Posts Tagged ‘real estate’

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 Homes Sales Surprise Forecast

May 26th, 2015

real estateDoug Short:  This morning’s release of the April New Homes Sales from the Census Bureau at 517K was 7K above forecast, with the previous month an upward revision. Read more…


Homebuilder ETFs Piling Up Gains On Upbeat Earnings

February 2nd, 2015

homebuildersThe homebuilding space has been on a tear to start 2015 on steady economic growth, a healing job market, growing consumer confidence, moderating home prices and, of course, low interest rates prevailing in the U.S.  To add to the excitement, Read more…


CEF Spotlight: The Cohen and Steers Quality Income Realty Fund

January 20th, 2015

in focus spotlightMichael Fabian:  With interest rates falling most of 2014, one of the natural benefactors of cheap financing and high liquidity continue to be real estate investment trusts.  Steady gains are stealthily making their way through local real estate markets 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…


What Makes REIT Dividends So Special?

November 16th, 2014

dividends1Steve Mauzy:  Many REITs offer a unique opportunity to manage your cash stream, especially if you understand their dividend composition.  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…


Is This Lagging Sector Ready To Lead?

November 13th, 2014

real estateChris Ciovacco: From a probability perspective, the best investment ideas tend to be those with improving fundamentals and improving technicals (charts). On the fundamental side, the news has been improving for homebuilders. Read more…


Why The Housing Market Points To A Very Weak 2015 Economy

November 3rd, 2014

real estateMichael Lombardi: The chart below shows us that between April and August of this year, home prices in the U.S. declined. The S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index is only released 60 days after each month’s end, so while data for September 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…


Mortgage Purchase Applications Plunge To 19-Year Lows

October 29th, 2014

dataTyler Durden: Realistically what is there to say about a so-called ‘housing recovery’ when the volume of applications for home purchases is the lowest since August 1995. 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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