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February 2017

Updated HUD Standards Allow More Noise, Amenities

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development changed its noise standards to reflect the market shift toward urban sensibilities and environments where noise levels generally are higher, MBA NewsLink reported Jan. 12. As a result, developers will be able to add more balconies and other exterior amenities.

 
February 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."

 

February 2017

Beige Book Shows Mixed Results for Residential, Commercial Sectors

Sales and construction of residential real estate were mixed across most Fed districts, except in San Francisco where activity remained strong, the Federal Reserve reported Jan. 18 in its newest Beige Book. Commercial real estate across most districts was stable, but especially strong in Atlanta and Cleveland.

 
February 2017

Dallas Top Spot for Residential Real Estate Investment

A fast-growing population, strong job gains and rising home prices put Dallas atop the list of the best residential real estate markets in which to invest, Forbes reported Jan. 10. Florida cities Jacksonville and Orlando rounded out the top three on the list.

 

February 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.

 
February 2017

Report Shows San Francisco Land Values Eclipse Home Values

Land accounts for up to 81 percent of the average home value in San Francisco, according to a Jan. 11 Realtor.com report on top cities where land exceeds property value. The California cities of San Jose and Santa Ana also topped the list.

 

February 2017

Homes Lose Square Footage, Gain Efficiency: NAHB

The average square footage of newly built homes dropped last year for the first time in seven years as more millennials entered the market as first-time homebuyers, the National Association of Home Builders reported Jan. 12. Buyers reportedly seek less space and more amenities, including energy-efficient features and home automation.

 
February 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.

 

February 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.

 
February 2017

Housing Markets Improve Nationwide: Freddie Mac

More than 80 percent of major U.S. housing markets have improved, with the real estate market in Georgia a stand out as it reaches historically high housing activity, Freddie Mac reported Dec. 28 in its Multi-Indicator Market Index.

 
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