Posts filed under “Real Estate”

Housing Collateral and Entrepreneurship

Category: Real Estate, Think Tank

The Recent Boom in House Prices: Why Is This Time Different?

Category: Real Estate, Think Tank

Are American Homeowners Back to Positive Equity? (No)

American Homeowners Are Finally Returning to Positive Equity Source: Economist     Here is a fascinating albeit somewhat confusing chart: Total US residential equity relative to total mortgage debt. The problem, even misleading part about the chart is some 30% of homes are bought with no mortgage — straight up cash deals.   Continues here

Category: Real Estate

House Price Cycles in Europe

Category: Real Estate, Think Tank

Category: Credit, Real Estate

I’ll Take Manhattan (No You Won’t)

Source: Miller Samuel   Over the past few years, the combination of low rates and tight inventory has helped bid housing prices up nationally. That situation is easing as more and more inventory hits the market. As Bloomberg News reported yesterday, it looks like the days of bidding wars are waning as the supply of…Read More

Category: Credit, Real Estate

Housing Rebound Broadens the Wealth Recovery But Much More is Needed

Housing Rebound Broadens the Wealth Recovery But Much More is Needed William R. Emmons and Bryan J. Noeth St. Louis Fed, November 2013     When adjusted for inflation and growth in the number of households, however, average real net worth has recovered only 76 percent of the loss incurred between 2007 and 2009. The…Read More

Category: Real Estate, Think Tank

Stratospheric Views — and Prices — for Billionaires

A new crop of ultra-luxurious New York high rises are vying to be the next hot “it” building and are attracting billionaires from nearby as well as abroad.

See also Stratospheric Views, and Prices

Category: Real Estate, Video

WSJ Pines for the Return of Liar’s Loans

The Wall Street Journal Pines for the Return of Liar’s Loans William K. Black September 23, 2013       The Wall Street Journal’s editorial staff (WSJ) criticizes the Dodd-Frank Act and the leadership of the financial regulatory agencies.  I share many of those criticisms, but I parted company when the WSJ expressed its horror…Read More

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

Vampire REOs and Zombie Foreclosures

Click for interactive graphic Source: RealtyTrac

Category: Legal, Real Estate