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S&P calls for greater investor safeguards in debt-related eminent domain

The use of eminent domain to seize debt to help borrowers could lead ratings firm Standard & Poor’s to...

S&P calls for greater investor safeguards in debt-related eminent domain
U.S. housing market data is mixed bag

U.S. housing market data is mixed bag

In February, the housing market showed mixed signals, with annual declines of 3.6 and 3.5 percent for the 10- and 20-city composites, respectively, according to the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home price indices for January,...

U.S. housing market data is mixed bag
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S&P out of CMBS game

Financial research and ratings firm Standard & Poor’s has been pushed out of commercial mortgage-backed securities deals following a $15 billion sale that went south last year, Bloomberg News reported. Last July, a massive...

S&P out of CMBS game
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U.S. home prices drop for 3rd consecutive month

U.S. home prices declined for a third straight month in nearly all cities tracked by Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home...

U.S. home prices drop for 3rd consecutive month
Solow secures $625M loan on 9 West 57th St.

Solow secures $625M loan on 9 West 57th St.

From left: Sheldon Solow and 9 West 57th StreetDeveloper Sheldon Solow has obtained a $625 million loan on 9 West 57th Street from Deutsche Bank, which beat out AIG and JPMorgan Chase to provide...

Solow secures $625M loan on 9 West 57th St.
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Nationwide housing prices are worse than previously reported, decline further

The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price Index hit the housing industry with a double dose of bad news in...

Nationwide housing prices are worse than previously reported, decline further
U.S. home prices inch up in August

U.S. home prices inch up in August

For the fifth consecutive month, the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price Index rose in August, indicating slight increases in nationwide home prices. The 10-city and 20-city composites inched up about 0.2 percent on a...

U.S. home prices inch up in August
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S&P still gives AAA rating to bonds backed by subprime mortgages

Standard & Poor’s gave a higher credit rating to a set of bonds tied to homeowners with below average...

S&P still gives AAA rating to bonds backed by subprime mortgages
National mortgage default rates drop in July

National mortgage default rates drop in July

There has been a month-over-month decrease in national default rates for first and second mortgages, with second mortgage default...

National mortgage default rates drop in July
S&P downgrades Fannie, Freddie

S&P downgrades Fannie, Freddie

Standard & Poor’s today downgraded Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to AA+ from AAA+ following its downgrade of the U.S. credit rating this past Friday night, the New York Times reported. The S&P explained...

S&P downgrades Fannie, Freddie
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