Warning sign? sales drop 34%, impact on real estate
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by Glen
16h ago
The economy is currently in a “transition” phase.  To determine if the sun is setting on our current cycle, it is critical to watch for leading indicators of where we might be heading.  One of the strongest predictors of a… The post Warning sign? sales drop 34%, impact on real estate appeared first on Fairview Commercial Lending ..read more
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Why are home prices rising while mortgage rates stay high?
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by Glen
2w ago
It is a bit perplexing; mortgage rates are over 7%, well over double their lows, and yet real estate prices are once again heading higher after a minor pullback late last year.  Prices have pivoted from last fall to make… The post Why are home prices rising while mortgage rates stay high? appeared first on Fairview Commercial Lending ..read more
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What does higher for longer rates mean for real estate?
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by Glen
3w ago
  Wow, what a year.  In December the market was anticipating as many as 4 rate cuts this year. At the same time the federal reserve was doing a victory dance on pulling of a soft landing.  Fast forward and… The post What does higher for longer rates mean for real estate? appeared first on Fairview Commercial Lending ..read more
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US government plans to unlock 850 billion in homeowners equity
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by Glen
1M ago
You have to hand it to the Federal government, they are always working to solve problems that do not exist.  Currently there is a new proposal from the federal government (via Freddie Mac) to insure second mortgages/home equity lines of… The post US government plans to unlock 850 billion in homeowners equity appeared first on Fairview Commercial Lending ..read more
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New tax plan keeps spending by taxing real estate and eliminates 1031
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by Glen
1M ago
In economics there is no free lunch and you can’t spend forever without paying the piper.  A new  recent tax proposal keeps spending while drastically increasing taxes on real estate owners. The new plan eliminates the 1031 exchange and the… The post New tax plan keeps spending by taxing real estate and eliminates 1031 appeared first on Fairview Commercial Lending ..read more
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Economy not as solid as headline numbers suggest
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by Glen
1M ago
It is interesting that the market continues to focus on interest rates and employment as the barometer for the economy while totally ignoring one metric.  As a lender I just did an analysis on our portfolio and one metric jumped… The post Economy not as solid as headline numbers suggest appeared first on Fairview Commercial Lending ..read more
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President Biden’s national rental regulations announced
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by Glen
1M ago
States have traditionally set rental regulations including zoning, evictions, etc… but that is all set to change with the president’s new proposal.  The federal government will now be assuming many of the powers that were granted to the states. The… The post President Biden’s national rental regulations announced appeared first on Fairview Commercial Lending ..read more
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Will realtors’ settlement lower home prices?
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by Glen
2M ago
The big premise of the commission lawsuit against the national association of realtors is that high commission fees were one of the leading drivers of real estate prices.  How true is this statement?  Will the new commission structure for realtors… The post Will realtors’ settlement lower home prices? appeared first on Fairview Commercial Lending ..read more
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Car loan defaults rise what does this mean for real estate
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by Glen
2M ago
According to everything I’ve read, the economy is humming along.  Economic growth is good, the labor market is healthy, and a soft landing is  all but inevitable.  At the same time lenders are acting polar opposite of what we should… The post Car loan defaults rise what does this mean for real estate appeared first on Fairview Commercial Lending ..read more
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Senate calls for Fed to lower rates; will the fed oblige?
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by Glen
2M ago
  The market currently has a fixation on interest rates.  Senators are now jumping on the bandwagon pushing the federal reserve to “immediately” cut rates to help the real estate market and affordability.  Unfortunately, the senators do not fully grasp… The post Senate calls for Fed to lower rates; will the fed oblige? appeared first on Fairview Commercial Lending ..read more
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