Weigh in on S&P’s Debt Downgrade and Other Topics

Have you visited the MHN home page lately? Next time you’re there, we hope you’ll take a minute or two to share your viewpoint by participating in our poll. The topic right now is President Obama’s new mortgage plan allowing more underwater homeowners to restructure their Fannie/Freddie mortgages. We want to know if you think the plan will:

1) Slow multifamily growth because it well help the market swing back to homeownership; 2) Help multifamily growth because Gen-Y does not see the importance of homeownership; 3) Have no impact on multifamily; or 4) It’s too soon to tell.

The previous poll was about the impact of Standard & Poor’s U.S. debt downgrade on the multifamily industry. These are the results:

  • 21 percent of respondents said “a large impact”
  • 48 percent said “a negligible impact”
  • 31 percent said “no impact on the multifamily industry

MHN’s finance expert Keat Foong interviewed James Manzi at Standard & Poor’s for the November issue of the MHN magazine (click here for our digital edition). Their conversation covered a range of topics from the possibility of a  double dip recession to S&P’s thoughts on eliminating the GSEs. Email me at dmosher@multi-housingnews.com to suggest other poll topics as well as compelling people and companies you’d like to see covered in MHN Online.