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    Large Revision for June New Home Sales

    Friday August 23rd, 2019 04:23:42 PM
    Robert Dietz

    The news in today’s newly-built home sales report was found in the estimates for June, rather than July. Contracts for new, single-family home sales decreased in July by 12.8% to a 635,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate according to estimates from the joint release of HUD and the Census Bureau. However, that decline came off an significantly upwardly revised June estimate,… Read More ›

    Multifamily Construction Data: 2nd Quarter 2019

    Friday August 23rd, 2019 12:45:44 PM
    Robert Dietz

    An elevated rental share of multifamily construction is holding typical apartment size below levels seen during the pre-Great Recession period. As multifamily developers build more for-sale housing units in the years ahead, the average size of multifamily homes is likely to rise. According to second quarter 2019 data, the average per unit square footage of multifamily housing construction starts was 1,103, off from… Read More ›

    Apartment and Condominium Confidence Rebounds to Positive Territory in Second Quarter

    Thursday August 22nd, 2019 02:05:13 PM
    Carmel Ford

    Builder and developer confidence in the multifamily market strengthened in the second quarter of 2019, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Multifamily Market Survey (MMS). The MMS consists of two indices measuring supply and demand in the multifamily market: the Multifamily Production Index (MPI) and the Multifamily Vacancy Index (MVI). In the second quarter, the MPI jumped… Read More ›

    Contrasting Built-for-Rent and For-Sale New Single-Family Homes

    Wednesday August 21st, 2019 08:00:28 PM
    Robert Dietz

    How do homes built-for-rent differ from more common for-sale new single-family homes? This is an important question given recent attention on the built-for-rent sector of the residential construction industry. Second quarter data for 2019 reveal that approximately 42,000 homes were built-for-rent over the last year, representing about 5% of single-family construction. Though this figure continues to trend modestly higher as… Read More ›

    Existing Home Sales See First Year-Over-Year Gain in a Year, Boosted by Lower Mortgage Rates

    Wednesday August 21st, 2019 03:34:07 PM
    Fan-Yu Kuo

    After a minor decline in June, existing home sales, released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), rebounded in July. Total existing home sales, including single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, climbed 2.5% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.42 million in July. On a year-over-year basis, sales were 0.6% up than a year ago, the first year-over-year gain in… Read More ›



    CNN – Real Estate News

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    Wednesday August 8th, 2018 02:19:25 PM

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    Tuesday August 21st, 2018 04:35:35 PM

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    Looking for a home in Berlin or Budapest? Prepare to pay more

    Tuesday July 17th, 2018 11:28:00 AM

    Europe took 11 of the top 20 spots on a ranking of cities with the largest price increases in the first quarter, according to global property agency Knight Frank.

    Zillow buys a mortgage lender and the stock tanks

    Tuesday August 7th, 2018 04:55:43 PM

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