Commercial Real Estate Cycles Q4 2017 – Dr Glenn Mueller

For me this is the most timely read this quarter regarding Commercial Real Estate — Dr. Glenn Mueller’s Real Estate Cycles Q4 2017 report from Black Creek Group – Black Creek Research.  The report contains a critical mass of valuable data spanning major commercial real estate markets across the country. It is based on almost …Read more

The Road to Digital Closings

Few things in our fast-paced society are as time tested as the real estate closing process – but going “e” makes the relocation process quick and convenient.

2018 & 2019 Refinance and Purchase Lending Forecasts as of January 2018

As we economists say, “forecasting is difficult, especially the future.”   Fortunately, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the MBA update their quarterly and annual forecasts monthly for residential lending volumes –  both refinance and purchase transactions. The forecasts typically span a three-year period, currently from 2017 to 2019.  Freddie Mac did not breakout the quarterly forecast …Read more

Another Top-10 List — Where Millennials are Buying Homes

Contrary to popular opinion, Millennials are buying homes today and the rate of homeownership among the demographic is going no place but up in the long run as they age.  Since 2016, Millennials have been the top homebuyer demographic cohort in the U.S. according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).  In the latter half …Read more