Tag Archives: institutional investors

Lenders Not Able To Firesale Valuable Assets

Fox Business Network: 8:48 a.m. As the economy recovered in 2010, confidence returned to the commercial housing market which helped the housing market. Institutional investors came heavily into the market, particularly with rentals. Retail came back stronger than expected. This … Continue reading

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Who Is To Blame For The Mortgage Meltdown

Howard Marks is chairman of Oaktree Capital Management. He writes in the New York Times that everybody is to blame. He writes that we put too much trust in the free market. That we did not adequately regulate derivatives, which … Continue reading

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Washington Mutual’s Woes

From the New York Times: Supplying cash to WaMu are TPG, a big private equity firm, and a group of unnamed institutional investors. David Bonderman, a founder of TPG, gets a WaMu board seat as part of the deal. In … Continue reading

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The 2007 Subprime Crisis

According to wikipedia: The subprime mortgage crisis is an ongoing economic problem manifesting itself through liquidity issues in the banking system owing to foreclosures which accelerated in the United States in late 2006 and triggered a global financial crisis during … Continue reading

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Buying A Home Is Harder These Days

The Des Moine Register reports about the new harsh reality: Lenders are making more requirements of borrowers. They want higher credit scores and more money down and more proof of income. Mortgage defaults have forced banks to write down about … Continue reading

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