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Reversing Course: U.S. Commercial Investment Capital Outflows Now Exceed Inflows

Reversing Course: U.S. Commercial Investment Capital Outflows Now Exceed Inflows

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Florida's Economy Enjoys $27 Billion Annual Boost from Vacation Home Rental Industry

Florida's Economy Enjoys $27 Billion Annual Boost from Vacation Home Rental Industry

It's good to be a vacation rental home landlord in Florida it seems. Based upon a new report by the University of Central Florida's Rosen College of Hospitality Management, the annual economic impact of Florida's vacation home rental industry now exceeds $27 billion. Read More »

Global Commercial Investment Dips 2 Percent Annually in 2019

Global Commercial Investment Dips 2 Percent Annually in 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. Read More »

Mortgage Applications Uptick in Early February

Mortgage Applications Uptick in Early February

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Last Updated February 14, 2020 8:00 AM ET

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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 a new U.S. housing report from Redfin, just 9% of offers written by Redfin agents on behalf of their homebuying customers faced a bidding war nationwide in December 2019, down from 12% a year earlier and setting another new 10-year low.

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 the National Association of Realtors, pending U.S. home sales increased in November 2019, rebounding from the prior month's decline. The West region reported the highest growth last month, while the other three major U.S.

According to global real estate consultant Knight Frank, home prices across 56 countries and territories worldwide are rising at an annual rate of 3.7% on average. This marks the index's slowest rate of growth for over six years.

According to Knight Frank's latest research for the most exclusive global residential neighborhoods -- the top 10 ultra-prime streets and areas where the most transactions over $25 million have taken place in the last five years was -- revealed this week.

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.

US home builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes increased five points to 76 in December 2019 from an upwardly revised November 2019. This is the highest reading since June of 1999.

There were 49,898 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings in November 2019, down 10 percent from October 2019 and down 6 percent from a year ago. Nationally, one in every 2,713 properties had a foreclosure filing in November 2019.

Based on ATTOM Data Solutions' third-quarter 2019 U.S. Home Flipping Report, 56,566 single family homes and condos were flipped in the third quarter of 2019, down 12.9 percent from the previous quarter and down 6.8 percent from a year ago.

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.


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