During the second day of REITworld: 2019 annual conference in Los Angeles, a panel of experts representing 2019 Nareit Leader in the Light award-winning REITs offered an update on the latest ESG developments within their individual companies and across the industry.
The Northeast and West have the highest levels of properties with loans at 50% or less of their market value.
J.D. Power released its latest results that show which mortgage lenders score highest in customer satisfaction.
Massive inventory shortages, sky-high price spikes, and a blistering pace of sales is now the norm surrounding Amazon’s second headquarters, realtor.com® reports.
As the Financial Housing Authority’s financial position improves, NAR urges the agency to consider reducing premiums and eliminating its life-of-loan policy.
The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.75% this week, Freddie Mac reports.
In the past two years, the surge in undocumented immigrants from Central America’s Northern Triangle has been covered extensively by most news outlets. The stories of these migrants from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras involve compelling and often perilous human experiences and intense reactions to the issues involved.
Apart from the political and social views about immigration, there are fundamental questions to ask that may have some economic answers: What is the main motivation for these migrations? And why are people willing to put themselves and their families at great risk to migrate to the U.S.?*
The graph above shows the ratio of per capita income in the U.S., the intended destination for many of these migrants, to per capita income in the three Northern Triangle countries: El Salvador (in blue), Guatemala (in red), and Honduras (in green). The gaps are huge, as expected, but also quite varied, with clear movements over
Opendoor announced its increased offer amount on qualified properties in its newest market.
Be careful with cannabis-related property dealings, cautioned industry and legal experts at a recent forum during the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Francisco.
However, economists point to low mortgage rates and a shortage of homes for sale that will likely bring bidding wars back next year.