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Amazon's HQ2 is a Split Decision, New York and Northern Virginia Win Bids

Amazon's HQ2 is a Split Decision, New York and Northern Virginia Win Bids

This week Amazon announced their final selection for the location of their second headquarters. In a change to the original plan, Amazon decided to split the location of their new headquarters between two cities choosing New York and Northern Virginia. Read More »


Mortgage Applications Dip in Mid-November

Mortgage Applications Dip in Mid-November

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 9, 2018, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 3.2 percent from one week earlier. Read More »

48,390 Homes at High Risk from Wildfire Destruction in California

48,390 Homes at High Risk from Wildfire Destruction in California

According to real estate data company CoreLogic, approximately 48,390 California homes with a total reconstruction cost value (RCV) of approximately $18 billion are at high or extreme risk of wildfire damage from the Camp and Woolsey fires in Northern and Southern California. Read More »

New Jersey Industrial Market Enjoying Record Setting Year

New Jersey Industrial Market Enjoying Record Setting Year

New Jersey's industrial sector set new records last quarter in absorption, vacancy rates and asking rents. Read More »


Luxury 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 November 14, 2018 9:00 AM ET

Asia Pacific Real Estate News

Residential rents rose nationwide by an average of 11.3% in the year to September 2018. This represents the tenth consecutive quarter in which a new all-time high for rents has been set and also in which annual inflation in rents has been greater than 10%.

The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties rose to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.47 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the third quarter of 2018.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey for the week ending November, 7th, 2018, U.S. mortgage rates rose significantly across the board.

According to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index released this week, a modest increase in interest rates and home prices kept housing affordability at a 10-year low in the third quarter of 2018.

According to CBRE, U.S. retailers will seek to cap a strong year this holiday season by doubling down on strategies to draw online shoppers into stores, reward their loyalty in new ways and ensure that toys are available at every turn.

The private education market in Asia Pacific is a rising property investment sector, a trend driven by the region's demand for high-quality international schools focusing on English study.

According to data from CBRE, demand for commercial real estate debt in the U.S. remains strong, supported by an increase in commercial sales transactions in Q3 2018.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Mortgage Credit Availability Index, mortgage credit availability in the U.S. increased in October 2018.

According to the Miami Association of Realtors, total Miami-Dade County home sales surged 15.2 percent in 3Q 2018 as median prices for all properties rose for the 27th consecutive quarter.

The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors is reporting this week that local home prices slipped in October, with more homes on the market and fewer people electing to buy homes in Southern Nevada compared to the same time last year.

According to Freddie Mac's most recent Primary Mortgage Market Survey for November 2018, U.S. mortgage rates dropping slightly after last week's increases.

Florida's housing market had more sales, higher median prices, more pending sales and more new listings in 3Q 2018. Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 72,843 in 3Q 2018.

Based on a new study by Zillow, after years of competitive bidding wars and rising home prices, it might finally be a good time to buy a home in many U.S. markets.

According to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors, low housing inventory levels of moderately priced homes continue to stifle home sales, maintaining the trend of increasing metro market prices.

According to ATTOM Data Solutions' 2018 Vacant Property and Zombie Foreclosure Report, nearly 1.5 million (1,447,906) U.S. single family homes and condos were vacant at the end of Q3 2018, representing 1.52 percent of all homes nationwide -- down from 1.58 percent in 2017.

Strong market conditions helped fuel a 6 percent increase in multifamily lending in 2017, as lenders provided a record high $285 billion in new mortgages for apartment buildings with five or more units.

Global commercial property consultant CBRE is reporting this week that grade A vacancy rates haven fallen below one percent in Tokyo, while the cities of Osaka's grade A office rents are now at record high and Nagoya's office market vacancy rates are at a record low.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending October 26, 2018, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 2.5 percent from one week earlier.

The National Association of Realtors is reporting this week that single female buyers continue to be a powerful force in the U.S. housing market, while low inventory, rising interest rates and increasing home prices remain, holding back first-time buyers despite notable interest in buying a home.

According to a new report released by the American Institute of Architects, architecture firm billings growth slowed in September 2018 but remained positive for the twelfth consecutive month.

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