Real Estate, Economy & Market News
MARKET INDICATORS SNAPSHOT
- Mortgage Rate (30-Year Fixed): 3.11% (as of 12/30)
- Existing Home Sales: +1.9% (November 2021)
- New Residential Sales: +12.4% (November 2021)
- Median Sales Price for New Houses Sold: $416,900 (November 2021)
- Construction Spending: +0.2% (October 2021)
- New Residential Construction: 3.6% (November 2021)
- Homeownership Rate: +65.4% (3Q21)
- Rental Vacancy Rate: +5.8% (3Q21)
Sources: NAR, BLS, Federal Reserve Bank
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COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE
WellsFargo: Retailers, developers to be impacted by inflation
US inflation could negatively impact retailers and small businesses who are trapped in long-term leases.
CRE poised to continue growth in 2022
Cred iQ noted an increase of $116 billion of total CRE debt from commercial banks at the start of December 2021.
NAR: Commercial real estate to strengthen in 2022
Record-low vacancy rate of 4.5% for the multifamily market was registered in the middle of December.
Industrial real estate sales rise amidst drop in e-commerce sales
Vacancies for industrial space in 3Q21 remained tight at 5.7%.
Industrial purchases represent sector’s continued streak
Several companies are poised to gain traction from recent acquisitions.
US office market remains stable despite uncertainties
Office-leasing activities in the country’s top 12 markets’s fundamentals remain strong.
COVID-hit hospitality sector trying to stay afloat
The Omicron variant has forced hotels to become quarantine facilities, especially New York.
Condo and co-op sales rebound in Manhattan
Condo and co-op sales volume in Manhattan reached $7 billion in 4Q21.
Multifamily modular and prefabricated housing construction to further grow in 2022
The industry is expected to grow to $41.18 billion in 2022.
US needs 4.6 million new apartments by 2030
This is on top of the 11.7 million older existing apartments that are in need of renovation.
ECONOMY & JOB MARKET
Inflation to impact housing, food and electronics
CNBC listed 10 things that will be more expensive in 2022 including housing.
Americans quit jobs at a record pace in November
The number of workers quitting jobs reached 4.5 million.
REAL ESTATE INVESTING
2021 profitable year for most real estate stocks
Multifamily and industrial real estate stocks have benefitted much from consumer demand.
Equity REITS with highest total returns in 2021
Three equity REITS closed out the year with more than 140% total returns.
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