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China Dominant Buyer of Australian Development Sites in 2018

China Dominant Buyer of Australian Development Sites in 2018

Thirty one percent of Australian development sites in 2018 were bought by Chinese developers who purchased $1.3 billion worth of Australian residential development sites in 2018. This figure was down from $2.02 billion in 2017, or one-third of all site sales. Read More »


US. Home Affordability Remained at a 10-Year Low in Late 2018

US. Home Affordability Remained at a 10-Year Low in Late 2018

According to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index, a modest increase in interest rates offset a slight decline in home prices to keep housing affordability essentially level in the fourth quarter of 2018 and still hovering at a 10-year low. Read More »

U.S. Housing Inventory Trends Now Favor Buyers in 2019

U.S. Housing Inventory Trends Now Favor Buyers in 2019

According to a new report by Zillow, after falling for nearly four consecutive years, housing inventory has turned a corner, growing on an annual basis in four of the past five months. U.S. for-sale home inventory grew 1.2 percent year-over-year. There were 19,455 more homes for sale nationwide in January compared to a year earlier. Read More »

Mortgage Delinquencies Drop to 18-Year Low in U.S.

Mortgage Delinquencies Drop to 18-Year Low in U.S.

The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.06 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018. Read More »


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Brand New Residences Bring Modern Luxury Living to Paradise Island Bahamas

Brand New Residences Bring Modern Luxury Living to Paradise Island Bahamas

In the heart of breathtaking Paradise Island adjacent to Nassau, Bahamas, a very rare residential opportunity will soon be available. Opportunities like this are extremely limited on this 685 acre island paradise. Read More »


Last Updated February 19, 2019 9:02 AM ET

Asia Pacific Real Estate News

On the heels of Amazon's surprise announcement to cancel its plan to build a new headquarters facility in New York's Long Island City due to Democratic political opposition, both the local real estate market and the Governor's office were stunned.

U.S. mortgage applications for new home purchases remained unchanged from a year ago. Compared to December 2018, applications increased by 43 percent.

According to Knight Frank's latest Global Outlook Report, Hong Kong will retain its title as the world's most expensive office market despite rents being forecast to decrease in 2019.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending February 8, 2019, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 3.7 percent from one week earlier.

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 the Mortgage Bankers Association's newly released its year-end ranking of commercial and multifamily mortgage servicers' volumes (as of December 31, 2018); Wells Fargo leads the national rankings, again.

According to ATTOM Data Solution's Year-End 2018 U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report, in the fourth quarter of 2018 over 14.5 million U.S. properties were equity rich -- where the combined estimated amount of loans secured by the property was 50 percent or less of the property's estimated market value.

Steady U.S. commercial real estate markets, along with equity and debt availability, are expected to keep commercial and multifamily mortgage originations roughly on par with the volumes seen the last two years.

Based on Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage in the U.S. fell to a 10-month low in early February 2019.

According to Daft.ie's latest quarterly Ireland Rental Report, while residential rents rose nationwide by an average of 9.8% in the year to December 2018.

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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.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, U.S. mortgage credit availability increased in January 2019, based on their latest Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI). The MCAI rose 2.3 percent to 179.0 in January.

According to Redfin, the average sale price for U.S. luxury homes nationwide rose 4.7 percent annually to an average of $1,772,000 in the fourth quarter of 2018. That's on par with the annual growth seen in the second quarter of last year and up from a 3.2 percent growth rate in the third quarter.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending January 18, 2019, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 2.7 percent from one week earlier.

Despite rising global uncertainty impacting Q4 investment, 2018 was the best year since 2007 for global commercial real estate markets, with volumes hitting $733 billion.

Based on a new report by the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors, the median price for existing single-family homes sold in Southern Nevada during January 2019 was an even $300,000.

According to CBRE, commercial lending activity in the U.S. was strong in the final quarter of 2018, despite recent equity market volatility.

Redfin is reporting this week that St. Louis is now the most affordable U.S. metro for millennials as of the end of 2018.

U.S. home sellers realized an average home price gain since purchase of $61,000 in 2018, up from $50,000 last year and up from $39,500 two years ago in 2016 to the highest level since 2006.

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