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While seemingly defying the odds, home price growth has persisted throughout the pandemic and showed little sign of slowing down even though the nation is facing a potentially bigger contraction than the Great Recession. According to the latest CoreLogic HPI, home prices have grown about 70% from their post-Great Recession nadir in 2011.

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October 27, 2020 / Real Estate

Top 10 Major Metros with Largest Annual Increases in Home Seller Profits

From Attom Data Solutions
ATTOM Data Solutions’ just released Q3 2020 U.S. Home Sales Report reveals that both the raw-profit and return-on-investment figures recorded from the typical home sale in the U.S. in third quarter of 2020, stand at the highest points since the U.S. economy began recovering from the Great Recession in 2012.
October 26, 2020 / Real Estate

Mortgage Credit Risk Attributes During the Pandemic for Conventional Conforming Purchase Loans

From CoreLogic
Loan application volume, mortgage rates, and lenders underwriting standards have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, the mortgage interest rate is at a record low and purchase loan application trend highlights strong demand for home buying. Lenders may have changed their underwriting standards in response to these trends and economic uncertainty.
October 23, 2020 / Real Estate

US Retail, Office Prices Drop as Apartment, Industrial Gain

From Real Capital Analytics
The annual rate of U.S. commercial real estate price growth came in at 1.4% in September, as continued gains in apartment and industrial sector prices balanced out declines in retail and office prices, the latest RCA CPPI: US summary report shows. The US National All-Property Index gained 0.2% in September from August.
October 23, 2020 / Economy, Real Estate

77 Percent of Metros Post Double-Digit Annual Home Price Gains in Q3 2020

From Attom Data Solutions
ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database and first property data provider of Data-as-a-Service (DaaS), today released its third-quarter 2020 U.S. Home Sales Report, which shows that profits for home sellers nationwide continue to hit high points despite the economic distress caused by the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic.
October 22, 2020 / Real Estate, Economy

Single-Family Rent Growth Strengthened for Second Consecutive Month in August

From CoreLogic
U.S. single-family rent growth strengthened in August, increasing 2.1% year over year, a bit higher than the 1.7% rate reported for July 2020, but a slowdown from the 2.9% rate recorded for August 2019, according to the CoreLogic Single-Family Rent Index (SFRI). The index measures rent changes among single-family rental homes, including condominiums, using a repeat-rent analysis to measure the same rental properties over time.
October 20, 2020 / Real Estate, Economy

Top 10 Major Metros Where Foreclosure Starts Are on the Rise

From Attom Data Solutions
According to ATTOM Data Solutions’ newly released September and Q3 2020 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, foreclosure filings are down 12 percent from Q2 2020 and down 81 percent from Q3 2019, to the lowest level since ATTOM began tracking quarterly filings in Q1 2008. The reports shows there were a total of 27,016 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings in the third quarter of 2020.
October 16, 2020 / Real Estate, Economy

Apartment Rent Payment Results at 86.8% in Mid-October

From RealPage
The National Multifamily Housing Council reports that 86.8% of households living in the country’s stock of professionally-managed market-rate apartment properties have paid rent for October as of the 13th. The latest results fall 2.4 percentage points under the 89.2% payment level recorded through October 13, 2019.
October 16, 2020 / Real Estate, Economy

Construction Starts Step Back in September

From Dodge Analytics
Total construction starts dipped 18% in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $667.7 billion, essentially taking back August’s gain. While some of this decline is certainly payback from several large projects entering start in August, the drop in activity brought total construction starts below levels seen in June and July. Nonresidential starts fell 24%, while residential building dropped 21% over the month.
October 15, 2020 / Real Estate, Economy

Achieving Affordability: Comparing the Housing Market During the Boomer Era to the Present

From CoreLogic
Since the Great Recession of 2008, the real estate market has rebounded nicely to say the least. In fact, as home prices continue to climb, it has become increasingly difficult for the average American to afford to purchase a home. Simply put, home prices are increasing at a faster rate than income.
October 15, 2020 / Real Estate, Economy

Demand Returns in Q3, but Rent Growth Lags

From ALN Apartment Data
The holiday season approaches, and another quarter is in the books. The second quarter was a rough one for multifamily, as with the broader economy, but some positive signs emerged in the last few months. This month we take a closer look at Q3 performance and, as always, numbers will refer to conventional properties of at least 50 units.
October 13, 2020 / Real Estate, Economy

Top 10 U.S. Housing Markets Most Vulnerable to the Impact of COVID-19

From Attom Data Solutions
ATTOM Data Solutions’ just released Q3 2020 Special Report, spotlighting the U.S. housing markets more or less at risk of an economic impact related to the Coronavirus pandemic, shows that pockets of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions were most vulnerable in Q3 2020, while the West and now Midwest fared less at risk.
October 9, 2020 / Real Estate

Refinancing Pulls in Greater Share of US Capital Flows in H1

From Real Capital Analytics
U.S. commercial real estate deal volume has fallen sharply in 2020 but there is still capital flowing into the sector, which supports asset pricing. More capital flowed to refinancing activity than into new acquisitions in the first half of 2020, the latest edition of US Capital Trends shows.
October 9, 2020 / Real Estate, Economy

Northeastern Housing Markets Remain Most at Risk of Economic Impact from Coronavirus Pandemic

From Attom Data Solutions
Most Vulnerable Counties in Third Quarter of 2020 Concentrated in States Running from Connecticut through Maryland; New York City, Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and Now Philadelphia Among Areas with Clusters of High-Risk Counties; Midwest Joins the West as Regions Less at Risk of Housing-Market Problems
October 9, 2020 / Real Estate

Where Are Home Prices Above Their Long-Term Fundamental Values?

From CoreLogic
While seemingly defying the odds, home price growth has persisted throughout the pandemic and showed little sign of slowing down even though the nation is facing a potentially bigger contraction than the Great Recession. According to the latest CoreLogic HPI, home prices have grown about 70% from their post-Great Recession nadir in 2011.
October 9, 2020 / Real Estate

Those Struggling with Housing Costs are Least Likely to Vote

From Apartment List
With less than a month until election day, the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic fallout continue to be defining issues of the campaign. Amid this continued volatility, we find that widespread struggles with housing costs have been troublingly stable since the start of the pandemic. And despite their pressing needs, we find that those who are struggling most are least likely to make their voices heard at the ballot box on November 3rd.
October 9, 2020 / Real Estate

Third Quarter Review: High Rent Markets

From ALN Apartment Data
One of the trends that has emerged in 2020 is a flight to affordability, with expensive markets and properties being especially adversely affected in many cases. Today we take a closer look at third quarter performance for the five most expensive US markets based on average effective rent per unit. Those markets are San Francisco – Oakland, New York City, Boston, Los Angeles – Orange County and San Diego.
October 8, 2020 / Real Estate

Hedging Cost Hurdle Eases for German Capital Into the US

From Real Capital Analytics
German investors have new incentives to look at commercial real estate investments in the U.S. This group of investors was the second largest source of cross-border capital for deals in the U.S. over the last 12 months, behind Canadian players. A short while ago it was difficult for German investors to look at U.S. because of hedging costs. Those costs are fading and can make U.S. investments look comparatively inexpensive.
October 7, 2020 / Real Estate

Homeowners on the Edge: Is America on the Brink of a Foreclosure Crisis?

From UrbanFootprint
More than 6 months into the COVID-19 crisis, the pressure placed on rental markets by widespread unemployment and the economic strains of the pandemic is clear. The job losses or income reduction impacting millions of American households have left many unable to pay rent, placing them in the crosshairs of eviction and homelessness, and increasing financial stress on landlords as their tenants can’t pay.
October 7, 2020 / Real Estate

Home Price Appreciation Accelerates as Buyers Compete for Limited Supply of Homes

From CoreLogic
National home prices increased 5.9% year over year in August 2020, according to the latest Home Price Index (HPI®) Report. The August 2020 HPI gain was up from the August 2019 gain of 3.5% and was the highest year-over-year gain since June 2018. Meanwhile, for-sale inventory has continued to dwindle, dropping 17% year over year in August, which created upward pressure on home price appreciation as buyers compete for the limited supply of homes.
October 2, 2020 / Real Estate

U.S. Apartment Demand Rebounds as Leasing Surges in Sun Belt

From RealPage
U.S. apartment leasing bounced back in 3rd quarter, led by a resurgence in the nation’s Sun Belt.The occupied apartment count across the 150 largest U.S. markets climbed by 146,517 units, on net, in the July through September time frame.