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U.S. Foreclosures Down to Lowest Levels Since 2008

U.S. Foreclosures Down to Lowest Levels Since 2008

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. Read More »


Multifamily Demand Rising From Rising Age of First Marriages in U.S.

Multifamily Demand Rising From Rising Age of First Marriages in U.S.

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

Property Taxes for U.S. Homes Tops Over $304 Billion in 2018

Property Taxes for U.S. Homes Tops Over $304 Billion in 2018

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. Read More »

U.S. Home Sales Roar Back in February, Up 11.8 Percent

U.S. Home Sales Roar Back in February, Up 11.8 Percent

According to the National Association of Realtors, existing-home sales in the U.S. rebounded strongly in February 2019, experiencing the largest month-over-month gain since December 2015. Read More »


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Cap Maison Resort - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

Cap Maison Resort - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

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Last Updated April 11, 2019 9:00 AM ET

Houston Property News

According to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, U.S. builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes held steady at 62 in March 2019.

Despite nearly 1 billion square feet of new inventory delivered in the past three years, there was no slowing down the U.S. industrial market in the fourth quarter of 2018.

According to Knight Frank's London Report, London retained its title as the world's top destination for investment in commercial real estate in 2018.

Sales of new homes in all four major U.S. regions significantly declined in the last two months of 2018. The year-over-year trend was especially drastic in the Northeast, where new-home sales fell by 16.1 percent in December.

The National Association of Home Builders is reporting this week that U.S. home builder confidence for newly-built single-family homes fell four points to 56 in December 2018, based on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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