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Wall Street firms may rent out Fannie foreclosures

by Stacey Vanek Smith Mar 19, 2012
Some of Wall Street's biggest firms want to bid on pools of foreclosed properties being sold by Fannie Mae to rent them out. What does that mean for investors and how might it affect homeowners?
A foreclosure/price reduced sign stands in front of a home for sale in Miami, Fla.
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The Big Book

Recognizing and addressing the problems of steep rent

by Kai Ryssdal Mar 6, 2012
The cost of rent in cities like L.A. or New York stands in the way of many people earning higher wages. Author Matthew Yglesias says the issue could be solved if cities loosen building regulations.

Not many apartments available to rent

by John Dimsdale Jan 5, 2012
The vacancy rate for apartment fell to its lowest since 2001 in the fourth quarter as more people rented. But mortgage rates are also falling, so will people choose buying over renting soon?

Inflation hits residential rents hard

by Amy Scott Nov 16, 2011
Inflation isn't causing most Americans a problem at this point, but the prices of rental homes and apartments has risen in recent months.
The Punchline

SplitTheRent.org: Every renter's dream come true

by Katharine Crnko Mar 8, 2011
There's no gracious way to equally divide the rent. Inevitably, when sharing accommodations, someone will get the smaller room, the room next t...
News In Brief

MID-DAY UPDATE: Fannie and Freddie, commercial real estate, Jordanian tourism

by Katharine Crnko Feb 9, 2011
The Mortgage Bankers Association this morning reported that applications for home mortgages dropped 5.5 percent last week. And the Wall Street...
News In Brief

MIDDAY UPDATE: Renting, credit cards, and buzzwords

by Katharine Crnko Dec 23, 2010
Today, Mark Zandi of Moody's Analytics released a list of 55 U.S. organized according to how cost effective it is to rent a home, rather than buy....

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To rent or not to rent -- that is the question

by Katharine Crnko Dec 23, 2010
Mark Zandi of Moody's Analytics has released a list of 55 U.S. cities organized according to how cost effective it is to rent a home, rather than...
News In Brief

Asking Fannie and Freddie whether to rent or buy

by Kai Ryssdal Dec 14, 2010
This final note today, which comes with a shout out to our friends at Planet Money. Ever wonder why the American real estate market is so messed up...