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U.S. Multifamily Housing Sector to Continue to Cool in 2017

U.S. Multifamily Housing Sector to Continue to Cool in 2017

According to a group of panelists at the recent National Association of Home Builders International Builders' Show in Orlando last week, the U.S. multifamily housing market will further be tapping on the brakes in 2017. Read More »


Foreign Investment in U.S. Property to Remain Strong in 2017, China Top Investor

Foreign Investment in U.S. Property to Remain Strong in 2017, China Top Investor

The outlook in 2017 for U.S. commercial real estate capital markets continues to be favorable. Read More »

Mortgage Rates in U.S. Move Lower Again in Early 2017

Mortgage Rates in U.S. Move Lower Again in Early 2017

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average U.S. mortgage rate moved lower for the second consecutive week in January 2017. Read More »

U.S. Home Buyers Trading Square Footage for Energy Efficient Amenities in 2017

U.S. Home Buyers Trading Square Footage for Energy Efficient Amenities in 2017

According to new consumer research by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the average size of newly built homes decreased in 2016 Read More »


Global Property Spotlight

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 January 16, 2017 8:02 AM ET

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Real estate tech startup Global Listings, Inc. has just announced the launch its global online real estate listings search platform, GlobalListings.com.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending January 6, 2017, mortgage applications increased 5.8 percent from one week earlier.

Fueled by a growing economy, solid employment gains and rising household formations, single-family housing production in the U.S. will continue on a gradual, upward trajectory in 2017.

Home remodelers' average profit margins have increased since 2011, indicating they are running their businesses more efficiently as residential remodeling activity steadily improves.

U.S. commercial and multifamily mortgage lending is expected to increase in 2017, as lenders' appetites to place new loans and borrowers' to borrow remain strong.

The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtor (GLVAR) reported Friday that more existing homes were sold in Southern Nevada in 2016 than in 2015, even with a tight housing supply and rising home prices.

According to ATTOM Data Solutions' 2017 Rental Affordability Report, buying a home is more affordable than renting in 66 percent of U.S. housing markets.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Mortgage Credit Availability Index ('MCAI'), U.S. mortgage credit availability increased in December 2016.

The commercial real estate market in Southern Nevada ended 2016 on an upswing, with positive momentum in the office, industrial and retail markets.

According to CoreLogic's latest Home Price Index for November 2016, U.S. home prices are up both year over year and month over month.

According to CoreLogic, cash sales accounted for 31.7 percent of total U.S. home sales in September 2016, down 1.3 percentage points year over year from September 2015.

According to the National Association of Realtors, U.S. pending home sales dipped in November 2016 to their lowest level in nearly a year as the brisk upswing in mortgage rates and not enough inventory dispirited some would-be buyers.

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 5.2 percent in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000 units.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending December 16, 2016, mortgage applications increased 2.5 percent from one week earlier.

According to ATTOM Data Solutions' Q4 2016 Home Affordability Index, the U.S. national affordability index in the fourth quarter was at its lowest level since Q4 2008.

After coming off a modest increase after two consecutive months of contraction, the U.S. focused Architecture Billings Index (ABI) recorded another small increase in demand for design services.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average U.S. fixed mortgage rate moved higher for the eighth consecutive week in late December 2016.

California pending home sales dropped from both the previous month and last year in November 2015, indicating that the robust sales registered in November will likely not be repeated in the months ahead.


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