Inflation, Ukraine and climate change are the 3 biggest trends impacting real estate in 2022

The Urban Institute and PwC have just published their 2022 Global Emerging Trends in Real Estate report and it makes for an interesting read. The report is based on interviews with nearly 30 experts and investors in the real estate industry, and identifies three issues that are currently at the top of people’s minds and

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New condo builds fall to lowest level in decades

While new home construction has soared over the past 12 months, condos are being left behind, says a new report from the Urban Institute. It found that the share of condo units being built for sale in the last year declined to less than 5.4% of the overall construction market, its lowest level in almost

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Asians, Blacks and Hispanics to fuel new household growth

The Urban Institute has said that virtually all of the household growth in the U.S. expected over the next two decades will come from “minority households”. Its researchers said in a report last week that between 2020 and 2040, around 16.1 million new net households will be created, and the vast majority of them will

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400k borrowers are “needlessly delinquent”, study finds

Around 400,000 homeowners who’re struggling to pay their mortgages due to the COVID-19 pandemic have failed to take advantage of forbearance programs that could help them, despite being eligible, a report from the Urban Institute has found. Homeowners with federal mortgages are allowed under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act to defer mortgage

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Study: Manufactured home values appreciate at similar rates to traditional homes

The prices of manufactured homes, or mobile homes, are appreciating at the same pace as those of traditional homes, which is counter to conventional wisdom, according to a new report.

Economists are concerned as millennials delay homeownership

Economists are reportedly worried that millennials are not buying homes on the same timeline as previous generations, the Urban Institute says.

Total value of the U.S. housing market hits $23.9 trillion

The total value of the U.S. housing market has hit $23.9 trillion, its highest value since the early 2000s

Women more reliable than men at paying off the mortgage

Women are more likely to keep up to date with their mortgage repayments than men, according to a new Urban Institute study.

The top 10 easiest cities to secure a mortgage in the U.S.

It’s not easy securing approval for a mortgage these days, especially if you’re one of the millions of Americans that lacks a decent credit score

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