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Feb 23, 2022 08:30 AM

Tertiary Markets Lure Investors Due to High Yields and Growth Opportunities: Data

Tertiary markets are becoming hot as investors discover better yields and growth opportunities, with sales reaching $147 billion in 2021, up 56% from the $94.2 billion in transactions recorded in pre-pandemic 2019, WeathManagement.com reported Feb. 14. Tertiary markets are those outside the top 40 metropolitan statistical areas, and include Columbus, Ohio; Jacksonville, Florida; and Louisville, Kentucky. ​

 
Feb 16, 2022 08:30 AM

Women, Millennials Driving Black Homeownership: Realtor.com

Black homebuyers accounted for 9.1% of sales between October 2020 and September 2021, and while that’s up slightly from a decade ago, the growth rate is similar to non-Black homeowners, which suggests the homeownership gap hasn’t narrowed, Realtor.com reported Feb. 9. Black women are purchasing more homes than Black men, while millennials are the primary driver of Black homeownership.

 
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.

 
Sep 22, 2021 12:30 PM

HUD Disproportionately Sells Homes in Flood Zones: NPR

Homes sold by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development between January 2017 and August 2020 were 75 times more likely to be located in flood zones than other homes sold during the same period, NPR reported Sept. 13. Buyers of HUD homes received less information about flood risks and the cost of flood insurance than those who bought from private sellers.

 
Sep 22, 2021 12:30 PM

Freddie Mac Report Reveals Appraisal Valuation Gap

Freddie Mac on Sept. 20 released a report based on data from the Uniform Collateral Data Portal that showed appraisal values are more likely to fall below the contracted sale price of a home in areas with a higher share of minority households. Appraisal Institute President Rodman Schley, MAI, SRA, said that he supports study on this important issue in order to promote equity in homeownership for everyone. ​

 
Sep 22, 2021 12:30 PM

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Capital Requirements Set to Become Less Restrictive

The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced Sept. 15 proposed amendments to rules governing credit risk transfer securities, which involve transferring the risk of mortgage defaults to private investors, Bloomberg reported. Under the proposal, Fannie and Freddie would receive additional capital relief when issuing securities that would allow them to better support the housing market.

 
Sep 15, 2021 12:31 PM

FHFA Announces Equitable Housing Plans for Fannie, Freddie

The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced Sept. 7 that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will submit Equitable Housing Finance Plans to the agency by the end of the year. The plans will identify and address barriers to sustainable housing and outline ways to increase equity in housing finance. The public can provide input by Oct. 25.

 
Sep 15, 2021 12:30 PM

OCC Seeks to Rescind 2020 Community Reinvestment Act Rule

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency announced Sept. 8 that it’s seeking comments on proposed rules to rescind the Community Reinvestment Act rule issued in 2020 and replace it with rules jointly adopted by the federal banking agencies in 1995, as amended. The rules primarily focus on lending for the nation’s underserved communities. Public comments are due by Oct. 29.

 
 
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