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Fed says it will shrink its balance sheet, which is good and bad news for real estate

Fed says it will shrink its balance sheet, which is good and bad news for real estate

The Federal Reserve on Tuesday announced it would raise short-term interest rates again, but the real news was its...

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 14:  Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference after the central bank announced an increase in the benchmark interest rate following a Federal Open Market Committee meeting December 14, 2016 in Washington, DC. With unemployment low and concern over inflation on the rise, the central bank decided to raise the federal interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point, moving from 0.25-0.50 percent to a range of 0.50 and 0.75 percent.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Fed could look to sell off MBS holdings

Federal Reserve officials over the past few months have indicated they may be willing to reduce the $1.75 trillion worth of mortgage-backed securities it acquired as part of its experiment in quantitative easing amid...

A bull’s (and bear’s) eye view of the 2014 housing market

A bull’s (and bear’s) eye view of the 2014 housing market

Whether 2014 will be another banner year for real estate or wind up strangled by skyrocketing interest rates largely...

Janet Yellen

Health of US housing market hangs on Fed’s Janet Yellen

The question of whether mortgage rates will surge in 2014, and consequently how healthy the U.S. housing market will...

Ben Bernanke

Fed’s stimulus decision is temporary tonic for real estate

Despite sending ominous signals that it would wind down an $85 billion per month bond-buying stimulus program, the Federal...

Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke

Fed steers largest home lenders toward recovery

The Federal Reserve’s housing policies have helped steer the four largest home loan lenders back to recovery, Bloomberg News...

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Banks keeping mortgage rates artificially high, economists say

The Federal Reserve’s efforts to continue pushing mortgage rates lower have been stymied in part by banks, some of...

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QE3 could galvanize commercial RE investing

The Federal Reserve’s third round of quantitative easing – its plan to buy $40 billion of mortgage-backed securities from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac per month – may push real estate investors out of...

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QE3 unlikely to have major effect on housing market

Now that the markets have had a full 24 hours to digest news that the Federal Reserve would purchase...

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Fed to purchase $40B in mortgages a month: VIDEO

The Federal Reserve said it would initiate a third round of quantitative easing by buying $40 billion worth of...

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