Transactions Archive

Like-Kind Exchanges: Highlights from Florida

Based on the latest data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis[1], the real estate industry accounted for $139.5 billion in Florida. The figure accounted for 16.6 percent of Florida’s Gross State Product. The figure includes real estate transactions—sales, leasing,...

Like-Kind Exchanges Lead to Capital Investments

This blog post was written by George Ratiu, Director of Quantitative & Commercial Research and Erin Fitzpatrick, Research Intern. Like-kind exchanges (LKE) provide an important vehicle to sell and acquire property—both real and personal. A key feature of LKEs consists of allowing...

Home Sales to Foreigners—Down In Number but Up in Value

Existing-home sales (EHS) to foreign buyers were approximately 8 percent of the total U.S. existing-home sales market of $ 1.3 trillion for the 12 months ending March 2015 according to NAR’s recently released 2015 Profile of Home Buying Activity...

New Closing Docs – A Problem this Summer?

REALTORS ® are familiar with the many documents that consumers see at closing.  In an effort to streamline the documentation and to provide important consumer protections, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will require lenders to implement new closing documents...

Financing Continues to Impact REALTORS® Commercial Sales Transactions

Commercial real estate investment trends were positive in 2014, following on last year’s tail winds.  Sales of large CRE transactions (LCRE)—over $2.5M—advanced 21 percent year-over-year in, totaling $438 billion, based on Real Capital Analytics (RCA) data.  Investor demand for...