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Housing Affordability in U.S. Hits Eight-Year Low

Housing Affordability in U.S. Hits Eight-Year Low

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. Read More »


2016 New Home Sales in U.S. Post Highest Yearly Total in 10 Years

2016 New Home Sales in U.S. Post Highest Yearly Total in 10 Years

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau, sales of newly built, single-family homes in the U.S. rose 12.2 percent annually in 2016 to 563,000 units, the highest yearly gain since 2007. Read More »

U.S. Industrial Market Enjoyed Record Pace in 2016

U.S. Industrial Market Enjoyed Record Pace in 2016

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. Read More »

Slower Growth Expected for U.S. Hotel Industry in 2017 and 2018

Slower Growth Expected for U.S. Hotel Industry in 2017 and 2018

According to STR and Tourism Economics' first forecast of 2017, the U.S. hotel industry is projected to see slower but steady growth through 2018. Read More »


Global Property Spotlight

Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay

Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay

The town of Safety Harbor is a secret little hideaway known as the Jewel of Tampa Bay. Safety Harbor is neighbored by the major city of Clearwater, Florida. Read More »

Last Updated February 20, 2017 8:04 AM ET

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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.

U.S. commercial real estate executives are especially bullish on industrial, infrastructure and multi-family asset classes in 2017.

According to a group of panelists at the recent National Association of Home Builders International Builders' Show in Orlando last week, the U.S. multifamily housing market will further be tapping on the brakes in 2017.

The outlook in 2017 for U.S. commercial real estate capital markets continues to be favorable.

According to new consumer research by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the average size of newly built homes decreased in 2016

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.

More than 103 million Americans--the most on record--are expected to travel for the year-end holidays. This represents a 1.5 percent increase.

According to the National Association of Realtors, a big surge in the Northeast and a smaller gain in the South pushed U.S. existing-home sales up in November 2016 for the third consecutive month.

Existing-home sales in the U.S. are forecast to muster only a small gain in 2017 because of increasing mortgage rates and shrinking consumer confidence that now is a good time to buy a home.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Commercial/Multifamily Delinquency Report, delinquency rates for commercial and multifamily mortgage loans remained low in the third quarter of 2016.

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and National Apartment Association (NAA) issued the following statement this week to congratulate Dr. Ben Carson.

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau, sales of newly built, single-family homes in the U.S. fell 1.9 percent in October 2016

Led by impressive gains in both single-family and multifamily production, nationwide U.S. housing starts surged 25.5 percent in October 2016 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.32 million units.

The National Association of Home Builders is reporting this week that U.S. builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes held steady in November 2016.

The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties decreased 14 basis points to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.52 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the third quarter of 2016.

The Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index decreased 0.8% in October 2016 to close the month at 3,108. Year to date, the index remains up 0.4%. Hotel stocks outperformed in October amid low investor expectations and rising interest rates.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average U.S. fixed mortgage rate moved higher in early November.


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