NCST serves as an advocate for neighborhood stabilization and blight remediation, and as such, we release articles and also share in press stories with our buyers and sellers to help call attention to their efforts, and to bring more understanding to the continued need for revitalizing our nation’s most vulnerable communities.

  • Fannie Mae’s Blackstone Deal Provokes Blowback

    It seemed just an aside in the National Association of Realtors press release regarding January existing home sales. NAR President William E. Brown, took a shot at the GSE’s saying first, “Supply and demand imbalances continue to be burdensome in many markets, and now Fannie Mae is…

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  • Fannie Mae Backs Up Blackstone

    A Fannie Mae spokesperson confirmed Wednesday the country’s largest owner of single-family rental homes recently won its backing. The GSE agreed as of Tuesday to backstop up to $1 billion in debt from Blackstone Group’s platform Invitation Homes, the first time a government sponsored entity has agreed…

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  • How should Deutsche Bank repay consumers for its toxic mortgage mess?

    On Tuesday, the Department of Justice announced it had reached a deal with Deutsche Bank to settle a crisis-era mortgage case. Under the terms of the agreement, the bank said, it would pay a civil monetary penalty of $3.1 billion and provide $4.1 billion in consumer relief….

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