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Last Updated August 5, 2020 9:00 AM ET

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Pending home sales continued to ascend in June, 2020 sustaining two consecutive months of increases in contract activity. Each of the four major regions experienced growth in month-over-month pending home sales.

According to New York-based Rudder Property Group's biannual office condominium report for the first half of 2020, Manhattan office condo sales significantly declined in the first half of 2020, as sales prices dipped.

Global property consultant CBRE is reporting that the amount of office space offered for sublease in the 10 largest U.S. office markets has increased by 12 percent since the COVID-19 pandemic forced a shutdown of local economies in March 2020.

According to the National Association of Realtors, existing-home sales rebounded at a record pace in June 2020, showing strong signs of a market turnaround after three straight months of sales declines caused by the ongoing pandemic.

The total number of U.S. loans now in forbearance decreased by 38 basis points from 8.18% of servicers' portfolio volume in the prior week to 7.80% as of July 12, 2020.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey for Mid-July 2020, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage in the U.S. averaged 2.98 percent, the lowest rate in the survey's history dating back to 1971.

New York City's retail sector experienced significant deceleration in leasing activity in the first half of 2020 intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic, and ongoing social protests.

Mortgage applications for new home purchases in the U.S. increased 54.1 percent compared from a year ago. Compared to May 2020, applications increased by 20 percent.

This represents a 2.5-percentage point increase in the overall delinquency rate compared to March 2020, when it was 3.6 percent.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), U.S. mortgage credit availability decreased in June 2020.

A number of global cities are seeing sales volumes continue to recover with April looking to be the low point for residential activity.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.03 percent in the U.S., the lowest rate in the survey's history dating back to 1971.

Zillow is reporting this week that a rush of high-end homes hit the U.S. market in June 2020, reversing a trend that saw them drop the farthest and fastest when the coronavirus pandemic hit earlier this year.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 3, 2020, U.S. mortgage applications increased 2.2 percent from one week earlier.

15.9% of Black Americans who apply for mortgages are rejected nationwide, compared with just 7% of white Americans.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.07 percent, the lowest rate in the survey's history dating back to 1971.

U.S. employers added a much-larger-than-expected 4.8 million workers to payrolls last month. The U.S. unemployment rate also fell to 11.1 percent.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 26, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 1.8 percent from one week earlier.


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