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Sep 11, 2019

White House Unveils Plan to End Fannie, Freddie Control

The Trump administration on Sept. 5 shared its plan for releasing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from more than 10 years of government control, including the creation of new competitors, Bloomberg reported. The plan involves cooperation from multiple federal agencies and calls for reforms that protect the government-sponsored enterprises from another housing crash.


Sep 11, 2019

Housing Sector Slow, Commercial Sector Steady: Beige Book

Home sales through the end of August remained slow in most fed districts due to ongoing housing inventory shortages and flat new home construction, the Federal Reserve reported Sept. 4 in its newest Beige Book. On the commercial side, construction and sales activity held steady, and leasing increased slightly.

Sep 11, 2019

Office Sector Shows Weakest CRE Growth Outlook Despite Strong Job Market: Report

The office market shows the weakest growth among commercial real estate sectors — despite strong job reports, according to real estate marketplace Ten-X, MBA NewsLink reported Sept. 5. The number of new office projects in the pipeline is expected to eclipse absorption and push vacancies up to 17.3% by the end of the year.

Sep 11, 2019

Commercial Real Estate Sector Shows 10 Years of Green Progress: Urban Land Institute

The commercial real estate sector has made significant progress over the past 10 years in reducing carbon emissions and energy consumption while increasing building values, the Urban Land Institute’s Greenprint Center for Building Performance reported Aug. 28. Among the most effective projects: green leasing, net-zero energy investment and high-efficiency water fixtures.


Sep 11, 2019

Investors Pick Campus Housing at Top Football Schools: CBRE

Student housing at colleges with elite football programs attract greater interest from investors and trade at lower cap rates than housing serving schools with less successful football programs, real estate firm CBRE reported Aug. 27. The reason being: great football programs draw large and consistent enrollment, which results in stable cash flow.

Sep 11, 2019

Charleston, South Carolina, Named Nation’s Hottest Multifamily Market: Yardi Matrix

Charleston, South Carolina, is expected to be the nation’s hottest multifamily market, based on number of units under construction, according to analytics firm Yardi Matrix, HousingWire reported Sept. 4. Charleston is on track to deliver more than 3,600 units this year and close to that amount next year. Other hot multifamily markets: Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Salt Lake City.

Sep 11, 2019

Homeowners, Renters Would Pay More for Chance to Choose Neighbors:

Renters would pay an additional $225 per month and homeowners an additional $125 per month for the privilege to choose their neighbors, according to a survey reported Aug. 30. Millennials were willing to pay more than four times what baby boomers would spend. The results were similar for rural, suburban and urban residents.


Sep 11, 2019

House Hunters Would Pause Search if Recession Hits: Survey

Nearly 56% of active homebuyers said they would put their housing hunt on hold if a recession hits, reported Aug. 28 in its Home of Home survey. Active buyers are those currently house hunting. More than 36% of active buyers said they expect a recession next year.

Sep 11, 2019

Pending Home Sales Fall in July; Greatest Decline Reported in the West, NAR Reports

Pending home sales nationwide fell 2.5% between June and July, as economic uncertainty and a shortage of moderately priced homes kept would-be buyers from the market, the National Association of Realtors reported Aug. 29. Homes sales in the Northeast showed the smallest decline while sales in the West experienced the greatest decline.

Sep 11, 2019

Home Price Gains Expected to Jump During the Next 12 Months: CoreLogic Forecast

Home price gains are expected to increase 5.4% by next July, according to a forecast from analytics firm CoreLogic, HousingWire reported Sept. 3. That level of growth would be faster than the 3.6% annualized price gains reported in July. Key factors driving the growth: low mortgage rates and inventory shortages.

Sep 11, 2019

House Prices Rising Fastest in Neighborhoods Where Cars Are Required, Redfin Reports

Home prices in car-dependent neighborhoods are rising faster than those in walkable neighborhoods, a trend likely the result of many homebuyers getting priced out of the most walkable neighborhoods, real estate site Redfin reported Aug. 29. Philadelphia and Cleveland saw the greatest annual growth in car-dependent neighborhoods.

Sep 11, 2019

Mortgage Rates Fall to 3-Year Low on Weakening Economic Data: Freddie Mac Survey

Mortgage rates during the past week dropped to their lowest levels in nearly three years due to weakening economic data, namely ongoing pressure on manufacturing and trade, Freddie Mac reported Sept. 5 in its Primary Mortgage Market Survey. However, the survey noted that economic fundamentals are still solid.

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