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FAU study: Market overheated but buyer demand still high

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Jan. 18, 2019 – National housing prices as a whole are slightly overheated and residential real estate markets are experiencing minimal downward pressure on the demand for homeownership, according to a new study from faculty at the Florida Atlantic University College of Business. The study’s author, Ken Johnson, Ph.D., a real […]

A Government Shutdown Could Affect Real Estate

WASHINGTON – Dec. 18, 2018 – The U.S. Congress funds government operations through a series of bills that must be signed by the president, and some of those bills expire on Friday. If those bills are not authorized by Congress and signed by President Trump, the impacted federal agencies effectively shut down, though they have […]

Rent vs. Buy? FAU Sees it Still Moving Closer to ‘Rent’

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Dec. 5, 2018 – U.S. metropolitan residential real estate markets are peaking and some cities are in another pricing bubble, according to the latest national index produced by Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and Florida International University (FIU) faculty. The Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index estimates wealth creation […]

Study: Housing Market Underperforming by 6.5%

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Nov 19, 2018 – The First American Potential Home Sales Model for the month of October 2018 finds that the housing market is underperforming by 6.5 percent due largely to the lack of inventory. “The primary culprit for the housing market’s performance gap remains severe supply shortages – homebuyers can’t buy […]

Study Shows That Higher Interest Rates Aren’t Stopping Millennials

Study: Higher interest rates don’t stop millennial buyers PLEASANTON, Calif. – Nov. 16, 2018 – Millennial homebuyers continued to close purchase loans in September 2018, despite interest rates rising to the highest point in the year, according to the latest Ellie Mae Millennial Tracker. Interest rates on all loans rose to 4.87 percent in September, […]

Realtors’ role in property valuations and appraisals

BOSTON – Nov. 6, 2018 – At the 2018 Appraisal Forum – held during the 2018 Realtors® Conference & Expo in Boston – a panel of experts focused on proper communication and cooperation approaches for agents and appraisers. The event began with a panel conversation between Lynn Madison, owner of Madison Seminars in Schaumburg, Illinois; John […]

NAR: Do Homes Near Marijuana Dispensaries Go Up In Value?

BOSTON – Nov. 7, 2018 – Nearly 10 percent of Realtors® reported an increase in property values located near marijuana dispensaries, according to a new report discussing the impact of marijuana legalization on residential and commercial real estate. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released the report, “Marijuana and Real Estate: A Budding Issue,” during the […]