Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 10:21 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

As mortgage servicer Fannie Mae begins unloading foreclosed properties, Wall Street investors are preparing to buy in bulk. Private equity investors, hedge funds and broker-dealers are interested in purchasing pools of properties that include anywhere from 572 homes in the Atlanta area to 99 in Chicago, the Wall Street Journal reports. In all, 2,500 homes

Monday, January 09, 2012 5:52 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

A bulging pipeline is prompting the Obama administration to implement its plan to sell foreclosed properties in bulk to investors who will rent them out, potentially solving the problem of hundreds of thousands of vacant homes dragging down home values. According to CNBNC, the administration is close to announcing the pilot program, which is being