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Community Banks Are Main Source of REALTORS®’ Commercial Financing in 2014

During 2013, commercial real estate witnessed a noticeable reversal in capital availability.  Following exceedingly stringent capital standards and overly tight liquidity in the wake of the 2008 recession, funding sources broadened.  The trends accelerated during 2014, as most major...

Commercial Lending Conditions Ease in 2014

According to the first Urban Land Institute/EY Real Estate Consensus Forecast of 2014, commercial real estate fundamentals are projected to continue improving. Vacancy rates are expected to decline for office, industrial and retail properties, while availability for apartments is...

New England Accounts for 82 Percent of Investor Cash Sales in 2014

Cash sales made up 32 percent of all sales, according to the April REALTORS® Confidence Index. However, for investors, cash clearly continued to provide an advantage, as 70 percent of investor purchases were made with cash. When looking at...

Investors Remain Active in South Atlantic and Pacific Markets

Investors have been active participants in residential markets, especially after 2008. According to the April REALTORS® Confidence Index, 18 percent of respondents reported a sale to an investor. Taking a look over the past five years reveals that investors...

Commercial REALTOR® Markets Experience Rising Rents in 2014.Q1

Commercial fundamentals continued to strengthen in REALTOR® markets, as demand for space accelerated during the first quarter. Commercial leasing rose 5.0 percent over the fourth quarter 2013, following a moderate 0.4 percent rise the prior quarter. On the supply...