Real Estate

One of the most pressing real estate (and social) issues today is the shortage of affordable housing. “Due to housing production lagging demand over many years, housing affordability is a growing challenge for moderate and lower income households throughout the U.S.,” observes Christopher Ptomey, Executive Director of the Urban Land Institute’s Terwilliger Center for Housing. Fortunately, one
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Demand for office space is likely to rebound from depressed Covid pandemic levels long before retail properties, property billionaire Sam Zell told CNBC on Tuesday. “Everything between the top mall and the corner grocery anchor mall …  [there’s] a serious question as to its viability,” Zell said in a “Squawk Box” interview. “I think retail
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Brandon Bell | Getty Images Brace yourself for another competitive year in the housing market. Home sales are expected to grow 6.6% in 2022, a 16-year high, according to Realtor.com. The typical winter lull isn’t even necessarily happening. Home prices actually accelerated from November to December, said Danielle Hale, chief economist at Realtor.com. While Realtor.com
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Apartment buildings on the Upper East Side neighborhood of New York. Victor J. Blue | Bloomberg | Getty Images Manhattan rents hit their highest level ever for a December as the supply of apartments plummeted and landlords started demanding double-digit increases. The average apartment rent in Manhattan hit $4,440 in December, while the more widely
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CoreLogic, a global property information provider, today released its monthly Loan Performance Insights report for October 2021.  For October, 3.8% of all mortgages in the United States were in some stage of delinquency (30 days or more past due, including those in foreclosure), representing a 2.3 percentage point decrease compared to October 2020, when it was 6.1%. To
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Ubiquitous Energy solar energy capturing windows installed at Michigan State University. Courtesy of Ubiquitous Energy A material science start-up, Ubiquitous Energy, is raising tens of millions of dollars to turn windows into surfaces that capture solar energy. The California start-up announced on Tuesday it closed a $30 million funding round, including an investment from consumer
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