MBA Chart of the Week: Year over Year Change in Purchase Applications

According to data from MBA’s State Monthly Activity Report (SMAR), purchase applications grew for 14 consecutive months until the impacts of COVID-19 slowed activity to a 2 percent decline in March. Most of the decline was likely in the last two weeks of the month, when many states enacted restrictions on non-essential business and social activity.

MBA Chart of the Week: Year over Year Change in Purchase Applications

According to data from MBA’s State Monthly Activity Report (SMAR), purchase applications grew for 14 consecutive months until the impacts of COVID-19 slowed activity to a 2 percent decline in March. Most of the decline was likely in the last two weeks of the month, when many states enacted restrictions on non-essential business and social activity.

MBA Chart of the Week: Year-to-Date Returns for REIT Stocks

How the health, social and economic impacts of the coronavirus outbreak flow through to commercial and multifamily properties remains clouded in uncertainty – mainly because of the uncertainty about the virus itself and our public and private responses to it. One thing that is clear is that different property types and different markets will be affected differently.

MBA Chart of the Week: Year-to-Date Returns for REIT Stocks

How the health, social and economic impacts of the coronavirus outbreak flow through to commercial and multifamily properties remains clouded in uncertainty – mainly because of the uncertainty about the virus itself and our public and private responses to it. One thing that is clear is that different property types and different markets will be affected differently.