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Orlando Sales Decline in February, Prices Still Rising

Orlando Sales Decline in February, Prices Still Rising

According to the Orlando Regional Realtor Association, Orlando's housing market saw its median price continue a years-long upward trek with an economically healthy 3 percent year-over-year increase in February 2019. Read More »


Builder Confidence in U.S. Holds Steady in March

Builder Confidence in U.S. Holds Steady in March

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. Read More »

Demand for Affordable New Homes in North America Spikes in 2019

Demand for Affordable New Homes in North America Spikes in 2019

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau data for January 2019 new home sales indicates an increasing demand for U.S. homes sold under the $400,000 price range. Read More »

U.S. Mortgage Rates Drop in March

U.S. Mortgage Rates Drop in March

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage in the U.S. dropped 10 basis points to 4.31 percent. Mortgage rates declined decisively this week amid various market reports. Read More »


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Cap Maison Resort - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

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United States Property News

The average annual gross rental yield in the U.S. (annualized gross rent income divided by median purchase price of single-family homes) among the 432 counties was 8.8 percent for 2019, up from an average of 8.7 percent in 2018.

Swimming pools are worth more in Los Angeles than they are in any other major U.S. metro area, followed by Austin and Orange County, California, where a pool adds more than $50,000 to a typical home's value.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 8, 2019, U.S. mortgage applications increased 2.3 percent from one week earlier.

According to the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department, total U.S. housing starts rose 18.6 percent in January 2019 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.23 million units from a downwardly revised reading in December 2018.

Based on a new Mortgage Credit Availability Index from the Mortgage Bankers Association, mortgage credit availability increased in February 2019.

The Florida Realtor Association is reporting that Florida home sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 15,526 last month, down 6.2 percent compared to January 2018.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Commercial/Multifamily Delinquency Report, commercial and multifamily mortgage delinquencies in the U.S. remained at a low rate in the final three months of 2018.

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 Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, U.S. mortgage rates rose in early March 2019, after weeks of moderating. While mortgage rates very modestly rose to 4.41 percent this week, they remain below year-ago levels for the fourth week in a row.

According to CBRE's latest U.S. Data Center Trends Report, demand from large cloud users drove U.S. data center leasing to record levels in 2018, providing momentum for new construction in the sector this year.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 1, 2019, mortgage applications in the U.S. decreased 2.5 percent from one week earlier.

According to new data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau, sales of newly built, single-family homes posted a yearly gain of 1.5 percent in 2018.

According to the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors, local Las Vegas home prices dipped below $300,000 in February 2019 while fewer properties changed hands and more homes were on the market than one year ago.

According to the Miami Association of Realtors, total Palm Beach County home sales decreased 21.1 percent year-over-year in January 2019, from 2014 to 1,590. The decrease is due to a lack of inventory in lower price points.

According to ATTOM Data Solutions newly released Q4 and Year-End 2018 U.S. Home Flipping Report, 207,957 U.S. single family homes and condos were flipped in 2018, down 4 percent from the 216,537 home flips in 2017.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, U.S. mortgage rates held steady in the last week of February, after declining for three consecutive weeks. Mortgage rates remained mostly unchanged this week.

According to the Miami Association of Realtors, uncertainty over mortgage interest rates, the federal government shutdown and the stock market may have impacted Miami-Dade total home sales in January 2019.

According to the National Association of Realtors, pending home sales in the U.S. rebounded strongly in January 2019. All four major regions saw growth last month, including the largest surge in the South.


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