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5 at 5: Your Daily Digest from Millionacres 06/03/2020


Jun 03, 2020 by Marc Rapport

In today's news

Purchases Up, Refinances Down, Forbearances Keep Climbing

The Mortgage Bankers Association said this week that 8.46%, or about 4.2 million, of America's home mortgages are now in forbearance, a number that hasn't quit growing since the pandemic began. On the other hand, while a decline in refinancing growth pinched total new mortgage applications, purchase mortgages also are up, another indicator of a possible market rebound.

Recommended Reading for Back to School

Student housing developments have popped up in college towns across America, but will the pandemic push the pause button on leasing and occupancy when fall classes start? Maybe not so much. Check out this in-depth look at that topic.

Something Else to Think About: Hurricanes

Civil unrest and a deadly pandemic aside, been thinking about the beach lately? A report from CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX) as hurricane season dawns might put a damper on plans for a trip or an investment. The property analytics firm says nearly 7.4 million U.S. single and multifamily homes are at risk of storm surge and mandatory evacuations this year.

Market Moves and Movers

Is Digital Realty Trust a Buy? As an investor in owning and operating data centers, Digital Realty Trust (NYSE: DLR) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) of a different sort than many in the market. Is now a time to invest in it yourself?

5 Questions with EIR Healthcare's Grant Geiger

Get the lowdown on how modular construction works when it comes to quickly expanding patient capacity. EIR starts with MedModular, a complete factory-built patient room. We pose five questions about this timely development to EIR's CEO Grant Geiger.

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Marc Rapport has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of and recommends Digital Realty Trust. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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