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Having recently participated in the string of real estate industry conferences that herald each new year, what still echoes is all of the buzz about the strength of capital flows into commercial real estate, especially the multifamily market. Strong flows of both debt, in the form of mortgage loans, and equity, raised through investors, have created a market that is awash in liquidity. It was the talk of every event.

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Today Freddie Mac announced another year of solid financial performance, reporting net income of $7.7 billion and comprehensive income of $9.4 billion for 2014.

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Will the Millennials save America's housing market from long-term downsizing? We investigated.

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In today's purchase market, going condo could be the answer for many first-time homebuyers and those with lower and/or limited incomes. Here are four reasons why.

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Chief Economist Frank E. Nothaft

A Look Back at Five Predictions for 2014

'Tis the season to look back at the year, reflect, and, of course, make a list (sometimes checking it twice). In keeping with the spirit of the season, we decided to take the lead from the late Ed Koch, former mayor of New York City, who was known for asking his constituents, "How'm I doin'?" This month we look back at consensus projections for five key housing and mortgage indicators in 2014 and ask "How'd we do?"

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