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Aug 24, 2022 08:30 AM

Industrial Sector Slowing to Pre-pandemic Levels: NAIOP

The industrial sector is showing signs of cooling due to such factors as lower pressure on global supply chains, increasing inventory carrying costs, a cooling economy and a decrease in e-commerce expansion, NAIOP reported Aug. 16 in its newest Industrial Space Demand Forecast. Net absorption of industrial space is expected to decline until it returns to pre-pandemic levels.

Aug 17, 2022 08:30 AM

Stagflation Could Cause Lower CRE Valuations, Elevated Cap Rates: Fitch Ratings

Stagflation likely will result in reduced valuations for commercial real estate and increased cap rates, according to analysts from Fitch Ratings, reported Aug. 11. High inflation, weak economic growth and changes to nominal net operating income were cited as the main drivers.

Aug 17, 2022 08:30 AM

FHFA to Require GSE Servicers to Keep Fair Lending Data

The Federal Housing Finance Agency will require servicers to maintain data on borrowers’ age, race, ethnicity, gender and preferred language for all federally backed loans starting March 1, 2023, HousingWire reported Aug. 11. The mandate will remain in effect throughout the life of the loan, even if the servicing rights change companies.

Aug 17, 2022 08:30 AM

Appraisal Foundation Extends 2020-21 USPAP Through 2023

The Appraisal Foundation’s Appraisal Standards Board announced Aug. 11 that the current edition of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice will be extended for an additional year. The 2020-2021 USPAP will now be effective until Dec. 31, 2023.

Aug 11, 2022 08:30 AM

Hybrid Appraisals Can Offer New Opportunities for Appraisers: The Appraisal Journal

Appraisers should be prepared with the knowledge necessary to meet the demand for bifurcated or hybrid appraisals, according to an article published this week in The Appraisal Journal.

Aug 03, 2022 08:30 AM

Economy is Slowing, Housing Starts and Home Sales Both Decline, Data Reveals

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index, which assesses the 3-6-month economic outlook, dropped 0.8% in June, the fourth consecutive monthly decline, Fannie Mae reported July 22. Existing home sales were down 5.4% in June, the lowest point in two years, and housing starts dropped 2% to the lowest level since last October. Consumer pessimism, labor conditions and stock prices drove the decline. ​

Aug 03, 2022 08:30 AM

Federal Reserve Planning More Rate Increases to Curb Inflation

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on July 27 raised the benchmark U.S. interest rate 75 basis points to a range of 2.25% to 2.5%, and noted that the Fed will continue tightening monetary policy, including additional interest rate hikes, to help curb inflation, Bloomberg reported.

Aug 03, 2022 08:30 AM

US Needs 4 Million More Apartments by 2035, Research Shows

Nearly 4.3 million new apartments will be needed across the U.S. by 2035 to meet housing demand, according to research released July 28 by the National Multifamily Housing Council and the National Apartment Association. Currently, there is a shortage of around 600,000 units, and the number of affordable apartments — those with rents less than $1,000 per month — has declined by 4.7 million between 2015-20. ​

Jul 26, 2022 08:30 AM

Rapid Growth and Influx of New Residents Pushes Austin Affordability to the Limit: Valuation Magazine

The Mountain West states are seeing a surge of new residents — and home prices are skyrocketing. Find out how some of the most popular areas are handling the influx and the challenges to their economies and lifestyles in the second quarter 2022 issue of Valuation magazine.

Jul 20, 2022 08:30 AM

Residential Sector Cools, Bay Area Sees Biggest Chill: Redfin

Housing markets in Northern California are cooling faster than any other area in the U.S., with the San Francisco Bay Area seeing the greatest drop in demand — led by San Jose where housing supply has increased by 10% year over year, Redfin reported July 8. Buyers are also giving a cold shoulder to the Sacramento and Oakland markets.

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