Archive for the ‘Real Estate’ Category

Housing Market Looks to Millenials

January 28th, 2015

homeownersRodney Johnson:  Housing starts in the U.S. were up 8.8% in 2014. That’s the good news.

The bad news is that the growth rate in 2014 was slower than 2013 and 2012. But that’s OK, because home builders are optimistic that 2015 will be fabulous!

They estimate single-family construction starts will zoom ahead by Read more…

Economy, Investing, Real Estate

Ocwen Financial Corp(NYSE:OCN) Avoids Suspension Of Ocwen Loan Servicing license in California

January 28th, 2015

ocwen_mortgage_modificationEffective January 23, 2015, Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC (“OLS”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Ocwen Financial Corp (NYSE:OCN), reached an agreement with the California Department of Business Oversight (the “CA DBO”), which will result in the CA DBO withdrawing its notice of hearing to suspend OLS’s license in California Read more…

Material Events, Real Estate

KBS Real Estate Investment Trust II (OTCMKTS:KBRS) Declares A Distribution To Stockholders

January 17th, 2015

Real Estate Commercial BuildingThe KBS Real Estate Investment Trust II (OTCMKTS:KBRS) board of directors declared a distribution in the amount of $0.02488493 per share of common stock to stockholders of record as of the close of business on January 29, 2015 Read more…

Investing, Material Events, Real Estate

Foreign Real Estate: More Than a Second Home

January 7th, 2015

Real Estate ForeignTed Baumann:  As I wrap up my month-long visit to my second home here at the southern end of the great African continent, my thoughts have turned to goings-on in the United States — endless political dysfunction, arrogant cops in open revolt against elected authorities, and riots in the streets. Read more…

Economy, Investing, Real Estate

Profiting In Real Estate From Market Volatility

January 6th, 2015

Real Estate for saleChad Shoop:  Real estate investing just may be the strategy you need to kick off the new year on a high note. Already, you’ve been flooded with broad predictions for what to expect from U.S. and world markets. Stocks will rise. Stocks will fall. Interest rates will rise. Oil will rise and fall. Russia will crumble. China will take over the world. Cats and dogs will live together … you get the point.
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ETF, Europe, Investing, Real Estate, Today's Top News

Is The Lagging Homebuilders Sector Ready To Lead?

November 17th, 2014

Chris Ciovacco:House   Fundamental And Technical Alignment?

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…

Real Estate

Where Is America Headed?

January 15th, 2014

america united statesIf you want to get an idea of where the rest of America is heading, just take a trip through the western half of West Virginia and the eastern half of Kentucky some time.  Once you leave the main highways, you will rapidly encounter poverty Read more…

Economy, Real Estate

The Chinese Are Buying Up Real Estate and Businesses In Detroit

July 31st, 2013

detroit citySomething very strange is happening to Detroit.  Once upon a time, it was the center of American manufacturing and it hadthe highest per capita income in the United States.  But now the city is dying and the Chinese are moving in to pick up the pieces.  Read more…

Real Estate, World News

U.S. Real Estate: 2013′s Mortgage Trend

April 22nd, 2013

realestateWith the economy recovering from its recent downturn, and the spring season coming on, it’s no surprise that many people are curious as to their current prospects for buying a home. Read more…

Real Estate

Crime Pays… At Least if You Structure it as a REIT

April 22nd, 2013

jailA reasonable person might ask why a company whose main purpose is to house prisoners would want to be thought of as a real estate entity. It turns out the answer is quite simple. Life used to be easy for private Read more…

Real Estate

Housing on the Rebound: Is it Better to Rent or Buy?

April 16th, 2013

home pricesUnlike the stock market, which is setting at record highs, the housing market has yet to recover from the depths of the last recession. While real estate sales and prices are trending higher and are clearly better off than they were Read more…

Real Estate

Homebuilder Stocks Will Soar

April 15th, 2013

homebuildersDuring the housing bubble a few years ago, I editorialized repeatedly [Alex nailed it in 2006] that the whole affair was likely to end badly for speculators, mortgage companies and – not least of all – homebuilders. It wasn’t just Read more…

Real Estate

The Blackstone Group L.P. (BX): An Alternative Way To Profit From Higher Home Prices

February 18th, 2013

home pricesSasha Cekerevac: With the recent data over the past few months showing home prices continuing to rise, many investors might believe they’ve missed the boat. The homebuilder stocks have seen a substantial increase in corporate earnings, resulting from higher home prices Read more…

Real Estate

Why Bob Toll Is Wrong About Future of Home Prices (TOL, MPW)

December 21st, 2012

Keith Fitz-Gerald: Bob Toll, Executive Chairman of Toll Brothers, recently told Reuters that home prices are going to jump 20% in 2013 and another 25-30% in 2014. Read more…

Markets, Real Estate

PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM): A Banner Year For Housing

November 16th, 2012

Sir John Templeton, perhaps the greatest contrarian investor of all time, once said: Bull markets are born on pessimism, grown on skepticism, mature on optimism and die on euphoria. The time of maximum pessimism is the best time to buy, and the Read more…

Real Estate

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