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Foreign Buyers, Immigrants to Drive Bigger Share of Future U.S. Home Sales

Foreign Buyers, Immigrants to Drive Bigger Share of Future U.S. Home Sales

Real estate markets across the U.S. are increasingly becoming international, and changing demographics brought forth by immigration and growing interest from foreigners are positioned to bolster home sales activity and prices. Read More »


Moscow's Office Vacancy Rates at Lowest Point Since 2014

Moscow's Office Vacancy Rates at Lowest Point Since 2014

According to JLL, office completions in Moscow in Q1 2017 dropped to 21,143 square meters, 63% down Year-over-year. The delivery of 63,000 square meters of future office space was postponed. Read More »

Home Builder Confidence in U.S. Continues to Uptick in May

Home Builder Confidence in U.S. Continues to Uptick in May

According to the National Association of Home Builders, in a further sign that the U.S. housing market continues to strengthen, home builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose two points in May. Read More »

Residential Rents Growing Faster in Suburbs than Urban Areas in U.S.

Residential Rents Growing Faster in Suburbs than Urban Areas in U.S.

Renters are starting to look for cheaper housing options outside downtown cores, prompting rent payments to rise faster in the suburbs than in urban areas. 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 May 23, 2017 9:05 AM ET

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The multi-year stretch of robust job gains along with improving household confidence are expected to guide existing-home sales to a decade high in 2017.

Despite breathless media headlines about various big-box retailers closing stores, others in that category are opening hundreds of stores.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed mortgage rate remained around four percent for the fifth consecutive week in mid-May 2017.

The market in the Russian capital is still riding strong, gaining volume of rooms sold in most segments and rates in some. Overall, the weighted market average occupancy of the quality hotels in the Russian capital had risen 2.6 ppt.

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department, led by a decline in multifamily production, nationwide housing starts fell 2.6 percent in April.

The financial and technology sectors are two of the main drivers fueling one of the strongest economies in the country. This has made the Texas commercial real estate market an attractive target for investors and appealing destination for young professionals.

Mortgage applications for new home purchases in the U.S. decreased 4.3 percent compared to April 2016. Compared to March 2017, applications decreased by 20 percent relative to the previous month.

His corporate trust is selling Trump's luxury waterfront villa on Plum Bay on the island of French St. Martin.

According to the National Association of Realtors, the strongest quarterly sales pace of U.S. homes in exactly a decade put significant downward pressure on inventory levels and caused price growth to further accelerate during the first three months of 2017.

According to Zillow, first-time homebuyers in the U.S. will have better luck in the Southeast if they are looking for a more affordable home.

This week the South Korean National Election Commission announced that Democratic Party candidate Moon Jae-in had been elected as the new President.

Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey for the first week of May 2017 is reporting the 30-year mortgage rate is still hovering around 4 percent for the fourth consecutive week.

U.S. property foreclosure filings -- default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions -- were reported on 77,049 U.S. properties in April 2017

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 5, 2017, mortgage applications increased 2.4 percent from one week earlier.

The new measure imposing the 15% stamp duty on all residential transactions in Hong Kong involving first-time buyers purchasing multiple properties under a single instrument is unlikely to have a significant impact to market dynamics.

According to CoreLogic's latest monthly Loan Performance Insights Report, 5 percent of U.S. mortgages were delinquent by 30 days or more (including those in foreclosure) in February 2017.

High investor confidence, attractive equity markets and positive economic indicators have contributed to favorable commercial real estate lending market conditions in the U.S. during Q1 2017.

According to the latest quarterly Rental Price Report by Ireland property website Daft.ie, residential rents in Ireland rose nationwide by an average of 13.4% in the year to March 2017.

In April, local home prices in the greater Las Vegas area continued to climb amid what leaders of the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors (GLVAR) are now calling a housing shortage.

Mother's Day is one of our most beloved holidays here in America. Almost everyone in the country takes a day off to honor our mothers, and all they do for us. So it only makes sense that on this special day, Mom shouldn't have to do anything.

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