates have fallen across the country over the past few years.

New York Is Getting Less, Not More Cramped

It may not seem like it to anyone who has taken the subway at rush-hour lately, but for most New Yorkers the city has become less crowded.

Houston Housing Market Holds Up

Several major home builders reported this week that their sales in Houston ran the gamut in the first quarter, from flat in comparison to a year ago, to up sharply, to down a bit. Commerce Department figures show that Houston’s residential construction slowed in the first quarter to a 2.2% year-over-year gain from an 8.6% gain in the previous year. Show More Summary

TIAA-CREF Pumps Up Asset Management Business With £80 million Deal

Financial-services giant TIAA-CREF is buying the 40% stake in asset manager TIAA Henderson Real Estate it doesn’t already own for £80 million ($122.7 million) as part of its broader move into managing money for sovereign-wealth funds, pension funds and other institutions.

New Rallying Cry Among Investors in Europe: “Go East”

With competition heating up in European real estate markets, its time for investors to look to the regions central and eastern fringes, according to a new report from adviser Cushman & Wakefield. Economies in countries like Czech Republic,...Show More Summary

Is The Government Suing Banks Out Of The Mortgage Market?

Last Thursday, the Department of Justice brought its latest high-profile mortgage-related lawsuit--this time against Quicken Loans Inc., a Detroit-based nonbank that's risen to become one of the largest mortgage originators in the country. Quicken...Show More Summary

Silicon Valley’s Office Crunch, in Three Charts

Silicon Valley has an office problem: Demand is soaring while supply is only growing slowly, and stands grow slower still.

Senator Grassley Questions Appointment Of New FHA Head

Senator Charles Grassley is challenging the method by which the HUD Secretary installed a new head of the Federal Housing Administration

New Rallying Cry Among Investors in Europe: “Go East”

With competition heating up in European real estate markets, it’s time for investors to look to the region’s central and eastern fringes, according to a new report from adviser Cushman & Wakefield. Economies in countries like Czech Republic,...Show More Summary

HUD Puts In New Protections For Struggling Homeowners

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Friday said that it would make a number of changes to its program of selling delinquent mortgages to investors and nonprofits, putting in protections to attempt to prevent foreclosures and help nonprofits buy more of their loans.

Are Entry-Level Homebuyers Really This Gung-Ho Yet?

D.R. Horton sold roughly 2,000 of its entry-level Express brand homes in the first three months of 2015, or 18% of its total sales, according to the company’s second quarter fiscal results released Wednesday. That’s big, considering that D.R. Horton is the largest U.S. builder by unit sales.

Treasury Department: Fannie, Freddie Bailout Wasn’t A Loan

Treasury Department for the first time clearly laid out its view on the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: The bailout wasn't a loan, but an investment on which taxpayers are now being compensated.

What Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s Fee Changes Mean To You

Here's what you need to know about Fannie Mae's and Freddie Mac's changes to the fees they charge to back mortgages.

New $2.1 Billion Skyscraper to Rise as Skadden Arps Signs Up to Move West

Brookfield Property Partners is moving ahead with a $2.1 billion tower west of Pennsylvania Station, as law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP signed a 550,000 square foot lease to move from Times Square to the 2.1 million square foot building, Brookfield announced Tuesday.

San Francisco Movers and Shakers Have a New Place for Power Breakfast

The Loews Regency New York on Park Avenue is famous for attracting tycoons and dealmakers looking to schmooze over breakfast.Now its owner, Loews Hotels & Resorts, is looking to roll out the power breakfast nationwide.

For Sale: The Onetime Warehouse That Now Holds Airbnb

The headquarters of Airbnb is for sale, a test that will likely be a display of how the tech sector has been changing the office market.

More Cities Post March Homes-Sales Gains

On Friday, the Atlanta Board of Realtors reported 3,993 finalized home sales in March, up 13.8% from a year earlier. The San Antonio Board of Realtors reported a 17% sales gain in that span, and the Realtor association in Washington, D.C., disclosed a 5.7% gain in sales of single-family homes.

Brisk Spring Season in Jacksonville Tests Home Buyers

Home buyers in Jacksonville, Fla., and others across the U.S. are finding a different market this spring than in past years. Resurgent job growth, low interest rates and robust consumer confidence has expanded the ranks of would-be buyers.

Fannie Mae Uncorks First Sale of Delinquent Loans

Mortgage-finance company Fannie Mae on Wednesday gave details of its first-ever large sale of non-performing mortgages, a step that could make it easier for some of the borrowers behind the loans to stay in their homes.

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