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Housing-Related Spending Made Up 17.3 Percent of GDP in Fourth Quarter 2013

Housing-Related GDP Grew at the Same Rate as Overall GDP

Molly Boesel

The Bureau of Economic Analysis released its second estimate of fourth quarter 2013 gross domestic product (GDP) today and the numbers show downward revisions in overall GDP and housing-related expenditures from the advance estimate released in January 2014. The fourth quarter 2013 year-over-year growth rate for overall GDP was revised downward from 2.7 percent to 2.5 percent and the...

The State of the Multifamily Market

Demand for Multifamily Market Remains High

Sam Khater    |    Housing Trends, Mortgage Performance

Last week, I attended the National Multifamily Council’s Apartment Strategies Conference and was struck by the differences between hot single-family and multifamily markets. The strongest single-family markets – as evidenced by price increases – are primarily in California and include Stockton, Riverside, Oakland and Sacramento, as well as Las Vegas. The recoveries in these...

Slow Money Is Replacing Fast Money

The Single-Family Residential Rental Asset Class Is Maturing Quickly

Mark Fleming

This week, I attended the IMN Single Family Aggregation: The REO-to-Rental Forum in uncharacteristically overcast and drizzly Scottsdale, Ariz. The fact that there are now conferences for single-family residential institutional investors speaks volumes about the increasing maturity of...

Housing-Related Spending Makes Up 17.6 Percent of GDP

Growth in Housing Spending Lags Growth in GDP

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Numbers released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis confirm that housing-related expenditures continue to make up a substantial portion of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP). To calculate the portion of domestic spending that is related to housing, we look at three expenditures from the quarterly GDP release: residential investment (the construction of new single- and multi-family...

Jumbo Conforming Loan Originations 2013 YTD

The Minimal yet Targeted Impact of the HERA High Cost Loan Limits in Today’s Market

Kathryn Dobbyn    |    Housing Trends, Mortgage Performance

Roughly two years ago, there was a fierce debate amongst housing policy experts regarding the future of conforming loan limits brought on by the oncoming expiration of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. ARRA had temporarily raised the conforming loan limit for high-cost areas to $729,000 from mid-2009 to late 2011 and there was much consternation over whether or not to extend the duration of the higher loan limits. In the end, the bill was not extended and the loan limits for high-cost areas fell back down to the lower limits set forth in the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA), which are calculated annually as a function of median house prices in local areas. Now that November is here, the time of year when updated conforming loan limits are traditionally announced, and as another fierce debate has begun around the future of the conforming loan limits, I...

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