Experts worry about rise of ‘alt-doc’ loans

Some mortgage products that were widely used prior to the Great Recession, and cited as one of its main causes, are said to be making a comeback – and that’s becoming a concern for those worried about an impeding new recession, HousingWire reported. The volume of home loans with “alternate documentation” has more than doubled

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Fitch Forecasts Price Correction for Canadian Housing Market

Fitch ratings agency believes price increases in the Canadian real estate market could be coming to an end. It has forecast that property is about 20% overvalued with variations according to the region and thinks a correction will soon happen. In spite of this, the agency is not expecting a price collapse. Instead, it thinks

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Majority of Commercial Property Loans in Europe Goes Unpaid

The majority of European commercial property loans that were part of secularization deals structured before the subprime crisis and which have since reached maturity in 2012 remain unpaid. Data from Fitch Ratings shows that the over 70% unpaid loans are the result of difficulties that both issuers and investors are facing.

No Real Risk of a German Real Estate Bubble

Apparently there is no real risk of a real estate bubble forming in Germany, in spite of recent fears. According to Fitch Ratings there is no real risk within commercial or residential real estate sectors, as rents and property prices have generally kept pace with the economy.

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