FHA to Cut Fees, Lowering Rates for First-Time Home Buyers
The change, which Trump could reverse when he takes office, reduces annual insurance premiums by 0.25%.
Case-Shiller Home Price Index Extends Winning Streak
S&P’s David Blitzer warns, however, that “home prices cannot rise faster than incomes and inflation indefinitely.”
Election, Rate Expectations Dim Real Estate Outlook: Survey
“Provide more regulatory and compliance certainty and the housing market will benefit,” economist Mark Fleming says.
Despite Rising Rates, Not All REITs Are Doomed
Real estate is the worst performing stock sector in the last quarter but that could change.
How to Navigate ‘Unprecedented’ Uncertainty on Tax Reform
“Not a foregone conclusion” that estate tax will be repealed under Trump, says Brown Brothers Harriman's Adrienne Penta, but some steps might make sense now.
Trump’s Election Muddles Housing Outlook: Fannie Mae
Sentiment on both buying and selling decreased, but Fannie Mae cautioned against drawing hard short-term conclusions.
Why Are REIT Values Below the Private Market?
The public market is more concerned about rising rates and fundamentals than the private market is, says Green Street Advisors’ Jim Sullivan.
Gross on Trump: ‘Populism Takes a Wrong Turn’; No Bull Market Bounce
Janus’ market guru predicts Trump’s one term will ironically be “damaging” for “jobless and low-wage American voters.”
18 Best ETFs in 6 Sectors: Morningstar
Morningstar’s highest-rated ETFs charge fees that are a “tiny fraction” of the median fees charged by their peers, Morningstar’s Ben Johnson said.
10 Worst U.S. Cities to Build Wealth
Bankrate finds that a city’s overall wealth does not mean the average household has the tools it needs to get ahead financially.