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Houston's Housing Market Revisited, Post Hurricane Harvey Disaster

Houston's Housing Market Revisited, Post Hurricane Harvey Disaster

"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." Read More »


41.5 Million Americans to Travel Memorial Day Weekend

41.5 Million Americans to Travel Memorial Day Weekend

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. Read More »

Foreign Investors Buy U.S. Net-Lease Properties, More Than Others

Foreign Investors Buy U.S. Net-Lease Properties, More Than Others

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. Read More »

Green Building Certifications Rising in International Property Markets, Globally

Green Building Certifications Rising in International Property Markets, Globally

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


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

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

On the Caribbean island of St.Lucia, known worldwide for its natural beauty, Cap Maison is in a truly breathtaking location in one of St.Lucia's most desirable areas. Read More »

Last Updated June 5, 2018 8:06 AM ET

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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.

Median home prices in U.S. zip codes in the highest 20 percent for environmental hazard risk appreciated at a faster pace than the overall U.S housing market over the past year.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, delinquency rates for U.S. mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties increased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.17 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the fourth quarter of 2017.

U.S. builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market remained strong in the fourth quarter of 2017 with a reading of 71, up 12 points from the previous quarter. This is the highest reading since the inception of the index in 2008.

The National Association of Home Builders reported this past week their NAHB Remodeling Market Index posted a reading of 60 in the fourth quarter of 2017, up three points from the previous quarter and only the second time since 2001 the reading has reached 60.

According to Zillow, the total value of all homes in the United States in early January 2018 is now $31.8 trillion after gaining $2 trillion in 2017. The cumulative value of the U.S. housing market grew at its fastest annual pace.

The U.S. delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties increased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.88 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the third quarter of 2017.

Nearly 1.4 million (1,367,793) U.S. residential properties (1 to 4 units) were vacant as of the end of the third quarter of 2017 -- representing 1.58 percent of all U.S. residential properties.

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department, nationwide housing starts fell 4.7 percent in September 2017 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.13 million units.

According to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, U.S. builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose four points to a level of 68 in October 2017. This was the highest reading since May 2017.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey for mid-September 2017, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate increased for the first time in seven weeks.

The National Association of Home Builders is reporting this week that U.S. home builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes fell three points to a level of 64 in September 2017.

Hurricane Harvey's impact on Houston's commercial real estate market was significant. . Houston's commercial real estate market is resilient after weathering Hurricane Harvey and the largest rainfall the area has recorded in decades.

The National Association of Home Builders chairman Granger MacDonald, issued a statement in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

52 percent of residential and commercial properties in the Houston metro are at "High" or "Moderate" risk of flooding, but are not in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) as identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).


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