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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). ...

Highlights of the April 2017 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report

While local conditions vary, the REALTORS® Buyer Traffic Index and the REALTORS® Confidence Index—Current Conditions for single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums remained above 50 in April 2017, indicating that more respondents reported “strong” than “weak” conditions. Both indices were...

Investor Soundness

In the wake of the housing crisis, vacation and investment buyers played an important role in sopping up excess inventory. As their participation wanes, the impact will vary around the country. Furthermore, deception and poor lending practices to some...

All-Cash Sales: 23 Percent of Residential Sales in January 2017

In January 2017, 23 percent of sales were cash sales (21 percent in December 2016; 26 percent in January 2016), according to the January 2017 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report, a monthly survey of REALTORS® about their sales activity...

Highlights of the January 2017 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report

While local conditions vary, the REALTORS® Buyer Traffic Index and the REALTORS® Confidence Index—Current Conditions for single-family homes remained above 50 in January 2017, indicating that more respondents reported “strong” than “weak” conditions, according to the January 2017 REALTORS® Confidence...