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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 »

Mortgage Applications in U.S. Uptick in Early May

Mortgage Applications in U.S. Uptick in Early May

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. Read More »

Silicon Valley's Office, R&D Markets Off to Slow Start in 2019

Silicon Valley's Office, R&D Markets Off to Slow Start in 2019

According to Cushman & Wakefield's latest Silicon Valley's Office and R&D sector report, Silicon Valley's tech space is off to a sluggish start in 2019, after having combined for a robust 2.85 million square feet (msf) of occupancy growth in 2018 -- largely stemming from the office sector. Read More »


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Grand Tetons Wonderland - (Driggs, Idaho)

Grand Tetons Wonderland - (Driggs, Idaho)

Huntsman Springs is golf and club community developed by Jon Huntsman, Sr. A place of serenity and beauty in the hitherto undeveloped Teton Valley of Western Idaho. Read More »

Last Updated May 24, 2019 8:04 AM ET

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According to the California Association of Realtors, lower interest rates in more than a year have boosted California's housing market and kept home sales level in March 2019, after an exceptionally strong performance the previous month.

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 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.

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 the National Association of Realtors, U.S. housing inventory increased and metro market prices rose at a slower pace in the fourth quarter of 2018. The national median existing single-family home price in the quarter was $257,600, up 4.0 percent from the fourth quarter of 2017 ($247,800).

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.

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.

According to the California Association of Realtors, California home sales declined for the eighth straight month in December 2018, and a stagnating market for much of the year pushed sales lower in 2018 for the first time in four years.

Based on a new report by the California Association of Realtors, California home sales remained on a downward trend for the seventh consecutive month in November 2018 as prospective buyers continued to wait out the market.

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, sales of newly built, single-family homes in the U.S. fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 544,000 units in October 2018, after an upwardly revised September report.

Zillow is reporting this week that rising residential rents across the U.S. are burdening financially limited renters, and contributing to higher rates of homelessness in many of the nation's least affordable housing markets.

According to a consumer survey released by the California Association of Realtors, despite affordability challenges, California renters continue to hold homeownership in high regard and aspire to purchase a home eventually.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 9, 2018, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 3.2 percent from one week earlier.


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