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Archive for August, 2008

Loan Originations Off this year

Posted by Jordan Crouch on August 26, 2008

Compared with the second quarter of 2007, April through June of this year is down 63% for commercial loan originations. has an article breaking the numbers down by property type:

MBA researchers cite declines in nearly every property type, including hotels, down 87 percent; healthcare facilities, 66 percent; offices, 65 percent; retail stores, 63 percent; industrial, 57 percent; and, finally, a 42-percent decline for multifamily housing. Looking at investor types, a whopping 98-percent year-over-year decline in mortgage originations was recorded for conduits for commercial mortgage-backed securities


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Market Watch

Posted by Jordan Crouch on August 11, 2008

I mentioned earlier that we have been working on a monthly newsletter. It is sent out at the beginning of each month. I’m happy to say that we now have a system in place to accomplish this every month. Here is August’s and July‘s newsletters. If you’d like to get next month’s in your inbox, email me: Jordan(at)jordancrouch(dot)com.

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August Events

Posted by Jordan Crouch on August 1, 2008

Every month I try to list most of the real estate events in the Seattle area. I won’t be going to all of them, but its nice to a have a list to pick from. Below is the list for August. Also see the Events tab at the top of this page.

Aug 7 – REAPS North

Aug 12 – Belden Lunch

Aug 14 – ICSC – Pacific NW Idea Exchange

Aug 14 – NWRIA Social

Aug 15 – RHA-PS – Rental Property Owners Meet Up

Aug 15 – IREM – Diamond Jubilee Run

Aug 21 – YPN Networking

Aug 21 – NWRIA Meeting

Aug 26 – Belden Social

Aug 28 – ULI

Aug 28 – REAPS

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