Park Avenue Plaza looks to be leaving an impression on financial-services firms. New York-based financial advisory firm Duff & Phelps is the latest such firm to sign a new, direct lease for significant headquarters space in Park Avenue Plaza, Fisher Brother’s 45-story office tower in New York City's Plaza District. Duff & Phelps’ new global headquarters will span 91,019 square feet across the 15th through 17th floors. It has signed a 16-year lease...

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NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that housing market activity this August was steady yet flat from last month, and dropped 1.5 percent from last year. August’s existing-home sales maintained a 5.34 million seasonally adjusted annual rate. The national median existing-home price for all housing types was $264,800 in August, up 4.6 percent from a year ago. This marks the 78th consecutive month of year-over-year gains. Regionally, all four regions showed growth in prices from a year...

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Scouring the nation for your next cash cow multifamily acquisition? Look no further than these four underrated cities RealPage says have great upside. Things are a little too competitive for to be profitable for many investors in the primary markets. RealPage’s picks are not the sexiest markets, but their fundamentals are solid and their growth potential make them worthy candidates for investment.

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The REALTORS® Confidence Index (RCI) [1] survey gathers monthly information from REALTORS® about local real estate market conditions, characteristics of buyers and sellers, and issues affecting homeownership and real estate transactions.[2] This report presents key results about market transactions from August 2018. View and download the full report here. Market Conditions and Expectations The REALTORS® Buyer Traffic Index registered at 57 (64 in August 2017).[3] The REALTORS® Seller Traffic Index registered at 44 (47 in August 2017). The REALTORS® Confidence...

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LifeLock, a personal information security company, is one of several tech companies that has opened an office in the Phoenix area. The company leases about 95,000 square feet in the Hayden Ferry Lakeside mixed-use park in Tempe, Arizona. While all eyes have been on Amazon's astronomical growth and its imminent decision on where to locate a second headquarters, the rest of the technology community has been gobbling up space to establish offices...

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The Villas at Saratoga skilled nursing facility in Saratoga, California. San Clemente, California-based Care Trust, a self-administered, publicly-traded REIT, purchased a skilled nursing facility that comprises 85 skilled nursing beds and 37 assisted living units in Saratoga, California, from Our Lady of Fatima Villa. Villas at Saratoga, formerly Our Lady of Fatima Villa, sold for $19 million, or about $224,000 per bed. The Class B property...

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Job hunting can be frustrating. At HousingWire, we want to make the process easier for job seekers in the industry. Our new service, HousingJobs, lists the latest gigs in the housing industry for loan officers, underwriters, processors, loan servicers, and tech and marketing pros. Check out this monthly blog for the latest job postings along with some industry insight.

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