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Home Prices in Opportunity Zones on Par with US Market, but Values Aren’t: ATTOM

Originally published on November 18, 2021, by Christine Stricker for ATTOM.

ATTOM, curator of the nation’s premier property database, today released its third-quarter 2021 special report analyzing qualified low-income Opportunity Zones established by Congress in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (see full methodology below). In this report, ATTOM looked at 5,402 zones around the United States with sufficient sales data to analyze, meaning they had at least five home sales in the third quarter of 2021.

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CRE Lending Activity on the Upswing, Led by Alternative Lenders and Banks: CBRE

Originally published on November 17, 2021, by Michael Tucker for Mortgage Bankers Association.

CBRE, Dallas, reported commercial real estate lending activity surged in the third quarter, reflecting rebounding property acquisitions activity.

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Apartment Buildings Dominate CRE Transactions, Data Shows

Originally published on November 17, 2021 by Prashant Gopal for Bloomberg | Quint.

(Bloomberg) -- U.S. apartment building sales have jumped to record levels, outpacing all other forms of commercial real estate. Deals totaled $241.9 billion in the 12 months through September, up 27% from the same period in 2019, according to a RealPage Inc. analysis of data from Real Capital Analytics Inc. going back to 2001. Apartments accounted for 44% of all transactions, the most for any commercial-property type. 

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FHFA Releases 2022 Scorecard for Fannie, Freddie, Common Securitization Solutions

Originally published on November 17, 2021, by Adam Russell for the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released the 2022 Scorecard for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac (the Enterprises), and Common Securitization Solutions, LLC (CSS). The purpose of the 2022 Scorecard is to hold the Enterprises and CSS accountable for fulfilling their core mission requirements by promoting sustainable and equitable access to affordable housing and operating in a safe and sound manner.

AI Board of Directors Approves Strategic Priorities for 2022

The Appraisal Institute Board of Directors at its Nov. 11-12 meeting in Chicago approved the Strategic Plan strategies that will guide the organization’s efforts in 2022, and beyond.

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Many Homeowners Plan to Sell Soon, Skip Appraisals: Report

Originally published on November 11, 2021, by Rachel Conner for Realtor.com.

After sitting on the sidelines as low mortgage rates fueled homebuyer demand and listing price growth throughout the pandemic, the majority of prospective sellers1 are eager to enter the housing market within the next six months, according to a new Realtor.com® Survey released today. Although sellers' expectations for bidding wars and fast-paced sales have only gotten higher since the spring, the potential uptick in new listings offers holiday hope to buyers challenged by the shortage of for-sale homes.

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AI Board of Directors Adopts 45-Day Notice Items During November Meeting

Originally published on November 17, 2021, by the Appraisal Institue.

The Appraisal Institute Board of Directors voted to adopt three 45-Day Notice items during its Nov. 11-12 meeting in Chicago. The 45-Day Notice items address Designated Member Status, Compensation Committee, and Standards of Valuation Practice.

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Commercial Real Estate Tenants Say They Plan to Expand Next Year, Report Shows

Commercial real estate tenants say they are more likely to increase their space next year than decrease it, with around 70% reportedly looking to expand, the Visual Lease Data Institute reported Nov. 10 in its new commercial real estate outlook. Most tenants and landlords expect rent prices to be the same or slightly higher next year.

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Meet the Member: Chris Johnson

 
 
Where do you live and who do you work for?
I live in Charlotte and work for Colliers.
 
How long have you been appraising?
15 years
 
Who was your supervisor as a Trainee and how did you meet them?
Mike Dodgin. He was my instructor for my qualifying education
 
What is the most unique property you’ve appraised?
Tyler Perry’s studio in Atlanta, GA.
 
What is a fact about you, outside of work-life, that people would be surprised to know?
I have had my private pilot’s license for over 25+ years and that I and enjoy flying. It’s been years since I’ve flown, but would like to start flying again on a regular basis. 

Housing Market at Peak, Correction May be Coming: Analyst

Originally published on November 3, 2021, for Bloomberg.com.

Ivy Zelman, the housing analyst famous on Wall Street for calling the top of the market in 2005, less than two years before the collapse, sees warning signs once again.

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Commercial Property Sales Rebound From Last Year's 10-year Low: CoreLogic

Originally published on November 1, 2021, by Frank Nothaft for CoreLogic.com.

Much like other parts of the U.S. economy, commercial property sales fell when the pandemic began.  By the second full month of the pandemic, settlements on commercial real estate transactions were about one-half the prior year’s level, hitting a 10-year low in May 2020 and down nearly 50% from one year earlier.

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High Inflation ‘Transitory,’ Jobs Recovery Expected, MBS Purchases Slowed: Fed

Originally published on November 3, 2021, by Howard Schneider and Ann Saphir for Reuters.com.

The Federal Reserve threw its weight back behind the drive for a full U.S. jobs recovery on Wednesday, restating its belief that current high inflation is "expected to be transitory" and, despite risks to that view, arguing that price pressures will ease and pave the way for stronger employment and economic growth in the months to come.

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Supply of Affordable Homes up as Forbearance Ends: Redfin

Originally published on November 3, 2021, by Isabelle Novak for Redfin.com.

The supply of America's most affordable homes for sale jumped a record 13% year over year in the third quarter as mortgage forbearance programs came to an end, prompting many owners of low-cost homes to put their properties on the market, according to a new report from Redfin (redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage.

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Broader Real Estate Sector to Recover, Hotels to Disappoint, ULI Forecast Predicts

Originally published on October 27, 2021, by the Urban Land Institute. 

The Fall 2021 ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast for 2021 to 2023 gives high-level projections of recovery to pre-pandemic levels for many U.S. real estate indicators by 2023, but with reasons to celebrate for equity REIT investors and significant disappointments for the hotel sector.

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Historic Low Cap Rates in Drug Store Sector, Data Reveals

Originally published by The Boulder Group in Q3 2021.

Cap rates in the single-tenant drug store sector decreased by 59 basis points to a new historic low rate of 5.80% in the third quarter of 2021. New historic low cap rates levels for CVS and Walgreens of 5.15% and 5.40% respectively were the primary driver of the compression. Rite Aid cap rates were compressed by 40 basis points to 7.40% but did not reach their prior historic low (2008). Investor demand for essential retailers carried over from 2020 into 2021, propelling cap rates for all three major tenants in the single-tenant drug store sector lower.

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Flex-office Sector Expected to Grow as Companies Rethink Their Portfolios: CBRE

Originally published by Michael Tucker on October 26, 2021, for Mortgage Bankers Association.

CBRE, Dallas, said the flex-office sector is poised to benefit as companies adapt their office portfolios to accommodate more flexible work practices.

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Mortgage Rates Rise Amid Increasing Consumer Optimism: Freddie Mac

Originally published on October 28, 2021, by Angela Waugaman for Freddie Mac.

 Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.14 percent.

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Pandemic Caused Some Mall Values to Drop by 70%: Data

Originally published on October 20, 2021, by Joy Wiltermuth for MarketWatch.com.

Here comes more trouble for embattled U.S. shopping malls.

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Hospitality Rebounds, Occupancy Rates Rise, Reports Reveal

Originally published on October 17, 2021, by Michael Tucker for MBANewslink.com.

No property type’s fundamentals have rebounded as swiftly as the hotel sector’s, reported Colliers, Toronto.

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CRE Lending Boom Expected Despite Ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic: Yardi Matrix

Originally published by Paul Fiorilla on October 14, 2021, for CommercialSearch.com.

Low-interest rates, increasing transaction volume and pent-up demand for short-term debt on transitional properties have contributed to a surge in mortgage origination in 2021.

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