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Single-Family Rents Uptick in August, Despite COVID Outbreak

Single-Family Rents Uptick in August, Despite COVID Outbreak

According to CoreLogic's latest Single-Family Rent Index for August, national rent increased 2.1% year over year, down from a 2.9% year-over-year increase in August 2019. Read More »


Areas at High Wildfire Risk, Relative Affordability Lures U.S. Homebuyers

Areas at High Wildfire Risk, Relative Affordability Lures U.S. Homebuyers

According to Redfin, the median sale price of U.S. homes in zip codes with a low wildfire risk has increased 101% since 2012, compared with an 88% increase for homes in high-wildfire-risk zip codes. Read More »

New Survey Says Half of America's Workforce Not Returning to the Office Until Mid-2021

New Survey Says Half of America's Workforce Not Returning to the Office Until Mid-2021

50 percent of the business respondents say that it will be at least until June 2021 when more than 50 percent of workers return onsite. Seventeen percent say that it will be later than June 2021. Read More »

Recent U.S. Homeownership Gains Driven by Latin Americans

Recent U.S. Homeownership Gains Driven by Latin Americans

About 18% of the U.S. population identifies as Latin, yet they have accounted for more than 60% of new U.S. homeowner gains over the past decade. Read More »


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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 »

Last Updated October 20, 2020 9:00 AM ET

San Francisco Property News

According to new research by Redfin, 22 percent of U.S. homebuyers and sellers said the upcoming presidential election is impacting their plans to buy or sell a home.

The total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 6 basis points from 6.87% of servicers' portfolio volume in the prior week to 6.81% as of September 27, 2020.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Debt Outstanding quarterly report, the level of commercial/multifamily mortgage debt outstanding rose by $43.6 billion (1.2 percent) in the second quarter of 2020.

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 August 2020 topped the 1 million mark and reached their highest pace since September 2006.

According to a new report by Redfin, U.S. median home sale prices increased 13% from August 2019 to $319,178--the highest on record. This 13% year-over-year increase was the largest since October 2013.

CoreLogic's latest Single-Family Rent Index (SFRI) for July 2020 shows a national residential rent increase of 1.7% year over year, down from a 2.9% year-over-year increase in July 2019.

The Mortgage Bankers Association is reporting this week that U. S. mortgage credit availability decreased in August 2020. Mortgage credit supply fell to its lowest level since March 2014, driven by a reduction in supply from both conventional and government segments of the market.

Forsyth County, Georgia, ranks as the top "Work from Home" county in the United States. Two Colorado counties - Douglas and Broomfield - appear in the top 10 at second and ninth, respectively.

CoreLogic's latest monthly Loan Performance Insights Report for June 2020 says 7.1% of U.S. mortgages were in some stage of delinquency (30 days or more past due, including those in foreclosure).

Net-lease investment in the U.S. fell significantly in Q2 2020, but comprised the highest share of total volume on record amid a sharp decline in commercial real estate investment activity.

California's housing market continued to recover as home sales climbed to their highest level in more than two and a half years in July 2020, while setting another record-high median home price.

Insured wind and storm surge losses for residential and commercial properties in Louisiana and Texas are estimated to be between $8 billion and $12 billion.

Redfin is reporting this week that a quarter (24.5%) of San Francisco-area home sellers cut their list prices during the four weeks ending August 2020, the highest share since at least 2015.

According to a new report from Redfin, the median sale price for luxury homes in the U.S. rose 1.2% year over year to $825,000 during the three months ending July 31, 2020.

U.S. home builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes increased six points in August 2020. HMI stands at highest reading in the 35-year history of the series.

The nation's two most expensive housing markets of San Francisco and New York are seeing prices fall and homes linger on the market longer due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

U.S. commercial investor sentiment and transaction activity are recovering from the depths of the COVID-19 crisis.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.96 percent in mid-August 2020. Homebuyer demand remains strong, especially for those in search of an entry-level home.


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