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The Rise of Private Fund Lenders

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

The very industry that arguably set the stage for the financial crisis in 2007 has generated important economic opportunities for certain
investors and entrepreneurs, namely in the non-traditional mortgage lending arena.

Read the article here  (Globe St. 7/28/14)



Watch Out for Asset Bubbles Developing: Barry Sternlicht

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

“Rates arent’t going anywhere” – Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group CEO shares his macro global outlook

Watch the interview here  ( 7/8/14)

Sternlicht interviewed on CNBC


Economists Say Inflation Fears Overblown

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Economists see little risk of a surge in inflation, despite mounting evidence that the American economy is
rumbling to life.

Read the article here  (The Hill  7/8/14)


The 10 Hottest Los Angeles Neighborhoods For House Flipping

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Flipping is back and it’s more insane than ever. Unlike the pre-recession years, when amateurs ruled the scene, today it’s professional investors snapping up all the houses and driving up prices. Redfin found that Los Angeles had the highest number of flips in 2013 and 2014 (so far) combined. (RealtyTrac previously found Los Angeles had the third most flips between April 2013 and March 2014.) And these aren’t just little shacks in crappy neighborhoods—there are so few cheap houses in LA these days that flippers have started moving into the higher-end of the market and it’s paying off with huge gains. The average flip in 2013 made $126,100; that’s the sixth highest market in the US (following Bay Area cities, Long Island, and Boston) and far above the nationwide average of $90,200.

Read the article here  (Redfin, 6/19/14 via Curbed LA 7/7/14)