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Soaring home prices kill renters’ confidence in buying a home

Posted by   /  June 27, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Diana Olick | CNBC Mortgage rates are near record lows, employment is improving and rents are pricey. So why aren’t more renters taking the plunge into homeownership? Renters are avoiding buying a home mainly because house prices are soaring. Just 52 percent of renters surveyed in a National Association of Realtors quarterly report said they feel […]

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Why can’t they build homes where jobs are?

Posted by   /  June 27, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Bloomberg News In a logical world, builders would rush to put up homes in the U.S. regions adding jobs at the fastest pace. In reality, it’s not so simple. San Francisco’s metropolitan area added 373,000 net new jobs in the last five years—but issued permits for only 58,000 units of new housing. The lack of […]

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Metro Phoenix renters need to earn $12 an hour to afford a decent place to live

Posted by   /  June 27, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Catherine Reagor | The Republic  Metro Phoenix’s rapidly rising rents are putting the squeeze on many, even with the state’s higher minimum wage. Just ask any Millennial trying to find a place they can afford to lease in central Phoenix, Scottsdale or Tempe. Phoenix-area rents have jumped almost 15 percent during the past few years. […]

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This $130 million fund is leading the way In real estate crowdfunding

Posted by   /  June 27, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Brian Rashid | Forbes When people think of crowdfunding, the first word that jumps to mind is Kickstarter. But crowdfunding is not limited to supporting the next card game or independent film. Crowdfunding is becoming a viable way to be part of massive projects that would otherwise be out of reach for individual investors. A […]

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The US lacks enough warehouses to support e-commerce growth

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Lauren Thomas | CNBC America has too many malls. It’s a problem that has vexed Wall Street and is an even darker cloud hanging over stocks known as real estate investment trusts, or REITs, which are the landlords for much of America’s retail properties. As sales by internet retailers grow, though, there could be one class […]

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So you want to sell your home building company

Posted by   /  June 26, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Steve Friedman’s 4 cardinal rules to prepare for your firm for today’s hot mergers & acquisitions market. By Steven M. Friedman | Builder Like home building itself, mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity of home builders and residential land developers is a cyclical business. And the cycle points to increasing M&A activity involving home builders. In just […]

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[VIDEO] Home building demand has been strong: Credit Suisse

Posted by   /  June 26, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

CNBC In a CNBC “Power Lunch” segment that clocks in at around 2 minutes, Susan Maklari, senior analyst at Credit Suisse, discusses the report on home builders increasing production in townhouses.

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Perceived sellers’ market could lead to inventory gains

Posted by   /  June 26, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Jann Swanson | Mortgage News Daily Perceived Sellers’ Market Could Lead to Inventory Gains Is there relief in sight for those oft cited, much maligned tight housing inventories? The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) sees a glimmer of hope in the responses it received to a recent survey. The Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) survey […]

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Here’s how much housing prices have skyrocketed over the last 50 years

Posted by   /  June 26, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

CNBC Here’s how much housing prices have skyrocketed over the last 50 years If you want to buy a house this year, you may well be paying around $199,200, the median price for a home in the U.S., according to Zillow. That number might be lower if you if live somewhere like Ohio or Michigan, […]

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The Dealmaker: 6/26/2017

Posted by   /  June 26, 2017  /  Dealmaker  /  No Comments

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The Dealmaker is a daily note of the day’s top real estate stories served just in time for lunch. Bon Appetit! Subscribe here to receive the Dealmaker to your inbox           Oral arguments in freeway case likely in October, court advises. “Any hope for a quick resolution of the appeal over the South Mountain […]

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