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The Economy and Commercial Real Estate [REALTOR® University Speaker Series]

Presentation by Dr. Calvin Schnure, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, at the REALTOR® University Lecture Series Summary by Jed Smith, Managing Director, Quantitative Research The REALTOR® University Brown Bag monthly lecture series features presentations by leading economists,...

Investors Accounted for 17 Percent of Recent Land Purchases

A recent REALTORS® Land Institute Survey provides information on the type of buyer in land sale transactions. Investors accounted for 17 percent of land purchases nationwide in the 12 months ending June 2014. Investors bought various land types, with...

REALTORS® Continue to Report Tight Credit

About 59 percent of REALTORS® reported that a sample of buyers in July had FICO credit scores of 740 and above. In the 2001-04 time frame approximately, 40 percent of residential loans acquired by the Fannie Mae and Freddie...

Individuals/Families Account for 58 Percent of Land Purchases

A recent REALTORS® Land Institute Survey provides information on the type of buyer in land sale transactions. Individuals/families accounted for 58 percent of the most recent land purchases in the 12 month period ending June 2014. The main type...

Land: Median Prices Up 4 Percent, for 12 Months Ending June 2014

A recent survey of REALTORS® Land Institute members found that the median price increase for land in the U.S. was 4 percent for the 12 months ended June 2014. Approximately half of recent land sales were in the heartland...