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6 Special Purpose Property Tips for Commercial Appraisal Reviewers

As a commercial appraisal reviewer, before you accept a review assignment of a special purpose property, you should become very knowledgeable in understanding the “business component” of these types of properties. This is especially true where there is a business component to be considered, as would be the case with senior living, hotel valuation, or hospitals. Business components in special …

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Navigating Distressed Asset Investment 

This story originally appeared in the September edition of DS News, out now. Turbulent times create opportunities and uncertainty. How do you identify what is a potential good investment versus a risky bet? Operational expertise and track record should be required from investors who are presented with opportunities in uncertain times. Asset-backed investments can provide … The post Navigating Distressed …

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The Push for Policymakers to Utilize ‘Groundbreaking’ Housing Data

Researchers from the think tank New America said that with eviction or foreclosure costing millions of Americans their homes every year, they are asking policymakers to more effectively leverage their new county-specific data on housing loss to target coronavirus aid. For the first time, the researchers are coupling county-level eviction and mortgage foreclosure data to … The post The Push …

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Foreclosures Up Overall, But Down From Last Year

In August, 9,889 U.S. properties received a foreclosure filing, according to the latest report from ATTOM Data Solutions, a licensor of comprehensive foreclosure data. That’s 11% more than the previous month. South Carolina, Florida, and Iowa show the highest foreclosure rates in the country, the data show. ATTOM’s U.S. Foreclosure Market Report’s foreclosure figures include … The post Foreclosures Up …

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Record-High MBS Issuances in August

According to a recent announcement from researchers at Ginnie Mae, a wholly owned government corporation that attracts global capital into the housing finance system to support homeownership for veterans and homeowners throughout the country, the sum of the issuance of its mortgage-backed securities (MBS) reached an all-time high for the agency in August.  Specifically, the issuance of … The post Record-High MBS …

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A Look at Single-Family Rental Investment Trends

How is single-family rental adapting to a year of challenges? An industry expert provides insights. Editor’s note: This interview previously appeared in the September edition of DS News, out now. The post A Look at Single-Family Rental Investment Trends appeared first on DSNews.

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California Wildfires Have Burned 2 Million Acres

Two of the three largest fires in California’s history are burning in the San Francisco Bay Area. Wildfires have burned a record 2 million acres in California this year, and the danger for more destruction is so high the U.S. Forest Service announced Monday it was closing all eight national forests in the southern half … The post California Wildfires …

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Several Western States At Risk of Wildfires

Wildfires have been burning in California, and several western states this year.  Behind California, Texas, Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Washington, Oklahoma, Oregon, Montana, and Utah also are at increasing risk of wildfires, according to a recent analysis of FEMA data by QuoteWizard.com.   “Data shows that the frequency of wildfires has increased exponentially since 1980,” the site reported. “This uptick is especially noticeable in Texas and California, where … The post Several Western …

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