Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Иностранные покупатели активов США не проявляют никаких признаков cнижения темпов

 Foreign buyers of U.S. assets show no signs of slowing down

NEW YORK – March 23, 2016 – Foreign real estate investors went on a buying binge last year, acquiring a record $91.1 billion in properties in the U.S. – more than double the amount spent in 2014, according to New York City-based research firm Real Capital Analytics (RCA).
Despite some global headwinds, that momentum is expected to stay strong in 2016 as investors continue to expand their acquisition activity across property types and into more secondary markets. Just this week, for example, a Chinese insurer made a $6.5 billion deal for the acquisition of Strategic Resort & Hotel and put in a $13 billion bid for Starwood Hotels & Resort Worldwide.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Продажа недвижимости за наличные в 2015 году - самая низкая за последние 7 лет

CoreLogic - cash sales share in 2015 lowest in seven years

Cash sales accounted for 33.4% of total home sales in December 2015 and 33.9% of total home sales for the full year 2015. The full year 2015 cash sales share was the lowest since 2008. The December cash sales share was  down 3.3 percentage points year over year from 36.7% in December 2014. On a month-over-month basis, the cash sales share fell by 2.8 percentage points in December 2015 compared with November 2015. The month over month decrease in cash sales share was larger than normal for the month of December, indicating that the elevated share reported for November, and attributed to the new federal mortgage rules (TRID), was temporary.  The cash sales share peaked in January 2011 when cash transactions accounted for 46.6% of total home sales nationally. Prior to the housing crisis, the cash sales share of total home sales averaged approximately 25%. If the cash sales share continues to fall at the same rate it did in December 2015, the share should hit 25% by mid-2017.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Banks now give clients access to credit scores

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – March 10, 2016 – It might be the most important piece of financial information about you – and it's finally easier for you to actually get a look at it.
Big banks and credit card companies are increasingly offering customers free access to their FICO score. This score, named after the software and analytics company that developed it, is used by lenders to determine how risky you are when they are deciding whether to issue a new credit card, mortgage or auto loan.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Real Estate News

National home prices increased 6.9% year over year and by 1.3% month over month in January 2016, according to the latest CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI) Report. While the HPI has increased on a year-over-year basis every month since March 2012, prices are still 7% below the April 2006 peak. Adjusting for inflation, US home prices increased 6.5% year over year, and are 20.1% below their peak. Washington showed the largest HPI gain of all states in January 2016 with an 11.6% year-over-year increase, followed closely by Colorado (+10.9%) and Oregon (+10%). Colorado was the fastest appreciating state for each of the 12 months of 2015.