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Existing-Home Sales Soar 5.6 Percent in November to Strongest Pace in Over a Decade

Existing-home sales surged for the third straight month in November and reached their strongest pace in almost 11 years, according to the National Association of Realtors?. All major regions except for the West saw a significant hike in sales activity last month.

Lawrence Yun is chief economist and senior vice president of research at the National Association of Realtors(r). Yun oversees and is responsible for a wide range of research activity for the association including NAR’s Existing Home Sales statistics, Affordability Index, and Home Buyers and Sellers Profile Report. He regularly provides commentary on real estate market trends for its 1 million Realtor(r) members. (PRNewsFoto/National Association of Realtors)

Total existing-home sales1, https://www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, jumped 5.6 percent2 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.81 million in November from an upwardly revised 5.50 million in October. After last month’s increase, sales are 3.8 percent higher than a year ago and are at their strongest pace since December 2006 (6.42 million).

Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says home sales in most of the country expanded at a tremendous clip in November. “Faster economic growth in recent quarters, the booming stock market and continuous job gains are fueling substantial demand for buying a home as 2017 comes to an end,” he said. “As evidenced by a subdued level of first-time buyers and increased share of cash buyers, move-up buyers with considerable down payments and those with cash made up a bulk of the sales activity last month. The odds of closing on a home are much better at the upper end of the market, where inventory conditions continue to be markedly better.”

The median existing-home price3 for all housing types in November was $248,000, up 5.8 percent from November 2016 ($234,400). November’s price increase marks the 69th straight month of year-over-year gains.

Total housing inventory4 at the end of November dropped 7.2 percent to 1.67 million existing homes available for sale, and is now 9.7 percent lower than a year ago (1.85 million) and has fallen year-over-year for 30 consecutive months. Unsold inventory is at a 3.4-month supply at the current sales pace, which is down from 4.0 months a year ago.

“The anticipated rise in mortgage rates next year could further cut into affordability if these staggeringly low supply levels persist,” said Yun. “Price appreciation is too fast in a lot of markets right now. The increase in homebuilder optimism must translate to significantly more new construction in 2018 to help ease these acute inventory shortages.”

First-time buyers were 29 percent of sales in November, which is down from 32 percent both in October and a year ago. NAR’s 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers – released earlier this year5 – revealed that the annual share of first-time buyers was 34 percent.

Matching the highest share since May, all-cash sales were 22 percent of transactions in November, which is up from 20 percent in October and 21 percent a year ago. Individual investors, who account for many cash sales, purchased 14 percent of homes in November, up from 13 percent last month and unchanged from a year ago.

“The elevated presence of investors paying in cash continues to add a layer of frustration to the supply and affordability headwinds aspiring first-time buyers are experiencing,” said Yun. “The healthy labor market and higher wage gains are expected to further strengthen buyer demand from young adults next year. Their prospects for becoming homeowners will only improve if more lower-priced and smaller-sized homes come onto the market.”

Properties typically stayed on the market for 40 days in November, which is up from 34 days in October but down from 43 days a year ago. Forty-four percent of homes sold in November were on the market for less than a month.

Realtor.com?’s Market Hotness Index, measuring time on the market data and listings views per property, revealed that the hottest metro areas in November were San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif.; Vallejo-Fairfield, Calif.; San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, Calif.; San Diego-Carlsbad, Calif.; and Stockton-Lodi, Calif.

According to Freddie Mac, the average commitment rate for a 30-year, conventional, fixed-rate mortgage increased for the second straight month to 3.92 percent in November from 3.90 percent in October. The average commitment rate for all of 2016 was 3.65 percent.

On the topic of tax reform, NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixth-generation Realtor? from Columbia, Missouri and CEO of RE/MAX Boone Realty, says it’s good news homeowners can continue to count on tax incentives such as the mortgage interest deduction and the state and local tax deduction.

“Only 6 percent of homeowners have mortgages exceeding $750,000, and only 5 percent pay more than $10,000 in property taxes, but most homeowners won’t itemize under the new regime,” she said. “While we’re pleased that important homeownership incentives such as the capital gains exclusion survived in conference, additional changes are required to truly incentivize homeownership in the tax code.”

Distressed sales6 – foreclosures and short sales – were 4 percent of sales for the fourth straight month in November, and are down from 6 percent a year ago. Three percent of November sales were foreclosures and 1 percent were short sales.

Single-family and Condo/Co-op Sales
Single-family home sales grew 4.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.09 million in November from 4.87 million in October, and are now 3.2 percent above the 4.93 million pace a year ago. The median existing single-family home price was $248,800 in November, up 5.4 percent from November 2016.

Existing condominium and co-op sales increased 14.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 720,000 units in November, and are now 7.5 percent above a year ago. The median existing condo price was $242,500 in November, which is 8.8 percent above a year ago.

Regional Breakdown
November existing-home sales in the Northeast leaped 6.7 percent to an annual rate of 800,000, (unchanged from a year ago). The median price in the Northeast was $273,600, which is 4.0 percent above November 2016.

In the Midwest, existing-home sales jumped 8.4 percent to an annual rate of 1.42 million in November, and are now 6.8 percent above a year ago. The median price in the Midwest was $196,100, up 8.8 percent from a year ago.

Existing-home sales in the South expanded 8.3 percent to an annual rate of 2.34 million in November, and are now 4.0 percent higher than a year ago. The median price in the South was $216,200, up 4.8 percent from a year ago.

Existing-home sales in the West declined 2.3 percent to an annual rate of 1.25 million in November, but are still 2.5 percent above a year ago. The median price in the West was $375,100, up 8.2 percent from November 2016.

The National Association of Realtors?, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing 1.3 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

NOTE: For local information, please contact the local association of Realtors? for data from local multiple listing services. Local MLS data is the most accurate source of sales and price information in specific areas, although there may be differences in reporting methodology.

1 Existing-home sales, which include single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, are based on transaction closings from Multiple Listing Services. Changes in sales trends outside of MLSs are not captured in the monthly series. NAR rebenchmarks home sales periodically using other sources to assess overall home sales trends, including sales not reported by MLSs.

Existing-home sales, based on closings, differ from the U.S. Census Bureau’s series on new single-family home sales, which are based on contracts or the acceptance of a deposit. Because of these differences, it is not uncommon for each series to move in different directions in the same month. In addition, existing-home sales, which account for more than 90 percent of total home sales, are based on a much larger data sample – about 40 percent of multiple listing service data each month – and typically are not subject to large prior-month revisions.

The annual rate for a particular month represents what the total number of actual sales for a year would be if the relative pace for that month were maintained for 12 consecutive months. Seasonally adjusted annual rates are used in reporting monthly data to factor out seasonal variations in resale activity. For example, home sales volume is normally higher in the summer than in the winter, primarily because of differences in the weather and family buying patterns. However, seasonal factors cannot compensate for abnormal weather patterns.

Single-family data collection began monthly in 1968, while condo data collection began quarterly in 1981; the series were combined in 1999 when monthly collection of condo data began. Prior to this period, single-family homes accounted for more than nine out of 10 purchases. Historic comparisons for total home sales prior to 1999 are based on monthly single-family sales, combined with the corresponding quarterly sales rate for condos.

2 November’s monthly increase of 5.6 percent is the largest monthly gain since December 2015 (12.1 percent), which was influenced by delayed closings resulting from the rollout of the Know Before You Owe initiative in late 2015.

3 The median price is where half sold for more and half sold for less; medians are more typical of market conditions than average prices, which are skewed higher by a relatively small share of upper-end transactions. The only valid comparisons for median prices are with the same period a year earlier due to seasonality in buying patterns. Month-to-month comparisons do not compensate for seasonal changes, especially for the timing of family buying patterns. Changes in the composition of sales can distort median price data. Year-ago median and mean prices sometimes are revised in an automated process if additional data is received.

The national median condo/co-op price often is higher than the median single-family home price because condos are concentrated in higher-cost housing markets. However, in a given area, single-family homes typically sell for more than condos as seen in NAR’s quarterly metro area price reports.

4 Total inventory and month’s supply data are available back through 1999, while single-family inventory and month’s supply are available back to 1982 (prior to 1999, single-family sales accounted for more than 90 percent of transactions and condos were measured only on a quarterly basis).

5 Survey results represent owner-occupants and differ from separately reported monthly findings from NAR’s Realtors?Confidence Index, which include all types of buyers. Investors are under-represented in the annual study because survey questionnaires are mailed to the addresses of the property purchased and generally are not returned by absentee owners. Results include both new and existing homes.

6 Distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales), days on market, first-time buyers, all-cash transactions and investors are from a monthly survey for the NAR’s Realtors? Confidence Index, posted at nar.realtor.

NOTE: NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index for November is scheduled for release on December 27, and Existing-Home Sales for December will be released January 24; release times are 10:00 a.m. ET.

From https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/existing-home-sales-soar-56-percent-in-november-to-strongest-pace-in-over-a-decade-300573924.html

Collaboration between Medisun and Tsinghua University

The founding of Enterprise Fund for the Tsinghua University and Medisun Cell Technological Research and Regenerative Medicine

In April 26, 2017 Medisun Medical Group and Tsinghua University held a signing ceremony, formally announced the establishment of the “Tsinghua Medisun Cell Technology Research Institute” and setting up the “Tsinghua Medisun Cell Technology and Regenerative Enterprise Investment Fund”. At the time of the 106th anniversary of Tsinghua University, the signing ceremony was presided by the prof. Dong Chen, Dean of the School of medicine, Tsinghua University, with the signing officials, the Chairman of Medisun Medical Group Mr. Danny Wong, The Executive Director of Medisun Medical Group Dr. Wen Feng, Vice President of Tsinghua University and the Chairman of Tsinghua University Education Foundation Yang Bin, Tsinghua University Education Foundation Secretary-General Li Jiaqiang, Medical School’s party secretary Hongbo and many other college leaders attended the signing ceremony.

The signing parties: Tsinghua University School of Medicine Dong Chen and Medisun Medical Group Chairman Danny Wong

The global leading platform of Regenerative Medicine on Cell Technology : The Enterprise Fund for the Cell Technological Research and Regenerative Medicine is based on the advance technology, professional staffing, skill proficiency, resources and management experience of the Medisun Medical Group. Further enhanced by the quality and scientific research platform offered by the Tsinghua University, for the collaboration with the School of Medicine and the Tsinghua Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and other affiliated institutions. To focus on cell technology and cell therapy in the area of education, training, scientific research, clinical transformation and industrial development. Through the combination of the above strong elements, to reinforce the professional leadership of the School of Medicine of Tsinghua University.

The two parties will actively cooperate with the integration of professionals and the high-quality resources, to build the institute as:
* The world’s leading cell technology platform to support the training of professionals
* The world’s leading cell technology platform for research, development and clinical transformation
* The world’s leading platform for international cooperation for development of cell technology
* China as the most influential authority on cell technology and related laws, regulations and operational standards

Cell Technology and Regenerative Medicine Enterprise Investment Fund

At the time of setting up the research institute, Tsinghua University and Medisun Medical Group, National Investment Funds Limited (The Directors of Medisun Medical Group) also co-sponsored the establishment of Tsinghua Medisun Cell Technology and Regenerative Enterprise Investment Fund. The movement will attract more financial ventures to participate and invest the technology for further research, development and clinical transformation. The increase of the social capital can increase the investment in scientific research, and reduce the burden on the government and university’s expenses. This is to ensure the scientific research is carried out normally, to achieve the scientific research objectives. Secondly, the investment from the enterprise can motivate the research staff for better efficiency of the scientific research and to enhance the productivity. Thereby to enhance the brand value and social benefits.

The Enterprise Investment Fund will be included in the Tsinghua University School of Medicine’s overall industrial strategy. According to the management standard of the School of medicine, it will be used for the research and development, and clinical transformation with the Tsinghua Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, to accomplish the combination of leap forward development strategy. At the same time, to set up a 10 years plan on the Enterprise Investment Fund. The profit from the operating outcome will donate to the Institute for teaching, research and related charity projects to promote the cell technology and regenerative medicine for an sustainable development.

Life Science – a main agenda on the 13th Five – year Plan

Life science is one of the most rapid developing area of the twentieth century and become one of the most striking discipline of natural life science. From the early stage of the development of the cell technology and cell therapy has already heading a medical revolution. In compare with the traditional drug therapy and surgery, the cell technology has develop a new means as the third choice of treatment. With advance improvement, it can has a broad market and potential for further expansion. The General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out at the National Science and Technology Innovation Conference that stem cell research, early diagnosis of cancer markers, human genome sequencing and other basic scientific breakthroughs, all these can become an influential factors for China to face the world. Enterprises place an important force for integration of science, technology and economic growth. As the investment on research, development and transformation will become the main drive of the technological innovation. To adjust the existing industry and local research institutions, enrich enterprise R & D strength, support enterprises to build national technology and innovation center, cultivate the industry which could become the business pioneer. The collaboration between Medisun and Tsinghua University is a strong response to the National thirteen five years plan’s development direction, and to create a comprehensive platform for research and development.

The cooperation with the Medisun and Tsinghua University will lead the growth of cell technology and cell therapy in China. This will further promote the establishment of a comprehensive laws and regulation on cellular technology, industry standards, norms, system for cultivation and high-end and quality scientific research. Also training of medical personnel, support the international exchanges, enhance the ability of independent innovation by building a world class cell technology and cell therapy transformation platform. Then China will own the world high-end standard expertise and transformation cell technology enterprise. See more info on http://www.medisun.hk/.

News from Cryolife

Asian’s Godfather of Cord Blood, Professor Takahashi Tsuneo Joined the “Cryolife Cord Blood Bank” and “Hong Kong Medisun”

In May 2017, CRYOLIFE Cord Blood Bank (Hong Kong Medisun Medical Group members) formally appointed the Godfather of Cord Blood in Asia, Japanese regenerative medicine expert Professor Takahashi Tsuneo as the Chief Scientist. Professor Takahashi will lead all the cord blood stem cell research projects. Professor Takahashi has eras of experience in the field of regenerative medicine. In the past few decades, Professor Takahashi has established the standards of the Cryo-Cord Blood in Asia and lead a new prospective in the application and development of the cord blood industry.

It is well believes that by the joining of Professor Takahashi will convey a new development stage in the field of cord blood stem cells in Hong Kong. It will bring new opportunities for the expansion of Medisun Medical Group and the Cryolife Cord Blood Bank.

Professor Takahashi Tsuneo is committed to the field of regenerative medicine for more than 40 years (mainly in the field of stem cells and cord blood bank). Currently he serves as Chief Executive Officer of Japan LIFEBANK and Chief Scientist of Hong Kong Cryolife Cord Blood Bank (Cryolife is a members of the Medisun Group). Prof. Takashi Tsuneo graduated from the Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan with a Ph.D. degree. He became the scientist in the Red Cross of Bethesda, Maryland. He later worked at the Research center for Arthritis, Diabetes and Kidney diseases of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Professor Takahashi Tsuneo returned to Japan, became the Red Cross Hokkaido Blood Center’s Research Director in Sapporo. Professor Takahashi is not only a founding member of the International Cord Blood Bank Alliance (NETCORD), but also Director of the Tokyo Cord Blood Bank Cell Treatment Center at the University of Tokyo, Japan, and Director of Cellular Research and Development for research center for cell therapy in New York. Professor Takahashi is a Visiting Professor at a number of well-known institutions, including: Department of Cellular Processing, Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Tokyo, Head of Hematology, Tokyo University Hospital, Head of Embryonic Stem Cell Research, Faculty of Forensic Medicine, Kyoto University, Kobe University Institute of Medicine and Pathology, and Department of Medicine, Peking University, China.

Application of Cord Blood

Cord blood is originated in the fetus, and collected at the umbilical cord ligation when separated from the residual placenta. Nearly a decade of research and discovered that umbilical cord blood contain the human hematopoietic and the hematopoietic stem cells of the immune system. It can be used for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, for the treatment of more than 80 kinds of diseases. Thus, the cord blood has become an important source of hematopoietic stem cells, especially for no directly related family members. The hematopoietic stem cells is a very important human biological for treatment of diseases.

Worldwide, cord blood has been used to treat various types of Leukemia, Aplastic Anemia, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Neuroblastoma, Mucopolysaccharide disease, Thalassemia, Bone Marrow Dysplasia syndrome, Primary Immunodeficiency Disease, Chronic Granuloma and other 80 kinds of diseases.

Clinical application case

* The world’s first cord blood transplantation: In 1988, a 5-year-old French boy, suffering from Cooley’s Anemia has been treated with the cord blood transplantation and with completely recovered.
* The world’s first autologous cord blood transplantation: In 1997, a 14-month-old Brazilian girl, with autologous cord blood successfully cured Neuroblastoma.
* The world’s first double dosages of cord blood transplantation: In 2000, the Institute of Hematology of the Peking University used the world’s first double dose of cord blood transplantation for the treatment of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia with good result. Now, the patient weight of 95 kg, is having a healthy life.
* Asia’s first autologous cord blood transplantation: In 2009, Beijing Children’s Hospital, a pediatric patient using his own cord blood for the treatment of Neuroblastoma. This is the first case of autologous cord blood treatment for pediatric case. The baby is treated and being fine after the transplantation.
* China treated a youngest and light weight baby: In 2009, Shanghai Dao Pei Hospital has successfully treated a 2 months old baby only weight – 5 kg, by using the cord blood transplantation treatment for Primary Immunodeficiency Disease.
* In China, the first mother received the son’s cord blood transplantation as treatment: In 2009, Chongqing Xinqiao Hospital, a female patient suffering from an Acute Non-Lymphocytic Leukemia was treated by using her son’s umbilical cord blood, together with his husband’s bone marrow for transplantation. She was discharged from the Intensive Care Unit after one month from the transplantation. This is the first case of mother using her child’s cord blood for transplantation.

Treatment prospects

Cell therapy has been a biological way for the treatment of a number of diseases in the 21st century. At the end of May 2014, the worldwide of related clinical research on the cord blood cell therapy, registered with the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH) reached a total of 928.

CRYOLIFE Cord Blood Bank – Hong Kong’s first private cord blood bank

CRYOLIFE Cord Blood Bank is the only one in Hong Kong with the most international professional certification, and is highly recommended by gynecologist, physicians and parents. CRYOLIFE was established in 1996 to create the first private cord blood storage program in Asia. Prior to the establishment of the cord blood bank in Japan, Singapore, mainland China, Taiwan and Malaysia. Cryolife upgrades the standards in the development and research in the laboratory equipment. It is the leader in Hong Kong and Asian in the cord blood industry. CRYOLIFE has been recognized by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) since 2007 as one of the world’s first recognized AABB-approved cord blood banks, and range the first 50 in the Cord Blood Bank’s list. Continuous assessment were done in 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015 and has successfully passed the review, and gain the AABB certification until the end of 2017. The company is the only one in Hong Kong which has obtained a 10 consecutive years’ certification in the private cord blood bank. (In February 2017) Hong Kong Medisun Medical Group acquired 51% stake in CRYOLIFE Cord Blood Bank as its controlling shareholder.)

MEDISUN MEDICAL GROUP

Headquartered in Hong Kong, Headquartered in Hong Kong, the company is committed to investing in R & D and commercialization of global regenerative medicine products, as well as professional medical investment groups in top hospitals and treatment centers.

Medisun invests extensively in regenerative medicine and stem cell patented technology, including stem cell therapy for heart failure, stem cell therapy for liver disease, kidney disease, neurological diseases, cancer, AIDS, and immune cell therapy for a variety of cancers. Medisun Medical and the US Mayo Clinic, Harvard University Stem Cell Research Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Life Science Center launched a long-term cooperation program, co-investment in regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy technology. Medisun collaborates with them as the business owned holdings and holds global intellectual property rights.

The Medisun Regenerative Medical Center is located in Kowloon, Hong Kong , with 50,000 square feet of stem cell GMP production base, cancer treatment center and anti-aging center, bringing together European, Japanese, American and individual Chinese experts for rigorous professional development process by providing immune cell therapy and a variety of stem cell treatments. Medisun is also the Asian Center, a representative of the Mayo Clinic Asia service agencies. It provides Mayo remote consultation, the second diagnosis and treatment, so that Chinese patients can not enjoy the authority of the medical services. Mayo Clinic provides more than three thousand biomedical tests for the most predictable health protection for our customers’ health.

Medisun Regenerative Medicine Center (Mayo Asia Medical Service Center | Cancer Treatment Center | Anti-Aging Center)

Medisun Medical Laboratory (Hong Kong)

Source : http://www.medisun.hk/

ANEXIO Named One of the 10 Best Security Companies

ANEXIO, the leading “Desktop to Data Center” infrastructure-as-a-service company, today announced that is has been named one of the 10 best security companies in 2017 by CIO Bulletin. This recognition is due, in part, to ANEXIO’s ability to help customers securely accelerate their digital transformation by implementing a multilayered security architecture, driven by industry compliance standards, across the company’s managed services platform.

ANEXIO specializes in helping customers transition from their legacy IT environment to a more secure digital infrastructure. Companies transforming into digital enterprises typically share three characteristics:

1. Applications have become the revenue driver of their business

2. Users expect flawless experience from those applications

3. The security for these mission critical applications has become more complex

“Every day, more and more mid-market companies are becoming full-time digital enterprises,” said Tony Pompliano, ANEXIO President and CEO. “It’s an honor to receive this recognition from CIO Bulletin, but, even more importantly, it’s an honor to help our customers accelerate their digital transformation. ANEXIO is proud of the technology investments that we’ve made to help secure the experience of our digital end users against the ever-increasing security threats that all enterprises face in today’s connected world of applications, networks, data centers and hybrid clouds.”

ANEXIO understands that no two customer digital transformations are alike. Physical, logical and virtual security is woven into the fabric of ANEXIO’s offerings. The company’s phased migration process addresses the unique challenges of each customer:

1. Assessment Phase: Clarify the customer’s business objectives, understand the operational risks and then identify the migration path to the ANEXIO Cloud.

2. Decision Phase: ANEXIO experts create a comprehensive, end-to-end transition plan with special focus on security, performance, and zero downtime for the customer.

3. Implementation Phase: ANEXIO engineers work with the customer to finalize the migration schedule, provision the environment and then commence the migration to the ANEXIO cloud.

Customers interested in learning more about ANEXIO’s security portfolio or digital transformation capabilities can email info@anexio.com and request a briefing.

ABOUT ANEXIO

ANEXIO is transforming the IT industry with Desktop to Data Center solutions designed specifically for customers seeking a smooth transition from legacy IT environments to a more efficient Hybrid Cloud infrastructure. The Inc. 500 company’s Mission Critical Infrastructure strategy is anchored by eight Tier III SOC-2 certified data centers, an IT solutions center and a nationwide IP Network. ANEXIO’s offerings include colocation, networking, Cloud services, storage, disaster recovery, Managed IT and Managed VoIP. Every ANEXIO product and service is backed up by United States-based customer support. Visit www.anexio.com for more information.

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