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Just The Beginning Of A Price War

A report from the Wall Street Journal. "Some of the biggest names in commercial real-estate lending have all but turned off the spigot. Blackstone Mortgage Trust and KKR Real Estate Finance Trust, two of the biggest mortgage real-estate investment trusts,…

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Indulgences And Money Sinks

It's Friday desk clearing time for this blogger. "The local housing market is not 'crashing at all,' said King County Assessor John Wilson. 'But the fact is, it’s finally kind of peaked.' In Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood, values declined 8%…

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