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Rental Resurgence: Owners of Vacation Rentals Optimistic About Their Rental Business in 2011, According...

AUSTIN, TX - January 11, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- As leisure travel continues to rebound, owners of vacation rentals are expressing optimism about their bookings in 2011. In fact, HomeAway®, Inc. – the world’s leading online vacation rental marketplace – finds in its latest “HomeAway Vacation Rental Marketplace Report” that eight of 10 vacation rental owners anticipate their rental business this year will be stronger or about the same as it was in 2010.

U.S. OFFICE AND INDUSTRIAL VACANCY RATES CONTINUED TO DROP IN Q4 2010

Boston, MA - January 7, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The national vacancy and availability rates in the U.S. office and industrial markets, continued to decline in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2010, according to the latest analysis from CBRE Econometric Advisors (CBRE-EA). In Q4, the national office vacancy rate fell by 20 basis points (bps) to16.4%, the second consecutive quarterly decline. The national industrial availability1 rate decreased by 30 basis points in Q4 to 14.3%, marking the second consecutive decrease in availability and providing further proof that the industrial sector continues to heal.

NUMBER OF HOME LISTINGS DECLINES MORE THAN FIVE PERCENT IN DECEMBER, ACCORDING TO ZIPREALTY...

EMERYVILLE, CA - January 7, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The number of home listings within 26 major U.S. metropolitan areas slipped 5.27 percent in December 2010, compared to a month prior, according to a monthly report of homes listed for sale on Multiple Listing Services (MLS) in the markets surveyed by national real estate brokerage, ZipRealty (www.ziprealty.com; NASDAQ: ZIPR).

Long- and Short-Term Mortgages Drop This Week

McLean, VA - January 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey®(PMMS®). The survey results showed lower mortgage rates for both long- and short-term rates

Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Drop Below 5 Percent Again

NEW YORK, N.Y. - January 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mortgage rates continue to yo-yo up and down, with the average rate on the benchmark conforming 30-year fixed mortgage rate falling back to 4.94 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. The average 30-year fixed mortgage has an average of 0.42 discount and origination points

Mortgage Applications Drop the Week Before Christmas and Increase the Week After in Latest...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 5, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the weeks ending December 24, 2010 and December 31, 2010. For the week ending December 24, 2010, the Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 3.9 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from the prior week. For the week ending December 31, 2010, this index increased 2.3 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis.

Freddie Mac Prices New $6 Billion Three-Year Reference Notes® Security

McLean, VA - January 5, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) announced today that it priced its new 1.375% $6 billion three-year USD Reference Notes® security due on February 25, 2014. The issue, CUSIP number 3137EACR8, was priced at 100 to yield 1.375%, or 27 basis points more than three-year U.S. Treasury Notes. The issue will settle on Thursday, January 6, 2011

Emerging Trends In Real Estate: The Americas® 2011 To Be Released In Israel; Forecast...

WASHINGTON, DC - January 3, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Emerging Trends in Real Estate: The Americas® 2011, the oldest, most highly regarded annual industry outlook for the real estate and land use industry, will be released in Israel next month by the report’s co-publishers the Urban Land Institute and PricewaterhouseCoopers. The findings, which suggest tempered improvement within the U.S. commercial real estate market in the months ahead, will be discussed during a special program January 12 at the Leonardo City Tower Hotel in Ramat Gan. “Emerging Trends Conference: U.S. Real Estate Investment in 2011” is being sponsored by ULI and PWC in partnership with Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy and Greenberg and Company and Goulston and Storrs

Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Jump Again

NEW YORK, N.Y. - December 30, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mortgage rates climbed higher this week, with the average conforming 30-year fixed mortgage rising to 5.02 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. The average 30-year fixed mortgage has an average of 0.44 discount and origination points.

Rates Mostly Up in Freddie Mac Weekly Survey

McLean, VA - December 30, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), which saw all but the 1-year ARM rise. This brings 30-year mortgage rates back to levels seen in May of this year, while the 15-year ties levels not seen since June. Even so, mortgage rates remain incredibly low

Pending Home Sales Continue Recovery, Gradual Improvement Seen in 2011

Washington, DC - December 30, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) --Pending home sales rose again in November, with the broad trend over the past five months indicating a gradual recovery into 2011, according to the National Association of Realtors®

Federal Housing Finance Agency Reports Mortgage Interest Rates

Washington, DC - December 28, 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 4.42 percent based on loans closed in November. This is a decrease of 0.07 percent from the previous month.

Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Dip Below 5 Percent

NEW YORK, N.Y. - December 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mortgage rates pulled back slightly this week, with the average rate on the benchmark conforming 30-year fixed mortgage rate receding to 4.96 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. The average 30-year fixed mortgage has an average of 0.46 discount and origination points.

Mortgage Rates Ease Back a Little This Week

McLean, VA - December 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) today released the results of its (PMMS®), which found that both fixed-rate mortgage rates eased slightly this week. The 5-year hybrid ARM dropped back slightly, but the 1-year ARM rates were up

New-Home Sales Rise 5.5 Percent In November

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Sales of newly built, single-family homes increased 5.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 290,000 units in November, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Commerce Department. The gain represents a partial bounce-back from a near-record low, downwardly revised number of new-home sales in October.

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 22, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending December 17, 2010. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 18.6 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. On an unadjusted basis, the Index decreased 20.0 percent compared with the previous week.

Economic Outlook Brightens According to Fannie Mae’s Economics & Mortgage Market Analysis Group

WASHINGTON, DC - December 20, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Improvements in consumer spending and consumer confidence, increased demand for goods and services, and falling unemployment claims are all positive factors for a brighter outlook as we move into 2011, according to the December 2010 Economic Outlook released today by Fannie Mae's (FNMA/OTC) Economics & Mortgage Market Analysis Group. Downside risks still exist, however, including a weaker than expected employment report, the ongoing economic turmoil in Europe, and potential inflation problems in China

Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Rise Significantly

NEW YORK, N.Y. - December 20, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mortgage rates increased again this week, with the average conforming 30-year fixed mortgage rate now 4.62 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. The average 30-year fixed mortgage has an average of 0.37 discount and origination points.

Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Hit 5%

NEW YORK, N.Y. - December 16, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mortgage rates soared again this week, with the average rate on the benchmark conforming 30-year fixed mortgage rate rising to 5 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. The average 30-year fixed mortgage has an average of 0.40 discount and origination points.

Mortgage Rates Continue to Climb

McLean, VA - December 16, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), which found that both fixed- and short-term mortgage rates continued to rise this week. This was the fifth week in a row where fixed-rate mortgage rates were up

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