Real Estate

United States

Foreclosures aren’t just for subprime buyers anymore

Chuck Dayton put down a quarter of the $950,000 purchase price when he bought his house in Newport Beach, Calif., in 2004. He was making $500,000 a year with his drywall company and he expected home values to keep rising.

Report Shows 21% Of Homeowners Owe More On Mortgage Than Home Is Worth

Washington, D.C. (AHN) - U.S. home values marked their ninth consecutive quarter of declines leaving 21 percent of all Americans owing more money on their mortgage than their homes were worth.

Despite Signs to the Contrary, Real Estate Will Get Worse

Warren Buffett said that the real estate business his company Berkshire Hathaway owns is seeing a small improvement in housing demand. The National Association of Realtors seemed to confirm his observations when it announced that the index for pending home sales went up in March. This data helped send the stock market higher as it stays true to form by rising on the most modest news.

Fed throws TALF lifeline to commercial real estate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve on Friday threw the battered commercial property sector a lifeline by granting it access to an emergency program set up last year to unlock credit markets frozen by a global financial crisis.

Former Real Estate CEO Now Focuses Energy in New Area

Joan Verdon istockanalyst 30.04.2009
Former Real Estate CEO Now Focuses Energy in New Area

Apr. 29--When Wayne resident Tony Marano retired as chief executive officer of the Americas for commercial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield, he figured he'd play a lot of golf. Then he saw the light -- or, rather, a way to harness an office building's light and energy use -- and thought it was too good of an opportunity to pass up.

AMB Property Posts Negative FFO in Q1; Backs FY09 EPS, FFO Guidance

(RTTNews) - Tuesday, AMB Property Corp. (AMB: News ) announced a loss for the first quarter compared to a profit a year ago, hurt by impairment losses and lower revenue. The company posted negative Funds From Operations compared to a positive FFO in the same quarter last year. Further, the company re-affirmed its full year FFO and earnings per share outlook.

The Real Estate Market is Back!

Ruhl&Ruhl Quad-Cities Online 22.04.2009

For Housing Crisis, the End Probably Isn’t Near

DAVID LEONHARDT The New Yok Times 22.04.2009
The Real Estate Market is Back!

After six months of wondering if we would ever sell another house, the real estate market is back! Hallelujah!

For Housing Crisis, the End Probably Isn’t Near

The closest thing to a real estate crystal ball in the last few years has been the house auctions that are regularly held around the country.

The Household Initiative Plan to Rescue Real Estate

D H Smith citizen economists 21.04.2009
Surprise Suprise - Federal Reserve Succumbing to Commercial Real Estate Lobbying

Indeed word now leaking that the Federal Reserve is succumbing to the commercial real estate lobbying group and instead of doing 3 year loans they will now do 5 year loans to some of the most financially well off in the country.

The Household Initiative Plan to Rescue Real Estate

Here’s a new plan for America’s housing problem called the Household Initiative Plan. It’s called that because of all the plans out there it is the only one that asks little of the Treasury, Federal Reserve, or other government agencies besides non-interference in what millions of responsible householders could do for themselves on their own initiative.

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