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Mortgage Rates Rise But Will Anyone Feel The Effects?

Mortgage Rates Today Mortgage rates increased 3 basis points this week to 5.74% down from a high of 6.01% in June 2022. To put this increase into perspective, for a …

Mortgage Rates Continue to Decrease

For the week ending 7.7.22 Mortgage rates decreased 43 bps to 5.50%. For a $100,000 loan the monthly payment decreased $27 to $568/mo. or $19/day. 30 Year Mortgage Rates While …

Mortgage Rates Decreased to 5.93%. Are Rates Stabilizing?

For the week ending 6.30.22 Mortgage rates decreased 8 bps to 5.93%. For a $100,000 loan, the monthly payment decreased by $6 to $595 which is equal to around $20 …

Alert – Mortgage Rates to Break 6.00%

10 Year US Treasury rates are up 39 basis points.  This will cause mortgage rates to exceed 6.00% in the next 10 days.  In addition, 1-year US Treasuries are up 54 bps. This …

Will the Long Yield Curve Be Impacted?

Week ending June 9, 2022: 10 Year US Treasury rates increased 12 bps which will put upward pressure on this coming week’s mortgage rates.  The short-term yield curve remains steep while …

Will Treasury Rate Increases Continue to Put Pressure on Mortgage Rates?

10 Year US Treasury rates increased 17 basis points for the week ending June 2nd, 2022.  This will put upward pressure on this coming week’s mortgage rates.  The short-term yield curve remains …

Fannie, Freddie and U.S. Housing Finance Reform

On August 7, President Obama suggested that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should go out of business, as he called for “a return of private capital, [to] put the risk and rewards associated with mortgage lending in the hands of private actors, not the taxpayers.”

The Elements That Make Up the Economic Seasons

We are all familiar with Porgy and Bess classic Summertime line, “When the fish are jumpin’…” that can bring back memories of the Old South or at least remind us of an era gone by. As summer ambles, with too many back to school television advertisements already, I wonder where the time has gone.

Commercial Real Estate/High Net Worth Investment Conference: Key Takeaways

On Thursday, June 27th, LANDCO sent a small delegation to the National Real Estate Investor’s Commercial Real Estate/High Net Worth Investment Conference in New York City. Read the key “takeaway” points, from our point of view.

The LANDCO View On “Opportunities In Distress”

The CRE Financial Council’s Distress Debt Summit, held in Santa Monica on May 9th and 10th, was well worth attending. What follows are a few conference topics and what we felt were views sharing significant consensus or opposition. We hope you will find this as interesting as we did.

2+2=4, But So Do a Lot of Things

In this Situation Analysis, LANDCO Principal David Rosenbaum examines how, in the tree of knowledge, economics does not branch from mathematics, but from politics and why we can be too easily dazzled by the numbers.

Retail Risk: A First Mortgage Doesn’t Mean What It Once Meant

In this analysis, LANDCO Principal David Rosenbaum examines a question recently put forth by Marc Andreesen and the implications for LANDCO: What if e-commerce reduces in-store sales, even by just a little bit? And what happens if the loss of volume is not just temporary, but structural?

Cyprus, the Cost of Doing Business, and Austerity: Why LANDCO Shorts Real Estate

In this analysis, LANDCO Principal David Rosenbaum examines the role of austerity in our current economic climate.

LANDCO Eyes Asia

China, for all of its wealth creation, continues to seek US investment alternatives. On our recent visit, manufacturers, business people, and family offices affirmed that the US, Latin America, and Africa are popular investment destinations.

The Meaning of Greening

5th of 5 parts on climate change and real estate by David Rosenbaum: Climate change has brought us to a turning point in real estate as important as the invention of skyscrapers or the conception of suburbia, perhaps as important as the settling of the west.

Change in the Real Estate Climate

4th of 5 parts on climate change and real estate by David Rosenbaum: Polling reveals that Americans have begun to accept as scientific fact that human activity is dangerously affecting the climate (Rasmussen, Quinnipiac, Yale, National Wildlife Federation).

Hurricane Sandy Did Not Affect the 2012 Election, But It Affected 2016

1st of 5 parts on climate change and real estate by David Rosenbaum: Environmental policy and public opinion are moving toward science and toward increased regulation — the greening of real estate.

Ben Bernanke Does the Right Thing

On September 13, the Federal Reserve announced a third round of quantitative easing (QE3) by committing to purchase mortgage bonds at the rate of $40 viagra en mujeres efectos B …

Does Housing Belong on Your Balance Sheet or on Your P&L?

Even before the housing bubble, economists had been saying for a long time that American household wealth was way over-invested in personal residences and under-invested in commercial assets. In financial …