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]


Apartment business booms in cities, particularly D.C.

Multifamily sector investment has been the leading aspect of the commercial real estate industry, an expert recently told Multi-Housing News.
Multifamily sector investment has been the leading aspect of the commercial real estate industry, an expert recently told Multi-Housing News. [More]


Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates hit new lows once again

Consumers continue to have the most affordable homebuying conditions ever witnessed in the U.S., as Freddie Mac reports the average rates for short- and long-term mortgage products set or were at record lows the week before Christmas.
Consumers continue to have the most affordable homebuying conditions ever witnessed in the U.S., as Freddie Mac reports the average rates for short- and long-term mortgage products set or were at record lows the week before Christmas. [More]


MBA: Applications remain low despite historic mortgage rates

Confounding many analysts, mortgage records show application volume fell once again last week, the Mortgage Bankers Association reports, despite home loan rates at their lowest levels ever.
Confounding many analysts, mortgage records show application volume fell once again last week, the Mortgage Bankers Association reports, despite home loan rates at their lowest levels ever. [More]


New York, D.C. nation's priciest commercial markets

The Big Apple and the nation's capital topped the Building Owners and Managers Association Internationals' report of the priciest commercial real estate markets in the U.S.
The Big Apple and the nation's capital topped the Building Owners and Managers Association Internationals' report of the priciest commercial real estate markets in the U.S. [More]


MBA reports profitability improvements in third quarter 2011

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Third Quarter 2011 Performance Report, independent mortgage banks and subsidiaries more than doubled their average profit per loan from $575 in the second quarter to $1,263 for loans originated during the third quarter.
According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Third Quarter 2011 Performance Report, independent mortgage banks and subsidiaries more than doubled their average profit per loan from $575 in the second quarter to $1,263 for loans originated during the third quarter. [More]


Analysts predict economic and housing market improvement in 2012

During a recent economic forecast forum held at Arizona State University, experts indicated they expect state and national economies to improve next year.
During a recent economic forecast forum held at Arizona State University, experts indicated they expect state and national economies to improve next year. [More]


Apartments and condominiums improve

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently released its third quarter Multifamily Production Index (MPI) and Multifamily Vacancy Index (MVI), each showing positive signs for the apartment and condominium markets.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently released its third quarter Multifamily Production Index (MPI) and Multifamily Vacancy Index (MVI), each showing positive signs for the apartment and condominium markets. [More]


MBA president addresses mortgage financing bill

President and CEO David Stevens of the the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) recently testified before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and the Government Sponsored Enterprises.
President and CEO David Stevens of the the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) recently testified before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and the Government Sponsored Enterprises. [More]


Foreclosures drop in Colorado

Colorado experienced 28.6 percent fewer foreclosure filings year-over-year in the first 11 months of 2011, according real estate data from the Colorado Division of Housing.
Colorado experienced 28.6 percent fewer foreclosure filings year-over-year in the first 11 months of 2011, according real estate data from the Colorado Division of Housing. [More]