Monthly Archives: June 2011

Lenders Take Step Into Riskier Deals

An increasing number of financial institutions are vying to make loans on commercial real estate now. But many...
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CRE Investor Sentiment Remains Upbeat

Lack of New Development, Rising Demand Cited As Main Reason for 'Cautious Optimism'
Despite signs of slowing recovery that prompted Federal Reserve officials Wednesday to issue a guarded assessment of the U.S. economy's performance, most commercial real estate investors surveyed by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP remain upbeat...
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The Challenges Continue

Moody’s Investor Services reported on Wednesday that its Moody’s/REAL Commercial Property Price Index, which tracks repeat sales, dropped 3.7 percent from March and 13 percent from a year earlier.   Bottom line:  this is strong evidence of the continuing fall of commercial real estate property prices.  Moody’s Index is now 49 percent below the peak of...
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Foreign Buyers Now Driving $82 Billion in U.S. Real Estate Sales

According to the National Association of Realtors' 2011 Profile of International Home Buying Activity, the U.S. remains a top destination for foreign buyers as international purchases surged by $16 billion this year,...
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Credit Score Secret “Regulation “B” ?

Some credit experts call it the best-kept secret in home mortgage finance. Others say, so what? Millions of Americans whose credit scores have declined in recent years because of economic stresses could start rebuilding their scores if their rent, utilities, cell phone, insurance and other monthly accounts were reported to the national credit bureaus. But typically they...
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Bullish On Apartments

New York City-based Maximus Advisors says the writing already is on the wall, order bold and clear - more would-be home owners are turning to renting apartments as the Great Recession continues in...
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Creativity And Timing Rule The Day

In the past month, and many of the green lights on the economic dashboard turned red. Most economists agree that we are unlikely to slip back into recession any time soon, capsule but growth will remain below potential for some time and risk levels will remain elevated.   The traditional...
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If You Are Afraid Of Losing……

Entrepreneurs, ask Risk, stuff and Teddy Bears… by ANTHONY DELMEDICO “Far Better is it to Dare Mighty Things
And be checkered by Failure… Than to dwell in the perpetual Twilight Which knows not Victory, nor Defeat.” -Theodore Roosevelt I first heard this quote from a very good friend and mentor of mine, during...
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