Existing Home Sales to Rise in July


We expect existing home sales to increase to between 5.10 million and 5.17 million units (SAAR)...

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Inventory Remains Low, Concentrated in Upper Value Tier


In recent years, inventory has fallen to historically low levels, reaching a national seasonally adjusted...

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Do local housing regulations impact how Millennials live?


Millennial renters in Washington, D.C. are six times more likely to live in a group house than their...

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A Landlord’s Income and Equity Returns: Methodology


Many Americans have been fortunate enough to chase a new life direction or job offer and purchase a new home...

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Recent Posts and Data

Existing Home Sales to Rise in July
August 19, 2014

We expect existing home sales to increase to between 5.10 million and 5.17 million units (SAAR) in July. This would represent an increase between 1.2 percent and 2.6 percent month-over-month. The change is driven primarily by continued market support from flat interest rates and modestly improving family incomes. On Thursday, the National Association of Realtors […]

Inventory Remains Low, Concentrated in Upper Value Tier
August 18, 2014

In recent years, inventory has fallen to historically low levels, reaching a national seasonally adjusted low of 1.28 million homes for sale down from 1.97 million homes in April 2011 – a 53.2% drop. Much of this drop can be attributed high levels of negative equity, locking homeowners into their homes. While inventory has rebounded […]

Do local housing regulations impact how Millennials live?
August 15, 2014

Millennial renters in Washington, D.C. are six times more likely to live in a group house than their peers in Boston-Cambridge, MA. Could local regulations explain the difference? Does housing demand create supply, or does supply create demand? There are no simple answers to this longstanding debate—the relationship can go in both directions. But the […]

A Landlord’s Income and Equity Returns: Methodology
August 14, 2014

Many Americans have been fortunate enough to chase a new life direction or job offer and purchase a new home without needing the equity in the previous one for the down payment. A share of these homeowners become landlords. Some would be referred to as “accidental landlords,” or those that held on to their old […]

Where Do Landlords Make the Most Money?
August 14, 2014

Historically, most Americans have sold their homes when they’re ready to move out. However, more homeowners are choosing to rent out their homes instead.  This is not only due to a combination of economic trends that make it increasingly attractive to own rental properties, but also attributable to lingering effects of the Great Recession that […]

Are We All New Urbanists Now? Examining the Movement in its Fourth Decade
August 11, 2014

New Urbanism, a philosophy of housing development and urban design that emphasizes sustainability, walkability and density, has been around since the late 1970s. The tenants of New Urbanism are often credited with the revitalization of the nation’s urban cores and the popular walkable developments offering housing, shopping and community all in one place that have […]

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