Reach of New Risky Loans Still Modest

Despite reports of a rise in non-QM lending, participants in NAR’s 1st quarter Survey of Mortgage Originators indicated that the non-QM share of the market was anemic. While the non-QM market shrank the share of loans that fall under...

Smaller Banks Are Main Lending Providers in REALTORS®’ Commercial Markets

Commercial real estate investment trends mirrored the global economic slowdown and broader uncertainty in 2016.  Sales of global large capitalization (cap) transactions—over $2.5M—declined 15 percent year-over-year, with volume totaling $826 billion, based on data from Real Capital Analytics (RCA). ...

REALTORS® Expect “Strong” Market Conditions in the Next Six Months

In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, the National Association of REALTORS® asks members, “What are your expectations for the housing market over the next six months compared to the current state of the market in the neighborhood(s) or...

County Median Home Price: First Quarter 2017

A couple of weeks after the release of the Housing Price Index for the first quarter of 2017, we updated the median home price per county[1]. Applying the price change in the related metropolitan areas to every county, it...

Apartment Supply Outpaces Demand in Q1.2017

Economic activity slowed in the first quarter of 2017, despite a milder-than-usual winter. Based on the second estimate of real gross domestic product (GDP) from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), the United States economy rose at an annual...