According to the National Association of Realtors, U.S. housing inventory increased and metro market prices rose at a slower pace in the fourth quarter of 2018. The national median existing single-family home price in the quarter was $257,600, up 4.0 percent from the fourth quarter of 2017 ($247,800).
According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's newly released its year-end ranking of commercial and multifamily mortgage servicers' volumes (as of December 31, 2018); Wells Fargo leads the national rankings, again.
According to ATTOM Data Solution's Year-End 2018 U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report, in the fourth quarter of 2018 over 14.5 million U.S. properties were equity rich -- where the combined estimated amount of loans secured by the property was 50 percent or less of the property's estimated market value.
Steady U.S. commercial real estate markets, along with equity and debt availability, are expected to keep commercial and multifamily mortgage originations roughly on par with the volumes seen the last two years.
Based on Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage in the U.S. fell to a 10-month low in early February 2019.
According to Daft.ie's latest quarterly Ireland Rental Report, while residential rents rose nationwide by an average of 9.8% in the year to December 2018.
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According to Knight Frank's London Report, London retained its title as the world's top destination for investment in commercial real estate in 2018.
According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, U.S. mortgage credit availability increased in January 2019, based on their latest Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI). The MCAI rose 2.3 percent to 179.0 in January.
According to Redfin, the average sale price for U.S. luxury homes nationwide rose 4.7 percent annually to an average of $1,772,000 in the fourth quarter of 2018. That's on par with the annual growth seen in the second quarter of last year and up from a 3.2 percent growth rate in the third quarter.
According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending January 18, 2019, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 2.7 percent from one week earlier.
Despite rising global uncertainty impacting Q4 investment, 2018 was the best year since 2007 for global commercial real estate markets, with volumes hitting $733 billion.
Based on a new report by the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors, the median price for existing single-family homes sold in Southern Nevada during January 2019 was an even $300,000.
According to CBRE, commercial lending activity in the U.S. was strong in the final quarter of 2018, despite recent equity market volatility.
Redfin is reporting this week that St. Louis is now the most affordable U.S. metro for millennials as of the end of 2018.
U.S. home sellers realized an average home price gain since purchase of $61,000 in 2018, up from $50,000 last year and up from $39,500 two years ago in 2016 to the highest level since 2006.
According to JLL, the overall office take-up in 2018 amounted to 1.39m sq. m, being flat year-over-year. Strong demand and low completions have led to growth of Class A and B+ rents, by 6.3% and 3.2% respectively over the course of last year.
According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau, sales of newly built, single-family homes rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 657,000 units in November 2018 after an upwardly revised October 2018 report.
According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, U.S. mortgage rates moved up slightly in late January 2019, after weeks of moderating. Purchase applications were down this week after soaring early in the year.
Global real estate consultant CBRE is reporting this week that retail real estate left behind by the retail industry's digital evolution can find new life as warehouses and e-commerce distribution centers.