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International Home Buyer Activity Slides in U.S., Down 21 Percent

International Home Buyer Activity Slides in U.S., Down 21 Percent

Rising home prices and low inventory led to a decline in foreign home purchases in the United States. Total international sales totaled $121 billion during April 2017 to March 2018, a 21 percent decline from the previous 12-month period, according to an annual survey from the National Association of Realtors. Read More »


U.S. Housing Market Experiencing Increased Price Cuts Nationwide

U.S. Housing Market Experiencing Increased Price Cuts Nationwide

The percentage of U.S. home listings with price cuts is greater now than a year ago in two-thirds of the nation's largest housing markets. Read More »

New U.S. Visa Restrictions Make Having Second Passport More Valuable

New U.S. Visa Restrictions Make Having Second Passport More Valuable

There are good reasons why citizens of many countries should, and indeed, have a right to acquire a second citizenship, particularly in a new country where taxes are reasonable. Read More »

U.S. Builder Confidence Still Robust in August

U.S. Builder Confidence Still Robust in August

U.S. builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes edged down one point to a solid 67 reading in August 2018 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index . Read More »


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Brand New Residences Bring Modern Luxury Living to Paradise Island Bahamas

Brand New Residences Bring Modern Luxury Living to Paradise Island Bahamas

In the heart of breathtaking Paradise Island adjacent to Nassau, Bahamas, a very rare residential opportunity will soon be available. Opportunities like this are extremely limited on this 685 acre island paradise. Read More »

Last Updated August 17, 2018 12:10 PM ET

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According to Transwestern's second-quarter 2018 national office market report, continued improvement in the U.S. office sector was due in large part to a strong jobs market with remarkably low overall unemployment of 3.9 percent, and a 1.6 percent annual growth rate in office-using employment.

According to Zillow, one of the defining characteristics of the U.S. housing market in 2018 is the lack of available inventory, and much of this scarcity can be traced back to the lack of building following the bubble's burst.

According to Redfin, luxury home prices in the U.S. rose 5.2 percent year over year to an average of $1.9 million in the second quarter of 2018. This is lower growth than in the first quarter, when prices were up 7.3 percent.

According to Florida Realtors, the second-quarter of 2018 saw increased sales, higher median prices and more new listings across a number of Florida's housing markets.

Property listings portal Zillow is now reporting that over the next year, 23 more cities across the U.S. will make Zillow's "$1 Million City List," defined as a city with a median home value of $1 million or more.

According to the National Association of Home Builders / Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index, rising U.S. home prices and interest rates pushed housing affordability to a 10-year low in the second quarter of 2018.

According to Freddie Mac most recent Primary Mortgage Market Survey, U.S. mortgage rates were mostly unchanged the first week of August 2018, but did ease up slightly.

According to the National Association of Realtors, amidst staggeringly low inventory levels in much of the country during the second quarter of 2018, existing-homes sales cooled and home prices maintained their robust level of appreciation.

According to the Miami Association of Realtors, Miami-Dade County existing condominium sales surged 5.6 percent in 2Q 2018 as median prices for all properties rose for the 26th consecutive quarter.

According to the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors, local home prices are leveling off this summer as the housing supply has stopped shrinking but still remains tight.

Based on a new report by the Orlando Regional Realtor Association, the inventory of homes available for purchase in the Orlando area in July 2018 displayed its greatest percentage of decrease yet in 2018

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, U.S. mortgage rates in early August 2018 jumped to their fourth highest level of the year. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage drifted up for the second consecutive week to 4.60 percent.

U.S. markets where residential land use has the strictest regulations, and which often struggle to accommodate new housing, strong job growth, is also associated with a much larger increase in home values.

U.S. homebuilder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market continued to be in positive territory in the second quarter of 2018.The HMI index increased one point to 67.

According to a new report by global real estate consultant CBRE, the U.S. commercial real estate lending market remains robust in 2018, despite financial market volatility and heightened trade tensions.

According to he Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 27, 2018, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 2.6 percent from one week earlier,

According to the National Association of Realtors, U.S. pending home sales increased in all four major regions in June 2018, but overall activity lagged year ago levels for the sixth straight month.

According to Freddie Mac's July 2018 Housing Forecast, exceptionally low housing supply and weaker affordability slowed the housing market in the first half of 2018, but total sales activity should still slightly top year-ago levels.


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