Nearly 1.4 million (1,367,793) U.S. residential properties (1 to 4 units) were vacant as of the end of the third quarter of 2017 -- representing 1.58 percent of all U.S. residential properties.
STR is reporting this week that their Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index increased 0.9% in August to close the month at 3,349. Year to date, the index is up 8.2%. The Hotel Brand sub-index reported a 1.5% increase to 4,366 in August.
According to the National Association of Realtors, U.S. pending home sales expanded in most of the country in July 2016, and reached their second highest reading in over a decade. Only the Midwest saw a dip in contract activity last month.
Sales of newly built, single-family homes in the U.S. rose 3.5 percent in June 2016 from an upwardly revised May 2016 reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000 units.
Based on Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, average fixed mortgage rates in the U.S. dropped to new 2016 lows in the wake of the Brexit vote.
According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 24, 2016, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 2.6 percent from one week earlier.
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. dropped 6 percent in May 2016 from a downwardly revised April 2016 reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 551,000 units.
268,000 U.S. homeowners regained positive equity in Q1 2016, bringing the total number of mortgaged residential properties with equity at the end of Q1 2016 to approximately 46.7 million.
According to Irvine, Ca-based RealtyTrac's First Quarter 2016 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, foreclosure activity in the U.S. was below pre-recession levels in 78 out of 216 U.S. metropolitan statistical areas (36 percent).
U.S. foreclosure inventory declined by 27.9 percent and completed foreclosures declined by 24.4 percent since July 2014.
According to a new report by Seattle-based Redfin, luxury home price growth in the U.S. slowed significantly in the fourth quarter of 2014. "Locals haven't been part of the party"
Luxury ski mountain real estate is making a strong comeback this winter as major resort purchases and eight-figure sales are signifying unprecedented growth in North American ski towns.
There is a reason for this week's extremely busy airports, passenger trains and roadways in the U.S. - record-setting holiday travel.