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Whitman scores $550M loan for Bal Harbour Shops

UPDATED, July 8, 2:35 p.m.: Whitman Family Development closed on a $550 million loan for Bal Harbour Shops, as...

Whitman scores $550M loan for Bal Harbour Shops
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Mortgage interest rates dropped last week and may stay down for months

Interest rates on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage loans fell last week and may stay down for months or even longer...

Mortgage interest rates dropped last week and may stay down for months
Jumbo mortgage slowdown forces banks to rethink focus on high-end customers

Jumbo mortgage slowdown forces banks to rethink focus on high-end customers

It turns out bigger isn’t always better. Jumbo loans — mortgages too large to be sold to Fannie Mae...

Jumbo mortgage slowdown forces banks to rethink focus on high-end customers
Regulators seek to rein in energy-efficient home improvement loans

Regulators seek to rein in energy-efficient home improvement loans

Amid concerns over a looming debt crisis, federal regulators are preparing new rules to rein in the popular Property...

Regulators seek to rein in energy-efficient home improvement loans
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Brexit bonus? More first-time buyers enter the UK housing market

The pace of home sales in the U.K. to first-time buyers accelerated in November, a financial trade association reported....

Brexit bonus? More first-time buyers enter the UK housing market
Could tax reform kill the jumbo mortgage market?

Could tax reform kill the jumbo mortgage market?

The GOP tax plan could put a squeeze on the market for jumbo mortgages, which banks have been leaning...

Could tax reform kill the jumbo mortgage market?
Here are the biggest loans to close in Palm Beach County during Q3

Here are the biggest loans to close in Palm Beach County during Q3

A $200 million mortgage for a luxury apartment complex led a ranking of the biggest loans to close in...

Here are the biggest loans to close in Palm Beach County during Q3
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Fannie Mae eases burden of student loans

Here’s some good news for home buyers and owners burdened with costly student loan debts: Mortgage investor Fannie Mae has just made sweeping rule changes that should make it easier for you to purchase...

Fannie Mae eases burden of student loans
Regulators mull first appraisal threshold change in two decades

Regulators mull first appraisal threshold change in two decades

From the New York website: A possible change to appraisal requirements could help small-business borrowers, but hurt appraisers. U.S....

Regulators mull first appraisal threshold change in two decades
Surprising gender gaps in US home buying, mortgages

Surprising gender gaps in US home buying, mortgages

Gender, marital status and mortgages don’t get a lot of research attention in real estate, but two new reports...

Surprising gender gaps in US home buying, mortgages
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