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Jan 11, 2017

Basel Accord with Valuation Component Delayed

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision announced Jan. 3 that it will delay voting on a new accord, part of which focuses on real estate risk requirements, including valuation. The Basel Accords establish regulatory capital requirements for bank regulatory agencies worldwide. The committee will resume work on the accord in the “near future.”


Jan 11, 2017

Fed Expects Economy to Grow, not Boom Under Trump

Notes from the Federal Reserve’s mid-December meeting indicate that Donald Trump’s presidency is expected to foster economic growth but not create the boom the president-elect has promised, The New York Times reported Jan. 4. The Fed indicated it will raise rates faster if growth accelerates.

Jan 11, 2017

Retail Rents Decline in Major Cities, Colliers Reports

Asking rents for retail space in major cities are softening across property types as retailers face continued pressure from online shopping, changing consumer tastes and brick-and-mortar competitors, according to commercial real estate services firm Colliers International, National Real Estate Investor reported Jan. 5.


Jan 11, 2017

Commercial, Multifamily Lending to Rise in 2017: MBA

Commercial and multifamily mortgage lending should increase this year, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported Jan. 5 in its survey of top commercial and multifamily mortgage origination firms. Sixty-three percent of firms expect mortgage originations to rise, with 26 percent anticipating an increase of at least 5 percent.

Jan 11, 2017

Retail Single-tenant Net Lease Caps Rise, Boulder Group Reports

Retail sector single-tenant lease cap rates increased during the fourth quarter of 2016 for the first time in three years, according to commercial real estate firm Boulder Group, MBA NewsLink reported Jan. 5. Boulder attributed the increase to rising Treasury rates.


Jan 11, 2017

Investors Favor Multifamily Properties: Survey

Multifamily properties are the top choice of commercial real estate investors as they aggressively look for new acquisitions, according to the Investor Sentiment Survey from Real Capital Markets, reported Jan. 4. Also hot among investors: industrial properties and land.

Jan 11, 2017

Mortgage Rates Start New Year Lower

Average fixed mortgage rates dropped for the first time in 10 weeks, but marked the first time in three years that mortgage rates opened the year above 4 percent, Freddie Mac reported Jan. 5 in its Primary Mortgage Market Survey.


Jan 11, 2017

Experts Predict Home Shortage, Rising Prices

Housing experts predict home prices will continue to rise this year, albeit at a slower pace than last year, Forbes reported Jan. 3. Experts also expect the supply of homes to remain low, and anticipate more millennials becoming homeowners.

Jan 11, 2017

Owning is Cheaper than Renting, Report Shows

The cost of buying a home is cheaper in 66 percent of U.S. markets, but that could change if mortgage rates continue to climb, analytics firm Attom Data Solutions reported Jan. 3 in its 2017 Rental Affordability Report.


Jan 11, 2017

Buyers Find Oldest Homes in Boston: Report

Boston; Newark, New Jersey; and Allentown, Pennsylvania; top the list of cities where buyers are most likely to find homes built before 1900, reported Jan. 3. Meridian, Idaho; Edmond, Oklahoma; and College Station, Texas; top the list of cities with the highest share of new homes.

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