Posts filed under “Real Estate”

Expensive Cities

How Far Your Paycheck Goes, In 356 U.S. Cities


Source: NPR via Know More

Category: Digital Media, Real Estate

$100 Million Homes Are Outliers . . .

Source: National Association of Realtors   Expensive home sales have been in the news a lot these days. The Wall Street Journal wrote about a “palatially priced” mansion in Florida listed at $139 million. The Los Angeles Times featured a Beverly Hills mansion listed at $85 million — interestingly, it was built on speculation. Business…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Real Estate

Why Aren’t More Renters Becoming Homeowners?

Why Aren’t More Renters Becoming Homeowners? Andreas Fuster, Basit Zafar, and Matthew Cocci Liberty Street Economics     Recent activity in the U.S. housing market has been widely perceived as disappointing. For instance, sales of both new and existing homes were about 5 percent lower over the first half of 2014 than over the first half…Read More

Category: Real Estate, Think Tank

Case-Shiller Housing Data: % Off Highs & Lows

Bespoke: Below is a look at how much home prices have increased for each city tracked by S&P/Case-Shiller since the housing bust lows. As shown, San Francisco remains by far the biggest winner with a gain of 66%. Detroit and Las Vegas have seen the 2nd and 3rd largest increases in price at 51% and…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Real Estate

States with the Most Negative Equity in Residential Real Estate

Source: RealtyTrac   Each quarter, RealtyTrac releases its “Home Equity and Underwater Report.” According to RealtyTrac’s data, “9.1 million U.S. residential properties were seriously underwater.” Mortgages that are “seriously underwater” exceed a property’s value by at least 25 percent. They also account for 17.2 percent of all properties with a mortgage. That number decreased slightly…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Real Estate

Global House Price Index

Home sales, at least in the U.S., seem to be rising. Existing home sales in June increased to 5.04 million annualized. That number may be affected by the weather, as June sales most likely come from contracts signed after the depths of winter.

To find out if this is a global improvement, we can take a look at the International Monetary Fund’s Global House Price Index. Its data and lovely infographics give us a few interesting things to digest. (You can also use the BIS data or OECD statistics).

The first chart shows the annual percentage change in housing prices. The U.S. is 10th, and housing prices in the country are still far below (35 percent, or so) their 2006 peak.

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Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Real Estate

Home Builders Cant Find Workers? Try a Pay Raise!

Source: Morning Market Tidbits, BofA Merrill Lynch   Wage growth for construction workers is historically low; Let’s see if we can figure out why: First, home production has been relatively slow, which should be expected following a long period of overbuilding. That was the excuse from 2007 to 2010. Eight years after home building volume…Read More

Category: Real Estate, Wages & Income

Hudson Yards Construction Site: Massive Changes to NYC

New York City’s Lower West Side is in the midst of a massive transformation. In about 10 years, Hudson Yards will be home to thousands of apartments, a hundred shops, a school, and 14 acres of public space. Bloomberg’s Betty Liu had a chance to walk through the site with the man behind the project

Inside NYC’s Massive Hudson Yards Construction Site

Source: Bloomberg, July 14 2014

Category: Real Estate, Video

Category: Federal Reserve, Real Estate, Think Tank, Wages & Income

Is It Better to Buy or Rent?

Click for an interactive calculator. Source: The Upshot

Category: Digital Media, Real Estate, Research