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Oct 13, 2020 12:30 PM

Student Housing Deals Stymied by Campus Closings, But Sector Looks Strong: Colliers

Investment in student housing properties has slowed considerably since the coronavirus has affected in-person education, but many properties are fully-leased — if not occupied — and continue to generate income, according to real estate firm Colliers International, National Real Estate Investor reported Oct. 6. Top-tier assets are commanding prices commensurate with what they would receive before the lockdown.

 
Oct 06, 2020 12:30 PM

Hotel, Retail Appraisals Show "Atrocious" Loss in Value: Data

An analysis of appraisals for 116 hospitality and retail properties conducted by lender Wells Fargo showed an “atrocious” loss in values, dropping about 27% since the loans were originated, PhillyNow reported Oct. 1. The appraisals show how some sectors have suffered under COVID-19 restrictions, and even as they ease, the public is reluctant to travel and spend money.

 
Oct 06, 2020 12:30 PM

Life Insurers to Face Loan Losses 50% Higher Than During Financial Crisis: Fitch

Life insurers in the U.S. are expecting their losses on commercial real estate loans to be 50% higher than they were during the 2007-08 financial crisis, according to the U.S. Life Insurers’ Mortgage Update released Oct. 1 by ratings agency Fitch Ratings, Commercial Property Executive reported. The report said losses could extend into 2021 because of regulatory forbearance actions.

 
Sep 30, 2020 12:30 PM

Home Values, Owner Equity Up in Q2: Federal Reserve

The aggregate value of the nation’s residential mortgages at the end of the second quarter was $10.6 trillion, an $80 billion increase from the first quarter, according to the Q2 Federal Reserve Flow of Funds report released Sept. 21, the National Association of Home Builders reported. The aggregate value of household market values reached $30.8 trillion, an increase of $450 billion.

 
Sep 30, 2020 12:30 PM

Sales of Existing Homes at Highest Level Since 2006: NAR

The sales of existing homes climbed for the third consecutive month in August, reaching the highest level since December 2006, the National Association of Realtors reported Sept. 22. Home sales are expected to continue their upward trajectory through the end of the year.

 
Sep 30, 2020 12:30 PM

Homebuyers are Flocking to Affordable Counties Just Outside Major Metros: Redfin

El Dorado Country in California, near Sacramento and the Bay Area, is the nation’s hottest market as homebuyers seek more affordable areas outside of major metros but still within driving distance of them, real estate marketplace Redfin reported Sept. 21. Homebuyer interest is also heating up in Camden County, New Jersey, and Columbia Country, Oregon.

 
Sep 23, 2020 12:30 PM

GSEs Need Help Recovering Funds From COVID-19 Relief ProgramS

Government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may face insolvency if they can’t recover some costs connected to their COVID-19 mortgage relief programs, Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mark Calabria told lawmakers Sept. 16, ABA Banking Journal reported. Calabria said the GSEs would recover some fees through the controversial adverse market fee, which would apply to certain mortgage refinance transactions.

 
Sep 22, 2020 12:30 PM

Most Cities Not Seeing "Mass Exodus" Due to COVID-19: Data

Reports about the COVID-19 pandemic causing a mass exodus from major cities are generally unfounded, with most states seeing fewer people moving between March 11 and June 30 this year than last year, according to data from moving company platform Hire A Helper, Bloomberg reported Sept. 16. Those who did leave big cities relocated to other large metros.

 
Sep 22, 2020 12:30 PM

Housing Factors into Improved Economic Forecast: Fannie Mae

The full-year 2020 real GDP is forecast to contract by only 2.6%, down from the previous month’s forecast of 3.1%, Fannie Mae’s Economic and Strategic Research Group reported Sept. 15. The pace of existing home sales, which increased in July to a level not seen since 2006, was cited as one of the main reasons for the improved forecast.

 
Sep 16, 2020 12:30 PM

HUD Finalizes Revised Rule for "Disparate Impact" Claims

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Sept. 4 finalized its revised standard for bringing “disparate impact” claims under the Fair Housing Act, ABA Banking Journal reported. The final HUD rule now is aligned with the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs vs. Inclusive Communities Project.

 
 
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