Commercial real estate growth expected to be slow but steady this year

A recent report from Grubb & Ellis Company anticipates another year of slow, but steady commercial real estate growth during 2012.
A recent report from Grubb & Ellis Company anticipates another year of slow, but steady commercial real estate growth during 2012. [More]


November construction spending sees increase

According to the Department of Commerce, construction spending increased in November on a month-over-month basis.
According to the Department of Commerce, construction spending increased in November on a month-over-month basis. [More]


Home prices approach 2001 values

A statement made by the chairman of Standard & Poor's index committee indicated that home prices are now back to levels seen in 2001.
A statement made by the chairman of Standard & Poor's index committee indicated that home prices are now back to levels seen in 2001. [More]


Experts expect good year for apartment industry

After recording good real estate data in 2011, apartment industry experts are expecting to see similar trends during the new year, Multi-Housing News reports.
After recording good real estate data in 2011, apartment industry experts are expecting to see similar trends during the new year, Multi-Housing News reports. [More]


Seller sentiment low amid strong buyer interest

Consumer attitudes toward selling a home have taken a significant downturn in recent years, according to a study released by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).
Consumer attitudes toward selling a home have taken a significant downturn in recent years, according to a study released by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). [More]


Homes sales rise in November

Construction began on a seasonally-adjusted rate of 685,000 new single-family home and apartment units in November, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
Construction began on a seasonally-adjusted rate of 685,000 new single-family home and apartment units in November, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. [More]


Housing market index improves, especially in Northeast

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Housing Market Index (HMI) for December indicates builder confidence in newly constructed single-family homes increased for the third consecutive month as the index reached its highest point since May 2010.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Housing Market Index (HMI) for December indicates builder confidence in newly constructed single-family homes increased for the third consecutive month as the index reached its highest point since May 2010. [More]


Multifamily lending trends changing

Overall commercial real estate transaction volume has been increasing since hitting a low point in October 2009, due diligence firm executive Joe Derhake recently wrote in GlobeSt.com.
Overall commercial real estate transaction volume has been increasing since hitting a low point in October 2009, due diligence firm executive Joe Derhake recently wrote in GlobeSt.com. [More]


San Jose multifamily sector strongest in region

A report from Marcus & Millichap Research Services found the San Jose Metropolitan area has the tightest apartment market in the nation, the San Jose Business Journal reports.
A report from Marcus & Millichap Research Services found the San Jose Metropolitan area has the tightest apartment market in the nation, the San Jose Business Journal reports. [More]


Fitch Ratings predicts stabilization in 2012

The residential and commercial real estate markets will stabilize over the course of 2012, according to projections from Fitch Ratings.
The residential and commercial real estate markets will stabilize over the course of 2012, according to projections from Fitch Ratings. [More]