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Feb 22, 2017

Fed Sees CRE Valuations as ‘Area of Concern’

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told Congress Feb. 14 during the central bank’s semiannual Monetary Policy Report that commercial real estate valuations have been an increasing area of concern during the past year, Reuters reported. Yellen further noted that commercial property prices are a growing concern.

Feb 22, 2017

US Court of Appeals Agrees to Rehear CFPB Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Feb. 16 ruled that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau can defend the constitutionality of its leadership structure, HousingWire reported. A three-judge panel of the court previously ruled the leadership structure was unconstitutional; the entire court will now hear the case.


Feb 22, 2017

Report Shows Strong Apartment Fundamentals

Apartment fundamentals are expected to remain strong this year, with rents rising faster than inflation and units experiencing healthy occupancy rates, according to real estate investment firm Marcus & Millichap, National Real Estate Investor reported Feb. 14.

Feb 22, 2017

CMBS Delinquency Rates May Increase: Morningstar

The delinquency rates for commercial mortgage-backed securities could increase this year due to a sharp rise in delinquent CMBS loans, according to ratings agency Morningstar Credit Ratings, MBA NewsLink reported Feb. 16. CMBS delinquencies fell 43 basis points in 2016 to finish the year at 3 percent.


Feb 22, 2017

Domestic Investments in Hotels to Increase: JLL

Domestic investment in U.S. hotels is expected to increase this year, offsetting a decline in foreign investment, according to real estate services firm JLL, MBA NewsLink reported Feb. 16. The nation’s hospitality sector should be flat as a result, with nearly $31 billion in transactions — on par with last year.

Feb 22, 2017

Mortgage Rates Dip for Second Consecutive Week

Average fixed mortgage rates during the past week dropped slightly for the second consecutive week, Freddie Mac reported Feb. 16 in its Primary Mortgage Market Survey.


Feb 22, 2017

Denver Has Nation’s Hottest Suburb, Finds

Northeast Denver topped the list of the country’s suburban hotspots, and its median home price jumped 27 percent between 2015 and 2016, reported Feb. 13. Suburban enclaves outside Dallas and San Francisco rounded out the top three.

Feb 22, 2017

Strict Lending Standards Discourage Applicants: Report

Strict mortgage lending standards are causing many would-be buyers to completely abandon the real estate market, according to a report from the Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center, MarketWatch reported Feb. 14.


Feb 22, 2017

NAHB Reports Housing Affordability Remains Low

Housing affordability is at its lowest level since 2008, with regulatory constraints, land and labor prices driving up construction costs, the National Association of Home Builders reported Feb. 16. Only 59.9 percent of homes sold between October and December were affordable to families earning the U.S. median income of $65,700.

Feb 22, 2017

Environmental Hazards Affect 25 Percent of Homes: Study

One quarter of the nation’s homes, with a combined value of $4.9 trillion, are located in areas at high risk for one of four main environmental hazards: superfund sites, brownfields, pollution or poor air quality, analytics firm Attom Data Solutions reported Feb. 13 in its Environmental Hazards Housing Risk Index.

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