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Despite Coronavirus, U.S. Home Price Growth Accelerated in June

Despite Coronavirus, U.S. Home Price Growth Accelerated in June

Based on CoreLogic's latest Home Price Index for June, U.S. home prices increased by 4.9% in June 2020, compared with June 2019. Month over month, home prices increased 1%, compared with May of this year, the fastest monthly gain for the month of June since 2013. Read More »


Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 7.67 Percent in U.S.

Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 7.67 Percent in U.S.

The total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 7 basis points from 7.74% of servicers' portfolio volume in the prior week to 7.67% as of July 26, 2020. Read More »

Global Commercial Property Investment Plummets 57 Percent in Q2

Global Commercial Property Investment Plummets 57 Percent in Q2

Much weaker commercial real estate investment volumes in the second quarter of 2020 reflect the impact of lockdown measures and border controls enacted to combat the COVID-19 crisis. Read More »

U.S. Condo Prices Dip in June, Sales Down 31 Percent Annually from Coronavirus

U.S. Condo Prices Dip in June, Sales Down 31 Percent Annually from Coronavirus

Redfin is reporting this week that condo sale prices in the U.S. dropped 1.4% year over year to a median of $252,000 in June 2020. Read More »


Global Property Spotlight

Brand New Residences Bring Modern Luxury Living to Paradise Island Bahamas

Brand New Residences Bring Modern Luxury Living to Paradise Island Bahamas

In the heart of breathtaking Paradise Island adjacent to Nassau, Bahamas, a very rare residential opportunity will soon be available. Opportunities like this are extremely limited on this 685 acre island paradise. Read More »


Regional Real Estate News

Last Updated August 4, 2020 9:00 AM ET

North America

Based on CoreLogic's latest Home Price Index for June, U.S. home prices increased by 4.9% in June 2020, compared with June 2019. Month over month, home prices increased 1%, compared with May of this year, the fastest monthly gain for the month of June since 2013.

The total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 7 basis points from 7.74% of servicers' portfolio volume in the prior week to 7.67% as of July 26, 2020.

Much weaker commercial real estate investment volumes in the second quarter of 2020 reflect the impact of lockdown measures and border controls enacted to combat the COVID-19 crisis.

Redfin is reporting this week that condo sale prices in the U.S. dropped 1.4% year over year to a median of $252,000 in June 2020.

Record low 165,530 U.S. foreclosure filing recorded in first half of 2020, as 13 million evictions loom later this year. Down 44 percent from the same time period a year ago.

Pending home sales continued to ascend in June, 2020 sustaining two consecutive months of increases in contract activity. Each of the four major regions experienced growth in month-over-month pending home sales.

Last Updated June 13, 2019 9:03 AM ET

Latin America

Slovenia is home to the world's fastest rising house prices with average values accelerating 18.2% year-on-year. Falling unemployment, low interest rates and until recently, limited supply, are behind the strong price growth.

Panama, the winner of the 2019 Global Retirement Index, has been a constant in the Index, but this year marks the 10th time it's reached the #1 spot--climbing from third place to scoop the top prize.

According to a new Global Retirement Index by International Living Magazine, Costa Rica won the top spot for U.S. expats to retire in 2018.

Panama-based Red Frog Beach Island Resort & Spa announced this week the resort's newest amenity, La Rosa Beach Club. The new addition features event and meeting spaces, a bar, a restaurant, a stunning waterfall and an infinity-edge pool.

According to InternationalLiving.com's 2018 Global Retirement Index, Costa Rica takes the top spot for the first time in the index's history.

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.

Last Updated July 22, 2020 9:00 AM ET

Europe

While early signs of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on rental prices were already noticeable in the first quarter of 2020, the effects of the travel ban, which was valid from mid-March, are now fully visible.

A number of global cities are seeing sales volumes continue to recover with April looking to be the low point for residential activity.

Country houses valued at £5m-plus saw the strongest price growth of any property type in the UK in the three months to June, due to interest in country living and the greater ability of buyers in higher-price brackets to transact.

The new monthly report gives key figures on the health of both sale and rental markets, with figures showing a 0.2% rise in rents nationwide in the year to June 2020.

Home purchase offers are being accepted at record rates in UK property markets as traction returns and downwards pressure on prices eases.

According to a new Daft.ie Housing Market Report released today, residential sale prices rose by an average of 3.7% in May 2020, having fallen by 5.5% in April 2020.

Last Updated July 31, 2020 7:40 AM ET

Asia Pacific

Residential sales are anticipated to fall sharply in the short run, as new projects slated for sales will likely be postponed when the third wave of COVID-19 continues to hit the city.

Ample liquidity and a low-interest environment has continued to support investments in the commercial property sector in Q2 2020.

The global economy has been badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic as it hindered economic activities and travels between countries.

Global property consultant JLL is reporting this week that the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was felt deeper in Asia Pacific real estate markets in the second quarter of 2020 than the previous quarter.

Capital values of mass residential remain resilient in H1 2020, but the rising unemployment rate will weigh on housing prices by the end of this year.

The primary growth node in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) as its concentration of highly innovative and technically-advanced industries could help stimulate economic development.

Last Updated October 22, 2019 9:02 AM ET

Middle East and Africa Pacific

Chinese property investment in the UAE has slowed in the third quarter of 2019. The growth rate tapered off in the third quarter and was down 15% compared to Q3 2018, but enquiry levels remain healthy.

According to the Property Monitor's latest Dubai House Price Index, the average annual house price in Dubai decreased by 12% in March 2019, with some communities registering even higher price declines.

According to the latest Dubai House Price Index, the average annual home price in Dubai decreased by 10.6% in February 2019, with some communities registering even higher price declines.

According to STR, hotels in the Middle East reported negative April 2018 performance results, while hotels in Africa posted growth across the three key performance metrics.

The Abu Dhabi property market heavily favored renters and buyers in Q1 of 2018, with market data showing price decreases in all areas. both apartments and villas across the sales and rental sectors became increasingly affordable in Q1.

According to STR, hotels across the Middle East reported mixed Q1 2018 performance results, while hotels in Africa posted growth across the three key performance metrics.


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