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.
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.
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.
With the economy expected to continue growing, housing demand should remain strong and incrementally boost California's housing market in 2018
Substantial increase in sales dollar volume from Canadian buyers, foreign investment in U.S. residential real estate skyrocketed to a new record-high
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.
California pending home sales dropped from both the previous month and last year in November 2015, indicating that the robust sales registered in November will likely not be repeated in the months ahead.
The California Association of Realtors are reporting this week that California's existing home sales ticked up in September 2016 on a year-over-year basis for the first time in seven months.
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) recently released its mid-year ranking of commercial and multifamily mortgage servicers' volume as of mid-2016.
According to JLL and its latest Tech Office Outlook report, the U.S. tech sector growth continues to outpace the national economy in 2016 and is creating strong real estate conditions across the country.
According to the National Association of Realtors, U.S. pending home sales expanded in most of the country in July 2016, and reached their second highest reading in over a decade. Only the Midwest saw a dip in contract activity last month.
According to the California Association of Realtors, California statewide pending home sales continued to build momentum in July 2016, posting an increase from both the previous month and year.
Chinese investors dominated Asian outbound investment in the first half of 2016, accounting for 60%, or $16.1 billion, of total investment.
According to the California Association of Realtors, California statewide home sales stumbled in July 2016 as low inventories and eroding affordability dragged down the housing market.
Sales of newly built, single-family homes in the U.S. rose 3.5 percent in June 2016 from an upwardly revised May 2016 reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000 units.