Marketing & Statistics

Marketing & Statistics

Refinance Activity Continues to Decline as Rates Rise in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 1, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- ” The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 26, 2010. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 16.5 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. This week's results include an adjustment to account for the Thanksgiving holiday. On an unadjusted basis, the Index decreased 34.2 percent compared with the previous week

Freddie Mac Prices New $4 Billion Two-Year Reference Notes® Security

McLean, VA - December 1, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) announced today that it priced its new 0.625% $4 billion two-year USD Reference Notes® security due on December 28, 2012. The issue, CUSIP number 3137EACQ0, was priced at 99.866 to yield 0.69%, or 17 basis points more than two-year U.S. Treasury Notes. The issue will settle on Thursday, December 2, 2010. Team Releases Latest Data on Serious Delinquency and Foreclosure Rates for All 366...

Washington, DC - December 1, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The three co-creators of – Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), the Urban Institute, and the Center for Housing Policy – have compiled and released new data on seriously delinquent mortgages for all 366 U.S. metro areas. “Seriously delinquent” mortgages are those that are delinquent 90 days or more or are in the foreclosure process. Homeowners experiencing serious delinquency are at substantial risk of losing their homes.

Realtors® Say Mortgage Interest Deduction Vital to Home Ownership, Economy

Washington, DC - December 1, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Ron Phipps. “As the leading advocate for housing and home ownership issues, NAR firmly believes that the mortgage interest deduction (MID) is vital to the stability of the American housing market and economy.

Home Values Decline in Third Quarter

McLean, VA - November 30, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Freddie Mac (OTC:FMCC) announced today the results of its third quarter Conventional Mortgage Home Price Index (CMHPI).

Rising Commodity and Materials Prices Drive Turner Building Cost Index to Slightly Increase for...

New York, N.Y. - November 29, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Turner Construction Company announced that the Fourth Quarter 2010 Turner Building Cost Index has slightly increased over the Third Quarter of 2010. The Turner Building Cost Index measures costs in the non-residential building construction market in the United States. The Turner Building Cost Index of 801 reflects a 0.38% increase over the Third Quarter 2010. However, overall construction costs have decreased by 0.25% when measured in comparison to the Fourth Quarter of 2009.

Commercial Real Estate Markets Stabilizing, See Slight Improvement in 2011

Washington, DC - November 29, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Commercial real estate markets are flattening out, with modestly improving fundamentals expected in 2011, according to the National Association of Realtors

Mortgage Rates Stable This Week

McLean, VA - November 24, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), which found that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) and the 15-year (FRM) edged up slightly this week. The 5-year ARM also rose, while the 1-year ARM fell a bit from the previous week.

Mortgage Purchase Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 24, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 19, 2010. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, increased 2.1 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. On an unadjusted basis, the Index increased 1.1 percent compared with the previous week.

NeighborWorks America Offers Home and Family Energy-Saving Tips for Consumers This Winter

Washington, D.C. - November 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- As the days grow colder and consumers gear up for another winter, many are looking for ways to beat the season’s high monthly energy costs. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average U.S. household spends about $1,900 per year on home utility bills. With so much of a consumer’s monthly income spent on energy this winter, NeighborWorks America urges consumers to reduce their utility costs by weatherizing their homes this winter.

Federal Housing Finance Agency Reports Mortgage Interest Rates

Washington, DC - November 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Housing Finance Agency today reported that the National Average Contract Mortgage Rate for the Purchase of Previously Occupied Homes by Combined Lenders, used as an index in some ARM contracts, was 4.49 percent based on loans closed in October. This is a decrease of 0.06 percent from the previous month.

Existing-Home Sales Decline in October Following Two Monthly Gains

Washington, DC - November 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Existing-home sales retreated in October on the heels of two strong monthly gains, according to the National Association of REALTORS

Jefferson Bank and FHLB Dallas Award AHP Grant to St. Peter-St. Joseph Children’s Home...

SAN ANTONIO, TX - November 22, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) and Jefferson Bank are pleased to announce they have awarded a $176,445 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant to St. Peter-St. Joseph Children’s Home to assist with the construction costs of a 32-bed emergency center for adolescents between the age of 12 and 18 years old.

Architecture Billings Index Reverts Back into Negative Territory

Washington, D.C. - November 19, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Following the first positive reading since January 2008, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) dropped nearly two points in October. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the October ABI score was 48.7, down from a reading of 50.4 the previous month. This score reflects a decrease in demand for design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry index was 61.7, down slightly from a nearly three-year high mark of 62.3 in September

Delinquencies and Loans in Foreclosure Decrease, but Foreclosure Starts Rise in Latest MBA National...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 9.13 percent of all loans outstanding as of the end of the third quarter of 2010, a decrease of 72 basis points from the second quarter of 2010, and a decrease of 51 basis points from one year ago, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) National Delinquency Survey. The non-seasonally adjusted delinquency rate decreased one basis point to 9.39 percent this quarter from 9.40 percent last quarter. The delinquency rate includes loans that are at least one payment past due but does not include loans in the process of foreclosure.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Westlake Village_Walgreens

Hanley Investment Group Arranges Sale of Walgreens-Anchored Shopping Center for Donahue...

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally-recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that the firm has completed the sale of Westlake Village, a 31,980-square-foot neighborhood shopping center anchored by Walgreens and Chase Bank in Sacramento, California’s North Natomas community. The sale also included 4.36 acres of developable land. The price was not disclosed.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Scores Major Victories for D.C. with $40 Million for DCTAG,...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) got major wins for the District of Columbia topped by maintaining the record $40 million for the D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant Program (DCTAG) in the fiscal year 2018 omnibus appropriations bill last night. Norton fiercely negotiated to maintain $40 million for DCTAG, a historic increase she has now secured for three years in a row, overcoming only $30 million in the House, Senate and White House’s fiscal year 2018 D.C. appropriations proposals.