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March 6, 2017 Posted by: Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist

Becoming a homeowner or investing in a real estate property is one of the most important personal and financial decisions a person will make in his lifetime. In a world when social media and the increasing access to the internet are affecting every aspect of life, how does one’s social network affect the decision to […]

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Posted by: Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist

Becoming a homeowner or investing in a real estate property is one of the most important personal and financial decisions a person will make in his lifetime. In a world when social media and the increasing access to the internet are affecting every aspect of life, how does one’s social network affect the decision to […]

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December 9, 2016 Posted by: Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist

In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, the National Association of REALTORS® asks members the characteristics of the most recent sale that closed in the reference month, including “Did the buyer purchase the property as an investment property?” Investment sales made up 13 percent of sales in October 2016 (14 percent in September 2016; 13 […]

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Posted by: Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist

In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, the National Association of REALTORS® asks members the characteristics of the most recent sale that closed in the reference month, including “Did the buyer purchase the property as an investment property?” Investment sales made up 13 percent of sales in October 2016 (14 percent in September 2016; 13 […]

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November 16, 2016 Posted by: George Ratiu, Director, Quantitative and Commercial Research

Commercial sales transactions span the price spectrum, but tend to be measured and reported based on size. Commercial real estate (CRE) deals at the higher end—$2.5 million and above—comprise a large share of investment sales. Smaller commercial transactions tend to be obscured given their size. However, these smaller properties provide the types of commercial space […]

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February 1, 2016 Posted by: Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist

Approximately 15 percent of REALTORS® reported that their last sale was for investment purposes (16 percent in November 2015; 17 percent in December 2014), according to the December 2015 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report. Nationally, sales for investment purposes comprised 14 percent of residential sales in calendar year 2015. Purchases for investment purposes made up […]

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September 17, 2015 Posted by: George Ratiu, Director, Quantitative and Commercial Research

Based on the latest data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis[1], the real estate industry accounted for $150.1 billion in Texas. The figure accounted for 9.1 percent of Texas’s Gross State Product. The figure includes real estate transactions—sales, leasing, property management, etc. For a significant proportion of real estate market participants in Texas, like-kind exchanges […]

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July 29, 2015 Posted by: George Ratiu, Director, Quantitative and Commercial Research

This blog post was written by George Ratiu, Director of Quantitative & Commercial Research and Erin Fitzpatrick, Research Intern. Real estate constitutes the foundation of economic activity, with real estate transactions providing the connecting pathways between individuals, businesses, and governments. In 2014 the value of real estate in the United States totaled $42.4 trillion[1]. Sales of commercial real […]

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March 19, 2015 Posted by: Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist

The United States continues to be a prime destination for foreign direct investment[1]  (FDI) with its open investment regime and favorable economic and political environment. [2]  With its top-notch and many universities, the U.S. also has been attracting an increasing number of international students. Expanding trade and investment flows and increasing international student population present […]

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February 13, 2015 Posted by: Jed Smith, Managing Director, Quantitative Research

Purchases for investment purposes appeared to be on the uptrend, according to the December 2014 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey.  Approximately 17 percent of REALTORS® reported that their last sale was for investment purposes (15 percent in November 2014; 21 percent in December 2013).  Low interest rates, with the 30-year fixed mortgage rate now at below […]

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