NYC: what’s happening beyond the residential market

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The first signs of distress have emerged in several pockets of New York City’s commercial real estate market in recent months, The Real Deal Magazine reports. Retail vacancies, declining hotel revenues and foreclosures are among the indications that the market might be inching closer to financial instability. The influx of troubled loans is a product of the 2007 lending boom, and $90 billion in commercial mortgage backed-securities across the country are set to mature this year.
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Miami

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Home buyers went on a shopping spree in Miami-Dade in May — and snapped up enough houses to set a new record, the Miami Herald reports.
Sales of single-family homes surged to a new high last month with 1,344 closings — a 9.9 percent increase in the number of homes sold over the same month in 2016 and besting the previous record of 1,276 transactions in May 2015. Mid-market homes — properties listed between $200,000-$600,000 — comprised 71.9 percent of ...

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