According to the Florida Association of Realtors, Florida's housing market reported slightly more new listings and higher median prices during the first quarter of 2018.
U.S. builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market remained strong in the fourth quarter of 2017 with a reading of 71, up 12 points from the previous quarter. This is the highest reading since the inception of the index in 2008.
Preliminary property loss estimates in Florida from Hurricane Irma, total insured and uninsured loss for both residential and commercial properties, including damage from both flood and wind, is estimated to be between $42.5 billion and $65 billion.
According to Irvine, Ca-based CoreLogic, an estimated 8,456,455 residential and commercial properties in Florida are at either "Extreme," "Very High" or "High" risk of wind damage from Hurricane Irma.
According to new consumer spending analysis from the National Association of Home Builders, newly minted homeowners are helping drive a healthy U.S. economy. In their first year of ownership.
According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate in the U.S. dropped to a new 2017 low in late June.
According to Zillow, first-time homebuyers in the U.S. will have better luck in the Southeast if they are looking for a more affordable home.
The potential exposure to residential property damage from hurricane-driven storm surge flooding is very significant as Hurricane Matthew makes its way toward the U.S. Atlantic Coast today.
STR is reporting this week that their Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index increased 0.9% in August to close the month at 3,349. Year to date, the index is up 8.2%. The Hotel Brand sub-index reported a 1.5% increase to 4,366 in August.
According to the National Association of Realtors, U.S. pending home sales expanded in most of the country in July 2016, and reached their second highest reading in over a decade. Only the Midwest saw a dip in contract activity last month.
According to the National Association of Realtors, pending home sales in the U.S. were mostly unmoved in June. Increases in the Northeast and Midwest were offset by declines in the South and West.
Sales of newly built, single-family homes in the U.S. rose 3.5 percent in June 2016 from an upwardly revised May 2016 reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000 units.
According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 24, 2016, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 2.6 percent from one week earlier.
268,000 U.S. homeowners regained positive equity in Q1 2016, bringing the total number of mortgaged residential properties with equity at the end of Q1 2016 to approximately 46.7 million.
According to Irvine, Ca-based RealtyTrac's First Quarter 2016 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, foreclosure activity in the U.S. was below pre-recession levels in 78 out of 216 U.S. metropolitan statistical areas (36 percent).
According to Irvine, Ca based CoreLogic, distressed sales, which include real estate-owned properties (REOs) and short sales, accounted for 9.7 percent of total home sales nationally in September 2015.
Technology firms and start-ups aren't just exploring new U.S. markets, and they're starting to plant roots.
Irvine, Ca based CoreLogic is reporting this week that distressed property sales in the U.S. accounted for 9.4 percent of total home sales nationally in June 2015.