Marketing & Statistics

Marketing & Statistics

December Housing Continues on Positive Course, Yet Foreclosure Performance Worsens

SAN DIEGO - January 31, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- A continuing national housing recovery has seen various housing markets strengthen throughout December, according to a monthly Property Intelligence Report (PIR) from DataQuick®, a provider of advanced real estate information solutions powered by data, analytics and decisioning.

Census Bureau Report Shows Homeownership Rates Among Foreign-Born Increase with Time in the United...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than half (52 percent) of foreign-born householders owned their homes in 2011. In contrast, about two-thirds (67 percent) of native-born householders owned their homes.

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mortgage applications decreased 8.1 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending January 25, 2013. The results include an adjustment to account for the Martin Luther King holiday.

Federal Housing Finance Agency Reports Mortgage Interest Rates

Washington, DC - January 29, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) 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 adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) contracts, was 3.29 percent based on loans closed in December. There was a decrease of 0.07 from the previous month.

More Homeowners Believe Now is a Good Time To Sell; Fear of Mission Out...

SEATTLE - January 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Redfin (, a technology-powered real estate broker, today released its latest survey of home sellers, capturing sentiment of homeowners with the intent to sell

Six Healthcare Real Estate Trends to Watch in 2013

Indianapolis, IN - January 24, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The healthcare industry and healthcare real estate have changed dramatically in the past several years. Healthcare reform, the recession, lower reimbursements and other issues should continue to drive changes, including new uses of medical office space; creative, new partnerships; and an increase in monetizations of outpatient facilities, according to Duke Realty

Fixed Mortgage Rates Move Higher

MCLEAN, VA - January 24, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Freddie Mac (OTCBB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing fixed mortgage rates moving higher from the previous week. The 30-year fixed averaged 3.42 percent, its highest reading since September 29, 2012. Regardless, fixed-mortgage rates still remain highly affordable near their all-time record lows, and should continue to aid in the ongoing housing recovery.

USGBC Releases 2012 List of Top 10 States for LEED

Washington, D.C. - January 23, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its annual list of the top 10 states for new LEED certifications in 2012, highlighting those regions that are transforming buildings and communities across the country.

Fannie Hillman + Associates Logs Sales of $138.3 Million in 2012

Winter Park, FL - January 23, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Fannie Hillman + Associates lived up to the old sports adage ‘it’s not how you start, but how you finish’ when the Winter Park firm posted 119 fourth quarter existing home transactions for $43.8 million. Those figures were up 35.3 percent and 45 percent, respectively, over those in the fourth quarter the previous year.

Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 23, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mortgage applications increased 7.0 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending January 18, 2013.

NAHB Foresees Slow and Steady Improvement for Residential Remodeling

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 23, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Residential remodeling will slowly and steadily improve in 2013, according to experts at a press conference hosted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers at the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas. Remodelers speaking on the panel agreed with NAHB’s latest economic forecast, citing increased demand from home owners for kitchen and bath renovations and repairs.

Existing-Home Sales Slip in December, Prices Continue to Rise; 2012 Totals Up

WASHINGTON, DC - January 22, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Existing-home sales eased in December but are well above a year ago, while limited inventory maintained the upward momentum in home prices, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Total sales in 2012 were the highest in five years, while the annual price rose the most since 2005.

Joshua Baris Honored as Five Star Real Estate Agent for Second Consecutive Year

Fort Lee, NJ - January 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Sales Associate Joshua Baris of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Fort Lee is being honored by New Jersey Monthly Magazine as one of its Five Star Real Estate Agents for the second year in a row. Baris is one of 1,025 licensed New Jersey real estate agents receiving the award in 2013; fewer than 2 percent of the state’s 80,700 agents are being recognized.

Zephyr Real Estate Awards Top Producer Honors

San Francisco, CA - January 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Zephyr Real Estate, San Francisco’s largest independent real estate firm, is pleased to announce the company’s Top Producers for 2012. Last year, Zephyr closed over $1.5 billion in sales. Top Producers are agents in the top 25 percent of sales production in the company, making them some of the City’s most productive agents.

Redfin Names the Real Estate Neighborhoods to Watch in 2013

Seattle - January 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Redfin (, the technology-powered real estate broker, today announced a list of the hottest emerging neighborhoods and small cities for real estate in 16 cities across the country. The ranking was based on input from Redfin real estate agents and analysis of current data in the number of homes for sale, sales volume, home prices, and sales to list price ratios. Eight of the top 10 were in California.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

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Meridian Completes Sale of 104,000 SF Multi-Tenant Office Building in Brisbane,...

With more than 500,000 SF currently in development/redevelopment and another 500,000-plus SF in the pipeline, Meridian is still aggressively pursuing more value-add general and medical office opportunities throughout California

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases


Affordable Housing Policies, Programs in New York City, Los Angeles County,...

Affordable and workforce housing policies and programs put in place by the governments of New York City, Los Angeles County, and the states of New Jersey and New York have been selected as finalists for the 2018 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award.