October News Brief


Eight Real Life Haunted Homes For Sale

In every town, there’s always a creepy-looking house that becomes legendary among neighborhood kids. Here are a few great family homes … if your last name is Addams.

By: Trulia.com Blog

Read more: https://www.trulia.com/blog/8-real-life-haunted-homes-for-sale

Why Homeownership Makes People Happier

Most Americans have no regrets about buying a home; in fact, it’s made them happier, a new survey shows.

By: 2019 Fall Homebuyer Insights Report, Bank of America, September 9, 2019

Read more: https://magazine.realtor/daily-news/2019/09/09/why-homeownership-makes-people-happier

Real Estate Pros See Rising Number of Contract Signings

All four major regions of the U.S. posted growth in sales contract activity last month, led by the West, the National Association of REALTORS® reported Thursday.

By: REALTOR® Magazine, Daily News, September 26, 2019

Read more: https://magazine.realtor/daily-news/2019/09/26/real-estate-pros-see-rising-number-of-contract-signings

Seven Ways Telecommuting Has Changed Real Estate

As more people are able to work from home, housing priorities have changed, and different places and types of housing have become more popular.

By: Lisa Provost, The New York Times, September 20, 2019

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/20/realestate/how-telecommuting-has-changed-real-estate.html

Zillow Partners with Homebuilders to Marry IBuying and Newly Built Home Buying

Homeowners who want to sell their existing home and buy a newly built home can now do so all in one transaction and wait as long as eight months to move out, thanks to a partnership between Zillow and nearly a dozen homebuilders.

By: Ben Lane, HousingWire, September 20, 2019

Read more: https://www.housingwire.com/articles/50195-zillow-partners-with-homebuilders-to-marry-ibuying-and-newly-built-home-buying



The Problem in the Disparity in Access to Multifamily Capital

Although apartment loans are available for many, due to lack of product education, there simply isn’t enough adoption in secondary and tertiary markets as folks continue to rely on local banking relationships as their primary source of senior debt for multifamily financing.

By: Blake Janover, Forbes Real Estate Council Member, September 5, 2019

Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesrealestatecouncil/2019/09/05/the-problem-in-the-disparity-in-access-to-multifamily-capital/#6ed0402b6510

Autonomous Cars on a Crash Course with the Real Estate Industry

In real estate, the adage is always location, location, location; the idea that driverless cars could change that by changing commutes and increasing urban housing is possible.

By: Michael Zaransky, RE Journal, September 13, 2019

Read more: https://www.rejournals.com/autonomous-cars-changing-the-course-of-the-real-estate-industry-20190913

Las Vegas Gains Momentum as Budding Tech Infrastructure Hub

National commercial real estate services firm CBRE Group ranked Las Vegas as one of its top 10 “up and coming” tech talent markets in the U.S. and Canada.

By: Bryan Horwath, Las Vegas Sun, September 16, 2019

Read more: https://vegasinc.lasvegassun.com/business/2019/sep/16/las-vegas-gains-momentum-budding-tech-hub

New CBRE Report Details Profound Effectsof Flex Space on US Office Leasing Market

The flex leasing space phenomenon is playing out in the country’s top 40 leasing markets and will continue to affect tenants, landlords, operators and investors on both a national and regional level.

By: Commercial Observer, September 23, 2019

Read more: https://commercialobserver.com/2019/09/new-cbre-report-details-profound-effects-of-flex-space-on-us-office-leasing-market

DLA Piper Survey: E-commerce Still the Biggest Disrupter in CRE

Commercial real estate executives are cautious, but they’re also optimistic.

By: Dan Rafter, REJournals, September 25, 2019

Read more: https://www.rejournals.com/dla-piper-survey-e-commerce-still-the-biggest-disrupter-in-cre-20190925