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REAL ESTATE: Analysts see prices at bottom

HUBBLE SMITH Review-Journal 23.07.2009
The increase of the current residential properties profitability since the beginning of 2009 shows that the most critical moment of the real estate crisis is may be passing. Photo by money.ibox.bg

The prices of the residential properties in Bulgaria are going down faster than the rents, so experts recommend buy to let.

Lauren Tuazon, left, new-home consultant with American West, shows Kingsbridge models Tuesday to Liawaty Ho, right, and Realtor Tania Jhayem at Coronado Ranch in Las Vegas. Photo by John Gurzinski.

Nobody wants to take heat for declaring an end to the Las Vegas housing market downturn, but local analysts don't see the market going much lower, especially in terms of prices.

REAL ESTATE: Analysts see prices at bottom

Las Vegas Review 23.07.2009

An Insider’s Look at Currencies and Commercial Housing

Chris Gaffny, CFA World Currency Watch 21.07.2009
REAL ESTATE: Analysts see prices at bottom

Las Vegas home sales surpass pace of foreclosures

An Insider’s Look at Currencies and Commercial Housing

As I write this morning, traders are loving the traditional riskier assets again. Yes, risk aversion is on the back burner once again. Investors are moving money out of the dollar and into higher-yielding currencies.

Little relief predicted soon for mature real estate debt

Gabe Nelson Crains's Detroit Business 20.07.2009
Real estate: Are prices at the bottom?

A smattering of construction workers amble around the Jumeirah Lake TowersJumeirah Lake TowersJumeirah Lakes Towers development in Dubai, but the roads are somnolent and the ubiquitous desert dust wafts around the development, undisturbed by human habitation.

Little relief predicted soon for mature real estate debt

The mad scramble to raise cash and refinance mature commercial real estate debt will continue to be a struggle for investors during at least the next year, experts predict.

Real Estate: Have we finally hit bottom?

BOB & DONNA McWILLIAMS HometownAnnapolis 20.07.2009

Commercial Loans Failing at Rapid Pace

LINGLING WEI and MAURICE TAMMAN The Wall Street Journal 20.07.2009
Real Estate: Have we finally hit bottom?

When looking at the general health of the housing market, there are two important numbers to consider. First, what are homes selling for - are prices going up or going down? Second, what is the sheer number of homes being sold? In this week's column, we'll look at the latter. If the total number of homes being sold begins to show signs of growth, that can be a precursor to improving home prices and an overall strengthening in the housing market.

Commercial Loans Failing at Rapid Pace

U.S. banks have been charging off soured commercial mortgages at the fastest pace in nearly 20 years, according to an analysis by The Wall Street Journal. At that rate, losses on loans used to finance offices, shopping malls, hotels, apartments and other commercial property could reach about $30 billion by the end of 2009.

Investors on negative equity to cut losses

Parag Deulgaonkar Emirates Business 247 20.07.2009
Investors on negative equity to cut losses

Investors sitting on considerable negative equity, especially those who have purchased units in the Northern Emirates during the first half of 2008, face a real danger, according to an analyst.

Unknown Chinese cities tipped for boom

A number of relatively unknown Chinese cities are set for a property boom as the country's real estate recovery gets underway, according to analysts.

A time of ‘great opportunity’

Evelyn Lee NJBIZ 14.07.2009

'Fresno' tells story of foreclosure crisis

Mike Osegueda The Fresno Bee 13.07.2009
[Christina Mazza]

Longtime Grubb & Ellis executive leaves to open a new office that caters to underserved N.J. market

'Fresno' tells story of foreclosure crisis

When filmmaker Stephen Payne wanted to make a documentary examining America's housing crisis, he turned to Fresno.

What Really Caused The Real Estate Bubble?

Economist's View 09.07.2009
Don’t Expect a V-Shaped Recovery in Real Estate Prices

Anyone who knows me is aware that I have a unique perspective on real estate. My family is in the commercial real estate business and I worked in the business for a number of years before becoming a securities analyst.

What Really Caused The Real Estate Bubble?

What exactly caused the collective irrational behavior that led to real estate prices rising to unsustainable levels? That is the question that Harvard economist Ed Glaeser and University of Oregon economist Mark Thoma attempt to answer. See the following post from Economist's View for their hypotheses.

Brookfield could use renewable power sale to fund real estate investments: analyst

TORONTO — Brookfield Renewable Power Inc. is giving no specific details about how it will use $945 million from the sale of its Canadian business, but one analyst says the company may use the money to fund real estate investments and other "opportunistic transactions."

How Real Estate Agents Can Generate Quality Leads Inexpensively

RISMEDIA, July 3, 2009-After writing an article recently about ranking lead quality, I received many questions about joint venture relationships. In the article, I ranked joint venture leads as being the second-best lead you could generate.

The real estate short sale dilemma

Michael Robinson Examiner 03.07.2009
The real estate short sale dilemma

Unless you've been shipwrecked on a desert island, you are aware that the housing market is in the doldrums. Even though the Denver market is faring better than other areas, the average price of an existing home keeps sinking. However, one part of the real estate market has recently swelled:

ANALYSIS-Tepid recovery seen for Canada's housing market

TORONTO, July 1 (Reuters) - The worst of Canada's housing market woes appear to be past but the sector's rebound will be tenuous as a rise in mortgage rates and high unemployment limit the recovery in prices and sales.

 
Experts disagree over which country will emerge first from the global real estate downturn

Real estate analysts are now looking ahead to a recovery in global property markets but few agree on where the green shoots might appear first.

 
 

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