Builder sentiment regarding older-consumer housing market improves

Confidence in the 55-and-older housing market increased markedly during the first month of 2012 compared to the final month of 2011, a report by the National Association of Home Builders indicates.
Confidence in the 55-and-older housing market increased markedly during the first month of 2012 compared to the final month of 2011, a report by the National Association of Home Builders indicates. [More]


Drop in office construction could drive up rents

Should the construction of new commercial real estate properties - specifically, office buildings - remain stagnant during 2012, the Wall Street Journal reports rents could grow significantly around the country.
Should the construction of new commercial real estate properties - specifically, office buildings - remain stagnant during 2012, the Wall Street Journal reports rents could grow significantly around the country. [More]


Obama scorecard indicates mixed housing market data

The Department of the Treasury has released the White House's January Housing Scorecard, which claims that the market had a mixture of positive and negative news throughout the month.
The Department of the Treasury has released the White House's January Housing Scorecard, which claims that the market had a mixture of positive and negative news throughout the month. [More]


Housing market expectations continue to improve, GSE finds

A recent survey indicates that a majority of Americans do not expect to see any significant changes to mortgage rates during the next 12 months.
A recent survey indicates that a majority of Americans do not expect to see any significant changes to mortgage rates during the next 12 months. [More]


MBA: Commercial mortgage originations up, forecast high for 2012

The Mortgage Bankers Association announced its mortgage records for last year show commercial loan originations spiked substantially, while 2012 is expected to see a considerable increase from that total.
The Mortgage Bankers Association announced its mortgage records for last year show commercial loan originations spiked substantially, while 2012 is expected to see a considerable increase from that total. [More]


Real estate groups say commercial market forecast positive

The National Association of Realtors, Deloitte and Real Estate Research Corporation released a joint report that details how strong the commercial market has been in recent years, and how it will likely be the foundation for the overall real estate market for the foreseeable future.
The National Association of Realtors, Deloitte and Real Estate Research Corporation released a joint report that details how strong the commercial market has been in recent years, and how it will likely be the foundation for the overall real estate market for the foreseeable future. [More]


Home prices ease up in quarter ending in January, report finds

Based on real estate records and other property data compiled by Clear Capital, the firm's Home Data Index Market Report for the quarter ending in January shows home prices fell markedly.
Based on real estate records and other property data compiled by Clear Capital, the firm's Home Data Index Market Report for the quarter ending in January shows home prices fell markedly. [More]


CRE prices expected to hike considerably in first half of 2012

Between January and June 2012, commercial real estate prices are forecast to rise significantly, according to a market outlook from Green Street Advisors.
Between January and June 2012, commercial real estate prices are forecast to rise significantly, according to a market outlook from Green Street Advisors. [More]


Orlando housing market reports improvements

As the the Orlando housing market continues to see home prices decline and the property the inventory thin, industry experts say it could be enough to prompt a real estate rebound.
As the the Orlando housing market continues to see home prices decline and the property the inventory thin, industry experts say it could be enough to prompt a real estate rebound. [More]


NAHB Improving Markets Index continues to grow

Although activity in many real estate markets across the U.S. is relativly flat, the National Association of Home Builders has announced that there continues to be a number of improving local markets.
Although activity in many real estate markets across the U.S. is relativly flat, the National Association of Home Builders has announced that there continues to be a number of improving local markets. [More]