The K@W Network:
The long quest to re-privatize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is pushing ahead. Wharton’s Susan Wachter explains where they are heading.
Target’s attempt misfired on multiple levels, and now the company is closing all 133 Canadian stores. What went wrong?
New indices of housing land prices in China show that the market has in some cases regressed to where it was five years ago, Wharton's Joseph Gyourko says.
The Zillow-Trulia merger might mark the advent of the next wave in how people buy and sell homes in the U.S., experts say.
With banks and institutional investors remaining risk averse following the 2008 housing crisis, developers are turning to crowdfunding and other innovative platforms to finance real estate projects.
Lobbyists, think tanks and Congress have recently been urging the adoption of key housing reforms. Whether these reforms will be adopted – and how they will actually affect the market[…]
Wharton’s Jack Guttentag questions whether the basic structure proposed as a replacement for Fannie/Freddie would meet the objective of creating effective secondary mortgage markets.
“If we were to design a housing finance system to best address the needs of the country today and in the future, what would it look like?” asks Richard A.[…]