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New Home Mortgage Applications in U.S. Spike 20.1 Percent Annually in May

New Home Mortgage Applications in U.S. Spike 20.1 Percent Annually in May

U.S. mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 20.1 percent compared from a year ago. Compared to April 2019, applications increased by 0.1 percent. This change does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patterns. Read More »


43 Million Americans To Travel Memorial Day Weekend

43 Million Americans To Travel Memorial Day Weekend

Nearly 43 million Americans will start their 2019 summer season with a Memorial Day weekend getaway. Orlando top vacation destination, followed by New York City and Las Vegas Read More »

New Home Sales in U.S. Dip in April

New Home Sales in U.S. Dip in April

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau, sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 6.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 673,000 units in April 2019 after a sharp upwardly revised March 2019 report. Read More »

U.S. Home and Apartment Construction Starts Spike in April

U.S. Home and Apartment Construction Starts Spike in April

Total U.S. housing starts rose 5.7 percent in April 2019 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.24 million units from an upwardly revised reading in March 2019. Read More »


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Golfito Marina Village & Resort - (Costa Rica)

Golfito Marina Village & Resort - (Costa Rica)

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Last Updated June 14, 2019 8:05 AM ET

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According to Zillow's April 2019 Real Estate Market Report, U.S. home values fell from March to April, the first month-over-month decline since February 2012.

Based on new data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 3, 2019, mortgage applications in the U.S. increased 2.7 percent from one week earlier.

Foreign property investors made $14.4 billion worth of U.S. industrial real estate acquisitions in 2018, up a whopping 152% year-over-year due to several large entity-level deals and 29% above the average volume since 2015.

A total of 161,875 U.S. properties with a foreclosure filing during the first quarter of 2019, down 23 percent from the previous quarter and down 15 percent from a year ago to the lowest level since Q1 2008.

According to new research from CBRE, the average age of U.S. adults at their first marriages has risen to historical highs.

According to ATTOM Data Solutions 2018 property tax analysis of more than 87 million U.S. single family homes, property taxes levied on single family homes in 2018 totaled $304.6 billion, up 4 percent from $293.4 billion in 2017.

According to new research from Zillow, real estate investors appear to be flocking to Opportunity Zones in the U.S.

According to the National Association of Realtors, existing-home sales in the U.S. rebounded strongly in February 2019, experiencing the largest month-over-month gain since December 2015.

California home sales bounced back in February 2019, after hitting the lowest sales level in more than 10 years the previous month. February's annual sales level were the highest in six months.

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 held steady at 62 in March 2019.

Swimming pools are worth more in Los Angeles than they are in any other major U.S. metro area, followed by Austin and Orange County, California, where a pool adds more than $50,000 to a typical home's value.

Zillow is reporting this week that a limited U.S. housing inventory and rapid price appreciation have kept sellers firmly in the driver's seat for several years as the United States recovered from the housing market collapse in 2008.

According to Knight Frank's latest Global Outlook Report, Hong Kong will retain its title as the world's most expensive office market despite rents being forecast to decrease in 2019.

According to Knight Frank's London Report, London retained its title as the world's top destination for investment in commercial real estate in 2018.

According to Redfin, the average sale price for U.S. luxury homes nationwide rose 4.7 percent annually to an average of $1,772,000 in the fourth quarter of 2018. That's on par with the annual growth seen in the second quarter of last year and up from a 3.2 percent growth rate in the third quarter.

Global real estate consultant CBRE is reporting this week that retail real estate left behind by the retail industry's digital evolution can find new life as warehouses and e-commerce distribution centers.

Sales of new homes in all four major U.S. regions significantly declined in the last two months of 2018. The year-over-year trend was especially drastic in the Northeast, where new-home sales fell by 16.1 percent in December.

According to JLL's latest research, Flexing Their Muscles: Markets to Watch in 2019, the U.S. office market is poised to take on significantly more office flex space in the coming year.


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