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Post Trump Election Victory, U.S. Home Sales Take Off in January

Post Trump Election Victory, U.S. Home Sales Take Off in January

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), existing-home sales enjoyed a very fast start in 2017, Read More »


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 »

Residential Mortgage Delinquencies Increase in U.S.

Residential Mortgage Delinquencies Increase in U.S.

The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit U.S. residential properties increased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.80 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the fourth quarter of 2016. Read More »

U.S. Mortgage Rates Remain in Holding Pattern in Mid-February

U.S. Mortgage Rates Remain in Holding Pattern in Mid-February

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average U.S. mortgage rate stayed within a two basis point range for the third straight week. Read More »


Global Property Spotlight

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 February 23, 2017 7:59 AM ET

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A brisk fourth quarter sales pace pushed available U.S. housing supply to record lows and caused price appreciation to slightly speed up in the final three months of 2016.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Mortgage Credit Availability Index, U.S. mortgage credit availability increased in January 2017.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average 30-year mortgage rate held steady after rising last week. The 10-year Treasury yield fell 5 basis points this week following a tepid advance estimate of fourth-quarter GDP.

Global real estate consultant CBRE expects Tokyo Grade A office rents to peak in Q3 2017 before entering a period of gradual correction.

The National Association of Realtors Chief Economist Lawrence Yun issued the following statement in reaction to this past Friday's U.S. Department of Commerce report on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the fourth quarter of 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.

U.S. mortgage applications increased 4.0 percent from one week earlier. This week's results included an adjustment for the MLK Day holiday. The Market Composite Index increased 4.0 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier.

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.

The National Association of Home Builders is reporting this week that U.S. builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes remained on firm ground in January 2017.

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.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average U.S. mortgage rate moved lower for the second consecutive week in January 2017.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending January 6, 2017, mortgage applications increased 5.8 percent from one week earlier.

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.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Mortgage Credit Availability Index ('MCAI'), U.S. mortgage credit availability increased in December 2016.

According to global commercial real estate consultant Cushman & Wakefield's latest U.S. Macro Forecast; following a turbulent year in 2016, the U.S. economy and commercial property markets are positioned to perform well in 2017.


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