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Agency Mortgage-Backed Securities
Commercial Real Estate
Interest Rates and Inflation

Agency Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS)

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Commercial Real Estate

Prices, Rents, Vacancies, Returns:

  • U.S. Energy Information Administration
    National number of commercial buildings by property type and building size for 1992, 1995, 1999, 2003. Free.
  • CB Richard Ellis
    Quarterly research report on vacancies and industrial real estate availability. Free.
  • National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries
    National returns by property type and location, from 1978 onwards. Free.
  • Torto Wheaton Research
    Market reports available on national and metro levels, including data on inventory, construction, vacancy, employment and rents. Subscription.
  • Property and Portfolio Research
    Research reports on inventory, construction, vacancy, employment and rents, listed by metropolitan area and property type. Subscription.
  • Cushman and Wakefield
    Yearly reports on office, industrial and retail properties. Subscription.
  • Marcus and Millichap
    Yearly research reports on trends in industrial real estate by property type and metropolitan area. Subscription.
  • REIS
    Reports on inventory trends, trends, sales, cap rates, vacancies and absorptions available on national, metropolitan and submarket levels. Subscription.
  • Emerging Trends in Real Estate
    An annual forecast of the real estate industry, published jointly by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the Urban Land Institute. Subscription.

Construction and Market Size:

  • U.S. Census of Construction
    Annual value of construction put in place, separated into categories of private, public, residential, non-residential, federal, state and local. Free.
  • RS Means
    Historical costs of construction by building type and metropolitan area. Subscription.

Office Demographics:

  • Moody's
    Office-using employment available on the national, census division, state and metropolitan levels from 1939 onwards. Subscription.

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Housing Price Indices:

Housing Construction:

Sales of Existing Homes:

Housing Demographics:

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Interest Rates and Inflation

  • Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
    Interest rates for 30-year mortgages, updated on a weekly basis. Free.
  • The Livingston Survey
    Administered by the Federal Reserve, this survey summarizes the forecasts on expected inflation of economists from industry, government, banking and academia. Free.
  • Fannie Mae
    A statistical summary of housing and mortgage finance activities. Free.
  • Federal Housing Finance Board
    A survey of rates and terms on conventional mortgage loans, conducted monthly. Free.
  • Mortgage Bankers Association
    Statistics and analysis on trends in mortgage finance, including CMBS spreads, prime and subprime rates. Subscription.

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