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Housing Starts Make Fitch a Believer

Just two weeks after declaring home prices are overvalued by 10 percent, Fitch Ratings said yesterday that December's solid single family housing starts and an unexpected jump in multifamily starts are clear signals that 2013 should begin strongly for U.S. housing. Read More »

Fitch Raises the Bar for Single Family Rental Securities

As interest grows in creating a marketplace to sell securitized blocks of single family rentals, similar to the securitization of mortgages, perhaps as early as this year, the authoritative ratings service Fitch Ratings today made it clear that the asset class poses some unique risks and that high investment grade ratings will be difficult to attain due to the lack of historical data and "ambitious growth strategies by regional operators". Read More »

Mortgage Modifications are Sticking

Though the Administration's Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) is falling far short of its goal of helping three to four million homeowners, the program is succeeding at helping those who do make through the program are stay current on their payments and avoid re-default. Read More »