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    IPA SELLS CT MULTIFAMILY PROPERTY

    Oct 17, 2018

    Institutional Property Advisors (IPA), a division of Marcus & Millichap, has sold The Ledges Apartment Homes, a 399-unit multifamily community in Groton, Conn. IPA Northeast Team Senior Managing Director & Lead Advisor Victor Nolletti, assisted by First Vice President Eric Pentore and Senior...

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    LUXURY BROOKLYN COMMUNITY LAUNCHES LEASING

    Oct 17, 2018

    An amenity-rich 186-unit luxury building at 409 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, has begun leasing several months after early marketing efforts revealed pent-up demand for the new property. Developed by Adam America Real Estate and designed by Isaac & Stern Associates with interiors b...

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    VEROS: WASHINGTON, NEVADA WILL SEE MOST HOME VALUE APPRECIATION NEXT YEAR

    Oct 16, 2018

    Valuations provider Veros predicts seven of the 10 top-appreciating markets in the next 12 months will be in Washington and Nevada. The company’s latest VeroFORECAST, which covers the 12-month period ending Sept. 1, 2018, predicts that on average, the top 100 most populated metro areas will se...

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    HOMEBUILDER CONFIDENCE INCREASES SLIGHTLY IN OCTOBER

    Oct 16, 2018

    Declining material costs and a strong economy contributed to homebuilder confidence climbing one point to 68 in October, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. “Builders are motivated by solid housing demand, fueled by a growing economy and a g...

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    HAYDEN PROPERTIES SELLS TX PORTFOLIO

    Oct 15, 2018

    RSN Property Group has acquired a two-asset, 388-unit multifamily portfolio from Hayden Properties in San Antonio. The buyer funded the purchase with a $30.7 million mortgage held by C-III Capital Partners, according to Yardi Matrix. Hayden picked up the Class B communities from Henry S. Miller Real...

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    DETROIT-AREA COMMUNITY LANDS $87M REFI

    Oct 15, 2018

    Beztak Properties has secured an $87 million loan from PGIM Real Estate Finance on Aldingbrooke, a 667-unit garden-style community in the Detroit area. The new mortgage retires a prior, $70 million CMBS loan originated in 2011, according to Yardi Matrix.

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    REIT INVESTORS PUT MORE FOCUS ON ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND GOVERNANCE ISSUES, ACCORDING TO NEW REPORTS

    Oct 12, 2018

    For what seems like an eternity, “location, location, location” has been a mantra for REIT executives and other commercial real estate professionals. Now, three more words are entering their lexicon with greater frequency environmental, social and governance. Due to a combination of driv...

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    PARK CENTRAL OWNERS BUY ADDITIONAL 21 ACRES FOR $28M

    Oct 12, 2018

    The ownership group that is redeveloping the Park Central Mall property has purchased an additional 21 acres of property and an additional 193,000-square-foot building, consolidating ownership of Park Central for the first time in decades. And, as part of the purchase, Tucson’s Holualoa Compan...

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    LMC BEGINS LEASING AT LUXURY PROPERTY IN SEATTLE

    Oct 12, 2018

    After launching leasing at Marisol earlier this week, LMC has begun leasing at Valdok, a luxury apartment community in Seattle’s neighborhood of Ballard. The first phase of the seven-story development has been completed and offers 178 units. Construction of phase two, which will include an add...

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    CORTLAND ACQUIRES 531-UNIT MULTIFAMILY COMMUNITY AT THE BATTERY ATLANTA FOR $156M

    Oct 11, 2018

    Cortland has acquired Home at The Battery Atlanta, a 531-unit multifamily community, from a joint venture between Braves Development Co. (BDC) and Pollack Shores for $156 million. Walker & Dunlop brokered the transaction. The three-building property to be renamed Cortland at the Battery Atlanta ...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=45384538

    BANKERS ARE WORRIED ABOUT SKY-HIGH COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE PRICES

    Oct 11, 2018

    Janet Yellen recorded the warning a day before stepping down as Federal Reserve chair in February: Commercial real estate prices look strikingly high. Her successor, Jerome Powell, flagged it again a month later. Analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. tried in May to put a number on it: Properties may...

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    CADRE INTRODUCES FIRST ONLINE SECONDARY MARKET FOR REAL ESTATE

    Oct 11, 2018

    Cadre, a technology-enabled real estate investment platform, today announced two significant new offerings to make investing in commercial real estate easier, more flexible, and more accessible: Cadre Secondary Market and Cadre Managed Portfolio. Cadre Secondary Market is the first online platform t...

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    SUBURBS BECOMING MORE UNAFFORDABLE FOR BUYERS AND RENTERS IN THE US

    Oct 10, 2018

    Housing affordability across the United States is especially tough in the nation’s urban areas, but in the country’s largest metros it’s often the suburbs that are the least affordable, a new analysis has found. Finding a home within their budget is the top concern for both renters...

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    GELLER ASSOCIATES BUYS $23M CHARLOTTE APARTMENTS

    Oct 10, 2018

    Geller Associates has acquired the Fields at Archdale, a garden-style apartment community in Charlotte, N.C., for $22.6 million. The firm purchased the property from Elite Street Capital. Hunt Real Estate Capital provided an $18.3 million Fannie Mae DUS loan to finance the acquisition. The 12-year l...

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    FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT'S LARGEST NEW JERSEY HOUSE CUTS ITS PRICE TO $1.45M

    Oct 10, 2018

    As the oldest of the four New Jersey homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, it seems strange that this one, the James Christie House, is having trouble finding a buyer. It first entered the market a few years ago for $2.2 million, according to property records, and after a few price cuts have just co...

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    RENT-TO-OWN INNOVATOR DIVVY RAISES $30 MILLION TO FUND GROWTH

    Oct 09, 2018

    Divvy Homes, a real estate startup aiming to revolutionize rent-to-own and fractional ownership, just raised $30 million to help the company continue growing. Divvy officially launched earlier this year with $7 million in funding. But now, the company has $30 million more at its disposal. The compan...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=45274527

    TEXAS REAL ESTATE COMMISSION, APPRAISER BOARD ACCUSED OF IGNORING CUSTOMER SERVICE “CRISIS”

    Oct 09, 2018

    The agencies that license real estate agents and appraisers in the state of Texas are ignoring a customer service “crisis” while hoarding money that could be used to address a laundry list of problems, a Texas government watchdog recently said. The Texas Sunset Commission, a state govern...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=45284528

    MERIDIAN ARRANGES $258M FOR NJ MULTIFAMILY DEVELOPMENTS

    Oct 09, 2018

    Meridian Capital Group has arranged $258 million in acquisition and construction financing for three multifamily rental communities in Bayonne, Linden and Raritan, N.J., on behalf of owner Accurate Builders & Developers. The package, provided by Madison Realty Capital, was negotiated by Meridian...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=45294529

    FORECLOSED HOMES IN U.S. APPRECIATE FASTER THAN TYPICAL HOMES

    Oct 08, 2018

    According to a new report by Zillow, the value of U.S. homes that were foreclosed on during the Great Recession is appreciating rapidly, up 10.3 percent over the past year, while the typical U.S. home is appreciating 6.5 percent annually. Throughout the recovery, foreclosed homes have gained 74.5 pe...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=45194519

    D MAGAZINE: DALLAS NEEDS TO STEP UP ITS AFFORDABLE HOUSING GAME

    Oct 08, 2018

    One of the nation’s multifamily production leaders desperately needs to step up its affordable housing production. According to a recent study from RentCafé, Dallas-Fort Worth delivered exclusively luxury multifamily units in the first half of 2018, and according to a report from D Maga...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=45214521

    A WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY: OZS ARE RIPE FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTING

    Oct 08, 2018

    For the first time in history, a vacant parcel of land on the Lower East Side of Manhattan has a common economic thread with low-income areas in Idaho. They are among the nearly 9,000 census tracts that have been designated Opportunity Zones by the federal government and are ripe for real estate inv...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=45224522

    DMG INVESTMENTS OPENS LUXURY NJ CONDOS

    Oct 08, 2018

    DMG Investments has opened One Park, a luxury condominium building in Cliffside Park, N.J. Located at 320 Adolphus Ave., the 14-story community comprises 204 units and 25,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities. One Park was designed by Architecture and its interior spaces were curated by VL...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=45234523

    FCP SELLS MULTIFAMILY ASSETS TO RELIANT GROUP FOR $71M

    Oct 05, 2018

    The Reliant Group has acquired a trio of multifamily properties in the Washington, D.C., area from FCP for $71 million. The three communities have a total of 564 units between them. All three assets Bannister, with 208 units, Palmer, with 152 units and Wakefield Terrace with 204 units are centrally ...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=45174517

    SENATE DEMOCRATS CALL FOR FEDERAL INVESTIGATION INTO MONEY LAUNDERING IN LUXURY REAL ESTATE

    Oct 04, 2018

    The Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network has been looking into whether foreign buyers are using shell companies to buy luxury U.S. real estate in order to launder money for almost three years, but two Democratic senators want the government to do more to figure out how mu...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=45164516

    HIGHRIDGE COSTA COS., COASTAL RIM PROPERTIES BREAK GROUND ON $130M MIXED-USE SENIORS HOUSING PROJECT IN HAWAII

    Oct 03, 2018

    Gardena, Calif.-based Highridge Costa Cos., in partnership with Honolulu-based Coastal Rim Properties, has broken ground on Kulana Hale, a mixed-use and affordable seniors housing project in Kapolei, near Honolulu. Designed by SVA Architects, Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. is building the proper...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=45114511

    SOLDNEST FOUNDER CLAIMS REDFIN ESTIMATES OVERCHARGE HOMEBUYERS BIG TIME

    Oct 02, 2018

    Most searches for homes and mortgages now start online. Further, the ease and comfort of digital searches are supposed to create a competitive landscape that ultimately favors the borrower’s experience and pocketbook. But, according to this Quora blog by Joseph Alongi, founder at SoldNest, Red...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=45084508

    FORMER BASSIST FOR THE ATARIS ADMITS TO MASTERMINDING MULTI-MILLION-DOLLAR REAL ESTATE SCAM

    Oct 01, 2018

    The former bass player in The Ataris, a rock band that gained notoriety with a 2003 cover of Don Henley’s “The Boys of Summer,” admitted in court late last week that he spearheaded a massive real estate scam that defrauded more than 100,000 people nationwide out of more than $25 mi...

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    LGBT RENTERS CITE DISCRIMINATION, AFFORDABILITY AND CONFUSION AS OBSTACLES TO HOMEOWNERSHIP

    Oct 01, 2018

    Freddie Mac found a disturbing trend in homeownership rates: Members of the LGBT community are less likely to own a home, are more mobile, fear discrimination when buying a home, a prioritize living in LGBT-safe neighborhoods. The survey, conducted by LGBTQ research firm Community Marketing and Insi...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=45054505

    U.S. FORECLOSURE ACTIVITY DOWN 7 PERCENT FROM ONE YEAR AGO

    Sep 28, 2018

    According to ATTOM Data Solutions latest Foreclosure Activity Report, there were 70,166 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings in August 2018, up 9 percent from July but still down 7 percent from a year ago. Nationally one in every 1,910 U.S. properties had a foreclosure filing in August 2018.

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    REDFIN: NUMBER OF HOMES SELLING ABOVE LIST PRICE DROPS

    Sep 28, 2018

    In the four weeks ending on September 23, homes that sold above asking price dipped below 2016 levels, according to the latest data from Redfin. According to the company, 22.9% of homes sold for more than asking price, declining from 25.5% of homes at the same time last year. Notably, the share of h...

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    FHFA: HOME PRICES INCREASE 0.2% IN JULY

    Sep 25, 2018

    Home prices increased in July, inching forward 0.2% from June, 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 by, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Becaus...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=44964496

    LONDON MORTGAGE MARKET AIDING MIDDLE EAST COMMERCIAL PROPERTY INVESTORS

    Sep 25, 2018

    According to the International real estate consultant Savills' 30th annual Financing Property report, the UK property lending market is largely stable as a result of pressure on interest cover ratios (ICRs) and debt yields. Despite the Bank of England's decision to raise interest rates, from...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=44974497

    FHFA DEBUTS NEW HOUSING AFFORDABILITY METRIC

    Sep 24, 2018

    The Federal Housing Finance Agency just debuted a new housing affordability metric that aims to build upon the data already provided by other similar metrics, and what the FHFA found on the metric’s maiden voyage isn’t pretty. In the working paper detailing the new measure, the FHFA lays...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=44884488

    MLG CAPITAL PARTNERS RAISES $100 MILLION TO GROW MULTIFAMILY, COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE PORTFOLIO

    Sep 24, 2018

    MLG Capital Partners, a commercial real estate investment firm, raised $100 million for its MLG Private Fund III and is closing the door on that fund on the 30th of this month. According to its release, October 1 will mark the opening of MLG Private Fund IV. The new fund will be used to expand MLG&r...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=44894489

    MORTGAGE RATES IN U.S. RISE AGAIN

    Sep 24, 2018

    According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, U.S. mortgage rates rose for the fourth consecutive week in late September 2018.

    Sam Khater, Freddie Mac's chief economist, says the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage increased once again to its highest level since Ma...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=44914491

    FREDDIE MAC: SEPTEMBER FORECAST INDICATES AFFORDABILITY CONTINUES TO WEAKEN GROWTH

    Sep 24, 2018

    A robust economy has not been able to ignite an underwhelming housing market, according to Freddie Mac’s September Forecast. According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 4.2% in the second quarter of 2018. This is the fastest pac...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=44924492

    GREYSTAR FINALIZES $4.6 BILLION PURCHASE OF STUDENT HOUSING GIANT EDR

    Sep 24, 2018

    It’s official. Greystar completed its acquisition of EdR, one of the nation’s largest student-housing firms. This news follows EdR stockholders’ vote to approve the merger at a meeting about a week ago. Greystar is dropping $4.6 billion on this acquisition. EdR’s stockholders...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=44934493

    FREDDIE MAC: MORTGAGE RATES REACH HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE MAY

    Sep 20, 2018

    Mortgage rates inched forward for the fourth consecutive week, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market survey. Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater said the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage increased once again to its highest level since May. According to the Primary Mortgage Ma...

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    AVERAGE HOMEOWNER GAINED $16,000 IN HOME EQUITY IN 1 YEAR

    Sep 20, 2018

    As the economy strengthens, home values continue to appreciate, and that means homeowners are raking in the equity. A report released Thursday by data analytics provider CoreLogic showed that home equity rose 12.3% year-over-year in the second quarter of 2018, meaning that the average homeowner saw ...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=44854485

    HFF FURNISHES $30M CONSTRUCTION LOAN IN BOSTON SUBURB

    Sep 19, 2018

    The Boston office of HFF has provided $30 million in construction financing for a mixed-use development in Newton, Mass. The project, named 28 Austin Street Apartments, will rise above the city’s Austin Street Municipal Parking Lot within the city’s Newtonville neighborhood. HFF’s ...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=44804480

    FCP SELLS AFFORDABLE COMMUNITIES IN DC AREA FOR $56M

    Sep 19, 2018

    Preservation Partners has purchased two affordable housing properties totaling 340 units in St. Charles, Md., a master-planned community 13 miles from the D.C. Beltway. The $56 million transaction is part of FCP’s plan to sell the entire Apartments of St. Charles portfolio, acquired by the com...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=44814481

    SINGLE-FAMILY RENTAL GIANT BETS BIG ON HOUSE FLIPPING MARKET

    Sep 18, 2018

    According to an article from Bloomberg by Patrick Clark, Amherst owns and/or manages roughly 20,000 single-family rentals and is launching a subsidiary called Bungalow to flip properties, selling them at no-haggle prices in the hopes of attracting buyers who want a simpler home buying experience. Th...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=44764476

    MARCUS & MILLICHAP CLOSES CHICAGO MULTIFAMILY DEAL

    Sep 18, 2018

    Marcus & Millichap has arranged the sale of Madison Renaissance, a 34-unit community located in Chicago’s South Austin neighborhood. The asset was sold for $1.5 million to a private investor. Eric Bell, an investment specialist with the company, marketed the asset and represented both the ...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=44774477

    HOMEBUILDER GROUP: WE WANT TO SEE MORE WOMEN BUILDING HOMES

    Sep 17, 2018

    As the home building industry navigates a market struggling to increase production and boost sentiment, addressing an ongoing labor shortage has also become one of its top concerns. This week, in recognition of Professional Women in Building Week, the National Association of Homebuilders is specific...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=44694469

    PEOPLE NOW PURCHASING VACATION HOMES FOR PROFIT OVER PLEASURE

    Sep 17, 2018

    Over the past ten years, homebuyers motivations for buying vacation homes has moved from pleasure to profit.  According to research from Savills and HomeAway, for the first time ever, vacation home buyers now prioritize rental income over personal use. Savills and HomeAway carried out this surv...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=44704470

    10 YEARS AFTER U.S. HOUSING CRASH, RECOVERY IS NOT EVEN ACROSS MANY MARKETS

    Sep 17, 2018

    Zillow research is reporting this week that a decade after the collapse of the U.S. housing market and the start of the Great Recession, home values have more than recovered in most of the U.S.'s largest markets. The markets with the highest gains above the mid-2000s bubble are primarily in the ...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=44734473

    CORELOGIC: HURRICANE FLORENCE COULD CAUSE UP TO $5 BILLION IN PROPERTY DAMAGE

    Sep 14, 2018

    According to analysis from CoreLogic, the estimated insured losses are expected to spread across North and South Carolina affecting both residential and commercial properties. North Carolina is projected to absorb the brunt of the storm with an estimated 250,000 homes at risk of experiencing hurrica...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=44654465

    MOST PROPERTY MARKETS HAVE RECOVERED FROM THE HOUSING CRASH IN THE US

    Sep 13, 2018

    While the residential property market has recovered in the United States a decade after the housing crash, millions of homeowner are still waiting to regain the value that has been lost. Overall, the median home value nationwide is 8.7% higher than it was at the height of the housing bubble and 21 o...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=44644464

    MANHATTAN LANDLORDS SACRIFICE HIGHER RENTS TO FILL APARTMENTS

    Sep 13, 2018

    Manhattan apartment vacancies dropped in August to the lowest level in more than four years as landlords, facing the end of peak leasing season, focused on filling empty units before the slower winter months arrive. The vacancy rate fell to 1.58 percent, down from 2.27 percent a year earlier and the...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=44674467

    BLACKSTONE AGREES TO $500 MILLION NYC APARTMENT DEAL

    Sep 11, 2018

    Blackstone Group LP has agreed to buy an apartment complex in the New York City borough of Queens for about $500 million, according to people familiar with the matter. The firm sees the 1,300-unit property, known as Parker Towers, as an affordable option for renters seeking alternatives outside of M...

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    MICROSOFT JUST BOUGHT 277 ACRES IN ARIZONA

    Sep 10, 2018

    In Arizona’s largest and most intriguing land deal for the month of August, tech giant Microsoft MSFT +0.39% spent almost $48 million to acquire 277 acres just west of Phoenix. According to Scottsdale-based RL Brown Housing Reports, the purchase consists of two parcels of land in Goodyear 154 ...

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    GREEN STREET PREDICTS CONTINUED FLATTENING IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE PRICES

    Sep 07, 2018

    Commercial property prices appear to have stabilized, a trend likely to persist for six to 12 months, according to research firm Green Street Advisors. Property prices have cooled over the past couple of years, and Green Street’s aggregate CPPI has remained at roughly the same level as it was ...

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    STRATEGIC PROPERTY PARTNERS UNVEILS PLANS FOR TWO OFFICE TOWERS WITHIN $3B WATER STREET TAMPA PROJECT

    Sep 07, 2018

    Strategic Property Partners LLC (SPP) has unveiled plans for a pair of office towers within the $3 billion Water Street Tampa project. The multi-phased development will comprise more than 9 million square feet of commercial, residential, hospitality, educational, entertainment, cultural and retail s...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=44574457

    LEXINGTON REALTY TRUST SELLS 21 OFFICE ASSETS FOR $726M

    Sep 06, 2018

    Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE: LXP) has sold a 21-office asset portfolio for $726 million to a joint venture between affiliates of Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP and Lexington. The office properties are spread across the U.S., with properties in the eastern and western regions, the South and ...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=44524452

    LASALLE HOTEL PROPERTIES CHANGES COURSE, ACCEPTS PEBBLEBROOK’S $5.2B MERGER OFFER AS BLACKSTONE BOWS OUT

    Sep 06, 2018

    It appears the sixth time’s a charm as LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) has accepted Pebblebrook Hotel Trust’s (NYSE: PEB) merger proposal made in late August. The two Maryland-based hotel REITs jointly announced today that Pebblebrook will acquire all of LaSalle’s outstanding ...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=44534453

    MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL PLANS TO EXPAND ITS BRANDED RESIDENTIAL PORTFOLIO BY MORE THAN 70 PERCENT BY 2022

    Sep 05, 2018

    Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR) has announced that its branded residential portfolio is expected to grow by more than 70 percent in four years as both consumers and residential real estate developers seek homes affiliated with its brands such as Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, EDITION and W everywhere ...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=44484448

    FLORIDA INVESTOR SNAPS UP ADDISON TOWER

    Sep 05, 2018

    A high-profile Addison office tower has a new owner. The 11-story Addison high-rise is located near the southwest corner of the Dallas North Tollway and Belt Line Road in the Quorum office park. Florida-based TerraCap Management LLC bought the 202,000 square-foot office building - it's first suc...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=44494449

    RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS GIVE HOUSTON BUILDING PERMITS A BOOST IN JULY

    Sep 04, 2018

    City of Houston building permits shot up 19 percent in July to $638.9 million as two large residential projects got underway. The amount is an increase from the $535.9 million in building permits reported in July 2017, the Greater Houston Partnership said. The report is based on the city's Publi...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=44444444

    CONSTRUCTION SURGE HINDERS RENT GROWTH IN AUSTIN

    Sep 04, 2018

    Austin’s multifamily market showed its resilience in the first half of 2018, coping with issues such as a lack of affordability and continued supply growth, pushing the occupancy rate in stabilized assets to 93.7 percent as of April, down 100 basis points in 12 months. Despite these headwinds,...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=44454445

    UK HOUSING MARKET SEES LARGEST MONTHLY FALL IN PRICES SINCE 2012

    Sep 03, 2018

     Property prices in the UK are falling on an annual and a monthly basis, with values down to an average of £214,745, according to the latest lender index. Annual price growth in the 12 months to August 2018 fell to 2% from 2.5% in July and month on month values were down by 0.5%, the bigg...

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    BUYING A HOME NEAR A TOP STATE SCHOOL IN SCOTLAND COSTS ON AVERAGE AN EXTRA 36%

    Sep 03, 2018

    Buyers need to pay an average of £72,973 or 36% more to live in the catchment area of a top performing state secondary school in Scotland, according to new research. Average property prices have reached £277,134 near Scotland’s top 20 state secondary schools, the study from the Ban...

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    VANGUARD GLOBAL EX-U.S. REAL ESTATE ETF (VNQI) HOLDINGS INCREASED BY FIDUCIARY TRUST CO.

    Aug 31, 2018

    Fiduciary Trust Co. raised its position in Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate ETF (NASDAQ:VNQI) by 11.1% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 1,204,188 shares of the company’s stock after bu...

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    CBRE BROKERS $35M COLORADO SPRINGS SALE

    Aug 31, 2018

    CBRE has arranged the $35 million sale of Union Heights, a 220-unit community in northeastern Colorado Springs, Colo. Priderock Capital Partners purchased the asset from local seller Griffis/Blessing. Dan Woodward, David Potarf, Matthew Barnett and Jake Young represented the seller in the transactio...

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    HARBOR GROUP INTERNATIONAL ACQUIRES APARTMENT COMMUNITY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA FOR $193M

    Aug 29, 2018

    Harbor Group International LLC (HGI) has acquired Dulles Greene Apartments, an 806-unit multifamily community in Herndon, for $193 million. The community is located roughly four miles from Washington Dulles International Airport and approximately 26 miles west of Washington, D.C. In addition, the pr...

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    BUILDING BOOM THE TOP 10 CONSTRUCTION-FRIENDLY AMAZON HQ2 FINALISTS

    Aug 28, 2018

    Amazon promises to build a $5B second headquarters to host 50,000 high-paying tech employees with a median income of $100K to the city that offers the most alluring incentives but once you take in a tech powerhouse like Amazon, the construction boom won’t stop with HQ2.  A flood of reside...

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    FIRST AMERICAN: HOME PRICES COULD BE AT TIPPING POINT

    Aug 28, 2018

    According to First American’s Chief Economist Mark Fleming, home prices are in the beginning stages of correcting to demand. As buyers pull back from the market and sellers adjust their price expectations, house prices will adjust, but the strong economic conditions and the shortage of supply ...

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    FPA MULTIFAMILY BUYS 332-UNIT HIGH-RISE APARTMENT COMPLEX IN CHICAGO’S SOUTH LOOP

    Aug 28, 2018

    FPA Multifamily LLC has acquired The Lex, a 332-unit high-rise apartment complex located within the McCormick Square entertainment district in Chicago’s South Loop. The seller was Crescent Heights, a developer of luxury multifamily communities with five offices across the country. San Francisc...

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    CBRE, BROOKFIELD PROPERTY PARTNERS BUY THREE SUPER-REGIONAL MALLS FROM GGP FOR MORE THAN $1B

    Aug 28, 2018

    CBRE Global Investors (NYSE: CBRE) has formed a joint venture with Brookfield Property Partners (NASDAQ: BPY) to purchase three super-regional malls totaling 3.7 million square feet from General Growth Properties (NYSE: GGP). As part of the transaction, CBRE is purchasing a 49 percent stake in the t...

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    AMAZON PLANS 2 MILLION-SQUARE-FOOT FULFILLMENT CENTER NEXT TO MEADOWS FIELD

    Aug 27, 2018

    Kern's profile as an emerging distribution hub soared with word Monday that e-commerce giant Amazon expects to build a nearly 2.5 million-square-foot distribution center employing up to 2,000 people near Meadows Field airport. The plan, which had been shrouded in secrecy until it was confirmed b...

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    PURE MULTI-FAMILY REIT JUST TOOK ITSELF OFF THE MARKET

    Aug 27, 2018

    Following an unsuccessful courtship process with 86 potential buyers, the Canadian real estate investment trust, which invests in institutional quality U.S. multifamily real estate assets, is embracing the solo life, for now. This whole drama started in December of Last year when Electra America, a ...

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    TOP 5 CITIES WHERE A DOWN PAYMENT IS LEAST AFFORDABLE

    Aug 27, 2018

    Housing has become so expensive that it can take nearly a decade for people to save up for a 20% down payment, according to a recent survey by SmartAsset. A recent survey by RealEstate.com highlights the cities where it will take first-time homebuyers the longest to save for a 20% down payment on an...

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    LONDON WORLD'S MOST ACTIVE CROSS-BORDER REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT MARKET IN 2018

    Aug 24, 2018

    Global real estate consulting firm Knight Frank is reporting this week that in the first half of 2018 £5.6 billion ($7.2 billion USD) of international capital was invested in the London commercial real estate market. Hong Kong was second with £5 billion ($6.4B) and Paris third with &poun...

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    SAGE MANAGEMENT ADDS 687 UNITS IN MD

    Aug 23, 2018

    Sage Management LLC has acquired two communities in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore metros, totaling 687 units. The company paid $63.2 million to Carmel Partners for Midtown at Camp Springs, according to Yardi Matrix, while Wishrock sold Falcon Crest Apartments for $50 million. Both transactions ...

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    WNC CLOSES $150M FUND FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING

    Aug 23, 2018

    WNC, an affordable housing development, investment, and management company, just closed a $150 million fund for affordable housing. The fund enjoys backing from five repeat investors and was able to garner one new investor to add to its war chest. The WNC Institutional Tax Credit Fund 45 is a $150 m...

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    FACEBOOK CUTS THOUSANDS OF AD TARGETING OPTIONS AFTER HUD’S HOUSING DISCRIMINATION ALLEGATION

    Aug 23, 2018

    In the wake of being accused of allowing landlords and homeowners to discriminate against prospective renters and buyers, Facebook is making changes to its advertising policies to remove thousands of targeting options that may have been used to engage in discriminatory advertising. Late last week, t...

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    CERBERUS PLOTS $500 MILLION EXPANSION OF FIRSTKEY HOMES SINGLE-FAMILY RENTAL PORTFOLIO

    Aug 22, 2018

    According to Bloomberg, the company, which manages its single-family properties through FirstKey Homes and owned 11,000 homes at the end of 2017, is trying to raise more than $500 million to expand its portfolio by over 40,000 homes. This is the latest blip in a growing trend of investment in rental...

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    SERIOUS DELINQUENCY RATE HITS LOWEST LEVEL SINCE GREAT RECESSION

    Aug 22, 2018

    Ten years after the housing market collapsed, TransUnion released a report examining some of the changes to consumer credit since the Great Recession. TransUnion’s Q2 2018 Industry Insights Report shows serious delinquency rates have recovered since the crisis. From a credit perspective, the f...

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    PROPST DEVELOPMENT UNVEILS PLANS FOR $500M MIXED-USE PROJECT IN NASHVILLE

    Aug 21, 2018

    Propst Development LLC, a real estate development firm based in Huntsville, Ala., has unveiled plans for Broadwest, a 1.2 million-square-foot mixed-use development in Nashville. The two-tower project will be located at 1600 W. End Ave., near the intersection of Broadway and West End in Nashville&rsq...

    PROPST DEVELOPMENT LLC
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=44104410

    SEC GOING AFTER BROKERS FOR PEDDLING SHARES IN $1.2 BILLION REAL ESTATE PONZI SCHEME

    Aug 21, 2018

    The Securities and Exchange Commission is already pursuing charges against Robert Shapiro, the founder of the Woodbridge group of companies, for allegedly bilking thousands of investors out of hundreds of millions of dollars via a $1.2 billion real estate Ponzi scheme. And now, the regulator is goin...

    WOODBRIDGE GROUP
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=44054405

    BPDA BOARD APPROVES SEVEN DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS, 223 RESIDENTIAL UNITS

    Aug 19, 2018

    The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board of Directors approved seven development projects at their August meeting. The projects will generate a total of 223 residential units, 42 of which will be affordable. In addition, the projects will create over 4,000 jobs upon their completion...

    BOSTON PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=44064406

    INSIDE THE SCANDAL THAT COULD EXPLODE MULTIFAMILY REAL ESTATE

    Aug 17, 2018

    Everything is going swimmingly in multifamily real estate these days, right? Rents keep rising, construction is still chugging along, deals are being made, and delinquencies are still at historic lows. It appears there could a deep, dark secret at the core of multifamily lending that could destroy t...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=44014401

    INTERNATIONAL HOME BUYER ACTIVITY SLIDES IN U.S., DOWN 21 PERCENT

    Aug 17, 2018

    Rising home prices and low inventory led to a decline in foreign home purchases in the United States. Total international sales totaled $121 billion during April 2017 to March 2018, a 21 percent decline from the previous 12-month period, according to an annual survey from the National Association of...

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=44024402

    WALKER & DUNLOP ARRANGES $138.1M CONSTRUCTION LOAN FOR 57-STORY CONDOMINIUM TOWER IN MIAMI

    Aug 16, 2018

    Walker & Dunlop has arranged a $138.1 million construction loan for Elysse, a 57-story condominium tower in Miami. The 100-unit community, located at 788 N.E. 23rd St., overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway in Miami’s Edgewater neighborhood. Kevin O’Grady and Eric McGlynn of Walker &am...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=43974397

    PROPERTY PRICES UP 3% YEAR ON YEAR ON THE UK, BUT FALLING IN LONDON

    Aug 16, 2018

    On average, house prices in the UK have risen by 3% in the 12 months to June 2018 and by 0.4% month on month to £228,384, the latest official figures show. But the data from the Land Registry shows there are some regional differences between Wales and Scotland outperforming the rest of the cou...

    PROPERTYWIRE
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=43984398

    RISE IN PEOPLE RENTING HOMES IN THE BIGGEST CITIES IN THE US

    Aug 14, 2018

    More people are renting a home in the largest cities in the United States with new research showing that the largest rise has been in Memphis, Las Vegas, and Honolulu. The majority of people rent instead of own in 29 of the 50 largest cities while in 2006, only 16 of the 50 largest cities were major...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=43934393

    FLAHERTY & COLLINS RECEIVES $104M LOAN FOR NEW MIXED-USE TOWER IN INDIANAPOLIS

    Aug 14, 2018

    Flaherty & Collins Properties has refinanced 360 Market Square, the company’s 27-story mixed-use tower in downtown Indianapolis. The real estate developer and property management firm used a $104 million loan from Chicago-based Heitman LLC to retire existing construction financing on the r...

    FLAHERTY & COLLINS PROPERTIES
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=43944394

    MASS TIMBER: THINKING BIG ABOUT SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION

    Aug 13, 2018

    The construction and operation of all kinds of buildings use vast amounts of energy and natural resources. Researchers around the world have therefore been seeking ways to make buildings more efficient and less dependent on emissions-intensive materials. Now, a project developed through an MIT class...

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    JLL ARRANGES $330.7M CONSTRUCTION LOAN FOR 1,055-ROOM HOTEL IN BOSTON

    Aug 13, 2018

    JLL has arranged a $330.7 million loan for the construction of the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport, a 1,055-room luxury hotel being developed in Boston’s Seaport District. Completion is slated for early 2021. Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport will be located across the street from the Boston C...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=43904390

    OAK COAST, BMC INVESTMENTS EXPAND DENVER PORTFOLIO

    Aug 10, 2018

    Oak Coast Properties and BMC Investments, already active in the Denver area multifamily market, have acquired their first Lakewood, Colo., apartment community the 360-unit St. Moritz Apartments for $78 million. We’ve looked at several in the submarket but unfortunately have been beat out sever...

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    MORTGAGE ARREARS AND POSSESSIONS IN THE UK REACH ALL-TIME LOW

    Aug 10, 2018

    Mortgage arrears and possessions in the UK residential market continue to remain historically low, according to date from UK Finance. It latest update report covering the second quarter of 2018 show that there were 76,740 home owner mortgages in arrears of 2.5% or more of the outstanding balance, so...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=43864386

    61-STORY ONE DALTON REACHES FULL HEIGHT, TRANSFORMING BOSTON’S SKYLINE

    Aug 08, 2018

    Carpenter & Company announced today that the Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences One Dalton Street, Boston has reached its full height at 742 feet, a major construction milestone that solidifies the tower’s transformative presence along the Boston skyline. Now the tallest and most ...

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    PARAMOUNT TO SELL 208,776 SF OFFICE BUILDING IN WASHINGTON D.C. FOR $220M

    Aug 08, 2018

    New York-based real estate investment trust Paramount Group has agreed to sell 2099 Pennsylvania Ave., a 12-story, 208,776-square-foot office building in Washington, D.C. for $220 million. The buyer is undisclosed. Designed by architectural firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, the building is situate...

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    UNITED KINGDOM COST OF LIVING IS 103 PERCENT OF AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME

    Aug 07, 2018

    A new research by price comparison website MoneySuperMarket reveals that the UK is the most expensive location to raise a family in Europe. The running costs associated with a four-person family in the UK exceeded those of Spain, USA, Germany, and Sweden due to the high costs of rent, utility bills,...

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    COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT WILL CHANGE THE NEGLECTED LOOK OF RIVERFRONT

    Aug 06, 2018

    The commercial real estate market has been slower to recover from the Great Recession than the residential market, which is typical, according to many local commercial brokers. Many commercial transactions are more complex, with a higher price tag than a typical 2,000-square foot home, and commercia...

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    SHAWMUT DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION RAISES $200,000 FOR 2018 PAN-MASS CHALLENGE

    Aug 06, 2018

    Shawmut Design and Construction, a $1.2 billion national construction management firm, participated in the 2018 Pan-Mass Challenge, marking the eleventh straight year the firm has participated in the two-day bike-a-thon. This year, Team Shawmut raised $200,000 and counting, accumulating more than $1...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=43744374

    EXTELL RECEIVES $530M IN FINANCING FOR 68-STORY RESIDENTIAL CONDO DEVELOPMENT IN BROOKLYN

    Aug 06, 2018

    New York-based Extell Development Co. has received $530 million in financing for the development of Brooklyn Point, a 68-story residential condo tower under construction in Brooklyn. The property is located within City Point, a development featuring 600,000 square feet of dining and retail. The fina...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=43754375

    CAMPUS APARTMENTS SNAGS VA PROPERTY FOR $31M

    Aug 03, 2018

    Philadelphia-based Campus Apartments has acquired The Collection Midtown in Richmond, Va. This 20-building portfolio is situated within Richmond’s historic side-by-side neighborhoods known as the Fan District and Museum District. The $31 million acquisition represents Campus Apartments’ ...

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    PREMIER CAPITAL PARTNERS BUYS 58-UNIT BAY VILLAGE PORTFOLIO

    Aug 02, 2018

    Colliers International’s Multi-Family Investment Sales team recently announced the sale of 143 Arlington Street and 1, 3, and 5 Cortes Street in the centrally located Bay Village neighborhood of Boston on behalf of Coppola Management. The portfolio sold for $12.82 million to Brookline-based in...

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    FANTINI & GORGA ARRANGES $24 MILLION FOR WEYMOUTH CONDO DEVELOPMENT

    Aug 02, 2018

    Boston-based Fantini & Gorga recently arranged $24 million in financing for two residential properties in Weymouth, MA, including a $9,000,000 permanent first mortgage loan in conjunction with a $15,000,000 construction loan. The permanent loan is secured by a 72 unit residential community known...

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    SENIOR HOUSING OCCUPANCY HITS EIGHT-YEAR LOW AS NEW SUPPLY CONTINUES TO OUTPACE DEMAND

    Aug 02, 2018

    Average occupancy for seniors housing properties throughout the United States has fallen to 87.9 percent in the second quarter of 2018, according to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC). The rate is the lowest since first-quarter 2010 when it hit 86.9 percent. Assisted...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=43664366

    WORK BEGINS ON 318-UNIT LUXURY COMMUNITY IN RALEIGH-AREA

    Aug 02, 2018

    Dominion Realty Partners is building its 32nd project in the Research Triangle The Residences at Shiloh Crossing in Morrisville, N.C. The company has broken ground on the $59 million community that is set to feature 318 Class A units and 5,000 square feet of community space. Capital Bank is providin...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=43674367

    DOSTER CONSTRUCTION COMPLETES BATON ROUGE STUDENT HOUSING

    Jul 31, 2018

    Doster Construction Co. has completed a 44-unit addition to the Retreat at Brightside Student Living in Baton Rouge, La., one of several Louisiana development projects recently delivered or under construction by the Birmingham, Ala.-based firm. The 34,485-square-foot addition was built on an existin...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=43584358

    L5 INVESTMENTS, BH EQUITIES SELL HOUSTON ASSET

    Jul 31, 2018

    GVA Real Estate Group has acquired the Huntington Glen Apartments, a 364-unit community in Houston from L5 Investments and BH Equities. The joint venture originally purchased the property in 2015 and achieved a favorable return thanks to a strong strategic improvement campaign.

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=43594359

    GREYSTAR ACQUIRES 273-UNIT PORTLAND COMMUNITY

    Jul 30, 2018

    Greystar Real Estate Partners has acquired Indigo at Twelve West, a Class A multifamily community in Portland, Ore.’s West End submarket, on behalf of its real estate funds.  “We were particularly attracted to Indigo at Twelve West due to its outstanding location at the nexus of the...

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    QUARTERLY PROPERTY REVIEW SUGGESTS CONFIDENCE IS STILL BUILDING UN UK RESIDENTIAL MARKET

    Jul 30, 2018

    Confidence is building in the UK’s residential property market with house prices stable, no significant discounting an average asking price in London up 3.1%, says a new analysis. Smaller homes are the most popular and new instructions are up nearly 7% year on year while the use of online esta...

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    BERKADIA SECURES FL STUDENT HOUSING ASSET SALE

    Jul 27, 2018

    After originating a $10.1 million Freddie Mac loan for a multifamily property in Pennsylvania, Berkadia has arranged the sale of Coastal Village, a 200-unit student housing community in Fort Myers, Fla. Coastal Ridge Real Estate, together with H. Katz Capital, acquired the asset for $44 million from...

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    HFF ARRANGES $20.95 MILLION FINANCING FOR BOSTON DEVELOPER FOR LUXURY RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT IN CHICAGO’S LINCOLN PARK

    Jul 27, 2018

    Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announced $20.95 million in financing for the development of 42 luxury apartment units at Norweta Row in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. The HFF team worked on behalf of Broder to secure the construction loan through Citizens Bank.  Norweta also i...

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    KISER GROUP BROKERS SOUTH CHICAGO MULTIFAMILY SALES

    Jul 26, 2018

    Kiser Group has recently brokered several multifamily community sales throughout South Side Chicago. The transactions, which included a four-building portfolio and three other multifamily buildings, totaled to $2.8 million. Senior Director Noah Birk and Director Aaron Sklar represented either the se...

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    LANDMARK PROPERTIES BREAKS GROUND ON 11 STUDENT HOUSING PROJECTS

    Jul 26, 2018

    Landmark Properties has begun construction on 11 student housing developments with more than 7,700 beds in nine states across the United States as part of its busy development pipeline. “We’re breaking ground on more projects in 2018 than in any other year in our company’s 14-year ...

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    CALIFORNIA HOME SALES DIP STATEWIDE IN JUNE

    Jul 25, 2018

    According to a new report by the California Association of Realtors, California's median home price edged higher to another peak in June 2018 as year-over-year home sales lost steam for the second straight month. Closed escrow sales of existing, single-family detached homes in California totaled...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=43414341

    JLL ARRANGES $235M CONSTRUCTION LOAN FOR 34-STORY OFFICE TOWER IN BROOKLYN

    Jul 25, 2018

    JLL Capital Markets has arranged a $235 million loan for the construction of One Willoughby Square, a 34-story, Class A office tower in downtown Brooklyn. One Willoughby Square will rise 560 feet above the future Willoughby Park, a one-acre public green space on top of a 700-space underground parkin...

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    SLOWDOWN IN OFFICE CONSTRUCTION MIGHT BE COMING IN 2019

    Jul 24, 2018

    While new office construction has been robust so far in 2018, next year developers might begin pulling back, according to David Bitner, head of America's capital markets research with real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield. He cites rising construction costs, concerns about the end of...

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    MIAMI LUXURY HOME SALES CONTINUE TO RISE IN JUNE

    Jul 24, 2018

    According to a new report by the Miami Association of Realtors, Miami-Dade County luxury real estate sales continue to increase while lower price points experience strong demand and limited supply, resulting in price increases countywide. Total Miami luxury sales ($1 million-and-above) increased 21....

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    NEW AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECT COMING TO SOUTH RENO

    Jul 23, 2018

    Reno-based GreenStreet Cos. and Vintage Housing intend to break ground tomorrow on an affordable housing project dubbed Steamboat by Vintage. Households earning at or below 60 percent of the area’s median income can apply for one of the 360 units to be built in Northern Nevada. Steamboat by Vi...

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    JV NABS APARTMENT IN CHICAGO’S PRINTERS ROW

    Jul 23, 2018

    A joint venture of Chicago-based Draper and Kramer Inc. and equity partner Intercontinental Real Estate Corp. has acquired the 298-unit Burnham Pointe in Chicago’s South Loop Printers Row neighborhood. The acquisition of the 28-story property at 730 S. Clark St. enables Draper and Kramer to en...

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    MERIDIAN CAPITAL SECURES $115M FOR BROOKLYN ASSET

    Jul 20, 2018

    Meridian Capital Group has secured a $115 million cash-out refinance for an upcoming 302-unit community in Brooklyn. The company worked on behalf of borrower Hampshire Properties, which is currently developing a community in Jersey City, N.J. Square Mile Capital provided the loan. According to Yardi...

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    BIGGEST GAINS FROM PROPERTY ARE CURRENTLY ON THE WEST COAST OF THE US

    Jul 19, 2018

    Homeowners selling on the West Coast of the United States are experiencing the biggest gains with property selling for an average of 54% more than they paid, a new analysis shows. Those in San Jose, for example, sold their homes for a median gain of $296,000 and the location is seeing the fastest ho...

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    FLAT-FEE REAL ESTATE STARTUP REALI RAISES $20 MILLION TO EXPAND BEYOND CALIFORNIA

    Jul 19, 2018

    Reali announced this week that it raised $20 million in a Series B round of funding. That brings the company’s total capital raised to $30 million. Last year, the company raised approximately $10 million. Currently, Reali operates in Sacramento and Solano counties and the San Francisco Bay Are...

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    MANHATTAN LANDLORDS REDUCE RETAIL RENTS IN 2018

    Jul 19, 2018

    According to CBRE's Q2, 2018 Manhattan Retail Market Report, New York City's retail market continues to evolve as the fundamental demand drivers remain healthy. Over the past year, average asking rents decreased in 12 of the 16 main Manhattan retail corridors, while the aggregate average ask...

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    ANNUAL HOUSE PRICE GROWTH CONTINUES TO FALL ACROSS THE UK, OFFICIAL DATA SHOWS

    Jul 18, 2018

    The latest official figures confirm that house price growth is slowing across the UK, with Scotland recording the strongest rise in the country. On average house prices increased by 0.1% in May month on month to £226,351 and were up 3% compared to the same month in 2017, but this was a fall fr...

    PROPERTYWIRE
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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=43224322

    MULTIFAMILY INVESTORS NEED TO GET MORE STRATEGIC ABOUT VALUE-ADD PLAYS

    Jul 18, 2018

    Multifamily investors continue to be eager to purchase value-add apartment assets. The challenge is to find the right property. “Many of the easy deals already have been done,” says Greg Willett, chief economist for Richardson, Texas-based RealPage Inc., a provider of property management...

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    NEW HOME MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS DIVE 8.8 PERCENT IN JUNE

    Jul 17, 2018

    Based on the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Builder Applications Survey data for June 2018, U.S. mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased 8.8 percent compared to June 2017. Compared to May 2018, applications decreased by 12 percent. This change does not include any adjustmen...

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    PROPERTY SALES INCREASE IN CANADA FOR FIRST TIME IN 2018 BUT STILL AT FIVE YEAR LOW

    Jul 17, 2018

    Residential property sales in Canada increased in June compared with the previous month but are still well down on a year ago while prices also fell on an annual basis, the latest index shows. Overall sales increased by 4.1% from May to June but activity is down 10.7% from June 2017, according to th...

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    ANNUAL HOUSE PRICE GROWTH SET TO SLOW TO 3% IN THE UK IN 2018 AND FALL 2% IN LONDON

    Jul 16, 2018

    The average price of a house in the UK is estimated to rise from £221,000 in 2017 to around £285,000 by 2025, according to a new analysis. But house prices in London are projected to fall in the short term, down by 2% in 2018 from 2017, the report from PwC suggests.It also says that only...

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    TRACKING E-COMMERCE TO A CAREER IN INDUSTRIAL REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE

    Jul 16, 2018

    Doubts of growing your retail brick-and-mortar clientele have you reaching for antacid from the bubble wrap parcel on your porch? Don’t post a “closed” sign on your commercial real estate journey. Instead, consider pivoting to 32-foot clear heights and secured trailer parking. E-co...

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    ANOTHER AFFORDABLE PROPERTY OPENS IN ABQ

    Jul 13, 2018

    The Greater Albuquerque Housing Partnership has opened Sterling Downtown, an affordable 107-unit community in Albuquerque, N.M. The opening marks the second fully affordable property to come online in the city over the past month. Three different lenders provided a total of $14.2 million to fund con...

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    UBER CAPITAL GROUP SECURES $24M REFINANCING FOR LOGAN VALLEY MALL IN PENNSYLVANIA

    Jul 13, 2018

    Uber Capital Group has secured a $24 million refinancing for Logan Valley Mall in Altoona. Joel J. Gorjian of Uber Capital represented the borrower, a private national commercial real estate investment group, in securing financing from a regional bank based in Pennsylvania. Terms of the loan include...

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    A&E REAL ESTATE HOLDINGS ACQUIRES MULTIFAMILY PORTFOLIO IN QUEENS FOR $127.5M

    Jul 12, 2018

    A&E Real Estate Holdings has acquired a six-building, 428-unit multifamily portfolio in Flushing, Queens for $127.5 million. The 388,768-square-foot portfolio sold for 15.3 times the current annual rent roll at a 3.85 percent capitalization rate. Rosewood Realty Group’s Aaron Jungreis repr...

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    UK PROPERTY MARKET REMAINS SUBDUED WITH SALES DOWN FOR 16 MONTHS IN A ROW

    Jul 12, 2018

    Sales activity in the UK housing market remains subdued and the trend is likely to continue as a slight improvement in supply is expected to be short-lived, according to the latest residential market survey. Newly agreed sales keep on falling and have done so for 16 months in a row, according to the...

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    MASSHOUSING CLOSES ON $17.6 MILLION IN FINANCING FOR A 61-UNIT BUILDING IN CAMBRIDGE

    Jul 11, 2018

    MassHousing has closed on $17.6 million in financing to Just-A-Start Corporation for the renovation and preservation of affordability at the Close Building in Cambridge. The MassHousing financing will allow Just-A-Start to preserve affordability at all 61 apartments at the Close Building for at leas...

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    SUBDUED HOUSING MARKET SEES GROWTH SLOW IN WALES

    Jul 11, 2018

    The housing market in Wales is slowing with sales down 5% and while prices are up 1% annually, they fell by 4.3% in the second quarter of 2018, the latest index shows. The average house price is now £176,456 and price growth is set to be modest throughout 2018, according to the Principality ho...

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    AUKUM GROUP BUYS 224-UNIT MULTIFAMILY PROPERTY IN ARIZONA FOR $41M

    Jul 10, 2018

    Aukum Group has purchased Adobe Ridge, has brokered the sale of Adobe Ridge, a multifamily property located in Glendale. The Praedium Group sold the community for $41 million, or $183,036 per unit. Built in 2005, the property features 224 open-concept apartment units with nine-foot ceilings, control...

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    JPI BREAKS GROUND ON 425-UNIT APARTMENT COMMUNITY IN FRISCO

    Jul 10, 2018

    Irving-based multifamily developer JPI has broken ground on Jefferson at The Gate, a 425-unit apartment community in Frisco. The Class A property is located within The Gate, a master development by Dubai-based Invest Group Overseas that upon completion will include 650,000 square feet of office spac...

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    LENDERS IN THE UK THINK 10 YEAR MORTGAGE DEALS ARE SET TO BECOME POPULAR

    Jul 09, 2018

    Ten-year mortgage deals look set to become more popular among home movers and those remortgaging in the UK as two major lenders announced new long-term products. The lenders, Lloyds Bank and the Halifax, believe that borrowers are looking for more certainty going forward and are looking beyond the t...

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    BOSTON APPROVES 252 NEW RESIDENTIAL UNITS

    Jul 09, 2018

    The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board of Directors approved four development projects and three Notices of Project Changes at the June meeting. The projects will generate a total of 252 residential units, 40 of which will be affordable. In addition, the projects will create over ...

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    RENTAL GROWTH SLOWS ACROSS THE UK, UP JUST 0.4% IN FIRST HALF OF 2018

    Jul 06, 2018

    Rental growth in the UK has continued to slow, with rents increasing by just 0.4% in the first half of the year, the latest index data shows. The East Midlands and the East of England have led the growth with a rise of 0.95% and 0.70% respectively, according to the Landbay index. At a county level, ...

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    SAN FRANCISCO HOUSE PRICES GREW THE FASTEST EVER IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2018 AS THE TECH BOOM SHOWS NO SIGNS OF SLOWING

    Jul 06, 2018

    The average price of a house bought in San Francisco rose by $205,000 in the first half of 2018, the largest six-month increase in history, according to MLS data compiled by local real estate agency Paragon. The average house in the city limits now costs $1.62 million. Condo prices also rose by $71,...

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    ACCURATE VALUATION IS THE KEY TO SELLING HOMES IN LESS ACTIVE UK PROPERTY MARKET

    Jul 05, 2018

    A property that is accurately valued is more likely to sell quickly in the current British housing market where activity is slowing, it is claimed. New figures from an independent estate agent form 54 branches suggests that valuation is the key to avoid having to drop the asking price or accept an o...

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    NEW DEALS WITH HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS WILL BOOST NEW HOME BUILDING IN ENGLAND

    Jul 05, 2018

    A first wave of strategic partnerships with housing associations have been agreed to boost the building of new affordable homes in England. The landmark deals with eight housing associations will see some 14,280 new homes built by March 2022, according to Homes England, the governmental body respons...

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    THOUSANDS OF HIGH STREET ESTATE AGENTS IN THE UK ARE STRUGGLING FINANCIALLY, SAYS NEW STUDY

    Jul 04, 2018

    Hundreds of estate agents have gone out of business in the UK in the last year and 7,000 are showing signs of financial distress as they face fewer sales and online competition, a new study has found. Overall some 27% of traditional High Street estate agents are struggling to survive and one of the ...

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    FUNDING FOR UNJUSTIFIED NEW LEASEHOLD HOUSES TO END IN ENGLAND

    Jul 03, 2018

    New government funding schemes will no longer be able to use the money for unjustified new leasehold houses, it has been announced, as part of a move to tackle unfair and abuse within the leasehold system. Housing Secretary of State James Brokenshire also announced the release of £450 million ...

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    U.S. RETAIL VACANCY RATE JUMPS ON TOYS ‘R’ US STORE CLOSINGS

    Jul 03, 2018

    Kids across the country are feeling the absence of Toys “R” Us. Retail landlords, too. The amount of occupied retail real estate in 77 major U.S. metropolitan areas dropped by 3.8 million square feet (350,000 square meters) in the second quarter, the largest decline since 2009, according...

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    ZOM LIVING STARTS CONSTRUCTION ON DALLAS LUXURY COMMUNITY

    Jul 03, 2018

    ZOM Living, in a joint venture with affiliates of Daiwa House Texas Inc. and Itochu Corp., has begun construction on ATELIER, a 364-unit mixed-use luxury community in Dallas. Balfour Beatty serves as general contractor, while Fifth Third Bank and SunTrust Bank provided construction financing. Stante...

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    U.S. MORTGAGE RATES DIP AGAIN IN LATE JUNE

    Jul 02, 2018

    According to Freddie Mac's June 2018 Primary Mortgage Market Survey, U.S. mortgage rates declined over the past week and have now retreated in four of the past five weeks. Sam Khater, Freddie Mac's chief economist, says mortgage rates have settled down and stabilized these last two months. &...

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    WHERE IS SMART HNW MONEY GOING?

    Jul 02, 2018

    In March, commercial real estate lender Money360 Inc. polled family offices, hedge fund managers, wealth managers and other attendees at the ALTSLA alternative investments conference. The folks at Money360 wanted to find out where the “smart money” is going. The survey showed that half o...

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    PAC BUYS 140-UNIT TX STUDENT HOUSING

    Jun 29, 2018

    Preferred Apartment Communities (PAC) has acquired The Bloc, a 556-bed student housing community serving students at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. The company purchased the asset through its subsidiary Preferred Campus Communities. Located at 707 Ave. T, on approximately 3.4 acres, the 10...

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    JV LANDS $72M FOR HOUSTON PROPERTY

    Jun 29, 2018

    A partnership of the Dinerstein Cos. and Coventry Real Estate Advisors has obtained a $72 million senior loan to refinance Millennium High Street. The property is a 340-unit multifamily asset with about 26,000 square feet of ground-floor retail on 4410 Westheimer Road in the Inner Loop/River Oaks su...

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    DOMINIUM SECURES $96M FOR TWIN CITIES AFFORDABLE HOUSING

    Jun 28, 2018

    Dominium, an affordable housing development, and management company have obtained tax-credit financing to develop the former Weyerhaeuser lumber site in St. Paul, Minn., into affordable housing apartments. The financing totals more than $96 million. The development will include 241 affordable units ...

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    SECURITY PROPERTIES NABS PUGET SOUND APARTMENTS FOR $54M

    Jun 28, 2018

    A partnership between Security Properties and a university endowment acquired Marq on Martin, a 248-unit, Class A multifamily property in Lacey, Wash., for $54.5 million. With the deal, Security Properties ups its Puget Sound Portfolio to 18 properties totaling more than 4,000 units. “We were ...

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    SENIORS HOUSING REITS, FACING NEAR-TERM HEADWINDS, PIVOT AWAY FROM ACQUISITIONS

    Jun 22, 2018

    Lately, seniors housing REITs have been doing a lot of pruning. By and large, they’ve been trimming more assets than they’ve been acquiring. And it looks as though they’re not going to be putting away the pruning shears anytime soon. As of early June, Irvine, Calif.-based seniors h...

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    FANNIE-FREDDIE RISE AS WHITE HOUSE PROPOSES PRIVATIZATION

    Jun 22, 2018

    The Trump administration wants Congress to remove the federal charters for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as part of a plan to release the mortgage giants from U.S. control, according to a sweeping proposal for reorganizing the government released Thursday. The two companies, which have been under U.S. ...

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    MIAMI LUXURY HOME SALES SPIKE 24 PERCENT ANNUALLY IN MAY

    Jun 21, 2018

    According to the Miami Association of Realtors, total Miami luxury home sales rose 24.1 percent year-over-year in May as existing condominium sales rose for the second consecutive month. Total Miami luxury sales ($1 million-and-above) increased from 158 to 196 in May 2018, a rise of 24.1 percent. Co...

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    TEN-X COMMERCIAL SURPASSES $20 BILLION PROPERTY SALES MARK

    Jun 21, 2018

    Irvine, Ca-based Ten-X Commercial announced this week that they have handled over $20 billion in commercial real estate transactions since the platform's inception. As the real estate industry continues to embrace technology solutions, the Ten-X Commercial platform (formerly known as Auction.com...

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    THE SHORTAGE OF AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING IN THE U.S. CONTINUES UNABATED, STUDY SHOWS

    Jun 20, 2018

    The U.S. continues to have a very bifurcated apartment sector. People who live in luxury, class-A apartments can often afford to pay more for their housing, but many property managers don’t dare hike the rents. That’s because residents often have lots of choices when it comes to where th...

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    PENSION FUNDS HUNT FOR HIGHER YIELDS IN CRE

    Jun 20, 2018

    Pension funds still have a healthy appetite for the commercial real estate, with firms raising allocations even as industry returns decline. “Institutions with large portfolios don’t turn on a dime, but there has definitely been a trend upwards in terms of allocations to real estate over...

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    COLUMBIA PROPERTY TRUST CEO DISCUSSES THE STATE OF THE OFFICE MARKET

    Jun 19, 2018

    Like most office landlords, the office REIT Columbia Property Trust is keeping an eye on the drama revolving around where Amazon will put its sought-after second headquarters, dubbed HQ2. Nelson Mills, the REIT’s president and CEO, is among the interested observers. And he might be a bit more ...

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    MULTIFAMILY COMMUNITY WITH 753 UNITS TRADES HANDS IN INDIANAPOLIS

    Jun 19, 2018

    Tikijian Associates has brokered the sale of The Cottages of Fall Creek, a 753-unit apartment community in Northeast Indianapolis. The brokerage firm worked on behalf of the seller, Shamrock Communities, who acquired the property earlier this year for an undisclosed amount. According to Yardi Matrix...

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    NC SENIOR HOUSING COMMUNITY RECEIVES $14M LOAN

    Jun 18, 2018

    KeyBank Real Estate Capital has provided a $13.5 million Fannie Mae, the first mortgage loan for the refinancing of Chatham Ridge Assisted Living in Chapel Hill, N.C. The assisted living and memory care facility was built in 2015 and features 60 units. The fixed-rate loan with a 10-year term and two...

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    BERKADIA ARRANGES $19M REFI FOR TUCSON PROPERTY

    Jun 18, 2018

    Berkadia has arranged $19.2 million in financing for Enclave at the Foothills, a 300-unit multifamily garden-style property in Tucson, Ariz. Managing Director Ed Kim of Berkadia’s Irvine office secured the refinancing through Freddie Mac. The 10-year loan features five years of interest-only a...

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    DRUGSTORE CHAINS ADAPT NEW REAL ESTATE STRATEGIES TO COMPETE WITH ONLINE SELLERS

    Jun 14, 2018

    The country’s two major drugstore chains, CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens, are not immune to the impact of Amazon, which is eager to get a slice of the lucrative pharmaceutical pie, and other online retailers. “Drugstores are not internet-resistant retailers, and as such, they need to closely...

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    CHINA TRADE WAR THREAT MAY HAVE DIED DOWN, BUT CRE IS STILL ON THE FRONT LINES

    Jun 14, 2018

    The fate of the off-again, on-again specter of an impending U.S.-China trade war may be uncertain, but regardless of what happens with tariffs and exports, the U.S. commercial real estate industry continues to feel the effect of both China’s cold shoulder and the stricter U.S. regulatory envir...

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    $39M AFFORDABLE HOUSING BREAKS GROUND IN LA

    Jun 13, 2018

    Following the debut of the 72-unit Zinnia, an affordable community in Signal Hill, Calif., Meta Housing Corp. has kicked off construction on Whittier & Downey SE, a 71-unit affordable housing community in East Los Angeles. The new development will feature permanent supportive housing and 3,400 s...

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    NHP FOUNDATION LANDS $9M LOAN FOR AFFORDABLE MD PURCHASE

    Jun 13, 2018

    The NHP Foundation (NHPF) received an $8.7 million loan for the acquisition of Princess Anne Townhouses in Somerset County, Md. The 105-percent loan-to-value deal came through the National Affordable Housing Trust, in partnership with the Low-Income Investment Fund and Morgan Stanley. Located at 304...

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    894-BED STUDENT HOUSING ASSET TRADES IN FL

    Jun 12, 2018

    The Retreat at Orlando, a 221-unit student housing community in Orlando, Fla., has changed hands. Inland Private Capital Corp. (IPC), on behalf of its subsidiary—serving as the property manager—secured the sale on behalf of one of its 1031 investment programs. Located at 11037 Retreat Av...

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    JLL REIT BUYS COMMUNITY IN DALLAS’ PLATINUM CORRIDOR

    Jun 12, 2018

    JLL Income Property Trust has acquired the Villas at Legacy, a 328-unit community in Plano, Texas. Crow Holdings sold the property, according to Yardi Matrix. The apartments are in Dallas’ Platinum Corridor, within Legacy Business Park. Villas at Legacy was completed in 1999 and is located at ...

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    $21M NY AFFORDABLE HOUSING REDEVELOPMENT OPENS

    Jun 11, 2018

    New York State Homes and Community Renewal and Wilder Balter Partners have opened Chappaqua Crossing Apartments, a $21 million affordable housing community in the Chappaqua section of New Castle, Westchester County, New York. The project was built by redeveloping the site of the former Reader’...

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    CAPITAL ONE ORIGINATES $37M FOR 2 AL PROPERTIES

    Jun 11, 2018

    Bethesda, Md.-based Capital One has originated a combined $37 million in acquisition loans for two properties in Alabama. Capital One provided a $26.5 million Fannie Mae fixed-rate loan to EBSCO Income Properties, which leveraged the loan to purchase a Class A, 336-unit apartment community called Th...

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    ASSET CAMPUS TO MANAGE MI STUDENT HOUSING

    Jun 08, 2018

    SmartStop Asset Management has selected Asset Campus Housing to oversee operations at the firm’s 411 Lofts, a 345-bed student housing community in Ann Arbor, Mich. SmartStop acquired the building in February for $43.8 million from The Dinerstein Cos., according to public records. Last year, Sm...

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    DALLAS SENIOR HOUSING COMMUNITY LANDS $26M LOAN

    Jun 08, 2018

    KeyBank Real Estate Capital has provided $26 million in first mortgage financing for Churchill Estates of Lake Highlands, a 175-unit senior property in Dallas. The Freddie Mac floating-rate acquisition loan, with a seven-year term, has a four-year interest only period and a 30-year amortization sche...

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    HNA SAID TO SELL U.S. BUILDING TO SAMSUNG FOR $320 MILLION

    Jun 07, 2018

    HNA Group Co. sold a Minneapolis office tower to a unit of South Korea’s Samsung Group for $320 million, according to a person familiar with the matter. The building at 33 South Sixth Street, which counts Target Corp. as its biggest tenant, was sold to Samsung SRA Asset Management for about $5...

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    FCP SELLS SUBURBAN DC COMMUNITY FOR $25M

    Jun 07, 2018

    Aulder Capital has purchased River Pointe, a 170-unit property in Fort Washington, Md., from FCP. Transwestern brokered the $24.5 million deal on behalf of the seller. According to Yardi Matrix, FCP purchased the asset back in 2011, for $15.2 million. The property is located at 8340 Indian Head High...

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    HEALTHCARE GOES RETAIL ACROSS THE VALLEY

    Jun 06, 2018

    There is no question that the healthcare industry is in the midst of an ongoing transformation as business models shift towards keeping patients well and technological advances shake things up with new systems, procedures, and treatments. Healthcare facilities are aging, which has made renovations c...

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    CRESCENT MIDTOWN REPLACING CENTRAL PHOENIX HOMES

    Jun 06, 2018

    Piles of rubble dot the ground where 20 homes once stood in central Phoenix as Chasse Building Team began demolition work on June 1 on the 3.6-acre site that will become a 329-unit apartment complex. Crescent Midtown is the latest development by Charlotte, N.C.-based Crescent Communities and follows...

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    MULTIFAMILY INVESTORS FACE A CUTBACK IN LOAN SIZE

    Jun 05, 2018

    Rising interest rates are already making a difference for apartment properties. Borrowers can no longer secure the large permanent loans that have become used to. “Delivering full-leverage loans has become a challenge,” says Dustin Dulin, managing director in the capital markets platform...

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    CBRE BROKERS SALE, FINANCING OF 171-UNIT AFFORDABLE ASSET

    Jun 05, 2018

    CBRE Affordable Housing has arranged the sale and financing of Ventana, a 171-unit affordable property in Kent, Wash. Peak Capital Partners sold the asset for $18.9 million. Tim Flint, senior vice president at CBRE Affordable Housing, represented the seller, Ridgeview Partners LP. Jim Flinn, also se...

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    PHILADELPHIA STUDENT HOUSING OBTAINS $35.8M REFI

    Jun 04, 2018

    Grandbridge Real Estate Capital has facilitated a $35.84 million loan secured by The Edge, a student housing property in Philadelphia. Freddie Mac supplied the floating-rate loan for a private borrower. Built in 2006, the property is situated on a 1.7-acre parcel immediately south of Temple Universi...

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    LAS VEGAS-AREA LUXURY COMMUNITY FETCHES $59M

    Jun 04, 2018

    JLL has arranged the $59.3 million sales` of Montecito Pointe, a 336-unit luxury apartment community located in Northwest Las Vegas. Managing Directors John Cunningham and Charles Steele facilitated the transaction on behalf of seller The Bascom Group. RK Properties purchased the community and, acco...

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    MANUFACTURED HOME REITS OUTPERFORM THE MARKET

    Jun 01, 2018

    REITs in the infrastructure, data center, and industrial sectors have been basking in REIT glory for some time but manufactured home REITs deserve some attention too. Last year, the three publicly-traded manufactured home REITs posted overall returns of nearly 25 percent, according to trade group Na...

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    EAST COAST PORTS MAY BENEFIT FROM TARIFFS ON CHINESE IMPORTS

    Jun 01, 2018

    U.S. seaports experienced a banner year in 2017 for imports and exports, according to a report from real estate services firm Colliers International, keeping industrial real estate around ports near full occupancy. Industrial markets surrounding the nine major seaports covered by the report continue...

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    WINNDEVELOPMENT OPENS $29M NY SENIOR HOUSING

    May 31, 2018

    WinnDevelopment has completed The Landmark at Sibley Square, an affordable senior housing community in Rochester, N.Y. The $28.5 million project broke ground in July 2016 and move-ins began in January of this year. The property occupies the seventh and eighth floors of Sibley Tower, a 1.1 million-sq...

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    BALTIMORE AFFORDABLE SENIOR PROPERTY LANDS $33M HUD LOAN

    May 31, 2018

    Cambridge Realty Capital Cos. has structured a $32.8 million HUD-insured loan for the purchase and partial upgrade of Zion Towers in Baltimore. According to Yardi Matrix data, National Preservation Housing Partners purchased the 211-unit affordable senior housing community from SHP Acquisitions, for...

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    LUXURY MULTIFAMILY COMMUNITY RECEIVES $40M LOAN

    May 30, 2018

    Peyton Stakes, a luxury apartment community in Nashville, Tenn., has received a $39.9 million Fannie Mae first-mortgage loan. KeyBank Real Estate Capital’s Robert Prouty arranged the 10-year, fixed-rate, interest-only loan on behalf of the undisclosed borrower. The financing was used to facili...

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    CA SENIOR LIVING TO EXPAND WA COMMUNITY

    May 30, 2018

    Chicago-based CA Ventures’ senior housing division CA Senior Living LLC is launching an expansion of Quail Park of Lynnwood, a senior housing community in Lynnwood, Wash., a Seattle suburb. The expansion will nearly double the number of units in the community. The current 130 units will be exp...

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    MN AFFORDABLE HOUSING SECURES $16M

    May 29, 2018

    Developer Real Estate Equities, which is based in metro St. Paul, Minn., has obtained a $16.1 million HUD 221(d)(4) loan for the construction of Eastgate Apartments in Rochester, Minn. The property is a 135-unit affordable housing development. Eastgate Apartments will open in the summer of 2019 with...

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    HUNT MORTGAGE SECURES $17M FOR 3 CA PROPERTIES

    May 29, 2018

    Hunt Mortgage Group has facilitated two Freddie Mac Small Balance Loans and a Fannie Mae Conventional Green mortgage to refinance a three-property multifamily portfolio in Bakersfield, Calif. The loans, all to private borrowers, total about $17 million. The properties include the 200-unit Village La...

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    CLEVELAND LUXURY PROPERTY RECEIVES $93M REFI

    May 25, 2018

    Bellwether Enterprise has closed a $93 million refinancing loan for Flats at East Bank Apartments, a luxury multifamily and retail property in Cleveland, Ohio. The credit facility, originated by Rialto for Wolstein Group, was used to refinance a bridge loan arranged for the property in 2017 by Bellw...

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    HTG SECURES FINANCING FOR AFFORDABLE FL COMMUNITY

    May 25, 2018

    Housing Trust Group has broken ground on Freedom Gardens’ second phase, an affordable housing project in Brooksville, Fla. The company has also secured financing for the development, which will include the construction of more than 90 units. The project is slated for completion by June 2019. H...

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    MANHATTAN NURSING FACILITY LANDS RECORD $127M FHA LOAN

    May 25, 2018

    KeyBank Real Estate Capital has provided $127 million in FHA 232/223(f) financing for the 499-bed Upper East Side Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Manhattan. The loan represents the largest financing for a single asset within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) FHA...

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    METROPOLITAN AMERICA SELLS NJ ASSET FOR $22M

    May 25, 2018

    Metropolitan America has sold Robert Towers, an 11-story multifamily property in East Orange, N.J., for $22 million, or $106,796 per unit. The company previously purchased the community in October 2011 from Shamco Management for $9.1 million. Located at 60 S. Munn Ave., the 206-unit asset features s...

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    CAMPUS FIRST BUYS FL STUDENT HOUSING ASSET

    May 24, 2018

    Campus First Student Living, a CF Real Estate Services LLC division, has acquired Campus Club North and South, two student housing communities totaling 612 beds in Tampa, Fla. The company will rebrand the property as University LinQ North and South. In January, the company purchased another Florida ...

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    BRONX LOW INCOME HOUSING FOR LGBT SENIORS UNDERWAY

    May 24, 2018

    Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) and HELP USA have broken ground on the $41.4 million Crotona Senior Residences, an 84-unit, LGBT-friendly, low-income senior housing in the Bronx, N.Y. “SAGE is thrilled to break ground on this development with our partners, HELP USA, and all of our...

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    2 GA STUDENT HOUSING ASSETS RECEIVE $30M RECAP LOAN

    May 23, 2018

    HFF has arranged a $30.4 million seven-year, floating-rate loan for River Club Apartments and River Club Townhomes, two Athens, Ga.-based student housing properties totaling 1,143 beds. The communities operate as a single property. Senior Managing Directors David Keller and Mark Sixour were part of ...

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    MARCUS & MILLICHAP BROKERS SALE OF NEW FL ASSET

    May 23, 2018

    After recently arranging the sale of two communities in Sarasota, Fla., Marcus & Millichap has facilitated the transaction of The Alexander at Sabal Point, a new 286-unit multifamily property in Longwood, Fla. Casey Babb, first vice president of investments in Marcus & Millichap’ s Tam...

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    JV DEBUTS DC AFFORDABLE HOUSING

    May 22, 2018

    A joint venture of Somerset Development Co., New Community Partners, and Jonathan Rose Cos. has opened Portner Flats in Washington, D.C., a new affordable housing high-rise built on the former site of Portner Place Apartments. The community was designed by Eric Colbert & Associates. Eagle Point ...

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    ARA NEWMARK FACILITATES ORLANDO LUXURY ASSET TRANSACTION

    May 22, 2018

    Following the company’s involvement in the disposition of a 336-unit luxury community in San Antonio earlier this year, ARA Newmark has brokered the sale of Axis West, a 268-unit luxury asset in Orlando, Fla. Director Scott Ramey and Executive Managing Directors Patrick Dufour and Kevin Judd r...

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    CBRE’S HEAD OF AMERICAS RESEARCH OFFERS A CONTRARIAN VIEW ON RETAIL REITS

    May 21, 2018

    Spencer Levy, head of America's research at commercial real estate services firm CBRE, makes it clear that he’s not in the business of giving stock tips. Nonetheless, he certainly has his favorite sectors among public and private REITs. Industrial and multifamily top Levy’s list of s...

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    LIFE CARE SERVICES TAPPED TO MANAGE $215M FL SENIOR HOUSING

    May 21, 2018

    Ocean Land Investments has tapped Life Care Services (LCS) to provide development consulting, management services and marketing for its $215 million Riverwalk Residences of Las Olas, a high-rise senior housing project in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Fla. LCS Development will provide the consulting and ...

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    REAL ESTATE PROS REMAIN OPTIMISTIC HEADING TO THIS YEAR’S RECON

    May 18, 2018

    Amid decreasing investor interest in retail properties and negative outlook for retail real estate, real estate professionals and retailers expect deal-making to continue as usual—if not better than—previous years at ICSC’s annual RECon convention next week in Las Vegas. “I t...

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    HFF SECURES $47M LOAN FOR OR LUXURY PROPERTY

    May 18, 2018

    After securing a 10-year, floating-rate loan for a 166-unit community in Portland, Ore., HFF has arranged a $47.4 million loan in a joint venture equity partnership with Diamond Realty Investments for the construction of 100 Columbia, a 347-unit development in Portland, Ore. The company’s equi...

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    8-PROPERTY IDAHO STUDENT HOUSING PORTFOLIO TRADES HANDS

    May 17, 2018

    The Rexburg Portfolio, an eight-property, 1,546-bed student housing portfolio in Rexburg, Idaho, has traded hands between private parties. Danny Shin and Brock Zylstra with Marcus & Millichap represented the seller, a Seattle-based firm, and procured the buyer, a company based in Utah. The prope...

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    SENIOR/MULTIFAMILY LUXURY COMMUNITY APPROVED IN DAYTON

    May 17, 2018

    Sugarcreek Township, Ohio trustees unanimously approved the construction of The Grand of Sugarcreek and Rollandia Greene, a 242-unit luxury senior living and a 276-unit multifamily community, respectively, in the southeastern part of Dayton, Ohio. The $60 million project is being developed by Guttma...

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    LINCOLN PROPERTY SECURES $96M FOR VA ASSET

    May 16, 2018

    A group of investors led by Lincoln Property Co. had obtained $95.5 million in acquisition financing for Meridian at Carlyle, a 16-story, 403-unit apartment building in Alexandria, Va. The financing came in the form of a five-year, floating-rate loan with MetLife Investment Management. Meridian at C...

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    MAZIS FAMILY TRUST BUYS 19-UNIT SAN DIEGO COMMUNITY

    May 16, 2018

    Mazis Family Trust has bought a 19-unit apartment community in San Diego’s University Heights neighborhood for $5.3 million from Kathryn Hattox Trust. Kidder Mathews Senior Vice President Eric Comer, Executive Vice President Jim Neil, and Senior Vice President Merrick Matricardi represented th...

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    DENVER AFFORDABLE HOUSING SECURES $50M

    May 15, 2018

    Koelbel and Co., Mile High Development and Longs Peak Advisors have obtained $49.7 million in financing to complete the development of Eaton Street Apartments, a 118-unit affordable housing community in Westminster, Colo., a suburb of Denver. The financing breaks down into a $24.8 million constructi...

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    ERC COS. BREAKS GROUND ON MO LUXURY APARTMENTS

    May 15, 2018

    ERC Companies has broken ground on the PURE St. Peters Apartments, a 143-unit luxury apartment community in St. Peters, Mo. “ERC is known for providing cost-effective housing options with a sense of place,” Justin VanLandschoot, ERC’s chief investment officer, told MHN. Located at ...

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    SFR INVESTORS ARE FILLING THE PIPELINE WITH NEW DEVELOPMENT

    May 14, 2018

    After building a business by scooping up hundreds of thousands of homes nationally to assemble vast portfolios of single-family housing, some investors are now taking the next step and building new homes to meet rental demand.  “The build-to-rent market has started to expand significantly...

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    SOUTH TEXAS COMMUNITY RECEIVES $40M REFI

    May 14, 2018

    Watermark Residential has secured $40 million in refinancing for Retreat by Watermark, a 324-unit property in Corpus Christi, Texas. Meridian Capital Group facilitated the transaction. According to Yardi Matrix, Rialto Capital Management provided the loan. The negotiating team included Senior Vice P...

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    GSP DEVELOPMENT TO TRANSFORM FL OFFICES TO APARTMENTS

    May 11, 2018

    GSP Development is developing Apex 1100, a mixed-use building in Clearwater, Fla., that will feature 134 high-end units and 4,300 square feet of retail space. McShane Construction Co. has been named the project’s construction firm. Apex 1100 units will include two-story townhomes and single-st...

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    GOLDMAN SACHS BUYS AZ LUXURY PROPERTY

    May 11, 2018

    Goldman Sachs Asset Management Private Real Estate (GSAM PRE) has acquired Hanover Mill Avenue, a multifamily community in Tempe, Ariz., from The Hanover Co. This purchase marks the firms 16th investment, bringing its total to 3,948 units across the U.S. “The Phoenix market has experienced str...

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    AFFORDABLE MN PROPERTY LANDS $6M CONSTRUCTION LOAN

    May 10, 2018

    Dougherty Mortgage’s Minneapolis office has closed a $5.6 million HUD 221(d)(4) loan for the construction of Thomas Avenue Flats in St. Paul, Minn. In addition to the HUD-insured first mortgage, the 51-unit affordable housing property will be built using equity from the sale of Low-Income Hous...

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    SOUTH BAY LUXURY COMMUNITY SELLS FOR $107M

    May 10, 2018

    TH Real Estate, an affiliate of Nuveen—the investment manager of TIAA—has purchased Villas on the Boulevard, a 186-unit, class A property in Santa Clara, Calif. SummerHill Apartment Communities sold the property for $107.3 million, Yardi Matrix data shows. The property, designed by KTGY ...

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    WINNCOMPANIES REDEVELOPS 2 DC AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROPERTIES

    May 09, 2018

    The redevelopment of Atlantic Gardens and Atlantic Terrace apartments, previously two affordable housing properties in Washington, D.C., has been completed, and they have been combined and renamed Atlantic Apartment Homes. The two-year, $69 million effort by multifamily specialist WinnCompanies comp...

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    WODA COOPER OPENS PARTIALLY AFFORDABLE MICHIGAN COMMUNITY

    May 09, 2018

    A former public school in Portland Mich., that was transformed into multifamily apartments is ready to welcome its first residents. Located at 306 Brush St., Portland School Apartments was developed by Woda Cooper Cos. The firm transformed the building, which has been vacant since 1996, into a 29-un...

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    CHICAGO TOWER SLATED TO BECOME TALLEST ALL-RESIDENTIAL BUILDING IN CITY

    May 08, 2018

    One Bennett Park, a residential development at 451 E. Grand Ave. in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood, recently reached a construction milestone with the completion by general contractor Lendlease of its structural steelwork. When fully completed next year, the structure will be Chicago&rsq...

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    SOLOW BUILDING LAUNCHES LUXURY NYC CONDO SALES

    May 08, 2018

    Solow Building Co. has launched the sales at 685 First Ave. in Midtown East, the company’s first luxury condominium project. The 43-story tower comprises 148 apartments, with prices beginning at $1.5 million. The property offers a sleek design with layered black glass rising 460 feet. The fa&c...

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    NHI ACQUIRES OHIO SENIOR HOUSING PORTFOLIO FOR $70M

    May 07, 2018

    National Health Investors Inc. (NHI) has bought five assisted living and memory care communities in Columbus, Ohio, Cleveland and Erie, Pa., for $69.7 million, which include $500,000 in capitalized transaction costs and $1.8 for capital improvements. Totaling 320 units, the communities will be lease...

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    NJ MULTIFAMILY DEVELOPMENT LANDS $31M LOAN

    May 07, 2018

    Capodagli Property Co. has landed a $31 million loan to construct the first, 172-unit phase of Meridia Brownstones, a 487-unit planned community in northern New Jersey. Avison Young secured the construction mortgage from Sterling National Bank on the borrower’s behalf. Capodagli acquired the p...

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    BAINBRIDGE OPENS 200-UNIT LUXURY COMMUNITY IN RALEIGH

    May 04, 2018

    The Bainbridge Cos. has opened the doors of Bainbridge Lake Crabtree, a 200-unit upscale community in Morrisville, N.C. The live-work-play property is now leasing. Located at 2599 Evans Road, Bainbridge Lake Crabtree provides easy access to Research Triangle Park, downtown Raleigh, downtown Durham, ...

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    BASCOM GROUP NABS CA PROPERTY FOR $33M

    May 04, 2018

    Irvine, Calif.-based private equity firm The Bascom Group LLC has acquired Sunset Cove Apartments in Costa Mesa, Calif. The 123-unit, 48-year-old infill apartment community was acquired for $33.3 million in a transaction that closed April 30. Sunset Cove Apartments is situated in a burgeoning Westsi...

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    L5 INVESTMENTS BUYS SUBURBAN SEATTLE PROPERTY FOR $15M

    May 03, 2018

    L5 Investments has acquired Montrose Apartment Community for $15.4 million. The 97-unit property is at 220 S. 152nd Street in Burien, Wash., a suburb of Seattle in south King County. Originally built in 1963, the community is on nearly three acres and includes seven three-story buildings. The unit m...

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    OLYMPUS PROPERTY LAUNCHES 8TH FUND

    May 03, 2018

    Olympus Property has launched its eighth fund with the acquisition of three multifamily communities: Alta Steelyard in Chandler, Ariz.; Sundance Creek in Midland, Texas; and Sedona Ranch in Odessa, Texas. These properties add 869 units to the company’s portfolio. Located at 155 East Frye Road,...

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    SMALL BALANCE CRE BORROWERS FIND OPEN DOORS

    May 02, 2018

    Borrowers looking to finance deals under $5 million are finding plenty of options beyond just their local banker. As capital markets have become increasingly crowded, competition to place capital is pushing some lenders to reach down and do smaller balance loans. “The mortgage bankers are real...

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    WA PROPERTY LANDS $11M FREDDIE MAC REFI

    May 02, 2018

    The Commons at Innovation Center, a 150-unit multifamily property in Richland, Wash., has received $11.3 million in financing, in a transaction brokered by CBRE’s Seattle office. The community is part of the 1,700-acre Tri-Cities Research District, which includes major property owners, such as...

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    BRACK CAPITAL COMPLETES NYC CONDOS

    Apr 30, 2018

    Sales have started at 90 Morton Residences in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan, with developer Brack Capital Real Estate tapping Reuveni Real Estate to spearhead the effort. The project is a complete redevelopment of a 130,000-square-foot abandoned 1911 print house into condominiums, desig...

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    MARCUS & MILLICHAP FACILITATES CA TOWNHOMES SALE

    Apr 30, 2018

    After arranging the $1.3 million sale of Fifth Avenue Courtyard in St. Petersburg, Fla., Marcus & Millichap has facilitated the sale of Granada Pointe Townhomes in Los Angeles’ Granada Hills neighborhood. The community sold for $21.5 million, or $413,462 per unit.  Marcus & Millic...

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    RELATED ACQUIRES $590M AFFORDABLE HOUSING PORTFOLIO FROM AIMCO

    Apr 27, 2018

    Related Companies has acquired 7,837 affordable housing units from AIMCO. The apartments span across 51 properties in 16 different states. The affordable housing division of the firm, Related Affordable, entered into an agreement to purchase Aimco’s Asset Management portfolio and four affordab...

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    ECONOMY WATCH: U.S. APARTMENT MARKET UNEVEN IN Q1

    Apr 27, 2018

    The apartment market continues to show signs of softening, according to the April National Multifamily Housing Council’s Quarterly Survey of Apartment Market Conditions, which was released on Wednesday. Three of the four indexes calculated by the survey (Market Tightness, Sales Volume and Debt...

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    WAYPOINT EXPANDS SENIOR HOUSING PORTFOLIO

    Apr 26, 2018

    Waypoint Residential has acquired The Claiborne at Adelaide, a senior living community in Starkville, Miss. This purchase marks the firms second senior housing investment by Waypoint. Located at 74 Claiborne Way, the 82-unit community offers studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom floorplans ranging fr...

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    SEARS’ REMAINING STORES MAY NOT GARNER MUCH DEMAND, AS RETAILER FACES NEW STRUGGLES

    Apr 26, 2018

    Sears Holding Corp. CEO Eddie Lampert is not giving up on the idea that Sears, which has struggled as a retailer for years, still holds untapped value in its remaining real estate. In an April 23 letter to Sears’ board of directors, Lampert proposed that ESL Investments, the hedge fund that he...

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    WHICH OFFICE REITS STAND TO GAIN THE MOST FROM AMAZON’S HQ2 CHOICE?

    Apr 25, 2018

    In economic development circles, today’s most popular guessing game centers on where e-commerce goliath Amazon will put its highly coveted second headquarters. Will it be in Washington, D.C.? Or will Atlanta win the Amazon derby? And how about Boston? In all, 20 finalists—encompassing 16...

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    CAMBA DEBUTS $100M BROOKLYN AFFORDABLE HOUSING

    Apr 25, 2018

    CAMBA Housing Ventures and CAMBA have opened CAMBA Gardens Phase II, an affordable housing community in Brooklyn’s Wingate section. This project is the continuation of CAMBA Gardens Phase I, which was completed in October 2013. Located on the campus of NYC Health + Hospitals’ Kings Count...

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    CONTINENTAL PROPERTIES DEBUTS LOUISANA APARTMENTS

    Apr 24, 2018

    Continental Properties has completed the Springs at Country Club, a newly developed apartment community in Lake Charles, La. Doster Construction Co. finished building the 252-unit property on behalf of the developer. The two companies are currently partnering on four other communities, including the...

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    GREYSTEEL SECURES $9M REFI FOR LA COMMUNITY

    Apr 24, 2018

    Greysteel has secured the refinancing of Appletree Village Apartments, a 125-unit affordable housing community in North Hills, a neighborhood of Los Angeles. The company secured the 12-month, $9 million balance sheet bridge loan as a means to an FHA 223(f) execution on behalf of a Los Angeles-based ...

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    FAITH ORGANIZATIONS PARTNER WITH PRIVATE DEVELOPERS TO BUILD AFFORDABLE HOUSING

    Apr 23, 2018

    Since the 1970s, St. John’s Global Ministries of the Kingdom, a 93-year-old Baptist church in Queens, has sought to build a new church and develop an unused lot. Now, with the help of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation NYC (LISC), a local affordable housing group providing technical ass...

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    DEMMON PARTNERS SNAPS UP SACRAMENTO APARTMENTS FOR $33M

    Apr 20, 2018

    Demmon Partners has acquired 16 Powerhouse, a multifamily property in the urban core of Sacramento, Calif., for $32.5 million. The seller was D&S Development. Units in the property average over 1,000 square feet, which is large for the market. 16 Powerhouse is a five-story community with 50 one-...

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    MIAMI LUXURY DEVELOPMENT RECEIVES $58M LOAN

    Apr 20, 2018

    Estate Investment Group (EIG) has secured $57.8 million in construction financing for the development of Soleste Twenty 2, a 338-unit luxury rental community in West Miami, with an estimated completion date scheduled for mid-2019. The developer arranged the loan through Florida Community Bank. Locat...

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    CARROLL ORG., PGIM REAL ESTATE ACQUIRE 4-PROPERTY PORTFOLIO IN FL

    Apr 19, 2018

    Carroll Organization and PGIM Real Estate have formed a joint venture to acquire a four-property portfolio in South Florida. Carroll Organization is acting on behalf of its latest investment vehicle, Carroll Multifamily Real Estate Fund V, while PGIM Real Estate is acting on behalf of institutional ...

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    KWK ARCHITECTS DESIGNS $105M MN STUDENT HOUSING RENOVATION

    Apr 19, 2018

    KWK Architects, partnering with TKDA, is in the midst of a $104.5 million transformation of the University of Minnesota’s Pioneer Hall, a historic residence hall for Gopher students. The design architect and architecture/engineering firm-of-record, respectively, were contracted to convert the ...

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    ULI: REAL ESTATE OUTLOOK PROMISING FOR REST OF 2018

    Apr 19, 2018

    The U.S. real estate industry is, in general, expected to be stronger than previously anticipated through 2018, according to the latest economic forecast from the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate. The ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast, which includes pred...

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    HILLCREST, PATHFINDER COMPLETE CO SENIOR HOUSING RENOVATIONS

    Apr 18, 2018

    Hillcrest Development Group and Pathfinder Partners have completed the $1.6 million renovation and rebranding of V-Esprit, a senior living community in Aurora, Colo. The partners purchased the asset, previously known as the Shalom Park Senior Living Campus, for $16 million in 2017. Situated at 5240 ...

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    WHERE ARE HNA PROPERTIES IN THE U.S.?

    Apr 18, 2018

    The real estate arm of HNA Group, a Chinese conglomerate primarily focused in the aviation industry, is said to be marketing some $4 billion worth of U.S. real estate to sell—many of the properties acquired by the firm over the last two years. The sell-off comes amid increased pressure from th...

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    FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC CONTINUE TO DOMINATE APARTMENT LENDING

    Apr 17, 2018

    Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae lenders are providing the overwhelming majority of permanent loans to apartment properties. “Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are probably still the premiere lenders for leveraged apartment buyers,” says Mark Isaacson, co-founder of Redwood Capital Group, a real esta...

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    HFF ARRANGES $133M FINANCING FOR 3 BAY AREA COMMUNITIES

    Apr 17, 2018

    Three properties in San Mateo, Calif. have received $132.9 million in financing. An HFF team worked on behalf of the borrower, an affiliate of Stockbridge Capital Group and developer Wilson Meany. TH Real Estate provided the fixed-rate loan, which will be used to retire previous construction financi...

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    STERLING REAL ESTATE SNAPS UP AUSTIN ASSET

    Apr 16, 2018

    Sterling Real Estate Partners, a joint venture between Barker Pacific Group (BPG) and Pacific Real Estate Partners, has acquired Spring Valley Apartments in Austin. The property, an 11-building, 230-unit apartment community, is the largest asset yet acquired by the partnership. Built in 2001, the ga...

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    HOUSTON PROPERTY COMPLETES RENOVATIONS, OPENS AFTER HURRICANE HARVEY

    Apr 16, 2018

    The $6 million renovation of Kings Cove Apartments in Kingwood, Texas, is now complete, following the need of extensive renovations after Hurricane Harvey. The property is professionally managed by Greystar and asset-managed by National Asset Services (NAS). This reopening mark one of the first mult...

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    PENNROSE DEBUTS NJ SENIOR HOUSING REDEVELOPMENT

    Apr 13, 2018

    Pennrose Properties and Middlesex County have opened the Residence at Roosevelt Park, an independent living community in Edison, N.J. The property is a $25 million adaptive reuse and historic renovation project of the former Roosevelt Hospital, built in 1937 as part of President Franklin D. Roosevel...

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    ALDEN STREET CAPITAL NABS TX STUDENT HOUSING COMMUNITY

    Apr 13, 2018

    An affiliate of Alden Street Capital has purchased Dakota Ranch, a 316-bed student housing property in San Marcos, Texas, from Alex Brown Realty. CBRE arranged the sale and financing of the 17-acre community, which provides units between 523 and 1,111 square feet. The asset is located roughly one mi...

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    TAMPA PROPERTY SELLS FOR $42M

    Apr 12, 2018

    NorthEnd Equities has acquired Hanley Place Apartments, a 400-unit property in Tampa, for $42.2 million or $105,375 per unit. Institutional Property Advisors (IPA) brokered the sale on behalf of the seller, Axonic Properties, and procured the buyer. Located at 7315 W. Hanna Ave., Hanley Place is nea...

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    HUNT MORTGAGE REFINANCES NC PROPERTY

    Apr 11, 2018

    Hunt Mortgage Group has furnished an $11.5 million Fannie Mae loan to refinance Alexander Pointe Apartments, a 120-unit garden-style multifamily property in Mebane, N.C. The borrower is Sovereign Development Company LLC, and the property 100-percent owned by Jim Kitchen, who purchased the apartment ...

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    TX PROPERTY SECURES $21M

    Apr 11, 2018

    A $20.8 million, two-year adjustable bridge loan has been obtained for the Breeze at Lake Barbara, a 520-unit multifamily property in Clute, Texas. The financing will allow the private borrower to acquire, gut-renovate and reposition the property, according to the lender, Arbor Realty Trust. The pro...

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    JV TO OPEN SACRAMENTO STUDENT HOUSING

    Apr 10, 2018

    GMH Capital Partners LP in partnership with AGC Equity Partners will develop The Academy on 65th in Sacramento, Calif. The 305-bed student housing community will be serving students attending the California State University, Sacramento. GMH University Housing will manage the asset scheduled to open ...

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    GOLDEN KEY APARTMENTS SELL FOR $6.2M IN PHOENIX

    Apr 10, 2018

    Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI), a leading commercial real estate investment services firm with offices throughout the United States and Canada, today announced the sale of Golden Key, a 91-unit apartment complex located in Phoenix, Arizona. The asset commanded a sales price of $6,200,000 or $68,...

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    BERKELEY POINT PROVIDES $19M FOR FL PROPERTY

    Apr 09, 2018

    Bethesda, Md.-based Berkeley Point Capital (BPC) closed a $18.6 million refinancing of Bridgewater Place Apartments in Oakland Park, Fla., north of Fort Lauderdale. Bridgewater Place Apartments features five unique one- and two-bedroom floor plans. The apartments include fully-equipped kitchens with...

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    HOPKINS HOLDING ACQUIRES GA STUDENT HOUSING

    Apr 09, 2018

    Hopkins Holding has acquired The Blake, a Class A student housing community in Savannah, Ga., from a joint venture including Campus Works, Kaplan Residential and the McKinney Fund & Co. Capital One provided a $19.3 million Fannie Mae acquisition loan to the firm, offering an adjustable rate with...

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    CRE VALUATIONS ARE TRENDING DOWN, GREEN STREET RESEARCHERS WARN

    Apr 06, 2018

    Commercial real estate investors can expect that property prices will trend downward in the near future, according to Green Street Advisors, a real estate research firm headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif. It’s a trend the industry is already starting to see. “Value appreciation has pr...

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    WHAT BIDDERS ARE WILLING TO PAY FOR TOYS ‘R’ US STORES

    Apr 05, 2018

    As Toys ‘R’ Us winds down its business for good, the company’s website is no longer operational for everyday Americans looking for liquidation bargains. The company is still attracting buyers, however, as retailers, landlords and other investors bid for the defunct retailer’s...

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    HUNT MORTGAGE ARRANGES $9M LOAN IN NEWPORT NEWS, VA

    Apr 05, 2018

    Hunt Mortgage Group has arranged an $8.7 million acquisition loan for Lee’s Landing in Newport News, Va. Geller Associates purchased the 136-unit community through a single-purpose LLC. The 12-year Fannie Mae loan bears five years of interest-only payments, a 30-year amortization period and a ...

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    INTEGRA LAND STARTS WORK SUBURBAN CHARLOTTE APARTMENTS

    Apr 05, 2018

    Integra Land Co. of Lake Mary, Fla., has started work on The Flats at Edgewater, an apartment community in Indian Land, S.C., a suburb of Charlotte. The 289-unit property will offer one-, two- and three-bedroom units ranging from 708 square feet to 1,420 square feet and is expected to be completed i...

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    INVESTORS WELCOME SURGE OF CORPORATE SALE-LEASEBACKS

    Apr 04, 2018

    Corporations that are pushing owned real estate off their books are fueling a surge in sale-leaseback activity. According to Real Capital Analytics (RCA), a New York City-based research firm, corporate sales of single-tenant assets valued at $2.5 million or higher jumped 40 percent in 2017 to total ...

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    AVANATH BUYS 3 AFFORDABLE COMMUNITIES IN NJ, MD

    Apr 04, 2018

    Avanath Capital Management LLC has bought three multifamily properties comprising 311 units through its newest affordable housing fund, Affordable Housing III fund, for $38 million. In Maryland, the company purchased the 100-unit Largo Center for $14.3 million and the 110-unit senior housing communi...

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    CONGRESS HELPS AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPERS

    Apr 03, 2018

    Affordable housing developers got a nice surprise when Congress passed its federal budget for 2019, which became law in March 2018. “The recently enacted omnibus contains some welcome increases that will help affordable housing production,” says Scott Hoekman, senior vice president and c...

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    MANHATTAN APARTMENT PRICES CONTINUE TO DROP: HALSTEAD

    Apr 03, 2018

    Average apartment prices in Manhattan have fallen year-over-year by 8 percent, dropping to an average price of $2 million due to development closings having decreased by 30 percent. The median price has remained unchanged from quarter four of 2017 but dropped 1 percent from the previous year, accord...

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    HIGH QUALITY CO-LIVING SUGGESTED AS NEXT BIG PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT SECTOR IN EUROPE

    Apr 02, 2018

    A new generation of students in Europe who have already transformed the student property map are now set to have an impact on co-living which could take off as a new real estate investment sector, it is claimed. As they graduate from student life to seeking accommodation after graduation the kind of...

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    REGISTERED PROPERTY SALES FELL BACK IN ENGLAND AND WALES IN FEBRUARY

    Apr 02, 2018

    Over 85,000 property sales were registered in England and Wales in February, down from the previous month but up compared with a year ago, official figures show. A total of 85,249 sales were lodged with the Land Registry, down from 116,795 registered in January but above the 76,327 recorded in Febru...

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    DEMAND, SUPPLY STILL SKY HIGH IN MIAMI

    Mar 30, 2018

    Miami’s multifamily market is heading into a healthy 2018. It displays solid fundamentals and a diverse economic profile, although it remains challenged by a substantial amount of new supply. While rent growth started decelerating in mid-2016, population and job gains have been cushioning the ...

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    STRONG ECONOMY LIFTS REAL ESTATE IN SALT LAKE CITY

    Mar 30, 2018

    Salt Lake City continues to be one of the best-performing metros in the country. Due to robust employment and solid demographics, Utah’s largest city is generating demand across all asset classes. With convenient connectivity and a strong multifamily market, the metro remains appealing to majo...

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    FIVE TAKEAWAYS FROM IGLOBAL FORUM’S 18TH REAL ESTATE PRIVATE EQUITY SUMMIT

    Mar 29, 2018

    At the 18th Real Estate Private Equity Summit, hosted by iGlobal Forum, there appeared to be a sense that this real estate cycle may be ending—if not soon, then in the somewhat near future. Still, there is a lot of private money out there looking for investment opportunities, and many panelist...

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    ANALYSTS: GGP DEAL LOWERS THE BAR FOR MALL REIT VALUES

    Mar 29, 2018

    Earlier this week, mall REIT GGP Inc. finally agreed to a $9 billion cash buyout offer from Brookfield Property Partners, ending years of negotiations for the takeover of one of America’s largest mall REIT companies. The terms disappointed industry observers, who believe the deal closes out th...

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    HOW TO DEAL WITH A CHANGING MARKET

    Mar 28, 2018

    PGIM Real Estate completed more than $8 billion in acquisitions, dispositions and debt investments in the U.S. last year. NREI recently talked with PGIM Real Estate’s Alfonso Munk, Americas CIO and head of Latin America, to hear more about the firm’s strategy and views on commercial real...

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    AVERAGE FAMILY HOME RENTS UP ALMOST 3% IN THE US AT END OF 2017

    Mar 27, 2018

    Average rents for family homes in the United States increased by 2.8% in the year to the end of 2017, led by San Diego. But annual rental growth has slowed, down from a high of 4.2% in February 2016 although out of the 20 metros covered by the CoreLogic index, only Honolulu saw rents fall. Rents on ...

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    THE APPEAL OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING TO FOR-PROFIT INVESTORS

    Mar 27, 2018

    For-profit investors continue buying up apartment properties with relatively low rents, including those originally built through government-subsidized affordable housing programs. "There is growing investor interest in lower-price-point product, whether the properties are part of an affordable ...

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    FIRST TIME BUYERS IN THE US STILL STRUGGLING FINANCIALLY, FIRST SURVEY OF 2018 SHOWS

    Mar 27, 2018

    Prospective home owners in the United States are concerned about saving for a down payment and qualifying for a mortgage with optimism about buying at its lowest for two years. The first quarterly market experience report of 2018 from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that 68% think i...

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    SENIORS HOUSING OPERATORS FIND WAYS TO DEAL WITH STAFFING CONCERNS

    Mar 26, 2018

    Recruiting and retaining staff for seniors housing properties has long been one of the top challenges in the sector. With the U.S. unemployment rate low at 4.1 percent, owners and operators are boosting employee benefits and revving up recruitment to attract and keep top talent before the anticipate...

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    WHAT HAPPENED WITH FOREST CITY’S POTENTIAL SALE

    Mar 26, 2018

    After nearly six months, Forest City Realty Trust Inc. announced that it has ended its strategic review process—and it did not result in a sale of the company. Instead, the Cleveland-based REIT, which had been facing activist pressure to boost shareholder value, reconstituted its board to incr...

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    MIAMI CONDO, HOME SALES CONTINUE TO RISE IN 2018

    Mar 23, 2018

    According to the Miami Association of Realtors, Miami existing condominium and total luxury home sales increased in February 2018. Miami-Dade County existing condominium sales--which are competing with one of the most robust new construction markets in the country -- rose for the fourth consecutive ...


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    HUDSON CAPITAL’S ROBERT COHEN DISCUSSES THE APPEAL OF WORKFORCE HOUSING TO HNW INVESTORS

    Mar 23, 2018

    In one ways than one, East Rutherford, N.J.-based Hudson Capital Properties is a family affair. The family-owned firm invests in multifamily properties, mostly in the Southeast. Founded in 2009 by James Cohen and his son Robert, Hudson Capital Properties owns 24 apartment complexes with more than 6,...


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    SALES BOUNCED BACK IN THE US IN FEBRUARY, LATEST INDEX SHOWS

    Mar 22, 2018

    Despite consistently low inventory levels and faster price growth, existing home sales in the United States bounced back in February after two straight months of declines, the latest national index shows. Sales increased by 3% in February and are now 1.1% above February 2017 but transactions were un...


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    THE STARBUCKS VIEW OF RETAIL REAL ESTATE

    Mar 22, 2018

    As retailers continue to make headlines with bankruptcy filings and liquidations, one major tenant is said to be predicting that if the current environment persists, it might permanently reduce its real estate costs. The Financial Times reported details of a memo that Starbucks Executive Chairman Ho...


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    ABC, BCSP SIGN DEAL TO PROMOTE CONSTRUCTION SAFETY

    Mar 21, 2018

    Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on improving occupational safety and health at construction workplaces throughout the United States. The partnership is centered on developin...


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    CRE FINANCE PROS WEIGH IN ON HVCRE REFORM

    Mar 21, 2018

    Last week, the Senate passed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155). Primarily, the bill aims to ensure consumer protections and adequate access to mortgage credit. Specific to the commercial and multifamily real estate sectors, it takes another big step forward...


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    CLEAR SKY CAPITAL SELLS FLAGSTAFF CONDOS FOR $18.575M

    Mar 20, 2018

    Cushman & Wakefield represented Clear Sky Timberline LP, an entity formed by Phoenix-based Clear Sky Capital (Marcus Kurschat – Principal) in the bulk sale of 102 units within Timberline Place Condominiums. Timberline Place Apartments, LLC, a partnership formed by Phoenix based Edgehill In...


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    ANNUAL PRICE GROWTH CONTINUES TO TREND DOWNWARD IN THE UK, OFFICIAL FIGURES SHOW

    Mar 20, 2018

    Average house prices in the UK increased by 4.9% in the year to January 2018, down from 5% in December 2017, according to the latest official figures to be published. It means that annual growth rate has now slowed since the middle of 2016 but it has remained broadly around 5% since 2017, the figure...


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    U.S. HOMEOWNER EQUITY NATIONWIDE INCREASED $908 BILLION IN 2017

    Mar 19, 2018

    According to CoreLogic's latest Home Equity Report for the fourth quarter of 2017, U.S. homeowners with mortgages (which account for roughly 63 percent of all properties) have seen their equity increase 12.2 percent year over year, representing a gain of $908.4 billion since the fourth quarter o...


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    ALPHA WAVE INVESTORS ACQUIRES 110-UNIT TUCSON PROPERTY

    Mar 19, 2018

    Alpha Wave Investors, a private equity investment firm specializing in opportunistic and value-add multifamily and hospitality assets in the Western U.S., has acquired Orange Tree Village, a 110-unit townhome-style multifamily property in the Casas Adobes neighborhood of Tucson, Arizona. The propert...


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    LIVING NEAR FRIENDS AND FAMILY IS IMPORTANT FOR YOUNGER BUYERS IN THE US

    Mar 19, 2018

    Millennial buyers in the United States prioritise living close to friends and family over a home’s location and proximity to schools, and an overwhelming majority used a real estate agent to buy or sell a home. But lack of suitable homes for sale and higher housing costs are preventing some bu...


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    ABI BROKERS $12M APARTMENT SALE NEAR WESTGATE

    Mar 16, 2018

    ABI Multifamily, the Western US’s leading multifamily brokerage and advisory services firm, announced the $12,000,000 / $69,767 Per Unit sale of the Bethany Park Apartments located in Glendale, Arizona. Built in 1984, Bethany Park is a two story, garden-style apartment community that features ...


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    SALES IN CANADA FELL TO A FIVE YEAR LOW YEAR ON YEAR IN FEBRUARY 2018, LATEST INDEX SHOWS

    Mar 15, 2018

    Homes sales in Canada fell further in February 2018, down 6.5% compared to January with overall activity down by 16.9% year on year to a five year low, the latest index shows. The national average sale price also fell, down 5% year on year to an average of just over $494,000avily influenced by falls...


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    NEWPORT HAS FASTEST HOUSING MARKET IN BRITAIN WITH HOMES SELLING WITHIN HOURS

    Mar 15, 2018

    Newport in Wales is the fastest moving housing market in Britain as available properties up for sale have fallen by a third, according to a new research report. It means that the time it takes to secure a buyer in the Welsh city has decreased from 76 to 52 days over the past year with the analysis f...


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    HERE’S HOW MUCH HELP US MILLENNIALS ARE GETTING FROM FAMILY TO AFFORD HOUSING COSTS

    Mar 15, 2018

    US housing costs have risen steadily and substantially since 2000, while wage growth has lagged behind these increases. As a result, paying off student loan debt and making rent can prove to be especially challenging for Millennials. In fact, many Millennials are reportedly having to make withdrawal...


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    HFF SECURES $27.52M ACQUISITION FINANCING FOR PHOENIX-AREA APARTMENTS

    Mar 14, 2018

    HFF announced $27.52 million in acquisition financing for San Palmas at Mission Park, a 240-unit, garden-style apartment community in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler, Arizona. The HFF team worked on behalf of Continental Realty Advisors to secure the seven-year, 3.91 percent, interest-only, fixed-rat...


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    HOW IS ARIZONA’S GROWING CANNABIS INDUSTRY IMPACTING CRE?

    Mar 14, 2018

    The former Revlon cosmetics and fragrance manufacturing plant, located in a South Phoenix industrial park, was originally built in the late 1960s and employed more than 900 people at its peak before eventually closing in 2001. For more than 14 years, the 880,000-square-foot big box space sat vacant ...


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    APARTMENT OCCUPANCY RATE REMAINS STRONG, THOUGH DOWN FROM ITS PEAK

    Mar 13, 2018

    Developers opened a tremendous number of new apartment units in 2017. But the percentage of apartments that are occupied has barely shifted, despite competition for potential residents. Rents continue to grow in most markets. “Occupancy is hovering around 95 percent, and that’s a healthy...


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    FIVE TOP MARKETS FOR SENIORS HOUSING INVESTMENT

    Mar 12, 2018

    NREI spoke with several seniors housing and financial experts to learn some of their picks for the top regions around the country for seniors housing development. It’s no secret that seniors housing is in high demand, with the independent and assisted living subsets the most desirable. But the...


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    ARE HNW INVESTORS READY FOR REAL ESTATE CROWDFUNDING PLATFORMS?

    Mar 12, 2018

    From Craig Cecilio’s vantage point, high-net-worth real estate investors have relied a lot on old-fashioned handshake deals and have been slow to embrace technology. But he sees more HNW individuals gravitating toward tech-powered investing. Cecilio is founder and CEO of San Diego-based Divers...


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    PHOENIX CLIMBS TO NO. 11 ON BEST METROS FOR CRE INVESTMENT LIST

    Mar 12, 2018

    Phoenix advanced three spots to #11 on the list of most attractive metro for commercial real estate investment, tying with San Diego, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Philadelphia, according to survey respondents of CBRE’s 2018 Americas Investor Intentions Survey. The survey, which covered all asset t...


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    HOW VANCOUVER’S HOUSING MARKET IS GOING TO IMPACT THE ECONOMY OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS

    Mar 12, 2018

    After four consecutive years of growth in BC, the economy is expected to slow over the next two years thanks to easing housing demand. In 2018, real GDP growth in BC is forecast to drop one percentage point to 2.8 per cent and decline further to 2.5 per cent in 2019, according to the British Columbi...


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    CITY OFFICE REIT SELLS OFFICE CAMPUS IN BOISE FOR $86.5M

    Mar 09, 2018

    BOISE, IDAHO — City Office REIT Inc. (NYSE: CIO) has sold Washington Group Plaza, a four-building office campus situated on 24 acres in Boise. The Vancouver-based REIT sold the property to St. Luke’s, Idaho’s only nonprofit healthcare system, for $86.5 million. City Office REIT rec...


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    RENTAL GROWTH IN THE UK LED BY THE EAST MIDLANDS IN YEAR TO FEBRUARY 2018

    Mar 09, 2018

    Rents are growing at different rates in the UK according to location with those in the East Midlands recording the fastest pace of rental growth in the 12 months to February 2018 with a rise of 2.24%. But overall rents nationally were up just 0.69% year on year to an average of £1,199 per mont...


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    LANDLORDS IN UK WHO HAVE NOT TAKEN ADVICE FACE TAX CHANGE HEADACHE

    Mar 09, 2018

    Landlords in the UK who have not planned for various tax changes that affect the buy to let sector could find themselves facing tax confusion as research reveals many have not fully understood the implications. One in five landlords have moved their property portfolio business into a limited company...


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    WHAT $1 MILLION BUYS IN REAL ESTATE AROUND THE WORLD

    Mar 08, 2018

    A million dollars doesn't buy what it used to — especially when it comes to luxury real estate. The Wealth Report, from London-based real estate brokerage Knight Frank, measured the top markets in the world and compared how much prime property $1 million would buy in each. Monaco still rei...


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    GLOBAL MAINSTREAM HOUSE PRICES INCREASED BY 4.6% IN 2017, LATEST INDEX SHOWS

    Mar 08, 2018

    House prices worldwide increased by 4.6% in 2017, led by Iceland and Hong Kong, but their rate of growth has slowed while European housing markets are rising up the rankings, the latest global index shows. Overall some 85% of the 59 countries tracked by the Knight Frank global house price index saw ...


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    MORE FOREIGN CAPITAL FLOWING TO REAL ESTATE DEBT FUNDS

    Mar 07, 2018

    Foreign investors still have a hefty appetite for U.S. commercial real estate, and now many are expanding their focus to include debt. “Anecdotally, we have been seeing a fairly dramatic uptick in interest from foreign investors into the U.S. lending space over the last 12 to 24 months,”...


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    GREAT PARKING IS NOT WORTH A HOUSING CRISIS: VIRGINIA POSTREL

    Mar 06, 2018

    In Los Angeles, it’s perfectly legal to build a new apartment without a refrigerator, a balcony, or air conditioning. But you can’t build one without plenty of parking. In most cases, in fact, you have to build at least two spaces per unit -- and no fudging with tandem or compact spaces....


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    MARACAY HOMES ADDS 54 ‘GREEN’ HOMES ON SOUTH MOUNTAIN

    Mar 06, 2018

    Maracay Homes will celebrate the grand opening of Navarro Groves on Saturday, Mar. 10, with a public grand opening where visitors will get a first look at the highly anticipated community’s two new model homes. The gated 54-home enclave, situated just steps away from South Mountain Regional Pa...


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    MARCUM CONSTRUCTION INDEX PREDICTS ROBUST 2018

    Mar 06, 2018

    The quarterly Marcum Commercial Construction Index released today foresees continued momentum in the construction market in 2018, following sustained economic expansion in 2017. The 4th quarter report finds that the outlook for the industry in 2018 is the most positive since 2005, with real estate o...


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    DESPITE SUBSTANTIAL EQUITY, SECOND STEP BUYERS WORRIED ABOUT MOVING UP HOUSING LADDER

    Mar 05, 2018

    Higher house prices in England and Wales are helping second step buyers to move up the housing ladder but many are staying put because of various challenges, new research has found. In particular second steppers are concerned about finances and lack of movement in the housing matter, prompting some ...


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    MORTGAGE RATES RISE 8 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS IN U.S.

    Mar 02, 2018

    According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, showing the 30-year fixed mortgage rate increasing for the eighth-consecutive week. Freddie Mac's Deputy Chief Economist Len Kiefer said, "Optimistic testimony on Capitol Hill from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell s...


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    ARCHITECTURAL BILLINGS INDEX REACHES 10-YEAR HIGH IN U.S.

    Feb 28, 2018

    According to the American Institute of Architects, 2018 started on a strong note for architecture firms, as the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) saw its highest January score since 2007. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the January 2018 ABI score was 54.7, up from a score of 52.8...


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    MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS DIP IN U.S. AMIDST RISING RATES

    Feb 28, 2018

    According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending February 16, 2018, mortgage applications in the U.S. decreased 6.6 percent from one week earlier. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 6....


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    ECONOMY WATCH: CRE PRICES UP SLIGHTLY IN FEBRUARY

    Feb 27, 2018

    U.S. commercial real estate investment prices rose 0.1 percent in February—the first gain after nine consecutive months of contraction, according to Ten-X Commercial’s February Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Nowcast. Even with February’s pricing uptick, however, the Ten-X CRE Nowcast...


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    HOUSING MARKET HITS A WALL

    Feb 27, 2018

    According to statistics released yesterday by the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of new homes sold in the U.S. plunged by 7.8% in January. Unfortunately, this appears to be more than just a blip; it could signify the start of a negative trend for the housing industry. What are the factors that are n...

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    CRE EXECUTIVES: AGILITY SHOULD BE A TOP PRIORITY

    Feb 26, 2018

    Corporate real estate executives are employing strategies that add bottom-line value through quick responsiveness (agility) to changing business and economic conditions. A new survey conducted by CBRE, in partnership with CoreNet Global, reveals a need for corporate real estate departments to become...

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    NEW YORK, L.A. AND CHICAGO ALL HAVE DIFFERENT VIBES, AND SO DO THE CRE LENDERS ACTIVE IN THOSE MARKETS

    Feb 26, 2018

    Fast-walking New Yawkers stereotypically sidestep hordes of tourists gawking at tall buildings, for instance, while Angelenos have been typecast as chilled embracers of beach yoga hoping for their big break. It turns out that cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston don’t just giv...

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    RISING INTEREST RATES, INFLATION CONCERNS PUTTING UPWARD PRESSURE ON U.S. CAP RATES

    Feb 23, 2018

    According to global property advisor CBRE, the recent rise in inflation and higher interest rates is expected to put upward pressure on U.S. capitalization rates in 2018, counterbalancing the impact of strong global capital flows into the commercial real estate sector. The CBRE North America Cap Rat...


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    SIX THINGS YOU MUST DO TO OVERSEE YOUR PASSIVE REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS

    Feb 23, 2018

    So you’ve invested in real estate through limited partnerships, syndications or funds, and someone else is doing all the dirty work so you can spend your time enjoying life. Because you’re a passive investor, you don’t need to do anything, right? Unfortunately, no — your inve...


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    RICH OF CARDENTE REAL ESTATE SELLS 4,305 S/F FOR $995,000 IN BRIDGTON; BONAWITZ LEASES 1,673 S/F AT FREEPORT PLAZA

    Feb 23, 2018

    This transaction was brokered on behalf of the seller, Lopez Properties, LLC, by Karen Rich of Cardente Real Estate and on behalf of the buyer by Paul Howe of Cote & Howe Realty. In another transaction, Core Fitness & Bodywork, LLC has leased 1,673 s/f of retail space at Freeport Plaza, 541 ...


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    CHRISTOPHER TODD COMMUNITIES PAYS $4.1M FOR LAND IN PEORIA

    Feb 23, 2018

    Christopher Todd Communities has purchased 20 acres of land at Happy Valley Rd. and Vistancia Blvd. in Peoria.  The company paid $4,094,385 for the site, which will be developed into single-family rental homes. “Christopher Todd Communities looks to further its success in the rental housi...


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    RISING INTEREST RATES SLOW MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS IN THE U.S.

    Feb 22, 2018

    According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending February 16, 2018, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 6.6 percent from one week earlier. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 6.6 percent on a...


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    CYPRESS REAL ESTATE BUYS DEVELOPMENT SITE IN TX

    Feb 22, 2018

    Cypress Real Estate Advisors Inc. has acquired a 3.8-acre site in Dallas, occupied by the former headquarters of Credit Union of Texas. Transwestern arranged the sale and represented both the seller and the buyer in the transaction. On the site, Cypress Real Estate plans to develop a four-story, urb...


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    2 UPSTATE NY AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROPERTIES SECURE $21M

    Feb 21, 2018

    Riverside Charitable Corp. (RCC) has obtained $20.9 million in financing to acquire and rehabilitate two affordable multifamily properties in New York State. One property is Raymond Watkins Apartments in Sarasota Springs, the other John Guy Prindle Apartments in Ilion. Raymond Watkins Apartments is ...


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    UK PROPERTY SALES UNCHANGED YEAR ON YEAR AND UP ONLY MARGINALLY ON MONTHLY BASIS

    Feb 21, 2018

    Residential property sales in the UK increased by 1.3% between December 2017 and January 2018 and were 0.1% lower compared with the same month last year, the latest official figures show. There were 102,610 residential sales and 10,780 non-residential transactions, according to the data published by...


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    U.S. RESIDENTIAL MARKET ENJOYS NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION GAINS IN 2018

    Feb 20, 2018

    According to new data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department, a surge in U.S. multifamily production pushed overall housing starts up 9.7 percent in January 2018 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.33 million units after an upwardly revised Decemb...


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    PATHWAY TO LIVING ACQUIRES MI SENIOR HOUSING

    Feb 20, 2018

    Pathway to Living, a Chicago-based specialist in senior housing communities formerly known as Pathway Senior Living, acquired Elmcroft of Kentwood in Kentwood, Mich. Located at 4352 Breton Road SE, about 10 miles from Grand Rapids, the assisted living and memory care community has been rebranded Azp...


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    REAL ESTATE IN BRIEF: GIRON KIRBY TAKES SPACE AT 5433 WESTHEIMER

    Feb 17, 2018

    Giron Kirby Law Group has leased 3,325 square feet at 5433 Westheimer. Doug Pack and Sam Hansen of Avison Young represented the landlord, Quasar Galleria. The 65-month lease starts in June. Gateway Gathering & Marketing Co. has leased 4,000 square feet of office space at 16225 Park Ten Place. Le...


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    U.S. HOME CONSTRUCTION ROSE 9.7% IN JANUARY

    Feb 17, 2018

    WASHINGTON—Housing construction got off to a strong start in 2018, which could help boost economic growth and ease home-price increases in the coming months. The number of new housing units under construction rose 9.7% from a month earlier to an annual rate of 1.326 million, the Commerce Depar...


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    STRONG SALES AND LACK OF SUPPLY KEPT HOUSE PRICES HIGH IN THE US THROUGHOUT 2017

    Feb 16, 2018

    An uptick in existing home sales in the United States in the final three months of 2017 pulled down housing inventory to an all-time low and kept price growth at its recent robust pace, the latest index report shows. The national median existing single family home price in the fourth quarter was $24...

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    ANNUAL REVIEW SHOWS UK HOUSE PRICES GREW MORE SLOWLY IN 2017

    Feb 16, 2018

    House prices in the UK grew more slowly in 2017 compared with 2016, up 48% compared with a 7% increase in the previous years, according to an annual review of the data. On a calendar year basis, that is the lowest rise since 2013 and while house price growth slowed in 2017, sales volumes were also h...

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    ROCKVILLE APP FOR AGENTS, HOMEBUYERS RAISES $14M

    Feb 15, 2018

    Homesnap, a Rockville company that makes an app for real estate brokers and homebuyers, has raised $14 million in a Series B round led by Updata Partners. With the new round, Homesnap has raised $32 million, including investments from Steve Case's Revolution. Moderne Ventures joined D.C.-based U...


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    HOUSING AFFORDABILITY IN CALIFORNIA EDGED UP IN LATE 2017

    Feb 14, 2018

    According to the California Association of Realtors, after hitting a 10-year low in third-quarter 2017, slightly lower home prices and steady mortgage rates allowed more Californians to purchase a home in the fourth quarter of 2017. The percentage of home buyers who could afford to purchase a median...


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    UK HOUSE PRICES SHOW FIRST ANNUAL DECLINE IN SIX YEARS

    Feb 12, 2018

    The report published today by Acadata will no doubt prove to be interesting food for thought for property investors in the UK. For the first time in six years the annual increase in UK house prices has fallen into negative territory. In the 12 months to the end of January 2018 the value of the avera...


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    SMALL SITES IN LONDON TO BE MADE AVAILABLE TO SMALLER BUILDERS OF NEW HOMES

    Feb 12, 2018

    A small site building pilot programme has been launched in London with the aim of using smaller builders and increasing the number of genuinely affordable new homes. Two locations have been selected for the pilot and London Mayor Sadiq Khan has instructed Transport for London to bring forward 10 of ...


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    HOUSING AFFORDABILITY IN U.S. REMAINED FLAT IN 2017

    Feb 09, 2018

    According to the National Association of Home Builders / Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index released this week, data for all four quarters of 2017 show housing affordability remaining essentially flat throughout the full 2017 year.In all, 59.6 percent of new and existing homes sold between the be...


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    DEPARTMENT OF REAL ESTATE APPOINTS CECIL YATES TO TEST COMMITTEE

    Feb 09, 2018

    Commercial Properties, Inc./CORFAC International (CPI), Arizona’s largest locally owned commercial real estate brokerage, reports Arizona Department of Real Estate (ADRE) Commissioner Judy Lowe has appointed Cecil Yates of Commercial Properties, Inc. (CPI) to the Arizona Test Development Commi...


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    STRAIGHTFORWARD ADAPTATIONS NEEDED FOR UK HOMES TO COPE WITH CLIMATE CHANGE

    Feb 08, 2018

    Home owners in the UK could make their properties ready to cope with future adverse weather caused by climate change by make some simple and not too expansive adaptations, it is claimed. Experts believe that by 2100 homes in the UK will need to be able to cope with harsher conditions brought on by c...


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    UK PROPERTY MARKET SEES MUCH NEEDED SUPPLY BOOST AT START OF 2018

    Feb 08, 2018

    The residential property market has started 2018 with a boost as research shows that there was a 40% increase in new sellers across the UK in January. London in particular saw a boost with a 79% rise in supply last month and in the borough of Hillingdon supply increased by 118.7%, according to resea...


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    PROPERTY PRICE GROWTH IN EUROPE SET TO BE LED BY PORTUGAL, THE NETHERLANDS AND IRELAND

    Feb 07, 2018

    Property markets in Europe are likely to see some softening this year and next with mixed fortunes for many countries and the UK facing Brexit risks, according to a new analysis. Supply shortages will help keep momentum going in some markets, particularly in Portugal and the Netherland which, along ...


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    RENTS ROSE NATIONWIDE ACROSS THE UK IN JANUARY, LATEST INDEX SHOWS

    Feb 07, 2018

    Rents increased in every region in the UK in January, the first nationwide rise for almost two years, with forecasts suggesting 2018 will be a year of rental growth. Average rents reached a record £1,198 per month at the start of the year, a rise of 0.07%, according to the latest Landbay renta...


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    U.S. HOUSING PERMITS SLIP IN LATE 2017, SAYS NAHB

    Feb 07, 2018

    According to the National Association of Home Builders-First American's latest Leading Markets Index, overall housing and economic activity in metro markets across the nation remained on a gradual, upward trend in the fourth quarter of 2017 even as permit activity remained a stubbornly lagging i...


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    ARCADIS TO MANAGE CONSTRUCTION IMPROVEMENTS AT MASSACHUSETTS CONVENTION FACILITIES

    Feb 06, 2018

    Arcadis, a global design and consultancy firm, announced its selection as Owner’s Project Manager (OPM) by the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) to oversee a capital improvements construction program enhancing four of its iconic facilities.Massachusetts served as a prime destina...


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    NAUSET CONSTRUCTION COMPLETES HISTORIC RENOVATION, ADDITION FOR RIVERBEND SCHOOL

    Feb 06, 2018

    Nauset Construction has completed the renovation and conversion of the 18th Century historic Peletiah Morse Tavern, while also constructing an attached 4,200 square foot addition that provides much needed space for the middle school on the campus of the Riverbend School in Natick.Originally built in...


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    AUCKLAND PROPERTY MARKET WAS STEADY AT START OF 2018

    Feb 06, 2018

    Property prices eased upward in the final months of 2017 in Auckland in New Zealand but sales were down considerably compared to January 2017, the latest agents report shows.In January the average price reached $934,753, some 1.5% higher than the average for the previous three months, while the medi...


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    DEMAND SPIKES FOR PROPERTIES QUALIFYING FOR GOVERNMENT MORTGAGES IN IRELAND

    Feb 05, 2018

    According to Ireland property website Daft.ie, searches for properties that qualify for the new government-backed mortgages surged by over 9% last week following the Government announcement of the scheme.Daft, which has 2.5 million unique users each month, analyzed the impact of the announcement on ...


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    CANADIAN INSURER ACQUIRES EVERWEST REAL ESTATE PARTNERS

    Feb 05, 2018

    Arizona’s real estate market continues to garner interest from foreign investors like this Canadian-based insurer. Great-West Life announced today that GWL Realty Advisors (GWLRA), through its U.S. subsidiary, has acquired the business of EverWest Real Estate Partners (EverWest) – a stra...


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    DEMAND REMAINS STEADY FOR SINGLE-FAMILY RENTALS

    Feb 05, 2018

    Occupancy rates for single-family rental (SFR) homes are remaining largely flat. “Supply levels remain tight driven by solid demand, with occupancy rates hovering around 95 percent in many top markets,” says Rick Palacios, Jr., director of research with John Burns Real Estate Consulting,...


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    EIGHT REASONS YOU SHOULDN'T MANAGE YOUR OWN INVESTMENT PROPERTIES

    Feb 02, 2018

    Purchasing an investment property is an exciting business venture. If your building is in good shape and you find the right tenants, you stand to earn a lot of money from your rental units. At first it may seem like a good idea to manage your own property and retain full control over costs, tenants ...

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    HOUSTON BUILDERS TO ADD 28,000 HOMES THIS YEAR

    Feb 01, 2018

    Houston-area builders will start construction on more homes this year, but labor shortages, increased material costs and rising mortgage rates could present challenges to the industry, according to a new forecast. The forecast by Lawrence Dean, an economist at the research firm Metrostudy, projects ...

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    AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN REYNOLDSBURG CLOSE TO GETTING GREEN LIGHT

    Feb 01, 2018

    Homeport is preparing to start on a new affordable housing project close to Blacklick Woods Metro Park.  The company says it needs one final approval for its plan to construct a 30-unit apartment complex called Blacklick Crossing. The $7.1 million townhouse and apartment community project is pl...

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    LETTING AGENT CODE OF PRACTICE NOW IN FORCE IN SCOTLAND

    Feb 01, 2018

    A new code of practice for lettings agents has come into force in Scotland with the aim of improving standards and giving landlords and tenants more rights. Letting agents are now required to join a register and key individuals in agencies must meet a minimum level of training. Failure to meet the r...

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    LONDONERS SUPPORT MANDATORY LICENSING AND SEARCHABLE ROGUE LANDLORD DATABASE

    Feb 01, 2018

    Mandatory licensing and being able to search a database for rogue landlords are the top improvements that tenants in London would like to see, new research has found. There is also support for some kind of rent controls to make renting a home more affordable but not a lot for longer tenancies, accor...

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    ACTIVITY IN US HOUSING MARKET SUBDUED AT BEGINNING OF 2018 DUE TO SUPPLY ISSUES

    Jan 31, 2018

    Pending home sales in the United States increased slightly in December for the third consecutive month with a rise of 0.5%, according to the latest index from realtors. However, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) is warning that in 2018, home sales and price growth are forecast to moderate, ...

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    RENTAL YIELDS ARE HIGHER IN SCOTLAND THAN IN ENGLAND AND WALES, LATEST TRACKER SHOWS

    Jan 31, 2018

    Average rents in Scotland increased steadily last year, up 1.7% year on year in December to £571 and for landlords there were higher yields than most of the rest of the UK, the latest buy to let tracker shows. The highest increase was a rise of 7.4% in the Highlands and Islands to £623 p...

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    MANY OLDER HOMES OWNERS IN THE UK DO NOT WANT TO DOWNSIZE, RESEARCH FINDS

    Jan 31, 2018

    Home owners aged over 55 in the UK are almost as likely to upsize to a new home than downsize, according to new research. The findings of the report published by the NHBC Foundation challenge the assumption that an increasing number of older home owners will downsize to smaller properties, freeing u...

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    US HOUSING MARKET HAS GAINED BACK ECONOMIC DOWNTURN LOSSES, BUT SPREAD IS UNEVEN

    Jan 30, 2018

    The residential housing market in the United States has gained back all $9 trillion in value it lost when the market collapsed in 2007, new research shows. But the uneven nature of the crisis and subsequent recovery has left many housing markets trailing behind, while others surge further ahead, acc...

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    RENT FALLS IN LONDON’S PRIME PROPERTY MARKET SLOWING, ESPECIALLY AT LOWER END

    Jan 30, 2018

    Rents in London’s prime property market fell by 3.1% over the course of 2017 but the rate of decline has slowed and the market has remained active, according to the latest lettings report. It is the lower and super prime ends of the market that are fuelling demand, particularly from needs base...

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    SIGNS THAT FIRST TIME BUYERS ARE MORE ACTIVE AFTER STAMP DUTY CUT IN UK

    Jan 30, 2018

    First time buyers took advantage of a quiet property market in December with sales to those seeking their first home increasing, according to estate agents. Overall the number of house hunters registered per estate agent branch fell by 20% in the last month pf 2017 and in line with this, the rate of...

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    NUMBER OF NEW HOMES SOLD IN UK IN DECEMBER 2017 INCREASED STRONGLY YEAR ON YEAR

    Jan 30, 2018

    A substantial number of new homes were registered in England and Wales at the end of last year, up 22.4% compared to December 2016, official figures show. Overall there were 76,327 property sales received by the Land Register of which 9,854 were newly built. There were also 51,161 freehold dales, a ...

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    SELLERS OF PRIME PROPERTY IN LONDON TEND TO MOVE TO OTHER URBAN AREA, RESEARCH SUGGESTS

    Jan 26, 2018

    Rather than escaping to the country, the majority of owners selling and leaving prime areas of London are heading to other suburbs, towns and cities, new research has found. Some 51% of those who sold up and moved bought a home in a town or suburb, but despite price differences only about a quarter ...

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    THE COST OF HOME OWNERSHIP IN THE UK IS LOWEST FOR A DECADE

    Jan 26, 2018

    The proportion of household outgoings spent on home ownership in the UK is the lowest it has been over the last 10 years while renting is the lowest since 2011, new research has found. Using data from the Office for National Statistics, hybrid estate agent Emoov looked at all of the components of ho...

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    FIGURES REVEAL AN UNEXPECTED RISE IN HOME LENDING IN THE UK IN DECEMBER

    Jan 26, 2018

    Gross mortgage lending in the UK reached £20.2 billion in December 2017, up 1.2% year on year, helped by a rise in first time buyers, the latest data shows. According to industry experts the estimated growth from UK Finance was unexpected as December is traditionally a quieter month for home l...

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    SELLERS OF PRIME PROPERTY IN LONDON SLASHING PRICES TO ATTRACT BUYERS

    Jan 25, 2018

    Asking prices of homes for sale in London’s most prestigious areas have been reduced by an average of £223,000, new research shows. The average discount on properties currently for sale is 9%, but in some of the top locations prices have been slashed by 14% with sellers in Knightsbridge,...

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    HOUSE BUILDERS FACE RISING COMPETITION FOR LAND IN THE UK

    Jan 25, 2018

    Hundreds of thousands of new homes need to be built in the UK every year but a new research report suggests that house builders are facing rising competition for land. Reduced competition in the residential development land market and increasing supply of consented land had created benign conditions...

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    RENTAL SUPPLY REACHED HIGHEST LEVEL FOR YEARS IN THE UK IN DECEMBER 2017

    Jan 25, 2018

    The supply of rental stock in the UK available to rent increased at the end of 2017 to the highest since records began, according to the latest letting agents report. The number of properties letting agents managed rose from 192 in November to 200 in December, some 6% higher than in the same month i...

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    RENTS IN UK UP 1.7% IN 2017, LATEST INDEX DATA SHOWS

    Jan 23, 2018

    Rents across the UK increased by 1.7% in December 2017 when compared to the same month a year previously, taking the average monthly rent to £907, the latest index shows. However the market is variable with the data also shows that rents in the South East of England were 1% lower in December 2...

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    RESEARCH REVEALS SHORTAGE OF SKILLED WORKERS IN BRITISH HOME BUILDING INDUSTRY

    Jan 23, 2018

    Two thirds of those running small and medium sized (SME) construction firms in the UK are struggling to hire bricklayers and carpenters as construction skills shortages hit a record high. The latest state of the trade survey from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) reveals that 68% are strugglin...

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    SHORTAGE OF HOMES PUSHING UP PRICES EVEN HIGHER IN MOST EXPENSIVE MARKETS IN US

    Jan 22, 2018

    A shortage of homes for sale is becoming critical in the hottest housing market in the United States where prices are rising at a fast pace, the latest index report shows.
    Overall there are 10% fewer homes on the market to choose from than a year ago and up to 40% fewer in housing markets whe...

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    RADICAL CHANGE NEEDED TO MEET NEW 300,000 A YEAR NEW HOMES TARGET

    Jan 22, 2018

    A radical new housing approach is needed in the UK to deliver the Government’s new 300,000 homes target, a according to a new report. The analysis from industry body the Housing and Finance Institute points out that there have been only six years since the Second World War that more than 300,0...

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    COUNCILS IN ENGLAND ACCUSED OF IGNORING PROVISION OF AFFORDABLE HOMES IN COUNTRYSIDE

    Jan 22, 2018

    Local authorities in England are continuing to ignore ways to deliver much needed affordable homes for local people in rural areas but could be more effective in helping to solve the housing crisis in the countryside, it is suggested. New Government data shows that despite a 9% increase in affordabl...

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    THE NATURAL DISASTERS OF 2017'S IMPACT ON THE HOUSING MARKET WILL SURPRISE YOU

    Jan 22, 2018

    Realtor.com recently released research and analysis on the impact of 2017’s natural disasters on the country’s housing market. According to realtor.com most areas saw a delay in-- or disruption--to an estimated 18 to 32 percent of home sales in the month of the disaster.

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    LANDLORD GROUP ISSUES WARNING OVER CASH FOR VIEWING SCAM IN UK

    Jan 19, 2018

    Fraudsters are posing as landlords in the UK and asking tenants for considerable sums of cash to view a property which is advertised to rent at very affordable price, it is claimed. The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) said it is very concerned about adverts appearing on websites such as Gumt...

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    LONDON IS MOST EXPENSIVE CITY IN EUROPE TO RENT A MIDDLE MARKET FAMILY HOME

    Jan 19, 2018

    London is the most expensive city in Europe for renting a middle market, three bedroom home and almost three time more costly than other British cities, new research shows.
    It costs £5,398 per month in London compared with £1,427 per month in other major UK cities and some £...

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    LONDON'S 'ALMOST TOXIC' HOUSING MARKET MIGHT NOT GIVE INVESTORS THE RETURNS THEY ARE LOOKING FOR

    Jan 19, 2018

    London housing has become less attractive for investors as they see limited room for prices to pick up in the U.K.'s expensive capital city, according to analysts. Brexit and higher taxes to purchase a house have also increased concerns over investment opportunities in London, with investors con...

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    U.S. FORECLOSURE ACTIVITY HITS 12-YEAR LOW IN 2017

    Jan 18, 2018

    According to ATTOM Data Solutions Year-End 2017 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, U.S. foreclosure filings  default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions  were reported on 676,535 properties in 2017, down 27 percent from 2016 and down 76 percent from a peak of nearly 2.9 million...

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    US HOMEBUILDER CONFIDENCE FALTERS IN JANUARY FOLLOWING RECORD-SETTING HIGH

    Jan 18, 2018

    Rising labor and material costs have US homebuilders starting the new year feeling less confident about the housing market. While builder confidence hit a record high in December, it slipped slightly in January — but still remains at an elevated level. That’s according to the results of ...

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    US HOUSING STARTS DOWN SHARPLY ON DROP IN SINGLE-FAMILY UNITS

    Jan 18, 2018

    U.S. home building fell more than expected in December, recording its biggest drop in just over a year, amid a steep decline in the construction of single-family housing units following two months of hefty gains.

    Housing starts decreased 8.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rat...

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    LENDERS IN UK URGED TO BE MORE FLEXIBLE WITH OLDER BORROWERS WITH INTEREST ONLY MORTGAGES

    Jan 17, 2018

    Mortgage advisers believe that home lenders in the UK ought to be more flexible to help older borrowers facing interest only mortgage repayment deadlines, new research has found. Some 74% of advisers want more flexibility from lenders as increasing numbers of older clients face capital repayment iss...

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    ANNUAL HOUSE PRICE GROWTH IN KEY GLOBAL CITIES FALLS FOR THIRD QUARTER IN A ROW

    Jan 16, 2018

    Mainstream house prices in key cities across the world have seen annual price growth fall for a third quarter in a row but cities in the United States and Canada are bucking the downward trend. Overall annual house price growth increased by 4.7% in the year to September 2017, down from 5.8% in the p...

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    REPORT SUGGESTS NO DEAL ON BREXIT COULD HARM HOUSE BUILDING IN UK

    Jan 15, 2018

    The potential impact of a no-deal Brexit on housing in the UK has been revealed in a new report which says that the number of new homes being built would fall due to a severe shortage of construction workers. There could be up to 43,000 fewer construction jobs in the UK, including 5,000 in London, a...

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    RENTAL GROWTH ACROSS BRITAIN PICKED UP IN 2017, LED BY SCOTLAND

    Jan 15, 2018

    Residential rents in the UK increased by an average of 2.4% last year, an increase from 1.8% in 2016, taking the average rent to £960 per month, the latest index shows. However, while rents rose a third faster than they did in 2016, rental growth was still behind the 3.2% recorded in 2015 and ...

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    FIDELITY VALUES COMPASS AT $2 BILLION IN REAL-ESTATE TECH DEAL

    Jan 12, 2018

    A New York startup called Compass is persuading investors that it can reshape the home-buying process through the use of technology. A dashboard showing neighborhood data and a Pinterest-like app for organizing home listings would make real-estate agents more productive and therefore, more profitabl...

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    NEW NATIONAL HOUSING AGENCY FOR ENGLAND TO HAVE LAND BUYING POWERS

    Jan 12, 2018

    A new national housing agency for England has been launched as one of the Government’s key steps towards delivering the homes the country needs and driving forward change.
    Homes England will replace the Homes and Communities Agency and will have new powers to buy land, particularly reso...

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    US SEES RISE IN HOMES SELLING FOR MORE THAN THEIR ASKING PRICE

    Jan 12, 2018

    Almost a quarter of property sales in the United States were for above the original asking price last year with homes selling on average for $7,000 more than listed, new research shows. Some 24.1% of homes sold above the asking price in 2017, up from 17.8% in 2015 as a combination of strong demand a...

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    AFTER RECORD-BREAKING STREAK, BC HOME SALES EXPECTED TO DIP IN 2018

    Jan 12, 2018

    For a third consecutive year, BC home sales exceeded 100,000 units in 2017  the longest series of annual sales totals of that magnitude on record, says the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA). But the organization says that this trend won’t hold up in 2018. According to BCREA...

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    CONSTRUCTION INPUT PRICES INCH DOWN IN DECEMBER

    Jan 12, 2018

    Overall construction input prices declined 0.1 percent in December, yet despite the lack of inflation for the month, prices are up 5 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today.  Nonresid...

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    WILL THE GOP TAX BILL DETER SOME AMERICANS FROM HOMEBUYING IN 2018?

    Jan 12, 2018

    For many Americans, the sweeping changes to the US tax laws will make renting more attractive than buying a home in 2018. Raising the standard deduction can greatly impact a family’s breakeven point and their decision to buy or rent, according to recent analysis of the bill by the DC-based thi...

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    CBRE BROKERS SALE OF 102-UNIT TALBOT APARTMENTS IN STOUGHTON FOR $15.7 MILLION

    Jan 11, 2018

    CBRE/New England’s Capital Markets team announced the sale of Talbot Apartments, a 102-unit garden style apartment community located just south of downtown Stoughton, MA. CBRE/NE’s multi-housing experts Simon Butler, Vice Chairman/Partner, and Biria St. John, Vice Chairman/Partner, repre...

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    COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE OFFICE DESIGN TRENDS: WHAT’S TRENDY VS. WHAT’S RIGHT FOR YOUR BUSINESS

    Jan 11, 2018

    With unemployment at very low levels on the North Shore and throughout Greater Boston, companies are looking for ways to enhance their facilities or even relocate in an effort to recruit and maintain talent. In this environment, corporate tenants are reviewing workplace alternatives, which include t...

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    BUYING IS LESS COSTLY THAN RENTING IN 54% OF HOUSING MARKETS IN THE US

    Jan 11, 2018

    Buying a home is more affordable than renting in 54% of markets in the United States but 64% of the population live in locations where renting is more affordable, new research shows. The least affordable places to rent are areas in Northern California, Washington DC, and Brooklyn while the most affo...

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    RESEARCH REVEALS 20% OF LANDLORDS PLAN TO REDUCE THEIR PORTFOLIOS IN THE UK IN 2018

    Jan 11, 2018

    Some 20% of landlords in the UK private rented sector are planning to reduce the number of homes they rent out in the next 12 months, new research shows. The data from the National Landlords Association’s (NLA) highlights anecdotal evidence that years of tax changes and regulatory changes are ...

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    REAL ESTATE IN BRIEF: 5 HOUSTON CENTER LEASE

    Jan 11, 2018

    Jackson Walker has renewed and expanded its lease to 77,015 square feet in downtown's 5 Houston Center, 1401 McKinney. Eric Anderson and Tyler Garrett of Transwestern represented the landlord, Spear Street Capital. Tim Relyea of Cushman & Wakefield represented the law firm. The Texas-based f...

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    HOUSTON REAL ESTATE MARKET POSTS RECORD YEAR

    Jan 10, 2018

    Houston's housing market hit a new high for home sales in 2017, besting the previous year's record by 3.5 percent amid an unexpectedly strong rebound after Hurricane Harvey. By the end of December buyers had closed on 79,117 single-family homes across the Houston area, representing $23 billi...

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    CALL FOR CREATION OF PEOPLE’S LAND BANK IN UK FOR AFFORDABLE NEW HOMES

    Jan 09, 2018

    The British Government should create a people’s land bank and use the land to build genuinely affordable homes, it is claimed. The call from think tank the New Economics Foundation is due to its latest research showing that while NHS land is being sold to private developers, four out of five o...

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    SAN JOSE FORECAST TO BE THE TOP PERFORMING HOUSING MARKET IN THE US IN 2018

    Jan 09, 2018

    Silicon Valley’s San Jose in California is tipped for the top housing market growth in the United States in 2018. Based on rising home values and rental prices, low unemployment rates, steady income growth and strong job opportunities with lots of people moving to the area, San Jose comes out ...

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    REAL ESTATE TAKES ON DRONE TECHNOLOGY

    Jan 09, 2018

    Many industries, businesses and individuals are investing in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), more commonly known as drones, for their day-to-day operations—and the real estate industry is starting to get on board as well. Real estate players are finding a variety of uses for the technology, whe...

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    VALUE OF HOUSING MARKET IN THE US INCREASED AT ITS FASTEST PACE FOR FOUR YEARS

    Jan 01, 2018

    The total value of all homes in the United States is now $31.8 trillion, having risen $2 trillion in 2017, new data shows. Overall, the cumulative value of the nation’s housing market grew at its fastest annual pace for four years at 6.5%, according to the latest figures from real estate firm ...

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    PRIME COUNTRY HOUSE PRICES IN ENGLAND AND WALES WERE BROADLY FLAT IN 2017

    Dec 29, 2017

    Prime country property prices in England and Wales remained broadly flat in 2017, with a 0.4% rise during the year, after a 0.2% fall in the final quarter, the latest index shows. However, demand has remained steady over this time, with Knight Frank figures showing a 1.2% increase in the number of n...

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    HMRC PLANNING TO CLAMPDOWN ON LANDLORDS NOT PAYING THE RIGHT TAX

    Dec 29, 2017

    The British taxman has revealed plans that would make it compulsory for a landlord applying for a licence for houses in multiple occupation to be registered with HMRC for tax purposes before being granted a licence. It is seen as a move to clampdown on expats landlords who may not be paying tax in t...

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    NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION WAY UP IN WAKE COUNTY

    Dec 29, 2017

    The inventory of homes for sale in the Triangle is low, but new residential construction continues to outpace last year by a wide margin. Through November, the price tag of new residential projects underway in Wake, Franklin and Johnston counties since the beginning of 2017 reached $3.2 billion, acc...

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    BIGGEST AVERAGE PROPERTY PRICE GROWTH IN BRITAIN IN 2017 WAS IN CLEVEDON

    Dec 28, 2017

    The average price of a home in Britain increased by almost £10,000 in 2017, the equivalent of £28 a day and overall the nation’s property market is worth £8.29 trillion, new data shows. The typical British home rose in value by a total of £9,652, led by Clevedon in Nort...

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    HOW DOES THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME COMPARE TO OTHERS IN YOUR COMMUNITY?

    Dec 28, 2017

    Salamanca and Clarence sit at opposite ends of Western New York’s rankings of home values, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. The median value of an owner-occupied home in Salamanca is $63,500, which means half of that city’s homes are worth more and half le...

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    AN INSIDE LOOK AT OFF-MARKET REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS

    Dec 28, 2017

    Many investors recognize the advantages of off-market real estate over listed properties, for a number of reasons. I have dealt with off-market sales for over six years and eventually built an online marketplace around private offerings, so I’ve heard every question and answer you can imagine....

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    PRIME CENTRAL LONDON LETTINGS MARKET SET TO SEE IMPROVEMENT IN TOTAL RETURNS

    Dec 27, 2017

    Average rents in the prime central London lettings market fell 2.2% year on year in December, the most modest decline for 21 months, the latest rental index shows. Looking ahead a combination of rising rents in 2018 along with increasing capital values means that total returns will improve, accordin...

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    BAD TIMING ON CONSULTATION COULD LEAD TO CHAOS ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY FOR RURAL LANDLORDS

    Dec 27, 2017

    There could be chaos in the residential lettings market in rural parts of the UK due to uncertainty over how landlords need to comply with energy efficiency rules, it is suggested. A Government consultation on the minimum level of energy efficiency in the private rented sector has recently opened bu...

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    PROPERTY PRICE GROWTH IN 2018 LIKELY TO BE FLAT IN UK, WEAKEST IN LONDON

    Dec 22, 2017

    Property prices could be flat in the UK next year but could also grow by up to 3% by the end of 2018 depending on economic performance and Brexit, the latest lender forecast suggests. Trends are expected to be similar to 2017 with a combination of a shortage of properties for sale, continued low lev...

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    FIRST INTEREST RATE RISE IN UK FOR A DECADE DID NOT DENT MORTGAGE MARKET

    Dec 22, 2017

    The mortgage market in the UK grew between October and November after the first interest rate rise for a decade with approvals up 2.5% month on month, the latest data shows. It may have been a case of borrowers looking to switch from variable rate products and lock into lower fixed rate deals, accor...

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    PRICES HAVE RISEN THE MOST IN SWALE IN KENT IN LAST 12 MONTHS WITH RISE OF OVER 14%

    Dec 22, 2017

    The diversity of the UK property market in the last 12 months is shown by the latest price ranking showing the areas with double digit growth and those where prices have fallen. Swale in Kent has seen prices increase by 14.4% since last Christmas, the largest across the nation, followed by East Nort...

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    PASSING U.S. TAX REFORM BILL RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT HOMEOWNERSHIP SAYS REALTORS

    Dec 21, 2017

    According to a new nationwide consumer survey from realtor.com, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by Congress on Dec. 20th, 2017 is raising anxiety about owning a home, with a majority of respondents reporting that the tax bill makes them either "concerned" (36.2 percent) or "very conc...

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    CHALLENGES TO BUY TO LET MARKET MEANS RENTS SET TO INCREASE ONLY MODESTLY IN 2018

    Dec 21, 2017

    Private sector rents in the UK are set to increase modestly in 2018, hindered by policy changes over recent years, according to the latest lettings market forecast. Supply across the private lettings market seems likely to face significant headwinds going forward as the 3% stamp duty surcharge on bu...

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    HOME SALES SURGED IN THE UNITED STATES IN NOVEMBER AS SUPPLY ISSUES PERSIST

    Dec 21, 2017

    Existing home sales in the United States surged for a third month in a row in November and reached their strongest pace in almost 11 years, the latest national index shows. The median price for all housing types in November was $248,000, up 5.8% from November 2016 and prices have now increased year ...

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    NKF CAPITAL MARKETS COMPLETES SALE OF BOB’S STORES IN SAUGUS

    Dec 20, 2017

    NKF Capital Markets has completed the sale of Bob’s Stores in Saugus, MA to Ocean State Job Lot. Executive Managing Director Geoffrey Millerd, Managing Director Justin Smith and Financial Analyst Christopher Peterson of the NKF Capital Markets Boston office, which is led by U.S. Head of Capita...

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    ROGUE LANDLORDS AND LETTING AGENTS NAMED AND SHAMED ON NEW LONDON DATABASE

    Dec 20, 2017

    A new database that names and shames rogue landlords and lettings agents has been launched in London with the city’s Mayor declaring that they now have nowhere to hide. The Rogue Landlord and Agent Checker is the first such database in the UK and lists landlords and lettings agents who have be...

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    U.S. HOME SALES SPIKE 5.6 PERCENT IN NOVEMBER, STRONGEST PACE IN 11 YEARS

    Dec 20, 2017

    According to the National Association of Realtors, existing-home sales in U.S. surged for the third straight month in November 2017, and reached their strongest pace in almost 11 years. All major regions except for the West saw a significant hike in sales activity last month. Total existing-home sal...

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    NEW HOUSING STARTS RISE IN U.S., PARALLELS BUILDER CONFIDENCE UPTICK

    Dec 20, 2017

    According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. This month's reading is a post-recession high, nationwide housing starts in the U.S. rose 3.3 percent in November 2017 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.297 million units after a downwardly rev...

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    FEWER PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES THINK NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO BUY OR SELL

    Dec 19, 2017

    Despite steady job creation and faster economic growth in recent months, fewer people in the United States think that now is a good time to buy or sell a home. Optimism among renters about buying a home appears to be slightly softening, down to 60% in the fourth quarter of 2017 believing it is a goo...

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    SLIGHT RISE IN ASKING PRICES BEING REDUCED ON PROPERTIES IN THE UK

    Dec 19, 2017

    Over 35% of properties for sale in the UK have had their asking prices reduced with the average mark down standing at £25,562, according to new research. Overall some 35.33% of homes have been discounted since first being listed with an average reduction of 8.65% or £25,562, an increase ...

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    US HOUSING STARTS TOTAL 1.297 MILLION IN NOV, VS 1.25 MILLION STARTS EXPECTED

    Dec 19, 2017

    U.S. single-family homebuilding and permits surged to more than 10-year highs in November, in a hopeful sign for a housing market that has been hobbled by supply constraints. Builders have struggled to meet robust demand for housing, which is being fueled by a labor market near full employment. Land...

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    HOMEBUILDER CONFIDENCE HITS HIGHEST LEVEL IN 18 YEARS IN DECEMBER

    Dec 18, 2017

    Confidence among the nation's homebuilders jumped unexpectedly in December on expectations for a stronger economy. A monthly reading of homebuilder sentiment rose 5 points to 74. This is the highest reading since 1999. Fifty is the line between positive and negative sentiment on the National Ass...

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    GOP TAX REFORM BILL PUNISHES HOMEOWNERS, SAY CALIFORNIA REALTORS

    Dec 18, 2017

    This week the California Association of Realtors issued the following statement in response to the final Tax Cuts and Jobs Act tax reform bill released last Friday: "The final tax reform bill released punishes homeowners and weakens homeownership, and in fact, it looks at homeowners and the hou...

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    CURRENT BUILDING AND FIRE REGULATIONS FOR TOWER BLOCKS IN UK NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE

    Dec 18, 2017

    A universal shift in culture is needed to help people live in high rise tower blocks in the UK believe they are safe as current building and fire regulations are not fit for purpose, according to a new report. The interim report into the independent review of building regulations and fire safety set...

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    COST OF MOVING HOME NOW AT HIGHEST LEVEL WITH BIGGEST EXPENSE ESTATE AGENT FEES

    Dec 15, 2017

    The cost of moving house in the UK has never been more expensive at an average of £7,381 even when adjusted for inflation, the highest it’s been since 2010, new research shows. The study from Really Moving shows 44% of the total cost of moving is made up of estate agent fees, representin...

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    AVERAGE DOWN PAYMENT FOR U.S HOME PURCHASE REACHES NEW HIGH OF $76,645

    Dec 14, 2017

    According to ATTOM Data Solutions Q3 2017 U.S. Residential Property Loan Origination Report, the median down payment for single family homes and condos purchased with financing in the third quarter was $20,000, up from $18,161 in the previous quarter and up from $14,400 in Q3 2016 to a new high as f...

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    LACK OF HOMES FOR SALE PREVENTING A FIFTH OF OWNERS IN SCOTLAND FROM MOVING

    Dec 14, 2017

    Some 20% of home owners in Scotland want to move in the next five years but a lack of suitable properties for sale is making it hard for them to do so, according to new research. High stamp duty and the overall cost of moving are also factors that are causing the number of people thinking of moving ...

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    RENTS IN UK PRIVATE RENTED SECTOR FALL NATIONALLY FOR FIRST TIME IN FIVE YEARS

    Dec 14, 2017

    Rents in the UK fell marginally by 0.01% in November and while it is a tiny decline it is the first decrease in five years with a two speed market emerging, according to the latest index. In 2017 to date rents have increased by just 0.53% compared with 1.22% during the same period in 2016 and a quar...

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    RENTS UP YEAR ON YEAR IN PRIME CENTRAL LONDON, SECOND MONTH OF GROWTH

    Dec 13, 2017

    Average rents in the prime central London market reached £573 per week in November for homes with two bedrooms or less, representing 87% of the lettings market, a new analysis shows. Year on year rents were up 3%, the second month of growth, indicating the first signs of a turnaround in the se...

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    PLANNING TO BUY A HOME? 5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE 2018 HOUSING MARKET

    Dec 13, 2017

    Are you thinking about buying a home in 2018? You’re not alone. Across the country, lots of people are trying to decide whether to make that leap into homeownership next year. So, since 2017 is coming to a close, we decided to write up our thoughts on where the housing market stands today and ...

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    INTERCONTINENTAL REAL ESTATE BUYS 1280 MASS AVENUE IN CAMBRIDGE

    Dec 12, 2017

    CBRE/NE capital markets experts Dave Pergola and Brian Doherty represented the seller and procured the buyer. Pergola and Doherty have recently been involved with in excess of $200 million worth of transactions in the Harvard Square area, as the pair also handled the sales of 1050 Mass Ave, 1100 Mas...

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    SALES OF HOMES WORTH OVER £1 MILLION RISE IN THE UK

    Dec 12, 2017

    Sales of million pound plus properties in the UK, most notably in the North West and Yorkshire and the Humber increased strongly in the first six months of 2017m new research shows. However, million pound home sales in London fell during same period and sales also decreased by over a quarter in Scot...

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    ASKING PRICES FALL ACROSS THE UK, DOWN FOR FIFTH MONTH IN A ROW IN LONDON

    Dec 12, 2017

    Asking prices in the UK fell in November, down 0.7% month on month in England and Wales and down 0.5% in Scotland, the latest index shows. But year on year they are still up 2.6% in England and Wales and 1.1% in Scotland to an average of 3304.405 and £181.464, the date from the Home.co.uk aski...

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    THE COST OF MOVING IS PUTTING OFF ONE IN FOUR OWNERS IN THE UK

    Dec 11, 2017

    One in four home owners in the UK want to move within the next five years but the cost of doing so is making it hard to move up the ladder, according to new research. A shortage of suitable housing, increasing house prices and the house moving process are also reasons for a lack of movement, but the...

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    INTERCONTINENTAL REAL ESTATE CORP. ACQUIRES MIXED-USE BUILDING IN CAMBRIDGE’S HARVARD SQUARE

    Dec 11, 2017

    Intercontinental Real Estate Corp. has acquired 1280 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge for an undisclosed price. Located in Harvard Square, the 43,120-square-foot mixed-use building features 33,828 square feet of office space and 8,540 square feet of retail space.

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    MORE ACCIDENTAL LANDLORDS ENTERED LETTING MARKET IN BRITAIN

    Dec 11, 2017

    A slower sales market in the South of England has resulted in a rise in the number of accidental landlord entering the market as more people chose to rent their properties out instead of waiting for a sale, it is claimed. One in 12, or 80,000 homes that came onto the rental market in 2017 had been u...

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    $5 BILLION WORTH OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REAL ESTATE FACES SIGNIFICANT FIRE RISK

    Dec 08, 2017

    Southern California real estate is some of the priciest in the nation, and a huge swath of it is at risk of damage or destruction from the wildfires now tearing through the area. Just over 86,000 homes in Ventura and Los Angeles counties are at some level of risk. Their combined reconstruction value...

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    86,000 HOMES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AT RISK FROM WILDFIRES

    Dec 08, 2017

    According to CoreLogic hazard risk analysis, a total of 86,242 homes in Ventura and Los Angeles counties with a combined reconstruction cost value (RCV) of $27.7 billion are at some level of risk from the Thomas, Rye and Creek Wildfires.

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    PROPEQUITY FOUNDER BUYS BACK STAKE FROM US-BASED HEDGE FUND, TARGETS $100M IPO IN NEXT TWO YEARS

    Dec 07, 2017

    In a rare case of a promoter buying back stake, Gurgaon-based real estate-focused research, data and analytics firm PropEquity’s CEO Samir Jasuja has bought back 80 percent stake from the New York-headquartered Och-Ziff Capital Management for US$10-12 million and has plans to launch an IPO in ...

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    AVERAGE DEPOSIT NEEDED BY FIRST TIME BUYERS IN UK IS NOW ABOVE £50,000

    Dec 07, 2017

    The average deposit put down by first time buyers in the UK is £51,821 which could rise to £65,930 in five years and in 10 years reach £81,468, according to new research.  Meanwhile, the average deposit needed by a first time buyer in London is set to rise to almost £250...

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    SURVEY REVEALS HOUSE BUILDERS WILL NEED ACCESS TO EU WORKERS TO MEET HOUSING TARGETS

    Dec 07, 2017

    House builders in England are heavily reliant on foreign labour and will need continued access to skilled workers from the European Union after Brexit to meet Government housing targets, a new survey suggests.  One on five workers in the building industry is from abroad, according to a survey o...

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    SURVEY REVEALS FRUSTRATION AMONG BUYERS IN THE UK OVER CONVEYANCING

    Dec 06, 2017

    Over half of home owners in the UK are frustrated by a lack of control during the house buying process although they are generally happy with the information they receive, new research has fond. Some 55% who took part in the study which compares the attitudes, perceptions, and expectations towards t...

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    RESEARCH SUGGESTS BUYERS ARE MORE SATISFIED WITH A HOME FROM A SMALLER BUILDER

    Dec 06, 2017

    Yers are twice as likely to be very satisfied with the quality of their new home if it was built by a small or medium sized (SME) house builder, according to new research. Among people who have bought a home in the past five years some 36% say they are very satisfied with the quality of their new bu...

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    THREE WAYS AN OWNER BENEFITS FROM SELLING THEIR APARTMENT OFF-MARKET

    Dec 06, 2017

    The most common type of real estate transaction is an on-market sale. An apartment owner who is interested in selling their property lists it with a broker, the broker markets the deal to the public, in today’s competitive market a bidding war ensues and the contract is generally awarded to th...

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    SEASONAL SUPPLY DROP OFF ALREADY DETECTED IN UK HOUSING MARKET

    Dec 05, 2017

    The seasonal drop off has hit the UK housing market already as the latest figures show that new property listings fell by 22% in November compared with the previous month. Overall some 67% of town and cities saw fewer new sellers marketing their properties with Bath seeing the biggest decline with a...

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    WORSENING HOUSING AFFORDABILITY IN U.S. COSTS RENTERS $2,000 PER YEAR

    Dec 05, 2017

    According to Zillow, rising U.S. housing rents are eating up an increasingly large share of American incomes, costing the typical renter $2,000 per year. Currently, the median U.S. rental requires 29.1 percent of the median monthly income. However, in the years leading up to the housing bubble, rent...

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    RIGHT TIME TO INVEST? – SUNRUN INC. (RUN), PENNSYLVANIA REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST (PEI)

    Dec 04, 2017

    Brokerage houses, on average, are recommending investors to buy Sunrun Inc. (RUN)’s shares projecting a $10.29 target price. Analysts‟ target price forecasts are a prediction of a stock‟s future price, generally over the 12 months following the release date (Asquith et al., 2005). This forecas...

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    SALES AND LETTINGS MARKETS IN UK SAW MAJOR CHANGE IN 2017

    Dec 04, 2017

    It has been a busy year for the sales and lettings property markets in the UK with ups and downs in both sectors, according to an overview from agents. Perhaps one of the most striking trends was the number of properties that sold for less than their asking price, on average 77% of the time, while o...

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    U.S. NEW-HOME SALES PICK UP THE PACE

    Dec 01, 2017

    Americans bought new homes in October at the fastest pace in a decade - a 6.2 percent monthly increase that reflects both the underlying strength of the economy and the worsening shortage of existing homes for sale. The Commerce Department said this past week that new-home sales in October rose to a...

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    ARE THESE GOOD STOCKS FOR VALUE INVESTORS? – PENNSYLVANIA REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST (PEI), REALOGY HOLDINGS CORP.

    Dec 01, 2017

    Shares of Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:PEI) observed rebound of 18.99% since bottoming out on Oct. 27, 2017. Meanwhile, due to an ongoing pressure which caused a decline of almost -3.73% in the past five days, the stock price is now down -41.51% so far on the year still in weak te...

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    MORTGAGES TO FIRST TIME BUYERS IN UK SLIPPED IN OCTOBER

    Dec 01, 2017

    The number of mortgage approvals in the UK remained level between September and October, but fell 1.5% compared to the same point a year ago, the latest monitor report shows.

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    PROPERTY PRICES IN UK STABLE ON AN ANNUAL BASIS, UP MODESTLY IN NOVEMBER

    Nov 30, 2017

    Annual house price growth stable in the UK is stable at 2.5%, up just 0.1% in November to an average of 209,988, according to the latest national index.

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    TENANTS IN UK HATE MISLEADING PROPERTY ADVERTS, NEW SURVEY SHOWS

    Nov 30, 2017

    Some 80% of prospective tenants in the UK’s private rented sector have been put off renting a property due to a misleading property advert or because of a bad experience when viewing the property.

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    SALES TO FIRST TIME BUYERS IN THE UK FALL TO EIGHT MONTH LOW

    Nov 29, 2017

    Sales to first time buyers in the UK fell in October to the lowest figure seen since February and demand dropped 11% month on month, the latest data shows.

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=36523652

    VALUE OF HOMES IN THE UK UP BY 48% IN LAST DECADE

    Nov 29, 2017

    The value of privately owned homes in the UK had risen by £1.94 trillion over the last decade with over half of this increase in London and the South East, new research shows.

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=36533653

    THINK TANK CLAIMS IMMIGRATION WILL HAVE BIG IMPACT ON HOUSING DEMAND IN UK

    Nov 28, 2017

    Successive Governments in the UK have misled the public over the true extent to which immigration exacerbates the demand for additional housing, a new report claims.

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=36483648

    FEWER NEW BUILD HOME SALES REGISTERED IN ENGLAND AND WALES IN OCTOBER

    Nov 28, 2017

    Property sales registered in England and Wales exceeded 100,000 in October 2017 with an 8.5% fall in the sale of new homes, the latest official data shows.

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=36493649

    NEW HOMES MAKE UP LESS THAN 14% OF PROPERTIES SOLD IN ENGLAND AND WALES

    Nov 27, 2017

    New builds account for less than 14% of all properties sold in England and Wales last year with the most sold in Cambridge and London and the least in Oxford and Ipswich, new research shows.

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=36443644

    RENTAL MARKET IN THE UK SLOWING AS HOMES TO RENT FALL TO 12 MONTH LOW

    Nov 27, 2017

    The private rental market in the UK is slowing signs of slowing with the number of properties letting agents managed per branch falling to a 12 month low in October.

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=36453645

    RENTS RISE AT A SLOWER PACE ACROSS ENGLAND AND WALES IN OCTOBER

    Nov 24, 2017

    Average rent in England in Wales increased by 2.4% year on year in October, led by growth in the East of England where rents are rising the fastest, the latest index shows.

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=36403640

    LANDLORDS HAVE TIME TO BREATHE AND RE-EVALUATE THEIR BUSINESS AFTER UK BUDGET

    Nov 23, 2017

    Buy to let landlords in the UK are being urged to take advantage of the breathing space the lack of change in the Budget relating to the private rented sector has created and look forward to incentives for offering longer tenancies.

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=36373637

    FIRST TIME BUYERS NOW BETTER OFF ACROSS ALL OF ENGLAND AND WALES APART FROM LONDON

    Nov 23, 2017

    First time buyers purchasing an average priced home will be better off across all of England and Wales apart from Greater London but buyers will still pay a lot less in stamp duty.

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=36383638

    OVER 40% OF HOMES IN UK WOULD BE STAMP DUTY FREE IF THRESHOLD WAS RAISED TO £250,000

    Nov 21, 2017

    Some 43% of properties currently on sale in the UK would be exempt from stamp duty if the minimum level of the tax was increased to £250,000, according to new research.

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    LONDON MAYOR AND COUNCIL CHIEFS CALL FOR POWERS TO BOOST NEW HOME BUILDING

    Nov 21, 2017

    On the eve of the Budget where housing is set to be given a major boost, the Mayor of London and council leaders have written to Chancellor Philip Hammond urging him to give them the freedom to build more affordable homes.

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    SALES INCREASED FOR SECOND MONTH IN A ROW IN THE US BUT STILL BELOW A YEAR AGO

    Nov 21, 2017

    Existing home sales in the United States increased in October to their strongest pace since earlier this summer, but continual supply shortages led to fewer transactions on an annual basis.

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    NEW JERSEY OFFICE MARKET RENTS APPROACHING RECORD HIGHS

    Nov 21, 2017

    According to Transwestern's Third-Quarter 2017 Office Market Report, after decades of stagnation, asking rents for office space in New Jersey are steadily rising and nearing an all-time high.

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=36343634

    HOMEBUYERS PRICED OUT OF PRIMARY MARKETS INVEST IN VACATION HOMES

    Nov 21, 2017

    Some realistic buyers have turned to vacation homes for both investment and to grab a piece of the American dream of homeownership. They rent in the city where they work then commute to vacation homes on weekends and holidays.

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    EXPERTS SUGGEST BUDGET IS UNLIKELY TO BE GOOD NEWS FOR BUY TO LET LANDLORDS

    Nov 20, 2017

    The Budget is unlikely to hold good news for buy to let landlords and according to experts the best they can hope for is no more change.

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    HOUSING STARTS BOUNCE BACK STRONGLY

    Nov 17, 2017

    U.S. housing starts rose last month to the highest level in a year, a sign that builders are getting back on track after hurricanes lashed the southeast and dampened residential construction activity in September.

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    CUTTING EDGE RESEARCH SUGGESTS CREATING NEW HOMES ON TOP OF EXISTING BUILDINGS IN LONDON

    Nov 17, 2017

    New homes could be built in London using rooftop development space which would not alter the skyline and provide much needed affordable housing, according to new research.

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    TEMPORARY REMOVAL OF STAMP DUTY WOULD RESULT IN MORE PEOPLE MOVING HOME IN UK

    Nov 17, 2017

    Some 30% of would be first time buyers would accelerate their plans to buy a home is stamp duty was temporarily removed, new research has found.

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    ORANGE COUNTY CALIFORNIA ENJOYS HIGHEST OFFICE RENT GROWTH IN U.S. OVER LAST TWO YEARS AT 23 PERCENT

    Nov 16, 2017

    According to CBRE's annual Tech-30 Report, which measures the tech industry's impact on office rents in the 30 leading tech markets in the U.S. and Canada, the willingness of tech companies to pay a premium for office space in the hottest tech submarkets is spilling over into neighboring sub...

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=36173617

    NUMBER OF NEW HOMES PROVIDED ANNUALLY IN ENGLAND EXCEEDS 200,000 FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A DECADE

    Nov 16, 2017

    Over 200,000 new homes were provided in England last year compared with the previous year, according to official figures, but some councils are still not meeting the challenge of providing enough housing.

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    NIMBYS CONCERNED ABOUT HOUSING AFFORDABILITY URGED TO STOP OPPOSING DEVELOPMENT

    Nov 15, 2017

    People who tend to take a dislike to new homes being built in their area also claim to be frustrated that that young people find it so hard to afford to buy their first home, new research has found.

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    ASKING PRICES FALL IN ENGLAND AND WALES BUT STILL 3% HIGHER THAN A YEAR AGO

    Nov 15, 2017

    Asking prices in England and Wales have fallen by 0.2% but are still 3% higher in November than they were a year ago, taking the average to £306,667, the latest index shows.

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    SUPER HOT LAS VEGAS HOUSING MARKET COOLED OFF IN OCTOBER

    Nov 14, 2017

    According to the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors, after many years of strong price appreciation, local Las Vegas home prices started cooling down in October 2017; though home prices and sales are still well up from one year ago.

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    RESEARCH REVEALS SHOCKING LACK OF AWARENESS AMONG TENANTS AND LANDLORDS IN UK

    Nov 14, 2017

    Millions of tenants and landlords across the UK are unaware of the laws governing the rental sector with landlords even unsure about responsibilities regarding being safe and fair, new research has found.

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    RECORD NUMBER OF LANDLORDS PAYING CASH IN THE UK PRIVATE RENTED MARKET

    Nov 13, 2017

    A record 65% of landlords bought property paying in cash, more than at any time in the last decade, new research shows.

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    WILL TAX BILL PRODUCE A REAL ESTATE DEBACLE OR IS A BOOM AHEAD?

    Nov 12, 2017

    A popular and underused leading indicator for the real estate market is the Housing Starts Index, which measures the number of new homes that developers are building.

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    RISING PRICES IN THE US PUTTING ADDED FINANCIAL BURDEN ON FIRST TIME BUYERS

    Nov 10, 2017

    First time buyers in the United States face having to find thousands of more for a down payment on a home as prices are forecast to keep rising in 2018, a new report suggests.

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    HOME OWNERS IN UK RUSHED TO REMORTGAGE AHEAD OF EXPECTED RATE RAISE, NEW DATA SHOWS

    Nov 10, 2017

    Some 88% of remortgage applications were successful in the third quarter of 2017 in the UK, up 8% year on year and the highest proportion in the last two years, the latest figures reveal.

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    LATEST RICS SURVEY SUGGESTS UK HOUSING MARKET IS SUBDUED

    Nov 09, 2017

    The UK housing market continued to stutter in October with both demand from buyers and agreed sales declining once more, while price trends are now flat, the latest survey shows.

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    RENTS FOR NEW TENANCIES DOWN ACROSS THE UK IN OCTOBER 2017 MONTH ON MONTH

    Nov 09, 2017

    Average rents in the UK increased by 0.9% year on year during October, taking the average monthly rent agreed on new tenancies to £909, according to the latest index data.

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=35983598

    HOUSING SUPPLY FALLS BACK ACROSS MUCH OF THE UK

    Nov 08, 2017

    A boost in housing supply in the UK recorded in September was short lived with the latest data showing that property listing fell again in October across much of the country.

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    RESIDENTIAL LANDLORDS NEED TO BE AWARE OF EXPANSION OF UK LAW ON RETALIATORY EVICTIONS

    Nov 08, 2017

    Landlords are being urged to set up basic procedures to protect themselves against accusations of retaliatory evictions as UK laws covering the issues are due to be expanded next year.

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    UK HOUSING MARKET STRENGTHENS WITH AVERAGE PRICES REACHING NEW HIGH

    Nov 07, 2017

    The latest UK housing index shows that the property market remains resilient with prices in the three months to the end of October some 2.3% higher than in the previous three months, the fastest price growth on this measure, since January.

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    UPPER END OF LONDON’S PROPERTY MARKET MOVING TOWARDS RECOVERY

    Nov 07, 2017

    While buyers in London of property valued above £10 million have become more cautious, there are signs the super prime market is moving towards recovery mode.

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    RESEARCH REVEALS FIRST TIME BUYERS UNDERESTIMATE COST OF BUYING A HOME

    Nov 06, 2017

    There is a real lack of understanding around the house buying process and the associated costs amongst those looking to buy their first home in the UK, according to new research.

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    EARNINGS GROWTH RESEARCH: HECLA MINING COMPANY (HL), PENNSYLVANIA REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST (PEI)

    Nov 06, 2017

    Shares of Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) observed rebound of -2.63% since bottoming out on Nov. 03, 2017. Meanwhile, due to an ongoing pressure which caused a decline of almost -6.51% in the past five days, the stock price is now down -15.08% so far on the year — still in weak territory.

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    HOME OWNERS COULD BE PAYING MORE FOR INSURANCE BY GOING WITH THEIR LENDER POLICIES

    Nov 03, 2017

    Nearly one in five home owners believe that buying the lender’s home insurance will help their mortgage application go through, new research has found.

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=35813581

    THE SECRET TO FINDING REAL ESTATE DEALS IN A HOT MARKET

    Nov 02, 2017

    As of September 2017, the median list price of homes is up 10% year-over-year, while the number of days on market and inventory are down 10% and 9%, respectively, according to research by Realtor.com.

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    AVERAGE PROPERTY PRICES IN UK SENT TO RISE BY 14% OVER NEXT FIVE YEARS, JUST 7.1% IN LONDON

    Nov 02, 2017

    UK house price growth is expected to slow next year as uncertainty weighs on sentiment, but will pick up again in 2019 and 2020, according to the latest forecast, reaching 14% over the five years.

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    HOME OWNERS WITH MORTGAGES FACE FIRST INTEREST RATE RISE FOR A DECADE

    Nov 02, 2017

    The interest rate in the UK has been increased for the first time in a decade meaning that home owners with mortgages on lenders’ standard variable rates are likely to find their monthly bill going up from December.

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    WHAT DO APARTMENT RENTERS REALLY WANT IN THE U.S.?

    Nov 01, 2017

    According to the recently released 2017 National Multifamily Housing Council / Kingsley Renter Preferences Report, U.S. apartment renters now want more shorter-term leasing options combined with added online reviews to make more informed decisions.

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    INTEREST RATE RISE COULD BE ANOTHER FINANCIAL BLOW FOR UK BUY TO LET LANDLORDS

    Nov 01, 2017

    The first rise in interest rates in a decade could hit buy to let landlords and result on more rapid rent increases, it is suggested.

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=35743574

    PRIME PROPERTY MARKETS IN CENTRAL LONDON HAVE RECOVERED FROM STAMP DUTY HITS

    Oct 31, 2017

    Both the mainstream and premium sectors of the prime central London property market have shown a recovery from price falls which followed changes to stamp duty in 2014, a new analysis shows.

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    NEW FIGURES CLAIM LONDON NEEDS 66,000 NEW HOMES EVERY YEAR TO SORT OUT HOUSING CRISIS

    Oct 30, 2017

    London needs to build 66,000 new homes every year to meet its growing need and put right years of under investment in housing but to do so more Government funding is needed for affordable houses, it is claimed.

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    CHANCELLOR URGED TO SCRAP STAMP DUTY AS IT IS HARMFUL TO HOUSING MARKET GROWTH

    Oct 30, 2017

    Stamp duty, the property tax paid when buying a home in the UK, is keeping people in homes of the wrong size, means they are forced to live to far from their work and is more harmful than income tax, according to a new report.

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    TOP REASONS WHY REAL ESTATE INVESTING IS SO POPULAR

    Oct 30, 2017

    Real estate is secured by a physical asset and is an overwhelmingly stable investment. In the vast majority of cases, an investment property will retain its value and appreciate over time.

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    CONFIDENCE IN UK HOUSE PRICE GROWTH FALLS SUBSTANTIALLY

    Oct 27, 2017

    Confidence in UK house prices has fallen to its lowest level since December 2012 with just half of consumers expecting values to rise over the next year.

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    PROPERTY INDUSTRY BELIEVES MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE TO BOOST DEVELOPMENT IN LONDON

    Oct 27, 2017

    The vast majority of property and development specialists and decision makers believe that both the national and city wide governments are not doing enough to boost construction in London.

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=35623562

    EXPECTED INTEREST RATE HIKE IN UK COULD HIT FIVE MILLION HOME OWNERS

    Oct 26, 2017

    Home owners with variable rate mortgages in the UK could end up paying out almost £83 million in December alone, or £990million over a year, if the Bank of England raises its base interest rate next week as widely expected.

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    NEW HOME SALES IN U.S. HITS 10-YEAR HIGH

    Oct 26, 2017

    According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau, sales of newly built, single-family homes in September 2017 rose 18.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 667,000 units from an upwardly revised August reading.

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=35583558

    EDINBURGH TOPS UK CITY HOUSE PRICE GROWTH IN YEAR TO SEPTEMBER 2017

    Oct 25, 2017

    House prices in key cities in the UK increased by 4.9% year on year in September with Edinburgh seeing the biggest growth at 6.7%, the latest index shows

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    HURRICANES TAKE TOLL ON SEPTEMBER HOUSING PRODUCTION IN U.S.

    Oct 24, 2017

    According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department, nationwide housing starts fell 4.7 percent in September 2017 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.13 million units.

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    PROPERTY SALES IN UK DOWN BY 1.8% LAST MONTH, BUT UP ALMOST 5% YEAR ON YEAR

    Oct 24, 2017

    Residential property sales in the UK fell by 1.8% between August and September 2017 but were 4.6% higher than the same month in 2016, the latest official figures show.

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    LANDLORDS IN LONDON NOT PUT OFF BY TAX CHANGES

    Oct 24, 2017

    Changes to tax in the UK affecting buy to let is not putting off landlords in London as they see the long term benefits of their investment, it is suggested.

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    AFTER 3 MONTHS OF DECLINES, U.S. HOME SALES UPTICK IN SEPTEMBER

    Oct 23, 2017

    According to the National Association of Realtors, after three straight monthly declines, existing-home sales in the U.S. slightly reversed course in September 2017, but ongoing supply shortages and recent hurricanes muted overall activity and caused sales to fall back on an annual basis.

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    MOST BUYERS AND SELLERS IN ENGLAND AND WALES FIND THE PROCESS STRESSFUL

    Oct 23, 2017

    The majority of people in England and Wales who buy or sell a property find is stressful with delays causing the most worry but there is also a level of dissatisfaction with estate agents, new research shows.

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    NEW HOME MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS IN U.S. DECREASE 7.5 PERCENT ANNUALLY

    Oct 16, 2017

    According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, the Mortgage Bankers Association Builder Applications Survey data for September 2017 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases in the U.S. decreased 7.5 percent compared to September 2016.

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    RISING RENTAL PRICES IN THE SOUTH OF THE UK DRIVES ANNUAL GROWTH, LATEST INDEX SHOWS

    Oct 16, 2017

    Average rents in the UK increased by 1.1% in the 12 months to September 2017, driven by growth in the south of the country although they were unchanged in Greater London, the only area not to see a rise.

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    INVESTMENT IN SOUTH EAST OF ENGLAND OFFICE MARKET AT HIGHEST VOLUME SINCE 2013

    Oct 13, 2017

    Investment volumes in the South East of England office market reached £1.3 billion in the third quarter of 2017, the highest quarter on record since 2013, the latest index shows.

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    ANALYZING PROFIT-MAKING EFFICIENCY: FREEPORT-MCMORAN INC. (FCX), INVESTORS REAL ESTATE TRUST (IRET)

    Oct 12, 2017

    hares of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE:FCX) are making a strong comeback as they have jumped 56.17% since bottoming out at $9.24 on Oct. 13, 2016. Meanwhile, due to an ongoing pressure which caused a decline of almost -0.69% in the past five days, the stock price is now up 9.4% so far on the year &mda...

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    FORECLOSURE ACTIVITY IN U.S. AT 11-YEAR LOW

    Oct 12, 2017

    According to Attom Data Solutions' Q3 2017 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, a total of 191,824 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings -- default notices, scheduled auctions or bank repossessions -- in the third quarter, down 13 percent from the previous quarter and down 35 percent from a year a...

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    OVER 172,000 CALIFORNIA HOMES WORTH $65 BILLION AT RISK FROM WILDFIRES

    Oct 11, 2017

    According to CoreLogic's latest hazard risk analysis, a total of 172,117 homes with a combined reconstruction cost value (RCV) of more than $65 billion are at some level of risk from the wildfires in the Napa and Santa Rosa metropolitan areas.

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    RENTERS THINK THE HOUSING MARKET IS FINALLY LOOSENING UP, FUELING A SUDDEN OPTIMISM AMONG HOMEBUYERS

    Oct 10, 2017

    All year, the overwhelming sentiment in the housing market has been frustration. Too few homes for sale drove prices sky high and led to fierce competition among buyers, especially at the entry level.

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    AVERAGE UK RENTS UP 2.1% YEAR ON YEAR IN SEPTEMBER, INDEX DATA SHOWS

    Oct 10, 2017

    Average rents across the UK increased by 2.1% in September when compared to the same month a year ago taking the average monthly rent to £927, the latest index shows.

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    GRAND COAST CAPITAL GROUP EXPANDS COMMERCIAL LENDING TEAM

    Oct 10, 2017

    Grand Coast Capital Group, a Boston-based real estate investment and private lending firm, announced that Bryan Joyce and Christopher Raleigh have joined the team in commercial lending.

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    IS THE US RETAIL REAL ESTATE IN WORSE SHAPE THAN OTHER COUNTRIES?

    Oct 10, 2017

    Is the retail slump in the U.S. worse than in other countries?  This hot-topic question on the program of The Counselors of Real Estate professional association’s 2017 annual convention in Montreal last week drew nearly 200 attendees into an interactive discussion of the issue.

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    ASKING RENTS IN PRIVATE RENTED SECTOR AT A STANDSTILL IN MOST OF THE UK

    Oct 09, 2017

    Asking rents for new tenancies in the UK outside of London fell by 0.2% year on year in the third quarter of 2017, the first drop recorded at this time of year, the latest rental index shows.

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    LAS VEGAS HOME PRICES UP A STAGGERING 13 PERCENT ANNUALLY IN SEPTEMBER

    Oct 06, 2017

    According to the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors, local home prices continued to rise rapidly, while home sales stabilized in September 2017.

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    ONE IN 20 RENTAL PROPERTIES IN UK DO NOT YET MEET MINIMUM ENERGY STANDARDS

    Oct 05, 2017

    The private rental sector in the UK has seen rapid energy efficiency improvements in recent years, but one in 20 properties still fail minimum standards, new research has found.

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    THE REAL ESTATE BOARD OF NEW YORK LAUNCHES THE BIGGEST REAL ESTATE HACKATHON TO DATE

    Oct 04, 2017

    So far 2017 has been another incredible year for real estate tech with record breaking investments, including WeWork’s $4.4 billion whopping financing round and Redfin’s successive IPO.

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    MORE LAND NEEDS TO BE RELEASED FOR NEW HOMES IN THE UK TO MEET DEMAND

    Oct 03, 2017

    A rapid expansion of the house building industry has the UK on track to deliver the Government’s target of one million new homes by 2020, but more are needed, according to a new analysis.

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    EXTRA MONEY FOR HELP TO BUY WILL EXACERBATE THE HOUSING CRISIS, SAYS BRITISH THINK TANK

    Oct 03, 2017

    The extra £10 billion that the British Government is putting into its flagship Help to Buy scheme will to nothing to increase the supply of housing, it is claimed.

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    NEW ANALYSIS REVEALS SHORTAGE OF HOMES IN ENGLAND SET TO REACH A MILLION BY 2022

    Oct 02, 2017

    The shortfall of new homes in England is set to reach more than a million by 2022 as the gulf between building houses and demand from a growing populations widens, new research shows.

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    FIRST TIME BUYERS TO GET MORE HELP TO GET ON THE HOUSING LADDER IN THE UK

    Oct 02, 2017

    The Help to buy scheme in the UK aimed at helping first time buyers on the housing ladder is to be extended and a more pro-development planning environment introduced.

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    PROPERTY PRICES FALL IN LONDON YEAR ON YEAR FOR FIRST TIME IN EIGHT YEARS

    Sep 29, 2017

    House prices have fallen in London on an annual basis for the first time in eight years but overall house price growth in the rest of the UK was stable at 2%, the latest index shows.

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    MEXICO EARTHQUAKE CAUSES A STRONG FLIGHT TO QUALITY COMMERCIAL PROPERTY ASSETS

    Sep 29, 2017

    According to experts from global real estate consultant CBRE, the recent 7.1 magnitude earthquake that stunned Mexico City (and surrounding states of Mexico, Morelos and Puebla) is now having a strong impact on Mexico's commercial real estate market.

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    HELP TO BUY SCHEME IN ENGLAND CONTINUING TO AID FIRST TIME BUYERS

    Sep 28, 2017

    Some 134,558 properties have been bought in England with the Government’s Help to Buy equity loan scheme since it was introduced in April 2013, most sold to first time buyers, the latest official figures show.

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    U.S. HOME BUILDERS PLEASED WITH NEW TRUMP, GOP TAX REFORM PLAN

    Sep 27, 2017

    NAHB commends President Trump and Congress for making the vital issue of tax reform a top priority. During the past several months, we have conveyed our views and concerns to policymakers and we firmly believe that the plan unveiled today represents a positive step in the right direction.

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    HIGH PROPERTY TAX RATES IN SCOTLAND HITTING THE MILLION POUND PROPERTY MARKET

    Sep 27, 2017

    Punitive rates of property tax are curtailing the million pound property market in Scotland with a substantial drop in sales in this housing price bracket.

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    NEW HOME SALES IN U.S. DROP 3.4 PERCENT IN AUGUST

    Sep 27, 2017

    According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. sales of newly built, single-family homes in August 2017 fell 3.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 560,000 units from an upwardly revised July 2017 reading.

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    HOME RENTERS LIKELY TO CONTINUE RENTING, EVEN IF RENT INCREASES IN U.S.

    Sep 26, 2017

    Existing homes sales in the U.S. have retreated in four of the past five months, but a new survey from the National Association of Realtors finds this slowdown is not because of a lack of confidence from consumers about buying and selling a home, or based on their views about the direction of the ec...

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    WESTERN PA. RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE SALES UP

    Sep 26, 2017

    Sales and average home prices are up in western Pennsylvania from last year.

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    HOUSE PRICE GROWTH IN SCOTLAND EXCEEDS ALL OF ENGLAND APART FROM THE EAST REGION

    Sep 25, 2017

    House price growth in Scotland has increased for six months in a row and is now the second highest in the UK, according to the latest index figures.

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    U.S. HOME SALES OFF, HURT BY HARVEY AND LOW SUPPLY

    Sep 25, 2017

    U.S. home sales fell 1.7 percent in August, pulled down by the effects of Hurricane Harvey and a worsening shortage of available properties.

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    CALLS FOR UK GOVERNMENT TO URGENTLY SORT OUT ‘ABUSIVE’ RESIDENTIAL LEASEHOLDS ON NEW BUILDS

    Sep 22, 2017

    The need for residential property leasehold change is laid bare by new figures published by the UK Government showing there are 4.2 million properties that fall into this category.

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    PROPERTY PRICES IN IRELAND CONTINUE UPWARD AND COULD REACH NEW PEAK AS EARLY AT 2020

    Sep 22, 2017

    Residential property prices in Ireland increased by 12.3% in the 12 months to July 2017 and have now increased by 65.2% since the bottom of the market in March 2013.

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    MAJORITY OF BUYERS FIND THE PROCESS TAKES LONGER THAN EXPECTED WITH SOME BEING LEFT HOMELESS

    Sep 21, 2017

    Almost three quarters of people who bought a house in the last 10 years say the process took longer than expected with many being left without a place to stay before completion, research has found.

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    ODDLY, HOME PRICES IN U.S. CITIES WITH HIGHEST NATURAL DISASTER RISK RISING FASTEST

    Sep 21, 2017

    According to ATTOM Data Solutions' 2017 U.S. Natural Hazard Housing Risk Index, the median home price in U.S. cities in the 80th percentile for natural hazard risk have increased more than twice as fast over the past five years and over the past 10 years than median home prices in U.S cities in ...

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    PROPERTIES NEAR TOP STATE SCHOOLS IN ENGLAND COST AN AVERAGE 45% MORE, RESEARCH SHOWS

    Sep 20, 2017

    Homes near top state schools in England have an average house price of £415,844, some 45% higher than the average across the country, new research shows.

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    U.S. HOUSING STARTS SLIPPED, PERMITS ROSE IN AUGUST

    Sep 19, 2017

    Housing starts in August came in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.18 million. Starts slid 0.8% from a revised July estimate of 1.19 million.

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    HOUSING STARTS FALL FOR SECOND STRAIGHT MONTH

    Sep 19, 2017

    Housing starts slipped 0.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.18 million units.

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    HOME FLIPPING PROFITS IN U.S. CONTINUE TO DIP IN 2017

    Sep 18, 2017

    The home flipping rate of 5.6 percent in Q2 2017 was down from 6.9 percent in the previous quarter but unchanged from a year ago.

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    LACK OF FAMILY HOMES IN THE US RENTED SECTOR IS PUSHING UP RENTS, SAYS NEW ANALYSIS

    Sep 15, 2017

    Almost half of all tenants in the United States want to rent a single family home, but less than a third actually do, according to the latest real estate market trends report.

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    FIRST RENT CONTROLS IN UK LIKELY TO BE IN SCOTLAND BUT NO PLANS FOR SIMILAR MOVE IN ENGLAND

    Sep 15, 2017

    There are no plans to introduce rent controls in England but new legislation in Scotland means they are likely to be introduced in cities, with Glasgow leading the way.

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    HOWARD HANNA REAL ESTATE EXPANDS IN MICHIGAN

    Sep 14, 2017

    The market here is experiencing unprecedented growth and this partnership makes sense so that we can better serve our customers and agents in the area.

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    HOUSTON HOME SALES PLUNGED 25 PERCENT IN AUGUST AS HARVEY APPROACHED

    Sep 13, 2017

    Home sales plunged 25 percent in August as Hurricane Harvey barreled toward southeast Texas, breaking a 10-month streak of sales gains in the Houston area.

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    HOUSING MARKET, SIDELINED BY HARVEY, SHOWS SIGNS OF A REBOUND

    Sep 13, 2017

    As Hurricane Harvey was making its ominous approach toward southeast Texas late last month, prospective homebuyers put their shopping plans on hold.

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    US HOME OWNERS WARNED OVER FUTURE FLOOD INSURANCE CRISIS IN WAKE OF HURRICANE IRMA

    Sep 12, 2017

    As millions of home owners in Florida take stock of their flooded properties in the aftermath of hurricane Irma, real estate agents have issued a warning about flood insurance.

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    TIME TO GET CAUTIOUS? – PENNSYLVANIA REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST (PEI), BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (BAX)

    Sep 11, 2017

    Shares of Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:PEI) observed rebound of 5.23% since bottoming out at $9.75 on Aug. 30, 2017. Thanks to a rise of almost 2.29% in the past five days, the stock price is now down -45.89% so far on the year — still in weak territory. In this case, shares...

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    WHAT ANALYST RATINGS SPELL FOR THESE STOCKS? – APOLLO COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE FINANCE, INC. (ARI), YELP INC. (YELP)

    Sep 11, 2017

    Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE:ARI) slipped over 0% at $17.91, after hitting low of $17.9 in an intra-day trade. Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. has 103.69 million shares outstanding, and in the last trade has seen ATR around 0.19. The volume of ARI witnessed a shift f...

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    A STAGGERING SWATH OF NEWLY BUILT SOUTH FLORIDA HOMES LAY IN IRMA'S PATH

    Sep 08, 2017

    There are many more single-family homes and apartment towers crowded into the area than during devastating Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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    DRAFT HOUSING STRATEGY FOR LONDON OVER NEXT FIVE YEARS GOES OUT FOR CONSULTATION

    Sep 07, 2017

    Some £250 million has been allocated in London for buying land for new, affordable homes as part of the city’s first ever official Housing Strategy for the next five years.

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    U.S. HOUSING DEMAND INDEX DIPS IN JULY

    Sep 05, 2017

    According to Redfin's latest U.S. Housing Demand Index, a dip of 5.0 percent was recorded from its all-time high of 130 in June 2017 to 124 in July 2017. Still, the Demand Index was up 29.7 percent year over year. The Demand Index is adjusted for Redfin's market share growth.

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    RESIDENTIAL SALES CONTRACTS IN US FALL AGAIN, SUPPLY MEANS LIMITED OPTIONS FOR HOUSE HUNTERS

    Sep 04, 2017

    Pending homes sales in the United States stumbled in July for the fourth time in five months as only the West of the nation saw an increase in activity, according to the latest index.

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    PRIME PROPERTY SALES MARKET IN CENTRAL LONDON STABILISING BUT RENTS ARE DOWN

    Aug 24, 2017

    The prime property market in central London is showing signs of stabilisations with sales levels rising and prices holding firm at the lower end of the market sector.

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    A LUXURY REAL-ESTATE PROPOSITION

    Aug 23, 2017

    Two native Texans with a love of all things French have listed their château in Normandy, a Paris apartment and a duplex in Chicago. They’ll sell only one of them to the first person with the best offer.

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    GROWTH LESSONS FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS IN THE DESERT STATES

    Aug 23, 2017

    The historical West was a place of feast or famine, mainly the latter. Deserts, snow, water, mountains, mining, gambling - the West either had too much of them or too little. The dry climate prevented settlement because farming was too difficult, limited to narrow strips along rivers that could floo...

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    SURVEY SUGGESTS MANY BRITISH BUYERS WOULD PREFER TRADITIONAL HOMES TO NEW BUILDS

    Aug 22, 2017

    While more new homes are being built in the UK, new research suggests that many still want older, traditional properties even if they need renovation. People feel that new built properties end up all looking remarkably similar, can lack character and are often poorly built, according to research fro...

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    NEW HOME PURCHASE MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS IN U.S. INCREASE 5.1 PERCENT ANNUALLY

    Aug 22, 2017

    According to the Mortgage Bankers Association Builder Applications Survey for July 2017, U.S. mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 5.1 percent compared to July 2016. Compared to June 2017, applications decreased by 12 percent. This change does not include any adjustment for typical...

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    WASHINGTON REIT BREAKS GROUND IN VA

    Aug 21, 2017

    Washington Real Estate Investment Trust is developing The Trove, a 401-unit apartment community in the Columbia Pike corridor of Arlington, Va. Two years ago, Washington REIT acquired The Wellington, three buildings constructed in 1961 on a 14-acre site, with a total of 711 apartments. After the sal...

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    GREEN BRIDGE CLOSES BULK CLEVELAND APARTMENT SALE

    Aug 21, 2017

    Green Bridge Real Estate completed the sale of four East Cleveland, apartment buildings located on Superior Road. Purchased in bulk, the properties traded for $2.9 million, which represents 89 percent of asking price. Green Bridge Owner Matthew King brokered the deal. Investment Group closed on the ...

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    RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY PRICES AND SALES IN HONG KONG ARE MODERATING

    Aug 18, 2017

    Property prices in Hong Kong remained positive in June but sales volumes were flat and both have fallen below their three month average, the latest index data shows.

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    AVERAGE HOUSE PRICES IN SCOTLAND UP MORE THAN IN ENGLAND AND WALES ON ANNUAL BASIS

    Aug 18, 2017

    Average house prices in Scotland increased by 0.5% in June and annual growth has risen from 2.9% to 4.6% compared to the previous month, the latest index figures show. Prices in Scotland have risen for the fifth month in succession, compared with three months of falling prices in England and Wales w...

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    LONDON MAYOR SAYS HALF OF NEW HOMES ON PUBLIC LAND MUST BE AFFORDABLE

    Aug 17, 2017

    At least half the new homes built on public land in London will have to be affordable to benefit from faster planning permission under a new approach to development set out in guidance published by the Mayor.

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    LACK OF SUPPLY CONTINUES TO PUSH UP HOME PRICES IN THE US

    Aug 17, 2017

    Home prices in the United States are maintaining their robust growth with a shortage of supply reining in sales, according to the latest index report. The national median existing single family home price in the second quarter was $255,600, up 6.2% from the second quarter of 2016 when it was $240,70...

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    HOME PRICES JUMP 6.2 PERCENT IN SECOND QUARTER

    Aug 16, 2017

    The headstrong supply and demand imbalances in much of the country slightly tempered the pace of sales and caused home prices to maintain their robust growth in the second quarter, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors.

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    BOULDER REAL ESTATE SOCIAL MEDIA SITE EXPANDS INTO CALIFORNIA

    Aug 16, 2017

    A social media platform for real estate brokers launched by a Boulder entrepreneur has expanded into California. Lane Hornung, founder of 8z Real Estate, created zavvie earlier this year as a way for brokers to market themselves as experts in a given neighborhood directly to home owners in that area...

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    BLACKSTONE ACQUISITION CREATES ONE MASSIVE HOME-RENTAL COMPANY

    Aug 10, 2017

    Private equity giant Blackstone Group is taking over Starwood Waypoint Homes and merging it with Invitation Homes in an all-stock deal that would create one massive home-rental company. After the deal closes, Invitation Homes stockholders will own about 59 percent of an $11 billion U.S. single-famil...

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    SAN FRANCISCO REAL ESTATE FINTECH OPENDOOR HIRING TO EXPAND INTO ATLANTA

    Aug 10, 2017

    San Francisco-based Opendoor is hiring for expansion in two southern boomtowns, saying that "vibrant markets like Atlanta and Raleigh have a good demand-supply mix, great affordability and give us access to great talent.”

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    WALL STREET FIRMS BUILD A SINGLE-FAMILY RENTAL GIANT, BUT IT'S STILL A MINNOW IN HOUSING MARKET

    Aug 10, 2017

    Invitation Homes and Starwood Waypoint Homes are merging, creating a single-family rental behemoth and doubling down on Wall Street's bet that in post-housing-crisis America renting would become more popular. The combined company will own 82,000 homes in 17 markets and be valued at approximately...

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    AMERICA'S TINY HOME CRAZE: COLORADO'S WEECASA IS A FORCE IN REAL ESTATE'S LATEST TREN

    Aug 09, 2017

    Almost everything around Lyons, Colorado is immense. Sandstone mountains in vivid red and orange hues rise high above the one-story shops on the town’s main drag. Plains, speckled with trees, stretch on for miles on Route 36, and just a few feet away, the Rocky Mountains tower almost 5,000 fee...

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    PRIVATE RENT SECTOR TENANTS HAVE HIGHEST HOUSING COSTS IN ENGLAND

    Aug 09, 2017

    Households in the private rented sector in England have the highest housing costs, particularly in London and spend more on housing costs than owners, a new analysis shows

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    SINGLE FAMILY HOUSING PERMITS IN U.S. DOWN 46 PERCENT IN Q2

    Aug 09, 2017

    According to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI) released this week, nearly 300 U.S. housing markets posted an increase in economic and housing activity from the first quarter to the second quarter of 2017.

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    HOUSING MARKET’S NEW DOMINANT FORCE: BABY BOOMERS WHO WON'T SELL

    Aug 08, 2017

    On a weekday afternoon in North Philadelphia, the 23-year-old painter cruises along on his bike, its black paint obscured under stickers from breweries and rock bands. He turns onto a side street, where he spots a few elderly neighbors, standing on adjoining porches. He parks, leans on one handlebar...

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    IMPROVEMENT IN PROPERTY SALES IN CYPRUS CONTINUES, WITH OVERSEAS BUYERS BACK

    Aug 08, 2017

    The residential property market in Cyprus is continuing to see a recovery in sales with the latest official figures showing that transactions increased by 18% in July compared with the same month in 2016.

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    HOME COUNTIES SEE HIGHER AVERAGE PRICE GROWTH THAN LONDON

    Aug 04, 2017

    Areas around London, known as the Home Counties, are continuing to outperform the UK’s capital city property market in terms of price growth, new research has found. House prices in the Home Counties have increased on average by 1.69% in 2017 so far and by 5.71% annually, according to the rese...

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    LUXURY HOME PRICES SOAR AS SELLERS COME BACK DOWN TO EARTH

    Aug 03, 2017

    The slump in the swankiest sector of the housing market appears to be over, and, ironically, it may be due to a dose of reality among sellers. Sale prices of luxury homes in the second quarter of this year were up 7.5 percent from a year ago, the first time luxury gains have outpaced the rest of the...

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    CMBS MORTGAGES LEAD EXPANSION OF COMMERCIAL LENDING IN U.S.

    Aug 03, 2017

    According to CBRE, commercial real estate lending in the U.S. continued to grow in Q2 2017, led by a surge in CMBS mortgages. Despite an increase in short-term interest rates by the Federal Reserve in June, capital markets remained favorable in Q2 2017, with rising equity prices, tight spreads and l...

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    SMALL BUILDERS IN THE UK SEE COSTS SOAR DUE TO BREXIT

    Aug 03, 2017

    A third of small building firms in the UK say that soaring material prices are squeezing their margins and almost a quarter have had to pass these price increases onto consumers, new research shows.

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    U.S. HOMES PRICES UP 50 PERCENT OVER 2011 HOUSING BOTTOM

    Aug 02, 2017

    According to CoreLogic's latest Home Price Index for June 2017, U.S. home prices are up strongly both year over year and month over month. Home prices nationally increased year over year by 6.7 percent from June 2016 to June 2017, and on a month-over-month basis, home prices increased by 1.1 per...

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    REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE REDFIN FINDS A HOME ON THE PUBLIC MARKET IN $138 MILLION OFFERING

    Aug 02, 2017

    Real estate brokerage Redfin is putting down roots on the public market, raising $138.5 million in an initial public offering Friday. The IPO is a crucial test not only for the 11 year old company, but for the broader market of tech-enabled startups that many hope will shake up the sometimes stodgy ...

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    PENDING HOME SALES IN U.S. UPTICK RECOVER IN JUNE

    Aug 01, 2017

    According to the National Association of Realtors, after declining for three straight months, U.S. pending home sales reversed course in June 2017 as all major regions, except for the Midwest, saw an increase in contract activity.

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    UK LANDLORDS SET TO AVOID YOUNGER TENANTS, NEW RESEARCH REVEALS

    Aug 01, 2017

    Younger people in the UK are likely to find it more difficult finding rented accommodation as a substantial proportion of landlords are planning to cut back on tenancies for people aged under 25, new research has found.

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    DILLARD'S IS THE LATEST TARGET BY ACTIVISTS FOR RETAILER'S REAL ESTATE

    Jul 31, 2017

    Dillard's is the latest department store chain to be targeted by an activist investor. The investor, which has primarily focused on real estate securities and owns a 2 percent stake in Dillard's, said the department store's properties alone should be valued at upwards of $200 per share.

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    BUCKS FROM BRICKS: THESE RETAILERS MAKE THE MOST MONEY PER SQUARE FOOT ON THEIR REAL ESTATE

    Jul 29, 2017

    Sales per square foot — a popular metric used when comparing the profitability of retail real estate — have tumbled in recent years as the retail industry struggles to draw in shoppers. Those sales, as measured by CoStar, at most public retailers have declined to an average of around $32...

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    WOULD BE FIRST TIME BUYERS ARE STRESSED OUT WITH WORRY OVER COST OF A HOME

    Jul 28, 2017

    The vast majority of would be first time home owners feel stressed about saving for a deposit to get on the housing ladder in London, new research has found.

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    NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN PROFITABILITY: APOLLO COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE FINANCE, INC. (ARI), S&P GLOBAL INC. (SPGI)

    Jul 28, 2017

    Shares of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE:ARI) observed rebound of 15.25% since bottoming out at $15.54 on Oct. 07, 2016. Meanwhile, due to an ongoing pressure which caused a decline of almost -1.1% in the past five days, the stock price is now up 7.76% so far on the year — s...

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    10 YEARS ON THE CREDIT CRUNCH IS STILL SHAPING THE UK HOUSING MARKET

    Jul 27, 2017

    After a decade the credit crunch which sent the UK economy downward is still shaping the nation’s housing market, continuing to affect existing and aspiring home owners, new research suggests. The effects of the economic crisis were dramatic and swift as the average UK house price dropped 20% ...

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    CONFIDENCE RISING IN SPANISH PROPERTY MARKET WITH SALES TIPPED TO RISE 10% IN 2017

    Jul 27, 2017

    Confidence in the Spanish property market is rising with the research division of Spanish bank BBVA forecasting that home sales this year will be 10% higher than last year.

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    RISING DEMAND PUTTING PRESSURE ON FEWER CONVEYANCERS IN UK PROPERTY MARKET

    Jul 26, 2017

    Productivity levels in the UK’s residential conveyancing market have soared, rising by 69% in just four years from 71 cases per year in 2012 to 120 cases per year in 2016, new research shows.

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    IN SEARCH OF PROFITABLE STOCKS: SEMPRA ENERGY (SRE), PENNSYLVANIA REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST (PEI)

    Jul 25, 2017

    Shares of Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) are on a recovery track as they have regained 21.93% since bottoming out at $92.95 on Nov. 14, 2016. Thanks to a rise of almost 1.16% in the past five days, the stock price is now up 12.61% so far on the year — still in strong territory. In this case, shares ...

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    HOME-PRICE GAINS IN METRO CHARLOTTE HOLD PACE IN MAY

    Jul 25, 2017

    Home prices across Charlotte's metro area increased in May at a similar rate as the previous month: 6.1%. That year-over-year price gain once again exceeded the national average of 5.6%, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller report released Tuesday. Meanwhile, the 10-city measure picke...

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    U.S. HOME SALES DIP IN JUNE, PRICES STILL RISE

    Jul 25, 2017

    According to the National Association of Realtors, existing-home sales slipped in June 2017 as low supply kept homes selling at a near record pace but ultimately ended up muting overall activity. Only the Midwest saw an increase in sales last month.

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    US SEES SURGE IN CANADIANS BUYING PROPERTY IN FLORIDA

    Jul 24, 2017

    The number of foreign buyers in the United States residential property market surged last year with Canadians in particular snapping up properties in Florida, with California and Texas also popular states.  Overall the volume of sales to overseas buyers increased by 49% to a record $153 billion...

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    CHANGES ANNOUNCED TO HELP FIRST TIME BUYERS IN AUSTRALIA

    Jul 21, 2017

    With affordability affecting housing markets in Australia, most notably in major cities such as Melbourne and Sydney, the  Government has announced further measures to help buyers.  Draft legislation has been published which will help first time buyers, remove barriers that discourage reti...

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    VALUING 2 STOCKS USING FINANCIAL RATIOS: APOLLO COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE FINANCE, INC. (ARI), NEW YORK COMMUNITY BANCORP, INC. (NYCB)

    Jul 20, 2017

    Shares of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE:ARI) observed rebound of 15.83% since bottoming out at $15.54 on Oct. 07, 2016. Meanwhile, due to an ongoing pressure which caused a decline of almost -2.12% in the past five days, the stock price is now up 8.3% so far on the year  sti...

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    UK HOME DEVELOPMENT MARKET SEEING MORE SMALLER BUILDERS AND BUILD TO RENT

    Jul 20, 2017

    The UK residential land market has been dominated by the major house builders since 2009, but the past year has seen a significant rise in the number of smaller firms, new research shows. Small and medium sized house builders and housing associations are also building more homes, supported by Govern...

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    MOST EXCITING COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN DUBAI IN 10 YEARS ANNOUNCED

    Jul 20, 2017

    According to international real estate consultant Cluttons, even though Dubai's commercial office real estate market has experienced muted growth over the past six months, the recently announced Emirates Towers Business Park is set to become Dubai's most defining commercial development in ov...

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    13 REAL ESTATE COMPANIES DOMINATE THE BBJ LIST OF LARGEST CORPORATE CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTORS IN MASSACHUSETTS

    Jul 19, 2017

    Thirteen local real estate companies are included in the Boston Business Journal’s list of largest corporate charitable contributors in Massachusetts. With a whopping contribution of $20.63 million, Cummings Properties/Cummings Foundation topped the list of all 85 largest contributors.

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    FOREIGN BUYERS DRIVE RECORD $153 BILLION OF U.S. RESIDENTIAL SALES, MIAMI TOP MARKET

    Jul 19, 2017

    The National Association of Realtors is reporting that a substantial increase in sales dollar volume from Canadian buyers, foreign investment in U.S. residential real estate skyrocketed to a new record-high, as property transactions grew in each of the top five countries where buyers originated.

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    THE MOST OVERVALUED HOUSING MARKETS IN AMERICA ARE IN TEXAS

    Jul 19, 2017

    In a city with rising incomes and declining unemployment, it stands to reason that home prices would go up as well. Such is the case in San Antonio. Incomes in the Texas city grew 4.5% between the first quarters of 2016 and 2017, nearly a percentage point more than the national average.

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    LONGFELLOW REAL ESTATE PARTNERS ACQUIRE 125/150 CAMBRIDGEPARK DRIVE IN CAMBRIDGE

    Jul 18, 2017

    England’s Capital Markets team announced the sale of 125/150 Cambridgepark Drive, two institutional-quality, multi-tenant office buildings totaling 470,258 SF and an accompanying 456-space, recently constructed parking garage in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The premier assets sold for an undisclo...

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    HONG KONG HOME PRICES TO GROW 15 PERCENT IN COMING 30 MONTHS

    Jul 17, 2017

    According to JLL's latest white paper - Up, Up and Away: The Rise and Rise of Hong Kong's Residential Market, JLL expects Hong Kong's housing prices to grow 15% in the coming 30 months given strong demand from owner-occupiers and about half of all households still with the financial stre...

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    RENTS IN BRITAIN UP 1.1% YEAR ON YEAR, DOWN IN GREATER LONDON

    Jul 17, 2017

    Residential rents in Britain have increased by 1.1% year on year to an average of £950 per month, the latest index data shows.But there is some regional variation with the South West of England seeing rents for new tenancies increasing by 4.6% year on year to an average of £786, the high...

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    CALL FOR LIMITS ON NUMBER OF OVERSEAS RESIDENTS BUYING PROPERTY IN THE UK

    Jul 17, 2017

    An annual housing survey has unveiled strong support for limiting the number of overseas buyers in the UK and also says that Brexit has made little or no difference to the housing market.  Some countries have regulations limiting the investment allowed from overseas buyers or add extra tax, but...

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    LONDON MAYOR CONFIRMS AN EXTRA 50,000 NEW HOMES TO RENT AND BUY

    Jul 14, 2017

    London is to get an extra 50,000 affordable homes to rent and buy over the next four years in a deal announced by the Mayor of London as part of a record breaking £3.15 billion housing fund.  The £1.7 billion deal with councils and housing association will result in new homes being ...

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    WHAT’S FUELING INVESTOR CONFIDENCE? – SUNRUN INC. (RUN), APOLLO COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE FINANCE, INC. (ARI)

    Jul 14, 2017

    Shares of Sunrun Inc. (NASDAQ:RUN) are making a strong comeback as they have jumped 68.43% since bottoming out at $4.15 on Nov. 09, 2016. Thanks to a rise of almost 3.56% in the past five days, the stock price is now up 31.64% so far on the year — still in strong territory. In this case, share...

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    HOME PRICES AND BUYER COMPETITION HIT NEW HIGHS IN JUNE

    Jul 13, 2017

    U.S. home prices rose 7.3 percent to a median sale price of $298,000 in June, according to Redfin, the next-generation real estate brokerage. This is the highest national median sale price Redfin has recorded since the company began keeping track in 2010. Home sales increased 1.9 percent compared to...

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    PENNSYLVANIA REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST (PEI): IGNORE THE NOISE AND FOCUS ON THE TECHNICALS

    Jul 12, 2017

    With all other things going on, Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:PEI) has been on a free fall — declining -23.85 percent in just three months. It looks like traders are not happy with the stock. On the other side, analysts now consider Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust a...

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    HERE’S HOW THINGS COULD REALLY GO FOR APOLLO COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE FINANCE, INC. (ARI) AND MONSTER DIGITAL, INC

    Jul 12, 2017

    Shares of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE:ARI) observed rebound of 17.95% since bottoming out at $15.54 on Oct. 07, 2016. Meanwhile, due to an ongoing pressure which caused a decline of almost -1.29% in the past five days, the stock price is now up 10.29% so far on the year —...

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    CALLAHAN CONSTRUCTION AND NORTHBRIDGE COMPANIES COMMEMORATE GROUNDBREAKING OF LAURENTIDE AT MASHPEE COMMONS

    Jul 11, 2017

    Callahan Construction Managers, a Bridgewater-based full-service construction management firm, recently commemorated the launch of construction on Laurentide at Mashpee Commons, a new senior living property developed by Northbridge Companies, a leading owner and manager of quality senior living comm...

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    PERRY BROKERAGE RELEASES INDUSTRIAL REAL ESTATE REPORT FOR 2ND QUARTER

    Jul 11, 2017

    Perry Brokerage released a report on Greater Boston’s commercial industrial real estate, reporting a positive absorption of 162,000 square feet driven by significant warehouse activity in the second quarter of 2017.

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    TIME TO GET CAUTIOUS? PENNSYLVANIA REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST (PEI), AMERICAN AXLE & MANUFACTURING HOLDINGS, INC. (AXL)

    Jul 10, 2017

    Shares of American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AXL) are on a recovery track as they have regained 24.98% since bottoming out at $12.61 on Nov. 09, 2016. Thanks to a rise of almost 4.1% in the past five days, the stock price is now down -18.34% so far on the year — still in we...

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    HOW TECHNOLOGY IS TRANSFORMING COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE MARKETING

    Jul 06, 2017

    Here at CRE.tech, we have been following the Chicago-based marketing technology company Buildout for a while. The founder and CEO Vishu Ramanathan has given some of the most talked about speeches at our CRE.tech live events. So, we were quite happy when we saw last month that the company successfull...

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    IS APOLLO COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE FINANCE, INC. (ARI) FINDING SUPPORT OR HITTING RESISTANCE?

    Jul 02, 2017

    With all other things going on, Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE:ARI) has been on a free fall — declining -1.38 percent in just three months. It looks like traders are not happy with the stock. On the other side, analysts now consider Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc...

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    THE WOODLANDS HILLS COMMUNITY LAUNCHES NEAR CONROE

    Jun 26, 2017

    The Woodlands Hills, a 2,000-acre community going up 13 miles north of The Woodlands, will bring a new housing option to the Conroe/Willis area in early 2018, the developer announced. The Howard Hughes Corp. and its subsidiary, The Woodlands Development Co., announced the name of the community along...

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    REAL ESTATE IS LUCRATIVE FOR CANADA'S TAXMAN

    Jun 26, 2017

    The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) continues to follow through on the crackdown it announced last year on people who fail to report income from real estate transactions. The agency says that from April 2015 to March 2017, real estate transaction audits found $329.4 million in assessed income that had n...

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    PRICES IN KEY UK CITIES UP 3.5% IN LAST THREE MONTHS, HIGHEST QUARTERLY RISE SINCE 2014

    Jun 23, 2017

    Price growth in key UK cities is continuing to grow with values up by an average of 3.5% in the last three months, the latest index figures show. It was the highest quarterly rate since June 2014 and year on year the average price was up by 5.1%, slightly below the previous month’s 5.2%, accor...

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    FRESHWATER INVESTMENTS ACQUIRES SEATTLE COMMUNITY

    Jun 23, 2017

    Freshwater Investments, a real estate investment firm offering individual investors opportunities to co-own multifamily properties, has acquired The Stinson Apartment Homes, a 93-unit community located in Everett, Wash., for $16.8 million. Chris Ross of HFF’s Seattle office represented the sel...

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    OWNERS, LANDLORDS AND MANAGERS OF PRIVATE TOWER BLOCKS IN ENGLAND ASKED TO CHECK CLADDING

    Jun 21, 2017

    The owners, landlords and managers of private residential blocks in England have been told by the British Government that help is available for them to check their buildings in light of concerns following the fire in London. Melanie Dawes, Permanent Secretary at the Department of Communities and Loc...

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    PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA HOME PRICES CONTINUE TO RISE

    Jun 21, 2017

    Home prices in Florida's Palm Beach County continued their upward trend in May, reaching another post-crash high. The median price of a single-family home sold in Palm Beach County in May rose to $335,000, a 7.9 percent increase from a year ago and up slightly from April’s $327,000, accord...

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    EXISTING-HOME SALES RISE 1.1 PERCENT IN MAY; MEDIAN SALES PRICE RISES TO NEW HIGH

    Jun 21, 2017

    Existing-home sales rebounded in May following a notable decline in April, and low inventory levels helped propel the median sales price to a new high while pushing down the median days a home is on the market to a new low, according to the National Association of Realtors. All major regions except ...

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    VANTAGE BUILDERS HELPS CYCL3 LAUNCH NEW STUDIO IN BURLINGTON, MA

    Jun 20, 2017

    WALTHAM, MA. – Vantage Builders, Inc., a general contracting and construction firm based in Waltham, MA., announced that it completed the build-out of the first location of CYCL3, the next-generation of indoor cycling, located at 112 Mall Road in Burlington, Mass.
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    HOUSING STARTS IN U.S. DOWN 5.5 PERCENT IN MAY

    Jun 19, 2017

    According to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department, led by a decline in multifamily production, nationwide housing starts fell 5.5 percent in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million units.
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    U.S. HOUSING STARTS HIT EIGHT-MONTH LOW; BUILDING PERMITS WEAK

    Jun 19, 2017

    U.S. homebuilding fell for a third straight month in May to the lowest level in eight months as construction activity declined broadly, suggesting that housing could be a drag on economic growth in the second quarter.
    Housing starts weakened despite a dearth of properties on the market, which...

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    PROPERTY MARKET IN CANADA SAW SALES FALL CONSIDERABLY IN MAY

    Jun 16, 2017

    Residential property sales in Canada fell by 6.2% month on month in May with activity overall down 1.6% compared to the previous year, the largest decline since August 2012.
    The latest index from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) also shows that average prices nationally are 4.3% hi...

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    HOMEBUILDER CONFIDENCE SLIPS 2 POINTS IN JUNE TO 67 DESPITE STRONG DEMAND FOR NEW HOMES

    Jun 16, 2017

    A monthly survey of builder sentiment fell 2 points in June to 67, and May’s reading was revised down by 1 point. While anything above 50 is considered positive on the National Association of Home Builders survey, sentiment has dropped decidedly since its surge following the election of Presid...

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    WHY RENTAL PROPERTY OWNERS SHOULD STOP BEING AFRAID OF SELF-SHOWINGS

    Jun 15, 2017

    t first glance, the notion of allowing a prospective resident to tour a rental property on his or her own may seem reckless. I’ve been hearing people make arguments against self-showings for years. But I’d venture to guess most of the skeptics haven’t tried to use self-showings and...

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    THE 15 HOTTEST HOUSING MARKETS IN THE U.S.

    Jun 15, 2017

    Markets in Colorado and the Carolinas are drawing the most potential home buyers, according to data released recently by ATTOM Data Solutions.
    The property data company analyzed mortgage applications to create its “Pre-Mover Housing Index,” a measure of the proportion of homes lik...

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    LIFE-STAGE TRANSITIONS CONTINUE TO SHAPE HOUSING MARKET

    Jun 15, 2017

    Predictions that aging baby boomers would flock to retirement havens or that millennials would split from the lifestyle patterns of their parents and grandparents and shun a suburban existence appear to have been premature.

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    MAY NEW HOME PURCHASE MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS UP 15 PERCENT YEAR OVER YEA

    Jun 15, 2017

    According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Builder Application Survey data for May 2017, mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 15 percent compared to May 2016. Compared to April 2017, applications increased by 4 percent relative to the previous month. This change doe...

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    BC HOME PRICES CONTINUE TO CLIMB IN MAY AS SUPPLY TIGHTENS: BCREA

    Jun 13, 2017

    The supply of homes for sale in BC have fallen a staggering 50 per cent over the past five years, putting more upward pressure on home prices.
    Last month, the province’s total active listings fell 11 per cent from May 2016, while the sales-to-active listings was over 20 per cent in nine...

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    WHY ARE HOME PRICES IN THESE 3 MARKETS RISING FASTER THAN CANADA’S?

    Jun 12, 2017

    There is a shortage of housing and many young people have troubles making ends meet due to high rent.”
    Those words could’ve been written about Toronto or Vancouver.

    Yet they are from a recent article about real estate in Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital and home t...

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    BALTIMORE-AREA HOME SALES, PRICES REACH 10-YEAR HIGH IN MAY

    Jun 12, 2017

    The report was compiled by MarketStats by Showing Time based on listing activity from Bright MLS.

    Overall, it showed the sales volume of $1.2 billion across the Baltimore area for residential closings was also up by 10.2 percent over last year. Closings in May totaled 3,964, up 6.7 pe...

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    ON THE MARKET: THE MOST EXPENSIVE HOMES IN OAKVILLE

    Jun 12, 2017

    On the market this week takes a look at some of the most expensive homes currently for sale in Oakville.

    7230 Christopher Drive, $599,000: This 1,459-square-foot home has three bedrooms, three full bathrooms and was built in 1950. The ranch has 10 total rooms and overlooks the Mississ...

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    WHEN WILL ZECKENDORF'S $70 MILLION PENTHOUSE FIND A BUYER?

    Jun 09, 2017

    Maybe you’ve seen the ads. Dusk falls over the East River, the sun dipping behind the top of the United Nation’s trim green and white headquarters. Dressed in a slinky black gown and big diamond earring, a woman gazes out a two-story window that forms a giant U around her. On the other s...

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    HOW TO DEVELOP A LOCALIZED REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT STRATEGY

    Jun 08, 2017

    In some markets it's so expensive to buy a home that most people have to rent. New York, San Francisco, some others. In the New York area, 70 percent of people rent, many because they want to, most because they have to. But it's not just high home prices that make an expensive market, you al...

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    WHY THESE ARE THE MOST AFFORDABLE BEACH TOWNS FOR REAL ESTAT

    Jun 07, 2017

    Atlantic City is the most affordable U.S. city to buy a beach home, according to a survey by national realtor Redfin. To determine the most affordable beach towns, Redfin looked at coastal cities with populations of at least 1,000 people and identified those where at least 3 percent of the vacant un...

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    TELL-TALE SIGNS THAT YOU'RE BUYING IN AN OVERHEATED REAL ESTATE MARKET

    Jun 06, 2017

    It’s not easy to be a home buyer today. Many parts of the U.S. are seeing low inventory, leading to bidding wars and other affordability concerns.

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    MORE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY INVESTORS BUYING ACROSS BORDERS IN THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION

    Jun 06, 2017

    arious residential property markets in Asia Pacific are seeing a diverse range of buyers and while most remain domestic, there is an increase in investors buying across borders, a new analysis report shows.

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    CHARLESTON, SC REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT

    Jun 06, 2017

    Our market is on Fire. Accumulatively The median sales price has increased 11.7%. Certain areas have soared to over 25%. Days on market are an all time low. It is definitley a sellers market.

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    https://RE.report/news-article.aspx?ID=32723272

    THE BEST PLACES TO BUY REAL ESTATE OVERSEAS

    Jun 05, 2017

    Getting on the property market doesn’t have to mean buying something in your hometown, or even your home country. For many Americans, the prospect of buying property overseas seems impossible.

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    DENVER'S LUXURY REAL ESTATE MARKET HITS ANOTHER MILESTONE

    Jun 05, 2017

    n May, a record-breaking 179 homes priced over $1 million sold and closed, up over 21 percent from the month prior and up nearly 38 percent year over year, according to Denver Metro Association of REALTORS.

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    SARASOTA, FL REAL ESTATE - SOLID SPRING SALES MOMENTUM

    Jun 02, 2017

    he Sarasota Real Estate Market had yet another strong month of sales growth, along with adding more inventory of properties for sale and prices continuing to grow modestly.  The region remains well positioned to allow for sustained growth into the summer months ahead.

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    REAL ESTATE IN BRIEF: MEMORIAL HERMAN ADD-ON PLANNED AT HUMBLE CAMPUS

    Jun 02, 2017

    Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital broke ground on a five-story, 123,000-square-foot building that will add 90 patient rooms to its 255-bed campus at 18951 N. Memorial Drive in Humble. The $70 million project is scheduled to open in December 2018.

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    U.S. HOUSE SIZES ARE EDGING DOWN

    Jun 02, 2017

    In the aftermath of the U.S. foreclosure crisis, homebuilders focused on the top end of the market, where it was easier to find attractive profit margins and creditworthy borrowers.

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    FOREIGN BUYERS IMPACT LUXURY COASTAL CITIES, NOT OVERALL U.S. HOUSING MARKET

    Jun 01, 2017

    According to the newly released 2017 Q2 Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey, international buyers of residential real estate in the U.S. don't have a significant impact on the overall housing market. They are far more influential at the top end of the market.

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    COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE LENDING GROWTH REMAINS STRONG DESPITE FED RATE HIKES

    May 31, 2017

    The Fed’s ongoing interest rate hike process has had a negative impact on the rate of loan growth across U.S. banks over recent months, with fewer individuals and enterprises adding fresh debt at the higher interest rates. While this trend is most visible for the commercial and industrial loan...

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    THE 19 HOTTEST REAL ESTATE MARKETS IN N.J. ARE SURGING

    May 31, 2017

    New Jersey's real estate market has been fairly fractured since the Great Recession ended in 2009. A slow recovery has meant many are still waiting for their property values to recover, but that's certainly not true across the board.

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    INTAGENT DELIVERS EXQUISITE WEBSITES FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS IN THE USA

    May 30, 2017

    Intagent web designers are the best in the industry, and this is evident in their designs. They have amazing websites which they love to show off. Their CRM lead management program is a web-based management system that clients can use on any device.

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    NEW MEXICO PERA HIRES CERBERUS FOR 'RE-PERFORMING' MORTGAGE STRATEGY

    May 30, 2017

    Public Employees Retirement Association of New Mexico (New Mexico PERA) has hired Cerberus Capital Management to invest $100m (€89.4m) in residential loans in Europe and the US.

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    PGB RAMPS UP ALLOCATION TO REAL ESTATE LOANS

    May 30, 2017

    The €24bn multi-sectoral pension fund PGB increased its mortgage allocation eightfold to €1.2bn last year, representing 5.4% of its entire investment portfolio.

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    HOW TO ACCESS ASIA-FOCUSED PRIVATE PROPERTY FUNDS THROUGH LISTED MARKETS

    May 30, 2017

    Investors are leaving the financial crisis in the West behind them when it comes to investment strategies. They are pumping money back into real estate, source of many of the worst crisis woes. In Asia, they show a propensity for riskier, clubbier deals, too.

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    JIMMY BUFFETT EXPANDS HIS REAL ESTATE BRAND AMID A BOOM IN RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES

    May 30, 2017

    immy Buffett's recent announcement that he is expanding his Margaritaville retirement communities is shining a light on a booming sector of the real estate market.