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Top 5 U.S. Housing Markets Buyers Most Likely to Move Revealed

Top 5 U.S. Housing Markets Buyers Most Likely to Move Revealed

The U.S. housing markets with the highest pre-mover indices during the third quarter of 2017 were Colorado Springs, Colorado; Manchester-Nashua, New Hampshire; Chicago, Illinois; Washington, D.C.; and Nashville, Tennessee. Read More »


Homeowner Equity in U.S. Increased $871 Billion in Q3

Homeowner Equity in U.S. Increased $871 Billion in Q3

U.S. homeowners with mortgages (roughly 63 percent of all homeowners) have collectively seen their equity increase 11.8 percent year over year, representing a gain of $870.6 billion since Q3 2016. Read More »

86,000 Homes in Southern California at Risk from Wildfires

86,000 Homes in Southern California at Risk from Wildfires

A total of 86,242 homes in Ventura and Los Angeles counties with a combined reconstruction cost value (RCV) of $27.7 billion are at some level of risk from the Thomas, Rye and Creek Wildfires. Read More »

Mortgage Applications Uptick in December

Mortgage Applications Uptick in December

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending December 1, 2017, U.S. mortgage applications increased 4.7 percent from one week earlier. The prior week's results included an adjustment for the Thanksgiving holiday. Read More »


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Golfito Marina Village & Resort - (Costa Rica)

Golfito Marina Village & Resort - (Costa Rica)

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The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors is reporting this week that local home prices continued to cool down heading into the holidays, though home prices and sales are still up from one year ago.

According to CoreLogic's latest U.S. Home Price Index and Forecast for October 2017, home prices nationwide are up both year over year and month over month.

According to Zillow, rising U.S. housing rents are eating up an increasingly large share of American incomes, costing the typical renter $2,000 per year.

Shopping centers of the future will become just 'centers' by reinventing themselves as mixed-use destinations and adding healthcare, educational and leisure uses.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate inched lower in the U.S> in late November 2017. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate fell two basis points to 3.9 percent in this week's survey.

pending U.S. home sales rebounded strongly in October 2017 following three straight months of diminishing activity, but still continued their recent slide of falling behind year ago levels. All major regions except for the West saw an increase in contract signings last month.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 24, 2017, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 3.1 percent from one week earlier.

U.S. housing inventory constraints have fueled a sharp rise in prices and made it difficult for buyers to gain a foothold in the market. But that is expected to change next year as part of broader and continued housing market improvements.

Sales of newly built, single-family U.S. homes in October 2017 rose 6.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 685,000 units from a downwardly revised September 2017 reading.

The U.S. delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties increased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.88 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the third quarter of 2017.

The American Automobile Association (AAA) is estimating that 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over last year.

According to the National Association of Realtors, existing-home sales in the U.S. increased in October 2017 to their strongest pace since earlier this summer, but continual supply shortages led to fewer closings on an annual basis for the second straight month.

Nationwide U.S. housing starts rose 13.7 percent in October 2017 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.29 million units after a slight upward revision to the September reading.

According to Transwestern's Third-Quarter 2017 Office Market Report, after decades of stagnation, asking rents for office space in New Jersey are steadily rising and nearing an all-time high.

California's home sales lost momentum in October 2017 to post the first back-to-back annual sales decline in more than a year as a stubbornly low supply of available homes for sale continued to plague the market.

The retail industry of 2030 will provide tailored experiences for individual customers across any channel, at any place and at any time using data analytics and new technology. These changes will have a profound impact on the global retail property sector as well.

In the U.S., home builder confidence rose two points to a level of 70 in November 2017 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This was the highest report since March, and the second highest on record since July 2005.

NAHB chairman Granger MacDonald issued the following statement on the House passage of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act today:


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