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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 »


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 »

More U.S. Renters Putting Home Buying Plans on Hold in 2017

More U.S. Renters Putting Home Buying Plans on Hold in 2017

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. Read More »

Rental Affordability in U.S. is Worst in Minority Neighborhoods

Rental Affordability in U.S. is Worst in Minority Neighborhoods

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. Read More »


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Brand New Residences Bring Modern Luxury Living to Paradise Island Bahamas

Brand New Residences Bring Modern Luxury Living to Paradise Island Bahamas

In the heart of breathtaking Paradise Island adjacent to Nassau, Bahamas, a very rare residential opportunity will soon be available. Opportunities like this are extremely limited on this 685 acre island paradise. Read More »

Last Updated April 18, 2017 8:00 AM ET

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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.

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.

The impact of the Federal Reserve's decision this week to raise the Federal Funds Rate by 0.25 percent on all U.S. real estate markets and sectors could be significant in 2017.

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 Redfin, an estimated 2.7 million Americans faced a home eviction in 2015. Rising Housing Costs Precipitate Increases in Eviction Rates.

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.

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

According to the National Association of Realtors, existing-home sales in the U.S. ascended in October 2016 for the second straight month and eclipsed June's cyclical sales peak to become the highest annualized pace in nearly a decade.


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