Altisource Residential struggles with shift to single-family rentals

Just a few months ago, Altisource Residential celebrated the fact that it was about to double the size of its portfolio of single-family rental homes, a move that marked a significant step in the company’s transition from a buyer of non-performing loans to an operator of rental homes. But the company’s move to single-family rentals isn’t without its stumbling blocks along the way, as the company announced Monday that it posted a net loss of $57.6 million, or $1.06 per diluted share, in the third quarter.

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Fannie Mae: Americans feeling more and more nervous about the economy

Consumers are growing more concerned about the economy as their uncertainty grows. A recent Fannie Mae survey reflecting consumers’ current views and forward-looking expectations of housing market conditions shows Americans are becoming more unsteady about the nation’s economic health.

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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: How did alleged serial killer get his real estate license?

The story is still developing on alleged serial killer Todd Kohlhepp, 45 and a registered sex offender living in South Carolina. But there is one key fact about Kohlhepp that is leaving those following the story shocked: How did Todd Kohlhepp get a real estate license? Here’s a brief recap on the developing story.

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California home sales decline as market moves into autumn

Summer is over, and the housing market is transitioning into the fall and winter months. As a result, California home sales followed typical seasonal trends in September and decreased. Madeline Schnapp, director of Economic Research for PropertyRadar, takes a longer-term view to give a better picture of the market.

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What’s in store for housing in 2017?

Low housing inventory levels plagued the market last year, and it’s still not over. So will next year bring better news or more houses on the market? The National Association of Realtors gave its forecast for next year at the 2016 Realtors Conference & Expo. The forecast, while not likely to solve all the shortage problems, is still positive.

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New York allots $20 million to state land banks to fight blight

The state of New York is set to give an additional $20 million to the state’s land banks as part of a continuing effort to fight neighborhood blight throughout the state, the office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced this week. The funding will come from the state’s settlements with Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, both of which agreed to multi-billion dollar mortgage bond settlements earlier this year.

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