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Home Sellers in U.S. Averaged $57,500 in Price Gains in Q1

Home Sellers in U.S. Averaged $57,500 in Price Gains in Q1

U.S. homeowners who sold in the first quarter of 2019 realized an average price gain of $57,500 since purchase, representing an average 31.5 percent return on the purchase price. Read More »


U.S. New Home Sales Rise in March

U.S. New Home Sales Rise in March

Sales of newly built, single-family homes in the U.S. rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 692,000 units in March 2019. This is the highest sales pace since November 2017. Read More »

Palm Beach Luxury Condo Sales Up in March, Yet Home Sales Down

Palm Beach Luxury Condo Sales Up in March, Yet Home Sales Down

According to the Miami Association of Realtors, Palm Beach County luxury $1-million-and-up condominium sales increased again in March 2019. Read More »

Silicon Valley's Office, R&D Markets Off to Slow Start in 2019

Silicon Valley's Office, R&D Markets Off to Slow Start in 2019

According to Cushman & Wakefield's latest Silicon Valley's Office and R&D sector report, Silicon Valley's tech space is off to a sluggish start in 2019, after having combined for a robust 2.85 million square feet (msf) of occupancy growth in 2018 -- largely stemming from the office sector. 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 April 25, 2019 8:02 AM ET

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Existing-home sales retreated in the U.S. in March 2019, following February's surge of sales. Each of the four major U.S. regions saw a drop-off in sales, with the Midwest enduring the largest decline last month.

Independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks in the U.s. made an average profit of $367 on each loan they originated in 2018, down from $711 per loan in 2017.

Foreign property investors made $14.4 billion worth of U.S. industrial real estate acquisitions in 2018, up a whopping 152% year-over-year due to several large entity-level deals and 29% above the average volume since 2015.

According to a new data released this week today from The American Institute of Architects (AIA), following consistently increasing demand for design services for over two years, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) dipped into negative territory in March 2019.

Based on the Mortgage Bankers Association's newly released Builder Application Survey for March 2019, U.S. mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 7 percent compared to a year ago. Compared to February 2019, applications increased by 19 percent. This change does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patterns.

According to the California Association of Realtors, lower interest rates in more than a year have boosted California's housing market and kept home sales level in March 2019, after an exceptionally strong performance the previous month.

Mortgage bankers in the U.S. closed a record $573.9 billion in commercial, multifamily loans in 2018.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, U.S. mortgage rates rose modestly this 2nd week of April 2019, with the 30-year fixed-rate averaging 4.12 percent. Rates moved up slightly this week while mortgage applications decreased following last week's jump in rates.

A total of 161,875 U.S. properties with a foreclosure filing during the first quarter of 2019, down 23 percent from the previous quarter and down 15 percent from a year ago to the lowest level since Q1 2008.

Home sellers in the United States spend $20,851 on average to sell their homes. This includes closing costs, but also the improvements and other projects made when people are preparing their homes for sale.

According to the newly released 2018 Profile of International Home Buyers Report by the Miami Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors, foreign buyer activity in South Florida had a significant 23 percent spike in 2018.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 5, 2019, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 5.6 percent from one week earlier.

According to new research from CBRE, the average age of U.S. adults at their first marriages has risen to historical highs.

According to new research prepared by the Mortgage Bankers Association, the following firms were the top commercial/multifamily mortgage originators in 2018:

The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors is reporting this week that local home prices inched back up to the $300,000 mark in March 2019 while fewer properties changed hands and more homes were on the market than one year ago.

The National Association of Realtors is reporting this week that one in six Gen Xers purchased a multi-generational home, overtaking younger boomers as the generation most likely to do so; with 52 percent of those Gen X buyers indicating that they did so because their adult children have either moved back or never left home.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, U.S. mortgage rates held steady in the first week of April 2019, after seeing major drops last week. Purchase mortgage application demand saw the second highest weekly increase over the last year.

According to ATTOM Data Solutions 2018 property tax analysis of more than 87 million U.S. single family homes, property taxes levied on single family homes in 2018 totaled $304.6 billion, up 4 percent from $293.4 billion in 2017.


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