February 15, 2018

The following are Barry Slatt Mortgage Company’s top takeaways from this week’s 2018 Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Commercial Real Estate Finance Conference in San Diego, CA. The market for debt and equity is very liquid. Real estate in most major…

February 8, 2018

Janet Yellen, Chairman of the Federal Reserve stepped down from office last week. President Donald Trump replaced her with Federal Governor Jerome Powell. Powell has a big job ahead of him with hints of inflation reportedly creeping into the economy….

February 1, 2018

The 10-year benchmark US Treasury closed today at 2.78 percent. This rate is up from its 12-month low in August, 2017 of 2.06 percent. According to a 1-31-18 article in Bloomberg by Jeremy Herron, “Investors are weighing the path of…

January 18, 2018

The new year reminds economists to look into their crystal balls once again. Below is a sample of mainstream economic forecasts for 2018. We are entering the 9th year of a bull market, and stocks recently hit a record high….

January 11, 2018

It is a new year and the market for commercial loans continues to be ever-changing. The following are market trends that have been identified by Barry Slatt Mortgage. Interest rates for long-term fixed-rate loans continue to remain at all-time lows….