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Oct 06, 2020 12:30 PM

Retail, Office and Industrial Cap Rates at New Lows: Report

Cap rates in the single-tenant, net lease retail, office and industrial sectors reached record lows during the third quarter, down 19, 10 and 11 basis points, respectively, from the second quarter, real estate firm The Boulder Group reported Oct. 2 in its Q3 Net Lease Market Report. The drop is mainly due to the Fed’s announcement that interest rates will remain near zero at least through 2023.

 
Aug 05, 2020 12:30 PM

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Update Appraisal Guidance FAQ

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on July 29 released an updated FAQ document that provides temporary guidance to appraisers on several policy areas in response to the COVID-19 national emergency. The document updates guidance on the use of photos in reports for exterior-only appraisals and provides new guidance on UCC-1 financing statements and waivers for exterior-only or desktop appraisals.

 
Mar 18, 2020 12:30 PM

Appraisal Institute Seeks Guidance from Policy Makers

The Appraisal Institute announced March 18 that it is aggressively engaging all primary appraisal policy makers to help guide appraisers during the coronavirus pandemic. AI expects some guidance to be released as early as this week about exterior-only and/or desktop appraisals for loans sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

 
Feb 19, 2020 12:30 PM

Fed Says Economy is Healthy as it Eyes Effect of Coronavirus

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell addressed Congress Feb. 11 stating that the nation’s economy is healthy and in its 11th year of expansion — the longest in history, Reuters reported. Powell also defended the Fed’s plan to ease strains in the banking system and warned of a possible economic hit due to the coronavirus.

 
Feb 19, 2020 12:30 PM

Industrial and Logistics Sector is Expected to Stay Healthy: Cushman & Wakefield

The market for industrial and logistics real estate is forecast to be strong through 2021, according to commercial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield, Material Handling & Logistics reported Feb. 10. Nearly 460 million square feet is expected to be absorbed, but new supply should surpass demand this year. Vacancy rates should stay around 5%.

 
Feb 18, 2020 12:30 PM

AI Supports GAO Study of Valuation Safety and Soundness

The Appraisal Institute on Feb. 14 submitted a letter to the chairs of the House Financial Services Committee and the Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance, thanking them for requesting that the Government Accountability Office study the implementation of Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989 to protect homeowners from appraisal loopholes.

 
Feb 12, 2020 12:30 PM

WeWork Downfall Reportedly Most Threatens 3 Office Markets

The office markets in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco are at the biggest risk of being negatively impacted by the downfall of office sharing company WeWork, according to multiple real estate services firms, National Real Estate Investor reported Feb. 4. Between 2010 and 2019, WeWork became the nation’s fastest-growing office tenant.

 
Feb 12, 2020 12:30 PM

Election Could Halt CRE Investor Activity, Report Predicts

The presidential election could cause the U.S. commercial real estate market to pause or drop after the second quarter, according to the National Investor Sentiment Report from analytics firm RCM/Lightbox, GlobeSt.com reported Feb. 6. Top threats to CRE investment activity include a wait-and-see approach until after the election and a significant change in economic conditions.

 
Feb 12, 2020 12:30 PM

White House May Require All Federal Architecture to be Classical Style: Report

The White House is considering rewriting the Guiding Principles for Federal Architecture, established in 1962, to require new federal government buildings and those undergoing renovation to adhere to a classical architectural style, Architectural Record reported Feb. 4. The White House said recent projects completed by the General Service Administration’s Design Excellence Program have “little aesthetic appeal.”

 
Feb 06, 2020 12:30 PM

FHA Delays Launch of Electronic Appraisal Delivery System

The Federal Housing Administration announced Jan. 28 it is postponing changes to its Electronic Appraisal Delivery system Appraisal Logging Screen due to a lapse in appropriations. FHA also is delaying the Appraisal Case Transfer screen in FHA Connection and the start date for business-to-government appraisal logging and transfer connections to an undetermined future date.

 
 
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