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An Investor-Driven Recovery

An Investor-Driven Recovery

Investors are buying homes at a more rapid pace than ever before, and this time their investments actually make sense.  Most are buying homes below replacement cost, or at prices that allow for a reasonable rental return. Across the 167 metro areas we analyzed, investor activity rose to 29.6% of all transactions in the...
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Rental Housing Boom Set to Explode

Rental Housing Boom Set to Explode

Rental households comprise 34% of the housing stock, and are growing at the incredible rate of 1.6 million per year, while owned households are actually declining in number. This is an incredible surge in demand. In our summary of the U.S. housing market, only 20% of renters live in large buildings (20+ units), and...
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U.S. Housing Market Intelligence Report (August 2011)

U.S. Housing Market Intelligence Report (August 2011)

Categories are graded from A thru F: Economic Growth: C- (June 2011: D+) The U.S. economic recovery remains sluggish. Real GDP grew at a 1.3% pace in 2Q11, following downwardly revised growth of 0.4% in 1Q11; far below the 1.9% rate of expansion previously estimated for last quarter. We now have positive Y/Y employment...
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U.S. Housing Market Intelligence Report (June 2011)

U.S. Housing Market Intelligence Report (June 2011)

Categories are graded from A thru F: Economic Growth: D+ Trends were mixed this month, as a few metrics ticked up while the majority ticked down, resulting in a drop from C- last month to D+ this month for overall economic growth.  The employment market improved once again this month, (albeit at a less...
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