Mortgage & Finance

Elections, real estate, and the limits of presidential power

Election-year promises are a wonderful thing but it’s best to take such pledges with a grain of salt. The reason is not that politicians lack plans and positions, but rather that election vows often conflict with hard-wired programs that are… Read More »

Presidential Vote Winner to Face Big Real Estate & Mortgage Issues in 2021

The election season is in full swing and the outcome for one side or the other is hardly assured. What’s certain is that big problems will be in place after the Inauguration regardless of who wins. How will the winner… Read More »

Will mortgage rates remain stable for the next few years?

Have we entered a new mortgage financing era, a time when rates are largely stable and only move within a small band for years to come? There’s an argument to be made that long-term rate stability is being embraced. Borrowers… Read More »

Massive real estate equity cushion creates big investor opportunity

There’s little doubt that the COVID-19 virus has reshaped the economy and that the pandemic’s various impacts will take years to sort out. That said, one of 2020’s great oddities has been the strength of the residential real estate market…. Read More »

underwater mortgage

Why real estate investors want underwater properties

At first “underwater” properties may not sound especially attractive but a home that’s submerged today can be instantly attractive with new ownership. “Underwater properties are sometimes hidden gems, homes and land with lots of potential for savvy investors,” explained Rick… Read More »

How have foreclosure bans impacted real estate investors?

Foreclosure fever is coming back. With more than 55 million people filing unemployment claims in the past few months the natural expectation is that soaring foreclosure rates lie ahead. It will be like the mortgage meltdown a dozen years ago… Read More »

Number of Equity Rich U.S. Properties Increases to 14 Million in Q2 2017 — One in Four U.S. Properties With a Mortgage

Highest Share of Equity Rich in San Jose, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Portland; 5.4 Million Seriously Underwater Properties in Q2 2017, Down 1.2 Million From a Year Ago; IRVINE, Calif. — Aug. 17, 2017 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator… Read More »

Trump Housing Bump: Built to Last or Purely Bombast?

The following is an excerpt from an article that first appeared in the July 2017 Housing News Report, an award-winning monthly newsletter published by ATTOM Data Solutions. Nearly six months into the tumultuous presidency of Donald J. Trump, an already… Read More »

Solid Neighborhoods with Stellar Real Estate Returns

Buying an investment property in a good neighborhood doesn’t have to mean sacrificing high investment returns — if you know where to look and are willing to look outside your backyard. Among more than 1,000 U.S. zip codes with an… Read More »

The Rise of the Real Estate Data Bots

The following is an excerpt from an article that first appeared in the June 2017 Housing News Report, an award-winning monthly newsletter published by ATTOM Data Solutions. Ten years ago in June something new and different entered the American marketplace…. Read More »

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