The J.C. Penny Announced Closures Has a Ripple Affect Across Commercial Retail Securities



In its Feb. 24 announcement, the retailer JC Penny said it plans to shutter 130 to 140 stores and 2 distribution facilities because of slowing traffic and muted sales, with most of the closures planned for second quarter 2017.

6 Real Estate Stocks You Should Be Watching



Looking at The Dividend Channel this morning, cherry picking stocks with noted insider buying activity is one way investors can boost dividend yields. We took a look at the most active and profitable of real estate (REIT) stocks to preview some investment potential deserving of note. A big question for many trusts will be whether or not each can stay competitive with the FED at buying up mortgage instruments.

How Interest Rates are Determined for Mortgage Loans



Understanding interest rates, loan types, and the housing market in general can be a bit too much for the average person. Most people just want the American Dream and to know how much and when to pay. But this is one reason the country is in such a pickle where housing is concerned. RealtyBizNews presents another brief tutorial about the different types of loans, and who actually owns the paper on your house. Learn a bit more about who Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are, for your own good.

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