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Office User Growth Favors Tech Friendly Cities in Texas and Florida in 2020

Office User Growth Favors Tech Friendly Cities in Texas and Florida in 2020

Tech hubs, business-friendly Texas cities and high-growth Florida metro areas top the ranks of U.S. markets set to expand their base of office-using jobs the fastest in the coming years. Read More »


U.S. Mortgage Credit Availability Dips in December

U.S. Mortgage Credit Availability Dips in December

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's newly released Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), U.S. mortgage credit availability decreased in December 2019. The MCAI fell by 3.5 percent to 182.2 in December. Read More »

Commercial Mortgage Originations in U.S. to Increase This Year

Commercial Mortgage Originations in U.S. to Increase This Year

Based on the Mortgage Bankers Association's 2020 Commercial Real Estate Finance Outlook Survey, following what is expected to be a record year of lending in 2019, commercial and multifamily mortgage originators anticipate 2020 to be another strong year. Read More »

U.S. Home Rents Uptick Annually 3.1 Percent October

U.S. Home Rents Uptick Annually 3.1 Percent October

According to CoreLogic's latest Single-Family Rent Index (SFRI), which analyzes single-family rent price changes nationally and among 20 metropolitan areas, data collected for October 2019 shows a national rent increase of 3.1% year over year, compared to 2.9% in October 2018. Read More »


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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 January 16, 2020 9:00 AM ET

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Based on CoreLogic's latest Home Price Index for November 2019, U.S. home prices rose both year over year and month over month. Home prices increased nationally by 3.7% from November 2018. On a month-over-month basis, prices increased by 0.5% in November 2019.

The oldest Millennials, who will turn 40 in 2020, have lived through a turbulent decade of housing marked first by the initial recovery from the Great Recession, then the extraordinary home value growth of recent years.

According to new research from CBRE, U.S. retailers and shippers this 2019 holiday season will handle more returns than ever of goods bought online, illustrating a costly drawback to e-commerce's growth that the industry is working hard to contain.

According to the National Association of Realtors, existing-home sales fell in November 2019, taking a small step back after October's gains. The Northeast and Midwest both reported growth last month, while the South and West saw sales decline.

Demand for design services in November 2019 increased at a modest pace for the second month in a row. During November, both the new project inquiries and design contracts scores were positive, posting scores of 60.9 and 52.9 respectively.

U.S. homeowners with mortgages (which account for roughly 64% of all properties) have seen their equity increase by 5.1% year over year, representing a gain of nearly $457 billion since the third quarter of 2018.

Zillow research is reporting this week that after strong home value growth characterized a frenzied housing market in 2017 and 2018, this year's slowdown felt like a welcome return to normalcy.

According to a new report from Redfin, ten percent of offers written by Redfin agents nationwide on behalf of their homebuying customers faced a bidding war in November 2019, down from 29% a year earlier and hovering at the 10-year low for the 5th consecutive month.

According to CoreLogic's latest Home Price Index for October 2019, U.S. home prices rose both year over year and month over month. Home prices increased nationally by 3.5% from October 2018. On a month-over-month basis, prices increased by 0.5% in October 2019.

The National Association of Realtors is reporting this week that pending home sales in the U.S. retreated in October 2019, taking a slight step back after two prior months of increases.

More than 55 million U.S. travelers are making plans to kick off the holiday season with a trip of 50 miles or more away from home.

U.S. restaurant industry and the retail real estate it occupies are being reshaped by fundamental industry shifts including the rapid growth of third-party, meal-delivery services, increasing adoption of in-store automation, and the ongoing proliferation of fast-casual concepts.

The housing market continues to steadily gain momentum with rising homebuyer demand and increased construction due to the strong job market, ebullient market sentiment and low mortgage rates

According to Redfin, U.S. home-sale prices increased 5.4% year over year in October to a median of $313,200. The increase was the largest since July 2018, although current strength may be overstated given the weakening housing market a year ago.

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.

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

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.

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market rose one point in the third quarter of 2019, returning to its record-high reading of 72. This is the highest reading since the inception of the index in 2008.


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