Posts filed under “Real Estate”

Closer View of the Housing Boom

Click to see the animated changes to the map.

Source: Urban Institute

Category: Digital Media, Real Estate, Web/Tech

Housing Market Headwinds

Housing Market Headwinds John Krainer and Erin McCarthy Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.     The housing sector has been one of the weakest links in the economic recovery, and the latest data continue to show only modest improvement. One obstacle to a pickup in housing demand has been tight mortgage credit standards. Indeed,…Read More

Category: Real Estate, Think Tank

Bankers Learned All the Wrong Lessons From the Financial Crisis

Under normal circumstances, approving my mortgage application should be a no-brainer: High income, no debt, high credit score. The missus also makes a good income, has an almost-perfect credit score and has been working for the same business for 28 years. But these are not normal circumstances. Let me jump to the end: Yes, we…Read More

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

I Dare You to Try to Refinance. Go Ahead, Just Try.

The bond market seems to have had its own flash crash this week. The yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury bond dipped briefly below 2 percent, as panicked equity sellers looked for a safe place to park their cash. Treasuries, of course, are the world’s option of choice, the safest and most liquid port during…Read More

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

The $81 Million NYC View

New York’s tallest residential building, 432 Park Avenue, reached its full height on Friday, at 1,396 feet. It opens next year and the penthouse views, in all directions, are spectacular.

Category: Real Estate, Video

Category: Real Estate, Think Tank

Shiller: Housing Shows Signs of Weakness

Category: Real Estate, Video

What younger renters want & their financial constraints

Category: Real Estate, Think Tank

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