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If California Splits Into 3 States in November Ballot, Housing Markets Get Altered

If California Splits Into 3 States in November Ballot, Housing Markets Get Altered

According to ATTOM Data Solutions recent analysis of what California's housing market would look like if the state is split into three new states per a proposal that has qualified for the state's November 2018 ballot. Read More »


New Home Mortgage Applications Dive 8.8 Percent in June

New Home Mortgage Applications Dive 8.8 Percent in June

U.S. mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased 8.8 percent compared to June 2017. Compared to May 2018, applications decreased by 12 percent. This change does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patterns. Read More »

Upward Climb of Hong Kong Home Prices to Slow in Late 2018

Upward Climb of Hong Kong Home Prices to Slow in Late 2018

According to JLL's mid-year 2018 Hong Kong property forecast, the upward march of housing prices will slow in the second half after the Government introduced a new vacancy tax and restrictions on the Pre-sale Consent Scheme. Read More »

U.S. Foreclosure Filings Down 15 Percent Since Last Year

U.S. Foreclosure Filings Down 15 Percent Since Last Year

362,275 U.S. Foreclosure Filings Reported in First Half of 2018. down 15 percent from the same period a year ago and down 78 percent from a peak of 1,654,634 in the first six months of 2010. Read More »


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Last Updated July 19, 2018 8:55 AM ET

North America

According to ATTOM Data Solutions recent analysis of what California's housing market would look like if the state is split into three new states per a proposal that has qualified for the state's November 2018 ballot.

Based on a new rental housing report by Zillow, rent options for black renters were far fewer than what Asian or white renters could choose from last year.

U.S. mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased 8.8 percent compared to June 2017. Compared to May 2018, applications decreased by 12 percent. This change does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patterns.

362,275 U.S. Foreclosure Filings Reported in First Half of 2018. down 15 percent from the same period a year ago and down 78 percent from a peak of 1,654,634 in the first six months of 2010.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, U.S. mortgage rates slightly moved up over the past week. Sam Khater, Freddie Mac's chief economist, says mortgage rates were mostly unchanged.

U.S. mortgage applications increased 2.5 percent from one week earlier. This week's results included an adjustment for the 2018 Fourth of July holiday. The Market Composite Index increased 2.5 percent.

Last Updated January 11, 2018 8:35 AM ET

Latin America

According to InternationalLiving.com's 2018 Global Retirement Index, Costa Rica takes the top spot for the first time in the index's history.

According to InternationalLiving.com's recently released 2017 Global Retirement Index, the top retirement destination in the world this year now goes to Mexico.

According to InternationalLiving.com's 2017 Global Retirement Index, Mexico gets top marks as the best place to retire based on cost of living, retiree benefits, climate, healthcare, and more.

According to InternationalLiving.com, there has been a 160% surge in online searches for terms like "move overseas" and "expats overseas" post Trump election victory this week.

U.S. home builders just completed four days of talks with Chilean government, trade and industry officials that are geared toward increasing exports of softwood lumber and other wood products to America.

Economic growth has significantly moderated in Latin America's leading economies of Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile.

Last Updated July 13, 2018 8:00 AM ET

Europe

The value of homes at number 13 are typically €4,700 ($5,500.00 USD) cheaper than the average Irish property of €254,000 ($296,000) avg. house price nationwide based on Q2 2018 Daft.ie House Price Report.

According to Irish property portal Daft.ie, home prices nationally rose by 2.7% during the second quarter of 2018. The average price nationwide during the second quarter was €254,000, 5.6% higher than a year ago.

According to the 2018 Daft.ie Wealth Report, the number of homeowners in Ireland whose property is worth €1m or more - making them "property millionaires" - has surpassed 4,500.

According to new research from Daft.ie, residential rents for properties close to Ireland's light-rail DART train stations and Luas stops rose by 3% to an average of €1,770 per month in the first three months of 2018.

According to the latest Ireland House Price Report released this week by property website Daft.ie, Ireland home prices nationally rose by 2.5% during the first three months of 2018.

According to Ireland property website Daft.ie, searches for properties that qualify for the new government-backed mortgages surged by over 9% last week following the Government announcement of the scheme.

Last Updated July 16, 2018 8:30 AM ET

Asia Pacific

According to JLL's mid-year 2018 Hong Kong property forecast, the upward march of housing prices will slow in the second half after the Government introduced a new vacancy tax and restrictions on the Pre-sale Consent Scheme.

Increased vigilance on the part of policymakers keen to use macro prudential measures to curb price inflation along with escalating affordability constraints are keeping a lid on urban property price growth, worldwide.

Global property consultant JLL is reporting this month the extended stamp duty rebate window has failed to help home upgraders in Hong Kong.

According to a new report by JLL titled "Bridging the Housing Gap", millennials in Asia are now sharing more than work spaces and transport. They have turned to living together in a new form of shared housing where residents have common interests and lifestyles.

Hong Kong's housing market continued to reach new heights in December, capping off a year that saw capital values advance at their fastest pace in five years. Capital values of mass residential properties increased by 1.3% m-o-m in December to lift full-year growth to 15.8 percent.

Hong Kong's private residential completed are forecasted to climb 52% from an average of 14,500 flats per year over the last four years.

Last Updated May 7, 2018 9:12 AM ET

Middle East and Africa Pacific

The Abu Dhabi property market heavily favored renters and buyers in Q1 of 2018, with market data showing price decreases in all areas. both apartments and villas across the sales and rental sectors became increasingly affordable in Q1.

Residential rents across Dubai registered no change during the first quarter of 2018, helping improve the annual rate of change to -3.1%, from -7.7% at the end of last year.

According to property portal Bayut, Al Reem Island is the most in-demand area among Abu Dhabi tenants this year with studios, 1-beds and 2-beds commanding AED 60k, 82k and 120k, respectively, (14% decline from 2016).

Oman's GDP growth is expected to rise to 5.2% next year, aided by the introduction of natural gas production at the Khazzan gas field and the opening of the new airport in Muscat.

According to the latest property report from Cluttons, as the UAE government pioneers fiscal adjustment in the region in response to declining oil prices, milestones such as Expo 2020 and the introduction of VAT will play a key role in boosting the country's property market.

According to the National Association of Realtors, existing-home sales rebounded in May following a notable decline in April, and low inventory levels helped propel the median sales price to a new high.

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