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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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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 November 18, 2019 8:56 AM ET

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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.

According to new report from CBRE, global commercial real estate investment volume, including entity-level deals, rose by 7% quarter-over-quarter but fell by 2% year-over-year in Q3 2019.

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.

As of October 29, 2019, there are at least 18 fires burning in California, ranging in size from a few acres to more than 74,000 acres as in the case of the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County.

Twenty-six percent of U.S. home searchers looked to move to another metro area in the Third quarter of 2019, up from 25 percent the year before. This is a new all-time high for the national share of home-searchers looking to relocate.

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 the California Association of Realtors, amid the most favorable mortgage interest rates in nearly three years, California's housing market recorded a third consecutive year-over-year sales increase as month-over-month sales remained essentially flat.

According to Zillow latest Real Estate Market Report for September 2019, the gains from a modest buildup of inventory earlier this year were more than erased during the 2019 home shopping season.

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 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.


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