Amazon’s HQ2 in Queens will be ‘square in the danger zone for frequent flooding’

New research from Climate Central and Zillow shows the area could see significant coastal flooding by 2020. By 2050, extreme projections of sea level rise have low-lying buildings under water.
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Homebuilder stocks are getting crushed, but one analyst says the chart looks so bad — it’s good

While some investors are avoiding homebuilders amid rising interest rates that traditionally serve as a headwind for the economically sensitive group of stocks, others say evidence is mounting for a bounce.
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Housing sentiment tumbles to lowest in a year, as more say now is not a good time to buy

Rising mortgage rates and high home prices have fewer consumers thinking now is a good time to buy or sell a home. While consumers are bullish on the economy, fewer said they are not concerned about losing their job. 
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Amazon is reportedly moving into Long Island City, Queens: Here’s what the neighborhood is like

Long Island City, where Amazon is said to build its next headquarters, is a neighborhood going through a a massive transition.
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Home flippers are fleeing the market as their profits shrink

A combination of higher costs and lower demand is putting a chill on the once hot house-flipping market. Following the epic housing crash, flippers bought up distressed properties at bargain prices, fixed and flipped them to residents or investors.
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New lawsuit accuses Trump and 3 of his children of conning ‘thousands’ of people in marketing ploy

The suit says Trump, his children and their company "received millions of dollars in secret payments" from a videophone company, ACN, in exchange for Trump promoting the firm without disclosing the endorsement was paid for. 
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With homebuilding stocks down 40%, investors hope the Fed gets the message and slows rate hikes

If there's a case to be made for the Fed to hold fire on interest rate hikes, it's happening now in the housing market and the stocks that track the industry.
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Trump’s ‘opportunity zones’ are popular with investors, but they might offer less benefit to voters

The Trump administration announced new tax rules to help spur investment in economically distressed neighborhoods. While investors can expect immediate tax breaks, the benefits to voters in targeted neighborhoods are harder to measure.
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Housing stocks get hit hard amid weak data and worries on Wall Street about rising interest rates

Housing stocks fall broadly after analysts at Credit Suisse lowered their ratings and price targets on several companies in the sector.
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Trump claims he has ‘no financial interests in Saudi Arabia’ — but he makes lots of money from it

President Donald Trump's new tweet denying a financial stake in Saudi Arabia comes amid a growing furor over suspicions that the country's rulers ordered the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.
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Thousands line up for zero-down-payment, subprime mortgages

Following the subprime mortgage crisis, low-income borrowers with low credit scores were locked out of homeownership. Now a major player in the subprime crisis is backing new loans to the same borrowers but with a far different product. 
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Rising prices and interest rates are a ‘one-two punch’ to homebuyers, Lennar chairman says

"Of course, we respect, like many, the independence of the Fed, but at the same time, would we like them to slow down the pace? Of course we would," Lennar Executive Chairman Stuart Miller said.
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The economy’s not as strong as the numbers indicate, says Starwood Capital Group CEO Barry Sternlicht

Jim Cramer sits down with Barry Sternlicht, chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group, amid a vigorous sell-off to hear his take on the U.S. economy.
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Weekly mortgage applications fall 1.7% as interest rates move above 5%

Extremely weak demand for mortgage refinances has been driving the overall drain on mortgage lending. Refinance volume fell another 3 percent last week and was 32 percent lower than a year ago.
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Ten years ago, he was an out of work actor and sometime hand model. Desperate for a job to stay in NYC he got a real estate license. Today Ryan Serhant is a real estate mogul, reality TV star and author. In “Sell it Like Serhant” he explains the skills he learned to sell apartments that can help anyone sell more and earn more.
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Mortgage fraud is getting worse as more people lie about their income to qualify for loans

Mortgage fraud risk jumped more than 12 percent year over year at the end of the second quarter, according to CoreLogic, which measures six fraud indicators: identity, income, occupancy, property, transaction and undisclosed real estate debt.
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