Posts filed under “Real Estate”

Main Residential Markets Worldwide

Source: World Property Journal

Category: Real Estate

Changes in the Home Loan Process

A reader who happens to be a mortgage loan originator send along this awesome graphic. To me, it calls bullshit on the WSJ article I referenced this morning by sending along the following flow chart along detailing the “massive changes about to be unleashed upon real estate industry. Or not . . .   click for…Read More

Category: Credit, Real Estate, Really, really bad calls, Regulation

Oh, No! Disclosure is Going to Mess Up Housing Sales!

Starting Saturday, the real-estate industry will be subject to new disclosure rules, courtesy of the Dodd-Frank law and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Lenders will be required to make transparent and complete disclosure of the terms of mortgages — including all costs and fees. This information was sorely lacking during the boom in the 2000s. Residential…Read More

Category: Credit, Real Estate, Regulation

Private Equity Buying Troubled Home Mortgages

Source: Dealbook

Category: Real Estate

The World’s Smartest, Greenest, Most Connected Office Building

The Edge, in Amsterdam, is officially the greenest office building in the world. It’s also the testing ground for a radical, highly connected new way of working, where employees have no set workspaces and can dial in their individual climate and lighting preferences via an app. Businessweek’s Tom Randall got a first-hand look at the inner workings of this office of the future.

See the World’s Greenest Office Building: The Edge

Source: Bloomberg, September 23, 2015

Category: Real Estate, Video

Housing Highlights From the 2014 ACS

Category: Real Estate, Think Tank

Trump’s Wealth? Better Off Doing Nothing

Astonishing: Trump understates his early wealth as much as he overstates his present wealth. He says when he started out he was worth “about $200,000” but he’s just burnishing his brand. A son of a real estate mogul, he’s in no position to spin a “rags to riches” yarn. By saying he was worth $200,000…Read More

Category: Politics, Real Estate, Really, really bad calls

What Does the Average Rent Get You?

Source: Visual Capitalist

Category: Markets, Real Estate

The Most Expensive Real Estate Markets in the World

San Francisco should be in here, depending upon how its defined: The greater Bay Area is about $1,000 a square foot, but if you take the city proper, its on par with NY/London/Paris.   also Source: Jackson Rowe

Category: Digital Media, Real Estate, Valuation

A Closer Look at New Housing

Source: Calculated Risk We interrupt this crash and recovery for a brief word about the economy, in particular residential real estate and new home sales. This is an area of the economy I have been studying and writing aboutfor decades. New home sales were reported earlier this week; they are a component of gross domestic product…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Real Estate