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Canadian government officials delivered a vote of confidence in the country’s housing sector and banking system, telling lawmakers that Vancouver and Toronto’s real estate markets are supported by fundamentals that leave risks well-contained.
New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation sending $2.5 billion to the construction and preservation of affordable housing, celebrating it as the start to his $20 billion plan to combat homelessness.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has taken pains to stress that the Trump administration isn't out to kill Americans' beloved mortgage-interest tax deduction — but a side effect of the plan could turn it into a perk for only the wealthy.
FHFA Director Mel Watt warned Thursday that to prevent a potential draw on the Treasury Department by the government-sponsored enterprises, he is willing to act unilaterally to rebuild capital at Fannie and Freddie.
Limited financing for owner-occupied borrowers and increased investment in rental properties is creating competition for single-family inventory, says Dennis Cisterna, chief revenue officer at Investability Real Estate Inc.
Citing a pattern of "bad-faith harassment, retaliation and fraud" against rent-controlled tenants, a San Francisco Superior Court Judge has ordered a landlord to pay the city nearly $2.4 million in penalties for violations of state housing law.
Mortgage Bankers Association President David Stevens is confident that housing finance reform will move forward under the Trump administration, but criticized calls to simply let the government-sponsored enterprises recapitalize and be returned to shareholders without additional reforms.