Tuesday, 07 July, 2020

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Room to Breathe | Homes with Sprawling Acreage – Sotheby’s International Realty | Blog

07/04/2020 sothebysrealty

In desirable locations from California’s wine country to the not-so-wild West of Texas, these vast retreats offer room to relax while enjoying inspiring views, welcome fresh air, and pure privacy for acres on end. The Bixby House Carmel, California | Steve Beutel, Sotheby’s International Realty – Carmel Rancho Brokerage Within view of the iconic Bixby Creek Bridge, this irreplaceable home was built Read more…

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Final Week in June 2020 – Sotheby’s International Realty | Blog

07/03/2020 Erik Weinbrecht

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate , art, collectibles, and home. Antioch, Tennessee | Stephen Carr, Zeitlin Sotheby’s International Realty  If this gorgeous farmhouse for sale outside of Nashville looks like it was pulled straight from HGTV, it’s because it was. The 1875 home was featured on the network’s “Nashville Flipped” show, and now can Read more…

How to Plan an Outdoor Movie Night

07/04/2020 Amy Dobson

See the stars in your own backyard … on your DIY big screen, that is. In the height of summer, your backyard or porch is headquarters for family time and date night alike. Combine both, and cue up a movie on your DIY movie screen for a staycation highlight. A bedsheet or table cloth affixed to a fence or wall Read more…

How to Create Your Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen | Zillow Digs

06/10/2020 Amy Dobson

Create a beautiful outdoor cooking space for relaxing and entertaining all summer long. As summer approaches and temperatures start to rise, no one wants to spend time inside sweating over a hot stove. With an outdoor kitchen, you can make the most of the beautiful warm nights by spending them with your friends and family. Whether you have thousands to Read more…

London’s Prime Property Market Sees Surge In Demand From Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese Buyers

07/04/2020 Claire Carponen

2-8a Rutland Gate in Knightsbridge was bought by a Hong Kong investor for $264 million Beauchamp Estates London’s prime housing market is seeing strong interest from Hong Kong and mainland Chinese buyers, with real estate agents reporting above-average levels of investment. London-based estate agency Beauchamp Estates reports that over the past 6 months it has sold more than $374 million worth Read more…

Council Post: The Post-Pandemic Real Estate Market

Chris McAllister

Chris McAllister is the Founder of Real Estate Brands Ltd, the franchising entity for ROOST Real Estate Co. and Lucky Town Real Estate Co. Getty The real estate market has never been tighter. I have been licensed for 20 years now, and I have never seen the market more aligned with the interests of sellers and residential real estate investors. Sellers who Read more…

Condo or on-campus? Covid-19 changes the game for the parents of college kids

07/05/2020 CNBC Real Estate

When Diane Pearson’s sons both attended Robert Morris University, buying a condo for them in the suburb of Pittsburgh made financial sense. Pearson, who is a certified financial planner, took out a home equity line of credit to purchase the property with cash in 2013.  Three years later, the family sold it at a $5,000 profit. Factoring in the savings Read more…

Loans in coronavirus mortgage bailouts see largest weekly decline yet — but there are more red flags

07/03/2020 CNBC Real Estate

Signage stands outside the Freddie Mac headquarters in McLean, Virginia, U.S., on Monday, May 11, 2020. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images The number of borrowers in government and private sector coronavirus-related mortgage bailouts just fell by the largest weekly volume since these plans were put in place. There are, however, warning signs that the programs could swell again. Read more…

MBS RECAP: Putting MBS Underperformance in Perspective

06/21/2020 Real Estate News

Rates are low. Unless coronavirus wins, rates should continue to gradually move higher, but not in a straight line.  At times (like today), we may see the mortgage market weaken while Treasuries improve.  Today’s video breaks that down in easily digestible detail. Econ Data / Events Market Movement Recap 08:43 AM Bonds began the overnight session fairly flat but popped Read more…

The Great Debate For Rates, Housing, And The Market

Real Estate News

Coronavirus hit markets with unprecedented force in March. Stock prices and bond yields sank.  When the outlook grew less dire, markets began moving back in the other direction.  As quarantine measures ease, fear surrounding a second wave of COVID-19 is pushing back on the recovery in markets. Let’s quantify the fear using daily COVID-19 case counts in several key states.   Read more…

Canadian Consumer Credit Is Contracting For The First Time Since The 1980s | Better Dwelling

07/06/2020 Daniel Wong

Canadian households cooled on borrowing, but mostly just in one segment. Bank of Canada (BoC) data shows household debt stalled in May, after peaking in March. On the breakdown, mortgage debt is seeing growth boom as hundreds of thousands of Canadians stop making payments. Consumer credit on the other hand, made the first contraction since the 1980s. Canadian Household Debt Read more…

This Week’s Top Stories: Canadian Mortgage Debt Rises As 743,000 Households Defer Payments, and Reverse Mortgages Boom | Better Dwelling

07/05/2020 Better Dwelling

Time for your cheat sheet on this week’s most important stories. Canadian Real Estate Canadian Mortgage Debt Explodes In Growth, As Payment Deferrals Hit Over 743,000Canadian mortgage debt is seeing growth accelerate, as hundreds of thousands stop making payments. The balance of mortgage debt reached $1.68 trillion in May, up 6.0% from a year before. This is the highest rate Read more…