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Commercial Loan Originations Continued to Climb in the Third Quarter

Commercial Loan Originations 2004-2014 (Mortgage Bankers Association)

Commercial real estate loan originations in the third quarter were up 16 percent from the same period last year and up 18 percent from the second quarter of 2014, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported today.

That included a 41 percent year-over-year increase in the dollar volume of multifamily loans, as well as a 22 percent increase for industrial loans, an 11 percent increase for office loans, an 11 percent increase for retail loans and a four percent increase for hotel loans.  Read More

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So They Say: Jeb Bush Talks Housing Market … And Running for President

Jeb Bush

John Ellis “Jeb” Bush appears to be flirting with the idea of becoming the third Bush to lead the country, in 2016. The son of former president George H.W. Bush and the brother of former president George W. Bush told attendees at a Catholic charity event in New York this month that he’s “thinking about running for president,” according to reports. Mortgage Observer looks back at some notable quotes from the 61-year-old Midland, Tex. native. Read More