Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Fed took the markets by surprise

The Fed took the markets by surprise last week when it announced it would NOT begin tapering its Treasury and mortgage bond buying. But this was just common sense. Since May, the Fed’s been hinting it could start tapering bond … Continue reading

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Multifamily Sector Booming

developers are building a lot of new apartments. But demand is more than strong enough to absorb the new supply, according to the latest from leading apartment analysts. “We are having a very stable recovery. Our fundamental look very positive, … Continue reading

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a great enterprise in the housing market

Last week’s small opportunity that could turn into a great enterprise in the housing market came from reports by a few real estate data firms. One observed that as home prices continue to increase, demand from move-up buyers does too. … Continue reading

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US construction spending up 0.6 percent in July

Spending on U.S. construction projects rose in July, led by strong gains in housing and nonresidential projects. Construction spending increased 0.6 percent in July compared with June when activity was unchanged, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. The June performance represented … Continue reading

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U.S. home prices jumped 12.4

U.S. home prices jumped 12.4 percent in July from a year earlier, reflecting a housing market that’s increasingly favoring sellers amid a tight supply of available homes for sale. Real estate data provider CoreLogic said Tuesday that home prices in … Continue reading

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Urban infill is defined

Urban infill is defined as new development that is sited on vacant or undeveloped land within an existing community, and that is enclosed by other types of development. The term “urban infill” itself  implies that existing land is mostly built-out … Continue reading

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