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Property in Shanghai Increased

Shanghai will increase land supply for the development of new residential properties in the next five years, according to the city’s 13th five-year plan for land use (2016-20) released on Friday. The city will allocate a specific amount of land for rental homes as well, in a bid to increase the efficiency of land use [...]

July 11th, 2017|News|

Capital Markets, Regulatory Shake-ups Ruffle REIT Industry

According to the 2017 BDO RiskFactor Report for REITs, competition for assets at lucrative prices, the anticipation of tax reform and the likely drumbeat of interest rate hikes rank high on REITs' risk radar. BDO further reports that 2017 is leaving a string of broken stock market records in its wake, but REITs have seen [...]

July 10th, 2017|News|

Want a Home Equity Loan? You May Have Trouble Qualifying

While Americans are enjoying rising equity in their homes, fewer are actually borrowing against that equity. The number of home equity lines of credit opened in the first quarter of 2017 was down 14 percent from the previous quarter and 22 percent from the first quarter of 2016, according to data from Attom Data Solutions, [...]

July 5th, 2017|News|

Election exacerbating UK property slowdown, say surveyors

Uncertainty over Thursday's general election result has contributed to the recent slowdown in the housing market, according to property surveyors. Members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) said the election had exacerbated the market's poor performance in May. They said buyers and sellers were adopting a "wait and see" approach. The Rics survey [...]

June 13th, 2017|News|

U.S. Commercial, Multifamily Mortgage Delinquencies Remain Low in 2017

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Commercial/Multifamily Delinquency Report, delinquency rates for commercial and multifamily mortgage loans in the U.S. were flat or decreased in the first quarter of 2017. "Delinquency rates for commercial and multifamily mortgages remained at or near record lows for most capital sources during the first quarter," said Jamie Woodwell, [...]

June 12th, 2017|News|

U.S. Housing Market Remains Surprisingly Robust

After five years of strong house price growth, the U.S. housing market remains strong. Demand is strengthening, and residential construction activity is rising. The was a 5.83% rise in the S&P/Case-Shiller seasonally-adjusted national home price index during 2016 (3.71% in real terms). This came after y-o-y rises of 5.27% in 2015, 4.52% in 2014, 10.74% [...]

June 9th, 2017|News|