Oregon landlords are taking the state to court over an eviction moratorium that now runs through June of next year. Lawmakers also approved a compensation fund for landlords, but landlords say it will provide nowhere near enough money for landlords who are owed months of back rent.
In this Real Estate News Brief for the week ending December 26th, 2020, mortgage rates hit another all-time low, new stimulus help for renters and landlords, best grocery store for home values, and reports on the GDP, the job market, consumer spending, and new and existing home sales.
In this Real Estate News Brief for the week ending December 19th, 2020... single-family rent growth picks up, remote work migration could surge, a creative new venue for indoor restaurant dining, and reports on the job market, residential construction, and another new low for mortgage rates.
Tis the season for a more than a normal amount of Christmas decorating. With pandemic stay-at-home orders and curfews, demand is skyrocketing for Christmas trees, holiday lights and other decorations. It’s a way to shake off the pandemic gloom, and bring an otherwise difficult year to a close with a few festive memories.
There’s a home equity bonanza going on right now. Over the last year, the value of mortgaged homes has gone up $1 trillion. CoreLogic research shows the year-to-year increase is 11% from the third quarter of 2019 to the third quarter of 2020. That’s great news for borrowers, especially those at risk of foreclosure because of the pandemic.
In this Real Estate News Brief for the week ending December 12th, tenants who owe back rent, CEO 2021 forecast, tiny home popularity, NAR’S new non-profit, and reports on unemployment, inflation, consumer sentiment, and mortgage rates.
Airbnb made big headlines as it re-launched its plan for an IPO. The home-sharing company started trading on December 10th as ABNB on the NASDAQ. But that’s only half the story for Airbnb. It also announced Airbnb.org to help relief workers and medical staff find shelter during a crisis, like the pandemic...
If you are interested in Opportunity Zones, you should expect some changes to the program under the new Biden Administration. The program is getting bi-partisan support, but Joe Biden and his team feel it’s not doing enough to help distressed neighborhoods. The Biden website talks about reforming Opportunity Zones, to make sure they provide benefits to the local community and not just the investors getting the tax breaks.
In this week’s Real Estate News Brief, the FHFA extends the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures, and reports on unemployment, pending home sales, construction spending, mortgage rates, homeownership affordability for renters, Airbnb IPO plans, and the surging demand for build-to-rent homes.
Co-living appears to be doing quite well, despite the pandemic. A new report from Cushman & Wakefield shows a rent collection dip toward the beginning of the pandemic, and a rebound from there. Even though we’re still dealing with the pandemic, co-living companies are moving forward with plans for major expansions across the U.S.
California voters approved a real estate measure that will help older homeowners, but it could have a big downside for their children. Proposition 19 allows seniors, the disabled, and disaster victims to take their low property tax base with them to a new home. But it also reduces that protection for their heirs.
In this episode, reports on the GDP, unemployment, consumer spending, home sales, home prices, and consumer confidence. Also - mortgage rates, conforming loan limits, mortgage activity, the importance of friendly neighbors, and real estate gratefulness.