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Watch Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen testify live before Congress!

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For anyone involved in industries such as real estate and lending that rely on stable interest rates and therefore future Fed policy by extension, this testimony by Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen will likely be of interest! For anyone else who has a mortgage, may want to borrow money at some point in the future, […]

Caveat Emptor: Mortgage REIT’s

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In the low interest environment that evolved from the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing program, investors who were searching for higher yielding investments found them in mortgage real estate investment trusts or Mortgage REITs. These funds that invest in mortgages  secured by real estate will typically use leverage (or borrowed funds) to increase the amount of […]

Will banks pull out of the mortgage market?

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(This article also appears at Global Economic Intersection here) And if they do will this present greater opportunities for the mortgage banks specializing in loan origination as some of their traditional competition suddenly fades away? The $100 billion question then is whether the proverbial mortgage origination sky is falling and if so whether it is […]