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New Home Mortgage Applications in U.S. Up 15 Percent Annually

New Home Mortgage Applications in U.S. Up 15 Percent Annually

Mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 15 percent compared to May 2016. Compared to April 2017, applications increased by 4 percent relative to the previous month. Read More »


Mortgage Rates in U.S. Drop to Lowest Levels of 2017 in May

Mortgage Rates in U.S. Drop to Lowest Levels of 2017 in May

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average mortgage rates hitting their lowest mark of the year in Mid-May 2017. 30-year mortgage rate fell 7 basis points this week. Read More »

Residential Rents Growing Faster in Suburbs than Urban Areas in U.S.

Residential Rents Growing Faster in Suburbs than Urban Areas in U.S.

Renters are starting to look for cheaper housing options outside downtown cores, prompting rent payments to rise faster in the suburbs than in urban areas. Read More »

U.S. Home Prices Spike 6.9 Percent in First Quarter of 2017

U.S. Home Prices Spike 6.9 Percent in First Quarter of 2017

According to the National Association of Realtors, the strongest quarterly sales pace of U.S. homes in exactly a decade put significant downward pressure on inventory levels and caused price growth to further accelerate during the first three months of 2017. Read More »


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

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

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According to Zillow, first-time homebuyers in the U.S. will have better luck in the Southeast if they are looking for a more affordable home.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), the average U.S. mortgage rate rose for the first time in five weeks in late April 2017.

U.S. homebuilder confidence dipped three points in April 2017 to a level of 68 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index,

Independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks in the U.S. made an average profit of $1,346 on each loan they originated in 2016, up from $1,189 per loan in 2015.

Mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 6.7 percent compared to March 2016. Compared to February 2017, applications increased by 23 percent relative to the previous month.

According to ATTOM Data Solutions' Q1 and March 2017 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, which shows first quarter foreclosure activity was below pre-recession levels nationwide and in 102 out of 216 metropolitan statistical areas (47 percent) analyzed in the report.

According to Freddie Mac, more U.S. home renters are optimistic about their financial situations and expect to stay where they are even if their rents increased.

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau, sales of newly built, single-family homes continued to expand, rising 6.1 percent in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000 units.

The NAHB is reporting this week that U.S. home builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes jumped six points to a level of 71 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

The prospect of increased U.S. economic growth combined with less regulation, means that investor sentiment for commercial real estate investment is marginally more positive than last year.

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 3.7 percent in January 2017 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 555,000 units.

Excessive regulations, rising mortgage interest rates and ongoing home price appreciation pushed housing affordability in the fourth quarter of 2016 to its lowest point since the third quarter of 2008.

According to the newly released Last Mile / City Logistics Report from CBRE, the rapid rise of e-commerce has driven the most disruptive movement to the industrial & logistics industry, transforming the way we think about industrial real estate.

Global property consultant Cushman & Wakefield announced this week that the U.S. industrial market nationwide absorbed 63.6 million square feet (MSF) of space in the fourth quarter of 2016.

According to the National Association of Realtors, existing-home sales closed out 2016 as the best year in a decade, even as sales declined in December as the result of ongoing affordability tensions and historically low supply levels.

U.S. commercial real estate executives are especially bullish on industrial, infrastructure and multi-family asset classes in 2017.

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.


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