Jacob Passy, Moneyish

Jacob Passy


New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Jacob:

‘It is just a road that could take several years.’ Prospects for a quick privatization of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac dim following Mnuchin comments

In an appearance on Capitol Hill this week, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin emphasized that Fannie and Freddie should have ‘appropriate capital’ before ending government control. → Read More

The Legally Murky Eviction of a North Carolina Single Mother—Despite the CDC’s Moratorium

Thousands of evictions are moving forward across the country, even though the CDC has ostensibly banned them. → Read More

5 items NOT to buy during Black Friday

Some Black Friday sales may be available all month long, but that doesn’t mean all deals are worth it. → Read More

Is it possible to shop safely this Black Friday? Experts weigh in

As COVID-19 cases increase across the country, many Americans are wondering how safe it is to shop in person this holiday season. → Read More

Existing-Home Sales Soar Despite Record-Low Inventory

Home sales hit the highest level in 15 years, but affordability remains a concern moving forward. → Read More

New-home construction surges to post-Great Recession high in October, driven by rise in single-family starts

Americans are looking to buy homes in the suburbs, but construction firms can’t keep pace with demand. → Read More

Home Builder Confidence Surges to New Record High as Sales Volume Grows

The construction industry’s outlook improved again in November, according to research from a trade group released Monday. → Read More

How safe is flying during COVID? 5 questions to ask before getting on a plane

New research suggests that traveling by plane may be safer than visiting a grocery store, but travelers need to be aware of the risks. → Read More

What a Biden Administration Will Mean for Housing-Finance Reform

The Trump administration has pursued the recapitalization of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but a Biden administration will likely have different goals. → Read More

Mortgage rates fall to another record low as election outcome remains uncertain

Rising home prices are cutting sharply into the savings that home buyers can expect thanks to lower interest rates. → Read More

Cruises from the U.S. can begin sailing again — but be ready for shorter voyages, multiple COVID tests and no more buffets

While the cruise industry can start to take steps to reopen, the CDC's final approval could take months to receive. → Read More

‘We want to work for ourselves and achieve that American Dream’: Why polls got the ‘Latino vote’ so wrong

As the U.S. sorts through election results, some question the usefulness of categorizing voters as ‘Latino.’ → Read More

‘It’s not a natural disaster. It’s an election’ — Americans are stocking up on cash, gas and food to prep for possible Election Day unrest

‘My son's safety is my first priority and I never would have thought that a presidential election would cause me to fear for his safety,’ one woman said. → Read More

I have nearly $600,000 in student debt after getting four college degrees. Can I still buy a home?

The coronavirus pandemic has complicated the process mortgage lenders use to underwrite home loans for people with student debt. → Read More

As Pending Home Sales Fall in September, Concerns Emerge About a Housing Rebound

The housing market is still on track to see more sales in 2020 compared with last year, but the pace of the market’s recovery could be slowing. → Read More

New Home Sales Dip Slightly in September, but Remain Strong Going Into Fall

The market for new homes typically cools in the fall, but sales are still running well ahead of last year’s pace. → Read More

Existing-Home Sales Soared in September—7 in 10 Homes Sold in Less Than a Month

As the pandemic continues, the risk of a prolonged economic downturn could cause some buyers to rethink making a big purchase, especially given rising home prices. → Read More

Landlords are still evicting tenants even though there’s a national ban on evictions — how renters can protect themselves

MarketWatch is answering reader questions about the CDC's nationwide moratorium on evictions. → Read More

New-Home Construction Rises Modestly in September, Driven by a Northeast Building Boom

While single-family housing starts have improved, the multifamily sector is struggling, the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau shows. → Read More

Trump has faced a decade-long tax audit — here’s how long IRS audits usually take and who is more likely to get audited

President Trump described his audit as ‘very routine,’ but legal experts say it is quite unusual. → Read More