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U.S. Mortgage Bankers Closed Record $530 Billion in Commercial, Multifamily Loans in 2017

U.S. Mortgage Bankers Closed Record $530 Billion in Commercial, Multifamily Loans in 2017

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


Record 64 Million Americans Now Live in Multigenerational Households

Record 64 Million Americans Now Live in Multigenerational Households

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

U.S. Homes Hourly Appreciation Rate Higher Than Hourly Minimum Wage in Half the Country

U.S. Homes Hourly Appreciation Rate Higher Than Hourly Minimum Wage in Half the Country

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. Read More »

California Housing Market Bounces Back in February

California Housing Market Bounces Back in February

According to the California Association of Realtors, led by the San Francisco Bay region, California home sales registered healthy gains in February 2018 on both a monthly and annual basis after January's weak start. Read More »


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Golfito Marina Village & Resort - (Costa Rica)

Golfito Marina Village & Resort - (Costa Rica)

Costa Rica's Newest Luxury Superyacht Destination Now Under Construction Read More »

Last Updated April 16, 2018 8:05 AM ET

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According to CBRE's newly released Global Investor Intentions Survey 2018, commercial real estate investors worldwide are planning more acquisitions in 2018 compared to last year, with industrial and logistics the most targeted asset class.

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.

A prolonged period of U.S. economic growth, as well as tax cuts and favorable regulatory changes, means that commercial real estate investors are more positive going into 2018 than they were at the start of last year.

According to the National Association of Home Builders latest Multifamily Production Index, a gain of seven points to 53 in the fourth quarter of 2017 was recorded.

According to the California Association of Realtors, after hitting a 10-year low in third-quarter 2017, slightly lower home prices and steady mortgage rates allowed more Californians to purchase a home in the fourth quarter of 2017.

According to new Redfin research, wildfires threaten $1.5 trillion worth of homes in the United States, representing a disproportionately large portion (7.7 percent) of all U.S. housing values.

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.

According to the National Association of Realtors, existing U.S. home sales subsided in most of the country in December, but 2017 as a whole edged up 1.1 percent and ended up being the best year for sales in 11 years.

According to the California Association of Realtors, amid the lowest housing inventory levels in more than 13 years, California existing home sales still eked out a year-over-year gain, while the median sales price posted a solid annual increase.

The National Association of Home Builders reported this past week their NAHB Remodeling Market Index posted a reading of 60 in the fourth quarter of 2017, up three points from the previous quarter and only the second time since 2001 the reading has reached 60.

According to Zillow, the total value of all homes in the United States in early January 2018 is now $31.8 trillion after gaining $2 trillion in 2017. The cumulative value of the U.S. housing market grew at its fastest annual pace.

According to the American Institute of Architects, even with the uncertainty related to recently signed tax reform legislation that likely will have a mixed effect on the construction industry, design services at architecture firms remains in high demand.

California Realtors are not happy with the GOP's most recent version of the tax reform bill now up for vote this week. "The final tax reform bill released punishes homeowners and weakens homeownership"

Strong international investor appetite for logistics real estate fueled by e-commerce growth and demand for last-mile logistics, combined with an abundance of institutional capital in the global market, is driving increased investment...

A total of 86,242 homes in Ventura and Los Angeles counties with a combined reconstruction cost value (RCV) of $27.7 billion are at some level of risk from the Thomas, Rye and Creek Wildfires.

California's home sales lost momentum in October 2017 to post the first back-to-back annual sales decline in more than a year as a stubbornly low supply of available homes for sale continued to plague the market.

San Francisco, which has been the nation's least affordable housing market for nearly five years, was supplanted by Los Angeles in the third quarter of 2017.

According to the California Association of Realtors, California pending home sales dwindled for the third consecutive month in September 2017, suggesting that the housing market will slow as the end of the year winds down.


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