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  • punbr punbr Oct 31, 2009 4:22 AM Flag

    Anyone see the news that turned CRE this afternoon?

    Would appreciate comments from bulls and bears on this story and comments. Will new FED policy change or significantly delay CRE problems?

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    • There's an article by K. Denninger on this (Oct 31st)......

      ".....I am speaking of the notion that went up the flagpole on allowing banks to refinance commercial real estate loans at more than 100% LTV - and having this "overlooked" by regulators."

      an excerpt....
      ".. The guidelines, released on Friday by agencies including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., the Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, provide guidance for bank examiners and financial institutions working with commercial property owners who are "experiencing diminished operating cash flows, depreciated collateral values, or prolonged delays in selling or renting commercial properties."

      Their comment?

      "Financial institutions that implement prudent [commercial real estate] loan workout arrangements after performing a comprehensive review of a borrower's financial condition will not be subject to criticism for engaging in these efforts," the agencies said in a policy statement."

      Looks like the govt. plans to bailout CRE no matter what. Sweet!

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