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Builder Confidence in U.S. Dips in April

Builder Confidence in U.S. Dips in April

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, Read More »


Profits Jumped in 2016 for Independent Mortgage Bankers in U.S.

Profits Jumped in 2016 for Independent Mortgage Bankers in U.S.

Independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks in the U.S. made an average profit of $1,346 on each loan they originated in 2016, up from $1,189 per loan in 2015. Read More »

New Home Mortgage Applications in U.S. Jump in March

New Home Mortgage Applications in U.S. Jump in March

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. Read More »

Foreclosure Activity in Half U.S. Markets Now Below Pre-Market Crash Levels

Foreclosure Activity in Half U.S. Markets Now Below Pre-Market Crash Levels

According to ATTOM Data Solutions' Q1 and March 2017 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, which shows first quarter foreclosure activity was below pre-recession levels nationwide and in 102 out of 216 metropolitan statistical areas (47 percent) analyzed in the report. Read More »


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Grand Tetons Wonderland - (Driggs, Idaho)

Grand Tetons Wonderland - (Driggs, Idaho)

Huntsman Springs is golf and club community developed by Jon Huntsman, Sr. A place of serenity and beauty in the hitherto undeveloped Teton Valley of Western Idaho. Read More »

Last Updated April 18, 2017 8:00 AM ET

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According to a new U.S. second-home survey by the National Association of Realtors, last year's strongest pace of existing home sales in a decade included a sizeable drop in activity from vacation buyers and a jump from individual investors.

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.

According to CBRE Group, Inc., vacant space in the U.S. office market rose modestly during the first quarter of 2017 (Q1 2017) to 13.0 percent. The 10 basis points (bps) increase was attributable to increased office supply.

demand for U.S. commercial real estate assets from High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI) -- those with more than $1 million in liquid assets -- rose in 2016 to $10.3 billion. This marks the highest level since 2013.

The rapid growth of e-commerce fulfillment networks in recent years has resulted in a steady increase in the height and volume of warehouses and distribution centers.

According to CBRE's new released Global Investor Intentions Survey for 2017, stronger economic growth, the availability of debt capital, and a more positive outlook from investors is expected to drive global capital flows in 2017.

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.

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 the newly released Last Mile / City Logistics Report from CBRE, the rapid rise of e-commerce has driven the most disruptive movement to the industrial & logistics industry, transforming the way we think about industrial real estate.

Global property consultant Cushman & Wakefield announced this week that the U.S. industrial market nationwide absorbed 63.6 million square feet (MSF) of space in the fourth quarter of 2016.

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.

China has hit a record of $33 billion in overseas commercial and residential property investment in 2016, an increase of nearly 53 percent year-on-year.

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.

Home remodelers' average profit margins have increased since 2011, indicating they are running their businesses more efficiently as residential remodeling activity steadily improves.


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