Archive for the ‘NYSE:IYR’ Category

If The American Dream Is To Own A Home, Then It Hasn’t Been In Worse Shape Since 1967

July 29th, 2015

solar-homesThanks to the “Obama recovery”, the rate of homeownership in the United States has fallen to the lowest level in 48 years.  Read more…


Pending Home Sales Plunge Most Since 2013, Holdout Buyers Blamed

July 29th, 2015

real estateTyler Durden:  Following new home sales disappointment, pending home sales dropped 1.8% in June (missing expectations of a 0.9% rise) for the biggest drop since Dec 2013. Read more…


iShares Needs To Trim Fees On These 3 ETFs

July 28th, 2015

expense ratio feesDavid Fabian:  One of the reasons I love exchange-traded funds is the majority of the industries’ assets are concentrated in products with very low fees. Sure there are a few rogue funds out there with 2%+ expense ratios, but these are primarily relegated to the black corners of obscurity. Read more…


Undervalued REITs To Consider For Your Portfolio

July 28th, 2015

reitLawrence Meyers:  There are many ways to value a real estate investment trust (REIT). One of the methods is to examine the net asset value of the REIT. The net asset value, or NAV, is often calculated incorrectly, so it’s worth clearly defining it. Read more…


New Homes Sales Highest Since February 2008

June 23rd, 2015

real estateDoug Short:  This morning’s release of the May New Homes Sales from the Census Bureau at 546K was 21K above forecast, with the previous month an upward revision. The forecast was for 525K sales, which would have been a 3.8% Read more…


New Residential Building Permits Rise 10.1% In April

May 19th, 2015

homebuildersDoug Short: The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development have now published their findings for April new residential building permits. Read more…


Too Many Houses, Not Enough Jobs

February 24th, 2015

real estateJohn Rubino: Today’s existing home sales report was down another 4.9% to an annual rate of 4.82 million units, the lowest in nearly a year. And this, remember, is in the sixth year of a recovery with reported unemployment below 6% and the Fed preparing Read more…


This Housing Chart Destroys The Arguments Of The Economic Optimists

February 1st, 2015

real estateDid you know that the rate of homeownership in the United States has fallen to a 20 year low?  Did you know that it has been falling consistently for an entire decade?  For the past couple of years, the economic optimists Read more…


Prepare For Property Prices To Fall Globally

January 6th, 2015

real estateGoldCore: At the start of the New Year, there are increasing signs that the recovery seen in property prices in many cities in western countries — namely New York and other U.S. cities, and Dublin, London and other UK cities — is beginning to peter out. Read more…


Are The Chinese Taking Over U.S. Housing?

December 5th, 2014

real estateIan Wyatt: Every homeowner in America knows that the housing market is bouncing back. Look no further than the 5.6% increase in home prices in the last year. But it may surprise you to learn that it isn’t the typical American that’s bidding up home prices. Read more…


Solid REIT Stocks For Your Long Term Portfolio

November 15th, 2014

reitLawrence Meyers: Three different REITs, three different sectors.  All in great shape with limited downside. Read more…


Spooky Signs For The Housing Market

October 31st, 2014

real estateMike Larson: Today is Halloween here in the U.S. A time for trick-or-treating, gorging on candy and sweets, scaring the heck out of your kids, and otherwise enjoying the beautiful fall season. Our neighborhood is having a party tonight, Read more…


Does This Look Like A Housing Recovery To You?

October 28th, 2014

real estateWe just learned that the homeownership rate in the United States has fallen to the lowest level in 19 years.  But of course this is not a new trend.  As you will see in this article, the homeownership rate in the United States Read more…


U.S. Homeownership Rate Drops To 1983 Levels

October 28th, 2014

real estateTyler Durden: The last time US homeownership declined down to 64.4% (which the Census Bureau just reported is what US homeownership declined to from 64.7% in Q2), was back in the fourth quarter of 1983. Read more…


A Quick Investor Guide To REIT ETFs

October 27th, 2014

real estateReal estate investment trust (REIT) investors who sulked last month due to weak performance should cheer up now. This is because, contrary to consensus expectations, benchmark treasury yields have been coming down. Read more…


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