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U.S. Home Prices Jump 4 Percent in Late 2018

U.S. Home Prices Jump 4 Percent in Late 2018

According to the National Association of Realtors, U.S. housing inventory increased and metro market prices rose at a slower pace in the fourth quarter of 2018. The national median existing single-family home price in the quarter was $257,600, up 4.0 percent from the fourth quarter of 2017 ($247,800). Read More »


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 »

Over 30 Percent of All U.S. Office Space Will be Flexible by 2030

Over 30 Percent of All U.S. Office Space Will be Flexible by 2030

According to JLL's latest research, Flexing Their Muscles: Markets to Watch in 2019, the U.S. office market is poised to take on significantly more office flex space in the coming year. Read More »


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

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Last Updated February 13, 2019 9:01 AM ET

San Francisco Property News

According to the California Association of Realtors, California home sales declined for the eighth straight month in December 2018, and a stagnating market for much of the year pushed sales lower in 2018 for the first time in four years.

Based on a new report by the California Association of Realtors, California home sales remained on a downward trend for the seventh consecutive month in November 2018 as prospective buyers continued to wait out the market.

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.

Zillow is reporting this week that rising residential rents across the U.S. are burdening financially limited renters, and contributing to higher rates of homelessness in many of the nation's least affordable housing markets.

According to a consumer survey released by the California Association of Realtors, despite affordability challenges, California renters continue to hold homeownership in high regard and aspire to purchase a home eventually.

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 Freddie Mac's most recent Primary Mortgage Market Survey for November 2018, U.S. mortgage rates dropping slightly after last week's increases.

Global property consultant Cushman & Wakefield is reporting this week for the third quarter of 2018 showed strengthening occupancy growth for Silicon Valley's office and R & D sectors.

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.

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.

U.S. companies in pursuit of highly skilled tech talent - spanning every industry today - might be in for more sticker shock. Combined talent and occupancy costs are up by as much as 12.5 percent over last year as competition for tech talent has heated up.

According to ATTOM Data Solutions recent analysis of what California's housing market would look like if the state is split into three new states per a proposal that has qualified for the state's November 2018 ballot.

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.

JLL is reporting this week that Asia Pacific's mature economies such as Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan have a significant opportunity to advance real estate transparency through proptech adoption.

According to the California Association of Realtors, California's median home price reached a new high in May 2018, while home sales retreated both on a monthly and annual basis, wiping out most of the gains posted for the year.


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