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New Home Prices Dip in US, Largest Decline in 7 Years

New Home Prices Dip in US, Largest Decline in 7 Years

According to Redfin, new-home sales prices in the U.S. dropped 1.5 percent year over year to a median of $370,300 in the third quarter. This marks the biggest decline since at least 2012 and the third consecutive quarter of declines. Read More »


Mortgage Delinquencies Fall to 25-Year Low in U.S.

Mortgage Delinquencies Fall to 25-Year Low in U.S.

The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four unit residential properties decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 3.97 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the third quarter of 2019. Read More »

U.S. Homeowners Staying in Homes 5 Years Longer Than in 2010

U.S. Homeowners Staying in Homes 5 Years Longer Than in 2010

According to a new report from Redfin, the typical American homeowner has spent 13 years in their home, up from eight years in 2010. Read More »

After Steady Declines in 2019, Luxury Home Prices are Stabilizing in Some U.S. Markets

After Steady Declines in 2019, Luxury Home Prices are Stabilizing in Some U.S. Markets

The average sale price for luxury homes in the U.S. rose 0.3 percent year over year to $1.6 million in the third quarter of 2019. It marks the first time luxury prices did not drop after three straight quarters of decline. Read More »


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Cap Maison Resort - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

Cap Maison Resort - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

On the Caribbean island of St.Lucia, known worldwide for its natural beauty, Cap Maison is in a truly breathtaking location in one of St.Lucia's most desirable areas. Read More »

Last Updated November 18, 2019 8:56 AM ET

Chicago Property News

According to the 2019 Green Building Adoption Index by CBRE, Maastricht University and the University of Guelph, Chicago's office market was named the greenest in the U.S. for the third year in a row as the green building trend continues to expand in the nation's largest cities.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage in the U.S. averaged 3.78 percent in late October 2019. Purchase activity continues to show strength, indicating obvious homebuyer demand.

According to ATTOM Data Solutions' Q4 2019 Vacant Property and Zombie Foreclosure Report, over 1.5 million (1,527,142) U.S. single family homes and condos, representing 1.5 percent of all homes, were vacant in the fourth quarter of 2019.

According to the National Association of Realtors, existing-home sales receded in September 2019 following two consecutive months of increases. Each of the four major regions witnessed sales drop off last month, with the Midwest absorbing the brunt of those declines.

According to real estate data provider Yardi Matrix, regionally across the U.S., the areas of growth were relatively distinct. Urban areas in the Pacific Northwest grew by nearly 32%, adding a total 112 properties and 19.8 million square feet.

According to a new report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department, due to a decline in multifamily housing starts, total housing starts fell 9.4 percent in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.26 million units.

According to Yardi Matrix, as part of a seasonal respite, the national average residential rent in the U.S. decreased for the first time since February 2017, dipping by -0.1% ($1) from last month to $1,471.

According to a new report by the American Public Transportation Association and the National Association of Realtors, neighborhoods located within a half mile of public transit services outperformed those in areas farther from public transit based on a number of factors.

According to CoreLogic's latest Single-Family Rent Index (SFRI), which analyzes single-family rent price changes nationally and among 20 metropolitan areas, shows a national rent increase of 3% in August 2019.

According to the National Association of Realtors' newly released 2019 U.S. Vacation Home Counties Report, increased financial wealth and low mortgage rates boosted the demand for and price of vacation homes.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending October 4, 2019, mortgage applications increased 5.2 percent from one week earlier.

U.S. homeowners who decide to undergo a home improvement project, whether it be interior or exterior modifications, often find that the task was worth the investment and time.

Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey shows that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage in the U.S. averaged 3.65 percent, a slight increase from last week. Overall mortgage demand remained very strong, rising over fifty percent from a year ago.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending September 27, 2019, U.S. mortgage applications increased 8.1 percent from one week earlier.

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage in the U.S. averaged 3.64 percent. September 2019 has been the most volatile month since March, in terms of the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, averaging a weekly movement of 11 basis points.

According to global real estate consultant CBRE, there were 1,531 small U.S. property acquisitions in H1 2019, representing 36.7% of all multifamily asset purchases and revealing the scope of small asset buying.

Finishing school, joining the workforce and moving out on your own is a rite of passage for many young people. Today's young adults are taking longer to make this transition.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Commercial/Multifamily Delinquency Report, commercial and multifamily mortgage delinquencies in the U.S. remained low in the second quarter of 2019.


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