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February 2018

Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board Seeks Dismissal of FTC Complaint

The Federal Trade Commission announced Jan. 10 that it will hear oral arguments next month on motions filed by the FTC and the Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board. The LREAB in November filed a motion to dismiss the complaint filed against it by the FTC, while the FTC filed motions for partial summary judgment and for opposition to the LREAB's motion to dismiss.

 
February 2018

Fed Beige Book Shows Mixed Results for Residential, Commercial Sectors

Most Fed districts reported low housing activity due to constrained housing inventory — an ongoing concern — while non-residential activity continued to experience slight growth, the Fed reported Jan. 17 in its newest Beige Book.

 

February 2018

FHFA Allows Fannie, Freddie to Hold Reserves for First Time Since 2008

The Federal Housing Finance Agency allowed the government-sponsored enterprises to each retain $3 billion in capital, a policy change agreed to in late December that enables Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to maintain reserves for the first time since 2008, HousingWire reported Dec. 29.

 
February 2018

New Amazon Headquarters Could Boost Housing Demand by 27 Percent: Report

Amazon's proposed second headquarters could increase housing demand by as much as 27 percent in the chosen city, according to investment firm Amherst Capital Management, HousingWire reported Jan. 24. Amazon said it plans to invest more than $5 billion in its new headquarters, which could create 50,000 "high-paying jobs."

 

February 2018

Experts Predict Changes to Home Prices, Inventory

The pace of home sales is expected to slow early this year, and a lack of inventory should continue to plague the market, according to experts who voiced their yearly housing market predictions, Forbes reported Jan. 3. Other predictions: price growth will slow and more millennials will become buyers.

 
February 2018

Economists Predict Tax Reform Will Boost Housing Market

New tax laws are expected to spur job and economic growth, which will further boost residential real estate, economists reported Jan. 9 at the National Association of Home Builders International Builders' Show. However, a lack of construction workers and a shortage of buildable lots will continue to constrain the market.

 

February 2018

Rust Belt, Midwest Have Cheapest Housing Markets: Report

Marion, Indiana, with a median home price of $66,750, has the most affordable houses among the largest 500 U.S. metros, Realtor.com reported Jan. 15. Also on the most affordable list: Danville, Illinois, and Pottsville, Pennsylvania, two cities hit hard by industrial decline.

 
February 2018

The Number of Renters Drops for the First Time in 13 Years, Data Shows

The nation's rental population decreased in 2017 — the first drop since 2004, according to the Annual Rent Report from apartment listing service Abodo, HousingWire reported Jan 3. However, the number of renters still outpaces that of owners, and rents continue to rise.

 

February 2018

Washington Has Top Residential Markets

Residential real estate markets are expected to appreciate 4.2 percent this year, and the top five performers are all in Washington state, according to the Strongest & Weakest Markets report released Jan. 10 by analytics firm Veros Real Estate Solutions. Bangor, Maine, is expected to be the year's worst performing market.

 
February 2018

Las Vegas Among Cities Expected to be a Top 2018 Housing Market: Report

Las Vegas is expected to be the hottest housing market this year, with increasing home sales and rising but still relatively affordable prices, according to predictions from Realtor.com, HousingWire reported Jan. 3. Other expected hot spots: Dallas and Deltona, Florida.

 
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