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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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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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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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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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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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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Warren Buffet on the USA Housing Market

Warren Buffett makes several key USA housing points in the Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder meeting: Housing completions have been at record lows; there are currently more households being formed than new housing units completed, and this is decreasing the excess supply; the excess supply will be “sopped up” at different rates across the country; housing is a key reason for the sluggish economy (not the only reason).

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US Housing Among Most Attractive Assets In The World

The housing market in the south of the United States is among the most attractive asset classes in the world, Marc Faber, the editor of the Gloom Boom & Doom Report, told CNBC on Friday, because while homebuilder stocks had rallied, property prices hadn’t moved much. “If you look at the supply of homes, new construction, and you compare it to immigration into the United States, to the growth of the population, then these markets are very attractive from a longer term perspective,” Faber told Bernie Lo on CNBC’s Straight Talk.

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USA House Prices: Nominal, Real, and Price-to-Rent Values

Below are three graphs from Calculated Risk showing nominal prices (as reported), real prices and a price-to-rent ratio: Nominal House Prices The first graph shows the quarterly Case-Shiller National Index SA (through Q3 2011), and the monthly Case-Shiller Composite 20 SA and CoreLogic House Price Indexes (through September) in nominal terms (as reported). Real House Prices The second graph shows...
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US Real Estate: Smart diversification option for HNI Indians

The reason is perhaps not hard to come by. Rohit Prakash, President – American Full House LLC says, “In the last few years property prices in India have risen significantly. Investors who invested at the lows in India have gained from this rise. They are now looking at booking profits and investing in other assets that are available at reasonable valuations. The US real estate market is one such avenue where prices are currently at the lower end of the range with potential for strong upside. In addition, while smaller investors may be hard pressed to find good properties at $100,000 in India very easily today, there are quite a few such opportunities in the US.”

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Las Vegas: Best place to buy a home and rent it out

The housing market in Las Vegas may continue to struggle, but for investors, the city is the best place to buy a home and rent it out, a new report revealed on Monday. HomeVestors of America and Local Market Monitor released its list of best markets to invest in rental property, and Las Vegas came out on top… That means investors can buy homes at low prices and have a sizable pool of renters from which to choose… The return could be short-term (the cash flow attained by renting out the property), long-term (the appreciation of the property over time) or both, he said. The risks include future potential home-price drops in the market.

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Rents Rise, Vacancies Go Down

Vacancy rates are falling fast (the excess supply is being absorbed). The falling vacancy rate is pushing push up effective rents. Note: The excess housing supply includes both apartments, condominiums, and single family homes. A record low number of multi-family units will be completed this year (2011). Only 8,700 apartments came on the market in Q1 (in the Reis survey area).

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Miami Renters Fuel a Boom

When the real estate market collapsed five years ago, this city’s downtown soon became an emblem of the worst excesses of the building boom. Glittering new towers sat mostly vacant.

Those towers are filling up much sooner than some analysts predicted. The new arrivals, mostly renters, are spurring the establishment of restaurants, bars and shops.

Condo sales here began surging after property owners slashed prices about two years ago, sometimes by 50% or more. … Fewer than 4,000 out of the 22,000 new units built since 2003 remain unsold, according to Condo Vultures.

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Buying Real Estate in the USA as a Foreigner

Foreign residents can buy and own USA property directly, but many investors prefer to own through a holding company, an LLC (limited liability company) usually set up in a tax friendly state like Texas, Delaware, or Nevada. In order to own property and collect rents or proceeds from sales, foreigners need to obtain a US Tax ID number and set up a bank account – both of which are easy once...
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Apartments: Increased Occupancy, Rents, and Net Income

April 26, 2011 From the Associated Estates Realty Corp (AEC) conference call, an apartment REIT in IN, OH, MI and PA (ht Calculated Risk): Looking at certain performance metrics throughout our portfolio, we continue to see residents staying longer – on average, 18 months. Also, it has been well publicized, households have a greater propensity to rent versus own as renting allow for...
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Price-to-Rent Ratio (Owners Equivalent Rent)

This graph shows the price to rent ratio. The Composite price-to-rent index is just above the May 2009 levels, and the CoreLogic index is back to January 2000. Owners’ Equivalent Rent (OER) is at about the same level as two years ago – so the price-to-rent ratio has followed changes in house prices since then. Rents have been increasing again, so the OER will likely show an increase...
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USA rents could rise 10%

Renters beware: Double-digit rent hikes may be coming soon. Already, rental vacancy rates have dipped below the 10% mark, where they had been lodged for most of the past three years. “The demand for rental housing has already started to increase,” said Peggy Alford, president of Rent.com. “Young people are starting to get rid of their roommates and move out of their...
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House Prices: Price-to-rent, Price-to-median Household Income

There is no perfect gauge of “normal” house prices. Changes in house prices depend on local supply and demand. However I’ve found the three most useful measures of house prices are 1) real house prices, 2) the house price-to-rent ratio, and 3) the house price-to-median household income ratio. These are just general guides, but they are still useful (these are national numbers,...
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Double-digit rent hikes are on the way

Apartment dwellers could be facing double-digit rent increases in the coming years as a shortage of new multifamily units coupled with a rise in prime renter-age households gives landlords clout they haven’t see since the mid-1990s, development experts said Thursday. “Demand pressures are building. It’s not bad today because rents have been down the last two years,” said William McLaughlin, an executive vice president with AvalonBay Communities (NYSE:AVB) in the Northeast. “But it feels a lot like 1992, when we were coming out of a deep recession … and we ended up seeing double-digit rent increases after that,” he said.

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