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7:47 a.m. July 6, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Commercial real estate ‘somehow has been skipped over,’ for COVID-19 aid. Here’s a plan to change that through equity investments The plan would deliver cash to borrowers directlyThe federal government is being urged by a top real estate group to take an equity stake in U.S. commercial buildings over the next 12 month, through a facility designed to keep borrowers from defaulting during the pandemic and preventing property prices from a downward spiral.
5:55 p.m. June 19, 2020 - Barrons.com
How Economic Metrics Mask the Fragility of Our Current System Once investors scratch the surface, however, the deep-seated issues of income and wealth inequality emerge.
4:58 a.m. June 15, 2020 - Barrons.com
20 Stocks That Are Vulnerable if 2017’s Tax Cuts Are Rolled Back As the U.S. election nears, strategists expect volatility as investors try to game out what the results could mean for their portfolios and for tax policy.
2:39 p.m. June 14, 2020 - Barrons.com
Get Ready for the ‘Mother of All Bidding-War Seasons’ The pandemic has changed what home buyers want. Look for his and her Zoom rooms for videoconference meetings.
2:15 a.m. June 5, 2020 - Barrons.com
The Pre-Coronavirus Economy Wasn’t All That Strong. What It Means for the Recovery. Amir Sufi, a professor with the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, explains why many economic indicators are deceiving, and don’t reflect economic reality
6:17 a.m. June 1, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Is this a good time to buy a home? Here’s what you need to know to score a deal ‘Investors who own Airbnb properties are looking for immediate liquidity’‘Investors who own Airbnb properties are looking for immediate liquidity.’
3:58 a.m. May 17, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Mortgage delinquencies caused by the coronavirus will exceed Great Recession levels, according to this forecast The troubles homeowners face now could make it harder for other people to get home loans in the futureThe troubles homeowners face now could make it harder for other people to get home loans in the future.
1:59 p.m. May 15, 2020 - Barrons.com
iAnthus’s Unpaid Creditors Are Trying to Sell Their Stake in the U.S. Pot Producer A year ago, iAnthus Capital Holdings had a $1.2 billion market value as it raced to become one of America’s nationwide cannabis chains. Today, bankers are running a foreclosure sale of iAnthus stock that secured the company’s unpaid loans, according to investors in the marijuana industry.
5:16 a.m. May 11, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
‘What we are confronting now is really unprecedented.’ Coronavirus-related lawsuits are about to flood the courts At least 917 federal and state lawsuits have been filed in relation to the pandemic, according to one countAt least 917 federal and state lawsuits have been filed in relation to the pandemic, according to one count.
3:32 a.m. May 11, 2020 - Barrons.com
The Virus Toppled the Economy. But Home Prices Will Hold Steady. The housing market could end up being more resilient to the fallout from coronavirus than many homeowners and prospective buyers expect.
5:17 a.m. May 5, 2020 - By Andrew Duguay
Three forecasts that will shape the economic recovery this year Both businesses and consumers will hit speed bumps in adapting to the new environmentIt’s unrealistic to presume that an economy and a society, which have endured unprecedented structural and psychological hardships, will emerge on the other side unscathed and unchanged.
7:06 a.m. April 27, 2020 - By Lucy Cohen Blatter
20 Minutes With: Sotheby’s International Realty’s Philip WhiteThe CEO talks about learning from 2008, the increased appeal of suburban markets, and more
2:06 p.m. April 16, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Fed’s Bostic says watching closely for signs of ‘unbearable’ stress among mortgage servicers Atlanta Fed president says housing market going through an unprecedented timeAtlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic said Thursday he’s watching the non-bank mortgage servicers for signs of unbearable stress.
10:40 a.m. April 16, 2020 - By Satyajit Das
The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is bigger than any stimulus now in the works World governments are flying blindfolded into a monumental stormWorld governments are flying blindfolded into a monumental storm, writes Satyajit Das.
6:26 a.m. April 16, 2020 - By Beckie Strum
Despite Pandemic, U.S. Home Prices Could Very Well Hold Steady in 2020Sales are likely to decline precipitously, but the housing market faces far fewer challenges than in the last economic downturn
9:14 a.m. April 15, 2020 - Barrons.com
If You Want a Quick Recovery, Forgive Debts More than 30% of all borrowers could default on their mortgage. How the country deals with its doomed debtors will set the pace for the comeback.
10:06 a.m. April 9, 2020 - Barrons.com
A Shockingly High Number of Realtors Say Demand for Housing Has Dropped As the U.S. adjusts to growing unemployment and life under lockdown, 90% of the members of the National Association of Realtors have seen interest in homes drop, according to the results of a new survey.
11:30 a.m. April 4, 2020 - By Keith Jurow
This hard truth about the mortgage markets isn’t being told Real estate industry sees no problem, hears no problem, speaks no problemReal estate industry sees no problem, hears no problem, speaks no problem, writes Keith Jurow.
7:12 a.m. April 4, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
These mortgage borrowers will be ‘the first canary in the coal mine’ for a coronavirus-fueled foreclosure crisis, regulator says Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mark Calabria told CNBC that ‘it is certainly possible’ the number of delinquencies caused by the coronavirus outbreak could exceed the subprime mortgage crisis in some segments of the marketFederal Housing Finance Agency Director Mark Calabria told CNBC that ‘it is certainly possible’ the number of delinquencies caused by the coronavirus outbreak could exceed the subprime mortgage crisis in some segments of the market.
11:08 a.m. April 2, 2020 - By Celeste K. Carruthers
Class of 2020 was to enter the strongest job market in 50 years — and now graduates’ earnings will lag peers’ for a decade Researchers find that college graduates take jobs that pay less during a recessionResearchers find that college graduates take jobs that pay less during a recession.
8:52 a.m. April 2, 2020 - Barrons.com
The Coming Recession Might Not Be as Bad for Housing This Time Goldman Sachs analysts say there are key differences in the market relative to the 2008-09 downturn.
8:33 a.m. April 2, 2020 - Barrons.com
Bank of America’s CEO on Putting Employees First Brian Moynihan urged companies to pay attention to a variety of stakeholders, not just shareholders, during the coronavirus crisis.
5:55 a.m. March 26, 2020 - Barrons.com
I'm a Low-Wage Worker. I'm Not Sacrificing Myself for the Stock Market. I was waiting tables after I got laid off last year. I need the money, but I'm not going back until it's safe out there, no matter what "the economy" needs.
4:00 a.m. March 26, 2020 - Barrons.com
How Companies And States Are Protecting People Individual companies, as well as state and local governments have stepped up to alleviate some of the pressure on people having trouble making their home, car, credit card, or tax payments. Here’s a rundown of what’s happening, and what could happen.
2:27 p.m. March 25, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Why the commercial mortgage bond market looks dire right now Volatility is extreme, sellers are trying to sellLeveraged funds are scrambling to sell debt tied to hotels, shopping centers, office buildings and other commercial properties to quickly raise cash as bond prices plunge amid pandemic fallout.
12:32 p.m. March 24, 2020 - Barrons.com
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Released Coronavirus Relief Plans. Here's What It Means. Some owners of multifamily buildings will be allowed to defer their loan payments for roughly three months.
8:31 a.m. March 22, 2020 - By Jonathan Nicholson
Congressional Republicans sought to curtail the Fed’s lending power — now they embrace it GOP has in the past argued that the Fed had too much power to make loansCongressional Republicans were against the Fed’s emergency lending authority, until they were for it.
5:11 a.m. March 21, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac instruct servicers to offer 12-month moratoriums on mortgage payments if borrowers suffer hardship Consumers can get relief from payments and fees during the public-health crisis — but they will likely need to ask firstConsumers can get relief from payments and fees during the public-health crisis — but they will likely need to ask first.
11:38 p.m. March 18, 2020 - Associated Press
China’s hard-hit Wuhan reports no new coronavirus cases for the first time The news offered a rare glimmer of hope for the rest of the world as it battles the virus, and perhaps a lesson in the strict measures needed to halt its spread.
1:51 p.m. March 18, 2020 - Barrons.com
The Dow Fell 1,338 Points Because Investors Want to See the Money Cash seemed to be the only safe place in Wednesday trading. U.S. stocks ended another day deeply in the red. The Wednesday selloff triggered a 15-minute halt in trading for the fourth time since last Monday.
1:33 p.m. March 18, 2020 - Barrons.com
Dow Tumbles Below 20,000 as Investors Dash for Cash Risky and haven assets sold off in unison on Wednesday The Dow tumbled 6.3% to close below 20,000. News that the Senate was about to pass a coronavirus relief bill helped boost the market in the last half hour of trading.
11:18 a.m. March 18, 2020 - By Shawn Langlois
Wall Street billionaire Bill Ackman says ‘hell is coming’ and urges President Trump to ‘send everyone home now’ Bill Ackman wants ‘a 30-day rent, interest and tax holiday for all’Pershing Square’s Bill Ackman is calling for drastic measures.
9:38 a.m. March 18, 2020 - By Robert Schroeder
Trump invokes Defense Production Act in fight against coronavirus Government suspending foreclosures, evictions President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he’s invoking the Defense Production Act, which authorizes commanders-in-chief to force industries to produce goods, in a fresh effort to fight the coronavirus.
9:38 a.m. March 18, 2020 - Barrons.com
Activist Investor Bill Ackman Calls for an ‘Extended Spring Break’ to Fight the Coronavirus The hedge fund manager told President Donald Trump to shut down the country for 30 days and close the border to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
FHFA directs Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to suspend foreclosures and evictions for 60 days during coronavirus emergency
9:00 a.m. March 18, 2020
Trump: HUD suspending all foreclosures, evictions through end of April
8:15 a.m. March 18, 2020
4:51 a.m. March 17, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
U.S. cities temporarily ban evictions as coronavirus outbreak worsens ‘We’re talking about people being really one rent payment away from an eviction judgment’‘We’re talking about people being really one rent payment away from an eviction judgment.’
7:04 a.m. March 16, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Exclusive: Fed is ‘throwing money in the wrong place,’ says Sheila Bair, former top banking regulator Financial help needs to go to ‘small businesses and people already losing their jobs’Sheila Bair, a former top banking regulator during the 2007-’08 crisis, says the Federal Reserve is ‘throwing money in the wrong place,’ after it slashed benchmark rates to zero on Sunday and announced an $700 billion Treasury and mortgage bond buying program.
12:33 p.m. March 13, 2020 - By Karen Dolan
Think kids won’t suffer from COVID-19? Wrong: It threatens them with more poverty, hunger, homelessness Half our children are at risk from economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemicOver half of our nation’s children are at serious risk from the economic impacts of the coronavirus on their families.
3:23 a.m. March 10, 2020 - Barrons.com
How Far Off Are We From the Next Recession? The U.S. economy hasn’t had a recession since mid-2009, but the coronavirus crisis could potentially usher in the next one.
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