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Nov 03, 2021 12:30 PM

Broader Real Estate Sector to Recover, Hotels to Disappoint, ULI Forecast Predicts

Many U.S. real estate sectors are expected to recover to pre-pandemic levels by 2023, but the hotel sector likely will continue struggling, the Urban Land Institute revealed Oct. 27 in its Fall 2021 Real Estate Economic Forecast. The forecast noted that commercial real estate is in a strong position to build its way out of the pandemic and take the economy with it.

 
Nov 03, 2021 12:30 PM

Living with Ghosts OK if Home Price is Right: Realtor.com

Almost one-third of consumers said they would be willing to live with a “friendly” ghost if that roommate concession enabled them to afford their dream home, an Oct. 26 Realtor.com survey revealed. Twenty percent of consumers said they would live in a home where a murder occurred, and another 17% said they would live in a haunted house.

 
Nov 03, 2021 12:30 PM

Historic Low Cap Rates in Drug Store Sector, Data Reveals

Cap rates in the single-tenant drug store sector dropped 59 basis points during the third quarter to 5.8%, reaching a historic low, The Boulder Group reported Nov. 1 in its Q3 2021 Net Lease Drug Store report. Record-low cap rates for CVS (5.15%) and Walgreens (5.4%) primarily caused the decline.

 
May 26, 2021 12:30 PM

IRS Rejects Developer-led Attempts to Expand 8,700 Opportunity Zone Boundaries

Despite developer efforts to have boundaries expanded for nearly 8,700 opportunity zones, the IRS said the zones are established and not subject to change, The Real Deal reported May 17. Both developers and investors sought to expand the areas where opportunity zone investments — and tax breaks — could be claimed after Census Bureau maps were updated.

 
Jan 20, 2021 12:30 PM

GSEs Extend Flexibilities for Appraisals, Employment Verification

The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced Jan. 14 that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will extend their flexibilities pertaining to both property appraisals and employment verification through Feb 28. The flexibilities were initially put in place in March 2020 and extended throughout last year in an effort to facilitate liquidity in the mortgage marketplace during the coronavirus outbreak.

 
Jan 20, 2021 12:30 PM

Essential Worker Status May Help Appraisers Get Early Vaccination

The Appraisal Institute on Jan. 20 advised its professionals to check with state and local government agencies where they reside to see if the real estate appraiser profession falls into an essential workforce category that will give them early access to a COVID-19 vaccine.

 
Jan 20, 2021 12:30 PM

SBA Re-opens Paycheck Protection Program for New and Some Current Borrowers

The Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, on Jan. 11 re-opened the Paycheck Protection Program for new borrowers and select current ones. The latest round of funding authorizes up to $284 billion for small business owners to aid in job retention for their employees and to assist with other expenses.

 
Jan 13, 2021 12:30 PM

Democrat-controlled Congress Could Mean More Rent Relief

With Democrats controlling both the House and Senate, there may be additional relief coming for renters facing eviction, CNBC reported Jan. 6. While the current stimulus package extended an eviction ban through January and allocated $25 billion for rental assistance, additional measures could provide renters with additional financial assistance and guarantee those facing eviction the right to seek counsel.

 
Jan 13, 2021 12:30 PM

COVID-19 Led to Most Corporate Bankruptcies Since 2009: Data

Retail, consumer and energy companies led the list of 244 companies that filed for bankruptcy in 2020, the most since 2009 when 293 companies sought protection, Bloomberg reported Jan. 5. More bankruptcies are expected as retail continues to struggle. Real estate was hit hard, with 22 large firms filing for bankruptcy — the most since 2011.

 
Jan 13, 2021 12:30 PM

Fed Officials Unanimously Support Bond-buying Strategy, Meeting Minutes Show

Federal Reserve officials during their December meeting unanimously agreed to maintain the current pace of asset purchases while remaining open to future adjustments, Bloomberg reported Jan. 6. The Federal Open Market Committee kept interest rates near zero and pledged to continue $120 billion in monthly purchases of mortgage-back securities.

 
 
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