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Q&A: Colliers’ Food Advisory Services Group Talks Cold Storage

The cold storage sector of industrial real estate now represents a more than $98 billion market globally and is projected to have a compound annual growth of 12.1% through 2025. But as investors warm up to the cold storage sector, prices for assets are on the rise, due to undersupply. We caught up with Colliers’ […]

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FHFA: Potential Changes for Appraisal Process

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has issued a Request for Input (RFI) related to its appraisal policies, practices, and processes. The RFI follows the challenges that appraisers have faced over the past year, including issues during the COVID-19 pandemic when many appraisers were either unable or unwilling to perform on-site inspection due to the […]

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Stimulus and Moratoria Extensions: The Need for Long-Term Solutions

Foreclosure and eviction moratoria, which are working in the short-term to keep homeowners in their houses, are not long-term solutions, according to Columbus Distressed Assets Manager and Auctioneer Rich Kruse (a Gryphon USA Ltd. principal). Such stimulus efforts, he says, “will allow the incoming administration of President-elect Biden to revisit the issue after Inauguration Day.” […]

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Threats to First-Time Home Buyers’ Path to Ownership

Higher home prices are translating into higher down payments. The median home price is $350,000, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. That means a buyer would have to put down $70,000 (or 20%) on a purchase to avoid private mortgage insurance. Low down payment loans are available for those who can’t reach that 20% […]

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Are Mortgage Rates Finally Stabilizing?

Mortgage rates have remained below 3% for more than two months. And they likely aren’t going to drop much further, according to Freddie Mac. “The yearlong slide in mortgage rates seems to be ending as rates have flattened over the last month and the economic rebound has slowed,” says Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. […]

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How to Improve Your Credit

Credit scores play a big role in determining whether you’ll qualify for a loan and what your loan terms will be. So, keep your credit score high by doing the following: Check for errors in your credit report. Thanks to an act of Congress, you can download one free credit report each year at annualcreditreport.com. […]

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Commercial Projects Accelerate Focus on the Drive-Thru Lane

  The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted consumers to want to stay away from large public spaces and favor more private settings or drive-thru lanes. Retailers are responding and pivoting their business models. More retailers are focusing on creating convenient parcel-pickup processes. “In the interim, outdoor food trucks and pop-up stores are replacing food halls,” writes […]

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SBA Announces Easier PPP Loan Forgiveness Process

The U.S. Small Business Administration on Thursday announced a new, simplified forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program loans of $50,000 or less. Under the revised process, forgiveness for these smaller loans now require less documentation and fewer calculations than the previous process did. Shannon McGahn, NAR’s chief advocacy officer, says a lot of NAR members […]

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Have All Real Estate Sectors Hit Bottom?

  Real estate professionals in the commercial and residential sectors largely believe the industry has already hit bottom and is now on the mend with expectations of growth over the next several quarters, according to the RCLCO Real Estate Market Index, based on a June 2020 survey of hundreds of top-level real estate executives nationwide. […]

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