Monthly Archives: May 2012

All Commercial Real Estate Sectors Continue to Improve, Multifamily Strong

Source: Marketwatch.com WASHINGTON, DC, May 24, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Shaking off a prolonged impact from the recession, fundamentals are gradually improving in all of the major commercial real estate sectors, according to the National Association of Realtors(R) quarterly commercial … Continue reading

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Housing and Economic Forecast Brightens ..

Source: Realtor.org WASHINGTON (May 17, 2012) – Positive underlying economic factors are helping relieve a pent-up housing demand, according to a presentation at a residential real estate forum at the Realtors® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo here. National Association … Continue reading

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Fiscal Cliff Up Ahead

 Source: WSJ Blogs By Paul Vigna You’re going to hear this term more and more as the year creeps along: fiscal cliff. Ahead of the Tape columnist Spencer Jakab sat down at the Markets Hub this morning to explain. There are … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Probing New Lows

Source: Inman News Banks have stepped up purchase of securities that fund loans By Inman News, Thursday, May 10, 2012. Inman News® Mortgage rates hit record lows for a second week in a row as investors — including banks — … Continue reading

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Arizona’s Mortgage Improvement Fastest in U.S.

Source: AZCentral.com by Russ Wiles – May. 9, 2012 06:17 PM The Republic | azcentral.com Delayed mortgage payments are decreasing faster in Arizona than in any other state, indicates a new report. Arizona delinquencies on past-due home loans fell by … Continue reading

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Effective Rents Rise in Most U.S. Markets

Rents increased more than concessions last year, pushing up tenant and landlord effective rents, according to Studley’s 2012 Effective Rent Index. Tenant occupancy costs surpassed 2005 levels, rising 12.5 percent to $41.81, while the National Landlord Effective Rent Index increased … Continue reading

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Local Commercial Real Estate Looking Up

(Source: Bill Wilson The Wichita Eagle, Kan. (MCT) — The clouds are beginning to lift a little on Wichita’s largely stagnant commercial real estate market, with retail growth leading the way. But the city’s brokers are clear about this: We’re … Continue reading

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