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Average US 30-year mortgage rates fall to 4.52 percent

WASHINGTON/ July 5, 2018  (STL.News)— Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, offering a slight degree of relief to would-be homebuyers. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages dropped to 4.52 percent from 4.55 percent a week ago. Rates have declined in five of the past six weeks. … Continue reading Average US 30-year mortgage rates fall to 4.52 percent

How Investors Can Partner with a Real Estate Self-Directed IRA

CHARLOTTE, NC/ July 02, 2018 (STL.News) Using a Real Estate Self-Directed IRA can be an effective way for retirement investors to put aside money for the long term while building sizeable returns. But according to a recent post at American IRA, there are plenty of benefits for approaching real estate in a unique way: investors … Continue reading How Investors Can Partner with a Real Estate Self-Directed IRA

eVest Technology Presents Its Online Public Offering (OPO) Platform

JACKSONVILLE, Fla./ June 28, 2018 (STL.News) — The largest transfer of wealth in the 20th century was ushered in thanks to the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC). Not since the mid 1980’s has there been another massive market disruption; until now. The emerging On-Line Public Offering platform, developed by eVest Technology, is made possible by the … Continue reading eVest Technology Presents Its Online Public Offering (OPO) Platform

Real Estate Investment Platform StraightUp Announces Merger With Slice, A Blockchain-Powered Platform For Cross-Border Investors

NEW YORK, June 26, 2018/ (STL.News) — StraightUp, an innovative real estate-focused platform giving investors access to previously unavailable development opportunities, announced today a merger with Slice, the first blockchain-based REIT for investors around the world. The merger will disrupt the real estate investing space, providing increased transparency and liquidity backed by secure blockchain technology … Continue reading Real Estate Investment Platform StraightUp Announces Merger With Slice, A Blockchain-Powered Platform For Cross-Border Investors

Single-Use Developers Face New Challenges in Today’s Increasingly Mixed-Use World, Write CREModels Executives

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.,/ June 26, 2018 (STL.News) — Two veteran real estate executives from consultancy CREModels ask a provocative question in a new column for Commercial Property Executive: How can single-use developers of offices, shopping centers or multifamily properties prepare themselves for a mixed-use world?  The national trend toward mixed-use development is undeniable, write Mike … Continue reading Single-Use Developers Face New Challenges in Today’s Increasingly Mixed-Use World, Write CREModels Executives

‘Need for Speed’ Threatens to Undercut Due Diligence in Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions, Expert Cautions

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla./ June 14, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — As investors race to buy shopping centers, hotels, offices and other assets before the market turns, they should stay cognizant of the ways in which due diligence can suffer amid today’s need for speed, advises Mike Harris, Managing Director of CREModels, in a column for Forbes.com. “As … Continue reading ‘Need for Speed’ Threatens to Undercut Due Diligence in Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions, Expert Cautions

NEW YORK | Trade tremors: How tariffs, tough talk has unsettled markets

NEW YORK (AP) — Fears of a trade war have given a boost to some of the smallest companies on the market as well as some of the biggest technology companies, but they’ve squeezed almost everything in the middle. For more than three months, investors have focused on U.S. negotiations with trading partners including China, … Continue reading NEW YORK | Trade tremors: How tariffs, tough talk has unsettled markets

MILAN  | The Latest: Italy bank chief warns investors could flee

MILAN  — The Latest on Italy’s political crisis (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Italy’s central bank governor says that “the destiny of Italy is that of Europe,” as a political uncertainty threatens to drag the eurozone’s No. 3 economy into a new crisis. Ignazio Visco said that “it is important that the voice of Italy … Continue reading MILAN  | The Latest: Italy bank chief warns investors could flee