Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Share Save Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Beige Book Federal Reserve Residential Real Estate U.S. Economy 2016-04-13 Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago While economic growth continued to expand in the reporting period of late February and early March across the 12 Federal Reserve Districts, the data suggests that the pace of growth varied across most districts, according to the Fed’s latest Beige Book released on Wednesday.“Most Districts said that economic growth was in the modest to moderate range and that contacts expected growth would remain in that range going forward,” the report stated. “Consumer spending increased modestly in most Districts and reports on tourism were mostly positive. Labor market conditions continued to strengthen and business spending generally expanded across most Districts.”For the reporting period, construction and real estate activity generally expanded while contracts maintained a positive outlook for the rest of the year across Districts. Residential real estate activity generally strengthened (on balance) with the most robust growth being reported in the Districts of San Francisco, Cleveland, and Boston, while the Districts of Dallas, Kansas City, and Atlanta reported more mixed residential real estate reports.While multi-family construction remained strong in most Districts during the reporting period, the Districts of Chicago, Cleveland, and St. Louis noted improvement in the demand for single-family home construction, according to the Fed. The San Francisco District noted improvement in the demand for single-family home construction and reported a backlog of more than six months for new single-family units, the Fed reported.Most Fed Districts reported improved credit conditions (on net); in the Dallas District, however, contacts reported that the lending outlook remained cautious, according to the Fed. Most Districts noted growth in lending for commercial real estate; for consumer lending, the New York, Cleveland, and San Francisco Districts all reported that the demand had increased for residential mortgages. The Dallas District indicated, however, that growth in mortgage loan volumes had slowed during the reporting period, according to the Fed.Click here to view the entire Beige Book for April 2016. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Republicans’ Assault on Dodd-Frank Continues Next: Staying Ahead of the Threat: Why Security Awareness is Vital to Your Organization Economic Growth Mixed Across Fed Districts About Author: Brian Honea Tagged with: Beige Book Federal Reserve Residential Real Estate U.S. Economy April 13, 2016 1,103 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Economic Growth Mixed Across Fed Districts Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago
Read Full Story The Harvard Innovation Labs recently published its 2020 Year in Review, featuring a selection of accomplishments that current and former Harvard Innovation Labs teams have achieved in 2020.Since January, the Harvard Innovation Labs nurtured more than 700 ventures across its three-lab ecosystem: the i-lab for student ventures, Launch Lab X GEO for alumni-led ventures, and the Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab for biotech and life science start-ups founded by Harvard students, alumni, faculty, and postdoctoral scholars.Throughout 2020, the Harvard Innovation Labs has focused on bringing together and supporting these ventures during an extraordinary time in history, and spotlighting their incredible work. In May, the Harvard Innovation Labs welcomed more than 4,000 participants from 87 countries to an interactive virtual celebration of Harvard innovators participating in the 9th Annual Harvard President’s Innovation Challenge , where $510,000 in Bertarelli Foundation prizes were awarded to winning teams. The Harvard Innovation Labs also launched two interview series, Women Founders Lead the Way at Harvard and Venture Voices, for students and alumni to share their stories.Read the Harvard Innovation Labs 2020 Year in Review here.