Rolfe Winkler

Afternoon Links 1-20

January 20, 2010

Must Read – Short sale fraud + follow-up (Olick, CNBC) Great sleuthing from Diana Olick. Sounds like outright fraud being committed by big banks. One follow up question: In many cases, the second-lien holder is also the first lien holder. How is that impacting short-sales?

Ugly CRE charts

January 6, 2010

From the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Quarterly Data Book:

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CRE cliff-diving continues

November 20, 2009

Moody’s/REAL released September data for their commercial real estate price index. Month over month drops have been fast and furious this year.

Commercial vs. Residential prices, June update

August 19, 2009

The Moody’s/REAL commercial real estate index for June was released today. Down just 1% compared to May, it suggests the pace of decline is moderating. The index was squarely in freefall the prior two months, declining 9% from March to April and 8% from April to May.