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Commercial Construction Lending Loosens Slightly in NY, TX

Research Question: Are commercial construction loans becoming more available? If yes, which market segment is benefiting? By: David Franklin Companies: BAC, JPM, WFC Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Sources in the New York, Dallas, and Houston markets reported a slight improvement in the lending climate and in commercial construction. Inventory constraints […]

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Commercial Construction Flat, Funded by Nontraditional Lenders

Research Questions: Are new commercial construction projects being financed? Is the practice of “extending and pretending” still being widely used? Are commercial foreclosures increasing? By: David Franklin Companies: BAC, FNFG, JPM, MTB, SSFN, USB, WFC Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Commercial construction has not increased since we last checked on the industry […]

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New-Home Sales Growth Limited to Certain Regions

Research Question: Do positive March figures for new-home building signify the beginning of an industry turnaround? Which national builder will be first to capitalize? By: David Franklin Companies: DHI, KBH, LEN, MTH, NVR, SPF, TOL Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Demand for new homes has improved slightly in several U.S. pockets, including […]

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