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Billionaire Dumps All Real Estate Holdings

April 21st, 2014

real estateIf you were to contact a real estate agent in any major market today they’d likely advise you the market is so “hot” that if you intend on purchasing property you’d better be prepared to act fast. They’ll adamantly point out, contrary to reality, Read more…

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U.S. Housing Market Is Getting Into Trouble

April 10th, 2014

real estateMichael Lombardi: In 2013, consumer spending accounted for 67% of U.S. gross domestic product. (Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis web site, last accessed April 2, 2014.) It’s plain and simple: economic growth cannot be achieved unless Read more…

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A Quick Guide To REIT ETFs

April 1st, 2014

reitThe year 2013 has been an unusual one for the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) industry with stock prices of this special hybrid asset class seeing both highs and lows. Particularly, the concerns surrounding Read more…

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The Chinese Are On A Real Estate Buying Spree All Over America

March 31st, 2014

real estateHas the United States ever experienced a time when a foreign nation has attempted to buy up so much of our land all at once?  As you will read about in this article, the Chinese are on a real estate buying spree Read more…

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How To Turn Disappointing Housing Data Into Greater Returns

March 31st, 2014

real estateJohn Whitefoot: Since the beginning of 2012, the U.S. housing market has been considered one of the bright spots in an otherwise uneven economic environment. Between 2007 and the end of 2011, the U.S. housing market fell 33%—since then, it has rebounded, Read more…

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Why The Housing Market Is Headed For Trouble In 2014

March 24th, 2014

real estateMichael Lombardi: Compared to the past two years, the U.S. housing market will not have a great year in 2014. Read more…

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What’s Handicapping First-Time Homebuyers?

March 24th, 2014

real estateJohn Whitefoot: For months and months now we’ve been pointing to seemingly obvious economic data to prove that the U.S. housing market is in trouble because of the weak U.S. economy. Those in the “know”—economists and the real estate board—have been Read more…

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A Hot Spot For Investors?

March 18th, 2014

in focus spotlightGeorge Leong: New York City is a colossal urban jungle, but what strikes me is the surging housing market rental prices in not only Manhattan, but also the strong price appreciation in the borough of Brooklyn. Read more…

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Slowdown In The Housing Market Is Coming

March 5th, 2014

real estateMichael Lombardi:  The chart below is of the S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index, an index that tracks home prices in the U.S. housing market. As the chart shows, from their peak in 2007 to their low in late 2011, U.S. homes prices fell by about 30%. Read more…

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Why You Should Short Homebuilder Stocks

March 4th, 2014

homebuildersJohn Whitefoot:  I hate to harp on the U.S. housing market so much, but it is a major indicator of the health of the U.S. economy. Following previous recessions, investment in the U.S. housing market (NYSEARCA:IYR) increased early on and helped drive the recovery. Read more…

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Why Analysts Can’t Just Blame the Weather For Poor Housing Numbers

February 21st, 2014

real estateJohn Whitefoot: No matter where you turn, bad earnings or economic indicators are being blamed on the cold weather. Weak January car sales figures were blamed on the weather; disappointing January housing data was blamed on the weather Read more…

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Homebuilders Are Starting To Feel The Crunch

February 19th, 2014

homebuildersJohn Whitefoot: If the state of the U.S. housing market (NYSEARCA:IYR) is a key indicator on the health of the U.S. economy, things aren’t looking great. Against a backdrop of an obviously weak U.S. economy, U.S. housing prices have been rising steadily higher, beyond the reach Read more…

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The Biggest Lie About REITs

January 30th, 2014

reitIan Wyatt: Most investors incorrectly believe that REITs will perform poorly when interest rates or inflation rise. Unfortunately, this is causing most income investors to shun one of the best profit opportunities of 2014. Read more…

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Homebuilder ETFs Rise On Solid Earnings, Strong Home Prices

January 29th, 2014

homebuildersThanks to the taper, concerns have begun to build over the homebuilders market. This key segment of the economy was doing quite well, but with the prospect of higher rates, many are worried that demand for housing will slow down. Read more…

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Time To Consider A Home Improvement Retailer?

January 29th, 2014

home-buildersJohn Whitefoot: Ah, the U.S. housing market, the so-called silver lining in the U.S. recovery—but not for long, as it may be rusting. The U.S. housing numbers are in, and they aren’t spectacular. Read more…

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