Posted by Staff Editor on Oct 10th, 2014
The year-over-year (YoY) change was the same in August as in July, with the 100-MSA composite up 7.5% compared to August 2013. In general, for FNC, the YoY increase has been slowing since peaking in February at 9.4%.
Posted by Rohit on Sep 10th, 2014
USA rents accelerate, rising 6.3% annually. Asking prices rose 7.8% year-over-year. At the local level, asking prices rose year-over-year in 96 of the 100 largest U.S. metros.
Posted by Rohit on Aug 9th, 2014
In a recent circular [RBI/2014-15/132 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.5] the RBI has raised the remittance limit up to US$ 125,000 per individual, per year and removed the restriction against the purchase of property.
Posted by Rohit on Mar 26th, 2014
In real terms – and as a price-to-rent ratio – prices are mostly back to early 2000 levels.
Posted by Rohit on Jan 7th, 2014
A new survey shows that while London was one for foreign investors, the rest of the top five cities were all in the USA. The survey said the U.S. is the “stable and secure” country for real-estate investment “by a wide margin.” The U.S. is also the top market when it comes to capital appreciation and for future real-estate purchases.
Posted by Rohit on Nov 19th, 2013
CRE prices gain traction across all property types during Third Quarter 2013 despite uncertainty over economic policy.
Posted by Staff Editor on Sep 23rd, 2013
A majority (85 percent) of the 382 metros covered in August experienced annual home value appreciation. Among the 30 largest metro areas covered by Zillow, 20 saw annual appreciation of 10 percent or more.
Posted by Staff Editor on Mar 23rd, 2013
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Posted by Rohit on Feb 20th, 2013
The business of buying-and-renting houses, long dominated by local mom-and-pop investors, has morphed over the past two years into one of the hottest investments on Wall Street. Dozens of pension investors and private-equity firms, such as Blackstone Group LP and Colony Capital LLC, are clamoring to buy homes in beaten-up markets, sometimes using money from foreign co-investors… “We are buying the houses up, and I’d say unashamedly at very, very cheap prices, but I don’t see much of us crowding out other home buyers,” said Mr. Dixon of US Masters…
Posted by Rohit on Feb 11th, 2013
Marcus & Millichap Sr. Director of Research, Hessam Nadji, on property buyers and rents in the USA. Lots of good information here including his perspective on apartment buildings!
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Posted by Staff Editor on Feb 7th, 2013
Corelogic | February 05, 2013
Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased on a year-over-year basis by 8.3 percent in December 2012 compared to December 2011. This change represents the biggest increase since May 2006 and the 10th consecutive monthly increase in home prices nationally. On a month-over-month basis, including distressed sales, home prices increased by 0.4 percent...
Posted by Staff Editor on Jan 29th, 2013
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North Dakota struggles to cope with its oil-boom prosperity
Article by: PAM LOUWAGIE , Star Tribune: January 26, 2013 – 10:32 PM
The oil boom has meant explosive growth for North Dakota, but life there can be frustrating and lonely, as well as lucrative.
Posted by Rohit on Jan 20th, 2013
CoreLogic: House Prices up 7.4% Year-over-year in November, Largest increase since 2006
Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased on a year-over-year basis by 7.4 percent in November 2012 compared to November 2011. This change represents the biggest increase since May 2006 and the ninth consecutive increase in home prices nationally on a year-over-year basis. On a...
Posted by Rohit on Jan 9th, 2013
US home prices could increase by up to 4.9% in 2013
by RAY CLANCY on JANUARY 1, 2013
A nationwide panel of more than 100 professional forecasters in the United States expects home prices to rise 3.1% in 2013 after finishing 2012 up more than 4.6%. The findings from the December 2012 Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey reflect growing optimism in the housing market.
The survey of 105 economists,...
Posted by Rohit on Jan 2nd, 2013
Bakken Shale Driving US Oil Production Growth
The oil boom in North Dakota has created worldwide attention. Production figures released by the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division (OGD) indicate that output in the state, primarily from the Bakken Shale, passed the half a million barrel per day (bpd) mark in November 2011. Analysts were eager to note that this put North Dakota ahead of OPEC member...
Posted by Rohit on Dec 30th, 2012
Bill McBride from Calculated Risk blog provides excellent commentary and data on the US economy, labor markets, and housing. The following is excerpted from his post with the full link below.
Summary for Week ending Dec 28th
by Bill McBride on 12/29/2012 08:03:00 AM
New home sales increased to 377,000 in November and are on pace to increase 18%+ in 2012. This was a solid annual increase, and...
Posted by Rohit on Dec 19th, 2012
2013: How Rising Prices Could Boost Housing
The Wall Street Journal
December 18, 2012, 8:00 AM
Home prices finally hit a bottom in 2012. So will 2013 be the year of recovery or relapse? This is the second in a series of blog posts about where housing is headed next year.
Potential buyers now have something they haven’t had in a long time: urgency (save for a few months when the government was...
Posted by Rohit on Dec 18th, 2012
Housing: Inventory down 24% year-over-year in mid-December
by Bill McBride on 12/18/2012 08:56:00 AM
Inventory declines every year in December and January as potential sellers take their homes off the market for the holidays. That is why it helps to look at the year-over-year change in inventory.
According to the deptofnumbers.com for (54 metro areas), overall inventory is down 23.9%...
Posted by Rohit on Nov 15th, 2012
October 2012 Real Estate Data
Released – 11/14/2012
The total U.S. for-sale inventory of single family homes, condos, townhomes and co-ops (SFH/CTHCOPS) dropped to its lowest point since 2007, with 1.674 million units for sale in November, down 16.87 percent compared to a year ago and more than 45 percent below its peak of 3.1 million units in September 2007, when Realtor.com began...
Posted by Rohit on Oct 13th, 2012
Redfin today released its Real-Time Home Price Tracker for September 2012, showing an annual price gain of 5 percent across 19 major U.S. markets…. The reported 29.3% year-over-year decrease in inventory is similar to other sources and is a key driver for the year-over-year price increase.