U.S. homebuilder confidence dipped three points in April 2017 to a level of 68 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index,
Mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 6.7 percent compared to March 2016. Compared to February 2017, applications increased by 23 percent relative to the previous month.
According to Freddie Mac, more U.S. home renters are optimistic about their financial situations and expect to stay where they are even if their rents increased.
With the migration of many millennials to urban environments, some commercial real estate industry observers are less than bullish when it comes to suburban office product.
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).
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.
Not only was Super Bowl 51 a big win for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, it was a big win for the city of Houston itself.
Excessive regulations, rising mortgage interest rates and ongoing home price appreciation pushed housing affordability in the fourth quarter of 2016 to its lowest point since the third quarter of 2008.
According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average 30-year and 15-year fixed mortgage rates rising for the first time in 2017.
According to JLL's new 2017 Data Center Outlook, the public's obsession with online video binge-watching is just one of the factors helping the data center industry flourish worldwide.
According to the National Association of Realtors, existing-home sales closed out 2016 as the best year in a decade, even as sales declined in December as the result of ongoing affordability tensions and historically low supply levels.
U.S. commercial real estate executives are especially bullish on industrial, infrastructure and multi-family asset classes in 2017.
The outlook in 2017 for U.S. commercial real estate capital markets continues to be favorable.
Fueled by a growing economy, solid employment gains and rising household formations, single-family housing production in the U.S. will continue on a gradual, upward trajectory in 2017.
More than 103 million Americans--the most on record--are expected to travel for the year-end holidays. This represents a 1.5 percent increase.
According to the National Association of Realtors, a big surge in the Northeast and a smaller gain in the South pushed U.S. existing-home sales up in November 2016 for the third consecutive month.
The impact of the Federal Reserve's decision this week to raise the Federal Funds Rate by 0.25 percent on all U.S. real estate markets and sectors could be significant in 2017.
Existing-home sales in the U.S. are forecast to muster only a small gain in 2017 because of increasing mortgage rates and shrinking consumer confidence that now is a good time to buy a home.