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Foreign Investment in U.S. Net-Lease Assets Help Drive Record Year in 2019

Foreign Investment in U.S. Net-Lease Assets Help Drive Record Year in 2019

Global commercial property consultant CBRE is reporting this week U.S. net-lease investment reached record highs in 2019, with investors increasingly attracted to opportunities in high-growth secondary and tertiary markets. Read More »


U.S. Multifamily Builder, Developer Confidence Remained Steady in Late 2019

U.S. Multifamily Builder, Developer Confidence Remained Steady in Late 2019

The National Association of Home Builders' latest results from the Multifamily Market Survey (MMS) released this week shows U.S. builder confidence in the market for new multifamily housing remained unchanged in the fourth quarter of 2019. Read More »

New Home Sales in U.S. Start 2020 on Strong Footing

New Home Sales in U.S. Start 2020 on Strong Footing

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 7.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 764,000 units in January, coming off an upward revision in December 2019. Read More »

U.S. Commercial Real Estate to Retain Pricing Power in 2020

U.S. Commercial Real Estate to Retain Pricing Power in 2020

Strong demand from both domestic and foreign investors, combined with moderate economic growth, is expected to keep capitalization rates for U.S. commercial real estate assets broadly stable in 2020. Read More »


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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 February 28, 2020 9:00 AM ET

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U.S. home price growth slowed considerably throughout most of 2019, with some pick-up in price in growth toward the end of the year.

According to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, U.S. builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes edged one point lower to 74 in February 2020.

The latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index is reporting this month that Los Angeles supplanted San Francisco the nation's least affordable major housing market in Q4 of 2019.

With the longest global economic expansion on record, international commercial property investors now face an increasingly complex calculus.

Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey is reporting this week that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage in the U.S. was the lowest in three years. As rates fell for the third consecutive week, markets staged a rebound with increases in manufacturing and service sector activity.

Twenty-six percent of online home searchers looked to move to another U.S. metro area.

14.5 million residential properties in the United States were considered equity-rich. Highest Equity Levels Remain in San Francisco Bay Area in Q4, 2019.

International property consultant CBRE is reporting this week that global commercial real estate investment volume in Q4 of 2019, including entity-level deals, was nearly level (-0.5%) with Q4 2018, while full-year volume fell by 2% from 2018.

Mortgage applications increased 5.0 percent from one week earlier. The previous week's results included an adjustment for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

The National Association of Home Builders' latest 55+ Housing Market Index is reporting this week that U.S. builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market dropped four points to 68 in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and wildfires typically bring an increase in mortgage delinquency rates across the U.S., taking 12 or more months before normalizing to pre-disaster rates.

According to the National Association of Realtors, pending home sales in the U.S. fell in December 2019, taking a step back after increasing slightly in November 2019.

According to new research by Zillow, the total value of every home in the U.S. is $33.6 trillion, nearly as much as the GDP of the two largest global economies combined -- the U.S. ($20.5 trillion) and China ($13.6 trillion).

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.

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.

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.


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