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Shanthi Bharatwaj

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Shanthi Bharatwaj joined TheStreet in June 2010 after graduating from Columbia University with a master's degree in journalism. Previously, Shanthi worked as a financial analyst for a business newspaper in India covering the consumer sector and advising readers on their stocks and mutual fund portfolios. She also holds an MBA degree from The Institute for Financial Management and Research in India.


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5 Things Bank Investors Should Watch in January

By Shanthi Bharatwaj

Earnings kicks off next week, but there is plenty on the political and regulatory front.

11:09AM 01/06/14

Will It Be Easier to Get a Mortgage In 2014?

By Shanthi Bharatwaj

The mortgage industry is in for several changes in 2014, but the outlook for credit is starting to pick up.

01:26PM 01/03/14

Fannie, Freddie Regulator Extracts $8 Billion From Banks in 2013

By Shanthi Bharatwaj

The FHFA entered into settlements with seven financial institutions in 2013 over private-label securities sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the run-up to the financial crisis. It still has cases pending against 12 other banks.

01:38PM 01/02/14

Affordable Housing Takes Center Stage for 2014

By Shanthi Bharatwaj

As the cost of homeownership and renting soar, Washington is likely to focus on easing credit and improving affordability.

07:38AM 01/02/14

Home Prices Rose 13.6% Year-Over-Year in October, Fastest Since '06 (Update 1)

By Shanthi Bharatwaj

The widely followed Case-Shiller 20-City Composite Index showed growth year-over-year and month-to-month roughly in line with consensus estimates.

09:54AM 12/31/13

Pending Home Sales Edge Higher, Shy of Expectations

By Shanthi Bharatwaj

The number of contracts signed to purchase previously owned homes rose after five months of declines, but fell short of analysts' projections.

10:17AM 12/30/13

Home Price Gains Stalled In October

By Shanthi Bharatwaj

Home price gains slowed further in October, with several cities actually seeing a decline in values, according to the latest data from Lender Processing Services.

09:42AM 12/30/13

Sales of New Homes Remain Strong in November, Beat Expectations

By Shanthi Bharatwaj

Sales of newly built homes were at a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 464,000, against consensus estimates of 450,000. The Census Bureau also revises upward estimates for August, September and October.

10:34AM 12/24/13

Mortgage Applications Sink on Fed Taper Announcement

By Shanthi Bharatwaj

The latest mortgage application survey from the Mortgage Bankers Association showed a drop in both refinance and purchase applications, as borrowers reacted to the Fed's plan to taper bond purchases.

08:21AM 12/24/13

Investor Share of Home Purchases Continues to Tick Up

By Shanthi Bharatwaj

Investors accounted for 18.8% of all home purchases in November and are gaining share in the non-distressed home market.

11:46AM 12/23/13

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