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New Home Sales in U.S. Dive 9 Percent in October

New Home Sales in U.S. Dive 9 Percent in October

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, sales of newly built, single-family homes in the U.S. fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 544,000 units in October 2018, after an upwardly revised September report. Read More »


Houston Commercial Market Significantly Improved Post Hurricane Harvey and Oil Crisis

Houston Commercial Market Significantly Improved Post Hurricane Harvey and Oil Crisis

The city of Houston's commercial property markets and oil driven economy seem to have fully rebounded, post Hurricane Harvey and depressed oil prices last year. Read More »

Mortgage Applications Dip in Mid-November

Mortgage Applications Dip in Mid-November

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 9, 2018, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 3.2 percent from one week earlier. Read More »

Property Investors to Buy More Senior Housing in 2019

Property Investors to Buy More Senior Housing in 2019

According to the recently released CBRE U.S. Seniors Housing & Care Investor Survey, the appetite for senior housing acquisitions in the U.S. remains strong, with nearly two-thirds of investors planning to increase the size of their portfolios over the next 12 months. Read More »


Global Property Spotlight

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 December 13, 2018 8:12 AM ET

Houston Property News

According to Freddie Mac latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey for the first week of September 2018, U.S. mortgage rates jumped over the past week to a level not seen in over a month.

More than 1.5 million (1,527,433) loans secured by residential property were originated in Q2 2018, down 16 percent from the previous quarter.

According to new U.S. housing market research by Zillow, the combination of rising home prices and interest rates creates a doubly challenging environment for would-be home buyers, making monthly mortgage payments on even modestly priced homes more of a financial burden.

According to CBRE's latest U.S. Data Center Trends Report, demand from large cloud users has set the U.S. data center market on pace to break 2017's record leasing activity.

According to a new report by Transwestern on mass transit's influence on the U.S. office market, the national average rent in transit-accessible office buildings was 65 percent higher than the average market rent in early 2018.

According to a new report from the Mortgage Bankers Association, U.S. mortgage credit availability increased in June 2018. A decline in the MCAI indicates that lending standards are tightening, while increases in the index are indicative of loosening credit.

According to U.S. brokerage firm Redfin, few homebuyers are halting their searches in the wake of rising mortgage rates.

"After the Hurricane Harvey, the pace of home sales in Houston abruptly shifted, and the age of inventory increased from a year ago from September through February."

According to AAA, more than 41.5 million Americans will travel this 2018 Memorial Day weekend, nearly 5 percent more than last year and the most in more than a dozen years.

A strong rising demand for U.S. net-lease real estate led to $57.8 billion in investment volume in 2017 -- the second-highest annual total since CBRE began tracking 2002.

Major metropolitan office markets across the globe are seeing a significant increase in the adoption of "green" building certification programs.

U.S. commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers closed a record $530.1 billion of loans in 2017.

Over 64 million Americans live in multigenerational households, which is based on a report by the Pew Research Center, Washington, D.C.

According to Zillow, U.S. home values have been appreciating more per working hour than local minimum wage pays in about half of the nation's 50 largest cities.

First-time buyers in the U.S. looking for an affordable home may have the best luck in Florida.

Median home prices in U.S. zip codes in the highest 20 percent for environmental hazard risk appreciated at a faster pace than the overall U.S housing market over the past year.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, delinquency rates for U.S. mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties increased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.17 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the fourth quarter of 2017.

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.


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