More New Norms for US Real Estate Market



A macro look at the U.S. and global economies indicates the US real estate markets are remaining stable and should do the same for at least six months to two years. Or until an unforeseen major economic event occurs.

The Jobless Recovery is Complete



It has been several years of watching millions of people chase the few jobs out there but that is changing in a hurry and permanently. Early November numbers indicate that 321,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy. Revisions for September and October show that 44,000 more jobs than had been estimated were actually added. […]

All is Not Well With the Employment Picture



Last Friday, the government announced that 217,000 new jobs were added to the economy. But while unemployment fell to 6.3%, the types of jobs people are doing indicates the economy is anything but robust.

FRED Chart: Mortgage Delinquency Rates Up Again, Fundamentals Favor Investors



Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the housing market. I’ve seen numerous articles in the media on how well the housing market is picking up. Many “experts” are predicting that 2013 will be the year that a housing recovery finally picks up steam. But The St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank has some interesting housing data of their own.

Why The Housing Market “Recovery” May Be Nearing It’s Peak



I was reading a very interesting article on one of my favorite research blogs, when I noticed a striking correlation between employment and housing prices that would seem to indicate that the housing market has “recovered”. However, as Bill Clinton might say, “this depends on your definition of “recovery”.”

Baby Boomers Over Age 55 More Likely To Own And Invest In Real Estate



A recent article on doctorhousingboom.com clearly demonstrates the impact that boomers are having on the housing market. Boomers between the ages of 55 and 74 are much more likely to own additional residential property besides their personal home, and while some of these homes are vacation properties, most are likely to be held for use as rental property.

QE3 – Is The FED Using Unemployment As A Cover For Another Bank Bailout?



Happy days are here again on Wall Street, which saw stocks, commodities and gold going higher immediately after the big news that the Federal Reserve will begin an open-ended program of new Quantitative Easing, known affectionately as “QE3”. But this time the Fed is going all-in with it’s biggest QE yet

An Overview Of Real Estate Investing Strategies – Short Sales



Short sales are currently one of the hottest strategies in real estate investing right now, for a variety of fundamental reasons. But the record market for short sales may be coming to an end soon, as the tax exemption for imputed income will expire at the end of this year. This means that come the dawn of 2013, home sellers will be liable for income taxes on short sales.

June Home Sales Drop Exposes Weakness In Fundamentals



In the housing sector, a drop in home sales in June is as unexpected as congress voting themselves a pay cut. It simply never happens. Traditionally June is one of the best months of the year for home sales, but the fact that June sales numbers are down after several months of increases, tends to reinforce the fact that the underlying economic fundamentals continue to weaken.

Latest Case-Schiller Index – Atlanta, Las Vegas, Hit New Lows



To sum up the latest Case-Schiller Housing Price Report, the good news is that the bad news is not quite as bad as it was. But the bad news is that Atlanta, Las Vegas, Chicago, Portland and New York have hit new lows as home prices in these cities continue a slow but steady slide.

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