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London is Still Top Global Commercial Real Estate Investment Target, Despite Brexit

London is Still Top Global Commercial Real Estate Investment Target, Despite Brexit

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. Read More »


New Home Sales in U.S. Had Significant Drops in Late 2018

New Home Sales in U.S. Had Significant Drops in Late 2018

Sales of new homes in all four major U.S. regions significantly declined in the last two months of 2018. The year-over-year trend was especially drastic in the Northeast, where new-home sales fell by 16.1 percent in December. Read More »

U.S. Builder Confidence Index Dives in December

U.S. Builder Confidence Index Dives in December

The National Association of Home Builders is reporting this week that U.S. home builder confidence for newly-built single-family homes fell four points to 56 in December 2018, based on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. Read More »

New Home Sales in U.S. Dive 9 Percent in October

New Home Sales in U.S. Dive 9 Percent in October

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, sales of newly built, single-family homes in the U.S. fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 544,000 units in October 2018, after an upwardly revised September report. Read More »


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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 February 8, 2019 9:02 AM ET

Houston Property News

The city of Houston's commercial property markets and oil driven economy seem to have fully rebounded, post Hurricane Harvey and depressed oil prices last year.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 9, 2018, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 3.2 percent from one week earlier.

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.

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.

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.

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.

According to CBRE's latest U.S. Data Center Trends Report, demand from large cloud users has set the U.S. data center market on pace to break 2017's record leasing activity.

According to a new report by Transwestern on mass transit's influence on the U.S. office market, the national average rent in transit-accessible office buildings was 65 percent higher than the average market rent in early 2018.

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 U.S. brokerage firm Redfin, few homebuyers are halting their searches in the wake of rising mortgage rates.

"After the Hurricane Harvey, the pace of home sales in Houston abruptly shifted, and the age of inventory increased from a year ago from September through February."

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.

A strong rising demand for U.S. net-lease real estate led to $57.8 billion in investment volume in 2017 -- the second-highest annual total since CBRE began tracking 2002.

Major metropolitan office markets across the globe are seeing a significant increase in the adoption of "green" building certification programs.

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.

First-time buyers in the U.S. looking for an affordable home may have the best luck in Florida.


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