Employment and Low Interest Rates Drive Commercial Real Estate Gains

Commercial sales transactions span the price spectrum, but tend to be measured and reported based on size. CRE deals at the higher end—$2.5 million and above—comprise a large share of investment sales, and generally receive most of the press...

REALTORS® Outlook Over The Next Six Months: Positive But More Moderate

As of July REALTORS® were by and large “strongly confident” about the outlook over the next six months although confidence eased somewhat compared to June: July 2015 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report.[1] In the single-family markets, the REALTORS® Confidence...

Existing-Home Sales Data by State

This blog post was written by Summer Research Interns Erin Fitzpatrick and La Shawn Skeete. Erin is currently studying at George Washington University pursuing a B.S. in Economics and a B.A. in Political Science. La Shawn is currently studying at The University of Maryland,...
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August 24, 2015

Mortgage Application Data (August 20th, 2015)

This blog post was written by La Shawn Skeete. La Shawn is a Summer Research Intern, and is currently studying at The University of Maryland, College Park pursuing a degree in Economics. Seasonally adjusted mortgage application volumes increased 3.6%...
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August 21, 2015

Mortgage Access Continues to Thaw

In the 2nd quarter of 2015, mortgage originators reported measured improvement in access to credit. While more lenders are offering credit outside of the pristine, conventional space, they remain pensive and the trend appears driven by an expansion of...