Only a Few Bubble Signs Brewing

Affordability is the only sign of a bubble right now. By John Burns, CEO, John Burns Consulting Once again, we have completed our annual housing bubble check-in. Assessing the criteria that 73 industry executives identified in 2013, we found three qualitative signs of a bubble, two signs of a...

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Dubai May Have Another Tough Year

While Dubai’s property market for 2017 looks a little rough, a recovery is predicted. by Peter Gilmour, REAL Trends chief foreign correspondent  The real estate industry in the United Arab Emirates and the city of Dubai, in particular, is in for another tough year, according to credit rating...

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What Does Tomorrow Look Like?

REAL Trends is frequently asked what valuations may look like one to five years down the road.  Our standard answer is, ‘It’s hard to know.’ Why this is so is what we will discuss here. By Steve Murray, publisher  Prior the entry of NRT/Realogy and HomeServices of America (circa 1997), valuations...

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Homes with Blue Bathrooms Sell for $5,400 More than Expected

For-sale listings with cool, neutral wall colors sell for more money, according to Zillow analysis; homes with white, yellow or red wall colors can sell for less than expected A fresh coat of paint in the right color may help sell a home for more money. According to a Zillow analysis, homes with...

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Home Flipping Loan Volume at 9-year High

 ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s largest multi-sourced property database, today released its Q1 2017 U.S. Home Flipping Report, which shows that 43,615 single family homes and condos were flipped — sold in an arms-length transfer for the second time within a 12-month period —...

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