U.S. consumer confidence hits 18-year high

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BOSTON – Feb. 27, 2018 – The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index surged higher in February following a modest increase in January. The Index now stands at 130.8, up from 124.3 in January.  The Present Situation Index increased from 154.7 to 162.4, while the Expectations Index that gauges attitudes about the economy six months from… Continued

February 28, 2018

Cash sales hit post-recession high

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CHICAGO – Feb. 5, 2018 – Cash sales accounted for 8 percent of new-home sales in the fourth quarter of 2017, matching a high not seen since 2014, the National Association of Home Builders reports on its Eye on Housing blog. Cash sales make up an even larger share of existing-home sales – about 20… Continued

February 6, 2018

Builders: Demand for 55+ housing hits record high

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WASHINGTON – Feb. 1, 2018 – Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market hit at least a nine-year high in the fourth quarter of 2017– the highest reading since the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) created the index in 2008. The index rose to 71 in the last three months of 2017, up… Continued

February 2, 2018

Rental condos will be harder to find

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Feb. 16, 2015 – If you want to rent a condo or townhome, your options in South Florida are disappearing. Many developers and investors who rented out units after the housing collapse are putting them back on the market now that home prices are rising. That means you’ll have a harder… Continued

February 16, 2015

Commercial Loans for Multi-Family

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November 12, 2014

Average 30-year mortgage rate drops below 4%

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Oct. 17, 2014 – Average U.S. mortgage rates tumbled this week. The 30-year loan hit its lowest level since June 2013 as Treasury bond yields marked new lows amid concern over global economic weakness. It was the fourth straight week of declines for mortgage rates, making it more affordable to borrow to… Continued

October 17, 2014

Typical Home For Sale Sells In 44 Days

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The most recent Realtors Confidence Index found that homes sold faster in June than the month before. It marked the sixth-consecutive month that properties sold more quickly than the previous month. According to the report – released by the National Association of Realtors – there was improvement across all categories, though short sales and foreclosed… Continued

August 6, 2014

Analysis Says Americans Are Ready To Buy

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A new analysis of the residential real-estate market says housing is stronger than is being reported and is due for more improvement in the next year. Michael Simonsen, co-founder and CEO of Altos Research, said – though media headlines find weakness and disappointment in the recovery – real-time data paints a much more robust picture…. Continued

August 5, 2014