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Positive news on China, Brexit pushes average mortgage rates up

Mortgage rates rose for the third straight week — which hasn't happened since April — driven by investors' reaction to positive news regarding...
Pending home sales post biggest annual increase since 2015

Pending home sales post biggest annual increase since 2015

Contract signings to purchase previously owned homes posted the largest annual increase in four years, signaling lower mortgage rates are reviving interest from...
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Rent control will kill multifamily real estate

One of the side effects of years of denying the truth about inflation and the rising cost of living in the U.S. is...
Is the end of Libor a threat to financial stability?

Is the end of Libor a threat to financial stability?

WASHINGTON — There is little doubt in anyone's mind that by the end of 2021, the London interbank offered rate will cease to...
Rates rise

Average mortgage rates rise as U.S.-China trade talks remain fluid

Economic uncertainty continued to affect mortgage rates, which rose to their highest level in 12 weeks, according to Freddie Mac. 30-Year FRM 15-Year...
One regional bank’s plan to wait out the Fed

One regional bank’s plan to wait out the Fed

Citizens Financial Group’s Bruce Van Saun outlined Friday his response to one of the biggest challenges facing bank CEOs: how to buoy profits...
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Regulators offer CECL guidance to aid industry’s adoption

WASHINGTON — Four federal regulators have proposed an interagency policy statement intended to support implementation of the Current Expected Credit Losses accounting standard....
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Has the FOMC solved the liquidity problem?

The volatility that has roiled the short-term money markets since December has raised questions as to whether the Federal Open Market Committee should...
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Regional banks sound alarm over new interest rate benchmark

WASHINGTON — Executives from 10 regional banks sent a letter to the federal banking regulators last month expressing concern that a new interest...
Pacific states grab 37% of past decade's home equity gain

Pacific states grab 37% of past decade’s home equity gain

In the decade ending in June, close to $9 trillion in additional owner-occupied real estate wealth was gained by U.S. households. Pacific states,...

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No vacancy: Apartment rentals nearly hit all-time high this year

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