Everything about Real Estate that does not fit into Hong Kong and China
Real Estate, World. 3 March, 2011, 21:27 Global Real Estate: Office Vacancy Rates
Out of curiosity, I looked at the vacancy rates of various office markets around the world.
Real Estate, World. 22 February, 2011, 22:27 United States: S&P/Case-Shiller Home Prices Index Continued to Drop
The latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Prices Index confirm the acceleration of a housing double dip.
Real Estate, World. 17 February, 2011, 3:03 Global Real Estate: Effectiveness of Government Intervention in General
I am not convinced that governments’ interventions in real estate markets produce desirable results, with very few exceptions I can think of.
Real Estate, World. 25 January, 2011, 22:57 United States: Housing Double-Dip Accelerates
The further drop of S&P/Case-Shiller index came as no surprise to me. It took 6 years on average for real estate market to recover from a burst of bubble.
Real Estate, World. 14 January, 2011, 22:27 Hong Kong vs. Singapore: managing liquidity driven property market
After Hong Kong learned from Singapore in curbing home prices(and failed), Singapore is doubling the effort.
Real Estate, World. 3 January, 2011, 11:07 Real Estate: Global Views in 2011
Comparing real estate markets across countries is like comparing apple with orange. But this is a challenge I am willing to take.
Real Estate, World. 22 December, 2010, 10:07 Australian Real Estate: Home prices may fall
Bascially this tells the Chinese what they should do. Enough said.
Real Estate, World. 17 November, 2010, 23:08 Slow housing market recovery in the US
The way-below-expectation Housing Start is just another manifestation of how housing recovery is going to be long and painful.
Real Estate, World. 19 October, 2010, 0:24 Housing Data better than expected
NAHB/Wells Fargo Home Builder Confidence Index rose, better than expected (with chart).
Real Estate, World. 18 October, 2010, 18:29 Foreclosuregate: Prepare for the flood of repurchase
Zerohedge obtained an internal memo of Wells Fargo (WFC.N) on handling repurchase requests.
Real Estate, World. 23 September, 2010, 15:00 US home sales better than expected, earlier losses reversed in stocks
From Bloomberg: Sales of U.S. previously owned homes rose in August to the second-lowest level on record, indicating housing remains depressed a year after the economic recovery began. Purchases of existing houses climbed to a 4.13 million annual pace, in line with the median forecast of economists surveyed by Bloomberg News and second only to [...]
Real Estate, World. 22 September, 2010, 18:00 Home Prices continue to fall in US
From Bloomberg: U.S. home prices dropped 3.3 percent in July from a year earlier, the eighth consecutive decline, as foreclosed properties flooded the market. Prices fell 0.5 percent from June, the Federal Housing Finance Agency in Washington said in a report today. Economists had projected prices to fall 0.2 percent from the previous month, based [...]