Monthly Archives: May 2014

Bubble or not?

From the Washington Post: Why homes are hitting bubble-era prices without bubble-era headaches Home values in a few states have surpassed the price peaks reached during the housing boom, but that doesn’t mean a return to the days of frothy … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, Housing Recovery, National Real Estate | 117 Comments

Home prices continue to rise in NJ

From the Otteau Group: NJ Home Prices Increase for the 6th Consecutive Quarter The combined effects of pent-up home purchase demand and tight inventory levels are causing continuing home price increases in New Jersey. Median home prices in the state … Continue reading

Posted in Housing Recovery, New Jersey Real Estate | 171 Comments

Housing market awash in cash – what recession?

From HousingWire: It’s official: The investors are back Tighter credit standards may be squeezing out the average buyer, but that just means that there are more properties available for investors. And investors are capitalizing on the increasing supply more frequently … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Housing Recovery | 126 Comments

What if the millennials actually want to own?

Posted in Demographics, Economics | 117 Comments

Rent vs Buy debate continues

From the WSJ: The New Math of Renting vs. Buying Buying a home has long been part of the American dream. But rising prices have made renting less expensive in many places. People often aspire to own a home for … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, National Real Estate | 137 Comments

Black Knight sees distressed housing improvement

From HousingWire: Black Knight: Negative equity, distressed loans falling Home prices have risen over the past two years and many distressed loans have worked their way through the system, the percentage of Americans in negative equity positions on their mortgage … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Foreclosures | 115 Comments

Housing has Buffett stumped

From CNBC: Housing recovery slower than I thought: Buffett Warren Buffett told CNBC he’s surprised that housing is not that strong yet. “The pickup in housing has been slower than I would have anticipated,” the Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Housing Recovery, National Real Estate | 29 Comments

Ok, maybe I’m a little bit worried

From the NY Post: Uptown rental market is so hot, this guy made $24 million flipping buildings he bought two years ago A major New York City landlord is cashing in on the raging rental market uptown. Treetop Development, a … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Housing Bubble | 138 Comments

Flipping? Huh?

From HousingWire: Looking for a 30% profit? Flip a house Despite the percentage of flipped homes shrinking to 3.7% of the total homes sold, the profits from flipping a house are up to 30%. The share of flipped house sales … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Housing Recovery, National Real Estate, New Development | 109 Comments