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Top 5 Western Vacation Ranches In America Revealed!

Top 5 Western Vacation Ranches In America Revealed!

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New Home Sales in U.S. Spike 6.1 Percent in February

New Home Sales in U.S. Spike 6.1 Percent in February

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau, sales of newly built, single-family homes continued to expand, rising 6.1 percent in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000 units. Read More »

U.S. Home Sales Slip in February

U.S. Home Sales Slip in February

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Independent Mortgage Banks' Loan Profits in U.S. Plummet in Late 2016

Independent Mortgage Banks' Loan Profits in U.S. Plummet in Late 2016

Independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks reported a net gain of $575 on each loan they originated in the fourth quarter of 2016. Read More »


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Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay

Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay

The town of Safety Harbor is a secret little hideaway known as the Jewel of Tampa Bay. Safety Harbor is neighbored by the major city of Clearwater, Florida. Read More »

Last Updated March 24, 2017 9:04 AM ET

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According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 10, 2017, mortgage applications increased 3.1 percent from one week earlier.

Nationwide U.S. housing starts rose 3 percent in February from an upwardly revised January reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.288 million units.

According to a new report issued this week by Zillow and LinkedIn, there's a good reason thousands of technology workers are flocking to Seattle: the math works out.

According to ATTOM Data Solutions February 2017 Foreclosure Activity Report, U.S. foreclosure activity has significantly slowed in the last 17 months. Overall foreclosure activity in February dropped to a new 11-year low, the lowest since November 2005.

On the heels of yesterday's decision by the Federal Reserve to raise short-term interest rates by 25-basis points, yet while expected, many in the real estate industry around the world still took notice.

The NAHB is reporting this week that U.S. home builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes jumped six points to a level of 71 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Builder Application Survey, U.S. mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 2.2 percent compared to February 2016.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's most recent Commercial/Multifamily Delinquency Report, delinquency rates for commercial and multifamily mortgage loans remained low in the fourth quarter of 2016.

According to CoreLogic, U.S. homeowners with mortgages (roughly 63 percent of all U.S. homeowners) saw their equity increase by a total of $783 billion in 2016, an increase of 11.7 percent.

Last Friday's U.S. jobs report drew quick reaction from the real estate industry. The National Association of Realtors Chief Economist Lawrence Yun made the following comments on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' February 2017 jobs report:

The prospect of increased U.S. economic growth combined with less regulation, means that investor sentiment for commercial real estate investment is marginally more positive than last year.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate in the U.S. hit their highest mark of 2017. The 10-year Treasury yield rose about 10 basis points this week. For the first time in weeks.

According to ATTOM Data Solutions' 2016 Year-End U.S. Home Flipping Report, 193,009 single family homes and condos in the U.S. were flipped -- sold in an arms-length transfer for the second time within a 12-month period -- in 2016, up 3.1 percent from 2015.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 3, 2017, mortgage applications increased 3.3 percent from one week earlier.

According to CoreLogic's latest Home Price Index for January 2017, U.S. home prices are up both year over year and month over month. Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased year over year by 6.9 percent in January 2017 compared with January 2016

According to STR, the Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index increased 0.7% in February 2017, closing the month at 3,750. Through the first two months of 2017, the index was up 1.3%. Hotel stocks underperformed the broader indices in February as industry trends remained sluggish.

An improving U.S. economy, multiple years of strong job growth and the notable increase in home values in most markets fueled a greater share of purchases.

Ten percent, or $175.9 billion, of $1.7 trillion of outstanding commercial and multifamily mortgages held by non-bank lenders and investors will mature in 2017.


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