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Lower net investment in real estate and high depreciation rates of intangibles account for most of the slowdown in net business investment over the last 30 years.
Demographics, gains in employment and income, improvement in lending conditions and ongoing low interest rates will continue supporting demand, leading to continued price appreciation
Existing home sales fell to 5.08M from 5.47M in January, but are still 2.2% higher YoY. While transitory factors contributed, a slowdown in the trend of home sales is also evident. We expect home sales to recover and grow around 3.5% YoY in 2016