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Remodeler Confidence Regains Momentum, Says NAHB

Remodeler Confidence Regains Momentum, Says NAHB

The National Association of Home Builders' Remodeling Market Index rose three points to 56 in the second quarter of 2014, regaining the momentum built in 2013. This is the fifth consecutive quarter for an RMI reading above 50.…

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Economy Watch: Mortgages in Foreclosure Drop Steeply Since ’13

Economy Watch: Mortgages in Foreclosure Drop Steeply Since ’13

Black Night reported that the number of delinquent U.S. residential loans increased slightly in June compared with May, but is down 15 percent year- over-year.…

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CDT Reaches $1B in Cumulative Investments on Organization’s 15th Anniversary

CDT Reaches $1B in Cumulative Investments on Organization’s 15th Anniversary

The nation’s first and largest private REIT, Community Development Trust, has announced that it has surpassed the $1 billion mark in cumulative investments in affordable housing after closing on a $40 million portfolio in California. The accomplishment coincides with the organization’s 15-year anniversary.…

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Economy Watch: Existing Home Sales Up in June

Economy Watch: Existing Home Sales Up in June

The National Association of Realtors reported that total existing-home sales rose in June by 2.6 percent month-over-month to an annualized rate of 5.04 million units, compared with 4.91 units million in May. …

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Economy Watch: Chicago Fed Says Economy Still Growing

Economy Watch: Chicago Fed Says Economy Still Growing

The Chicago Fed National Activity Index edged down to +0.12 in June from +0.16 in May, according to the Chicago Fed.…

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Economy Watch: Consumer Sentiment Up in June

Economy Watch: Consumer Sentiment Up in June

Despite outbreaks of international brouhaha, American consumers were a little more optimistic in June than in May, though not quite as much as economists had expected. …

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TODAY’S DEALS: Investors Bank Maintains Strong MF Volume in 2Q14

TODAY’S DEALS: Investors Bank Maintains Strong MF Volume in 2Q14

Investors Bank maintains a strong multifamily lending pipeline during the second quarter; Marcus & Millichap brokers the sale of a 120-unit asset in Victoria, Texas; and NorthMarq negotiates a $13 million refinance. …

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Economy Watch: Housing Starts Slid in June

Economy Watch: Housing Starts Slid in June

U.S. housing starts in June came in at an annualized rate of 893,000 units, according to the Census Bureau on Thursday.…

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TODAY’S DEALS: Waypoint Residential Buys 272 Units in Florida

TODAY’S DEALS: Waypoint Residential Buys 272 Units in Florida

IPA brokers a $25.3 million sale in Florida; HFF arranges refinancing for two Class A assets in Stafford, Texas; and RailField Realty, whose founders include former Fannie Mae multifamily head Ken Bacon, closes its first major acquisition. …

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Economy Watch: Beige Book Says Economy Still Growing

Economy Watch: Beige Book Says Economy Still Growing

According to the latest Beige Book, which was released by the Federal Reserve, all 12 Federal Reserve Districts reported expanding economic activity. …

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Top Risks for REITs in 2014

Top Risks for REITs in 2014

The BDO RiskFactor Report for REITs examines the most commonly noted risks and ranks them by order of frequency cited. In this year’s study, 94 percent of REITs say competition for lessees and prime real estate is a top risk. …

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TODAY’S DEALS: Berkadia Secures More Than $156M in Financing for Capital Senior Living

TODAY’S DEALS: Berkadia Secures More Than $156M in Financing for Capital Senior Living

Berkadia Commercial Mortgage arranges $156.6 million in financing for a portfolio of 15 seniors housing properties; Walker & Dunlop structures a $70.5 million loan for a Boston-area acquisition; and EdR sells two student housing communities for a combined $29.9 million. …

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