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Sep 28, 2022 08:30 AM

Fannie Mae Data Shows Modest Recession Likely in 2023

The economy is expected to grow during the second half of the year, but high inflation, tightening monetary policy and reduced housing activity likely will result in a modest recession next year, Fannie Mae’s Economic and Strategic Research Group reported Sept. 21. The forecast was lowered for both single-family home sales and multifamily starts due largely to higher mortgage rates.

 
Sep 28, 2022 08:30 AM

CFPB Seeks Public Input on New Refinance Mortgage Products

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced Sept. 22. that it is seeking input on potential new products with a particular focus on improving mortgage refinancing for homeowners with smaller loan balances. Refinancing volume has dropped dramatically, down almost 70% from last year as interest rates have risen.

 
Sep 28, 2022 08:30 AM

Institutional Investors Lower Expectations on Real Estate Holdings, Survey Shows

Institutional investors said they anticipate lowering-than-expected returns on real estate holdings, according to a Pension Real Estate Association survey, MBA NewsLink reported Sept. 19. Investors said they now anticipate an 8.8% return across all property types for the year whereas six months ago they expected a 9.5% return. Next year they’re predicting only a 4.4% return.  

 
Sep 21, 2022 08:30 AM

House Passes ‘Concerning’ VA Appraisal Legislation

The House on Sept. 14 passed HR 7735, the Improving Access to the VA Home Loan Benefit Act of 2022, legislation that proposes to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs' appraisal requirements, including when an appraisal is necessary, how appraisals are conducted and who is eligible to conduct an appraisal. The Appraisal Institute opposes this legislation.

 
Sep 21, 2022 08:30 AM

Single-tenant Net Lease Sector to Face Trouble: Colliers

The single-tenant net lease sector had a strong first half of the year, with a record $40.1 billion in investment sales, but volume dropped 35% during the second quarter, and is down 17% from the same point a year ago, GlobeSt.com reported Sept. 15. The number of deals also declined, down 42% year-over-year primarily due to rising interest rates.

 
Sep 21, 2022 08:30 AM

Apartment Construction Hits 50-year High: New York Takes Top Position, Report Shows 

Multifamily construction is at a historic 50-year high, with 420,000 new units expected to be completed this year, RentCafé.com reported Sept. 8. The New York metro area is projected to take the lead with 28,153 new apartment units, beating Dallas-Fort Worth for the first time since 2018.   

 
Sep 14, 2022 08:30 AM

Hotel Sector Outlook Raised for Second Half of 2022, According to CBRE  

CBRE has revised its forecast for hotel performance for the second half of the year, anticipating growth in revenue per available room, MBA NewsLink reported Sept. 7. While room demand has slowed, the sector outperformed expectations during the second quarter despite an economic contraction and the highest inflation in more than 40 years.

 
Sep 14, 2022 08:30 AM

Home Sales Worse than Expected: Goldman Sachs

Sales of new and existing homes dropped more than previously reported, down almost 30% from their October 2020 high — and the downward trend likely will continue, according to a report published Sept. 1 by Goldman Sachs, The Hill reported. The report cited reduced affordability, diminished pandemic tailwinds and a drop in purchase plans as primary factors for the decline.

 
Sep 14, 2022 08:30 AM

Office Market Likely Changed Forever: MBA White Paper

Labor market conditions will play a big role in the demand for office space and how that space is used and valued, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported Sept. 8 in its white paper, “A Framework for Considering Office Demand in a Post-pandemic World.” The white paper presents lease demand and valuation scenarios for two office-use models: a hybrid work schedule and a greater return to the office.​

 
Sep 07, 2022 08:30 AM

Office Sector Down, Not Out as Firms Seek Changes, Short Leases: Cushman & Wakefield

While the office sector has experienced negative absorption for eight of the past nine quarters, there are some bright spots, especially the life sciences sector, according to the Office MarketBeat report from Cushman & Wakefield, MBA NewsLink reported Aug. 30. The report also revealed that many firms anticipate making “significant changes” to their office space and will seek shorter leases.

 
 
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