Forecast: Commercial Real Estate to Grow Modestly by 2019

A recent forecast out of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) presents a modest growth scenario for the economy, as well as the real estate industry in the commercial sector. The ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast, a semi-annual projection based on survey responses, anticipates commercial real estate will see $450 billion in transaction volume in 2017 […]

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Homeowners Making Improvements Despite Political Uncertainties

Homeowners are springing more for upgrades to their homes, despite unknowns that have the potential to impact their spending—a full 60 percent more than what they spent in 2016, according to a new report by HomeAdvisor. “Home improvement activity is showing resilience in the face of political shifts,” says Brad Hunter, chief economist at HomeAdvisor. […]

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Policy Unknowns Curb Housing Growth Expectations

All-out growth in the housing market this year is hinging on the Trump Administration’s policies, with the Fannie Mae Economic & Strategic Research Group expecting standstill wages to cripple affordability unless incomes improve. “We expect the housing expansion to continue, albeit at a more moderate pace than last year given continued pressure on affordability,” says […]

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