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New Home Sales in U.S. Rise 3.5 Percent in August

New Home Sales in U.S. Rise 3.5 Percent in August

According to new report by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau, sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 3.5 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 629,000 units Read More »


Property Investors to Buy More Senior Housing in 2019

Property Investors to Buy More Senior Housing in 2019

According to the recently released CBRE U.S. Seniors Housing & Care Investor Survey, the appetite for senior housing acquisitions in the U.S. remains strong, with nearly two-thirds of investors planning to increase the size of their portfolios over the next 12 months. Read More »

Mortgage Rates Continue to Rise in U.S., Third Straight Week

Mortgage Rates Continue to Rise in U.S., Third Straight Week

According to Freddie Mac latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey for the first week of September 2018, U.S. mortgage rates jumped over the past week to a level not seen in over a month. Read More »

Home Mortgage Originations in U.S. Down to a 4-Year Low in Q2

Home Mortgage Originations in U.S. Down to a 4-Year Low in Q2

More than 1.5 million (1,527,433) loans secured by residential property were originated in Q2 2018, down 16 percent from the previous quarter. Read More »


Global Property Spotlight

The Landings - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

The Landings - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

While investors in Sunbelt real estate have watched their property values slip and slide over the past year, those who discovered the tiny island of St. Lucia have smiles on their faces. Read More »

Last Updated September 27, 2018 8:15 AM ET

Atlanta Property News

According to new U.S. housing market research by Zillow, the combination of rising home prices and interest rates creates a doubly challenging environment for would-be home buyers, making monthly mortgage payments on even modestly priced homes more of a financial burden.

Sales of newly built, single-family homes inched down 1.7 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 627,000 units after an upwardly revised June report. On a year-to-date basis, sales are up 7.2 percent from this time last year.

According to Freddie Mac's July 2018 Housing Forecast, exceptionally low housing supply and weaker affordability slowed the housing market in the first half of 2018, but total sales activity should still slightly top year-ago levels.

Based on a new rental housing report by Zillow, rent options for black renters were far fewer than what Asian or white renters could choose from last year.

According to a new report from the Mortgage Bankers Association, U.S. mortgage credit availability increased in June 2018. A decline in the MCAI indicates that lending standards are tightening, while increases in the index are indicative of loosening credit.

According to the American Institute of Architects, architecture firm billings grew in May 2018, marking the eighth consecutive month of solid growth.

According to the National Association of Home Builders, confidence in the U.S. multifamily housing market remained positive in the first quarter of 2018. The MPI remained unchanged from last quarter, coming in at a reading of 53, while the MVI remained essentially unchanged at 42.

According to AAA, more than 41.5 million Americans will travel this 2018 Memorial Day weekend, nearly 5 percent more than last year and the most in more than a dozen years.

According to a new report by CBRE, the recently enacted U.S. tax reform is poised to benefit the U.S. multifamily investment market.

According to the National Association of Realtors, pending U.S. home sales inched higher for the second consecutive month in March 2018, but unrelenting inventory constraints once again kept overall activity below year ago levels.

The National Association of Home Builders' Remodeling Market Index posted a reading of 57 in the first quarter of 2018, down three points from the previous quarter and back to the same level as the third quarter of 2017.

U.S. commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers closed a record $530.1 billion of loans in 2017.

Over 64 million Americans live in multigenerational households, which is based on a report by the Pew Research Center, Washington, D.C.

According to Zillow, U.S. home values have been appreciating more per working hour than local minimum wage pays in about half of the nation's 50 largest cities.

Health systems and hospitals can generate significant cost savings, secure capital to invest in technology and care delivery,

Based on new construction employment analysis from the National Association of Home Builders, over 9.8 million people worked in the U.S. construction industry in 2016, and more than 3.8 million of them worked in residential construction.

Aa decline in multifamily starts pushed overall housing production down 7.0 percent in February 2018 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.24 million units.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed mortgage rate in the U.S. dropped after nine consecutive weeks of increases in late March 2018.


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