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Affordable East Coast, Midwest Housing Markets Have Lowest Economic Risk from COVID-19 Recession

Affordable East Coast, Midwest Housing Markets Have Lowest Economic Risk from COVID-19 Recession

Affordable East Coast and Midwest cities have the lowest overall economic risk in the 2020 recession that began in March 2020. Read More »


COVID-19 Outbreak Now Impacting U.S. Mortgage Industry

COVID-19 Outbreak Now Impacting U.S. Mortgage Industry

According to new data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 27, 2020, U.S. mortgage applications increased 15.3 percent from one week earlier. Read More »

Fast Rising Unemployment in U.S. Greatly Increases Housing Rent Burden

Fast Rising Unemployment in U.S. Greatly Increases Housing Rent Burden

Zillow research is now reporting that American renters who work in food and retail industries can find themselves spending 40% of their annual income on housing costs if they are unable to work for two months Read More »

Home Affordability Improves in U.S. Prior to Coronavirus Outbreak

Home Affordability Improves in U.S. Prior to Coronavirus Outbreak

The median U.S. home price in the first quarter of 2020 was unaffordable for average wage earners in 319 of 483, or 66 percent of the U.S. counties analyzed in the report. Read More »


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Golfito Marina Village & Resort - (Costa Rica)

Golfito Marina Village & Resort - (Costa Rica)

Costa Rica's Newest Luxury Superyacht Destination Now Under Construction Read More »

Last Updated April 1, 2020 9:00 AM ET

Orlando Property News

It has been a wild ride for mortgage rates over the past month, which touched record lows then rebounded just as fast.

Given growing U.S. housing market uncertainty caused by the recent Coronavirus outbreak, Zillow Group announced this week it will pause home buying in all 24 U.S. markets where Zillow Offers currently operates in response to local public health orders related to COVID-19.

RENTCafe.com is reporting this week that the number of sessions decreased by approximately 25% in the week of March 11-17, 2020

According to the National Association of Realtors, U.S. existing-home sales climbed substantially in February 2020 after a slight decline in January.

The average annual gross rental yield (annualized gross rent income divided by median purchase price of single-family homes) among the 389 counties is 8.4 percent for 2020

The Orlando Regional Realtor Association is reporting this week that Orlando's housing market in February 2020 saw its home sales improve by more than 4% compared to February 2019

According to CBRE's latest U.S. Multifamily Inbound Investment Report for the second half of 2019, Orlando was the highest growth market for global multifamily investment capital, with an annual gain of 231%.

According to the latest quarterly National Association of Home Builders' Home Building Geography Index, nearly two-thirds of multifamily construction in the fourth quarter of 2019 occurred in "blue counties" where Hillary Clinton garnered the most votes in the 2016 election.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.45 percent in late February 2019.

U.S. builder confidence in the market for new multifamily housing remained unchanged in the fourth quarter of 2019.

According to the Orlando Regional Realtor Association, Orlando's housing market in January 2020 marked a second consecutive month of double-digit year-over-year sales increases.

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.

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.

Based on a 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.

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.

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).

High tech firms' pursuit of talent has touched off a wave of inbound millennial migration from across the U.S.


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