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The Affordability Crisis, Told by Chicago’s Two-Flats
reflects the story of the affordability crisis that’s gripping the national housing market. For the better part of a century, two-flats—buildings comprised of two apartments, one upstairs and......

Seniors Housing: Recession-Proof? No. A Great Bet? Definitely
and that draws private money in." PORTLAND, OR—How is the seniors housing market just like every other commercial real estate food group? As is the case with office, multifamily and fill in the......

Wealthfront boosts cash account APY to 2.57%, a top nationwide rate
market account. Account details Wealthfront isn’t a Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) bank. But it does work with participant banks. Once your funds are deposited into a Wealthfront......

Trump Orders Probe Into Creating More Affordable Housing
also conduct a study to quantify the effect of regulations on the housing market and economy. The White House’s move was largely welcomed by the real estate industry, which has long called......

Falling mortgage rates push refi activity to 2019's highest share: MBA
The refinance share of mortgage applications climbed to the highest level since January 2018 as the average 30-year fixed interest rate continued tumbli......

Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey Jun 26, 2019
) -  Mortgage applications increased 1.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending......

An Investor’s View on the Portland Multifamily Market
your long-term strategies for investing in multifamily assets? Siegler : The multifamily housing market remains imbalanced because of very strong demand and constrained supply. This is especially......

Mexican Developer Secures $313M for Investment Vehicle
metro Mexico City area, Monterrey, Guadalajara and Queretaro.   The multifamily rental housing market in Mexico is a nascent industry that Gran Ciudad and its investors are confident about......

Seeing BLDR's Fundamental Value Through the Noise
than its peers. Figure 3: Superior Profitability Vs. Peers New Constructs, LLC Housing Market is Much Improved Since Last Crash BLDR’s exposure to the United States’ housing market draws the......

Home price growth is slowing, but here’s where real estate is still hot
numbers from the National Association of Realtors. Nothaft and others are watching mortgage rates — which were rising and are now falling — affordability issues and the available housing inventory......

Important mortgage rate moves up for Wednesday
Mortgage rates diverged today, but one key rate climbed higher. The average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage ticked up, but the average rate on a 15-year fixed tapered off. The average......

New-Home Sales Plunge, Despite Low Mortgage Rates
While housing affordability has been getting a hand from lower mortgage rates, it wasn’t enough to lift new-home sales last month. Sales of newly built single-family homes underperformed in......

Lawmakers spar over whether Fannie, Freddie are SIFIs
GSEs] for a specific purpose, which is to enable a strong national housing market to extend the opportunity of homeownership to as many Americans as possible,” said Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J. “And......

Housing market set for 'normalcy' for first time in two decades: Zillow
Economic Research Skylar Olsen, in a press release. "The significant drop in mortgage rates, as well as renewed rent growth, may help return U.S. housing values to positive appreciation earlier......

REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey: May 2019 Highlights
2019 survey was sent to 50,000 REALTORS® who were selected from NAR’s more than 1.3 million members through simple random sampling and to 10,000 respondents in the previous three surveys who......

Tax foreclosures on decline in one Michigan County
The number of property foreclosures in Monroe County, Michigan, continues to decline, continuing a trend for the past decade, county Treasurer Kay Sisung said. The sale of 57 parcels that were......

With interest rate volatility, servicing assets suffer
prepayment speeds and MSR values are reflecting that fact. Yet despite 30-year mortgage rates advertised below 4%, in fact most mortgage loan rate locks today reportedly are still coming in at......

New-home sales fall to five-month low, missing estimates
in May, adding to signs of weakness in the sector despite lower mortgage rates. Single-family home sales dropped 7.8% to a 626,000 annualized pace that missed all estimates in Bloomberg's survey......

Home-price gains in 20 U.S. cities decelerate for 13th month
month to the weakest pace since 2012, indicating further moderation in the housing market, particularly in once-hot West Coast areas. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller index of property values......

Home price growth is down. Again.
April, evidence that weaker demand is keeping prices in check even as mortgage rates fall. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 2.5% in April from a year earlier, down......

Midyear Review: 5 Lessons for CRE in 2019
part to an unexpected decrease in mortgage rates and a persistently strong US economy, the CRE...

Central Ohio home sales jump in May
Driven by job growth and low interest rates, central Ohio home sales jumped more than 5% in May, the biggest leap in two and a half years. During the month, 3,226 Columbus-area homes changed......

Investors Buying Houses Will Be Good For Homeowners
in the final price. What about the all-in cost to the average home buyer or seller? After all, the investors who are flipping expect to make a profit. One possibility is that the total cost......

The Increased Importance Of Environmental Sustainability In Real Estate
will continue to be a major focus as younger generations enter the housing market, both as buyers and renters. Forbes Real Estate Council is an invitation-only community for executives in the...

Refinance rates drop off for Tuesday
Trend Index. Want to see where rates are right now? See local mortgage rates. Average mortgage rates Last week Last updated June 24, 2019. Methodology: The rates you see above are Bankrate......