Rice Real Estate News
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Thursday | via Bloomberg
Steven Mnuchin, Treasury secretary nominee for president-elect Donald Trump, arrives to a Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 19. Steven Mnuchin, Donald Trump's nominee for Treasury secretary, dashed some investors' hopes for a rapid windfall on investments in mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac under the new administration. Mnuchin said comments he made last year on Fannie and Freddie weren't meant to endorse a view the government should quickly recapitalize the companies and then sell its stakes. Comment?
Wednesday Jan 18 | via NBC12
Hundreds of thousands of Virginians are swimming in student loan debt. An estimated 629,000 could benefit from refinancing at lower rates, according to some state legislators. Comment?
Monday Jan 9 | via NBC29
Lawmakers are introducing bills aimed at lowering interest rates, and having the commonwealth play a role in issuing new loans. Democrats argue Virginia's economy is being held back because graduates are unable to invest much in the economy. Comment?
Monday Jan 9 | via The Washington Post
For the most part, Northern Virginia has seen a stable pattern of real estate activity in the past five years. While home prices have experienced a steady upward trajectory, there are some signs that several locations have started to pull away from the pack and outpace the rest of the competition. Comment?
Wednesday Jan 4 | via NewsOK.com
District of Columbia residents filed complaints with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at a rate almost three times as high as Americans overall during the first 11 months of 2016, according to data from the U.S. agency. Across the country, the per capita rate of complaints was 52.3 per 100,000 people during that period. Comment?
21 min ago | via The Washington Post
President Trump, with senior adviser Jared Kusher, left, Vice President Pence and Staff Secretary Rob Porter, signs executive orders on Friday. Advisers have said President Trump will move quickly in the early days of his administration to fulfill the many promises he made on the campaign trail. Comment?
49 min ago | via RollingStone
Maybe it's the rain, or the dark overtones of Donald Trump's inaugural address sobering everyone up – "rusted-out factories scattered like tombstones," cities afflicted with "crime and gangs and drugs," an "infrastructure [that] has fallen into disrepair and decay" – but the crowd is eerily quiet as it files out of Trump's swearing-in ceremony at the Capitol building Friday. A basket of deplorables gathers on inauguration eve to declare, of anti-Trump Republicans, "We'll get rid of all of them!" Most don't even stop to argue with the first hellfire preacher stationed outside the gates, telling them to repent. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Valley News Live
The freshly-inaugurated Trump administration has halted a cut to the FHA mortgage insurance premium that Obama's team announced during his final days in office. The Department of Housing and Urban Development said Friday that the reduction to the annual mortgage insurance premiums borrowers pay when taking out government-backed home loans has been "suspended indefinitely." Comment?
1 hr ago | via Albany Times Union
" For too long, a small group in our nation's capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Seeking Alpha
I've been critical of BB&T in the past as its also-ran fundamentals didn't seem to match its above average multiple. The company's growth-by-acquisition strategy is one I'm not a big fan of because it is expensive and difficult to execute, and thus, BBT hasn't exactly been a favorite pick of mine. Comment?
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