The cost of housing is something we are all familiar with; from paying your own rent or mortgage to having relatives in other states, we inevitably remain aware of what it costs to live in the United States. But do you know how much office spaces cost? The rates of commercial real estate like office buildings are indicative of the amount of business being conducted in an area and can be used to better understand a region’s current and future economy. Continue reading
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The housing market is witnessing a recovery as construction of single-family homes and apartments steadily increases. According to the Department of Commerce, builders began construction on 1.173 million units in November, a 10.5 percent increase from October, when calculated at an annual rate. This is welcome news as in October the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) released their housing market index (HMI) figure of 62, representing a three-point drop in homebuilder confidence from a month before. Continue reading →
Last Tuesday we wrote about Small Business Saturday (SBS), a campaign launched in 2010 focused on encouraging people to patronize small businesses the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The results from this year’s Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey are in, and they reveal inspiring figures for small businesses and the public’s awareness and support of them. Continue reading →
Seattle’s culinary and tech scenes, along with a National Association of REALTORS (NAR) affordability index of 110.62, combine to make one of the liveliest housing markets in the country. This is a well-known fact; in fact, Americans aren’t the only ones gravitating to the rainy city, foreign real estate investors are gobbling up the Pacific Northwest real estate at an increasing rate. But just how hot is Seattle? Continue reading →
Today the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported that after a disappointing August, home sales increased handsomely in September for all major regions (South, West, Northeast and Midwest) of the country. In fact, according to NAR, home sales have increased year-over-year for the last 12 successive months. Continue reading →
Homeownership is a perpetual hot topic. We all know someone who is in the process of buying a home, saving for a home, losing a home. Every day there are new articles and statistics declaring the improvement, decline or stagnation of the housing market. As homeownership remains an uncertainty for millions of Americans, renting has grown in preference. Continue reading →
China’s economic Great Leap Forward stands as one of the defining moments of the closing of the 20th century. Now an economic powerhouse, China and its $3.7 trillion in foreign exchange reserves are viewed by some with fear and trepidation. Others see it as an immense opportunity to create more widely shared prosperity, bring people closer together and remove barriers in the way of understanding and peace. Continue reading →
A survey conducted by Realtor.com from January 1 to June 15 of this year has revealed that the likelihood of millennials entering the housing market is growing. Continue reading →
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Freddie Mac has released the findings of its monthly Multi-Indicator Market Index (MiMi) today which highlights the stability of the housing market from a national, state, and metro perspective. The results of March’s MiMi findings points to a more stable housing market.