Professional Development Archive

Regional and Community Banks Are Main Lenders in REALTOR® Commercial Markets

CRE sales volume continued its positive trend in 2015, with $534 billion in closed transactions, compared with $432 billion in 2014, based on data from Real Capital Analytics (RCA).  In contrast to the large commercial transactions reported by RCA,...

Asian Homeownership and Asians in Real Estate

May is the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, so in a series of blogs, we look at some demographic and real estate data regarding the Asian population.[1] In this first blog, we look at the size of the Asian population...

Highlights of March 2016 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey

Market conditions vary across local markets, but the REALTORS® confidence and traffic indices indicate that overall market activity picked up slightly in March 2016 compared to one year ago and to the previous month, according to the March 2016...

Commercial Lending Conditions Tighten in REALTORS® CRE Markets

Commercial real estate (CRE) notched another year of growth in 2015, favored by continued macroeconomic growth and broadening capital markets, according to the Expectations & Market Realities in Real Estate 2016: Navigating through the Crosscurrents report, released by Deloitte,...

Vacation Properties: Short Term Rentals

In the age of social media interconnectedness, online vacation rental sites like AirBnb and HomeAway have gotten popular with travelers both at home and abroad. This could be benefitting vacation property buyers in some areas. In comparison to investors,...