Chris Porter

About Chris Porter

"Chris Porteous has significant experience in the financial markets with stints at Goldman Sachs, UBS Securities and DBRS. At DBRS, Chris extensively covered the Mortgage Backed Securities market, Covered Bonds and regulatory changes involved in the real estate markets. Chris currently runs a personal Real Estate Investment Trust with over 15 properties located in South Florida."

Higher Mortgage Rates stifling the plans of first time home buyers



The recent surge in mortgage rates is hindering the plans of first time home buyers to purchase this spring.  According to a report recently released by the realtor.com, the increase in mortgage rates in the last two months of 2016 have

Fed’s imminent grand monetary policy experiment is making everyone worried about the U.S housing market recovery



Everyone including the home buyers got worried by the recent talk at the FED about the reduction of its mortgage backed securities (MBS) holdings. Fed holds $1.75 trillion of MBS from quantative-easing program.

Mortgage Performance: Foreclosure statistics are showing signs of recovery



According to a recent foreclosure report issued by the Corelogic, the statistics at the end of 2016 are showing signs of recovery to the pre-crisis level.

Foreign Investors Predict U.S. Best Market for Real Estate in 2017



Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) is an organization that represents the “who’s who” in the global real estate investment industry. It provides a platform for top investors to communicate through global meetings in the US, Europe, and key cities around the world.

Yellen’s potential successors deem a stringent monetary policy as the need of the day



The Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen term is going to end in 2018. Janet L. Yellen took office as Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on February 3, 2014, for a four-year term ending February 3, 2018.

Catalysts that are Predicting a Positive Outlook for REITS in 2017



Since Donald Trump has been elected as the president, something incredible has happened with shares of real estate investment trusts (REITs). Trump has assured to lower taxes and concentrate on pro-business policies, raising expectations among investors that the economic expansion will continue — and maybe even accelerate. Although with rising interest rates and slowing fundamentals […]