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Jun 10, 2020 12:30 PM

US Economy Expected to Begin Recovery in Q3: ABA Forecast

The U.S. economy is expected to drop about 6% this year, but will start to recover in the third quarter, according to a forecast released by the American Bankers Association on May 29. Predicting a recovery is difficult, however, because consumers typically account for 70% of the U.S. economy, and it’s unknown when their normal activity will resume.

 
Jun 10, 2020 12:30 PM

Industrial Sector Demand Grows Due to COVID-19-related E-commerce Boost: Report

The transition from bricks-and-mortar retail to online shopping has accelerated due to the coronavirus pandemic, with e-commerce growing at an annual rate of 20% and driving demand for as much as 400 million-square-feet of new industrial space, according to real estate firm Confluent Development, National Real Estate Investor reported June 1.

 
Jun 03, 2020 12:30 PM

COVID-19 Less Damaging to CRE than Great Recession: ULI

Commercial real estate markets and property values are expected to be less affected by a COVID-19-related recession than they were by the Great Recession, with the exceptions being hospitality and retail, according an Urban Land Institute survey, GlobeSt.com reported May 26. The survey noted an expected $275 billion drop in real estate transaction volume this year.

 
Jun 03, 2020 12:30 PM

San Jose, California, to Fare Best During Pandemic: Data

San Jose, California, tops the list of U.S. cities expected to best withstand the effects of the coronavirus, according to real estate investment firm Nuveen, GlobeSt.com reported May 27. Nashville, Tennessee, and Raleigh, North Carolina, also topped the list. However, Detroit and Louisville, Kentucky, were among cities expected to fare the worst.

 
Jun 03, 2020 12:30 PM

Some CRE Sectors Were Suffering Before Coronavirus Made Things Worse: Moodys

A new report revealed that retail, office and apartment construction was down before the coronavirus pandemic made conditions even worse, according to data firm Moody’s Analytics, GlobeSt.com reported May 27. Retail construction in the first quarter was at a 20-year low, while office construction was down 85% and apartment construction was down 38%.

 
May 27, 2020 12:30 PM

Fed Warns of "Substantial Repricing" for CRE Properties

Elevated valuation pressures on commercial real estate assets and a bleak outlook for the sector could cause “substantial repricing,” according to the Federal Reserve’s Financial Stability Report released May 18, GlobeSt.com reported. CRE prices were high before the pandemic, and disruptions in the hospitality and retail sectors, in particular, have been severe.

 
May 27, 2020 12:30 PM

FHFA Rereleases Proposed Capital Rule for Fannie, Freddie

The Federal Housing Finance Agency on May 20 announced that it is seeking comments on a notice of proposed rulemaking that sets a new regulatory capital framework for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The proposed rule is a re-proposal of the rulemaking previously published in July 2018, and comments are due 60 days after the rule’s publication in the Federal Register.

 
May 27, 2020 12:30 PM

Mnuchin Says US Economy to "Bottom Out" in Q2, See "Gigantic Increase" in Q4

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told attendees of an online conference May 21 that he expects the nation’s economy to “bottom out” during the second quarter, but then experience a “gigantic increase” during the fourth quarter, Reuters reported. Mnuchin noted that a lower level of activity in one quarter increases the chances for activity in other quarters.

 
May 20, 2020 08:15 PM

FHFA Gives Homeowners in Forbearance Payment Options

The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced May 13 that homeowners who are in forbearance due to the coronavirus pandemic can defer repayment of their missed monthly mortgage payments until their home is sold or refinanced or at loan maturity. Servicers will begin extending the payment deferral option July 1.

 
May 20, 2020 12:15 PM

HUD Extends Appraisal Inspection Options Until June 30

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced May 14 that it has extended the Federal Housing Administration’s single-family exterior-only or desktop-only appraisal inspection options until June 30, enabling appraisers to limit face-to-face contact during the coronavirus pandemic. The guidance is included in Mortgagee Letter 2020-14.

 
 
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