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TODAY’S DEALS: Stamford Apartment Community Trades for $75.1M

TODAY’S DEALS: Stamford Apartment Community Trades for $75.1M

A 368-unit Stamford apartment asset trades hands with help from IPA/Marcus & Millichap; Greystone provides Presidium with a $19.5 million bridge loan for two Dallas acquisitions; and Raintree Partners acquires 39 units in the San Fernando Valley. …

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Economy Watch: Case-Shiller Reports Home Prices Rising Slowly

Economy Watch: Case-Shiller Reports Home Prices Rising Slowly

The latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, which were released by S&P Dow Jones Indices, show a continuing slowdown in U.S. home price increases. …

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TODAY’S DEALS: GoldOller Acquires 1,998-Unit Community in Indiana

TODAY’S DEALS: GoldOller Acquires 1,998-Unit Community in Indiana

One of the largest rental communities in the United States trades hands for $85 million; and a joint venture between Balfour Beatty and ApexOne buys a 152-unit boutique community in Lady Lake, Fla. …

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Economy Watch: Personal Income, Spending Inch Up in August

Economy Watch: Personal Income, Spending Inch Up in August

Personal income increased $47.3 billion, or 0.3 percent in August, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.…

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Economy Watch: GDP Bounces Back in Q2

Economy Watch: GDP Bounces Back in Q2

Real U.S. gross domestic product increased at an annualized rate of 4.6 percent during the second quarter of 2014, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis’ final estimate.…

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Economy Watch: More Homes Emerge From Negative Equity in 2Q

Economy Watch: More Homes Emerge From Negative Equity in 2Q

CoreLogic reported that nearly 950,000 U.S. homes returned to positive equity in the second quarter of 2014, bringing the total number of mortgaged residential properties with equity in the U.S. to more than 44 million. …

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Economy Watch: New Home Sale Accelerate in August

Economy Watch: New Home Sale Accelerate in August

Sales of new single-family houses in August were an annualized rate of 504,000 units, according to the Census Bureau and HUD.…

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Applicant Credit Risk Improving Alongside Increases in Rental Prices

Applicant Credit Risk Improving Alongside Increases in Rental Prices

A recent report by TransUnion has found that rental applicant credit risks improved by 0.8 percent between Q2 2013 and Q2 2014 despite increases in rent prices.…

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New-Home Sales Top 500,000 in August, Highest Level Since 2008, Says NAHB

New-Home Sales Top 500,000 in August, Highest Level Since 2008, Says NAHB

Sales of newly built, single-family homes increased 18 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 504,000 units in August, the highest level in six years, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.…

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Economy Watch: Home Price Increases Continue to Slow

Economy Watch: Home Price Increases Continue to Slow

More evidence that the residential expansion this time isn’t a bubble: According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. home prices were up 0.1 percent in July compared with June.…

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Economy Watch: Existing Home Sales Drop in August

Economy Watch: Existing Home Sales Drop in August

The National Association of Realtors reported that U.S. existing home sales decreased 1.8 percent to an annualized rate of 5.05 million units in August, compared with 5.14 million in July.…

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Economy Watch: Unemployment Ticks Up in Nearly Half the States

Economy Watch: Unemployment Ticks Up in Nearly Half the States

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 24 states and the District of Columbia suffered unemployment rate increases in August compared with July, while 15 states had decreases, and 11 experienced no change.…

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