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    DOWNSIZERS IN BRITAIN WANT TO HELP OFFSPRING GET ON HOUSING LADDER

    Aug 21, 2019

    Home owners in Britain looking to downsize are four times more likely to spend their extra cash getting their kids on the property ladder, rather than supporting them through their education, according to new research. A survey of 1,000 home owners aged 55 and over by full service estate agency Yopa...

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    ZILLOW BEGINS BUYING AND SELLING HOUSES IN SOUTH FLORIDA

    Aug 19, 2019

    Zillow is expanding its direct buying program again, announcing Monday that it is now buying and selling houses in the South Florida area. Starting Monday, Zillow Offers is going to be live in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and the surrounding area, the company announced.

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    REALTOR.COM LAUNCHES NEW TOOLS TO HELP HOMEBUYERS STAY WITHIN BUDGET

    Aug 19, 2019

    Part of the fun of search real estate sites is looking at houses that are outside of your price range, but one site is now introducing some responsibility into that equation by helping to make sure prospective buyers' eyes aren't bigger than their stomaches.

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    MANHATTAN APARTMENT RENTS RISE AS NEW YORKERS DELAY HOME PURCHASES

    Aug 15, 2019

    The median rent for a Manhattan apartment rose to $3,595 in July, a 5.7% gain from a year earlier, and reached a new high of $3,000 in Brooklyn, up 1.7%, as potential homebuyers waited to see what effect the state’s “mansion tax” would have on New York’s real estate. The numb...

    DOUGLAS ELLIMAN REAL ESTATE
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    LATEST HOUSING MARKET ANALYSIS SUGGESTS SALES ARE STEADY DESPITE BREXIT UNCERTAINTY

    Aug 14, 2019

    UK property price growth remains low at 0.7% in the 12 months to the second quarter of 2019, whilst prime central London prices are now 20% below 2014 peak, the latest market analysis shows. Nationally house prices are now 16.6% above the pre financial crisis peak and in London this figure rises to ...

    STRUTT & PARKER
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    CORELOGIC: DECLINING FORECLOSURE RATES HIGHLIGHT THE NATION'S STRONG JOB MARKET

    Aug 13, 2019

    The U.S. mortgage delinquency rate declined in May, according to the Home Price Index report from CoreLogic, a global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider. Nationally, 3.6% of mortgages remained in some stage of delinquency, meaning 30 days or more past due, including ...

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    WSJ: THE HOUSING MARKET IS RED-HOT IN THE HEARTLAND

    Aug 12, 2019

    After years of soaring real estate prices in popular coastal areas, demand has notably slowed in these markets as home prices have far exceeded wage growth. Now, its smaller, midwestern cities that are gaining all the traction, with real estate in these heartland markets seeing lots of action. Accor...

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    U.S. MORTGAGE RATES SIGNIFICANTLY DECLINE IN EARLY AUGUST

    Aug 09, 2019

    According to Freddie Macs latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate in the U.S. averaged 3.60 percent in the first week of August 2019, the lowest it has been since November 2016. Sam Khater, Freddie Macs chief economist, says, There is a tug of war in the financial...

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    SALES INCREASE IN PRIME CENTRAL LONDON AND PRICE DECLINE SLOWS

    Aug 09, 2019

    Sales in the prime central London market increased by 4% in the second quarter of 2019 compared with the first three months of the year and are set to keep rising in the next 18 months, according to the latest analysis. The number of properties being marketed also increased, up 3%, and despite price...

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    ATTOM: FORECLOSURES FALL 18% FROM LAST YEAR IN Q2

    Aug 08, 2019

    Foreclosure reports are down 18% from a year ago, according to a new report from ATTOM Data Solutions, representing an 82% decline in foreclosures from their peak in the first half of 2010. A total of 152,760 U.S. properties had a foreclosure filing in the second quarter of 2019, down 6% from the pr...

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    PROPERTY SUPPLY FELL BY OVER 3% IN THE UK IN JULY, LATEST INDEX SHOWS

    Aug 07, 2019

    The number of new property listings across 100 major towns and cities in the UK fell by 3.3% in July, according to the latest property supply index. The start of the traditional summer slowdown of the UK property market was evident in the latest figures, as new property listings declined from their ...

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    HOMES SELL FASTER IN SCOTLAND, NEW FIGURES SHOW

    Aug 06, 2019

    Homes are selling fastest in Scotland with the nation replacing London as the fastest place for a seller to find a buyer for their home, new figures show. In 2014, it took 36 days in London on average to secure a buyer, but this rose to 60 days by last year while in Scotland the average time fell fr...

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    RISING SEAS PLACE OVER 800,000 U.S. COASTAL HOMES IN CHRONIC FLOOD RISK AREAS BY 2050

    Aug 02, 2019

    According to new analysis by Climate Central and Zillow, as America's coastal communities continue to build homes in flood-risk zones, nearly 20,000 U.S. homes built in the past decade are at significant risk of chronic coastal flooding by 2050. If sea levels continue to rise at the current rate...

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    PROPERTY MARKET ACTIVITY HAS PICKED UP IN CENTRAL LONDON BUT BREXIT STILL LOOMS

    Aug 01, 2019

    Activity in the central London property market picked up in the second three months of 2019 following two slower moving quarters, according to the latest market update report to be published. Overall asking prices fell by 3% but sold prices increased by 2% compared with the second quarter of 2018, t...

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    PENDING HOME SALES IN U.S. CLIMB 2.8 PERCENT IN JUNE

    Jul 31, 2019

    According to the National Association of Realtors, pending home sales in the U.S. continued to ascend in June 2019, marking two consecutive months of growth. Each of the four major regions recorded a rise in contract activity, with the West experiencing the highest surge. The Pending Home Sales Inde...

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    CASE-SHILLER SAYS HOME-PRICE GAINS CONTINUED TO SLOW IN MAY

    Jul 30, 2019

    In May, the nation’s home-price gains continued to slow in many markets across the country, according to the latest Case-Shiller Home Price Index from S&P Down Jones Indices and CoreLogic. May 2019 saw an annual increase of 3.4% for home prices nationwide, sliding from the previous month&#...

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    INTELEMATICS TRANSITIONS TO CLOUD COMPUTING

    Jul 30, 2019

    And Intelematics says Australian drivers will now be able to get around even easier thanks to more intuitive and powerful data generated it once the as it makes the move to the cloud.
    Intelematics connected vehicle products provide an ever-increasing amount of data and, according to Intelemat...


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    INTELEMATICS TRANSITIONS TO CLOUD COMPUTING

    Jul 30, 2019

    And Intelematics says Australian drivers will now be able to get around even easier thanks to more intuitive and powerful data generated it once the as it makes the move to the cloud.
    Intelematics’ connected vehicle products provide an ever-increasing amount of data and, according to In...


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    INTELEMATICS TRANSITIONS TO CLOUD COMPUTING

    Jul 30, 2019

    Intelematics says Australian drivers will now be able to get around even easier thanks to more intuitive and powerful data generated it once the as it makes the move to the cloud.Intelematics connected vehicle products provide an ever-increasing amount of data and, according to Intelematics, its con...


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    GOOGLE AND VMWARE BOLSTER ALLIANCE TO LIFT CLOUD SALES

    Jul 30, 2019

    Googles cloud-computing unit unveiled an expanded partnership with software maker VMware Inc. as the Alphabet Inc. division seeks to catch up to rivals that have similar deals.The pact will help VMware, which makes virtualization and networking tools, satisfy customers who want to move VMware-based ...


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    GOOGLE AND VMWARE BOLSTER ALLIANCE TO LIFT CLOUD SALES

    Jul 30, 2019

    Googles cloud-computing unit unveiled an expanded partnership with software maker VMware Inc. as the Alphabet Inc. division seeks to catch up to rivals that have similar deals.The pact will help VMware, which makes virtualization and networking tools, satisfy customers who want to move VMware-based ...


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    U.S. HOMEOWNER VACANCY RATES AT LOWEST LEVEL SINCE 1981

    Jul 29, 2019

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the national vacancy rates in the second quarter 2019 were 6.8 percent for rental housing and 1.3 percent for homeowner housing. The rental vacancy rate of 6.8 percent was virtually unchanged from the rate in the second quarter 2018 and not statistically differen...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=58405840

    ACTIVITY IS PICKING UP IN LONDON’S PRIME PROPERTY MARKETS

    Jul 26, 2019

    Sales in the prime property markets in London increased year on year in the second quarter of 2019, boosted by a rise in transactions in the £10 million plus market which reached a four year high. The latest real estate market analysis from Knight Frank also shows that on a quarterly and month...

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    REAL ESTATE AGENTS SAY THE INTERNET INCREASES MARKETING COSTS, DECREASES PRODUCTIVITY

    Jul 25, 2019

    According to new national survey of real estate agents by Redfin, 99 percent of U.S. real estate agents are proud of their services, yet just only 20 percent would recommend their careers to others. The most disliked parts of the job include income unpredictability (42%) and difficulty finding custo...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=58355835

    U.S. HOME SALES SLIP IN JUNE

    Jul 24, 2019

    According to the National Association of Realtors, existing-home sales in the U.S. weakened in June 2019, as total sales saw a small decline after a previous month of gains. While two of the four major U.S. regions recorded minor sales jumps, the other two - the South and the West - experienced grea...

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=58345834

    2019 CONTENT MARKETING AWARD WINNERS & TOP FINALISTS REVEALED

    Jul 24, 2019

    The Content Marketing Institute (CMI) just announced the 85 category winners as well as the finalists for the top seven prizes in the prestigious 2019 Content Marketing Awards. The Content Marketing Awards, produced by the Content Marketing Institute, is the largest and longest-running international...

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    GOOGLE AND VMWARE BOLSTER ALLIANCE TO LIFT CLOUD SALES

    Jul 23, 2019

    Googles cloud-computing unit unveiled an expanded partnership with software maker VMware Inc. as the Alphabet Inc. division seeks to catch up to rivals that have similar deals.The pact will help VMware, which makes virtualization and networking tools, satisfy customers who want to move VMware-based ...


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    FHFA: AMERICAN HOME PRICE APPRECIATION INCHES FORWARD 0.1% IN MAY

    Jul 23, 2019

    Home prices rose slightly in May, inching forward only 0.1% from the previous month but up 5% from 2018, according to the latest monthly House Price Index from the Federal Housing Finance Agency. The FHFA monthly HPI is calculated using home sales price information from mortgages sold to, or guarant...

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    UK PROPERTY PRICES SET TO FALL THIS YEAR BUT PICK UP GRADUALLY FROM 2020 ONWARDS

    Jul 23, 2019

    The UK housing market has slowed significantly in recent years, particularly in London and the South East where price growth is predicted to be negative in 2019, according to a new analysis. But house prices could start to pick up again gradually from 2020 onwards if an orderly Brexit can be deliver...

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    AVERAGE NEW LET RENT UP BY OVER 3% IN YEAR TO JUNE 2019

    Jul 22, 2019

    The average cost of a new let in Britain increased by 3.1% to £986 per calendar month in June, driven by rising rents in the South of England, according to the latest lettings index. The figures from Hamptons International show that excluding London average rents increased by 1.7% to £78...

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    REDFIN: HOME PRICES RISE FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE MONTH IN JUNE

    Jul 22, 2019

    In June, the nations median home price rose for the third consecutive month, increasing 3.4% from a year earlier, according to new data from Redfin. U.S. home prices reached a median of $321,200, a smaller increase than the 5.5% annual gain in June 2018.

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    CALIFORNIA HOME SALES DIP IN JUNE

    Jul 19, 2019

    According to the California Association of Realtors, after rebounding in May, California home sales fell below the benchmark 400,000 level in June 2019 as sales declined from both the previous month and year. Closed escrow sales of existing, single-family detached homes in California totaled a seaso...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=58235823

    ASKING RENTS REACH RECORD HIGH AS DEMAND RISES IN PRIVATE RENTED SECTOR

    Jul 19, 2019

    Demand from tenants looking for a new home in the UK increased 7% between May and June, an uplift seven times bigger when compared to the previous four year average of just 1% at this time of year, the latest index shows. In London there was a 13% increase in demand from May to June, compared to a f...

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    ENGLAND, LONDON IN PARTICULAR, SEES HOUSE PRICE SLOWDOWN, OFFICIAL FIGURES SHOW

    Jul 18, 2019

    Average, house prices increased by 0.1% month on month in May and by 1.2% year on year, which makes the average property in the UK valued at £229,431, the latest official figures show. A breakdown of the figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that prices increased ...

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    MORTGAGE MARKET IN UK SAW STRONGER ANNUAL GROWTH IN MAY

    Jul 17, 2019

    The mortgage market in the UK is seeing stronger activity with the remortgage sector in particular recording strong annual growth in the year to May 2019, the latest industry figures show. There were 30,720 new first time buyer mortgages completed in May, up 0.5% compared to the same month in 2018, ...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=58165816

    TURBOTENANT RAISES $6.5 MILLION TO SUPPORT MULTIFAMILY HOUSING

    Jul 17, 2019

    In funding led by Real Estate Technology Ventures, TurboTenant has raised $6.5 million in an effort to expand its marketing and development teams, and to fuel customer growth and product innovation. TurboTenant is a tool used by landlords and tenants across the country to aid with marketing syndicat...

    REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY VENTURES
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=58195819

    HOMEBUILDER CONFIDENCE RISES SLIGHTLY, BUT COST CONCERNS THREATEN FUTURE GROWTH

    Jul 16, 2019

    Although homebuilder confidence inched forward one point to 65 in July, many builders still report rising construction costs as a major cause of concern, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. “Builders report solid demand for single-family hom...

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME BUILDERS
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    LONDON OFFICE RENTS SET TO RISE IN 2020, SAYS NEW ANALYSIS

    Jul 16, 2019

    Providing that there is no hard Brexit, office rents in London, particularly the West End, Midtown and South Bank markets, are set to rise during the second half of 2020, according to a new analysis report. By contrast, rental growth in the City is likely to be deferred until the second half 2021, d...

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    PROPERTY SALES UNCHANGED IN CANADA IN JUNE 2019

    Jul 16, 2019

    Residential property sales were little changed in June 2019 from the previous month, up just 0.2%, while the number of newly listed home rose by 0.8%, the latest agency figures show. Nationally prices fell by 0.3% year on year in June 2019. For the second month in a row, all benchmark property categ...

    CANADIAN REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATION
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=58075807

    UK MARKET SEES FIRST MONTHLY FALL IN ASKING PRICES THIS YEAR

    Jul 15, 2019

    Asking prices in the UK fell by 0.2% in the 12 months to July 2019 and also by 0.2% month on month, the first monthly fall so far in 2019, the latest index shows, taking the average to £308,692. The price of newly listed property in the four-bedroom pus market fell by 1.1% month on month, acco...

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    HOUSING HEALTH AND SAFETY STANDARDS IN THE PRS BEING MODERNISED

    Jul 15, 2019

    The Housing Health Safety Rating System (HHSRS) used to assess health and safety in residential properties it to be reformed to make it more accessible for landlords and tenants. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) said the system will be simpler, making it easier for t...

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    STUDY REVEALS BEST AREAS TO MOVE TO A BIGGER HOME

    Jul 15, 2019

    When moving from a flat to a terraced house, buyers will pay less for the jump up the housing market in the Northern half of the UK, according to new research. It is Anglesey in North Wakes that has the smallest jump between flat and terraced prices at £4,819, followed by Manchester at £...

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    ASIAN SMART CITIES TRYING TO BALANCE TECHNOLOGY WITH CITIZEN NEEDS

    Jul 11, 2019

    According to new research by global real estate consultant JLL, smart city initiatives in Asia Pacific will not reach their potential if they focus on delivering cutting-edge technologies without paying enough attention to the needs and experiences of citizens. The report contends that as the real e...

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    REDFIN: NATION'S HOME BUYING COMPETITION EASES AS BIDDING WARS COOL IN JUNE

    Jul 10, 2019

    As the nation’s home listings begin to stay on the market longer, new data from Redfin suggests purchasing competition is easing in nearly every metro across the country. According to the company, only 12% of purchasing offers made on its site faced a bidding war in June. Not only is this a st...

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    TOP UNIVERSITIES ADD A 25% PREMIUM TO HOUSING PRICES IN CITIES AROUND THE WORLD

    Jul 10, 2019

    House prices in the top 50 university cities around the world are on average 25% higher than the national average according to a new analysis of values from 2009 to 2018. The research from Property Consultants Bidwells found that house prices grew on average 65.8%, compared to a national average gro...

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    LIONBRIDGE WINS EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AWARD FROM THE CONFERENCE BOARD

    Jul 10, 2019

    Lionbridge, the world's most trusted global communications platform, is pleased to announce that it has won the Technology division award for Employee Engagement in the Conference Board's Excellence in Marketing & Communications Awards Program. This prestigious program honors organizatio...

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    HOUSING SUPPLY AND BUYER DEMAND MISMATCH IS PUSHING BUYERS OUT OF THE MARKET

    Jul 09, 2019

    In June, the average American home listing price hit a high of $316,000, according to Realtor.com’s Housing Trend Report. According to the company, the U.S. median listing price reached its annual peak earlier than expected thanks to a mismatch of available inventory and buyer demand.

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    ANNUAL PRICE GROWTH IN IRELAND FALLS TO LOWEST LEVEL FOR FIVE YEARS

    Jul 09, 2019

    The annual rate of house asking price inflation nationwide in Ireland has fallen to its lowest level in five years, according to the latest house price report. The report from MyHome also shows that price growth in Dublin has entered negative territory for the first time since 2013. However, despite...

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    U. S. MORTGAGE RATES STABILIZE IN EARLY JULY

    Jul 08, 2019

    According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, U.S. mortgage rates stabilized in early July 2019, after trading within a narrow range over the last month. Sam Khater, Freddie Mac's chief economist, says, "We're seeing a tug of war happen as the fixed income market...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=57765776

    LONDON PROPERTY MARKET WOULD WELCOME STAMP DUTY CHANGE

    Jul 08, 2019

    Stamp duty change could revive prime property prices by £700,000, helping the top end of the housing market to recover from the current slump which is attributed to the high level of tax and Brexit uncertainty. Boris Johnson, the favourite candidate to become the next Prime Minister has pledge...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=57775777

    MONTREAL REAL ESTATE: BARGAINS BECKON IN COTTAGE COUNTRY

    Jul 08, 2019

    According to a recent analysis by Royal LePage, demand for real estate in Quebec cottage country is picking up. Like the Montreal real estate market, the recreational property market is benefiting from Quebec’s strong economic performance, as well as increasing interest from buyers in more exp...

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    FLAT-FEE REAL ESTATE AGENCY PURPLEBRICKS SHUTTERING U.S. BUSINESS

    Jul 08, 2019

    After building a successful business in the United Kingdom with its flat-fee real estate model, Purplebricks set its sights on finding similar success in the United States, but now, less than two years later, Purplebricks’ U.S. dream is dead. Purplebricks announced Monday that it is shuttering...

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    NEW PROPERTY LISTINGS FELL BY ALMOST 2% IN JUNE IN THE UK

    Jul 05, 2019

    New property listings in the UK overall were down 1.9% in June 2019 month on month, but more than 60,000 new listings hit the market for the second month in a row, the latest supply index shows. The biggest fall was in the South East of England at 11.1% followed by the South of England at 8.7%, whil...

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    POLITICAL UNCERTAINTY STILL PUTTING BRAKES ON UK PRIME HOUSING MARKETS

    Jul 05, 2019

    The prime property market in London held firm in the second quarter of 2019 while regional areas saw price growth, narrowing the gap with the capital, the latest analysis shows. In South West London prime property prices increased by 1.2% but this is the only part of the market not showing a fall in...

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    LANDLORDS IN FAVOUR OF A FAST TRACK HOUSING TRIBUNAL

    Jul 04, 2019

    Almost four out of 10 landlords want the Government to introduce a fast track housing tribunal if the Section 21 no-fault eviction process is abolished as planned, a new survey has found. Overall 39% back a tribunal being introduced while 24% want to see a shorter court process for evictions, accord...

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    SLOWDOWN IN PRIME PROPERTY MARKET IN LONDON APPEARS TO BE EASING

    Jul 04, 2019

    The slowdown in the prime property sales market in London appears to be easing with supply shrinking, according to the latest sector index report. The fall in the number of homes for sales is connected with Brexit uncertainty as sellers appear reluctant to market, the report from international real ...

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    ANALYSIS REVEALS HOW MUCH PROPERTY WEALTH HAS RISEN FOR RETIRED HOME OWNERS

    Jun 28, 2019

    Retired home owners saw their property wealth increase by more than £1,000 in the past year despite ongoing housing market uncertainty, a new analysis shows. Overall, total property wealth owned by over 65s who have paid off mortgages is valued at £1.096 trillion, down from the £1,...


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    MAJORITY OF BUY TO LET LANDLORDS IN LONDON SEE PROPERTY AS THE BEST LONG TERM INVESTMENT

    Jun 28, 2019

    The majority of buy to let landlords in London still believe that property is the best and least volatile long term investment despite the housing market being affected by political and economic uncertainty. Some 73% considered property the best investment, according to a survey by letting and estat...


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    RENTS IN ENGLAND AND WALES UP MARGINALLY YEAR ON YEAR IN 12 MONTHS TO MAY

    Jun 28, 2019

    Rents in England Wales increased by 0.2% in the 12 months to May 2019 to an average of £863 while two regions recorded a fall, the latest rental tracker report shows. But in London rents fell by 0.6% although they increased by 0.3% month on month to £1,265 and the capital remains the mos...

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    ONLINE AGENCY IS FIRST IN UK TO SELL HOMES FOR FREE

    Jun 27, 2019

    Construction projects over the past few decades have become increasingly complex. As a result disputes2 have grown in direct relation to the size and complexity of projects. One recent study reported that the value of the average dispute in the United States is approximately $34.3 million.3 A slight...

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    MANDATORY REGULATIONS SET TO BE INTRODUCED TO PUT AN END TO RABBIT HUTCH HOMES

    Jun 27, 2019

    The British Government is planning to introduce mandatory design regulations for new homes, both for sale and to rent, with minimum sizes for rooms and storage spaces, the Prime Minister has announced. Developers will also be banned from filling show homes with ‘deceptively small furniture&rsq...


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    MORTGAGE MARKET STILL SUBDUED WITH LATEST FIGURES SHOWING A MIXED LENDING SCENARIO

    Jun 27, 2019

    Gross mortgage lending across the residential market in the UK in May 2019 reached £21.9 billion, up just 0.4% year on year, according to the latest industry figures to be published. However, the number of mortgages for home purchase approved by the main high street banks in May 2019 was 9.1% ...


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    SURVEY FINDS TENANTS LIVING IN UNSAFE PROPERTIES DUE TO WEAK REGULATION OF PRS

    Jun 26, 2019

    Hundreds of thousands of tenants in the private rented sector are living in unsafe properties due to weak regulation, according to a new survey. Many landlords don’t know or understand their legal obligations, while renters aren’t aware of their rights or don’t feel able to enforce...

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    ANNUAL PROPERTY PRICE GROWTH IN ENGLAND AND WALES AT LOWEST SINCE 2013

    Jun 26, 2019

    Average prices in England and Wales, excluding new build, reached £254,839 in May 2019, up 0.1% month on month, up 3.5% year on year but down 1.3% on a quarterly basis, according to the latest residential index report. The report from London Central Portfolio also shows that average new build ...

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    LANDLORDS WITH BIGGER PORTFOLIOS MORE LIKELY TO INVEST FURTHER

    Jun 26, 2019

    British landlords now have an average of 13.1 properties in their portfolio, up from 12.8 properties three months ago, the latest figures show. Those with bigger property portfolios are more likely to add to their investment than those with a fewer number of properties and investment in HMOs are ris...

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    LAND AGENT HITS OUT AT PLANNING DELAYS ON SMALLER DEVELOPMENTS

    Jun 25, 2019

    Planning delays of over a year are forcing individual, small site building projects to be abandoned, and slowing UK development overall, according to a new report. Decisions over even the most modest sized sites are taking an unacceptably long time to bring to conclusion, forcing some small and medi...

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    HOMEOWNERS IN THESE CITIES ARE DOING THE MOST REMODELING

    Jun 25, 2019

    Remodeling activity across the nation has slowed in the last year, but some cities have bucked the trend and posted gains despite the nationwide housing slowdown. According to the latest from housing data and analytics company BuildFax, remodeling activity increased in May in five of the top 10 metr...

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    FHFA: AMERICAN HOME PRICE GROWTH CRAWLS FORWARD IN APRIL

    Jun 25, 2019

    Home prices crawled forward in April, rising only 0.4% from the previous month but up 5.2% from 2018, according to the latest monthly House Price Index from the Federal Housing Finance Agency. The FHFA monthly HPI is calculated using home sales price information from mortgages sold to, or guaranteed...

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    CHINA’S STATE-RUN COMPANIES RUSH TO LIQUIDATE REAL ESTATE EQUITIES

    Jun 24, 2019

    More than a dozen large state-owned enterprises in China are liquidating their equity holdings in real estate projects recently. As real estate used to be the main fuel for China’s GDP growth, as well as a main source of revenues for its state-run companies, the liquidation activities has draw...

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    PROPERTY SALES FELL SUBSTANTIALLY IN MAY ON AN MONTHLY AND ANNUAL BASIS

    Jun 24, 2019

    Property sales in the UK have fallen substantially, according to the latest seasonally adjusted figures published by HMRC which collects the property tax paid on transactions. Residential transactions fell by 6.4% between April and May and were 11.3% lower than in May 2018 while non-residential sale...

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    FIRST AMERICAN: A LACK OF HOUSING INVENTORY SLOWS GROWTH IN POTENTIAL EXISTING SALES

    Jun 21, 2019

    In May, potential existing-home sales increased 0.4% from the previous month, according to First American’s Potential Home Sales Model. According to the company’s analysis, potential existing-home sales rose marginally to a 5.20 million seasonally adjusted annualized rate.

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    SPAIN IS LATEST BATTLEGROUND FOR GLOBAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING

    Jun 21, 2019

    THE effort by Spain's Socialist government to control apartment rents in one of the developed world's more buoyant real estate markets is off to a rocky start. In May, two months after imposing a battery of rent-suppression measures for new leases, rents rose at a 7.5 per cent annual pace, a...

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    TEXAS TOPS THE U.S. FOR REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT SPENDING AND JOBS

    Jun 21, 2019

    For the second year in a row, Texas topped the nation in real estate development activity in 2018. With almost $26 billion in direct spending on real estate projects, the Texas building sector contributed more than $62 billion last year to the state's economy, according to a report from the NAIO...

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    BREXIT UNCERTAINTY STILL IMPACTING LONDON'S LUXURY PROPERTY MARKET

    Jun 21, 2019

    According to international real estate consultant Knight Frank, despite the unknown outcome of Brexit, underlying demand for London's super-prime property remains resilient. Brexit-related uncertainty has curbed trading activity across all UK residential markets over the last 12 months. While Lo...

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    FREDDIE MAC ANNOUNCES FIXER-UPPER MORTGAGE

    Jun 20, 2019

    Freddie Mac is launching a new mortgage product that allows borrowers to buy a fixer-upper and finance the renovation all with one loan. Existing homeowners can use it to repair or improve their properties. The government-sponsored enterprise announced its new CHOICERenovation loan product on Wednes...

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    NAR: MORE AMERICANS ARE READY TO BUY HOMES, BUT WILL THIS MOMENTUM LAST?

    Jun 20, 2019

    Homeowner optimism continues to trend upward, with new data from the National Association of Realtors indicating more Americans are ready to put their homes on the market. According to the group's Q2 HOME survey, 46% of Americans strongly believe now is a good time to sell a home.

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    ANNUAL UK PRICE GROWTH IN THE YEAR TO APRIL 2019 WAS 1.4%, OFFICIAL DATA SHOWS

    Jun 19, 2019

    House prices in the UK increased by an average of 1.4% in the 12 months to April 2019 and were up 0.7% month on month to £228,903, the latest official figures show. The figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveals that prices in England increased 1.1% year on year to &...

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    SAN DIEGO LUXURY BROKERAGE WILLIS ALLEN REAL ESTATE LAUNCHES NEW TECH STACK

    Jun 19, 2019

    Willis Allen Real Estate, a leading luxury brokerage in the greater San Diegoarea, announced that they are launching a new tech stack for agents, "WAREhouse". The new platform will be launched in phases, with the first phase released to agents on June 17, 2019. "We've been fortuna...

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    HOUSING STARTS IN U.S. DIP IN MAY

    Jun 19, 2019

    According to new data from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department, total U.S. housing starts declined 0.9 percent in May 2019 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.27 million units from an upwardly revised reading in April 2019.

    The May 2019 reading of 1.27...

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    AGENCIES SEE GROWTH IN CONTENT MARKETING BUSINESS

    Jun 19, 2019

    Agencies are banking on content marketing. That’s the key finding in the newly released Content Marketing Institute 2019 Agency Survey. This inaugural research looks at how full-scope agencies, as well as specialized agencies, are doing content marketing for clients, how well it’s workin...

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    NEW FEDERAL TAX RULES CREATE ADVANTAGE FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS

    Jun 18, 2019

    As Generation X and millennials inherit their baby boomer parents’ assets amid the so-called Great Wealth Transfer, some will look to invest it in rental property to generate income. This property might be a duplex, an apartment building or, depending on the location, a single-family house tha...

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    LANDLORDS AND DEVELOPERS COULD BE DUE TAX REBATE OVER UNINHABITABLE PROPERTIES

    Jun 18, 2019

    Landlords and developers in the UK are being urged to seek advice about potential stamp duty rebates following landmark court case relating to uninhabitable property and the 3% stamp duty charge on additional homes.The case, between P N Bewley Ltd and HMRC, held that properties that are not immediat...

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    HOUSING STARTS DECLINE IN MAY, SIGNALING A SLOWDOWN IN PRODUCTION

    Jun 18, 2019

    Housing starts reversed course in May, signaling a slowdown in production, according to the latest report from the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Dept. of Commerce. According to the analysis, housing starts fell 0.9% in May 2019 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.269...

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    TOP REALTOR: IBUYERS ARE STEALING EQUITY FROM HOMEOWNERS

    Jun 17, 2019

    The real estate industry is constantly evolving as new products and practices are introduced to the marketplace. And right now, the rise of the iBuyer is taking the industry by relative storm. iBuyers are real estate investors who want to reduce transactional property costs by utilizing digital tool...

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    SLOVENIA LEADS ANNUAL GLOBAL HOUSE PRICE GROWTH

    Jun 14, 2019

    Property price in 56 key nations around the world increased by 3.9% year in year in the first quarter of 2019, led by Slovenia for the second quarter in a row with Latin America the strongest region. Prices in Slovenia increased by 18.2% with falling unemployment, low interest rates and until recent...

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    HONG KONG TOPS LONDON AS WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE OFFICE MARKET IN 2019

    Jun 14, 2019

    According to a new report from CBRE, the rising cost of leasing prime office space accelerated across the globe in the year ended March 31 due to continued economic growth, job gains and limited availability of prime space in certain markets. Of the 122 markets tracked by CBRE, 85 registered cost in...

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    FITCH: HOME PRICE GROWTH SLOWEST IN 7 YEARS

    Jun 14, 2019

    Home price growth has clearly slowed down in recent months as the housing market cools after a near six-year hot streak. Now, a report released by Fitch Ratings this week details just how much the market has slowed, revealing a full percentage point decline from the previous quarter.

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    NEW YORK LAWMAKERS STUN THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WITH RENT CONTROL REDUX

    Jun 14, 2019

    New York State Senate and Assembly leaders passed expansive changes to rent control laws that stunned the real estate industry. The state’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, signed the bill on Friday, a day before the existing, more moderate law expired. Legislators won’t have to worry about wrang...

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    HOME OWNERS IN THE NORTH ARE MOST CONFIDENT ABOUT HOUSE PRICES RISING

    Jun 14, 2019

    Home owners in the North of the UK are more confident about the housing market outlook bit overall the vast majority nationwide expect prices to increase in the next six months, the latest sentiment survey suggests. Some 80% of home owners believe that prices in their area will rise before the end o...

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    ASKING PRICE GROWTH FALLS BACK IN PARTS OF ENGLAND

    Jun 13, 2019

    Asking prices in England and Wales fell by 0.6% in the 12 months to June 2019 to £308,409, while in Scotland the market is stronger with an annual rise of 1.4% to £187,746, the latest index shows. The data from Home.co.uk also shows that month on month prices in England and Wales increas...

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    U.S. COMMERCIAL, MULTIFAMILY MORTGAGE DEBT REACHES $3.5 TRILLION

    Jun 13, 2019

    According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Debt Outstanding quarterly report, the level of commercial/multifamily mortgage debt outstanding in the U.S. rose by $45.4 billion (1.3 percent) in the first quarter of 2019. Total commercial/multifamily debt ...

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    REGULATORY BODIES FAILURE COSTING HOME BUYERS THOUSANDS

    Jun 12, 2019

    There needs to be a significant shake up of the UK regulatory system relating to the accurate measurement of property with data showing average houses in London being wrongly measured by an average of 92 square feet. Spec, the UK’s only fully certified, millimetre accurate property management ...

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    CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LAUNCHES LICENSING TASK FORCE

    Jun 12, 2019

    The construction industry in the UK has come together to develop a mandatory licensing scheme for all UK construction companies to transform the sector into a high quality and professional industry. A new Construction Licensing Task Force, supported by a range of leading industry bodies, will lead t...

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    LAS VEGAS HOUSING INVENTORY CONTINUES TO GROW IN MAY

    Jun 11, 2019

    The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors (GLVAR) is reporting for the third straight month, Southern Nevada home prices continued to hovering at $300,000 in May 2019, while the number of homes on the market continued to increase. In its monthly housing statistics released on Thursday, GLVAR rep...

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    FORECAST BASED ON AGREED SALES PRICES PREDICTS 9% GROWTH FROM MAY TO AUGUST

    Jun 11, 2019

    House prices in the UK are set to grow this summer, increasing by 9% between May and August 2019, according to a new analysis of agreed sales prices. The first house price forecast report from Reallymoving predicts that while average prices fell steadily between January and April due to Brexit uncer...

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    HOUSE PRICES UP 5.2% IN 12 MONTHS TO MAY 2019, LENDER DATA SHOWS

    Jun 10, 2019

    House prices in the UK increased by 5.2% in the 12 months to May 2019, the highest annual growth for a year, taking the average to £237,837, the latest lender index shows. The data from the Halifax also shows that month on month prices increased by 0.5% and on a quarterly basis they were 2.5% ...

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    MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS RISE AS RATES CONTINUE TO DROP IN U.S.

    Jun 10, 2019

    According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 31, 2019, U.S. mortgage applications increased 1.5 percent from one week earlier. This week's results included an adjustment for the Memorial Day holiday. The Market Composite I...

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    PROFITS ARE UP FOR INDEPENDENT MORTGAGE BANKS IN 2019

    Jun 07, 2019

    According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's newly released Quarterly Mortgage Bankers Performance Report, U.S. independent mortgage banks (IMBs) and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks reported a net gain of $285 on each loan they originated in the first quarter of 2019, up from a repor...

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    CALL FOR ACTION ON HOME OWNERS WHO WERE MIS-SOLD MORTGAGES

    Jun 07, 2019

    Politians are being urged to encourage regulators to speed up claim’s settlement for thousands of people whose lives have been blighted by mortgage mis-selling. The Financial Services Compensation Scheme and the Financial Ombudsman have been dragging their feet, according to legaltech disrupto...

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    VALUE OF U.S. HOMES FLIPPED IN EARLY 2019 REACH 12-YEAR HIGH

    Jun 06, 2019

    According to ATTOM Data Solutions Q1 2019 U.S. Home Flipping Report, 49,059 U.S. single family homes and condos were flipped in the first quarter of 2019, down 2 percent from the previous quarter and down 8 percent from a year ago to a three-year low. The 49,059 homes flipped in the first quarter re...

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    NEW POLL REVEALS TENANTS ARE FACED WITH A LACK OF CHOICE AND POORER QUALITY HOMES

    Jun 06, 2019

    A majority of people renting in the UK say they will never be able to afford a home while four in 10 day they are stuck in cold, damp properties with landlords unwilling to do basic repairs and maintenance. Overall some 77% of the 4.5 million households renting their homes in the UK would like to ow...

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    RESEARCH SUGGESTS PUBLIC LAND SELL OFF IS NOT PROVIDING AFFORDABLE HOMES

    Jun 04, 2019

    There has been a lot made of the fact that public land sale, such as from the NHS, is being used to build new houses but new research suggests they are not affordable for many. For example, of the planned homes to be built for sale on NHS land, some 67% will be unaffordable to a nurse on an average ...

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    SCOTLAND IS BEST COUNTRY IN UK FOR BUY TO LET WITH GLASGOW THE BEST CITY

    Jun 04, 2019

    Scotland is the best buy to let location in the UK based on the speed at which landlords can recoup their investment on both property price and stamp duty costs, based solely on annual rental return. The research from estate and lettings agent Benham and Reeves shows it takes 17.7 years to do so in ...

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    MAJOR INQUIRY LAUNCHED INTO DELIVERY OF SOCIAL AND AFFORDABLE RENTED HOMES

    Jun 03, 2019

    A House of Commons Committee has launched a long reaching inquiry into the long term delivery of new social and affordable rented housing. The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee is looking at the housing targets set by the Government as the figure of 300,000 new home by the mid 2020...

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    RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS DIP IN LATE MAY IN U.S.

    Jun 03, 2019

    According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 24, 2019, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 3.3 percent from one week earlier. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 3.3 percent on a seas...

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    VAST MAJORITY OF TENANTS AND OWNERS FACE CONNECTIVITY ISSUES IN THEIR PROPERTY

    May 31, 2019

    Consumers are paying the price for residential developers’ historic lack of investment in digital connectivity with 85% of tenants and owners facing issues, according to new research. Along with failing services, it means they end up using an additional 2.5GB of extra mobile data each month to...

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    7.3 MILLION U.S. HOMES AT RISK OF STORM SURGE DAMAGE IN 2019 HURRICANE SEASON

    May 31, 2019

    According to CoreLogic's 2019 CoreLogic Storm Surge Report, more than 7.3 million single- and multi-family homes in the U.S. along the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts have the potential for storm surge damage, with a total estimated reconstruction cost value (RCV) of nearly $1.8 trillion. Early predict...

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    HOME OWNER WINS LEGAL CASE AGAINST SURVEYOR FOR FAILING TO SPOT JAPANESE KNOTWEED

    May 30, 2019

    A London home owner has won his legal case against a chartered surveyor who failed to identify Japanese knotweed growing in the garden of his property during a residential survey. According to invasive plant removal experts Environet UK, the case strongly reinforces the legal precedent that surveyor...

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    NEW YORK BROKERS GAINING CONFIDENCE IN EARLY 2019, SAYS REBNY

    May 30, 2019

    The Real Estate Board of New York's latest Real Estate Broker Confidence Index for first quarter of 2019 is reporting a rising sense of confidence by New York City's local brokerage community with recording a 6.92 out of 10 index rating. This is an increase of 1.06 since brokers were last su...

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    IRELAND ENJOYS OVER $569 BILLION IN RESIDENTIAL HOME SALES ANNUALLY

    May 29, 2019

    According to a new report by Daft.ie, Ireland home prices are currently growing by 5.9% year-on-year and in 2019 there are on average 11 properties sold nationwide every week that are worth €1m or more. The highest concentration of property millionaires is in Dalkey with 936, followed by Foxroc...

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    COST OF RENTING AND BUYING FORCING YOUNG PEOPLE INTO SMALLER HOMES

    May 29, 2019

    Young people are being forced into smaller rented homes because of the cost and again if they buy due to the high price of property in the UK, new research shows. It means that young people aged 18 to 34 are four times more likely to downsize their homes than elderly people, according to the analysi...

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    27-YEAR-OLD SEARCH MARKETING CEO LANDS 13-STOP U.S. SPEAKING TOUR

    May 29, 2019

    Garrett Mehrguth, the CEO and co-founder of the B2B and enterprise search marketing agency, Directive, recently was selected to speak at 13 stops of the Digital Summit tour. Digital Summit, the largest conference series in the digital marketing industry, has invited Mehrguth to share his unique pres...

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    HOMES SELLING FOR AN AVERAGE OF £4,000 MORE THAN ASKING PRICE IN SCOTLAND

    May 28, 2019

    Across Scotland, on average, properties are selling for £4,000 more than their asking price, with the price for sale increasing across much of the country. In the first quarter of 2019 the average selling price has dropped by around £7,500 to £174,000 while the average asking price...

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    AVERAGE PREMIUM FOR BUYING A HOME IN A MARKET TOWN IN ENGLAND IS ALMOST £31,000

    May 28, 2019

    Buying a home in a market town in England comes with an average price premium of almost £31,000, according to the latest research. The average price of a property in a market town is £294,772, the figures from Lloyds Banks shows, and that is £30,986 higher than house prices in surr...

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    AN INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK AND VISA INCENTIVES BOOSTING LISBON PROPERTY MARKET

    May 27, 2019

    International developers are boosting the property market in Lisbon while Government incentives are attracting more buyers from overseas, a new real estate insight report shows. In particular Government incentives’ known as the golden visa scheme, have been popular with figures showing that 7,...

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    LANDLORD ASSOCIATION SUPPORTS CALLS FOR BAN ON ADS ENCOURAGING SHORT TERM LETS IN LONDON

    May 27, 2019

    They Mayor of London is being asked to pull advertisements calling on landlords to stop providing homes for Londoners and move into tourist lets. The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has added its support to calls for Sadiq Khan to remove the adverts by short term lettings company Hostmaker f...

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    LENDING TO FIRST TIME BUYERS UP IN FIRST QUARTER OF 2019

    May 24, 2019

    There was an increases in new buyer home lending in regional parts of the UK in the first quarter of 2019, the latest mortgage industry figures show, with Scotland stronger than Wales. In Scotland there were 6,760 new first time buyer mortgages completed in Scotland, up 4.5% compared to the same qua...

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    NEARLY HALF OF LANDLORDS AND LETTINGS AGENTS LIKELY TO RECONSIDER IF SECTION 21 IS BANNED

    May 24, 2019

    Almost half of landlords and letting agents are more likely to remove some or all of their investment in the private rented sector as a result of the Government’s plans to end Section 21 repossessions, a new survey has found. Some 46% said they will re-consider their investments and portfolios...

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    TARIFF WARS: WHAT DO WALMART AND TARGET PRICES HAVE TO DO WITH THE HOUSING MARKET?

    May 23, 2019

    When a top executive at Walmart told Wall Street analysts and journalists on a conference call last week that tariffs on Chinese goods would lead to higher prices for his customers, people who follow the housing and mortgage industries felt a sense of foreboding. Higher consumer prices lead to highe...

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    RENTS INCREASED BY 1.2% IN THE UK IN THE YEAR TO APRIL 2019

    May 23, 2019

    Rents in the UK’s private rented sector increased by 1.2% in the 12 months to April 2019, unchanged from March 2019, according to the latest official figures. In England rents increased by 1.2%, in Wales by 1.1%, and in Scotland by 0.7%, the data published by the Office for National Statistics...

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    PRICE GROWTH IN PRIME GLOBAL CITY MARKETS FALLS TO LOWEST SINCE 2009

    May 23, 2019

    Prime property prices in key cities around the word are continuing to moderate with the latest data showing they increased by 1.3% year on year, down from growth of 4.3% two years ago. The index from international real estate firm Knight Frank, covering the first quarter of 2019, reveals that the gr...

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    AVERAGE PRICES IN THE UK INCREASED BY 1.4% IN THE YEAR TO MARCH 2019, OFFICIAL DATA SHOWS

    May 23, 2019

    Average house prices in the UK increased by 1.4% in the year to March 2019, up from 1% in February 2019, the latest official figures shows. Overall, over the past three years, there has been a general slowdown in UK house price growth, driven mainly by a slowdown in the South and East of England, ac...

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    6SENSE LAUNCHES ACCOUNT-BASED EXTERNAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS ANALYTICS

    May 23, 2019

    Today 6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, announced its External Media Campaigns feature. This capability extends 6sense's ability to track digital media campaigns launched on non-6sense platforms for use in account segmentation within the 6sense platform, and ...

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    PROPERTY SALES IN UK FELL BETWEEN MARCH AND APRIL, OFFICIAL DATA SHOWS

    May 22, 2019

    Residential property sales in the UK fell by 0.3% between March and April 2019 to 99,420, according to official figures published by HMRC. But they were up substantially year on year, some 7% higher than in April 2018 and the longer term data shows that there has been a generally rising in the annua...

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    POLITICAL UNCERTAINTY AFFECTING RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT LAND PRICES

    May 22, 2019

    Average greenfield development land prices fell by 0.6% year on year in the first quarter of 2019, the first annual decline in two years and likely due to Brexit uncertainty. Urban brownfield land values increased by 0.8% during the quarter, moderating the annual decline to 0.2% but in the prime cen...

    KNIGHT FRANK
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    PALM BEACH LUXURY HOME MARKET IS SLOWING DOWN DESPITE RECORD SETTING SALES

    May 21, 2019

    The recent $11.5 million sale of a six bedroom mansion at 2914 Washington Road broke the record for the most expensive single family home transaction in West Palm Beach by $6.5 million. But it took the seller almost a year and half to find a buyer. Moreover, the waterfront property sold at 15% below...

    KNIGHT FRANK
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    HOME VALUES FALL IN THE US FOR FIRST TIME IN SEVEN YEARS

    May 21, 2019

    The median value of a home in the United States fell by 0.1% in April month on month to $226,800, the first fall in seven years, the latest index report shows.  Year on year the median home value has grown 6.1%, the fourth straight month of slowing appreciation on an annual basis, according to ...

    ZILLOW
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    HOUSE PRICES NEAR HEATHROW AIRPORT ARE FALLING DUE TO EXPANSION PLANS

    May 21, 2019

    Since the proposed expansion of Heathrow was approved by Parliament last year house prices in surrounding areas have dropped by an average of 2.6%, new research has found. Last June permission was also given to expand the North Terminal at Gatwick and since this time, prices have also dropped by an ...

    GETAGENT
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    WSJ: THAT WAVE OF MILLENNIAL HOMEBUYERS MAY NEVER COME CRASHING

    May 21, 2019

    The housing market has been in a bit of a slump, and a number of industry players are banking on a coming wave of Millennial homebuyers to prop it back up. But according to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal, those young buyers may never come knocking.

    WALL STREET JOURNAL
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=56405640

    FEWER PLANNING APPROVALS FOR HOME DUE TO LACK OF DEVELOPMENT FUNDING

    May 20, 2019

    Planning approvals for new homes have fallen for the first time since 2011 with research suggesting that Brexit uncertainty is restricting finance available to developers. Overall there was a 4% fall in planning approvals in 2018 for new housing developments, according to the research from easyMoney...

    EASYMONEY
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    COUPLES MAY BE HIT BY NEW PROPERTY TAX

    May 17, 2019

    A proposed increase in stamp duty for non-UK residents buying residential property in the UK will have an impact beyond its intended target of foreign investors and may affect couples, according to tax experts. The Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) says in its response to the HMRC consultati...

    ASSOCIATION OF TAXATION TECHNICIANS
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=56215621

    NAR’S YUN FORECAST FOR 2019 HOUSING SALES: NEW HOMES WILL DRIVE MARKET GAINS

    May 17, 2019

    Sales of new homes probably will reach a 12-year high this year as builders scramble to meet demand from entry-level buyers, according to Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of Realtors. Existing home sales probably will be flat, he said. The number of new houses sold in 2019 p...

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=56245624

    THE WE COMPANY LAUNCHES REAL ESTATE ACQUISITION, MANAGEMENT PLATFORM

    May 17, 2019

    The We Company, the parent of shared workspace provider WeWork, announced this week it launched a global real estate acquisition and management platform, ARK. The company explained that ARK will focus primarily on acquisition, development and management of real estate assets in high-growth markets a...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=56255625

    REDFIN: APRIL'S HOME-PRICE GROWTH PROVES THE MARKET IS HEATING UP

    May 17, 2019

    In April, the nation’s home-sale prices stabilized, rising 2.8% from 2018 levels, according to new data from Redfin. This means U.S. home-sale prices reached a median of $307,000 in April, marking a rebound from March’s annual price decline. Additionally, Redfin’s data determined t...

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    HOOSIER CITY BEATS OUT MIAMI AND VEGAS FOR HOTTEST U.S. HOUSING MARKET, ZILLOW SAYS

    May 16, 2019

    When you think of hot housing markets, cities like Miami, Las Vegas, or Los Angeles might come to mind. Or, other high-priced markets like New York, Washington or Boston. The city that beat all those housing superstar cities for growth in home value was: Indianapolis, the capital of Indiana. It&rsqu...

    ZILLOW
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=56205620

    NAR ZOOMS IN ON COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE FOCUS, PARTNERS WITH BREVITAS

    May 16, 2019

    In an effort to give Realtors working with commercial real estate the opportunity to reach a wider audience, the National Association of Realtors announced it has entered into a partnership with commercial real estate platform Brevitas. The association explained in a press release that the partnersh...

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=56125612

    HOUSING MARKET GROWTH HAS STALLED IN PORTUGAL, LATEST ANALYSIS SHOWS

    May 16, 2019

    House price inflation has continued to ease in Portugal with the latest sales market activity report showing that enquiries and transactions were unchanged in February 2019. However, in the lettings market, demand has accelerated in Lisbon, Porto and the Algarve, according to the data from the Royal...

    ROYAL INSTITUTION OF CHARTERED SURVEYORS
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    PROPERTY PORTAL DETECTS RISE IN SEARCHES FROM OVERSEAS BUYERS

    May 16, 2019

    Overseas buyers are eyeing up the UK property market for potential bargains amid the chaos of Brexit negotiations, according to a new study which shows that searches from abroad have risen steadily.
    The growth has been marked since the referendum in June 2016 when the UK voted to leave the Eu...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=56145614

    NERDWALLET: THERE ARE NOW 12.1 MILLION HOMEOWNERS GETTING READY TO LIST THEIR HOUSE

    May 15, 2019

    Spring home buying season is heating up and thousands of prospective homebuyers are projected to enter the housing market by placing their current homes up for sale. According to the company’s latest Home Seller study, there are now roughly 12.1 million homeowners preparing to sell their homes...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=56075607

    TARIFFS BOOST HOUSING RENOVATION COSTS AFTER ZILLOW AND OTHERS GO ALL-IN ON IBUYING

    May 15, 2019

    The United States and China are locked in a tit-for-tat trade war that will boost the price of materials that go into home renovation and construction. The higher costs come as iBuyers such as Zillow, Opendoor and Offerpad are expanding into new markets with plans for fixing up and reselling homes.

    ZILLOW
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=56085608

    AVERAGE RENTS IN THE UK UP BY 0.96% IN YEAR TO APRIL 2019, LED BY SCOTLAND

    May 14, 2019

    The average rent paid for a property in the UK now stands at £1,218, up by 0.96% in the 12 months to April 2019, the latest lettings index shows. Excluding London, the average rent in the rest of the UK was £773, up 1.11%, with Scotland recording the highest annual growth at 1.78%, accor...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=56025602

    PROPERTY SALES MARKET STALLS IN LONDON BUT RENTS ARE RISING

    May 14, 2019

    Commercial and residential property markets have stalled in London but the capital’s lettings market has seen increases in rents paid, according to a new analysis. There has been subdued house price growth, a sharp drop in housing completions and a lower take up of office space, the report by ...

    CENTRE FOR LONDON
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=56045604

    NEW YORK CALLS ON HUD TO WITHDRAW PLAN TO END HOUSING AID FOR UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS

    May 13, 2019

    Members of New York's congressional delegation, led by Rep. Nydia Velázquez, are calling on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to withdraw its proposed rule that would end housing aid for undocumented immigrants. Last month, HUD proposed a rule that would make undocument...

    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
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    AVERAGE RENTS IN THE UK INCREASED BY 2% IN THE 12 MONTHS TO APRIL 2019

    May 13, 2019

    Average rents in the UK increased by 2% in the 12 months to April 2019, taking the average let to £936 a month, the latest lettings index shows. When London is excluded, the average rent in the UK increased by 1.8% year on year to an average of £775, while rents in London increased by 1....

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=55955595

    BREXIT HITS HOME IMPROVEMENT MARKET WITH PLANNING APPLICATIONS DOWN ALMOST 3%

    May 13, 2019

    Home improvement figures across Britain decreased throughout 2018 with the number of planning applications dropping by 2.8% compared with 2017, hit by Brexit uncertainty. Despite a fall in applications, London held onto the top spot, even though it saw a reduction in the number of planning applicati...

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    RECORD NUMBER OF NEW AFFORDABLE HOME WERE STARTED IN LONDON IN LAST 12 MONTHS

    May 13, 2019

    A record breaking number of new affordable homes were started in London in the last 12 months with help from City Hall, including the highest number of new council homes for 34 years. Figures released by City Hall show that 14,544 affordable homes were started in the year 2018/2019, more than in any...

    PROPERTYWIRE
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=55975597

    REDFIN: TECH IPOS COULD CONTRIBUTE TO WEALTH INEQUALITY IN SAN FRANCISCO'S HOUSING MARKET

    May 13, 2019

    A new wave of tech IPOs are projected to heat up San Francisco’s housing market, but will they push homeownership further out of reach for its residents? An analysis from Redfin suggests that although recent IPO activity has ignited sales, homeowners are likely to feel the burn as home prices ...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=56015601

    HOME INVENTORY WAS FLAT IN Q1 AS LISTINGS LINGERED ON MARKET

    May 10, 2019

    The U.S. inventory of homes for sale was flat in the first quarter, compared with a year earlier, the first time since 2016 there wasn’t a decline, according to a Trulia report. Inventory increased in 50 of the nation’s 100 largest metro areas, up from just 19 areas one year ago. Starter...

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    BB&T AND SUNTRUST INVEST $10 MILLION IN WASHINGTON, D.C.'S AFFORDABLE HOUSING

    May 10, 2019

    BB&T and SunTrust,  which will be merging by the end of 2019, recently announced it is funding a $10 million social impact investment aimed at addressing the lack of affordable housing in Washington D.C’s housing market. The equity investment, which specifically tackles the scarcity o...

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    REAL ESTATE STARTUPS HAVE RAISED $1.9 BILLION IN 2019

    May 09, 2019

    Salesforce’s announcement yesterday that it had made a “strategic investment” in mortgage-tech startup Blend put a highlight on a startup sector that's on track to surpass last year’s funding. Real estate startups, sometimes called proptech for property tech, have raised ...

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    SALE-LEASEBACK COMPANY EASYKNOCK ANNOUNCES $215 MILLION CAPITAL RAISE, LAUNCHES NEW PRODUCT FOR HOME SHOPPERS

    May 09, 2019

    Sale-leaseback company EasyKnock just scored a massive cash infusion, announcing that it has secured $215 million in a debt-equity round from new and returning investors. The New York-based startup also launched a new product, MoveAbility, a play off the sale-leaseback concept marketed toward homeow...

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    PROPERTY PRICES UP STRONGLY IN EAST CENTRAL SCOTLAND OVER THREE MONTHS

    May 09, 2019

    The property market in East Central Scotland saw prices rise by almost 4% in the three months to April with sales also up, rising 8% year on year, the latest figures show. The buoyant market took the average selling price to £245,208, a rise of 3.9%, while the number of homes being put up for ...

    EDINBURGH SOLICITORS PROPERTY CENTRE
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    LAS VEGAS HOME PRICES REMAIN FLAT IN APRIL

    May 09, 2019

    The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors is reporting this week that local home prices are hovering around $300,000, while the number of homes on the market continues to increase in April 2019.
    GLVAR reported that the median price for existing single-family homes sold in Southern Nevada ...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=55815581

    GLOBALLISTINGS.COM ANNOUNCES NEW CORPORATE PRIME REAL ESTATE LISTING SERVICES

    May 08, 2019

    Global proptech and real estate listings database company Global Listings, Inc., through its public online MLS platform GlobalListings.com, has just announced this week the launch of its new CORPORATE PRIME listings service for real estate businesses worldwide. CORPORATE PRIME is a new business memb...

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    COMPLAINTS TO THE UK PROPERTY OMBUDSMAN UP 16% LAST YEAR

    May 08, 2019

    Complaints to the Property Ombudsman increased by 16% in 2018 and more than £2million is returned to consumers in compensatory awards, the latest annual figures show. Overall there was a record number of enquiries in 2018 at 29,023, up 22% on 2017. Of these, 4,246 went on to be formal complain...

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    ZILLOW: HOUSING SLOWDOWN LIKELY TO PASS AS SECOND WAVE OF MILLENNIALS ENTER HOUSING MARKET

    May 07, 2019

    Although the housing market cool down has seen home price growth slow and inventory dwindle, recent data from Zillow suggests an oncoming wave of first-time buyers could turn things around.  According to Zillow’s analysis, an extra 3.11 million people at prime first-time home-buying age a...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=55705570

    MODERN METHODS OF CONSTRUCTION WOULD REDUCE NUMBERS NEEDED TO BUILD NEW HOMES

    May 07, 2019

    Almost 200,000 workers will be needed in the construction industry by 2025 if the Government’s target of 300,000 new homes a year is to be met, but this fall substantially if new construction methods are adopted. An analysis by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) for the Ministry o...

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    HOUSING MARKET CONTINUES COOLDOWN

    May 07, 2019

    After accelerating at a steady clip for several years, home-price growth has slowed this spring as the housing market continues to cool down. Home prices increased just 3.7% year over year in March, according to the latest data from CoreLogic, increasing by just 1% from the month before.

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    AMERICANS STILL FAVOR OWNING OVER RENTING, BUT FOR HOW LONG?

    May 07, 2019

    With a homeownership rate of 64.2%, it’s safe to say the American dream of homeownership is alive and well. However, lackluster growth in the sector suggests the market might be turning, especially as affordability remains a top concern. In a recent analysis, LendingTree surveyed 2,095 America...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=55775577

    THE 55+ HOUSING MARKET IS BOOMING

    May 06, 2019

    The 55+ housing market is thriving right now as more Baby Boomers look to invest in a new nest to live out their retirement dreams. With scores of older adults looking at new single- and multifamily builds, homebuilder confidence in this market has soared to a record high.

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME BUILDERS
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=55715571

    INDUSTRY COMMITTED TO DELIVERING MORE AND BETTER HOMES

    May 06, 2019

    House builders are continuing to invest in land and getting new sites approved despite the wider political and economic uncertainty surrounding Brexit and are committed to quality, the latest industry report shows. Builders had a form of planning permission granted for nearly 370,000 new homes in 20...

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    THE COST OF A TOP END FLAT IN LONDON WOULD BUY AT LEAST TWO HOMES ELSEWHERE

    May 06, 2019

    Across the UK, you could buy at least two homes for the price of a flat in Kensington and Chelsea in London, one of the most expensive home markets in the country, new research has found. Although it is unlikely to happen, with an average detached house price of £137,742, prime central London ...

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    GOING GREEN HAS SOME CITY LANDLORDS SEEING RED

    May 06, 2019

    That’s how some in the real estate industry or at least several building owners are interpreting New York City’s recent adoption of lower greenhouse-gas emissions standards on properties larger than 25,000 square feet and the imposition of potentially hefty penalties for those who don&rs...

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    NUMBER OF NEW BUILD HOMES REGISTERED FOR SALE DOWN BY ALMOST 20%

    May 03, 2019

    The number of new build homes sold in March 2019 decreased by almost 20% compared with the same month in 2018, according to official date from the Land Registry. Of the 88,531 sales received for registration in March 2019 some 13,129 were newly built, a 19.7% decrease on March 2018 while 65,821 were...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=55605560

    MARRIOTT OFFICIALLY ENTERS SHORT-TERM RENTAL MARKET

    May 02, 2019

    Hospitality giant Marriott International has officially entered the short-term rental market, going after home vacation rental giants like Airbnb and HomeAway. Earlier this week, Marriott announced that it is launching Homes & Villas by Marriott International, a home-rental initiative that offer...

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    TEL AVIV STOCK EXCHANGE SEES FIRST U.S. REAL ESTATE DEBUT SINCE LAST YEAR’S CRASH

    May 02, 2019

    Investors on the Israeli stock exchange appeared to sour on U.S. real estate companies last year, after several firms saw their bond values collapse amid troubling disclosures. But a recent offering shows Tel Aviv might still have some appetite left for American bonds. Dallas-based Westdale Asset Ma...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=55595559

    REMODELING LABOR SHORTAGE IN U.S. CONTINUES TO IMPACT INDUSTRY

    May 02, 2019

    According to new research by the National Association of Home Builders Remodelers, the labor shortage for the U.S. remodeling industry continues to impact the industry.
    NAHB released the survey results, which highlights availability of labor and subcontractors, to kick off National Home Remod...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=55525552

    COMING WAVE OF MILLENNIAL BUYERS TO TIGHTEN STARTER HOMES INVENTORY

    May 01, 2019

    According to new research by Zillow, nearly 45 million people in the U.S. will reach the typical age for first-time home buyers in the next 10 years - 3.1 million more than the past decade creating more demand in an already challenging market for those looking to get into their first home. The typic...

    ZILLOW
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=55535553

    PROPERTY MARKET IN ENGLAND AND WALES SEES LOWEST PRICE GROWTH SINCE 2013

    Apr 30, 2019

    Prices in England and Wales, excluding new build, fell by 1.4% month on month in March and were down 2.6% on a quarterly basis to an average of £254,196, according to the latest index. Year on year prices fell by 2.9%, the lowest annual figure since 2013, the data from the London Central Portf...

    LONDON CENTRAL PORTFOLIO
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=55485548

    FIRST AMERICAN: AMERICA'S HOME BUYING POWER STRENGTHENS IN FEBRUARY

    Apr 29, 2019

    In February, home prices declined 0.4%, but rose 2.9% year over year, according to First American’s Real House Price Index. According to First American’s data, unadjusted house prices now sit 2.3% above the housing boom peak. However, consumer buying power has increased 1% between Januar...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=55465546

    REDFIN: THIS IS HOW MILLENNIALS SAVE FOR THEIR HOME DOWN PAYMENTS

    Apr 29, 2019

    According to the company’s recent survey, 72% of Millennial homebuyers say they are funding home down payments with money saved from their paychecks. This is because the generation’s buying power has strengthened as their income levels have risen, according to Redfin. “The combinat...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=55475547

    2007 FORECLOSURE CRISIS STILL NEGATIVELY IMPACTING BLACK AND HISPANIC COMMUNITIES

    Apr 25, 2019

    According to a new Zillow analysis and data, millions of homeowners across the country lost their homes in the 2007 to 2015 foreclosure crisis, missing out on the opportunity to regain and grow their net wealth as the housing market recovered. But in black and Hispanic communities the foreclosure cr...

    ZILLOW
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=55405540

    AVERAGE HOME SELLER SAW A 31% RETURN ON THEIR INVESTMENT

    Apr 25, 2019

    Home prices are appreciating, and home sellers are realizing a sizable return on their investment as a result. Those who sold their homes in the first quarter of 2019 made a 31.5% return, pocketing an average gain of $57,500, according to the latest from ATTOM Data Solutions.

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=55415541

    U.S. HOMEOWNER VACANCY RATE: IT’S BACK TO THE 90S

    Apr 25, 2019

    Remember when O.J. Simpson fled police in his white Ford Bronco? Or, when figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was clubbed in the knee in the “whack heard round the world?” Or when Major League Baseball was cancelled for a season because of a strike? If you go by home vacancy data released today...

    FREDDIE MAC
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=55425542

    6SENSE EXPANDS INTEGRATION WITH HUBSPOT FOR HEIGHTENED ACCOUNT BASED ORCHESTRATION

    Apr 25, 2019

    6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, announced $27 million in funding. The round was led by Industry Ventures and included participation from existing investors Bain Capital Ventures, Battery Ventures, Costanoa Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, and Venrock. “We b...

    SOURCE
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=58105810

    HOME OWNERS COULD BE MORE MOTIVATED TO REMORTGAGE LATER THIS YEAR, ANALYSIS SUGGESTS

    Apr 24, 2019

    The motivation for existing home borrowers to remortgage is expected to increase and reach a peak in October of this year, according to a new analysis. The latest research from Moneyfacts suggests that those on a two year fixed rate at an average of 2.3% taken out in May 2017 could see their interes...

    MONEYFACTS
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=55335533

    LANDLORDS URGED TO TAKE PART IN SURVEY ON FUTURE OF REPOSSESSION RIGHTS

    Apr 24, 2019

    Landlords in England and Wales are being given the opportunity to shape their rights to repossess properties in a major newly launched survey. As the Government commits to consulting on the end of Section 21 repossessions, the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) is arguing strongly that landlord...

    RESIDENTIAL LANDLORDS ASSOCIATION
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=55345534

    HOSPITAL CAR PARK SITE BOUGHT BY MAYOR FOR NEW AFFORDABLE HOMES IN LONDON

    Apr 24, 2019

    The Mayor of London has used £12.8 million from his Land Fund to purchase a 1.4 hectare site at the North Middlesex University Hospital (NMUH) in Edmonton for new build affordable homes. The site currently comprises of a car park, offices, and hospital testing facilities. These facilities will...

    NMUH
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=55355535

    RIDING A WAVE OF DEMAND, FIRST INDUSTRIAL PROFITS RISE IN Q1

    Apr 24, 2019

    Benefiting from a booming national industrial real estate market, First Industrial Realty Trust saw its earnings rise in the first quarter. The Chicago-based industrial REIT reported net operating income rose to $74.4 million, nearly 6 percent higher year over year. Funds from operations ticked up 1...

    REIT
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=55365536

    PROPERTY PORTALS TAKE MOVE TO STAMP OUT HOUSING BENEFIT DISCRIMINATION

    Apr 23, 2019

    By the end of April two of the biggest property portals in Britain will no longer allow lettings listings that state tenants who receive housing benefits cannot rent an advertised home. The decision by Rightmove and Zoopla is part of a wider stance being taken to stamp out discrimination where landl...

    RIGHTMOVE
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=55245524

    FIRST TIME BUYER MORTGAGE MARKET LEADS HOME LENDING DATA

    Apr 23, 2019

    Lending to first time buyers increased in February with official figures showing that completions increased year on year for a fifth month in a row. There were 24,880 new first time buyer mortgages completed, up 4.1% compared to February 2018, according to the data from trade body UK Finance. The da...

    UK FINANCE
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=55255525

    AVERAGE COST OF A NEW LET IN BRITAIN INCREASED BY ALMOST 2% IN YEAR TO MARCH 2019

    Apr 23, 2019

    The average cost of a new let in Britain increase by 1.9% to £969 per month in the year to March 2019, according to the latest rental index to be published. The biggest rise was 4.1% in Outer London to £1,563 while Inner London saw a rise of 2.4% ton £2,655 and in Greater London re...

    HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=55265526

    SALES OF NEW HOMES SKYROCKETED IN MARCH. SALES OF EXISTING HOMES, NOT SO MUCH.

    Apr 23, 2019

    March was a good month for sales of new homes but not such a good month for sales of existing homes. New home sales in the country hit a 16-month high, increasing by 4.5 percent to an annualized pace of 692,000, according to Bloomberg. The median sales price dropped 9.7 percent year over year to hit...

    BLOOMBERG
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=55275527

    OC VENTURES PAYS $23M FOR NC STUDENT HOUSING

    Apr 23, 2019

    OC Ventures has acquired Spring Place, a 168-unit student housing community in Greensboro, N.C. Berkadia’s Student Housing Kevin Larimer and Greg Gonzalez were part of the team that secured the sale on behalf of Waypoint Residential, which purchased the asset in 2017, in a $102 million portfol...

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    EXISTING HOME SALES SLIDE 4.9% IN MARCH, RETREATING AFTER FEBRUARY’S SURGE

    Apr 22, 2019

    Existing home sales slid 4.9% in March after jumping the most in almost four years in February, according to the National Association of Realtors. Sales of existing single-family homes, condominiums and co-ops fell to 5.21 million at a seasonally adjusted annualized pace, the Realtors group said. Th...

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    PRICES FOR MEGA-MANSIONS IN MIAMI BEACH SURGE 61%

    Apr 22, 2019

    The median price of a single-family home in the luxury segment of Miami Beach’s real estate market soared 61% in the first quarter compared to a year ago, as new tax laws shifted demand away from other, high-end property markets elsewhere in the nation. There were nine “mega-estates&rdqu...

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    STUDY REVEALS LACK OF SMALLER HOMES FOR SALE FOR DOWNSIZERS

    Apr 22, 2019

    Older home owners in the UK who want to downsize to a smaller property are being hampered by a lack of smaller homes for sale, research suggests. In particular, there is a shortage of two bedroom houses which is what typical retirees are looking for, according to a study by retirement experts Respon...

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    FIGURES SHOW THAT REPOSSESSED HOMES SELLING FOR LESS IS A MYTH

    Apr 22, 2019

    It is often thought that repossessed homes in the UK sell for less than their market price but new research reveals that sales achieved are at their highest since June 2018. The amount of money being achieved for a repossessed home by Spicerhaart Corporate Sales is at its highest level in nine month...

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    BROOKLYN’S LUXURY MARKET JUST HAD ITS BEST WEEK OF THE YEAR SO FAR: STRIBLING

    Apr 22, 2019

    Last week was the best week of the year so far for Brooklyn’s luxury market, as the borough saw 18 contracts signed for a total of about $53.6 million. The properties were split between nine townhouses and nine condos, and they went for an average price of about $3 million, according to the la...

    STRIBLING & ASSOCIATES
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    FIGURES SHOW THAT REPOSSESSED HOMES SELLING FOR LESS IS A MYTH

    Apr 19, 2019

    It is often thought that repossessed homes in the UK sell for less than their market price but new research reveals that sales achieved are at their highest since June 2018. The amount of money being achieved for a repossessed home by Spicerhaart Corporate Sales is at its highest level in nine month...

    SPICERHAART CORPORATE
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    PRICE FALLS IN LONDON NOW SPREADING OUT BEYOND THE CAPITAL, LATEST ANALYSIS SUGGESTS

    Apr 19, 2019

    While prices have been falling in London, the latest analysis of the property market shows that prices are also now falling in England and Wales. The LCPA residential index says that there is little doubt that Brexit uncertainty is derailing home owners now, not just investors and plans are being pu...

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    RENTS IN EUROPEAN CITIES ARE RISING BUT LEVELLING OFF IN SOME CITIES

    Apr 19, 2019

    Rents in European cities for studios, apartments and rooms are continuing to rise but the growth is beginning to slow, with levels down in the first quarter of 2019, the latest index shows. Barcelona and Madrid have recorded the steepest climb in rental prices but overall in key capital cities rents...

    HOUSING ANYWHERE
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    NEW RICS GUIDELINES FOR COMMERCIAL LANDLORDS NOW IN PLACE

    Apr 19, 2019

    New guidelines relating to commercial property service charges have now come into effect in a move designed to protect tenants from unscrupulous landlords and introducing greater transparency in the sector. The requirements, introduced by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), are also...

    KIRWANS
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    ANNUAL HOUSE PRICE GROWTH UK WIDE AT SLOWEST RATE SINCE SEPTEMBER 2012

    Apr 18, 2019

    Average house prices in the UK increased by 0.6% in the year to February 2019 to £226,000, down from 1.7% in January, the latest official figures show. It was the lowest annual rate of house price growth since September 2012 when it was 0.4%, with prices slowing over the last two years, accord...

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    RENTS ARE LESS AFFORDABLE IN LONDON, LEADING TO FALLING RENTAL PRICES

    Apr 18, 2019

    Rental affordability is at its highest in the North of England for a decade but renting a home is the most unaffordable on London, the latest lettings market research has found. Rents are set to rise with earnings, demand is strongest in the South East and occupancy numbers are often overlooked when...

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    FREDDIE MAC INVESTS $50 MILLION IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN RURAL, UNDERSERVED AREAS

    Apr 17, 2019

    Freddie Mac announced Wednesday it closed a Low-Income Housing Tax Credit fund with CAHEC and initiated several investments within the fund, totaling $50 million, for affordable rental housing in the Middle Appalachia area of the U.S. This closing marks the sixth LIHTC fund that Freddie has closed s...

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    REAL ESTATE STARTUP REALI ACQUIRES ONLINE LENDER LENDA, EXPANDS INTO MORTGAGES

    Apr 17, 2019

    Reali, a flat-fee real estate startup that operates in California, is following the path laid out by other tech-focused real estate companies like Zillow, Redfin, and Opendoor and getting into the mortgage business. Reali announced Wednesday that it acquired Lenda, an online mortgage lender that lau...

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    QUICKEN LOANS WILL NOW LET VRBO HOSTS USE RENTAL INCOME TO REFINANCE THEIR MORTGAGE

    Apr 17, 2019

    A little over a year ago, Airbnb partnered with some of the nation’s largest mortgage players, including Fannie Mae and Quicken Loans, to allow hosts using the short-term rental platform to use income from their rentals to refinance their mortgage.
    Now, Quicken Loans is at it again; thi...

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    BTG PACTUAL’S REITBX REAL ESTATE SECURITY TOKEN OFFERING HITS SOFT CAP OF $3 MILLION

    Apr 17, 2019

    ReitBZ, part of BTG Pactual, has announced that it has hit its USD $3 million “soft cap” goal. ReitBZ has set a hard cap of USD $15 million. ReitBZ is a security token offering based on real estate assets. More specifically, distressed real estate assets due to current high inventory lev...

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    PEOPLE AND PROPERTY: REAL ESTATE AND CONSTRUCTION NEWS ROUNDUP

    Apr 17, 2019

    March sales of single-family homes and condominiums in the Seacoast Board of Realtors’ 13 sample Seacoast communities exceeded February totals but lagged behind 2018, the Realtors reported. Single-family sales jumped 62.7% over February and condominium sales were up a solid 21.8%. Single-famil...

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    ABU DHABI ENACTS NEW PROPERTY OWNERSHIP RULES FOR FOREIGNERS

    Apr 17, 2019

    Abu Dhabi’s government enacted changes to the emirate's real estate law, to enable foreigners to own freehold property in designated investment zones for the first time, as part of plans to increase foreign direct investment and boost the economy. “The modernisation of the real estat...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=54875487

    UK PROPERTY MARKET WAS SUBDUED NATIONALLY IN FIRST QUARTER OF 2019

    Apr 17, 2019

    Property exchanges increased by 7.4% in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same quarter last year, suggesting a sustained level of activity in a subdued property market, the latest analysis report shows. But the number of new property instructions fell in the first three months of the year by...

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    RESEARCH REVEALS MORE MORTGAGE CHOICES FOR 95% LOAN RATES

    Apr 17, 2019

    The number of residential mortgage providers that include a maximum 95% loan to value (LTV) product in their range has increased, the latest comparison figures show. There are now 60 providers with this product, up from 53 a year ago and 13 more than five years ago, according to the latest research ...

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    REDFIN: WEST COAST HOMEBUYERS ARE WINNING THE BIDDING WARS

    Apr 16, 2019

    As lackluster home sales push inventory growth in the nation’s housing markets, new data from Redfin suggests purchasing competition has begun to ease in nearly every metro across the country. According to the company, 56% of Americans who purchased a home in the first quarter of 2019 closed o...

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    6SENSE SECURES $27 MILLION TO ADVANCE BOLD VISION IN B2B AND ABM

    Apr 16, 2019

    6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, announced $27 million in funding. The round was led by Industry Ventures and included participation from existing investors Bain Capital Ventures, Battery Ventures, Costanoa Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, and Venrock. “We b...

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    THE HGTV EFFECT: 60% OF HOME SHOPPERS ARE WILLING TO RENOVATE

    Apr 15, 2019

    About 60% of people looking to buy a home are willing to consider a property that needs renovating as rising prices make it harder to afford a turn-key listing, according to Move.com. Most of them were inspired to take on the projects by watching TV home renovation shows on networks like HGTV, accor...

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    BLOOMBERG: THIS IS HOW THE WEST COAST IS BENEFITING FROM THE HOUSING MARKET SLOWDOWN

    Apr 15, 2019

    This year’s spring homebuying season has shifted towards the favor of homebuyers, heating up the nation’s tightest housing markets. In fact, according to a recent article from Bloomberg, inventory in previously hot areas like California is piling up, giving potential buyers an extra edge...

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    ALTERNATIVE CO-LIVING ARRANGEMENTS GAIN POPULARITY IN URBAN ASIA PACIFIC CITIES

    Apr 12, 2019

    According to JLL's recently released Co-living in Costly Cities - Asia Pacific report, the co-living market is taking off in Asia Pacific as more people migrate to cities for jobs or education opportunities. This is opening up new opportunities for real estate developers and investors around the...

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    MORTGAGE RATES START TO RISE IN U.S.

    Apr 12, 2019

    According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, U.S. mortgage rates rose modestly this 2nd week of April 2019, with the 30-year fixed-rate averaging 4.12 percent.
    Sam Khater, Freddie Mac's chief economist, says, "Rates moved up slightly this week while mortgage ...

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    CALIBER HOME LOANS FINED FOR ALLEGEDLY STEERING STRUGGLING HOMEOWNERS INTO RISKY MORTGAGE MODIFICATIONS

    Apr 10, 2019

    Caliber Home Loans will pay a $2 million fine and hand out an unknown number of mortgage modifications to borrowers in the state of Massachusetts to settle allegations that the company steered struggling homeowners into risky mortgage modifications. The settlement stems from allegations brought by t...

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    FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS ARE NOT BEING SHUT OUT OFF THE HOUSING MARKET

    Apr 10, 2019

    Several housing market analysts have expressed concern that a lack of affordability has shut first-time homebuyers out of the market. But the trouble is, there hasn’t been a great measure of how many first-time buyers are actually purchasing homes. Until now. A recent paper by the Federal Rese...

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    NAR'S YUN SAYS RATES WILL "BIFURCATE" SPRING HOUSING MARKET

    Apr 10, 2019

    Sellers of houses near or below the U.S. median price of about $250,000 are going to see strong demand in the so-called spring selling season, said Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors. The high end of the market homes priced above $750,000 will have a tougher time,...

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS
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    THERE HAVEN'T BEEN THIS MANY HOUSE FLIPPERS SINCE BEFORE THE HOUSING BUBBLE BURST

    Apr 10, 2019

    House flipping is making a comeback, with the number of homes built on spec approaching its 2006 high.  The latest data from CoreLogic reveals that 10.9% of all home sales in the fourth quarter of 2018 were flips, or homes that have been occupied for two years or less. This is the highest rate ...

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    RESEARCH SHOWS NUMBER OF LAST TIME BUYERS IN THE HOUSING MARKET HAS INCREASED

    Apr 10, 2019

    On in three home moves, about 200,000 a year are now made by owners aged 55 and over as a growing number use their huge equity reserves to find their perfect last home, according to new research. The numbers have almost doubled in the last decade and many buyers in this sector are cash buyers with l...

    INTERMEDIARY MORTGAGE LENDERS ASSOCIATION
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    LOAN ORIGINATOR LICENSING RULES ARE ABOUT TO CHANGE: HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

    Apr 09, 2019

    It’s about to get much easier for mortgage loan originators to switch jobs and continue originating mortgages without any license-related delays. Under the current rules of the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act, an LO who moves between states or from a bank to a nonbank is...

    NATIONWIDE MULTISTATE LICENSING SYSTEM & REGISTRY
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    RENTCAFÉ: RENTAL PRICES HEAT UP JUST IN TIME FOR SPRING RENTING SEASON

    Apr 09, 2019

    It’s finally spring renting season and while the climate is heating up, data from RentCaféindicates national renting prices are as well. According to the company’s recent analysis, the national average rent in March totaled $1,430. Not only is this a 0.3% increase from the previou...

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    DIGITAL MORTGAGES ARE MAKING THE HOME BUYING PROCESS FASTER

    Apr 09, 2019

    It has officially become easier for millions of people in England and Wales to remortgage one year after the introduction of the first digital mortgage in the countries. As well as making it easier to remortgage, the Land Registry has announced that it is also looking to the future through its Digit...

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    PRIME PROPERTY PRICES PAUSED IN SCOTLAND AT START OF YEAR BUT STILL UP 2.3%

    Apr 09, 2019

    Prime property market price growth paused in Scotland in the first quarter of 2018, but demand at the top of the market remained strong and it outperformed the rest of the UK. Overall prices were up 2.3% year on year in the 12 months to March 2019 compared with a fall of 1.8% in the rest of the UK, ...

    KNIGHT FRANK
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    A QUARTER OF PEOPLE REGRET COMPROMISING WHEN BUYING A HOME

    Apr 09, 2019

    A quarter of people who compromised on location when buying their current home later regretted the decision, according to a new survey. Overall one in five buyers revealed that they compromised on the location of their current home and of those, some 25% said they later regretted the decision, the W...

    PROPERTYWIRE
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    ARE IBUYER COMPETITORS AN "EXISTENTIAL THREAT" TO ZILLOW?

    Apr 08, 2019

    The burgeoning iBuying industry is giving smaller companies a chance to challenge the housing market’s behemoth: Zillow Group. That’s according to a new report by Mike DelPrete, a real estate strategist who compared companies like Opendoor, which purchased more than 10,000 homes to renov...

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    PROPERTY PRICES FELL IN MARCH, CANCELLING OUT GAINS IN FEBRUARY, LATEST INDEX SHOWS

    Apr 08, 2019

    House prices in the UK fell by 1.6% in March to an average of £233,181, correcting the rise recorded in February, the latest lender index shows. But on a quarterly basis they increased by 1.6% and year on year prices are 2.6% above where they were in March 2018, according to the figures from t...

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    CALL FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION MINISTER TO TAKE ACTION ON HOME STANDARDS AND QUALITY

    Apr 08, 2019

    The new Construction Minister Andrew Stephenson is being urged to raise quality and standards in the home building industry by introducing licensing. Stephenson, MP for Pendle in Lancashire, was given the job after the pervious Minister Richard Harrington resigned over Brexit. ‘I warmly welcom...

    PROPERTYWIRE
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=54495449

    PRIME PROPERTY MARKETS IN ENGLAND AND WALES REMAINS STRONG DESPITE BREXIT

    Apr 08, 2019

    The underlying demand for prime property across England and Wales remains strong with the latest figures showing an increase in offers made and properties sold subject to contract. Prime property prices in regional markets in England and Wales fell by 0.8% over the first three months of 2019, the th...

    KNIGHT FRANK
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    LATEST SITES ANNOUNCED IN LONDON IN DRIVE TO GET MORE SMALL BUILDERS IN THE CITY

    Apr 05, 2019

    A new group of small sites are set to deliver much needed affordable housing for London as part of the Mayor’s Small Sites, Small Builders programme, it has been announced. Brought forward by Transport for London (TfL), the eight sites will each deliver between one and 30 homes, up to 90 in to...

    PROPERTYWIRE
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    BREXIT UNCERTAINTY DOMINATING THE PRIME PROPERTY MARKET IN LONDON

    Apr 05, 2019

    Brexit uncertainty is dominating the prime property market in London but despite this the residential sector performed reasonably well in the first quarter of 2019, with continued slowing in the rate of price falls, according to the latest research. Across the prime property market values fell by ju...

    SAVILLS
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    SECRETARY OF STATE FOR HOUSING PLEDGES PLANNING REFORM GREEN PAPER LATER THIS YEAR

    Apr 05, 2019

    Home builders have welcomed a pledge from the Government to reduce planning delays, increase the capability of local planning departments and improve procedure to accelerate the end to end planning process. Secretary of State for Housing, James Brokenshire told the Home Builders Federation’s p...

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    CHICAGO REAL ESTATE TEAM CHASES TAX BREAKS IN THE U.S. HEARTLAND

    Apr 05, 2019

    A pair of Chicago real estate partners is betting some of the best deals to take advantage of new tax breaks for investing in low-income parts of the U.S. will be found in the Heartland. Scott Goodman, one of the developers behind the revitalization of Chicago’s West Side, and real estate firm...

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    RENTING CAN WORK OUT CHEAPER, BUT OWNING A HOME IS STILL A GOOD INVESTMENT

    Apr 04, 2019

    People renting a home pay 43% less than home owners for housing costs and could see savings of £77,241.61 over a standard 25 year mortgage period, new research shows. The best savings can be found in London and Bristol, according to the study into housing expenses, with insurance and maintenan...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=54305430

    PRIME PROPERTY MARKET PERFORMING BETTER IN THE NORTH AND OUTSIDE OF LONDON

    Apr 04, 2019

    The UK’s prime regional and country house market held up better than expected in the first quarter of 2019 given heightened political uncertainty and fragile consumer sentiment, according to a new analysis. Average values remained unchanged in first three months of 2019 and fell by just 0.9% o...

    SAVILLS
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=54315431

    STUDY SUGGESTS PEOPLE WOULD MOVE HOME TO REDUCE THEIR COMMUTE TO WORK

    Apr 04, 2019

    The majority of people in Britain living in city locations would be happier living closer to work, compared to only just 8% of those living in rural areas, a new study has found. Overall 70% would move at a time when there is a growing trend for homes with a short commute as people want to achieve m...

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    SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE: CALIFORNIA CAN’T DIVERT MORTGAGE RELIEF FUNDS TO PAY OFF STATE DEBT

    Apr 04, 2019

    In a former job, Neil Barofsky’s title was SIGTARP – the Special Inspector General overseeing the Troubled Assets Relief Program. He was one of the most feared men on Wall Street, appointed by President George W. Bush in 2008 to monitor the $700 billion bailout of some of the nation&rsqu...

    WALL STREET
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=54335433

    PRINCIPAL REAL ESTATE INCOME FUND DECLARES MONTHLY DISTRIBUTIONS OF $0.11 PER SHARE

    Apr 04, 2019

    Principal Real Estate Income Fund (the “Fund”), which is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PGZ,” announced the declaration of monthly distributions of $0.11 per common share, payable on the dates noted below. Based on the Fund’s current net asset v...

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    TRULIA: THIS IS HOW SPRING'S HOUSING MARKET WILL FARE

    Apr 03, 2019

    Although several reports indicate the housing market is projected to heat up this spring, recent data from Trulia suggests the industry is currently experiencing the early stages of a cyclical downturn. “Cyclical housing market downturns occur roughly every 10 years, and they typically don&rsq...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=54235423

    FREDDIE MAC: THESE ARE THE MOST RENT-BURDENED HOUSING MARKETS

    Apr 03, 2019

    It’s not exactly a secret that affordability for both home buyers and renters is shrinking. But how much is too much?  This week, Freddie Mac released a paper analyzing rent-burdened housing markets across the U.S. and found that Miami and San Diego are the two most rent-burdened metros i...

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    PRICES MODERATE IN EDINBURGH BUT IT IS STILL ONE OF TOP CITIES IN EUROPE FOR GROWTH

    Apr 03, 2019

    Price growth in Edinburgh’s prime property market moderated in the first quarter of 2019, up 0.6% with political uncertainty possibly affecting the city’s real estate sector. However, prices in the prime property sector in Scotland’s capital city are still up 7.6% on an annual basi...

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    ADVERTISED RENTS FELL IN THE UK BY 1.25% IN 2018, LATEST LETTING AGENT INDEX SHOWS

    Apr 03, 2019

    Advertised rents in the UK fell by 1.25% year on year in the fourth quarter of 2018 but there is considerable variation depending on location, the latest letting agent index shows. The average ranged from £605 in the North West of England, to £662 in the East Midlands, £733 in the ...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=54265426

    NAR: HERE’S WHAT HOMEBUYERS REALLY WANT

    Apr 02, 2019

    When it comes to buying homes, most Americans are pretty unexceptional. The most in-demand properties are single-family homes, often in the suburbs, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. That’s according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors that put the median age of home...

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    HOME-PRICE GROWTH EXPECTED TO PICK UP IN YEAR AHEAD

    Apr 02, 2019

    Home prices have been appreciating rapidly since the housing market’s recovery, but they’ve stepped off the fast track in recent months, displaying a notable slowdown in appreciation. But CoreLogic predicts a turnaround thanks to low mortgage rates, which should spur strong home buying a...

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    SELLING UP AND INCREASING RENT SEEN BY LANDLORDS AS THE SOLUTION FOR RISING TAX BILLS

    Apr 02, 2019

    Landlords who have seen their tax bill rise see selling property, increasing rents and reducing borrowing as their main options to cope with the change, the latest private rented sector report suggests. Some 58% of landlords saw an increase in the 2017/2018 tax bill with the increase on average some...

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    EQUITY RELEASE NOW SEEN AS A MAINSTREAM FINANCIAL OPTION OF OLDER HOME OWNERS

    Apr 02, 2019

    The importance of unlocking housing wealth to meet consumer needs in later life and continuing product innovation are ensuring equity release occupies an increasingly central role in the UK, a new report shows.

    The Spring Market Report from the Equity Release Council shows that over t...

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    NEW ENERGY EFFICIENCY RULES NOW IN PLACE FOR RESIDENTIAL LANDLORDS IN ENGLAND AND WALES

    Apr 01, 2019

    New energy efficiency rules for properties in the private rented sector in England and Wales are now in force with industry organisations urging those letting property to make sure they are compliant. There is concern that agents and landlords may be unaware that the Statutory Instrument to bring in...

    NATIONAL LANDLORDS ASSOCIATION
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=54015401

    HOUSING AFFORDABILITY LARGELY UNCHANGED IN ENGLAND AND WALES IN 2018

    Apr 01, 2019

    Housing affordability in England and Wales stayed at similar levels in 2018, following five years of decreasing affordability, but new homes are less affordable, official data shows. On average, full time workers could expect to pay an estimated 7.8 times their annual workplace based earnings on pur...

    ONS
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    REDFIN: HOMEBUYER COMPETITION EASES AS HOUSING MARKET COOLS

    Apr 01, 2019

    As the housing market continues to cooling, homebuyers across the country are benefiting from declining home prices and rising inventory. In fact, according to recent data from Redfin, housing market competition is easing, therefore permitting homebuyers to close on homes faster than previous months...

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    AMERICANS ARE RELOCATING MORE FREQUENTLY THAN BEFORE, HERE'S WHY

    Apr 01, 2019

    As the housing market continues to slow down across the country, many homeowners are relocating to housing markets that better suit their financial needs. In fact, according to NerdWallet’s Home Buyer Survey an average 47 million U.S. residents moved each year from 2012 to 2016. And among the ...

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    LED BY GOVERNMENT SPENDING, U.S. CONSTRUCTION RISES TO NINE-MONTH HIGH IN FEBRUARY

    Apr 01, 2019

    U.S. construction spending rose 1% in February, following an upwardly revised 2.5% surge in January, the Commerce Department said in a report today. The value of all construction put in place during February increased to a seasonally adjusted $1.32 trillion, the highest level since May 2018, the rep...

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    ANNUAL HOUSE PRICE GROWTH FALLS IN ENGLAND FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 2012

    Apr 01, 2019

    Annual house price growth in the UK was just 0.7% in March and month on month prices hardly increased at all, up 0.2%, taking the average price to £213,102, according to the latest lender index. Year on year prices fell in London and the South East with England as a whole recording its first a...

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    INDUSTRY PLEDGE STARTS PROCESS OF ENDING UNFAIR LEASEHOLDS AND FEES

    Mar 29, 2019

    More than 40 leading property developers and freeholders in the UK have signed a new Government-backed pledge to crack down on toxic leasehold deals and help existing owners who have onerous deals. They include Taylor Wimpey and Barratt Homes in a move that is designed to close the legal loopholes t...

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    ASKING PRICE GROWTH FALL ACROSS IRELAND, DOWN TO 1.1% YEAR ON YEAR IN DUBLIN

    Mar 29, 2019

    Asking prices in Ireland are continuing to moderate with annual growth of 3.3% in the first quarter of 2019 nationally, but down to just 1% in Dublin, the latest index data shows. The property report from MyHome points out that the slowdown was noticeable in the second half of 2018 and has continued...

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    TRUMP MEMORANDUM ON HOUSING FINANCE REFORM APPLAUDED BY U.S. HOME BUILDERS

    Mar 28, 2019

    The National Association of Home Builders commended President Trump this week for putting housing finance reform at the top of the national agenda and signing a memorandum directing relevant agencies to develop a plan that will help more Americans achieve the dream of homeownership in the U.S..
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    DESPITE RISING PRICES, FRANKLIN COUNTY HOMES STILL AFFORDABLE

    Mar 28, 2019

    In Franklin County, a typical worker would spend 25.4 percent of their income buying a typical home, less than the 32.7 percent national average. Despite the increase in Franklin County home prices, the average house is still within reach of typical workers, according to a new study by the real-esta...

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    PENDING HOME SALES DROP 1% IN FEBRUARY, DESPITE LOWER MORTGAGE RATES

    Mar 28, 2019

    Homebuyers signed 1 percent fewer contracts to buy existing homes in February compared with January, according to the National Association of Realtors’ pending home sales index. These contracts are a harbinger of closed sales one to two months later. Pending contracts were 4.9 percent lower th...

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    PRICES RISE IN ALL CITIES IN KEY INDEX FOR FIRST TIME IN OVER THREE YEARS

    Mar 28, 2019

    Key cities in the UK continue to see property price growth with values in London and Aberdeen picking up in the 12 months to February 2019, according to the latest property index. It is the first time in three and a half years that every city in the Zoopla index have seen price growth with London re...

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    QUALITY OF HOMES AND LEASEHOLDS EMERGE AS TOP CONCERNS IN UK HOUSING MARKET

    Mar 28, 2019

    oncerns about the quality of the UK’s housing stock and the leasehold and freehold system have soared faster than at any point since 2014, new research has found. Some 63% are worried about the quality of home, up 6% from 2018, while 69% living in rented accommodation report serious concerns, ...

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    ESTATE AGENTS FEES IN EUROPE ARE CHEAPEST IN THE UK

    Mar 28, 2019

    New research has found that home sellers in the UK pay much less in estate agent fees than other countries in Europe, and appear to pay less than anyone else. Although there can be a lot of criticism about the fees charged, particularly by High Street agents, an analysis shows that the UK is the che...

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    HOME LENDING RULES LOOK SET TO CHANGE TO HELP MORTGAGE PRISONERS

    Mar 27, 2019

    Mortgage customers who have previously been unable to switch to a better deal despite being up to date with their payments, commonly known as mortgage prisoners, could soon be able to do so. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has proposed changes to how lenders assess whether or not a customer ca...

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    REAL ESTATE CONSULTANTS PREDICT RENTING IN KELOWNA WILL GET EASIER

    Mar 27, 2019

    Rents in Kelowna have been ranked ninth most expensive to rent on the list of 25 cities in Canada. The average property, listed on rentals.ca and Bullpen Research & Consulting states that the average monthly rent for a one-bedroom was $1,299 and for a two-bedroom $1,574. They also state that in ...

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    SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HOME SALES SLOWDOWN DEEPENED IN FEBRUARY; AGENTS SEE BUSIER TIMES AHEAD

    Mar 27, 2019

    Southern California home prices barely rose in February from a year earlier, as buyers continue to struggle with the high cost of housing, according to a report out Wednesday. The six-county region’s median price the point where half the homes sold for more and half for less increased just 1.2...

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    COURT RULES RENT-INFLATION CASE AGAINST MAJOR LANDLORD CAN PROCEED

    Mar 27, 2019

    A class action suit against Bronstein Properties that accuses the landlord of inflating or fabricating the cost of renovation work to raise rents in regulated apartments can proceed, according to a ruling in State Supreme Court yesterday. Bronstein, owner of 150 buildings in Brooklyn, Queens and Man...

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    EURO ZONE REAL ESTATE BUBBLES MAY REQUIRE MORE ACTION: ECB

    Mar 27, 2019

    A robust rise in euro zone real estate prices is contributing to signs of overvaluation, suggesting the need for policy measures in several countries to curb the property market, the European Central Bank said in a macroprudential bulletin on Wednesday.

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    BREXIT EFFECT ON UK PROPERTY MARKET GOES BACK FURTHER THAN RECENT MONTHS

    Mar 26, 2019

    While Brexit uncertainty is now regarded as affecting the property market in the UK, new research suggests the effects have been going on much longer than recent months. A third of home owners who have moved since the vote to leave the European Union in 2016 say that their decision was influenced by...

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    WORLD CITY LUXURY HOME PRICE GROWTH SLOWING, LATEST INDEX SHOWS

    Mar 25, 2019

    Prime property price growth in key cities around the world slowed in the second half of 2018 to just 0.4% but overall increased by 2.3% across 2018, the latest international index shows. The strongest growth was 9% in Berlin, followed by 7.9% in Shanghai, 7.7% in Singapore, 7.3% in Hong Kong, 6.9% i...

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    MOST LANDLORDS AND INVESTORS PLAN TO BUY MORE IN 2019 WITH LONDON SET TO BE TOP LOCATION

    Mar 25, 2019

    London, Manchester and Liverpool are the most popular cities for buy to let investment in the UK going into 2019 and most landlords are planning to increase their portfolio, new research has found. London is the top city for buy to let with a survey of buy to let landlords and property investors sho...

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    RESIDENTIAL SALES INCREASED IN THE UK IN FEBRUARY, BUT MARKET NEEDS MORE

    Mar 25, 2019

    Residential property sales in the UK increased by 1.7% between January and February and were 2.7% higher than the same period in 2018, latest official figures show. Non-residential sales increased by 6.7% month on month and 2.1% year on year while overall there were 101,780 residential and 10,650 no...

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    INDUSTRY CALL FOR RESIDENTIAL LEASEHOLD REFORM RECOMMENDATIONS TO BE FOLLOWED THROUGH

    Mar 25, 2019

    Policymakers are being urged to adopt measures recommended by a Parliamentary committee to improve the residential leasehold property system as there is currently too much abuse. The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee report into leasehold reform states that leaseholders have been t...

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    LANDLORD ORGANISATIONS SAYS LEGAL CASE RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT POSSESSION RIGHTS

    Mar 25, 2019

    The right of a landlord in the UK to repossess a property in legitimate circumstances need to be protected if the sector is to give its backing to longer tenancies being available, it is suggested. The Government has indicated that it is in favour of longer tenancies becoming the norm in the private...

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    REAL ESTATE AGENTS SAY HOUSING MARKET IS FAVORING BUYERS

    Mar 25, 2019

    Real estate agents say many of their buyers are encouraged by an expected surge of supply this spring, and that a number of them are taking a wait-and-see approach rather than hustling to get a deal done. This market shift that puts the control in the hands of the buyer was revealed by a recent Cred...

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    SPRING HOMEBUYERS LIKELY TO GRAPPLE WITH AFFORDABILITY

    Mar 25, 2019

    Spring home-buying season is officially here, and homebuyers across the country are now projected to dominate the market. But as homeownership demand heightens, new survey data from Realtor.com suggests many prospective buyers will grapple with housing affordability. “The 2019 spring home-buyi...

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    IBUYER OFFERPAD'S LATEST FUNDING ROUND BRINGS TOTAL CAPITAL RAISE TO NEARLY $1 BILLION

    Mar 25, 2019

    Offerpad is on a mission to revolutionize the home-buying and selling process, and now the Arizona-based iBuyer has fistfuls of cash to realize that goal. The company recently announced that it closed a successful round of Series C financing, bringing the total amount of equity and debt capital it h...

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    CANADIAN HOME SALES FELL SHARPLY IN FEBRUARY

    Mar 25, 2019

    Sales in Canada fell by 9.1% month in month in February and are 4.4% below where they were in the same month in 2018, the latest agent figures show. The data from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) also shows that average house prices fell nationally by 5.2% to $468,350, while the number of...

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    IS NOW A GOOD TIME TO PURCHASE A HOME?

    Mar 20, 2019

    It’s almost spring homebuying season, and new data from the National Association of Realtors indicates Americans are ready to purchase homes. According to the group's Q1 HOME survey, 37% of Americans strongly believe now is a good time to buy a home. Although this percentage is slightly do...

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    FACEBOOK MAKING MASSIVE CHANGES TO AD PLATFORM AFTER BEING ACCUSED OF ENABLING HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

    Mar 20, 2019

    Facebook is making significant changes to its advertising platform after the social media monolith was accused of enabling discrimination in housing, employment, and lending. The changes come after years of scrutiny into Facebook’s ad practices, which appeared to allow advertisers to purposefu...

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    BUY TO LET IN THE UK IS STILL A GOOD INVESTMENT COMPARED TO GOLD AND OTHER ASSETS

    Mar 20, 2019

    Buy to let is still a good investment option in the UK, beating investing in gold, cash and fine art in the last decade in terms of returns, new research has found. Investing in the FTSE 100 would have brought the biggest return when considering the annual capital gain and the percentage yield with ...

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    RESEARCH REVEALS COST OF LANDLORD LICENCING SCHEMES AROUND THE UK

    Mar 20, 2019

    As more local authorities bring in licences for landlords in the UK’s private rented sector, new research has found that the cost is like a postcode lottery. In Scotland and Wales landlord licences are mandatory, while in England one in six local authorities now have their own scheme in place....

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    PRICE OF LAND FOR NEW HOMES RISES IN AUSTRALIA DESPITE A FALL IN DEMAND

    Mar 20, 2019

    The price of land for new residential building has continued to rise in Australia despite a fall in demand for new build homes, according to the latest research. The March 2019 edition of the HIA-CoreLogic Residential Land Report provides updated activity in 47 markets across Australia, including th...

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    ANNUAL PROPERTY PRICE GROWTH HAS SLOWED CONSIDERABLY IN IRELAND

    Mar 19, 2019

    Property prices in Ireland increased by 5.6% in the year to January 2019, down from annual growth of 11.8% in the 12 months to January 2018, the latest official figures show. The data from the Central Statistics Office reveals that the market is weaker in Dublin with prices up 1.9% year on year, alt...

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    ON EVE OF NEW FIT FOR HABITATION RULES FOR RENTED HOMES, POLL SHOWS EXTENT OF TENANT ISSUES

    Mar 19, 2019

    On the eve of new rules aimed at making sure that homes to let in the UK are fit to live in, new research suggests that almost half of tenants claims to have been injured or become ill due to the condition of the property they rent. The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act comes into force on 20...

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    PRICES IN ENGLAND AND WALES INCREASED BY 0.5% IN FEBRUARY

    Mar 19, 2019

    Property prices in England and Wales increased by 0.5% in February, taking the average price of a home to £302,435, the latest agent index shows. It was the third month in a row that prices crept up but they are still down 0.5% compared with the same month in 2018, according to the data from t...

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    BATH IS BEST CITY IN THE UK FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS, NEW RESEARCH SUGGESTS

    Mar 19, 2019

    Bath is the best city in the UK for first time buyers to get on the housing ladder with job opportunities and good disposable income helping those seeking to get on the housing ladder, new research has found.London is the worst location for first time buyers due to high property prices while Oxford ...

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    RENTAL GROWTH WAS SUBDUED IN THE UK IN THE 12 MONTHS TO FEBRUARY 2019

    Mar 19, 2019

    Rental growth in the UK has been subdued in the 12 months to February 2019, up by just 1.02% year on year to an average of £1,216 per month, the latest lettings index shows. A breakdown of the figures from the Landbay index shows that in England rents increased by 1.19% on an annual basis to &...

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    USUAL SPRING HOUSING MARKET BUOYANCY WEIGHED DOWN BY BREXIT UNCERTAINTY

    Mar 18, 2019

    The average residential property asking price in Britain increased by just 0.4% this month as Brexit uncertainty ate into the start of the traditionally busier spring housing market, according to the latest index report. It is the lowest average monthly rise at this time of year since 2011, and cons...

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    RENTS IN BRITAIN INCREASED BY 1.1% IN FEBRUARY, LED BY 2.4% RISE IN LONDON

    Mar 18, 2019

    Rental growth in Britain nearly doubled to 1.1% in February 2019, driven by a 2.4% year on year rise in Greater London rents, according to the latest lettings index. This took the average rent to £965 per month. But when London is excluded the annual growth fall to 0.4% with a rent of £7...

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    DETAILS OF NEW ECO STANDARDS FOR NEW HOMES IN ENGLAND EXPECTED WITHIN WEEKS

    Mar 18, 2019

    Details of the Future Homes Standard 2025 announced by the Chancellor in his Spring Statement are expected to be announced soon with a consultation process promised for this Spring. The standards will set out what is needed so that new homes built in England have the latest green technology with the...

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    EQUITY RELEASE FUNDS 46 FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS A WEEK

    Mar 18, 2019

    Home owners in Britain taking out equity release on their property helped 46 first time buyers a week onto the housing ladder in 2018, new research shows.An analysis by Canada Life Home Finance estimates that 2.9% of the 82,791 equity release customers in 2018 used the money to help first time buyer...

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    PRIME PROPERTY MARKET IN PARIS SEEING STRONG DEMAND AGAINST BACKDROP OF LOW SUPPLY

    Mar 18, 2019

    The prime property market in Paris is set to see strong growth in 2019 with prices and sales up in 2018 and well prices properties finding buyers quickly, according to a new analysis. Prices increased by 5.3% in 2018, according to the prime Paris residential index report from international real esta...

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    HEY CALIFORNIANS, YOUR HOUSING MARKET IS LIKELY TO COOL OFF COME 2020

    Mar 15, 2019

    It’s no secret that California’s economy is large – so large that its $2.7 trillion financial system ranks fifth in the world, championing the United States' national economy. But as the U.S. continues to grapple with an oncoming economic slowdown, the UCLA Anderson Forecast, w...

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    PROLONGED BREXIT UNCERTAINTY WEIGHTING HEAVILY ON UK HOUSING MARKET

    Mar 15, 2019

    Prolonged Brexit uncertainty will likely further damage the UK housing market with the latest residential market survey finding that it is holding back sales. Some 77% of respondents to the February survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) believe that transactions are being a...

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    FUNDING ANNOUNCED FOR TENS OF THOUSANDS OF HOMES IN LONDON NEAR TRANSPORT LINKS

    Mar 15, 2019

    Two major new housing communities are to be built in London alongside new railway stations, it has been announced. The Government will provide £250 million so up to 13,000 new homes can be built close to the new HS2 railway station at Old Oak Common, near East Acton, London, which will become ...

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    POSITIVE START TO THE YEAR FOR HOME LENDING BUT BUY TO LET MORTGAGE NUMBERS FALL AGAIN

    Mar 15, 2019

    The latest industry mortgage trend figures for the UK confirm that the property market has had a perhaps unexpectedly positive start to the year. There were 25,100 new first time buyer mortgages completed in January 2019, up 4.6% compared with the same month in 2018, according to the data from UK Fi...

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    NUMBER OF NEW BUILD HOMES COMPLETED IN SCOTLAND UP BY 4%

    Mar 15, 2019

    There was a 4% rise in the number of new build homes completed in Scotland in the 12 months to September 2018, the latest official figures to be published show. Overall, some 18,750 new build homes were completed across all sectors, according to the over the year ending September 2018, according to ...

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    HOUSING MARKETS IN THE US ARE NOW MORE BUYER FRIENDLY, LATEST RESEARCH SHOWS

    Mar 14, 2019

    Buyers in the United States are gaining more negotiating power as the housing market slows, especially in some of the nation’s hottest markets, new research has found. Limited inventory and rapid price growth has been a characteristic of the property market for several years but now in 20 of t...

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    CHANCELLOR AIMS TO BOOST HOUSING MARKET WITH NEW FUNDING AND PLANNING REFORM

    Mar 14, 2019

    Funding is to be made available to boost the number of affordable homes being built in the UK and a new green paper will be published to accelerate the planning process with builders encouraged to build a more diverse range of properties. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond did announce in hi...

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    HOME SALES IN DUBLIN INCREASED BY ALMOST 6% IN 2018, NEW ANALYSIS SHOWS

    Mar 14, 2019

    The number of house sales in Dublin increased by 5.9% in 2018 and the value rose by 17.7% to €8.7 billion, the latest residential data analysis shows. The number of house sales rose in 14 of Dublin’s 22 postcodes, while it fell in eight and sales also rose in County Dublin, according to t...

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    ASKING PRICES DOWN BY 0.3% IN ENGLAND AND WALES IN LAST 12 MONTHS

    Mar 14, 2019

    Asking prices in England and Wales fell by 0.3% in the 12 months to March 2019, while in Scotland they increased by 2.1%, the latest property market index shows. Month on month asking prices increased by 0.2% in England and Wales and by 0.4% in Scotland with only the East of England seeing a fall, d...

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    6SENSE ANNOUNCES SALESFORCE PARDOT INTEGRATION FOR REVENUE TEAMS TO LAUNCH COMPREHENSIVE ABM PROGRAMS

    Mar 14, 2019

    6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, extends its relationship with Salesforce to include an all-new integration with Pardot, Salesforce’s marketing automation solution. This integration combines marketing execution from Salesforce Pardot with the time-based pr...

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    GOOGLE WILL SPEND $13 BILLION ON U.S. REAL ESTATE IN 2019, EXPANDING INTO NEVADA, OHIO, TEXAS AND NEBRASKA

    Mar 13, 2019

    Google’s massive footprint is only getting bigger in 2019. CEO Sundar Pichai said in a blog post on Wednesday that the company is building new data centers and offices and expanding several key locations across the U.S., spending $13 billion this year. Pichai outlined the plans, which include ...

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    DUBAI REAL ESTATE GIANT EMAAR TO LAUNCH ETH TOKEN, CONSIDERS ICO IN EUROPE

    Mar 13, 2019

    Dubai-based real estate giant Emaar has announced plans to launch a token and is considering holding an initial coin offering (ICO) in Europe, English-language local media Arabian Business reports on March 11. Per the article, the token will be developed by Swiss blockchain startup Lykke, and will g...

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    NAKHEEL TO SHOWCASE US$15.8 BILLION IN DUBAI REAL ESTATE AT MIPIM

    Mar 13, 2019

    Dubai-based master developer Nakheel is heading back to MIPIM for the fourth year running to showcase plethora of real estate investment opportunities including newly-launched residential projects collectively worth more than US$15.8 billion. Nakheel, which first represented Dubai at MIPIM in 2016, ...

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    THIS IS HOW MUCH THE U.S. SPENT ON HOUSING CONSTRUCTION IN JANUARY

    Mar 13, 2019

    The U.S. Census Bureau announced that construction spending during January 2019 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.28 trillion, rising 1.3% from the revised December estimate of $1.26 trillion. Notably, January’s spending is 0.3% above the January 2018 estimate of $1.276 ...

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    FORECLOSURE RATE FALLS TO NEAR 20-YEAR LOW

    Mar 13, 2019

    The share of mortgages in some stage of the foreclosure process fell to 0.4% in December, tying with the previous month for the lowest rate since January 2000, according to the latest report from CoreLogic. Nationally, 4.1% of all mortgages were in some stage of delinquency, the report showed, meani...

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    ROYAL BANK OF CANADA FORMS C$7 BLN REAL ESTATE PARTNERSHIP

    Mar 12, 2019

    Royal Bank of Canada will form a real estate investment partnership with property assets worth over C$7 billion ($5.24 billion), the country’s largest lender said in a statement on Tuesday. The agreement was between RBC Global Asset Management Inc, pension fund manager British Columbia Investm...

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    NUMBER OF EMPTY HOMES IN ENGLAND HAS INCREASED SUBSTANTIALLY, OFFICIAL FIGURES SHOW

    Mar 12, 2019

    The number of homes left empty in England for at least six months increased by 5.3% in the 12 months to October 2018, the highest level since 2012, official figures show. It is the second year in a row that long term empty home numbers have risen. In the 12 month period they reached 216,186 and a st...

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    NUMBER OF FIRST TIME BUYERS COMPLETING MORTGAGES VIA INTERMEDIARIES AT THREE YEAR HIGH

    Mar 12, 2019

    The completion rate for mortgage offers to first time buyers in the UK via intermediaries reached a three year high of 89% in the fourth quarter 2018, new figures from the industry show. Overall, the rate of completed mortgage offers for first time buyers handled by mortgage intermediaries increased...

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    CONSULTATION LAUNCHED ON GIVING TENANTS A GREATER SAY IN HOUSING POST GRENFELL

    Mar 12, 2019

    The National Housing Federation has launched a consultation on giving tenants a greater say in housing matters. It is seeking views on its draft plan, Together with Tenants, that proposes giving tenants a greater voice in influencing decision-making in housing. The NHF says that this would re-balanc...

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    HOUSE BUILDERS HIT OUT AT ADMISSION THAT STARTER HOMES TARGET WILL NOT BE MET

    Mar 12, 2019

    No starter homes have been built in the past three years and the Government will fail to reach its target of 200,000 by 2020 despite allocating £1.2 billion to the programme. Housing Minister Kit Malthouse has admitted that the election pledge made in 2015 to build starter home exclusively for...

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    PROPERTY MARKET IN PORTUGAL BRIGHTENS AFTER WEAK END TO 2018

    Mar 12, 2019

    The residential property market in Portugal had started the year with a positive outlook after weakening at the end of 2018, the latest housing market survey shows. In the lettings market, rental expectations also turned marginally positive in January while in the sales market, new buyer demand held...

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    CBRE GROWS VALUATION BUSINESS BY ACQUIRING FLORIDA VALUATION GROUP

    Mar 06, 2019

    CBRE is growing its commercial real estate valuation business, as the company announced this week that it acquired Florida Valuation Group, a commercial real estate appraisal firm that specializes in right-of-way appraisal and litigation support for eminent domain proceedings in Florida and the Sout...

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    NEW STUDY: HOME SELLERS STILL DEPEND ON REAL ESTATE AGENTS DESPITE DISRUPTIONS

    Mar 06, 2019

    Home sellers think they know what they’re doing when it comes to selling their properties, but according to a new survey from Clever Real Estate, they’re often wrong or not ready. Homeowners don’t realize how much it costs to sell a home, with 45% not expecting to pay the buyer&rsq...

    CLEVER REAL ESTATE
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    FIRST SMALL BUILDER SITE FOR NEW HOMES APPROVED IN LONDON

    Mar 06, 2019

    The first site in the Mayor of London’s small sites for small builders programme has been given the go-ahead in Barnet where 50% of the homes will be affordable. Barnet Council’s planning committee decision means that Beechwood Avenue will deliver 97 homes with work on the site expected ...

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    CALL FOR NEW RULES TO BE INTRODUCE TO SAFEGUARD OWNERS OF NEW BUILDS AGAINST DEFECTS

    Mar 06, 2019

    People buying new-build homes should be able to hold back 5% of the purchase price until the house builder has fixed any problems or defects with the property, says a new report. Think tank, the Social Market Foundation, believes that new rules are needed to fix a broken and uncompetitive market for...

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    NUMBER OF TALL BUILDINGS IN LONDON CONTINUES TO GROW, ANNUAL SURVEY SHOWS

    Mar 06, 2019

    The number of tall buildings in the pipeline in London increased in 2018, with more proposals submitted for outer areas of the capital due to demand for Build to Rent and co-living. The annual tall buildings survey 2019 from New London Architecture, says that the overall rise is consistent with rece...

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    CRE'S END-OF-CYCLE INVESTMENT STRATEGY LOOKS VERY DIFFERENT THAN IT DID BEFORE THE RECESSION

    Mar 06, 2019

    The global economy is widely predicted to be approaching its first downturn since the Great Recession over the next two years, but the commercial real estate investment environment looks completely different than it did at the end of the last cycle.

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    DIRECTIVE RANKS #1 IN CLUTCH’S TOP B2B MARKETING SERVICE PROVIDERS

    Mar 06, 2019

    Directive, the leading B2B and enterprise search marketing agency, has recently been honored as the number one B2B marketing and advertising service provider in Los Angeles, according to Clutch. Clutch is a B2B research, ratings and reviews site that identifies leading IT and marketing service provi...

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    REDFIN: THESE HOUSING MARKETS GIVE LOW-INCOME FAMILIES A BETTER SHOT AT THE AMERICAN DREAM

    Mar 05, 2019

    Housing affordability continues to be a concern for Americans across the country, especially for those living in pricey housing markets. Fortunately, for those struggling to make ends meet, various pockets throughout the country offer low-income families a shot at the American dream. “Homeowne...

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    NEW HOME SALES RISE 3.7% IN DECEMBER, SIGNALING PROMISING SPRING HOME BUYING SEASON

    Mar 05, 2019

    New home sales rebounded in December, according to the latest report from the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  According to their analysis, new home sales reversed course from November, moving forward 3.7% in December. In fact, sales of new single-family house...

    DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT.
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    ANNUAL HOUSE PRICE GROWTH OF 3.3% IN THE UK IN 2018 WAS WEAKEST SINCE 2013

    Mar 05, 2019

    House price growth in 2018 in the UK was the weakest it has been since 2013 while it was stronger in the rest of the UK, annual figures from the Land Registry shows. In the UK as a whole property prices increased on an annual basis by 3.3% last year, down from 4.5% in 2017, 7% in 2016, 6% in 2015 an...

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    FIRST TIME BUYER MORTGAGES IN WALES REACHED A 12 YEAR HIGH IN 2018

    Mar 05, 2019

    More first time buyers got a mortgage to get on the housing ladder in Wales in 2018, with industry data showing they increased by 4.3% in the final quarter year on year. There were 4,800 new first time buyer mortgages completed and the £0.58 billion of new lending in the quarter was 7.4% more ...

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    LATEST HOUSING MARKET RESEARCH REVEALS MOST BUYER FRIENDLY METROS IN THE US

    Mar 04, 2019

    San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle and Denver have seen home values grow more slowly than the nation over the past year, but they are the four hottest property markets compared to the rest of the United States, new research shows. This is largely because, despite some of the highest prices in the coun...

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    ANNUAL PRICE GROWTH IN KEY UK CITIES CONTINUES TO MODERATE, LATEST INDEX SHOWS

    Mar 04, 2019

    The annual rate of growth in key cities in the UK continued to moderate in the 12 months to January 2019, up 2.9%, but 13 cities recorded lower price growth than a year ago, the latest index shows. Prices are rising fastest in Leicester with annual growth of 6%, followed by Belfast up 5.8%, Manchest...

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    CONSTRUCTION SPENDING RETREATS 0.6% IN DECEMBER

    Mar 04, 2019

    The U.S. Census Bureau announced that construction spending during December 2018 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.29 trillion, retreating 0.6% from the revised November estimate of $1.3 trillion. Notably, December’s spending is 1.6% above the December 2017 estimate of $...

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME BUILDERS
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    RENT POSTS LARGEST QUARTERLY DECLINE IN 30 YEARS AS MORE RENTERS BECOME BUYERS

    Mar 01, 2019

    After hitting an all-time high in the third quarter of 2018 and topping $1,000 for the first time ever, nationwide rents fell precipitously in the fourth quarter as landlords perhaps saw the error in their ways. During the third quarter of 2018, the nationwide median asking rent hit $1,003, the firs...

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    PROPERTY PRICES IN THE UK ARE JUST 0.4% ABOVE WHERE THEY WERE A YEAR AGO

    Mar 01, 2019

    Annual house price growth in the UK remained sluggish in February, up just 0.4% and month on month prices fell by 0.4%, the latest lender index shows. This means that the average price of a property was £211,304, down from the average of £211,966 in January 2019, the data from the Nation...

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    DEMAND FROM BUYERS FELL IN THE UK AT START OF 2019 DUE TO BREXIT UNCERTAINTY

    Feb 28, 2019

    Estate agents in the UK saw demand from house hunters fall in January as buyers continue to adopt a wait and see attitude due to protracted Brexit negotiations, the latest sector report suggests. Overall the number of house hunters registered per estate agent branch fell from 304 in December to 297 ...

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ESTATE AGENTS
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=52185218

    LONDON MAYOR, COUNCILS AND HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS WARN OF BREXIT IMPACT ON HOUSING

    Feb 28, 2019

    The Mayor of London, London Councils and the G15 group of London’s largest housing associations have sent an open letter to the Secretary of State for Housing warning of the potentially catastrophic effects that a no-deal Brexit could have on affordable housing delivery. In the letter they say...

    G15 GROUP OF LONDON
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    THINK TANK SAYS THAT JUST BUILDING MORE HOMES IS NOT THE SOLUTION TO THE HOUSING CRISIS

    Feb 28, 2019

    More houses need to be built in the UK to relieve the pressure on first time buyers, but this will not address the growing issue of under-occupancy and the lack of affordability caused by population increases and ageing, according to a new report. The analysis by the Cass Business School for think t...

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    LACK OF SUPPLY PUSHING UP SALES OF TRADITIONAL HOMES IN THE SCOTTISH BORDERS

    Feb 28, 2019

    A limited number of properties being out up for sale in the Scottish Borders means that the residential property market is currently good for sellers, the latest agents report suggests. For the final quarter of 2018, independent property consultancy Galbraith’s offices in Kelso and Galashiels ...

    PROPERTYWIRE
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    NUMBER OF OVERSEAS BUYERS IN SPAIN FALLS SUBSTANTIALLY, NEW ANALYSIS SHOWS

    Feb 28, 2019

    Overseas buyers in Spain are becoming more diverse but overall the number did not increase in the final quarter of 2018, new research shows. It is the first time that the number of foreign buyers did not increase for several years, according to property market analyst from Mark Stucklin of Spanish P...

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    HOME BUILDING ACTIVITY REACHED AN ALL-TIME HIGH IN AUSTRALIA IN 2018

    Feb 28, 2019

    Home building activity in Australia reached an all-time high in 2018 but experts are predicting that the number if residential properties under construction will fall over the next two years. Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that the residential building industry di...

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    LIGHTSTONE BUYS ANOTHER HUGE SOUTH BRONX SITE; PLANS 2K UNIT COMPLEX

    Feb 27, 2019

    The Lightstone Group is again adding to its South Bronx holdings, buying a massive land parcel in the area for $59 million with plans to build a 2,000-unit residential development across that parcel and a site it purchased late last year. The two sites at in Mott Haven are an empty lot and a former ...

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    BANKS ARE GEARING UP FOR ANOTHER STRONG YEAR IN CRE LENDING

    Feb 27, 2019

    The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) recently reported another stellar year for commercial/multifamily mortgage originations in 2018. Although the MBA will release final data next month, results from its fourth quarter mortgage originations survey point to volume that could be 3 percent higher tha...

    MORTGAGE BANKERS ASSOCIATION
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=52085208

    AMAZON WALKS AWAY FROM 722K SF LEASE FOR SEATTLE’S RAINIER SQUARE

    Feb 27, 2019

    Amazon is walking away from another huge real estate deal, this time in its hometown of Seattle. The e-commerce giant is cancelling a 722,000-square-foot lease for the entirety of Wright Runstad & Company’s 58-story Rainier Square tower, currently under construction, according to the Seatt...

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    US HOUSING MARKET OFF TO SHAKY START IN 2019 AMID PRICE DIP, SLUGGISH CONSTRUCTION

    Feb 27, 2019

    U.S. housing prices recorded their slowest growth in four years during 2018, signaling that this year may be a trying time for the real estate industry. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index, which tracks average home prices in cities across the country, rose 4.7 percent by th...

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    NEW YORK, MIAMI TOPS LIST OF MOST BUYER-FRIENDLY HOUSING MARKETS

    Feb 27, 2019

    Based on new research by Zillow, prospective homebuyers in Miami and the New York metro area can expect more favorable conditions than those in most other major U.S. housing markets. Zillow's Buyer-Seller Index shows how hot a region's housing market is compared to others by analyzing sale-t...

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    THE TIME IT TAKES TO SELL A HOME HAS INCREASED BY FIVE DAYS IN LAST 12 MONTHS

    Feb 27, 2019

    The average time to sell a property in the UK has increased from 72 days in January 2018 to 77 days in the current market, according to new research. Towns in the North West of England are where sellers have seen the biggest improvements from last year, with Burnley, Morecambe, Widnes, Lancaster and...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=52065206

    BOSTON TO SEE AN OUTSIZED NUMBER OF NEW APARTMENT UNITS DELIVERED IN 2019

    Feb 26, 2019

    Boston’s apartment market is bracing for thousands of new, luxury apartments to open 2019. “There are only a handful of markets across the country that have this much construction underway,” says Peter Conway, market analyst for New England with research firm the CoStar Group. &ldq...

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    MORE LANDLORDS RAISED RENTS IN JANUARY IN THE UK’S PRIVATE RENTED SECTOR

    Feb 26, 2019

    The number of tenants in the UK’s private rented sector experiencing rent increases rose in January for the first time since September, according to letting gents. Overall, some 26% of members of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) reported a rise in landlords increasing rents...

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    LANDLORDS HAVE BIGGEST CHOICE IN BUY TO LET MORTGAGES SINCE 2007

    Feb 26, 2019

    While the tax and rule changes imposed on the buy to let sector over the last few years have heightened the pressures felt by landlords, they now have more choice when it comes to mortgages, new research has found. Indeed, the number of buy to let mortgages is currently 2,163, the highest since befo...

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    COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE VOLUMES FELL IN THE UK IN 2018, BUT UP ON THREE YEAR AVERAGE

    Feb 26, 2019

    Commercial real estate investment volumes in the UK fell by 5.7% year on year in 2018 to £62.1 billion, a new analysis report shows. But real estate has performed remarkably well compared to other global asset classes, according to the market in minutes report from real estate firm Savills, wi...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=51915191

    HOME SALES FELL IN THE US IN JANUARY WHILE SUPPLY INCREASED, LATEST INDEX SHOWS

    Feb 26, 2019

    Existing home sales in the United States fell slightly in January, down 1.2% month on month but it was the third monthly fall in row, the latest index data shows, as only the North East saw sales rise. Sales are also down by 8.5% year on year and the total for January at 4.94 million were the lowest...

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=51925192

    TAX CUTS SHOULD BOOST INDIAN REAL ESTATE DEMAND, BUT MANY ISSUES LINGER

    Feb 26, 2019

    A tax cut by India to help the country's troubled housing sector should boost home sales, but by itself will not be enough to put cash-short developers on more solid ground, say industry executives. On February 25, a government body said the sales-tax on under-construction residential houses in ...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=51935193

    ZILLOW AS MORTGAGE LENDER: REAL ESTATE GIANT GOING ‘FURTHER DOWN THE FUNNEL’ OF BUYING A HOUSE

    Feb 26, 2019

    Thousands of would-be home buyers looking for a mortgage will soon have a new option: Zillow Group. The Seattle-based online real estate giant is preparing to go deeper into the business of mortgage origination, making loans to help people buy the same homes they come across in the Zillow app. It&rs...

    ZILLOW GROUP
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=51945194

    NUMBER OF HOMES BEING BUILT DROPS TO LOWEST LEVEL IN OVER 2 YEARS

    Feb 26, 2019

    The number of homes being built in December plunged to the lowest level in more than two years, a possible sign that developers are anticipating fewer new houses to be sold this year. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that housing starts fell 11.2 percent in December from the previous month to a ...

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    HOUSING STARTS TUMBLE TO LOWEST LEVEL IN MORE THAN 2 YEARS

    Feb 26, 2019

    The number of homes being built in December plunged to the lowest level in more than two years, a possible sign that developers are anticipating fewer new houses to be sold this year. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that housing starts fell 11.2 percent in December from the previous month to a ...

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    PROPERTY SALES IN UK INCREASED AT BEGINNING OF THIS YEAR, OFFICIAL DATA SHOWS

    Feb 25, 2019

    Residential property sales in the UK were positive at the beginning of the year, up 0.8% between December 2018 and January 2019, official data shows. Overall there were 101,170 residential sales, taking them 1.3% higher than January 2018, according to the figures from HMRC. They increased by 0.9% ye...

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    MOST PROPERTIES FOR SALE FOR £1M OR MORE ARE IN JUST FIVE AREAS OF LONDON

    Feb 25, 2019

    A third of properties for sale in the UK for a million pounds or more are located in just five boroughs in London, new research shows. Overall, there are more than 20,000 properties currently on the market in this price range with 11,404 of them in Greater London and 1,992 in Surrey, according to th...

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    EAST STAFFORDSHIRE NAMED AS MOST BREXIT-PROOF HOUSING MARKET IN BRITAIN

    Feb 25, 2019

    With a lot of talk about whether or not Brexit is affecting the property market in Britain, a new study has looked at where it might, or might not, be having an effect. It has found that East Staffordshire has the most Brexit proof housing market with the average property price up by 10% in 2018, fo...

    GARRINGTON
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=51775177

    RETIRED HOME OWNERS IN BRITAIN SEE PROPERTY WEALTH INCREASE BY £1,000 A MONTH

    Feb 25, 2019

    Home owners in Britain aged 65 and over have effectively earned almost £1,000 a month over the last six months from their properties, new research shows. It means that retired home owners’ property wealth increased by £28 billion over the period to a new record high of £1.118...

    PROPERTYWIRE
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=51785178

    BROOKLYN’S LUXURY MARKET SAW 14 CONTRACTS SIGNED LAST WEEK

    Feb 25, 2019

    There were 14 contracts signed in Brooklyn’s luxury market last week for a total of about $44 million. The properties were split between seven townhouses and seven condominiums, and they went for an average price of roughly $3.1 million, according to the latest report from Stribling & Asso...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=51795179

    FUNDING FOR A STATEWIDE NETWORK OF HOUSING NONPROFITS COULD SOON END

    Feb 25, 2019

    A network of about 90 nonprofits that help homeowners across New York state could run out of funding at the end of March. The $176 billion executive budget from Gov. Andrew Cuomo does not replace a funding stream for the nonprofits from the 2012 National Mortgage Settlement that ends next month, acc...

    NATIONAL MORTGAGE SETTLEMENT
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=51805180

    AUSTIN REAL ESTATE TITAN SET TO TOPPLE COWORKING GIANT WEWORK IN 2019

    Feb 25, 2019

    Austin real estate mogul Nate Paul is taking on the titan of coworking WeWork with the launch of his new coworking venture, NowSpace LLC. Paul’s real estate investment firm, World Class Capital Group LLC, owns 12 properties in Austin totaling 1.2 million square feet that it plans to earmark fo...

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    WILL GOOGLE, AMAZON AND FACEBOOK FIX THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS?

    Feb 24, 2019

    From atop his gleaming new headquarters, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has an inspirational view of mountains, the bay and an endless Pacific Ocean.  But when Benioff looks down, he’s not so happy. Some 60 floors below his Salesforce Tower offices is what he calls “an inequality train...

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    NEW TEST SHOWS THAT COUNCILS IN ENGLAND ARE NOT PROVIDING ENOUGH HOMES

    Feb 22, 2019

    A third of councils in England are failing to tackle the housing crisis as they are not delivering the new homes needed and could face sanctions, official figures show. The data from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) shows that 108 local authorities failed to meet the...

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    CASH BUYERS PAY LESS ON AVERAGE FOR A HOME IN BRITAIN, STUDY HAS FOUND

    Feb 22, 2019

    People in Britain who buy a home with a mortgage pay on average 9% more than those paying with cash, new research has found. The study from finance specialist One77 Mortgages looked at the average cash and mortgage buyer house prices from the Land Registry and how much higher or lower the average mo...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=51635163

    MAYOR OF LONDON CALLS FOR LEASEHOLD REFORM AT LAUNCH OF NEW GUIDE FOR OWNERS

    Feb 22, 2019

    The Mayor of London has launched a new guide to help leaseholders and called on Ministers to speed up an overhaul of the system of leasehold for home buyers in the capital. An estimated third of London’s homes, and over 90% of new builds are owned on a leasehold basis, with many leaseholders f...

    PROPERTYWIRE
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=51645164

    FUTURE BUYERS BORN IN 2019 FACE PAYING OVER £1.2 MILLION FOR THEIR FIRST HOME

    Feb 22, 2019

    People born today are set to have to pay £1.2 million for their first home in the UK at the age of 34, and £4.5 million if they live in London, new research has found. The study from letting and sales agents, Benham and Reeves, looked at historic first time buyer property price data from...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=51655165

    SALES INCREASED MONTH ON MONTH IN CANADA IN JANUARY BUT ARE BELOW A YEAR AGO

    Feb 22, 2019

    Property sales on a national level increased in Canada in January 2019 month on month but they remained below levels recorded one year ago, the latest index shows. Overall sales increased by 3.6% from December 2018 but are 4% below the same period in 2018 while the national average sales price fell ...

    CANADIAN REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATION
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=51665166

    REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS: FLORIDA INVESTOR BUYS UPSCALE SUGAR LAND APARTMENT COMPLEX

    Feb 22, 2019

    Cardone Capital, a real estate investment firm based in Aventura, Fla., has purchased the Stella at Riverstone, a 351-unit apartment complex at 4711 LJ Parkway in Sugar Land. Ryan Epstein and Jennifer Ray of Berkadia represented the seller, Alliance Residential. The property was built in 2018 and ha...

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    FARM REAL ESTATE PRICES HOLDING UP, BUT USDA WORRIED ABOUT A FALL

    Feb 22, 2019

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is concerned about a potential decline in farmland real estate prices, but has seen no sign of that happening so far, USDA chief economist Robert Johansson said on Thursday. Farmland prices are a key pillar of equity for the U.S. agricultural heartland, which has b...

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    PRINCIPAL REAL ESTATE INVESTORS LAUNCHES EXPANSION OF SE HOUSTON INDUSTRIAL PARK

    Feb 21, 2019

    Principal Real Estate Investors will expand its Bay Area Business Park with a third phase that will add 1.33 million square feet to the southeast Houston industrial submarket, Stream Realty Partners announced. Stream, a real estate development and management company, got approval to expand the park ...

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    BROE REAL ESTATE GROUP SELLS FOUR BUILDING CALIFORNIA MEDICAL CAMPUS

    Feb 21, 2019

    Broe Real Estate Group (BREG), a private real estate investment firm headquartered in Denver confirmed the sale of a four-building 287,539 square foot medical office park located at 1620, 1640, 1660 and 1680 East Roseville Parkway (Parkway Corporate Plaza) in Roseville, Calif. The buyer was a joint ...

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    DALLAS DEVELOPER LANDS IN VENUS WITH NEW RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS

    Feb 21, 2019

    A Dallas development company that's been making big land buys west of Fort Worth is eyeing more projects southwest of Dallas. JMJ Development has purchased multiple tracts of land near U.S. Highway 67 in the town of Venus. The area between Midlothian and Alvarado is seeing more growth because of...

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    SALES, OFFERS AND NEW INSTRUCTIONS FALL IN THE UK, SAYS HOUSING MARKET RESEARCH

    Feb 21, 2019

    Property transactions in the UK have fallen by a third in the past three months as Brexit uncertainty weighs on the housing market, according to new research. An analysis of data from thousands of estate agents’ offices found strong indicators of a stalled market across the board with exchange...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=51515151

    MOST AGENTS PREDICTING RENT RISES AND PRICE FALLS IN BRITAIN IN 2019

    Feb 21, 2019

    Agents are predicting that rents in Britain will rise or remain static in 2019 and prices likely to fall or stagnate with Brexit only having an impact on certain areas, research shows.The survey by Belvoir of its franchisee across the country found that the majority of offices are predicting rental ...

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    RENTS INCREASED BY 2.6% IN LONDON IN 2018 DUE TO FALLING SUPPLY AND HIGHER DEMAND

    Feb 21, 2019

    There was a significant fall in the supply of new properties listed to rent in London in 2018 with the number of tenants looking for a home reaching its highest ever level, according to an agent report. The quarterly London lettings report from Foxtons shows that supply fell by 13% at a time when mo...

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    HOMES SELL FASTEST AND WITH THE BIGGEST PREMIUM IN MAY IN THE US

    Feb 21, 2019

    Homes in many parts of the United States sell for a premium of $1,600 and six days faster if they are listed for sale in the first two weeks of May, new research has found. This scenario was found in 19 of the 35 biggest metros in the country, although other features also have an impact, such as loc...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=51545154

    AFTER FLORIDA, ARIZONA’S REAL ESTATE MARKET WILL BE HIT NEXT BY GLOBAL WARMING

    Feb 20, 2019

    Florida has been the bellwether for real estate changes due to global warming-induced sea level rise, but it’s followed by multiple states on the eastern seaboard of the USA. Studies have found that billions have already been lost on coastal property values as buyers factor in the cost of risi...

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    PROPERTY INVESTORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD BUYING IN THE UK DESPITE BREXIT

    Feb 20, 2019

    Well off property investors from around the world are not put off buying property in the UK because of Brexit, new research suggests. Indeed some 85% are currently investing in British property with one in four saying they are doing so because of Brexit, a global survey for UK property developer Sev...

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    NUMBER OF FIRST TIME BUYERS REACHED 12 YEAR HIGH IN 2018

    Feb 20, 2019

    The number of people buying their first home reached a 12 year high in the UK in 2018 with 370,000 getting a mortgage for the first time, the latest industry figures show. Overall the number increased by 1.9% compared with 2017, the highest number of first time buyer mortgages since 2006 and the &po...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=51385138

    NUVEEN REAL ESTATE LAUNCHES $550M MULTIFAMILY FUND

    Feb 20, 2019

    Nuveen Real Estate has launched its U.S. Cities Multifamily Fund with $550 million on first close. The fund is an open-end perpetual life real estate investment vehicle that will acquire and manage institutional quality multifamily rental properties in select U.S. cities. The first close is anchored...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=51395139

    CALARE PROPERTIES ACQUIRES 40,500 SF OFFICE BUILDING IN FRAMINGHAM

    Feb 20, 2019

    Calare Properties has acquired a centrally located boutique office property at 30 Speen Street in Framingham, MA. Totaling approximately 40,500 sq. ft., the five-story building sits on 2.5 acres in the highly desirable Natick/Framingham, exit 13 micro-market. The asset benefits from direct highway f...

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    BROOKLYN’S LUXURY MARKET IS PICKING UP STEAM: STRIBLING

    Feb 19, 2019

    As was true in Manhattan, Brooklyn’s luxury residential market just had its best week of the year. Seventeen contracts were signed for a total of $54.58 million last week, according to the latest report from Stribling & Associates. The firm defines the borough’s luxury market as all ...

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    SELLERS ARE TAKING HUGE LOSSES ON BILLIONAIRES’ ROW. THESE ARE SOME OF THE BIGGEST

    Feb 19, 2019

    Maybe billionaires really do have money to burn. Luxury residential resales have been some of the biggest loss-makers in recent years, according to a new StreetEasy analysis. Whereas just 7.7 percent of the 16,000 apartments resold in New York from 2014 to 2018 sold for an outright loss, that percen...

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    CHINA DOMINANT BUYER OF AUSTRALIAN DEVELOPMENT SITES IN 2018

    Feb 19, 2019

    Based on Knight Frank's latest report, Chinese Developers in Australia - Market Insight 2019, thirty one percent of Australian development sites in 2018 were bought by Chinese developers who purchased $1.3 billion worth of Australian residential development sites in 2018. This figure was down fr...

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    SURVEY REVEALS HOW HOME OWNERS FAIL TO BUDGET PROPERLY FOR IMPROVEMENTS

    Feb 19, 2019

    Almost two thirds of people in Britain overspend when it comes to home improvements and DIY, usually because they have not budgeted for the work, new research has found. Overall 65% said they spent more than anticipated and 68% said they did not set a budget in the first place, according to a survey...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=51295129

    HOUSING AFFORDABILITY IN BRITAIN IMPROVING AT FASTEST RATE SINCE 2011

    Feb 18, 2019

    The average asking price for property in Britain increased by 0.7% this month and is consistent with the growth recorded in February last year and the one before, the latest index shows. But year on year asking prices increased by just 0.2% or £714, according to the data from Rightmove. The pr...

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    CALIFORNIA TO BUILD TINY HOME COMMUNITY FOR HOMELESS WILDFIRE VICTIMS

    Feb 18, 2019

    When plans for the creation of a tiny home community for the homeless located in Chico, California, were initially unveiled, many city council members voiced their disdain and indifference. However, in the wake of California’s Camp Fire, a fire which claimed the lives of 85 people and destroye...

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    AS RENT AND TAX REFORMS SWEEP US, REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY BRACES FOR FIGHT WITH PROGRESSIVE LAWMAKERS

    Feb 18, 2019

    After making significant gains in the midterms elections, Democratic lawmakers now have their sights set on curbing big real estate players. Bills are being introduced in states like New York, Illinois and California to strengthen rent controls and change tax laws, according the Wall Street Journal....

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    REDFIN AND ZILLOW EXPAND THEIR HOME BUYING AND SELLING SERVICES TO TEXAS

    Feb 18, 2019

    Redfin and Zillow launched their direct-to-consumer home buying and selling programs in Texas. On Monday, the two Seattle-based companies separately announced the introduction of Zillow Offers in Houston and RedfinNow in Dallas. Through Zillow Offers, Zillow buys homes directly from sellers and re-l...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=51205120

    UK TIGHTENS SCRUTINY OF REAL ESTATE FUNDS AFTER HEAVY WITHDRAWALS AHEAD OF BREXIT

    Feb 16, 2019

    A UK government agency asked real estate investment funds for daily liquidity reports after their investors withdrew hundreds of millions of pounds amid anxiety over the UK’s pending exit next month from the European Union. Chicago-based investment research firm Morningstar said retail investo...

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    REAL ESTATE PROPERTY INTELLIGENCE PLATFORM REMINE RAISES $30M SERIES A ROUND

    Feb 15, 2019

    Real estate property intelligence platform Remine reported raising a $30 million Series A funding round led by New York based growth equity firm Stripes Group. The funds will go toward efforts to continue the Fairfax, Va.based company’s multiple listing services (MLS) expansion. Launched in 20...

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    CALABRIA TO SENATE: DON’T EXPECT ANY CHANGES TO GSE MULTIFAMILY BUSINESS

    Feb 15, 2019

    While Mark Calabria could very well enact some significant changes at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac if he’s approved to serve as the next director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Calabria told a Senate panel this week that there likely won’t be any changes to the way that Fannie and ...

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    CRE INVESTORS START PUTTING MONEY BEHIND DEFENSIVE STRATEGIES

    Feb 15, 2019

    Investors appear to be keeping the foot on the gas in terms of acquisitions. According to research firm Real Capital Analytics (RCA), investment sales volume jumped 15 percent year-over-year in 2018 to reach $562.1 billion. But some investors are clearly retooling strategies to account for slowing g...

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    PANELISTS PREDICT ROBUST CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH 2021

    Feb 14, 2019

    Our region’s construction industry continues to remain strong and it is expected to continue to exhibit strong growth through 2021. That’s the prognostication by panelists during a recent program titled “Building Construction Financing 2019.” The panel’s moderator, Pete...

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    ANNUAL HOUSE PRICE GROWTH IN THE UK SLOWS TO LOWEST SINCE JULY 2013

    Feb 14, 2019

    Average house prices in the UK increased by 2.5% in the year to December 2018, down from 2.7% in November 2018, the lowest annual rate of growth since July 2013 when it was 2.3%, official figures show. The data published by the Office for National Statistics using data from separate indices in Scotl...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=51035103

    ASKING PRICES FALL NATIONALLY IN ENGLAND AND WALES OR FIRST TIME SINCE 2011

    Feb 14, 2019

    Average asking prices in England and Wales fell by 0.2% in the 12 months to February 2019, the first fall on the national figure for over seven years, according to the latest index data. It takes the average asking price to £304,671, the figures from the Home.co.uk index shows and it is the fi...

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    MANHATTAN LANDLORDS SHRINK FREEBIES, RAISE RENTS AS DEMAND GROWS

    Feb 14, 2019

    Manhattan landlords got a glimpse of light at the end of a long, dark tunnel in January as demand from frustrated buyers allowed them to raise rents and give away fewer freebies to attract tenants. The share of new leases signed in January that included periods of free rent, covered brokers’ f...

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    COMMUNITY PRESERVATION CORP. LAUNCHES MULTIFAMILY MORTGAGE COMPANY

    Feb 13, 2019

    Community Preservation Corp., a nonprofit affordable housing and community revitalization finance company, is no stranger to multifamily lending, having originated nearly $500 million in agency loans in 2018 alone. But now, the company is spinning off its agency lending business and creating a stand...

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    PRIVATE EQUITY LIKES THE LOOK OF BLACKSTONE’S REAL ESTATE MODEL

    Feb 13, 2019

    In January the 800 Fifth tower in Seattle was sold for $540 million the biggest commercial real estate transaction in the Northwest in three years. The buyer isn’t a typical developer, but investment firm Blackstone, a longtime leader in private equity. The company also recently bought five of...

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    NUVEEN REAL ESTATE LENDS $124M ON COLORADO INDUSTRIAL PORTFOLIO

    Feb 13, 2019

    Nuveen Real Estate, a real estate investment arm of TIAA, has provided $124.3 million to Berkeley Partners for its purchase of an expansive industrial portfolio, with assets located throughout Colorado, according to brokerage HFF, which arranged the debt. The 10-year, fixed-rate loan went toward of ...

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    AMAZON UPROAR CAUSES DEJA VU FOR BUILDING BOSS

    Feb 13, 2019

    Controversy over Amazon’s blockbuster New York City headquarters may be the brightest lighting rod in the city’s world of real estate and commerce, but according to some players with an intimate knowledge of New York’s history, it doesn’t go without precedent. “Last nig...

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    CALIFORNIA, YOUR AFFORDABLE HOUSING WOES ARE FAR FROM OVER

    Feb 12, 2019

    It’s no surprise that affordability has been a tremendous concern for many home owners living in California, and new data suggests that their worries are far from over. According to the Traditional Housing Affordability Index from the California Association of Realtors, the percentage of homeb...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=50855085

    INVESTCORP CONTINUES GROWING MULTIFAMILY PORTFOLIO WITH $330 MILLION ROUND OF ACQUISITIONS

    Feb 12, 2019

    For the second time in just a few months, Investcorp is growing its multifamily portfolio by more than 2,000 units. In late November, Investcorp, an alternative asset manager, acquired six multifamily properties with a total of 2,876 units for a combined purchase price of $311 million. All of the un...

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    NAR: AS HOUSING INVENTORY GROWS HOME PRICES RISE AT HEALTHY PACE

    Feb 12, 2019

    The national median existing single-family home price increased 4% annually to $257,600 in the fourth quarter, according to the latest quarterly report from the National Association of Realtors. Notably, this is moderately down from the annual increase of 4.8% in the third quarter of 2018. Home pric...

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    HOMEOWNERSHIP INVESTMENT COMPANY UNISON SEES EXPLOSIVE 370% YOY GROWTH

    Feb 12, 2019

    Homeownership investment pioneer Unison closed out 2018 with an impressive 370% growth in revenue and a 308% uptick in customer transactions from the previous year, the company reported. By the end of 2018, Unison had $2.42 billion in co-invested residential real estate in its portfolio. As home pri...

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    REDFIN GROWS IBUYER PROGRAM BEYOND CALIFORNIA, STARTS BUYING HOMES IN DALLAS

    Feb 11, 2019

    Redfin is growing its direct homebuying program beyond California, as the online real estate brokerage announced Monday that it has begun buying houses in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Redfin launched its direct homebuying program in the first quarter of 2017, but did not make the program public until...

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    REDFIN: BIDDING WARS VIRTUALLY VANISH IN JANUARY

    Feb 11, 2019

    All signs point to a housing market slowdown and new data from Redfin indicates that competition is easing as well. According to the company, only 13% of offers written by Redfin agents faced a bidding war in January. This is a drastic drop from 53% in January 2018. “Buyers have heard that the...

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    RESEARCH REVEALS PRICES IN TOP SCHOOL CATCHMENT AREAS IN ENGLAND

    Feb 11, 2019

    Buying a home in England near a top rated secondary school costs on average £331,605 but falls to £292,933 for schools rated as good, new research has found. While homes in school catchment areas rated three and four by Ofsted cost on average £253,121 and £235,242, respective...

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    FALLING HOUSE PRICES MEANS PROPERTY INVESTMENT IS LESS ATTRACTIVE, NEW ANALYSIS SUGGESTS

    Feb 11, 2019

    Investing in property in England as a short term measure is no longer better than savings rates due to prices falling, according to new research. Buying property has been seen as an antidote to dismal returns on savings, but the best saving rates now look more attractive than property price growth i...

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    REAL ESTATE IS THE NEW GATEWAY TO THE IVY LEAGUE FOR INTERNATIONAL PARENTS

    Feb 08, 2019

    Gaining admission to the nation’s most elite universities is only growing more competitive, as the number of qualified applicants, and the number of schools those applicants apply to, increases. For international students, the process can be even more difficult, with English proficiency tests,...

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    TRUMP'S FIRST BIG MANHATTAN REAL ESTATE WINDFALL SET FOR DEMOLITION

    Feb 08, 2019

    Donald Trump's first big Manhattan real estate windfall will be torn down as part of a deal with developers to buy the Midtown hotel. Developer TF Cornerstone and investment firm MSD Partners have agreed to buy the 26-story building, which stands next to Grand Central Terminal. Trump partnered w...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=50705070

    OXFORD NAMED AS LEAST AFFORDABLE CITY TO BUY A HOUSE IN THE UK

    Feb 08, 2019

    Londonderry and Stirling are the UK’s most affordable cities in terms of house prices with Oxford being the least, according to new research. Overall, house prices in cities have outpaced earnings growth by 11%, causing home affordability to reach on average, its lowest level since 2007, when ...

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    PENDING HOME SALES CONTINUED TO FALL IN THE US AT END OF 2018, LATEST INDEX SHOWS

    Feb 08, 2019

    Pending home sales declined as a whole in the United States in December, but for the second month in a row the Western region experienced a slight increase, according to the latest index. Overall sales, based on contract signings, fell by 2.2% in the last month of 2018 and compared with December 201...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=50725072

    NBIM RECLASSIFIES LISTED REAL ESTATE UNDER NEW INVESTMENT STRATEGY

    Feb 07, 2019

    Norges Bank Investment Management will invest between 3% and 5% in real estate, reclassifying listed real estate in the portfolio, on behalf of Government Pension Fund Global, Oslo, according to a new investment strategy announced Thursday, which will apply until 2022. The new real estate strategy w...

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    MAJORITY OF PROPERTY INVESTORS IN UK SET TO EXPAND THEIR PORTFOLIOS THIS YEAR

    Feb 07, 2019

    A majority of property professionals investing in the UK are set to expand their portfolios in 2019, remaining resilient despite a backdrop of uncertainty and squeeze on affordability. Some 80% of investors said they plan to increase their portfolios this year while 20% said they are not making any ...

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    NEW POLL REVEALS NUMBER OF PEOPLE MOVING OUT OF LONDON DUE TO HOUSING COST

    Feb 07, 2019

    Four in 10 people in London have considered leaving the capital due to spiralling housing costs, with a quarter looking to do so this year, new research has found. Even more, some 74%, believe there is a housing shortage and the majority believe that the Government is spending too much time on Brexi...

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    BUILD TO RENT SET TO GROW IN THE UK AS INDIVIDUAL LANDLORDS EXIT THE MARKET

    Feb 07, 2019

    Some £75 billion of investment will be committed to the professionally managed private rented sector in the UK by 2025 as the sector continues to grow due to demand, says a new analysis. Indeed, an extra 560,000 households are expected to be renting a home by 2023, taking the proportion of hou...

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    NEW RESEARCH PULLS BACK THE CURTAIN ON ENTERPRISE CONTENT MARKETING IN 2019

    Feb 07, 2019

    With thousands of employees, working across multiple brands, products lines, offices and silos, enterprise marketers face unique content marketing challenges, yet many are scoring wins year after year. That’s according to the findings in the Content Marketing Institute’s new research rep...

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    FREDDIE MAC: SENIORS ARE CAUSING THE HOUSING SHORTAGE

    Feb 06, 2019

    More seniors are opting to age in place rather than relocate later in life, and it has contributed to the supply shortage that’s hampering the housing market. According to a study by Freddie Mac, seniors born after 1931 are staying in their homes longer than previous generations, and they are ...

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    RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MARKET ON THE WAY TO RECOVERY IN THE CARIBBEAN

    Feb 06, 2019

    The property market is recovering on several islands in the Caribbean, in particular Mustique, with last year being one of consolidation, according to the latest analysis. Some islands are still feeling the impact of Hurricane Irma in 2017, says the Caribbean report from international real estate fi...

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    NEW PROPERTY LISTINGS INCREASED STRONGLY IN THE UK IN FIRST MONTH OF 2019

    Feb 06, 2019

    New property listings in the UK increased by 64% in January compared with December 2018, from 31,825 to 52,207, the latest supply index shows. New stock in London also increased significantly last month, up by 70.6% to 21,677 from 12,709 in December, according to the index from online estate agents ...

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    DEVELOPERS CONFIDENCE IS HIGH IN KEY BRITISH CITIES, CRANE INDEX SHOWS

    Feb 06, 2019

    Confidence among developers is strong across regional cities in the UK with a sustained levels of homes, offices, hotels, retail, education and student housing delivered in 2018, a new survey shows. Overall construction activity hit record levels last year, led by activity in Belfast, Birmingham, Le...

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    OLDER OWNERS DON’T DOWNSIZE AND MANY DON’T TOUCH KID’S BEDROOMS WHEN THEY HAVE MOVED OUT

    Feb 06, 2019

    The majority of home owners aged 55 and over would never consider downsizing and many remain so attached to the family home they don’t change their children’s rooms when they move out. New research reveals that 62% of older home owners say they would not consider selling and moving to a ...

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    NEW YORK PUTS THE BRAKES ON $1.2 BILLION MERGER OF FIDELITY NATIONAL AND STEWART

    Feb 05, 2019

    The $1.2 billion merger of Fidelity National Financial and Stewart Information Services just hit a major stumbling block, as New York’s top financial regulators recently told the title insurance companies that it does not approve of their merger. According to Securities and Exchange Commission...

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    FEWER HOMES SELLING ABOVE ASKING PRICE IN THE US AS MARKET SLOWS

    Feb 05, 2019

    The number of homes sold in the United States over their asking prices fell to a two year low at the end of 2018, a new analysis shows. Overall the share of sales that were over the listed price decreased from 21% in November to 19% in December, the largest month on month drop in seasonally adjusted...

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    GETTING RID OF EVICTION POWERS UNDER SECTION 21 COULD IMPACT ON LANDLORD NUMBERS

    Feb 05, 2019

    A ban on Section 21, the process where landlords start an eviction, could have a negative impact on the private rented sector, new research suggests. The industry is currently awaiting the outcome of a Government consultation on the creation of a Housing Court which could see changes to or the remov...

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    RENTAL GROWTH IN PRIME LONDON LETTINGS MARKETS PUSHES UP YIELDS FOR LANDLORDS

    Feb 05, 2019

    Annual rental value growth turned positive in the prime central London lettings market last year due to declining levels of stock, according to the latest analysis report. Rents increased by 1.1% year on year in December and the growth means that yields for landlords have risen across the prime Lond...

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    NUMBER OF YOUNG PEOPLE OWNING A HOME IN ENGLAND HAS FALLEN STEEPLY

    Feb 04, 2019

    Overall the number of people owing their own home in England has remain unchanged for the fifth year in a row, but the number of young owners has fallen by a third in a decade, the latest official figures show.
    Of the estimated 23.2 million households in England, some 14.8 million or 64% were...

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    MOST LANDLORDS IN ENGLAND ARE INDIVIDUALS EARNING AN AVERAGE OF £15,000 A YEAR

    Feb 04, 2019

    The vast majority of landlords in England, some 94%, operate as private individuals rather than as part of a company or organisation and on average earn £15,000 a year before tax and other deductions.
    The latest Private Landlords Survey, published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities...

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    CANBERRA IS ONLY CAPITAL IN AUSTRALIA TO SEE PRICES RISE IN JANUARY, LATEST INDEX SHOWS

    Feb 04, 2019

    Every capital city in Australia apart from Canberra saw property prices fall month on month in January with only Hobart, Adelaide and Canberra recording annual growth, the latest index shows.
    Overall, nationally prices fell by 1% month on month and are 5.6% below a year ago at a median value ...

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    FORMER SEN. JEFF FLAKE JOINS BOARD OF HOMEBUILDER TAYLOR MORRISON

    Feb 04, 2019

    Former Senator Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, is joining the housing business, sort of. Flake, whose term in the Senate ended last month, is joining the board of directors of Taylor Morrison, a homebuilder based in Flake’s home state of Arizona. Flake served only one term in the Senate, serving as Ari...

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    PROPERTY PRICE GROWTH SLOWED IN MORE THAN HALF OF THE BIGGEST US MARKETS IN 2018

    Feb 01, 2019

    Annual residential property price growth slowed in more than half of the largest housing markets in the United States in December 2018, the latest index shows. Seattle and San Jose in California saw the biggest declines in prices in 2018 after growing at a double digit pace during the year. In Decem...

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    RENTS IN SCOTLAND UP 0.9% DURING 2018, LATEST LETTINGS INDEX SHOWS

    Feb 01, 2019

    Private sector rents in Scotland increased by 0.9% nationally in the whole of 2018 to an average of £576 per month but some locations recorded double digit growth, the latest index shows. Rents increased the most in Glasgow with an annual rise of 12.7% while there was an increase of 12.2% in t...

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    FORECAST REPORT SUGGESTS HOUSING MARKET WILL BE SUBDUED IN 2019 WITH FALLING SALES

    Feb 01, 2019

    The UK housing market is unlikely to see much change in 2019 with sales forecast to fall by around 5% while lack of supply prevents house prices falling, says a new analysis. Nationally house price growth is likely to come to a standstill but the lack of supply should prevent outright falls while re...

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    FEDERAL AUTHORITIES ORDER SWEEPING OVERHAUL OF FAILING NEW YORK PUBLIC HOUSING

    Feb 01, 2019

    Federal authorities this week took a major step toward reforming and rehabilitating New York City’s unsafe, unsanitary, and in some cases, illegal public housing. The Department of Housing and Urban Development, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and the Environm...

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    HOME BUILDERS: CONFIDENCE IN BABY BOOMER HOME SALES STRENGTHENS

    Jan 31, 2019

    Builder confidence in the housing market for those aged 55 years and older strengthenedin the fourth quarter of 2018, according to National Association of Home Builders. The organization’s latest Housing Market Index revealed sales of single-family homes of those aged 55+ increased six points ...

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    MULTIFAMILY INSIDER: HERE’S WHERE MULTIFAMILY INVESTORS SHOULD TURN FOR THEIR SMALL LOANS

    Jan 30, 2019

    The Freddie Mac Small Balance Loan Program has long been the most coveted multifamily loan for stabilized properties in need of financing between $1 million and $6 million (and in some cases a little more), but is it the best product for your property? Statistically - not likely.

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    HIGH-TURNOVER CITIES HAVE GREATEST HOME PRICE GROWTH

    Jan 29, 2019

    In cities where the residents move frequently, home price appreciation is the strongest. A new survey by LendingTree revealed a direct correlation between the two as it assessed the average housing tenure in 50 U.S. cities. LendingTree said that on average, homeowners have been in their houses for a...

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    FREDDIE MAC: HOUSING MARKET HOLDS ITS GROUND IN JANUARY

    Jan 29, 2019

    The housing market continues to hold its ground in January, after receiving a boost from declining mortgage rates and slow home price growth at the end of 2018, according to Freddie Mac’s January Forecast. “Despite the weakening of the housing market in 2018, early 2019 data signals a po...

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    PROPERTYBASE ACQUIRES REAL ESTATE LEAD GEN COMPANY BOLDLEADS

    Jan 29, 2019

    Real estate technology company Propertybase announced it is acquiring BoldLeads, a real estate lead generation solutions company. "After nearly a year of research to identify a true market leader, we're thrilled to welcome the BoldLeads team to the Propertybase family," said Vance Lois...

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    NEW YORK LANDLORD ACCUSED OF RUNNING SHAM CO-OPS, OVERCHARGING RENTERS FOR DECADES

    Jan 29, 2019

    Two New York City co-op corporations overcharged renters for decades by operating apartment buildings as for-profit rental buildings instead of as co-ops, the New York Attorney General said recently.
    According to New York Attorney General Letitia James, the two buildings in question were conv...

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    NEW YORK USING $9 MILLION FROM RBS SETTLEMENT TO FIGHT ZOMBIE HOMES

    Jan 29, 2019

    Continuing a fight that stretches all the way back to 2014, the state of New York is set to give its cities millions more in funding to address the glut of “zombie homes” that still blight many communities throughout the state. Back in 2016, the state of New York enacted “sweeping&...

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    CASE-SHILLER: HOME PRICE GAINS SLOW

    Jan 29, 2019

    In November, annual home price gains slowed nationwide, according to the latest Case-Shiller Home Price Index from S&P Dow Jones Indices and CoreLogic. The report's results showed that November 2018 saw an annual increase of 5.2% for home prices nationwide, falling from the previous month...

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    CALIFORNIA SUES ONE OF ITS OWN CITIES FOR NOT BUILDING ENOUGH AFFORDABLE HOUSING

    Jan 28, 2019

    In an unprecedented move, the state of California is suing one of its own cities for not building enough affordable housing. Late last week, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that the state is suing the city of Huntington Beach for “standing in the way of affordable housing production and...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=49974997

    WOODBRIDGE COMPANIES ORDERED TO PAY $1 BILLION FOR OPERATING MASSIVE REAL ESTATE PONZI SCHEME

    Jan 28, 2019

    Well-known luxury real estate developer Robert Shapiro and the group of companies he founded must pay back $1 billion for allegedly swindling thousands of investors out of hundreds of millions of dollars via a massive real estate Ponzi scheme. Just over a year ago, the Securities and Exchange Commis...

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    ZILLOW: LACKLUSTER EXISTING HOME SALES RESULT OF POLITICAL HEADWINDS

    Jan 28, 2019

    In December, existing home sales reversed course, suddenly dropping after months of continuous growth, according to the latest Existing Home Sales report from the National Association of Realtors. And while many factors contributed to the decline, Zillow attributes the drop to climbing mortgage rate...

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    EAGLEVIEW APARTMENTS SELL FOR $8.75M AT NEAR RECORD PRICE

    Jan 26, 2019

    The Eagleview Apartments sold for $8.75 million to a buyer making its first acquisition in Colorado Springs – and at a near record price. The unnamed investor paid $134,615 per unit – the second-highest price per unit paid in Colorado Springs for a property built prior to 1980. The 65-un...

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    AVERAGE HOUSE PRICES RISE 6% YEAR ON YEAR ON SCOTLAND

    Jan 25, 2019

    House prices in Scotland increased by 6% in the 12 months to November 2018 with values up across most of the country to a new peak average of £186,142, according to the latest index to be published. The data from the Your Move index shows that the market in Scotland is outpacing England and Wa...

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    SURVEY: HALF OF BOOMER HOMEOWNERS PLAN TO AGE IN PLACE

    Jan 25, 2019

    More than half of Baby Boomers plan to age in place, electing to renovate in order to meet their changing needs, according to a new survey released by Chase and Pulsenomics. The Housing Confidence Index surveyed 3,000 heads of households, 753 of which were Baby Boomers.Among this group, 52% said the...

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    IN ITS $500 MILLION AFFORDABLE HOUSING PLEDGE, MICROSOFT MAKES ITSELF THE BANK

    Jan 24, 2019

    Housing affordability continues to be a tremendous concern in the housing market, especially in expensive West Coast markets. As politicians and legislators look for ways to bring homeowners more affordable housing, corporations are also launching initiatives that could transform homeownership.
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    HUNT REAL ESTATE CAPITAL FINANCES THE ACQUISITION OF AN AFFORDABLE MULTIFAMILY PROPERTY LOCATED IN AUSTIN, TEXAS

    Jan 24, 2019

    Hunt Real Estate Capital, a leader in financing commercial real estate throughout the United States, announced today it provided a Fannie Mae affordable multifamily loan in the amount of $19.5 million to finance the acquisition of a multifamily property located in Austin, Texas. Blunn Creek Apartmen...

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    REAL ESTATE FIRM WATERTON ACQUIRES CONTROLLING STAKE IN PATHWAY TO LIVING

    Jan 23, 2019

    Waterton, a Chicago-based commercial real estate investor and operator, has bought a controlling interest in senior living developer and provider Pathway to Living. Also based in Chicago, Pathway’s portfolio consists of 32 properties across the Midwest, totaling 2,900 units.

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    LONDON, NEW YORK TOP LIST OF GLOBAL CRE INVESTMENT IN 2018: REPORT

    Jan 23, 2019

    Global commercial real estate investment topped $730 billion last year in the top 30 cities, as investors around the world poured in a record amount. The news wasn’t all good, as investment was expected to fall this year. London maintained its position in the top spot from 2017, according to a...

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    NEW HOME SALES FALL IN AUSTRALIA TO LOWEST LEVEL SINCE 2012

    Jan 23, 2019

    New home sales fell to their lowest level since 2012, down by 14.9% year on year in December, the latest figures shows. The drop in sales of new detached houses was less pronounced, down 6.7%, according to the new homes sales report from the Housing Industry Association (HIA). New South Wales was th...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=49764976

    SINGLE-FAMILY RENTAL INVESTORS MAKE BIGGER BETS ON BUILD-TO-RENT HOMES

    Jan 22, 2019

    Capital pouring into the growing single-family rental (SFR) housing market is bumping up against a tough competitor—the consumer. Heightened competition amid a tight supply of housing inventory in many markets is pushing investors to shift strategies to focus on new development. “What yo...

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    REDWOOD TRUST BUYING REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT LOAN ORIGINATOR 5 ARCHES

    Jan 22, 2019

    Last year, Redwood Trust, a real estate investment trust that specializes in buying and securitizing jumbo mortgages, grew its real estate investor loan business when it acquired a 20% stake in 5 Arches, an originator and asset manager of investor-focused loans. As part of the deal, Redwood Trust ha...

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    REDFIN: HOME PRICE GROWTH REACHES 6-YEAR LOW

    Jan 22, 2019

    In December, home sales climbed 1.2% year-over-year, marking the smallest increase since March 2012, according to new data from Redfin. Notably, Redfin also discovered that although U.S. home sale prices reached a median of $289,000, they fell in nine of the 75 largest metros the company tracks. Red...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=49744974

    FREDDIE MAC PARTNERING WITH RBC TO PROVIDE $180 MILLION FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING

    Jan 22, 2019

    Freddie Mac, which re-entered the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit market last year after nearly 10 years away, is partnering with RBC to provide more than $180 million for affordable rental housing. Freddie Mac announced Tuesday that it closed a LIHTC Fund with RBC Capital Markets’ Tax Credit Eq...

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    AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECT, OSO APARTMENTS, TOPS OUT IN ALBANY PARK

    Jan 21, 2019

    After breaking ground just three months ago, Evergreen Real Estate Group, in partnership with the Chicago Housing Authority, has announced the topping-off of Oso Apartments, a 48-unit affordable rental community at 3435 W. Montrose Avenue in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood. “Residents...

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    SN SERVICING FINED FOR FAILING TO MAINTAIN NEW YORK ZOMBIE HOMES

    Jan 21, 2019

    SN Servicing must pay a six-figure fine for failing to maintain a pair of vacant homes in New York, the state’s financial regulator announced last week. Back in 2016, the state of New York enacted “sweeping” new laws aimed at reforming the state’s foreclosure process and addr...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=49624962

    SN SERVICING FINED FOR FAILING TO MAINTAIN NEW YORK ZOMBIE HOMES

    Jan 21, 2019

    SN Servicing must pay a six-figure fine for failing to maintain a pair of vacant homes in New York, the state’s financial regulator announced last week. Back in 2016, the state of New York enacted “sweeping” new laws aimed at reforming the state’s foreclosure process and addr...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=49634963

    DIRECT BUYER OFFERPAD PLANNING SIGNIFICANT EXPANSION, BEGINNING IN TEXAS

    Jan 21, 2019

    Last year, Offerpad secured $150 million in funding, which the direct homebuyer said that it planned to use to expand its business. As with similar direct buyers like Opendoor and Perch, along with real estate giants, Zillow and Redfin, Offerpad buys homes directly from sellers, makes the necessary ...

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    AVISON YOUNG: INDUSTRIAL, OFFICE MARKETS STRONG AS 2019 BEGINS

    Jan 21, 2019

    Commercial real estate markets are thriving today, and officials with Avison Young expect this positive trend to continue throughout 2019. That's the good news in the company's recently released 2019 North America, Europe and Asia Commercial Real Estate Forecast. "While the last few wee...

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    BUILDING BOOM IN SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN

    Jan 21, 2019

    Kenosha County, Wisconsin is one of the smallest industrial submarkets in the Chicago metro area. Its 249 properties, as of Q4 2018, are second to last in inventory count, as is its total square footage of 33,569,560 square feet. But that’s about to change as no area had more square footage un...

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    PROPERTY SALES DOWN IN CANADA FOR FOURTH MONTH IN A ROW

    Jan 18, 2019

    Residential property sales in Canada fell for a fourth month in a row in December while prices fell by almost 5%, the latest agent index shows. National home sales fell 2.5% from November to December 2018 and are some 19% below where they were in December 2017, according to the index data from the C...

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    NEW HOME STARTS UP BY 12% IN ENGLAND IN THIRD QUARTER OF 2018

    Jan 18, 2019

    The number of new homes being started in England increased by 12% in the third quarter of 2018 on a quarterly and annual basis, the latest official figures show. Meanwhile, completions were unchanged quarter on quarter but up by 3% year on year, according to the figures published by the Ministry of ...

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    GOLDMAN SACHS INVESTS $15 MILLION FOR SUPPORTIVE HOUSING IN NEW JERSEY

    Jan 18, 2019

    Aiming to provide housing options for the state’s “most vulnerable populations,” Goldman Sachs is partnering with New Jersey Community Capital to provide $15 million for supportive housing in the Garden State. Through the partnership, the Goldman Sachs Social Impact Fund is investi...

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    ELGIN APARTMENT BUILDING SELLS FOR $2.35 MILLION

    Jan 18, 2019

    Marcus & Millichap announced the sale of Regency Apartments, a 32-unit apartment property located in Elgin, Illinois, according to Steven D. Weinstock, regional manager of the firm’s Chicago Oak Brook office. The asset sold for $2,350,000. Andrean Angelov, first vice president investments,...

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    FREDDIE MAC JUST HAD ITS BIGGEST YEAR EVER IN MULTIFAMILY

    Jan 18, 2019

    We already knew that Freddie Mac set an all-time record for multifamily security issuance in 2018, so it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that 2018 was the government-sponsored enterprise’s best overall year ever in multifamily. Freddie Mac announced this week that it set a new reco...

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    FEDERAL RESERVE SAYS STUDENT DEBT HAS HAMPERED HOUSING MARKET

    Jan 17, 2019

    Student debt has impacted the housing decisions of young Americans, the Federal Reserve said, delaying homeownership and prompting a significant number of college grads to move away from rural areas. In two papers published Wednesday, the Fed said homeownership for adults ages 24 to 32 fell 9% from ...

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    RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MARKET EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO SOFTEN IN 2019 IN ABU DHABI

    Jan 16, 2019

    Sales of apartments in Abu Dhabi fell by 9% on average in 2018 while villas sales were down by 4%, according to the latest residential real estate report for the Emirate. Overall, sales activity for completed projects was limited, but off-plan properties offered at attractive rates with flexible pay...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=49384938

    REAL ESTATE, MORTGAGE EXPERTS LAUNCH NETWORK FOR HOUSING PROFESSIONALS

    Jan 16, 2019

    Business for those working in real estate and mortgage lending is changing, and those who want to learn how to thrive in this new climate need a place to learn and connect. That was the impetus behind the creation of the Industry Syndicate, a media network and community for professionals working in ...

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    EUROPEAN CO-LIVING COMPANY QUARTERS RAISES $300 MILLION FOR SUBSTANTIAL U.S. EXPANSION

    Jan 16, 2019

    Whether it’s because they’re attracted to communal, dormitory-style living or because that’s all they can afford these days, Millennials and other younger generations are increasingly turning to co-living as a housing option. In a co-living development, residents often have a small...

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    AFFORDABLE HOUSING TO REMAIN MAINSTAY OF DUBAI MARKET

    Jan 15, 2019

    The real estate market has also shifted to where it should have - the affordable segment. It has become the most important part of the market and we believe it will drive the growth of the real estate market. As demand for such real estate surges, policymakers and developers need to focus on the aff...

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    METAPROP TO INVEST $5M IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING STARTUPS

    Jan 15, 2019

    MetaProp, the New York-based real estate tech accelerator, is looking to bolster the creation and protection of affordable housing with a new initiative. The firm will partner with Enterprise Community Partners, a national nonprofit that focuses on affordable housing, to invest in startups that addr...

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    NEW YORK CLAIMS REAL ESTATE BROKERS MADE $21 MILLION THROUGH ILLEGAL AIRBNB RENTALS

    Jan 15, 2019

    A group of New York City real estate brokers made $21 million through a series of illegal Airbnb short-term rentals in flagrant violation of the city’s short-term rental laws, the city claims in a new lawsuit. This week, New York City sued Metropolitan Property Group along with a number of ass...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=49374937

    SCOTLAND AND WALES SAW HIGHER RENT GROWTH THAN REST OF UK IN 2018

    Jan 14, 2019

    The average rent for a property in the UK increased by just 0.96% in 2018 but the lettings markets in Scotland and Wales are stronger, the latest index report shows. Rents increased by 0.91% in England but this was surpassed by annual growth of 1.57% in Wales, by 1.48% in Scotland and by 0.75% in No...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=49194919

    THE VALUE OF HOMES IN THE UK REACHED A NEW RECORD IN 2018, NEW DATA SHOWS

    Jan 14, 2019

    Despite growing by just 2.7% in 2018 as Brexit fears slowed the market, the total value of UK housing stock increased £190 billion to hit a record £7.29 trillion, a new analysis shows. But the value of London’s residential stock recorded a 1.5%, the first since 2009, according to t...

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    UK HOUSE PRICES TO GROW BY 13.1% OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, SAYS LATEST FORECAST

    Jan 14, 2019

    House price growth in the UK is expected to be relatively moderate at 1.8% in 2019 with the property market affected by a number of economic, political and financial trends, according to the latest outlook report. The outlook is influenced by lower sales volume and capital growth, growing caution am...

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    HOME BUILDING GROWTH IN THE UK UNDER THREAT FROM A NO DEAL BREXIT

    Jan 14, 2019

    Home building is boosting growth of the construction sector in the UK but home building organisations are warning that Brexit is and could continue to affect the sector. Official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that overall the UK construction sector grew by 2.1% in the th...

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    THESE ARE THE BEST HOUSING MARKETS TO PAY OFF DEBT

    Jan 14, 2019

    In 2018, American consumer debt reached a whopping $4 trillion, contributing to tightening affordability concerns in the housing sector. In fact, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index, housing affordability sat at a 10-year low in the thi...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=49284928

    NAR: AMERICAN DREAM OF HOMEOWNERSHIP IS STILL ALIVE

    Jan 14, 2019

    Although tightening affordability continues to be a deterrence to homeownership, data suggests Americans still strongly consider it to be a part of the American dream, according to the National Association of Realtors. In fact, according to NAR’s Aspiring Home Buyers Profile, approximately 75%...

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    NORTHEAST OHIO'S OFFICE, INDUSTRIAL REAL ESTATE MARKETS GREW IN 2018

    Jan 13, 2019

    In 2018, real estate owners and developers added substantial volumes of industrial and office space, yet users of such space expanded so much that vacancy climbed little in both segments. While the region has been derided for years for lacking real commercial property growth, with new development am...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=49184918

    LENDING RULES TO CHANGE TO HELP UK HOME OWNERS WHO ARE MORTGAGE PRISONERS

    Jan 11, 2019

    Lending rules set out by the UK’s financial watchdog are set to change to help some 140,000 home owners who are mortgage prisoners, unable to switch to a better deal with another provider. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has written to the Treasury Committee confirming that there are aro...

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    MOST OF UK SAW STEADY RENTAL GROWTH IN 2018, LED BY ALMOST 5% RISE IN LONDON

    Jan 11, 2019

    Rents in the UK increased by 1.5% in the 12 months to December 2018 to an average of £921 per month, the latest lettings index shows. However, when London is excluded the rise was just 0.7% to an average of £763, according to the data from the HomeLet index, while in London they increase...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=49094909

    FIXED FIVE YEAR BUY TO LET MORTGAGE DEALS OFFER SAVINGS FOR LANDLORDS

    Jan 11, 2019

    Landlords can find cheaper buy to let mortgage deals with new research showing that most fixed rate mortgages are currently down year on year, some by as much as £29 per month for a typical mortgage of £150,000. Five year fixed rate mortgages, which have been steadily gaining in populari...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=49104910

    GOVERNMENT LOW TARGET FOR SOCIAL HOUSING CRITICISED

    Jan 11, 2019

    Just after a major report pointed out that 3.1 million new social homes are needed in England in the next 20 years to cope with the demand for affordable homes, the Government’s low target has been revealed. Housing Minister Kit Malthouse revealed that the current target is to build just 10,00...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=49114911

    CBRE SELLS TWO-PROPERTY INDUSTRIAL PORTFOLIO IN MINNESOTA

    Jan 11, 2019

    CBRE Capital Markets has arranged the sale of the two-property Minneapolis Care-Plus Logistics portfolio. Judd Welliver, Ryan Watts, Sonja Dusil and Tom Holtz in CBRE’s Minneapolis office represented the seller, the Meritex Company.

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    CATSIMATIDIS LANDS $200M REFI FOR DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN PROJECT

    Jan 11, 2019

    Santander Bank has provided John Catsimatidis’ Red Apple Group with a $200 million refinancing package for its Downtown Brooklyn project the Eagle. The debt for the 32-story project at Fleet Place consolidates and replaces $170 million in financing that Bank of America gave the project in 2015...

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    RESIDENTIAL PRICES AND RENTS FORECAST TO FALL IN HONG KONG OVER 2019

    Jan 11, 2019

    Residential property prices and rents continued to fall across Hong Kong in December, with the market recording the reporting the fastest decline in prices since March 2016. Demand remained soft with headline buyer demand reported to have declined for the fifth consecutive month, according to the Ho...

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    AVERAGE RENTS IN UK UP IN ALL REGIONS IN YEAR TO FEBRUARY 2019

    Jan 11, 2019

    The average rent in the UK’s private rented sector increased by 3.8% in the 12 months to February 2019 to £940, according to the latest lettings index to be published. However, when London is excluded, the average rent increased by slightly less, up 3.2% to £782, while the average ...

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    REMOTE WORKING HAS LED TO A SHORTAGE OF SUPPLY IN SOME NORTH AMERICAN SKI RESORTS

    Jan 10, 2019

    Remote working has boosted the number of people living in ski resorts in the United States and Canada, resulting in a fall in the number of homes available for sale, a new report shows. Overall ski property markets have solidified their position as year round travel destinations and this has also he...

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    NUMBER OF HOME SALES FALLING THROUGH IN ENGLAND AND WALES UP STEEPLY AT END OF 2018

    Jan 10, 2019

    There was a sharp increase in number of failed house sales in England and Wales in the last quarter of 2018, down almost 50%, but overall the outlook remains strong, new figures suggest. Some 49.8% of all house sales in England and Wales fell through before completion in the final quarter of 2018, a...

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    RESEARCH FINDS LANDLORDS ARE TREATED MORE FAVOURABLY THAN LEASEHOLDERS

    Jan 10, 2019

    Landlords are treated more favourably than leaseholders in Britain, according to legal executives but they are warning that while the balance needs to change, reform should not discourage property investment. The current law disadvantages leaseholders, and in its response to a consultation by the La...

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    LANDLORDS ARE BEING TAXED OUT OF BUSINESS, IT IS SUGGESTED

    Jan 10, 2019

    The majority of landlords in Britain are only paying the interest on their mortgages rather than paying off their loans, research suggest. According to the National Landlords Association (NLA) some 79% of landlords are only servicing the interest on their mortgages and it is due to rising costs with...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=49014901

    OFFICE TAKE UP IN CENTRAL LONDON REACHES HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE 2014

    Jan 10, 2019

    Central London office take-up for the whole of 2018 reached 14.61 million square feet, some 14% higher than the long term average and the highest level since 2014, new research shows. Overall Central London office take-up in 2018 was more than 5% higher than the previous year which stood at 13.84 mi...

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    NEW HOME APPROVALS REACH FIVE YEAR LOW IN AUSTRALIA

    Jan 09, 2019

    New home approvals in Australia fell to a five year low towards the end of last year with property experts blaming tightened lending from banks. Overall new home approvals fell by 9.1% with multi-unit homes down by 18.4% and detached home approvals down by a more modest 2.3% in November, according t...

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    DUBAI REAL ESTATE PRICES TO DROP DOWN BY 10 PERCENT

    Jan 08, 2019

    This is on top of the 6 to 10 per cent decline Dubai residential property prices witnessed in 2018, the executive added. "Real estate prices have slipped and with the strengthening of the US dollar, investors from traditional source markets such as Russia, India, UK and Europe are facing afford...

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    LENDINGTREE: THIS IS WHAT'S IN STORE FOR THE HOUSING MARKET IN 2019

    Jan 08, 2019

    Although several housing market experts anticipate the market slowing down in 2019, LendingTree believes that there is no cause for alarm. In its 2019 forecast, LendingTree predicts slower sales will give rise to an increase of inventory, which could benefit lenders and homeowners. “The medium...

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    FLAT FEE REAL ESTATE COMPANY HOME BAY SET TO EXPAND WITH $13.5 MILLION CAPITAL RAISE

    Jan 08, 2019

    The last few years have been a period of growth for Home Bay, a flat fee real estate company, and thanks to a new injection of funding, the growth won’t be stopping any time soon. Home Bay announced Tuesday that it raised $13.5 million in its Series A-1 funding round, which was led by Signal P...

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    RENTERS WAREHOUSE ACQUIRES SINGLE-FAMILY RENTAL INVESTMENT PLATFORM OWNAMERICA

    Jan 08, 2019

    Renters Warehouse, a property management company that specializes in managing single-family rentals, can now also offer investors a platform for buying and selling single-family rentals after the company completed its acquisition of OwnAmerica. Last month, Renters Warehouse announced that it planned...

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    NRP GROUP ROLLING OUT MULTIFAMILY PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES

    Jan 08, 2019

    The NRP Group, a developer, builder, and manager of multifamily housing, is set to begin offering its property management services to third parties. NRP Group announced this week that it is rolling out NRP Management, which will allow other multifamily developers and property managers to use NRP Gro...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48904890

    HOUSING MARKET SLOWDOWN COULD BE GOOD NEWS FOR HOMEBUYERS

    Jan 08, 2019

    That’s it everyone, home price appreciation has officially slowed its growth for the tenth consecutive month, according to a recent report from Black Knight. At this point, the housing market really shouldn’t be surprised, countless reports point to a market slowdown just over the horizo...

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    AMHERST RESIDENTIAL CONTINUES SINGLE-FAMILY RENTAL BUYING SPREE WITH $404 MILLION DEAL

    Jan 08, 2019

    Texas-based Amherst Residential has been betting big on the single-family rental market, scooping up millions of dollars’ worth of properties across the U.S. to build a portfolio of more than 23,000 homes. In 2017, Amherst – one of the country’s largest single-family landlords boug...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=52715271

    REDWOOD TRUST COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT LOAN ORIGINATOR 5 ARCHES

    Jan 07, 2019

    Redwood Trust announced this week that it has completed its purchase of 5 Arches, an originator and asset manager of investor-focused loans and the parent company of 5 Arch Funding. The companies initially announced the deal earlier this year. Last year, Redwood Trust, a real estate investment trust...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=52595259

    RENTS UP YEAR ON YEAR IN PRIME OUTER LONDON PROPERTY MARKET FOR FIRST TIME IN THREE YEARS

    Jan 07, 2019

    Annual rental value growth turned positive in the prime outer London property market for the first time in three years in February, according to the latest analysis report. In the £250 to £500 per week bracket rents increased by 0.2% month on month and 4.2% year on year, the strongest gr...

    KNIGHT FRANK
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=52605260

    RESEARCH CLAIMS FIRST TIME BUYERS PAY MORE UNDER FLAGSHIP HELP TO BUY SCHEMES

    Jan 07, 2019

    The Government’s flagship Help to Buy scheme has become too popular, leading to a danger that developers have inflated prices to such an extent that buyers could find themselves with negative equity in their property, it is claimed. The research from OkayLah says that the average first time bu...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=52615261

    DIFFERENCE IN PRICE FOR SECOND STEPPERS IN ENGLAND AVERAGES OVER £75,000

    Jan 07, 2019

    Home owners moving from the first step of the housing ladder in England need to find an additional £75,388, on average, new research has found. A study by online estate agents Housesimple using data from the Land Registry analysed the average price of a flat and terraced and semi-detached hous...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=52625262

    LONG ISLAND MULTIFAMILY COMPLEX TRADES HANDS FOR $150M

    Jan 07, 2019

    Long Island just saw one of priciest sales of a single multifamily property in the last five years. Friedkin Realty Group bought the Allure and Hudson House in Mineola for $150 million from JPMorgan Asset Management, according to JLL, which facilitated the sale and represented the buyer. The deal is...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=52645264

    EVERGREEN REAL ESTATE GROUP GROWS NATIONAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING PORTFOLIO

    Jan 07, 2019

    Chicago-based Evergreen Real Estate Group has been retained to manage nine affordable housing communities comprising a total of 1,071 units across Illinois, Kansas, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The assignments include a mix of affordable housing for families, seniors and people with disabilities, expanding ...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48824882

    PRICES AND RENTS SET TO CONTINUE FALLING IN DUBAI IN 2019 DESPITE RUSH TO BUY AT END OF 2018

    Jan 07, 2019

    There was a rush to complete property sales in Dubai in the last 10 days of 2018 but experts are predicting that both prices and rents are set to keep falling in 2019. Data from the Dubai Land Department (DLD) shows that some $5.1 billion real estate deals were completed from 17 to 30 December 2018 ...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48714871

    RENTS IN ENGLAND AND WALES UP BY 1.8% IN YEAR TO NOVEMBER 2018

    Jan 07, 2019

    Rents in England and Wales increased by 1.8% in the 12 months to November 2018, taking the average paid to £864 per calendar month, the latest index shows. The South West recorded the strongest annual growth at 4.3% to an average of £701, followed by the East Midlands, up 1.9% to £...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48724872

    LANDLORDS BECOMING RELUCTANT TO RENT TO EU NATIONALS DUE TO BREXIT NO DEAL WORRIES

    Jan 07, 2019

    Right to Rent is creating a hostile atmosphere in the UK’s private rented sector with more landlords refusing to consider renting to non-British nationals, including citizens from the European Union. Some 44% of private rented sector landlords are less likely to rent to those without a British...

    RESIDENTIAL LANDLORDS ASSOCIATION
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48734873

    CITADEL EXPANDS REAL ESTATE IN PARK AVE. OFFICE TOWER

    Jan 07, 2019

    L&L Holding has something more substantial to celebrate at 425 Park Ave. than the Norman Foster-designed tower’s recent ceremonial topping-out. The tower’s anchor (and thus far only) office tenant, Citadel Enterprises, has signed to add 124,000 square feet to its earlier 211,400 squa...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48784878

    NO RECESSION IN IMMEDIATE CHARLESTON REAL ESTATE FORECAST, BUT THERE ARE HEADWINDS

    Jan 07, 2019

    Fifteen years ago, the Charleston region’s population stood at about 550,000, the number of visitors closed in on 4.4 million and the number of breweries serving up suds could be counted on a couple of fingers. Nobody shopped much above Calhoun Street in the downtown area, James Beard was not ...

    THE SHOPPING CENTER GROUP
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48794879

    CHICAGO LUXURY HIGH-RISE, LINEA, SELLS TO CANADIAN REAL ESTATE FIRM

    Jan 07, 2019

    Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) facilitated the sale of LINEA, a newly constructed, 265-unit, luxury high-rise apartment building located at 215 W. Lake Street in downtown Chicago. The HFF team marketed the property on behalf of the seller, a partnership between LaSalle Investment Management, I...

    HOLLIDAY FENOGLIO FOWLER, L.P.
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48804880

    THE NEW GOLD STANDARD: CENTURY 21 CANADA TO LAUNCH THE LARGEST CUSTOM REAL ESTATE PLATFORM BUILD IN MODERN HISTORY

    Jan 06, 2019

    Nearing the launch of their new technology platform, CENTURY 21 Canada (C21) finds itself in a familiar place once again: on the leading edge. After all, it was a little over a decade ago when C21 first became the market leader in real estate technology after investing heavily in their first online ...

    CENTURY 21
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48684868

    FREDDIE MAC: ALL IS RELATIVELY QUIET ON THE APARTMENT INVESTMENT FRONT

    Jan 04, 2019

    After seeing declines earlier in the year thanks to the high mortgage rates in the first half of 2018, the environment for apartment investment stabilized in the third quarter of the year, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Apartment Investment Market Index. AIMI is an analytical tool that comb...

    FREDDIE MAC’S
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48694869

    HOME BUYERS FEES TO REMAIN UNCHANGED IN SCOTLAND IN 2019

    Jan 04, 2019

    Here will be no increase in fees for home buyers in Scotland in 2019, it has been confirmed. Statutory fees charged by Registers of Scotland will remain at the same rate they have been since January 2011. In another boost for buyers, the Scottish Government has announced that there will be no change...

    RETTIE & CO
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48614861

    BRITISH PROPERTY MARKET SET TO BE SLOW UNTIL AFTER BREXIT IN MARCH 2019

    Jan 04, 2019

    The British property market is likely to see a slow start to the new year, with continued concerns about Brexit expected to affect buyer and seller decisions until after the UK leaves the European Union in March. The market in London is likely to be the slowest, with fewer international buyers, main...

    CLUTTONS
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48584858

    IMPROVING ECONOMY HELPING CONTINUED PROPERTY MARKET RECOVERY IN CYPRUS

    Jan 04, 2019

    Further recovery in the economy in Cyprus is helping the Mediterranean island’s property markets recover with prices up consistently in the second quarter of 2018. Across Cyprus prices for houses increased by 2.1% quarter on quarter and prices for flats rose by 1.3%, according to the latest qu...

    RICS
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48594859

    AUSTRALIA HAS WEAKEST HOUSING MARKET SINCE 2008, LATEST INDEX SHOWS

    Jan 03, 2019

    Property prices in Australia fell by 4.8% nationally in 2018 to a median value of $532,327, while the rate of decline worsened consistently over the year, the latest real estate index shows. It means that the housing market as a whole has seen the weakest market conditions since 2008, according to t...

    CORELOGIC
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48604860

    MANHATTAN’S REAL ESTATE MARKET ENDS 2018 IN ‘RESET MODE’

    Jan 03, 2019

    New York’s real estate market is in a slump. (Or, if you’re a buyer, you could look at it this way: Now’s the time to strike if you’ve been waffling on whether to buy a place.) The latest batch of market reports, looking at Q4 sales in Manhattan, are here, and there are some ...

    DOUGLAS ELLIMAN
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48624862

    SCOTTISH LANDLORDS VOICE CONCERNS OVER INCREASED TAX BURDEN IN 2019

    Jan 02, 2019

    Tax changes announced by the Scottish Government could reduce investment by landlords and exacerbate the country’s housing crisis, it is claimed. The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) has criticised the decision to increase the Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS) portion of the Land and...

    SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION OF LANDLORDS
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48524852

    PRIME PROPERTY LETTINGS MARKET IN LONDON HAS BEEN RESILIENT IN 2018

    Jan 02, 2019

    The prime property lettings market in London has been resilient in 2018 despite the uncertain political and economic background due to Brexit, according to the latest rental index report. In prime central London rents increased by 1.1% in 2018 year on year but fell by 0.6% quarter on quarter, the da...

    KNIGHT FRANK
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48494849

    HOUSE PRICES IN IRELAND EXPECTED TO RISE BY AROUND 5% IN 2019

    Jan 02, 2019

    House prices in Ireland are expected to rise by around 5% in 2019 after slowing sharply in the third quarter of 2018 before stabilising in the last quarter of the year, the latest research suggests. Overall values increased by 6% last year and sales also saw strong growth, up 5% while the overall va...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48504850

    PENDING HOMES SALES IN THE US DOWN YEAR ON YEAR FOR 11 MONTHS IN A ROW

    Jan 01, 2019

    Pending home sales in the United States fell by 0.7% in November, but there were minor increases in the Northeast and the West, according to the latest index to be published. But year on year pending home sales was down by 7.7% and have now declined on an annual basis for 11 months in a row, accordi...

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48514851

    PULTEGROUP ACCUSED OF HIDING SHODDY HOMEBUILDING FROM BUYERS

    Dec 31, 2018

    PulteGroup and its subsidiary, Pulte Home Company, allegedly built homes in the state of Florida that were not to code and hid that information from homebuyers, according to the office of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. Bondi’s office announced last week that it reached a settlement with t...

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    CORELOGIC: HOME PRICES WILL RISE IN 2019

    Dec 31, 2018

    In 2018, the principal-and-interest mortgage payment on the median-priced home climbed by more than 16%, according to the latest data from CoreLogic. CoreLogic reports that although the median home price rose by less than 6% over the past year, prospective buyers are in for a rude awakening come 201...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48484848

    PRIME PROPERTY MARKET IN EDINBURGH IT ONE OF THE TOP PERFORMERS IN EUROPE

    Dec 27, 2018

    Prices in Edinburgh’s prime property market increased year on year by 10.6% in 2018, the highest level of annual growth for more than a decade, the latest analysis shows. Properties valued above £2 million recorded the strongest price growth in the fourth quarter, with values up 3.5% bet...

    KNIGHT FRANK
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48384838

    ISLINGTON IS TOP FOR PRICE AND RENTAL GROWTH IN LONDON

    Dec 27, 2018

    Islington, Richmond upon Thames and Haringey are among the boroughs with the highest house price and rental growth in London over 2018, new research shows. Economic forecasts indicate Hackney and Newham's look set for future GDP and jobs growth, which will help their property markets going forwa...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48394839

    HOUSE PRICE GROWTH IN 2018 IS HIGHEST IN SCOTLAND, NEW STUDY SHOWS

    Dec 27, 2018

    Four of the top 10 house price losers are Greater London authorities while Scotland and Wales are amongst the winners, according to new research. Middlesbrough was the hit hardest with houses losing 6% of £8,920 in value since 2017 and Ashford and Livingston have seen the biggest rise with hou...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48404840

    MORE LONDONERS BOUGHT PROPERTY OUTSIDE THE CAPITAL IN 2018 THAN IN 2017, STUDY SHOWS

    Dec 27, 2018

    In 2018 people in London bought £30 billion worth of property outside the capital city, the highest level in a decade, according to a new piece of research. This represents a 7.8% rise on 2017’s figure when London based buyers bought £28 billion worth of homes, the study from Hampt...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48414841

    PRIME PROPERTY PRICE GROWTH IN EDINBURGH AT ITS HIGHEST LEVEL IN A DECADE

    Dec 26, 2018

    Prime property price growth in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh hit its highest level in more than a decade in the past year, propelled by strong activity in the million-pound-plus market, according to a fourth-quarter report Wednesday from Knight Frank. Annual prime price growth in Edinburgh was 1...

    KNIGHT FRANK
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48424842

    HOUSE HUNTING? THERE'S A NEIGHBORHOOD IN SUMNER COUNTY TO FIT YOUR LIFESTYLE

    Dec 26, 2018

    Real estate may be all about location, location, location, as the saying goes, but in Sumner County it’s also about lifestyle. Sumner County has emerged as a popular destination for home buyers looking for a home that fits the way they live. Their choices include living in an active-adult comm...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48284828

    HYUNDAI INVESTMENTS COMMITS $250 MN TO US REAL ESTATE DEBT FUND

    Dec 26, 2018

    Hyundai Investments Co. Ltd. has committed $250 million to a real estate debt fund of a joint venture between Related Cos, a US real estate developer and HPS Investment Partners LLC to invest in first lien mortgages, the South Korean asset manager said on Dec. 26. Through Real Estate Credit Solution...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48314831

    AMID ALREADY HOT HOUSING MARKET, FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN HAWAII PROPERTIES SOARS

    Dec 25, 2018

    Decades after the collapse of the Japanese investment bubble, foreign investment in Hawaii is making a big comeback. A Hawaii News Now analysis of real estate records shows that foreign investors purchased about $1 billion in residential properties in both 2016 and 2017. And for the first nine month...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48324832

    LOCAL REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE HITS $1 BILLION IN HOME SALES

    Dec 24, 2018

    A local real estate agency has sold more than $1 billion in total home sales this year. Ron Sweeney, the managing partner with Coldwell Banker Heritage, said his real estate brokerage hit a new record. In 2012, the agency had about $575 million in sales, and this year anticipates ending the year wit...

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    ANALYSTS: AMAZON WINNERS, FINALISTS TO BENEFIT WITH SOLID REAL-ESTATE GROWTH

    Dec 24, 2018

    A handful of metro areas that spent the past year competing for Amazon’s second headquarters – including the Washington region, one of the winners – are expected to see their home-value growth outpace the nation in the coming year, according to the 2018 Q4 Zillow Home Price Expecta...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48304830

    TEXAS REAL ESTATE COMPANY LASSOS 13 COLORADO SPRINGS OFFICE BUILDINGS IN $125 MILLION ACQUISITION

    Dec 24, 2018

    Now, a Fort Worth-based company that owns the storied Brown Palace hotel in Denver has made one of the biggest office purchases in Colorado Springs’ history. Crescent Real Estate last month acquired 13 office buildings in the Springs, which El Paso County land records show were purchased for $...

    QUANTUM COMMERCIAL GROUP
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48254825

    DUBLIN BOOM SPARKS HOUSING CRISIS, LONG-TERM RENTAL WOES FOR RESIDENTS

    Dec 24, 2018

    SHARING a studio flat in Dublin with two other people, Greek security guard Aris complains about the housing crisis that forces him to live in cramped conditions. "It's quite rough," said Mr Aris, who splits the 850 euros (S$1,329) a month rent for the 30-square-meter flat. With scant ...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48174817

    M&G REAL ESTATE BUYS INTO SYDNEY, BRISBANE INDUSTRIAL PORTFOLIO

    Dec 22, 2018

    The transaction is a partnership with Australian real estate group Dexus. M&G Real Estate will become a 50 percent joint venture partner once the deal is complete.

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48184818

    ANNUAL RENTAL GROWTH IN THE UK IS HIGHEST IN EDINBURGH AT 4.63%

    Dec 21, 2018

    Edinburgh has been identified as having the UK’s fastest annual rental growth with the average rent rising by 4.63% in 2018 to £1,073, new research shows. The Scottish city narrowly beats Nottingham into second place, where rents have increased by 4.62% to £688 over the past 12 mon...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48204820

    DEMAND FOR APARTMENT RENTALS SURGES UNEXPECTEDLY AS HOME SALES SLUMP

    Dec 21, 2018

    Surging demand and strong occupancy in the nation's apartment market is "surprising" experts who say the continued strength is "unexpected." Just a year ago, as dozens of cranes swarmed over major U.S. cities, there was concern that the rental apartment market was overheated ...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48214821

    NKF CLOSES $76M SALE OF LUXURY MD PROPERTY

    Dec 21, 2018

    Newmark Knight Frank has closed the $75.6 million sale of The James, a 236-unit Class A multifamily community in Annapolis, Md. Representing the seller a joint venture involving JLB Partners and Crow Holdings were Executive Managing Director Al Cissell and Senior managing Director Ryan Ogden. The bu...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48224822

    HOUSING INVENTORY FALLS AS 2018 ENDS

    Dec 20, 2018

    In the last three months of 2018, housing inventory retreated 4.6% from the previous year, according to new data from Trulia’s Inventory and Price Watch Report. Although this is the ninth consecutive quarter of declining inventory, Trulia notes that the nation’s most expensive markets ar...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48104810

    RENTERS PAID MORE FOR HOUSING IN 2018 THAN THEY EVER HAVE BEFORE

    Dec 20, 2018

    Thanks to higher rents throughout much of the year, U.S. renters paid out more in rent than they ever have before, with a total rent payout equal to the gross domestic product of Belgium. According to a new report from HotPads, U.S. renters paid a record $504.4 billion in rent in 2018, topping 2017&...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48114811

    LOS ANGELES CLAMPS DOWN ON AIRBNB WITH NEW SHORT-TERM RENTAL RULES

    Dec 18, 2018

    The ongoing fight between the nation’s largest cities and the largest short-term rental platform now has a new battleground. Airbnb has already gone to war with New York City and Boston after each city issued new laws addressing the rise of short-term rentals in each location. And now, Los Ang...

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    EXPERT: HERE IS THE HOUSING INDUSTRY’S BIGGEST TECH NEED

    Dec 18, 2018

    The housing industry is missing key technology that could make the process more smooth and understandable a missing part that one expert explained would not be accepted in any other industry. Nominations for HousingWire’s Tech100 Award opened at the beginning of this month and now the early-bi...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48084808

    HUD CONTINUES TO REPORT INCREASES IN HOMELESSNESS

    Dec 17, 2018

    Like last year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reported yet another annual increase in homelessness. Homelessness increased by 0.3% from 2017 to 2018, according to HUD’s 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress. On a single night in 2018, about 552,830 people ex...

    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48094809

    PROPERTY MILLIONAIRES ON THE RISE IN IRELAND IN 2018

    Dec 17, 2018

    According to Daft.ie's 2018 Wealth Report, the number of homeowners in Ireland whose property is worth €1m or more making them "property millionaires" has surpassed 5,000. The total number of property millionaires now stands at 5,305, a change of 452 or 9% since June of this year....

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    HOMEBUILDER CONFIDENCE HITS 3-YEAR LOW

    Dec 17, 2018

    Persistent affordability concerns contributed to homebuilder confidence retreating four points to 56 in December, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. December's reading is the lowest HMI score since May 2015, marking a three-year low. Despite ...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=47994799

    EQUIFAX LAUNCHES SOFT CREDIT CHECKS FOR MULTIFAMILY INDUSTRY

    Dec 17, 2018

    Credit reporting agency Equifax announced Monday it will allow landlords to check prospective tenants' credit without it affecting their credit score. The company created a soft credit check designed for the multifamily industry, saying this will help those who might already have a thin credit f...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=48004800

    REPORT: GROWING HOUSING INVENTORY CONTRIBUTES TO HOME SALES INCREASE

    Dec 17, 2018

    In November, growing housing inventory contributed to annual home sales increasing for the second consecutive month, according to the latest RE/MAX National Housing Report. However, sales declined on a month-over-month basis for the fourth consecutive month. Despite this, RE/MAX notes that sales are...

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    AVERAGE ASKING PRICES IN THE SOUTH EAST AND EAST OF ENGLAND ON A DOWNWARD TREND

    Dec 14, 2018

    Asking prices in the UK have fallen in the South East and East of England as both regions follow Greater London on a downward slide, the latest index shows. While asking prices in London have now been on a downward slide for 31 months, values have bow fallen 6.3% over that period and are down 2.5% c...

    HOMECO INTERNET PROPERTY LTD
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=47914791

    GLOBAL HOME PRICE GROWTH SLOWS TO 2-YEAR LOW PACE IN Q3

    Dec 14, 2018

    According to International property consultant Knight Frank, the average value of residential property across 57 countries and territories worldwide increased by 4.9% in the year to September 2018, the index's lowest annual rate of growth for two years. Knight Frank further reports that Hong Kon...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=47974797

    FANNIE MAE: HOME SALES TO STABILIZE IN 2019

    Dec 14, 2018

    Although economic growth is expected to slow in the new year, new data suggests the housing market will stabilize come 2019, according to Fannie Mae. According to the company’s Economic and Strategic Group, full-year GDP growth is predicted to slow to 2.3% in 2019, which is down from 2018&rsqu...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=47984798

    REDFIN: HOUSING INVENTORY ACCELERATES TO 3-YEAR HIGH

    Dec 13, 2018

    In November, housing inventory climbed 5%, marking its fastest growth in the last three years, according to new data from Redfin. Last month, U.S. home sale prices rose 3.3% year-over-year, coming in at a median of $298,800. In fact, November was the third consecutive month of annual home price gain...

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    ZILLOW TO BEGIN BUYING HOUSES IN CALIFORNIA, NORTH CAROLINA

    Dec 13, 2018

    The online real estate giant recently got into the mortgage business with its acquisition of Mortgage Lenders of America. Zillow has also been growing its direct buyer business, Zillow Offers, wherein the company is buying houses directly from sellers, making whatever improvements are necessary, the...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=47904790

    MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS UPTICK IN EARLY DECEMBER

    Dec 12, 2018

    According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending December 7, 2018, mortgage applications rose 1.6 percent from one week earlier.
    The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, increased 1.6 percent on a sea...

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    AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVOCATES HOPE TO USE THE DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE TO PRESS FOR MORE FUNDING

    Dec 11, 2018

    U.S. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries has good news for the affordable housing business—and anyone worried about the shortage of affordable housing nationwide. When Democrats take control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 3, “the federal government will be back in the business of a...

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    AFFORDABLE HOUSING: WHAT’S AHEAD IN 2019

    Dec 11, 2018

    High construction and land costs, zoning rules, a tight labor market, poor management and regulatory hurdles these are just a few obstacles behind the country’s severe housing affordability problem. For example, a recent joint research study by the National Association of Home Builders and the...

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    DISNEY BREAKS GROUND ON $630M STUDENT HOUSING PROJECT

    Dec 11, 2018

    American Campus Communities (ACC) has broken ground on a $630 million residential community for participants of the Disney College Program, now known as Disney Internships & Programs, in Orlando, Fla. In June, ACC and Walt Disney World Resort announced their partnership, which is structured as a...

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    HOUSE PRICE GROWTH IN THE UK AT ITS LOWEST RATE FOR SIX YEARS

    Dec 10, 2018

    House prices in the UK fell by 1.4% in November and at an average of £224,578 are just 0.3% above where they were a year ago, the latest lender index shows. The data from the Halifax also shows that on a quarterly basis house prices fell by 1.1% with the market now seeing its lowest rate of gr...

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    BUYING CAN BE MORE COST EFFECTIVE IN LONDON WHERE SUPPLY IS HIGHER THAN DEMAND

    Dec 10, 2018

    Although growth in the property market in London has slowed, prices remain high, but it is possible to get good value by making the right choices, according to a new analysis. Buyers should look for locations where there is more supply than demand and they could be pleasantly surprised by the prices...

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    FREDDIE MAC: HOUSING MARKET IS SHORT 2.5 MILLION UNITS

    Dec 10, 2018

    The housing market needs an additional 2.5 million units just to match what is needed for long-term demand, according to a new analysis from Freddie Mac. As it turns out, housing inventory is far behind what is needed for the housing market, driving up rent and home prices, which will continue to ou...

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    TCI, SOUTHERN PROPERTIES CAPITAL, MACQUARIE PARTNERING TO BUILD SIGNIFICANT MULTIFAMILY PORTFOLIO

    Dec 10, 2018

    There’s about to be a new big player in the multifamily market in the Southwestern part of the U.S. Southern Properties Capital, a subsidiary of real estate investment companyTranscontinental Realty Investors that operates primarily in Texas and specializes in Class A multifamily, is forming a...

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    HFO INVESTMENT REAL ESTATE BROKERS PORTLAND COMMUNITIES

    Dec 10, 2018

    HFO Investment Real Estate has brokered the sale of two communities totaling 369 units in Portland, for a combined $91.3 million. After acquiring Carillon Apartment Homes in Woodland Hills, Calif., for $93 million earlier this year, MG Properties Group paid $60.5 million for Westview Heights, a 197-...

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    NOVEMBER STATS SHOW SLOWING NEW HAMPSHIRE REAL ESTATE MARKET

    Dec 10, 2018

    The New Hampshire real estate market is slowing, thanks to tighter inventory, rising prices and interest rates. Single-family home sales in November fell by a little more than 1 percent compared to November 2017 same month last year, while the median price went up by more than 7 percent, to $287,000...

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    YUKON REAL ESTATE PRICES, SALES HIT RECORD HIGHS

    Dec 10, 2018

    Yukon's real estate market is showing no signs of cooling, despite a drop-off in home sales in many other parts of the country. The territory saw record-high sales reported in the third quarter of 2018. "We know that the Yukon economy is doing well, and there's more demand for housing,&...

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    OVER A THIRD OF BRITISH PEOPLE ARE NOT HAPPY WITH THEIR HOME AFTER MOVING IN

    Dec 07, 2018

    More than a third of British people are not happy overall with their homes, with a quarter feeling negative as soon as they move in, new research has found. And it takes up to two years for homeowners to believe that they are satisfied with their home, with more than a quarter even wondering if they...

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    ZILLOW: THESE MARKETS WILL OUTPERFORM THE REST IN 2019

    Dec 07, 2018

    Amazon is the gift that keeps giving, especially for the metros that competed to host its HQ2. In fact, Zillow’s latest Home Price Expectations Survey indicates that the housing markets of Amazon’s HQ2 finalists are expected to see their home-value growth outpace the rest of the nation i...

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    MASSHOUSING PROVIDES $24M LOAN FOR BOSTON-AREA ASSET

    Dec 07, 2018

    Princeton Properties and Parse Capital received $23.6 million in affordable housing financing for Mill and 3 Apartments, a 108-unit, mixed-income community in Chelmsford, Mass. MassHousing provided the loan for the recently built property. Located at 276 Mill Road, the three-building property is rig...

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    THE INTERNET HAS GREATLY IMPROVED BUYING, SELLING HOMES

    Dec 07, 2018

    The real estate industry has seen significant changes throughout the years, but the internet has been the most impactful development. The growth of the internet has allowed buyers to become more informed, real estate agents to market homes digitally and homeowners to sell their homes more quickly. I...

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    HOME PRICE APPRECIATION IS SLOWING DOWN

    Dec 06, 2018

    The average homeowner gained $12,400 in equity in one year’s time, according to CoreLogic’s Home Equity Report for the third quarter of 2018. And while that’s exactly nothing, it’s the smallest annual increase in two years. Last quarter’s report revealed an increase of ...

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    ANNUAL PROPERTY PRICE GROWTH SLOWED IN KEY GLOBAL LOCATIONS IN THE THIRD QUARTER OF 2018

    Dec 06, 2018

    The average prices of residential property across key countries across the work increased by 4.9% in the 12 months to September 2018, with the Asia Pacific the strongest region, the latest global index shows. But it was the lowest annual rate of growth for Knight Frank’s global house price ind...

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    LACK OF SUPPLY AND INCREASING DEMAND COULD SEE RENTS RISE IN LONDON IN 2019

    Dec 06, 2018

    There was a noticeable increase in tenant demand in the London lettings market in 2018, outstripping supply for much of the year, setting the scene for rent rises next year, according to the latest annual overview. Supply was hit by a growing number of landlords selling their properties, often to ow...

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    MAJORITY OF FIRST TIME BUYERS IN ENGLAND HAVE BENEFITTED FROM STAMP DUTY CUT

    Dec 06, 2018

    Three-quarters of first-time buyers in England have benefited from the changes to stamp duty thresholds for first home purchases introduced a year ago, according to new research. An analysis of first-time buyers activity since the change was introduced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in November ...

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    STREETS WITH THE CHEAPEST HOMES IN THE UK ARE IN SUNDERLAND AND LIVERPOOL

    Dec 06, 2018

    Sunderland and Liverpool have the cheapest streets to buy a home while Westminster has the most expensive, according to new research. There are homes in the cheapest area priced at just £15,000 yet in London properties are selling for tens of millions of pounds and over 30,000% more than the U...

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    SIGNET REAL ESTATE SELLS NC STUDENT HOUSING COMMUNITY

    Dec 06, 2018

    Signet Real Estate Group has sold Deacon Place, a student housing community in Winston-Salem, N.C. The property serves those attending Wake Forest University. FourPoint Student Housing Investments represented the seller in the transaction.  Located at 2410 Whicker Acres Lane, the property offer...

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    LACK OF SUPPLY IS DRIVING UP PROPERTY PRICES IN PORTUGAL

    Dec 05, 2018

    An imbalance between demand and supply is continuing to drive strong price growth in Portugal’s residential property market, the latest housing market survey suggests. A similar picture is depicted in the lettings market, where rents continue to rise firmly on the back of solid tenant demand a...

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    RENTS OF HOMES NEAR LONDON’S ELIZABETH LINE UP SUBSTANTIALLY SINCE CONSTRUCTION BEGAN

    Dec 05, 2018

    Average rents along the Elizabeth Line in London have increased at more than double the rate of the London average over the last six year, a new study has found. Rents to the east of the line have seen the strongest growth while Southall to the west of the line has seen the greatest increase since J...

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    RESEARCH REVEALS HOME OWNERSHIP GAP BETWEEN THOSE WITH PROPERTY OWNING PARENTS

    Dec 05, 2018

    Young people whose parents own a property in Britain are now almost three times as likely to be homeowners by the age of 30, compared to those whose parents who are not owners, new research has found. From the middle of the 1990s to the early 2000s, homeownership rates for 30-year-olds with parental...

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    GLOBAL SEARCH MARKETING AGENCY, DIRECTIVE, ANNOUNCES COMPLETE REBRANDING

    Dec 05, 2018

    Directive, the leading B2B and enterprise search marketing agency, announced today the launch of their new branding to reflect their evolution into a global search marketing agency. Directive’s unique approach to search marketing has positioned the company as the agency of choice for leading B...

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    VALUE-ADD MULTIFAMILY PROPERTIES OUTSIDE LOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN ATTRACT INVESTORS

    Dec 04, 2018

    The apartment business has split the city of Los Angles into two very different parts. “It’s a tale of two cities,” says Steve Basham, a senior market analyst in the San Diego office of research firm the CoStar Group. In Downtown Los Angeles, apartment developers are opening thousa...

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    RENTERS WAREHOUSE BUYING OWNAMERICA TO EXPAND SINGLE-FAMILY RENTAL BUSINESS

    Dec 04, 2018

    Renters Warehouse, a property management company that specializes in managing single-family rentals, is set to grow its SFR business, as the company announced Tuesday that it is acquiring OwnAmerica, one of the country’s largest investment marketplaces for single-family rentals. Through the ac...

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    PROPERTY PRICE GROWTH IN REGIONAL AUSTRALIA VARIES ACROSS STATES, LATEST DATA SHOWS

    Dec 04, 2018

    Property prices in regional Australia, outside of the state capitals, have increased the most in the Geelong region but sales are slower, according to the latest analysis report. House prices in Geelong increased by 16.6% in the 12 months to August 2018 while unit prices were up 11.9%, the data from...

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    2018 REVIEW FROM AGENTS SHOWS FEWER FIRST TIME BUYERS AND LANDLORDS

    Dec 04, 2018

    There were fewer sales to first time buyers and more landlords left the private rented sector in the UK, according to the 2018 review from estate and lettings agents. Over the course of 2018, demand was lower than last year with members of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) reporting a...

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    TENANCIES NEED TO CHANGE TO SUIT TENANTS AND LANDLORDS, SAYS NEW STUDY

    Dec 04, 2018

    Almost one in nine tenants in the private rented sector have had to move home due to a change in the ownership of the property, new research has found. This is despite almost 70% of renters not being bothered about who their landlord is with 78% saying they just want to remain in their home even if ...

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    AIRBNB IS GETTING INTO THE HOMEBUILDING BUSINESS

    Nov 30, 2018

    There’s about to be a new home builder on the market, and it’s a name that you’re likely familiar with – Airbnb. Yes, the short-term rental platform, which to this point has specialized in helping people rent out their houses or apartments, is going to start building homes of...

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    AFFORDABILITY DIVIDES AMERICA'S CITIES

    Nov 30, 2018

    In November, while home sales in large U.S. metros cooled off, smaller affordable markets continued to heat up, according to the latest realtor.com Housing Report. Realtor.com notes that although U.S. housing inventory climbed 4% in November, the increase was more rapid in large expensive metros whe...

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    WITH FORECLOSURES DWINDLING, INVESTORS TURN TO DIRECT BUYERS FOR NEW SINGLE-FAMILY RENTALS

    Nov 30, 2018

    In the wake of the housing crisis, institutional investors became some of the biggest buyers of foreclosed homes, buying the properties on the cheap and turning them into single-family rentals. Now, with foreclosure inventory shrinking, investors are turning to a new outlet to buy homes to turn into...

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    HOUSING AFFORDABILITY COULD WORSEN IN THE US IN 2019 AS INTEREST RATES RISE

    Nov 30, 2018

    The housing market in the United States is slowing as 2018 comes to an end, but buyers looking for a more affordable home in 2019 might be disappointed, according to the latest real estate analysis. Next year mortgage rates are likely to continue to rise, putting a pinch on affordability, particular...

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    SELLING RATES IN HONG KONG'S NEW RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS SHARPLY DECLINES IN OCTOBER

    Nov 30, 2018

    According to JLL's Residential Sales Market Monitor released this week, the first-day sell-through rates for newly launched mass residential projects (where over 80 units were launched in the first batch of sales) dropped significantly in October 2018. Figures from JLL research showed that the f...

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    TRULIA: HERE’S WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN HOUSING IN 2019

    Nov 29, 2018

    It’s the trillion-dollar question that everyone’s looking for an answer for. What’s housing going to do next year? Earlier this week, we took a look at Zillow’s 2019 forecast, which stated that mortgage interest rates are going to keep rising next year, which will drive an in...

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    REDFIN: LUXURY HOME MARKET TAKES A BREATHER

    Nov 29, 2018

    In the third quarter of 2018, luxury home prices increased 3.2% year over year to an average of $1.7 million, according to the latest data from Redfin. Furthermore, the number of homes for sale priced at or above $2 million fell 6% year over year compared with one year prior. Redfin Chief Economist ...

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    HOUSING GROUPS HIT OUT AT DISCRIMINATORY ADVERTS FOR HOMES TO LET IN ENGLAND

    Nov 29, 2018

    At least one in 10 rental properties in England are likely to be advertised unlawfully by explicitly discriminating against people who rely on housing benefit, new research has found. The analysis of around 86,000 letting agent adverts on Zoopla by the National Housing Federation and Shelter shows t...

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    MAYOR OFF TARGET ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR LONDON, NEW REPORT CLAIMS

    Nov 29, 2018

    London needs 66,000 new homes each year but nowhere near enough are being built, particularly when it comes to affordable properties, a new report claims. In recent year nothing like the needed capacity has ever been delivered with just 41,371 new homes added to London’s housing stock in 2016/...

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    INVESTCORP GROWS MULTIFAMILY PORTFOLIO BY NEARLY 30% WITH SERIES OF ACQUISITIONS

    Nov 28, 2018

    Investcorp, an alternative asset manager, is growing its multifamily real estate portfolio with a series of acquisitions that increase its total multifamily holdings to more than 13,000 units. Investcorp announced Wednesday that it recently acquired six multifamily properties, with a total of 2,876,...

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    ZILLOW 2019 FORECAST: RISING MORTGAGE RATES WILL DRIVE RESURGENCE IN RENTS

    Nov 28, 2018

    Newly released data from the Mortgage Bankers Association shows that 30-year mortgage rates are now firmly above 5%, and according to real estate giant Zillow, things are likely to stay that way in 2019. According to Zillow, the 30-year mortgage will only continue to rise throughout 2019. Zillow is ...

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    APARTMENTS ARE GETTING SMALLER BUT COSTING MORE. WHAT GIVES?

    Nov 28, 2018

    Depending on which report you to believe, rents are either slightly falling or just hit another all-time high. Regardless of whether rent is still going up nationwide, one thing is certain: Rents have gone up significantly over the last 10 years. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, median...

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    NEW HOME SALES RETREAT, SIGNALING TROUBLE AHEAD

    Nov 28, 2018

    New home sales retreated in October, according to the latest report from the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Sales of new single-family houses decreased 8.9% to 544,000 in October, down from September’s revised rate of 597,000 and 12% below sales made i...

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    UK PROPERTY MARKET SET TO REVIVE NEXT YEAR AFTER BREXIT

    Nov 27, 2018

    While Brexit may have subdued the UK housing market, but it has also created pent-up demand which is set to boost activity next year, it is suggested. Any degree of political or economic uncertainty means that buyers tend to sit on their hands, according to the latest report from land agents Aston M...

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    PROPERTY MARKET SLOWING ACROSS BRITAIN, LATEST MONTHLY REPORT SUGGESTS

    Nov 27, 2018

    It is well recorded that the property market has been slowing in London, but the latest analysis report suggests that the market in England and Wales is not faring much better than the capital. There was nominal price growth of just 0.1% in the month of October and growth of 2.7% on an annual basis,...

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    GROSS MORTGAGE FIGURES FOR THE UK IN OCTOBER SHOW LENDING HAS SOFTENED

    Nov 27, 2018

    Gross mortgage lending across the residential property market in the UK increased by 5.6% year on year in October to £25.5 billion, according to the latest industry figures to be published. However, the number of mortgages approved by the main high street banks in October was 4.1% lower than l...

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    PROVIDENCE MANAGEMENT CO. BUYS TAMPA PROPERTY

    Nov 26, 2018

    Providence Management Co. has purchased Century Falls Apartments, a Class A, 273-unit property in Tampa. Centennial Holding Co. sold the property for $52.8 million which equates to $193,223 per unit, according to Yardi Matrix data. The sale was subject to a $33.7 million Fannie Mae loan. The propert...

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    ELECTRA AMERICA ENTERS NASHVILLE MARKET

    Nov 26, 2018

    Electra America has purchased the 336-unit Lyric on Bell, a Class B community near Nashville, Tenn., from a joint venture between Goff Capital Partners and Crescent Real Estate, according to Yardi Matrix data. The buyer financed the acquisition with a 10-year, $28.3 million Freddie Mac loan originat...

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    TRIBRIDGE, STOCKBRIDGE SELL NASHVILLE-AREA COMMUNITY

    Nov 26, 2018

    A joint venture between TriBridge Residential and Stockbridge Capital Group has sold The Estates at Brentwood, a 254-unit Class A community in suburban Nashville, Tenn., for $57.5 million. According to Yardi Matrix data, the buyer was Olen Properties.

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    POLL FINDS CONSIDERABLE SUPPORT ON THE UK FOR THE RE-INTRODUCTION OF 100% MORTGAGES

    Nov 26, 2018

    Almost half the population in the UK, some 48% think re-introducing 100% mortgages is a good idea, a nationwide poll has found. The research from YouGov, which polled the views of 9,713 British adults, asked whether mortgages that don’t require a deposit because banks lend borrowers the entire...

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    NEW JERSEY INVESTS $28 MILLION TO INCREASE AFFORDABLE HOUSING STATEWIDE

    Nov 26, 2018

    The state of New Jersey is investing $28 million through a series of Low Income Housing Tax Credits that will help build 1,400 affordable apartments for families, seniors and special needs residents across the state. The LIHTC investments will come from the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Ag...

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    UK PROPERTY MARKET SET TO REVIVE NEXT YEAR AFTER BREXIT

    Nov 26, 2018

    While Brexit may have subdued the UK housing market, but it has also created pent-up demand which is set to boost activity next year, it is suggested. Any degree of political or economic uncertainty means that buyers tend to sit on their hands, according to the latest report from land agents Aston M...

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    APPRAISERS ACCUSE FEDERAL REGULATORS OF RECREATING HOUSING CRISIS CONDITIONS

    Nov 21, 2018

    As one might expect, appraisers are none too pleased about the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve proposing to eliminate the appraisal requirement on certain home sales of $400,000 and below. Earlier this ...

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    JLL: PHOENIX CRE GAINING IN FINANCIAL SERVICES SOPHISTICATION

    Nov 21, 2018

    New and increasingly sophisticated office users are transforming Phoenix’s financial services landscape from a once predominantly call center market into a diverse operational hub, according to the recently released JLL Financial Services Operations Center Report. Compared to even a few years ...

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    HOLLENBACH-OAKLEY TO DEVELOP 600-ACRE OFFICE CAMPUS NEAR LOUISVILLE

    Nov 21, 2018

    Commercial real estate developer Hollenbach-Oakley LLC has unveiled plans for a 600-acre office campus at the River Ridge Commerce Center in Jeffersonville, located just across the Ohio River from Louisville, Ky. The project will be completed in two phases, the first 300 acres being developed as the...

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    JAE PROPERTY GROUP BUYS INDY COMMUNITY

    Nov 21, 2018

    JAE Property Group has acquired White River Village, an 89-unit Class C garden-style community near Indianapolis, from Barratt Asset Management, according to Yardi Matrix. The seller picked up the property in early 2016 from a private investor for $1.8 million. Berkadia’s Chris Bruzas and Alex...

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    CONVEXITY PROPERTIES TO DEVELOP 590,000 SF MIXED-USE PROJECT IN DALLAS’ HIGHLAND PARK

    Nov 20, 2018

    Convexity Properties, a subsidiary of Chicago-based trading firm DRW, will develop The Crossing, an eight-acre mixed-use project in Dallas. The Crossing will be located near the Mockingbird Station mixed-use development in the Highland Park area. The project will feature 90,000 square feet of street...

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    CABOT PROPERTIES PURCHASES LAND SITE NEAR INDIANAPOLIS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF 440,000 SF INDUSTRIAL BUILDING

    Nov 20, 2018

    Cabot Properties has purchased a 27.9-acre land site in Mount Comfort near Indianapolis with plans to develop a 440,000-square-foot industrial building. Known as Velocity 70 Trade Center Building 4, the building will be developed on a speculative basis and feature a clear height of 36 feet, LED ligh...

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    NORTHEASTERN JOINS FORCES WITH SUFFOLK CONSTRUCTION TO BUILD THE FUTURE OF DATA

    Nov 20, 2018

    New methods of data collection and analysis have the potential to revolutionize the way that businesses are organized and run. Northeastern’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business is forming a partnership with Suffolk Construction, a national contracting company, to make sure they are driving...

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    REAL ESTATE CROWDFUNDING PROS RESPOND TO REALTYSHARES’ TROUBLES

    Nov 20, 2018

    The crumbling of commercial real estate crowdfunding platform RealtySharesundoubtedly rattled some of its investors. But executives with RealtyShares competitors say this setback doesn’t represent an industry earthquake and shouldn’t shake investors’ confidence in the sector. Realt...

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    SKYLINE AI INKS DEAL WITH DWS GROUP TO CONTINUE PUSH TO BRING AI TO REAL ESTATE INVESTING

    Nov 20, 2018

    Back in August, Skyline AI, a real estate investment technology company that uses artificial intelligence for real estate investing, raised $18 million from various venture capital sources, including JLL’s tech startup investment fund, JLL Spark. And now, Skyline is making another move to cont...

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    EXPERTS: HOUSING STARTS SIGNAL TROUBLE AHEAD

    Nov 20, 2018

    In October, growth in housing starts was propelled by development in the multifamily sector, but some experts are warning that there could be trouble ahead for the housing market. According to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s report, housing starts i...

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    MULTIFAMILY PROJECTS PROPEL HOUSING STARTS

    Nov 20, 2018

    Housing starts increased 1.5% in October, propelled by the multifamily sector, according to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. TIAA Bank Chief Consumer and Commercial Banking Executive John Pataky said: “This report is a stalemate...

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    U.S. HOUSING STARTS RISE AS APARTMENT GROUNDBREAKING GAINS

    Nov 20, 2018

    U.S. new-home construction picked up in October on a rebound in apartments and other multifamily housing, offering some hope that the market is stabilizing despite rising prices and borrowing costs.  Residential starts increased 1.5 percent to an annualized rate of 1.23 million from the prior m...

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    HOMEBUILDER CONFIDENCE FALLS AS AFFORDABILITY CONCERNS GROW

    Nov 19, 2018

    Affordability concerns contributed to homebuilder confidence falling eight points to 60 in November, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. “Builders report that they continue to see signs of consumer demand for new homes but that customers are...

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    BUYING A HOME EARLIER IN LIFE CAN SERIOUSLY BOOST YOUR FINANCIAL PICTURE IN RETIREMENT

    Nov 19, 2018

    Burdened by student debt and less inclined to marry young, Millennials are putting offhomeownership, waiting longer to buy a home than generations past. A study by independent think tank the Urban Institute dove into the data, revealing the notable financial impact delaying homeownership can have on...

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    REDFIN EXPANDS HOME SELLING OPTIONS IN SEATTLE, WILL CLEAN AND STAGE HOME, TOO

    Nov 19, 2018

    Last year, Redfin rolled out a new service called “Redfin Concierge,” where the online brokerage will “deep clean” and stage a home on a homeowner’s behalf to aid in the sale of the property, all for a 2% listing fee. The program originally launched in Los Angeles and W...

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    REPORT: HOME SALES, INVENTORY LOCKED IN STANDSTILL

    Nov 19, 2018

    In October, a decrease in annual home sales contributed to the first year-over-year inventory increase in a decade, according to the latest RE/MAX National Housing Report. RE/MAX reports that sales declined 4.6% from the same time a year ago, marking the eighth month of 2018 to record sales lower th...

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    MEMORIAL OFFICE BUILDING HITS MARKET

    Nov 16, 2018

    Philadelphia-based Equus Capital Partners has invested more than $4.3 million in renovations at 10497 Town & Country Way. Philadelphia-based Equus Capital Partners is putting a nine-story office building in the affluent Memorial area up for sale. JLL has been hired to market the 149,309-square-f...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=46514651

    PROPERTY SALES FELL BY 1.6% MONTH ON MONTH IN CANADA IN OCTOBER, LATEST NATIONAL INDEX SHOWS

    Nov 16, 2018

    National home sales in Canada fell by 1.6% between September and October 2018 and by 3.7% year on year while prices fell by 1.5% to $496,800 on an annual basis, the latest index shows. Transactions declined in more than half of all local markets, led by Hamilton-Burlington, Montreal and Edmonton. Al...

    CANADIAN REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATION
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=46524652

    COLUMBIA PACIFIC SECURES $118M FOR SENIOR HOUSING PORTFOLIO

    Nov 16, 2018

    An investment vehicle managed by Columbia Pacific Advisors has secured a $118.3 million adjustable-rate loan to acquire a fee interest in a four-property senior housing portfolio in California, Massachusetts and North Carolina. Capital One provided the Fannie Mae loan. The portfolio has a total of 5...

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    JOINT VENTURE ACQUIRES 558-UNIT AFFORDABLE SENIORS COMMUNITY IN BROOKLYN FOR $150M

    Nov 15, 2018

    Jonathan Rose Cos., The NHP Foundation and Nuveen have acquired Shore Hill Housing, a two-building, 558-unit affordable seniors housing property in Brooklyn, for approximately $150 million. The seller was NYU Langone, a hospital system with many buildings located adjacent to the site. The property c...

    JONATHAN ROSE COS
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    BRENNAN GROUP, CORCORAN JENNISON DELIVER TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT TO MALDEN CENTER

    Nov 15, 2018

    An official ribbon-cutting ceremony was held this week to celebrate the official opening of Residences at Malden Station 138, a transit-oriented, mixed-use development just steps from the Malden Center T Orange Line stop. Comprised of 69 market-rate apartments and 6,500 square feet of retail space, ...

    BOSTON REAL ESTATE TIMES
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    MCR, BLT SECURE $647.5M REFINANCING FOR 53-PROPERTY HOTEL PORTFOLIO

    Nov 15, 2018

    A joint venture between hotel owner-operator MCR and real estate developer and manager Building and Land Technology has secured a $647.5M refinancing for a 53-property hotel portfolio spanning 15 states and 31 markets. The 5,958-room portfolio includes 33 Marriot-branded properties and 20 Hilton-bra...

    BANK OF AMERICA
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    VACASA WANTS TO HELP LANDLORDS TURN EMPTY APARTMENTS INTO SHORT-TERM RENTALS

    Nov 14, 2018

    Vacasa, which bills itself as the “largest vacation rental company” in North America and recently raised $64 million, now has its sights set on the multifamily industry. Vacasa announced Wednesday that it is expanding into the multifamily business by launching Vacasa Multifamily, a new i...

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    NEW JERSEY INDUSTRIAL MARKET ENJOYING RECORD SETTING YEAR

    Nov 13, 2018

    According to Transwestern's Third-Quarter 2018 Industrial Market Report, on a remarkable demonstration of strength and momentum, New Jersey's industrial sector set new records last quarter in absorption, vacancy rates and asking rents. Industrial real estate in the Garden State absorbed 17.1...

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    48,390 HOMES AT HIGH RISK FROM WILDFIRE DESTRUCTION IN CALIFORNIA

    Nov 13, 2018

    According to real estate data company CoreLogic, approximately 48,390 California homes with a total reconstruction cost value (RCV) of approximately $18 billion are at high or extreme risk of wildfire damage from the Camp and Woolsey fires in Northern and Southern California. CoreLogic's data ta...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=46384638

    AMAZON ANNOUNCES HQ2 LOCATIONS IN NEW YORK AND VIRGINIA

    Nov 12, 2018

    Amazon announced Tuesday the locations for its second headquarters, naming Long Island City, New York, and Arlington, Virginia, as the winners of its year-long search. Amazon’s HQ2 is expected to bring 50,000 jobs with an average salary of $100,000 over the next 15 years, plus more than $5 bil...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=46314631

    AMERICANS ARE UNPREPARED FOR HOME REPAIR COSTS

    Nov 12, 2018

    As affordability concerns continue to haunt homeowners across the country, many are choosing to remain in their homes, prompting a surge in the home renovation market. In fact, data from Buildfax states that within the past five years, home remodeling has increased by about 30%. Furthermore, data fr...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=46324632

    MORE AMERICANS ARE USING REAL ESTATE AGENTS THAN EVER BEFORE

    Nov 12, 2018

    More Americans are using real estate agents to buy and sell their home than ever before, even among the younger generations. A new Harris Insights housing consumer study, which was underwritten by the California Association of Realtors, The CE Shop and REAL Trends, shows a full 90% of consumers use ...

    CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=46334633

    REAL ESTATE CROWDFUNDING STARTUP REALTYSHARES HITS HARD TIMES, HALTS NEW INVESTMENTS

    Nov 09, 2018

    Everything was going swimmingly for RealtyShares just over a year ago. The real estate crowdfunding startup had just purchased one of its biggest rivals, Acquire Real Estate, and had plans to grow its investment in commercial and multifamily real estate, as well as “fix and flip” and con...

    REALTYSHARES
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=46264626

    HOMEOWNERSHIP INVESTMENT COMPANY UNISON EXPANDS REACH

    Nov 09, 2018

    Unison Home Ownership Investors aims to give homeowners and buyers access to cash for the opportunity to share in their home appreciation. In business for more than a decade, the company has been a pioneer in the homeownership investment category. Now, it’s growing into new markets. Unison rec...

    UNISON HOME OWNERSHIP INVESTORS
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=46234623

    HOMEOWNERSHIP INVESTMENT COMPANY UNISON EXPANDS REACH

    Nov 08, 2018

    Unison Home Ownership Investors aims to give homeowners and buyers access to cash for the opportunity to share in their home appreciation. In business for more than a decade, the company has been a pioneer in the homeownership investment category. Now, it’s growing into new markets. Unison rec...

    UNISON HOME OWNERSHIP INVESTORS
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=46244624

    AMERICANS’ CONFIDENCE IN HOUSING HITS LOW POINT FOR THE YEAR

    Nov 08, 2018

    Americans are growing less confident in the housing market, reaching a low point for the year as they say now is not a good time to buy a home. Fannie Mae’s latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index decreased in October, falling two points to 85.7 and continuing its recent downward trend. Consumer ...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=46254625

    CONSTRUCTION PAY RISES AT FASTEST RATE IN NEARLY A DECADE AS CONTRACTORS STRUGGLE TO RECRUIT WORKERS

    Nov 06, 2018

    Construction employment increased by 30,000 jobs in October and by 330,000 jobs over the past year, topping 7.3 million for the first time since April 2008, while the industry’s average pay jumped and unemployment decreased to a historic low, according to an analysis of new government data by ...

    ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=46174617

    ZILLOW TO BEGIN BUYING, SELLING HOMES IN HOUSTON

    Nov 05, 2018

    Zillow announced Monday that it plans to begin buying and selling homes in Houston, Texas. This expansion of its Zillow Offers program marks the fourth market where this option is now available. The program launched in Phoenix in April and is also available in Las Vegas, Atlanta, and Denver. Zillow ...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=46154615

    FORMER OWNER OF FORECLOSURE RESCUE BUSINESS GETS 14 YEARS FOR STEALING BORROWERS' HOMES, EQUITY

    Nov 05, 2018

    The former owner of a California foreclosure rescue business will spend the next 14 years in prison after admitting in court that he used the business to steal struggling borrowers’ homes during the housing crisis. Earlier this year, Sergio Barrientos pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wir...

    FORMER
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=46164616

    ARE LANDLORDS TO BLAME FOR NEW YORK’S RISING RETAIL VACANCIES?

    Nov 01, 2018

    The storefront vacancy in Manhattan and across New York City is at unprecedented high levels. Years of increasing rents for retail space, growing competition from e-commerce players, changing consumer shopping patterns and retailers’ bankruptcies have left some of the country’s priciest ...

    NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=46094609

    AMAZON, TRI POINTE GROUP TEAM UP TO BUILD SMART HOMES

    Nov 01, 2018

    TRI Pointe Group, a family of homebuilders, announced it recently partnered with Amazo