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Industrial Real Estate Availability Rate in U.S. Declines

Industrial Real Estate Availability Rate in U.S. Declines

According to CBRE, the availability rate for U.S. industrial real estate declined by 8 basis points (bps) in the fourth quarter of 2018, while demand for warehouses exceeded the delivery of newly constructed supply by roughly 6 million square feet. Read More »


Most Commercial Lenders in U.S. Expect Originations to Increase in 2019

Most Commercial Lenders in U.S. Expect Originations to Increase in 2019

Commercial and multifamily mortgage originators in the U.S. expect 2019 to be another strong year in lending activity. Read More »

As U.S. Government Shut Down Persists, Landlords Defer Tenant Rents, Waive Late Charges

As U.S. Government Shut Down Persists, Landlords Defer Tenant Rents, Waive Late Charges

Many of the US's largest operators of single-family rental homes are working with their residents affected by the government shutdown to accommodate their needs. Read More »

Mortgage Rate Drop in Early 2019 Causes a Jump of Applications in U.S.

Mortgage Rate Drop in Early 2019 Causes a Jump of Applications in U.S.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, U.S. mortgage rates dropped significantly across the board in early January 2019. Read More »


Global Property Spotlight

The Landings - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

The Landings - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

While investors in Sunbelt real estate have watched their property values slip and slide over the past year, those who discovered the tiny island of St. Lucia have smiles on their faces. Read More »

Last Updated January 15, 2019 8:03 AM ET

United States Property News

According to ATTOM Data Solutions new 2019 Rental Affordability Report, renting a three-bedroom property in the U.S. is more affordable than buying a median-priced home in 442 of 755 U.S. counties analyzed for the report -- 59 percent.

According to the newly released 2018 Zillow Group Report on Consumer Housing Trends, the median income for a first-time buyer in the U.S. is $72,500, compared with the national median household income of $60,700.

Since the start of the U.S. Government shutdown on December 21, 2018, all aspects of the federal housing, mortgage, and programs of the real estate industry have been impacted.

Mortgage applications increased 23.5 percent from one week earlier. This week's results include an adjustment for the New Year's Day holiday. The Market Composite Index increased 23.5 percent.

The recent cooling trend continued through December 2018 for the local housing market, with stable home prices, fewer properties changing hands and more homes on the market than one year ago.

According to Zillow research, the U.S. housing market is more valuable than ever, worth a cumulative $33.3 trillion in 2018. Since the market hit its lowest point in 2012, it has gained $10.9 trillion in value, and is now worth $4 trillion more than it was at the peak of the housing bubble.

Based on Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey the first week of January 2019, the New Year started with lower mortgage rates across the board in the U.S. Mortgage rates declined to start the new year with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dipping to 4.51 percent.

Commercial/Multifamily DataBook, as researched by Jamie Woodwell, MBA's Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Research; the overall U.S. economic strength in the first three quarters of 2018 has further tightened the job market.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending December 28, 2018, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 9.8 percent from two weeks earlier.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, U.S. mortgage rates continued their downward trend to end the week and 2018 lower. Rates continued their two-month slide and are currently hovering around the same level as the early summer.

According to the National Association of Realtors, pending U.S. home sales overall slipped in November 2018, but saw minor increases in the Northeast and the West. The Pending Home Sales Index decreased 0.7 percent to 101.4 in November.

Home-value growth in the U.S. is slowing, home price cuts are more common and for-sale inventory is up. Sounds like relief is imminent for home buyers, right? Not so fast. Mortgage rates have been steadily climbing for the past two years.

Based on a new report by the California Association of Realtors, California home sales remained on a downward trend for the seventh consecutive month in November 2018 as prospective buyers continued to wait out the market.

Total Miami-Dade County Florida home sales increased 7 percent year-over-year in November 2018, marking the market's fifth consecutive month of year-over-year transaction gains.

According to a new housing market report by the New York State Association of Realtors, statewide in New York, the median home sales price continues to trend on a positive note, rising sharply in November 2018.

According to Zillow's November Real Estate Market Report, after nearly four years of annual declines in inventory, the number of homes for sale has now increased year-over-year for three straight months.

A record-breaking 112.5 million travelers, or 1-in-3 US citizens, are taking to the nation's runways, roads and rails for the year-end holidays represents a 4.4 percent increase over last year.

According to the National Association of Realtors, Existing-home sales in the U.S. increased in November 2018 for the second month in a row. Three of four major U.S. regions also saw gains in sales activity last month.


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