Tagged: bank lending

More Commercial Lenders Are Losing Patience As Debt Vultures Circle

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As hope for a quick recovery dims along with the shortening days, the commercial real estate market is increasingly looking to cut its losses.  Waiting on the sidelines are private debt funds, which have built up war chests to make more aggressive loans on distressed properties. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Rising Seas Threaten An American Institution: The 30-Year Mortgage

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More banks are getting buyers in coastal areas to make bigger down payments — often as much as 40 percent of the purchase price, up from the traditional 20 percent — a sign that lenders have awakened to climate dangers and want to put less of their own money at risk. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE