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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 »

Driven by COVID-19 Housing Market Uncertainty, Zillow Offers Suspended in U.S.

Driven by COVID-19 Housing Market Uncertainty, Zillow Offers Suspended in U.S.

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. Read More »

New Home Sales in U.S. Was on Strong Footing Prior to Coronavirus Outbreak

New Home Sales in U.S. Was on Strong Footing Prior to Coronavirus Outbreak

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 4.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 765,000 units in February 2020, coming off a sharp upward revision in January 2020. 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 March 27, 2020 8:00 AM ET

San Francisco Property News

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

As of the date of publishing this story, there have been over 115,000 confirmed Coronavirus cases around the world in 110 countries that are now reporting over 4,000 deaths.

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. net-lease investment reached record highs in 2019, with investors increasingly attracted to opportunities in high-growth secondary and tertiary markets.

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

Strong demand from both domestic and foreign investors, combined with moderate economic growth, is expected to keep capitalization rates for U.S. commercial real estate assets broadly stable in 2020.

According to the National Association of Realtors, existing-home sales in the U.S. declined in January 2020, continuing a fluctuating pattern of monthly increases and declines.

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.

With the longest global economic expansion on record, international commercial property investors now face an increasingly complex calculus.

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.

Twenty-six percent of online home searchers looked to move to another U.S. metro area.

14.5 million residential properties in the United States were considered equity-rich. Highest Equity Levels Remain in San Francisco Bay Area in Q4, 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.

Mortgage applications increased 5.0 percent from one week earlier. The previous week's results included an adjustment for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

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.


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