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Mortgage Rates in U.S. Drop to Lowest Levels of 2017 in May

Mortgage Rates in U.S. Drop to Lowest Levels of 2017 in May

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average mortgage rates hitting their lowest mark of the year in Mid-May 2017. 30-year mortgage rate fell 7 basis points this week. Read More »


Foreign Buyers, Immigrants to Drive Bigger Share of Future U.S. Home Sales

Foreign Buyers, Immigrants to Drive Bigger Share of Future U.S. Home Sales

Changing demographics brought forth by immigration and growing interest from foreigners are positioned to bolster home sales activity and prices. Read More »

Residential Rents Growing Faster in Suburbs than Urban Areas in U.S.

Residential Rents Growing Faster in Suburbs than Urban Areas in U.S.

Renters are starting to look for cheaper housing options outside downtown cores, prompting rent payments to rise faster in the suburbs than in urban areas. Read More »

Orlando, Tampa Ranked Top Two Markets in U.S. for First-Time Homebuyers

Orlando, Tampa Ranked Top Two Markets in U.S. for First-Time Homebuyers

According to Zillow, first-time homebuyers in the U.S. will have better luck in the Southeast if they are looking for a more affordable home. Read More »


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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 May 26, 2017 8:00 AM ET

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Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey for the first week of May 2017 is reporting the 30-year mortgage rate is still hovering around 4 percent for the fourth consecutive week.

Zillow Group announced this week the launch of RealEstate.com, a new consumer real estate website tailored to first-time home buyers, many of whom are millennials.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), the average U.S. mortgage rate rose for the first time in five weeks in late April 2017.

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,

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.

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 Zillow, monthly housing rent is a bigger financial burden for people living in predominantly black or Hispanic neighborhoods than it is in white neighborhoods.

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.

According to a new report issued this week by Zillow and LinkedIn, there's a good reason thousands of technology workers are flocking to Seattle: the math works out.

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.

Almost half of millennial homeowners in the U.S. now live in the suburbs, and the majority stay in the same city when they buy a home.

According to a new survey from Zillow Group Mortgages, the majority (53 percent) of current U.S. home shoppers consider rising interest rates to be among the top factors impacting their ability to purchase a home.

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 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.

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

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.


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