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Jan 22, 2020

Fed Beige Book Shows Mixed Residential, Commercial Sectors

Low inventories of for-sale homes continue to strain markets in some Fed districts despite moderate expansion of new residential construction, according to the latest Beige Book released Jan. 15 by the Federal Reserve. Commercial activity was mixed, with districts reporting widely varying results.

 

Jan 22, 2020

FHFA Seeks Comments on Residential PACE Loan Programs

The Federal Housing Finance Agency on Jan. 16 issued a Request for Input regarding proposed changes to the Property Assessed Clean Energy program, which covers energy retrofitting for residential and commercial properties. This RFI focuses primarily on the residential sector.

 
Jan 22, 2020

Federal Reserve May Cut Interest Rates 3 Times This Year, Starting in March: UBS

The Federal Reserve could cut interest rates three times this year, despite such a move being uncommon during an election year, according to investment banking firm UBS, HousingWire reported Jan. 15. Damage from tariffs not covered under the Phase One trade deal could force the Fed to ease monetary policy as soon as March.

 
Jan 22, 2020

Greater Energy Efficiency in Lesser Office Buildings Boosts Value: Urban Land Institute

Improving the energy efficiency of class B/C office buildings is relatively easy to do and can increase property values and better position them to compete with class A buildings, according to the report Unlocking Hidden Value in Class B/C Commercial Buildings released Jan. 15 by the Urban Land Institute.

 

Jan 22, 2020

Industrial Developers, Investors Value Rail Lines: Report

Industrial developers and investors are finding increased value in properties near railroad tracks as the U.S. experiences a shortage of truck drivers, according to real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield, National Real Estate Investor reported Jan. 13. Moving products by rail is reportedly 45% less expensive per ton than shipping by road.

 
Jan 22, 2020

Wary of Lower Cap Rates, Investors Resist Student Housing at Small Schools: Data

A disconnect on cap rate expectations caused a growing number of investors to drop plans to purchase student housing in smaller markets, according to developer Pierce Education Properties, National Real Estate Investor reported Jan. 13. Buyers are resisting lower cap rates and demanding higher yields to compensate for the risk of buying near smaller schools.

 
Jan 22, 2020

Freddie Mac Sees Strong Multifamily Sector, with Increasing Originations and Rents

Multifamily originations are expected to increase this year to $390 billion, and the growth is expected to last through the early part of 2021, Freddie Mac reported Jan. 13 in its Multifamily 2020 Outlook. Additionally, rent growth is expected to be above the historic average, but increased supply may lead to increased vacancies.

 

Jan 22, 2020

Home Prices Expected to Grow 5.3% by November: CoreLogic

Home prices rose 0.5% between October and November 2019, and are expected to increase another 5.3% by this November as low mortgage rates continue to bolster the residential sector, according to the Home Price Forecast from analytics firm CoreLogic, HousingWire reported Jan. 14.

 
Jan 22, 2020

Metro Areas with Fewer Affordable Homes See Slower Job Growth: NAR Report

Metropolitan areas that saw housing affordability drop during the past five years experienced slower job growth as a result, according to the Home Affordability Index Ranking and Payroll Job Growth report released Jan. 15 by the National Association of Realtors. Housing affordability declined in 81 metros, with Boise, Idaho, seeing the largest drop.

 
Jan 22, 2020

New Homes with 4 or More Bedrooms Trend Lower as 3 Bedrooms Rise: NAHB

The number of new single-family homes with four or more bedrooms is declining, with three-bedroom homes becoming the new norm and accounting for 45% of home starts, according to the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction, the National Association of Home Builders reported Jan. 13. The change is attributed to millennials entering the market and seeking starter homes.

 
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