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Federal Reserve Expected to Pull Back on Major Stimulus

Originally published by Anneken Tappe on September 22, 2021 for CNN Business.

The Federal Reserve isn't ready to take its foot off the stimulus gas pedal just yet, but that soon might change.

If the economic recovery continues to progress as expected, the Fed "judges that a moderation in the pace of asset purchases may soon be warranted," according to the bank's policy update published Wednesday.
This raises the prospects of a November announcement that it will step on the brakes. But even if such a move was delayed until December or January, it wouldn't matter much to markets, which have already priced in a policy change, said Seema Shah, chief strategist at Principal Global Investors, in emailed comments.
    The Fed could also lift interest rates as early as next year, according to updated projections, as opposed to waiting until 2023 as previous forecasts called for.
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    Branch Chapter Events & Q3 Chapter Business Meeting Highlights

    Over the summer, members in the Metrolina area gave back to their local community by volunteering with the Crisis Assistance Ministry to help sort clothes and donated household items for families in need. In addition, members in the Asheville area connected for happy hour at Blue Ghost Brewery! And in September, 30+ members gathered virtually and heard committee updates about the Chapter’s summer activities, learned what’s ahead, and celebrated our newly designated members, Ashley Cate Cooper, MAI, and Stephen M. Worthy, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS. Ashley earned the MAI designation and Stephen earned the SRA and AI-RRS designations. Congratulations to them both!

    Save the date: Q4 Chapter Business Meeting & Installation Ceremony is on December 9 at the Foundation for the Carolinas in Charlotte, NC. More details coming soon. 

    Members Connect with Legislators in Raleigh

    This past July, Chapter members Mike Moody, MAI, Mike Elwell, MAI, SRA, R/W-AC, John C. Palmer, MAI, CCIM, and Greyson S. Morgan, MAI had a very successful visit to the state capitol where they met with Representative Jon Hardister, House Majority Whip; Representative John Bell, House Majority Leader; Representative Terry Brown; and Representative Brian Turner to discuss current and upcoming legislation topics that impact the North Carolina appraisal industry.


    Success at the 2021 Real Estate Valuation Conference

    Thank you to all those who attended the 2021 REVC and to our event sponsors and speakers. On September 2, attendees heard insights into market trends, challenges, highlights and developments in the commercial, retail, residential, office, industrial, healthcare, finance, and hospitality sectors. This year’s attendees raved about the conference and are already looking forward to next year!

    A special Thank You to our conference sponsors for helping make this year’s event a success!

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    Hotels in City Centers Still Struggle as Other Hospitality Properties Recover: Data

    Originally published on September 22, 2021 by Shira Petrack for Placer

    Our latest whitepaper analyzes the tourism and travel recovery following a year and a half of extraordinary challenges. We dove into foot traffic data for cities, states, hotels, airports, and tourist attractions across the countries to understand how the pandemic impacted – and continues to impact – these critical industries. 

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    45-Day Notice on Proposed Amendments to Bylaws and Regulation No. 8, Exposure Drafts

    Originally published on September 29, 2021, by the Appraisal Institute.

    The Appraisal Institute Board of Directors on Sept. 27 sent to 45-Day Notice of proposed amendments to Bylaws and Regulation No. 8, Standards of Valuation Practice, and three exposure drafts.  

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    Mortgage Rates Stagnant as Economy Slows; Home Price Growth Moderates: Freddie Mac

    Originally published on September 23, 2021, by Angela Waugaman for Freddie Mac.

    MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 2.88 percent.

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    Welcome New NCAI Members

    We’d like to welcome our newest members who joined in Fall 2021!

    • Ashley Cooper, MAI
    • Kristina Van Buskirk
    • Bradley Dunn
    • Sueann Nelson
    • Parker Howard
    • Gregory Smith
    • Julie Lemonds
    • Tyler Skaggs

    Commercial Property Appreciation Increases for Five Consecutive Months: CoStar

    Originally published on September 15, 2021, by Michael Tucker for Mortgage Bankers Association.

    Commercial property prices just keep increasing, according to reports from CoStar, Washington, D.C. and Green Street, Newport Beach, Calif.

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    Hotel Sector Continues to Recover: STR and JLL Report

    Originally published on September 14, 2021, by Michael Tucker for Mortgage Bankers Association.

    The hotel sector continues to bounce back from a devastating 2020, according to new reports from STR and JLL Hotels.

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    LEED-certified Assets Cost More to Build, Command Higher Prices: Cushman & Wakefield

    Originally published by Jacob Albers and David Bitner for Cushman & Wakefield.

    As investor interest in ESG strategy rises, LEED-certified office provides a key indicator on comparative performance By 2023, 80% of investors intend to incorporate ESG into their strategy.

    As demand for ESG-committed assets has grown, a key question has arisen: do these assets perform the same or better than their non-ESG peers? If so, is it possible to quantify this difference?  

    Key takeaways:  

    • LEED-certified buildings have consistently achieved higher rents compared to their non-LEED counterparts. 

    • Attaining ESG commitment through LEED certification does come at higher cost through construction or renovation.  

    • LEED-certified assets outperform during recession-recovery periods. 

    • The pandemic accelerated tenant demand for ESG assets. 

    • LEED-certified assets held a 21.4% higher average market sales price per square foot over non-LEED buildings during the past three years. 

    • Sustainable assets are still fairly niche, with LEED certification accounting for just 2.5% of the total urban office inventory in the United States.   
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    HUD Disproportionately Sells Homes in Flood Zones: NPR

    Originally published on September 13, 2021, by Huo Jingnan, Rebecca Hersher, Tegan Wendland, Steve Newborn and Daniel Rivero for NPR.

    The first thing Larry McCanney fell in love with was the tree in the front yard. It cast shade on the porch of a house that, if he were honest, needed some work. But McCanney is handy, the price was right and the location was perfect, just a couple of miles from his childhood home in Burlington, N.J.

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    Black And Latino Homeowners Are About Twice As Likely As Whites To Get Low Appraisals

    Originally published on September 23, 2021, by Joe Hernandez for NPR.

    Home appraisers are more likely to undervalue homes in Black and Latino areas than those in white ones, a new report by Freddie Mac has found.

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    Meet the Member: Rocky McElhannon

    Where do you live and who do you work for?
    I live in south Charlotte. I am employed by Colliers International Valuation & Advisory Services

    How long have you been appraising?
    I started as a residential appraiser in 1985 and moved to a commercial in 1987.
    Who was your supervisor as a Trainee and how did you meet them?
    Jeff Parkhouse, MAI with Indian Valley Appraisal Company in Harleysville, PA. I met him through a family friend. I lived in Greensboro, NC at the time. He was willing to give me a chance, so I moved to PA and learned the commercial side of appraising for eight years before moving to Charlotte in 1995 to go to work for T.B. Harris, Jr., & Associates.
    What is the most unique property you’ve appraised?
    Rockingham Speedway, the Epi-Center, and the Charlotte Convention Center
    What is a fact about you, outside of work-life, that people would be surprised to know?
    That I am a Bonsai enthusiast
    What is the biggest benefit you’ve seen from your involvement in the NCAI?
    The key to this question is “AI”. The Appraisal Institute is the world leader in Appraisal Education. The North Carolina Chapter of AI is one the most active, strongest, and respected Chapters in the Country. If you get involved with this chapter you will be rewarded in ways you can’t imagine. You will make friends that you have a common bond for the rest of your life. When we get back to normal and you can attend a quarterly chapter meeting you will understand what I mean.  

    Small US Banks at Greatest Risk of Commercial Real Estate Losses: Fitch Ratings

    Originally published on August 31, 2021, on MBA Newslink.

    Fitch Ratings, Chicago, said the U.S. commercial real estate market will likely see deteriorating credit metrics once stimulus measures wind down and forbearance programs expire, with smaller CRE-concentrated banks more susceptible to elevated losses, which are expected to peak below levels seen in the past.

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    FHFA Extends Length of Time Investors Prevented from Buying Foreclosed Homes

    Originally published on September 1, 2021, by Adam Russell for FFHA. 

    Washington, D.C. – Today, through the First Look Program, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) extended from 20 to 30 days, the period during which owner-occupants, public entities, and nonprofits will have exclusive ability to buy Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) real estate owned (REO) properties before they are available for investor purchase. Launched in 2009, the First Look Program promotes owner occupancy and neighborhood stabilization. Providing individuals, families, and nonprofits with a longer amount of time to find adequate financing should help keep owner-occupants living in these homes.

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    Cap Rates in Quick-service Sector at Historic Low: Report

    Cap rates in the net lease quick-service sector reached a historic low of 5.26% during the second quarter, down 39 basis points from last year, according to the Q2 2021 Net Lease QSR Market Report released Sept. 1 by The Boulder Group. Cap rates for corporate-leased QSR properties dropped 20 basis points to 5%, while properties leased to franchisees dropped 43 basis points to 5.4%.

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    White House Seeks Immediate Increase in Affordable Housing

    Originally published on September 1, 2021, by the White House. 

    Since President Biden took office, the economy has created more than 4 million jobs, with an average of more than 830,000 new jobs over the last three months. In the first half of the year, the economy grew at the fastest rate seen in nearly 40 years.

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    Discussion with Robin Boylan & More Upcoming Events

    September Events Coming Up!

    Next Week!
    Commercial Real Estate Discussion with Robin Boylan
    September 15 | 6:00pm | Asheville, NC  

    Next week, Robin Boylan, CCIM, SIOR, Commercial Broker Associate at NAI Beverly-Hanks will provide commercial real estate insights and updates on the local Western Carolina commercial market including the retail, office, and industrial sectors. The event will be held in an outside covered pavilion at Wild Wing Café. This event is hosted by the NCAI’s Western Carolina Branch Chapter.
    Send RSVPs to Western Carolina Branch Chair, Laura Gourlay, MAI, [email protected].
    NCAI continues to monitor the ongoing global health pandemic and reserves the right to make necessary changes to Chapter events event based on federal, state, and/or local restrictions & guidelines.

    Q3 Chapter Business Meeting
    September 23 | 2:00pm | Virtual

    Join fellow members and guests later this month to congratulate newly designated members, hear committee updates about the Chapter’s summer activities and find out what lies ahead for the Fall/Winter!

    Make sure to register prior to joining the meeting to receive the 2 AI credits. 

    Register Here

    Existing-home Sales Rose 2% in July as Most Regions Reported Gains: NAR

    Originally published on August 23, 2021 by Quintin Simmons for the National Association of Realtors.

    WASHINGTON (August 23, 2021) – Existing-home sales rose in July, marking two consecutive months of increases, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Three of the four major U.S. regions recorded modest month-over-month gains, and the fourth remained level. Figures varied from a year-over-year perspective as two regions saw gains, one witnessed a decline and one was unchanged.

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