Homebuilding is booming. Homebuilder sentiment hit a fresh all-time high on Wednesday on the back of rising demand for suburban housing. The iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (ITB) and the SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (XHB) climbed nearly 3% and 2% respectively following the spike, with the XHB hitting a new all-time high. Wall Street analysts also highlighted
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If you live in a big US city, you have probably gotten a call like this from someone who doesn’t: Caller: How are you? Are you all right? Big City Resident: I’m fine. No COVID. C: No, no. Do you feel safe? BCR: What are you talking about? C: Can you go out?  BCR: What
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Homebuilding stocks jump on all-time high sentiment. Where to invest in the space Fed leaves rates unchanged in its last meeting before the 2020 presidential election There’s a growing disconnect in emerging markets, but traders see opportunity Unusual activity suggests market volatility will jump after Election Day, Wells Fargo finds Market volatility may swell after
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Blackstone Group is in exclusive talks to acquire about 40 parks from Summit Communities for roughly $550 million through its REIT, Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, sources have told Bloomberg.  Once acquired, BREIT will invest in upgrades, including building shared facilities such as swimming pools, a source told Bloomberg. Manufactured homes have become a valued
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The Federal Reserve said Wednesday it would keep its benchmark interest rate near zero for as long as it takes to help the economy bounce back from the coronavirus crisis. The Fed said the ongoing coronavirus pandemic will “weigh heavily” on the near-term outlook and poses “considerable risks” for the medium term. In addition to holding rates near rock bottom, the
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While Hines’ Senior Managing Director John Heagy was able to close a massive deal with Microsoft at the 523,000 square-foot Atlantic Yards office development in West Midtown Atlanta in May, he admits COVID has upended the office leasing process. “There is no question that the environment for traditional marketing has been completely rocked,” Heagy says.
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Contractors work on a new home under construction at Taylor Morrison Home Corp.’s La Solara Community in Dublin, California. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images With no major move in mortgage rates, there was no sudden incentive to refinance a home loan last week, so fewer people did. That drove overall mortgage application
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An ORIX Corp. subsidiary, Boston Financial Investment Management, has entered into an agreement with Boston Capital to acquire its low-income housing tax credit fund portfolio, with the closing subject to customary conditions and approvals. Boston Financial is among the leaders in the LIHTC industry, managing a $7.7 billion portfolio comprising over 1,125 properties and 98,110
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Throughout the economic cycle’s ups and downs, industry stakeholders have been striving to manage and track to the wealth of capital flowing in and out of commercial real estate. Handling the entire process, at the center of it all, are the arrangers of debt and equity transactions. These middlemen and middlewomen are working to structure
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