FNC: Residential Property increased 7.5% y-o-y in August

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%.

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USA House Prices up 7.8% annually in August.

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.

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RBI LRS Scheme Revised Guidelines

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.

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Apartment Vacancy Rate declined to 4.0% in Q1 2014

Demand for apartments is seemingly insatiable. Low vacancy, an improving economy and labor market, and lots of newly completed Class A properties coming online with rents higher than the market average will push asking and effective rents up by roughly 3.3% next year.

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House Prices: Graphs, Real Prices, Price-to-Rent Ratio

In real terms – and as a price-to-rent ratio – prices are mostly back to early 2000 levels.

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CNBC: USA dominates list for foreign real estate investors

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.

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U.S. Home Values Continue to Surge in August

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.

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USA Real Estate Seminar in Mumbai

For immediate publication We wish to bring you an opportunity with a difference. It is now possible for Indian investors to buy rented property in the USA though our company; homes that already have tenants and with cash flow from day one.  Further, the property will be fully managed for you. In terms of sub-section 4, of Section (6) of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), 1999, a...
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Foreign Buyers Hop on U.S. Rental Trend | Wall Street Journal

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…

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Video: Buying Property and Rents in the USA

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! Duration: 4:16 || Date: Feb 8, 2013   If the vdeo does not appear above, please click...
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USA House Prices up 8.3% Year-over-year in December

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...
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North Dakota struggles to cope with its oil-boom prosperity

To learn about how to invest in this real estate with yields of over 40%, please visit this page on our website. 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. … In...
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House Prices up 7.4% in Nov., largest annual increase since 2006

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...
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US home prices could increase up to 4.9% in 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,...
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North Dakota Investment: 40% Yield

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...
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USA House Prices increased 4.3% year-over-year

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...
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Wall Street Journal: How Rising Prices Could Boost Housing Demand in 2013

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...
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USA Housing: Inventory down 24% in mid-December

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%...
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USA Housing Inventory declines 17% in November

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...
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Redfin: House prices +5% Year-over-Year in September

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.

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